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Mexico Yucatan Self-Drive Honeymoon

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Are you ready to take the wheel and journey across the plains of the Yucatán Peninsula? During this 9-day trip, you will drive to some of the most romantic beaches on the Yucatán peninsula. This includes nights in gorgeous Tulum, the lagoon of Bacalar, and top-notch accommodation at Chichen Itza and Uxmal. This honeymoon tour is perfect for couples looking for soft adventure, some peace and quiet ...

Are you ready to take the wheel and journey across the plains of the Yucatán Peninsula? During this 9-day trip, you will drive to some of the most romantic beaches on the Yucatán peninsula. This includes nights in gorgeous Tulum, the lagoon of Bacalar, and top-notch accommodation at Chichen Itza and Uxmal. This honeymoon tour is perfect for couples looking for soft adventure, some peace and quiet and unique experiences.

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Bienvenidos a Cancun!

Arrive in sunny Cancun ready to begin your Yucatan honeymoon! Receive your rental car at the airport and drive the short trip to your hotel. Take some time this evening to relax, soak up some Cancun sun and enjoy your first night in Mexico!

Visited:
Cancún
Accomodation
Night at Ramada (Cancún)

Day 2: Climb the Pyramids of the Black Jaguar

Leave Cancun and head deep into Mayan Territory. It’s possible to travel to Ek Balam where you can still climb the incredible Mayan Pyramids. Sit at the top and enjoy the breathtaking views of the jungle. Have lunch in Valladolid, a peaceful, colonial town with a charming historic centre. Appreciate the pretty pastel coloured houses, while eating an ice cream. After, head towards the famous Chichén Itzá and spend your evening relaxing in the gardens of your hotel.

Accomodation
Oka'an (Chichén-Itzá)

Day 3: Marvel at Chichén Itzá

This joumorning explore one of the 7 Modern Wonders of the World. Chichén Itzá was built by the Maya, and then reorganized by the Toltecs, Chichen Itza symbolises the unification of both religious cultures. It is the largest archaeological site in Yucatan. In the afternoon, travel to the beautiful colonial town of Izamal, which is entirely painted in yellow. Spend the evening strolling the colourful streets of Mérida. There are many historical monuments and delightful little plazas. This is perfect for an evening of listening to local music and sampling some Yucatan food. 

Accomodation
Casa Lucia (Mérida)

Day 4: Drive a Beetle Car Along the Coast

Today, drive a beetle car, one of the most common vehicles in Mexico, and explore the north coast of the Peninsula. Take a kayak tour of some gorgeous lagoons and go in search of the beautiful pink flamingos that reside in the mangroves. Refresh yourself in the crystal clear water and enjoy some locally caught fish for lunch. Travel back in your beetle to spend your evening in Merida.

Visited:
Mérida
Accomodation
Casa Lucia (Mérida)

Day 5: Visit Cenotes and Unearth the History of Uxmal

Today, travel through the forest to swim in cenotes, pools of water unique to this part of the world. Stop at a typical Mayan market where the colours of fruits and vegetables are matched with those of the women’s clothing. Explore two cenotes and have a refreshing swim. After, explore the archaeological site of Uxmal which is peaceful and not widely visited by tourists… Uxmal, in the Mayan language, means “Thrice Built”, but in reality the city was constructed five times. Spend the night in a historic hacienda.

Visited:
Mérida Cenotes Uxmal
Accomodation
Hacienda Uxmal (Uxmal)

Day 6: Swim in Crystal Clear Cenotes

Visit Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, a true living museum. Sotuta de Peon is the only Mexican hacienda where henequen (or Sisal) is still produced. Learn about how the plant is processed and take a ride on a horse-drawn cart through the fields. To cool down, go swimming in a cenote on the property of the Hacienda. Spend the night in a secluded wooden cabin with a truly rustic feel. Enjoy the peace and quiet at the side of the pool in the heart of the jungle and have a traditional Mayan massage. 

Visited:
Uxmal Hacienda de Sotuta de Peon
Accomodation
Koox Na’Lu’um Hotel (Hacienda de Sotuta de Peon)

Day 7: Relax Your Senses on the Caribbean Coast

Rise early this morning as you travel towards the Caribbean coast. It’s possible to stop at the mysterious ruins of Coba, one of the largest Mayan cities on the peninsula. Ride a bike through the archeological site and gaze upon a 42 meter high pyramid, a 9-storey high palace and the most extended network of cobbled roads ever discovered. Spend the evening in the bohemian town of Tulum, a Pueblo Magico situated on the Caribbean coast. 

Visited:
Hacienda de Sotuta de Peon Coba Tulum
Accomodation
Night at Ana y Jose (Tulum)

Day 8: Soak Up Your Final Day Tulum

Spend your day relaxing on the white, sandy beaches of Tulum. Sunbathe in the Caribbean sun or take a dip in the crystal, blue waters. If you still have some energy, explore the archeaological site to the north of the main beach. This World Heritage Site sits on a cliff edge facing the Caribbean sea and witnessed the arrival of the first colonists in 1518. Spend your final evening dipping your toes in the warm Caribbean sea and enjoying a romantic meal at the hotel by candlelight. Accom: Ana y Jose. Visited: Tulum.

Visited:
Tulum
Accomodation
Night at Ana y Jose (Tulum)

Day 9: Hasta Luego Mexico

It's time to say goodbye to Mexico as your honeymoon in our country has come to an end. We hope you’ve had a wonderfully romantic time exploring the Yucatán Peninsula. Depart from your hotel with more than enough time to get to the airport. Have a safe flight home!

Visited:
Tulum

Cancún Ek Balam Valladolid Chichén-Itzá Izamal Mérida Cenotes Uxmal Hacienda de Sotuta de Peon Coba Tulum

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £880 / 9 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax 4 pax 6 pax
Price per person in double £1,040 £860 £850

Included in price:

  • 9 days use of rental car (plus one day with a Volkswagen beetle) with taxes, unlimited kilometers, Dodge
  • Attitude or equivalent with partially-included insurance)
  • Maps and directions
  • Assistance obtaining rental car
  • 9 nights accommodation in double rooms in 4-5* hotels
  • Breakfast in hotels
  • Entrance fees to Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, and Kayak Tour with English-speaking guides

Not included in price:

  • Additional meals and beverages (unless otherwise stated)
  • Personal expenses
  • Fuel Costs and highway tolls
  • Tips for guides
  • Entrance fees to Ek Balam, cenotes, Coba and Tulum
  • Entrance fees for self-organized excursions
  • International flights
  • Insurance

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