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Self-drive Mexico: Discover the Yucatan Peninsula

13 days from £1,492pp

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Self-drive Mexico: Discover the Yucatan Peninsula

13 days from £1,492pp

Price excludes international flights at the beginning and end of the trip

 

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Mexico is ideal for independent exploration by self-drive car hire, particularly in the Yucatán peninsula and along the Caribbean coast. Your point-to-point itinerary planned out for you, with hotel reservations made in advance and maps provided, so you can explore the Mayan ruins and colonial towns at leisure..

Here, you’ll find vestiges of the once supreme Maya civilisation. Sites replete with temples and pyramids festooned with sacred carvings were, once abandoned, swallowed up by a rapacious jungle but are now gradually being revealed. The best known sites, Chichén Itzá, Uxmal and Tulum are easily accessible; smaller, less well-known sites are always close to minor roads and with your own car you can explore at will.

You’ll also visit graceful Spanish colonial towns with their friendly Maya inhabitants. Markets, restaurants and entertainments flourish here. 

At your beach hotel base on the soft-sand Caribbean coast at tranquil Tulum village there is time to laze on the beach and take part in water sports or visit nearby resort towns.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Cancún. Transfer to your hotel, collect hire car.

Day 2

Drive to Mayan archaeological site at Chichén Itzá. Overnight.

Day 3

Drive to Mérida, lively colonial and Mayan city; 3 nights.

Day 4

At leisure in the city or optional drive to Uxmal.

Day 5

At leisure or drive to Celestún on the Gulf coast.

Day 6

Drive to Campeche; 2 nights.

Day 7

At leisure in this Spanish colonial city.

Day 8

Drive to Xpujil; 2 nights.

Day 9

Visit local Mayan sites and Calakmul.

Day 10

Drive to Tulum on the Caribbean coast; 3 nights.

Days 11-12

At leisure on the beach in the shadow of Tulum ruins; optional trips in the vicinity.

Day 13

Drive to Cancún and drop off car at airport; take international flight home.

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What our experts say

This is one of our best value holidays to Mexico and is sure not to disappoint. With the freedom of self-drive you will circumnavigate the whole Yucatán Peninsula visiting Mayan sites, stopping to sit and watch the locals going about their daily lives and diving into crystal clear cenotes. We have designed this holiday so that you can absorb as much culture and landscape as possible in less than two weeks. And we’ve even scheduled in some time in Tulum at the end of your trip so you can dip your driver-tired feet into the beautiful Caribbean Sea and relax before your flight home. Plus you can drive to the remote site of Calakmul, where some people have been lucky enough to spot the elusive jaguar.

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Included in this holiday

Tulum
Places visited

 
Yucatán Self-drive
Things to do

 
Beachscape Villas at Kin Ha
Accommodation

 

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