Viva Yucatan – Mobile

  • Destination: Campeche, Merida, Yucatan
  • Duration: 7 days

Hit the road on this shorter 7 day rental car tour and explore the exciting sites of the Yucatan. Visit huge archaeological ruins, wander through charming colonial cities and loose yourself in the sites and sounds of the Yucatan´s jungles and untouched nature. Enjoy the flexibility and mobility of traveling at your own pace in your very own rental car.

 

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Day 1

Arrival in Cancún

After arriving in Cancún, you will be welcomed at the airport by a Buenos Días México representative who will help you obtain your rental car. With the keys in your hands you are off on your Maya adventure and can drive to your hotel. Overnight stay. (Meals: None)

Day 2

Cancún – Valladolid – Chichén Itzá

After breakfast drive to the charming colonial city of Valladolid. Explore the quaint cobblestone streets and marvel at the history and architecture of this unique town. Valladolid was built atop a Maya city and many of the buildings were made from rocks of destroyed pyramids and temples. Afterwards continue to Chichén Itzá. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Distance: approx. 200 km, approx. 2 Hours

Day 3

Chichén Itzá – Cenote & Izamal – Mérida

After breakfast visit Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and Mexico’s most famous and magnificently restored archeological excavation. Admire the monumental Kukulkan pyramid, which is also known as “El Castillo” and a variety of other impressive constructions this magical place has to offer. Afterwards, stop at the wonderful Cenote Yokdzonot for a refreshing dip in the crystal clear water. Make another quick stop at the lovely ochre colored Monastery in Izamal before arriving at the day’s final destination of Merida. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)
Distance: approx. 150 km, approx. 2 Hours

Day 4

Mérida – Hacienda Yaxcopoil & Uxmal – Campeche

Take some time to explore Mérida, also known as the “white city” before driving to the majestic Hacienda Yaxcopoil which in the 17th Century was one of the major sisal plantations of the Yucatán Peninsula. Explore the expansive grounds and visit the museum to learn a little more about the history of this spectacular Hacienda. Afterwards visit the archaeological site of Uxmal, which next to Chichen Itza is the most important of all Maya cities found on the Yucatán Peninsula. Continue on to Campeche. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Distance: approx. 200 km, approx. 3 Hours

Day 5

Campeche – Calakmul

After breakfast take some time to discover the little fishing village of Campeche with its colorful houses and extensive boardwalk or simply relax in one of the many plazas and enjoy a trip back in time in this colonial city. Continue to Calakmul which is situated in the middle of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve and is one of the less discovered archaeological sites. It was once the largest and most influential Mayan center of power and the greatest of all Mayan cities at that time. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Distance: approx. 300 km, approx. 4 Hours

Day 6

Calakmul – Laguna Bacalar

Today, explore the archaeological excavation site of Calakmul. Explore the ruins and temples without the mass of tourists found in other sites. There are over 100 ruins spanning 2 km². Afterwards, drive to the idyllic and peaceful Laguna Bacalar. Explore the town’s Fort, relax on the beach or rent a kayak to explore the unique flora and fauna of this turquoise lagoon. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Distance: approx. 250 km, approx. 3 1/2 Hours

Day 7

Laguna Bacalar – Tulum – Cancún

After breakfast, drive to the spectacular ruins of Tulum. This archaeological site is located on a cliff overlooking the crystal clear turquoise ocean below. Explore the many ruins and afterwards relax and soak up the warm Mexican sun on the beach below the and take a refreshing dip in the ocean. In the afternoon drive to the airport in Cancun to return your rental car. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Distance: approx. 350 km, approx. 4 Hours


Travel route

Standard Hotels:

City Hotel Nights Room Plan
Cancún Ramada 1 Standard DBL
B/B
Chichén Itzá Villas Arqueologicas 1 Standard DBL B/B
Mérida Del Peregrino 1 Standard DBL B/B
Campeche Castelmar 1 Standard DBL B/B
Calakmul Puerta Calakmul 1 Standard DBL B/B
Bacalar Villas Bakalar 1 Junior Suite B/B


Comfort Hotels:

City Hotel Nights Room Plan
Cancún Radisson Hacienda 1 Standard DBL
B/B
Chichén Itzá Hacienda Chichén 1 Standard DBL B/B
Mérida Casa del Balam 1 Standard DBL B/B
Campeche Castelmar 1 Junior Suite B/B
Calakmul Puerta Calakmul 1 Standard DBL B/B
Bacalar Villas Bakalar 1 Master Suite B/B


Luxury Hotels:

City Hotel Nights Room Plan
Cancún The Westin Cancún 1 Lagoon View
B/B
Chichén Itzá The Lodge
1
Mayan Bungalow
B/B
Mérida Rosas & Xocolate
1
Superior
B/B
Campeche Hacienda Puerta Camp 1 Superior
B/B
Calakmul Puerta Calakmul 1 Standard
B/B
Bacalar Akal Ki 1 Manglar
B/B

This Buenos Dias Mexico Tour includes:

    • 6 nights accomodation in the aforementioned or equivalent hotels
    • Accommodation in double rooms with a private bathroom
    • Airport assistance with rental car day 1
    • Meals according to the itinerary above
    • 7 days use of a rental car, category CDMR (compact) / SDMR (standard)

– Pick up: Airport Cancún
– Drop off: Airport Cancún
– Unlimited Kilometers
– Taxes
– Collision damage waiver and theft insurance with a 10% retention
– A/C
– OPTIONAL: Extended loss damage waiver
– Assistance in obtaining the rental car
– Maps and directions

  • Local taxes

 

 

This Buenos Días México Tour does NOT include:

  • Voluntary tips for guides and drivers
  • Entrance fees for self organized excursions throughout the rental car tour
  • Fuel costs and highway tolls
  • Personal expenses and extras in the Hotels
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Travel and medical insurance


Important Information

  • Upon request, other car rental categories are available.
  • Please note that the Rental Car agreement is a contract between the renter and Europcar. Buenos Días Mexico cannot guarantee short term changes on the part of the service provider nor do they assume responsibility for damages. Buenos Dias Mexico acts solely as a Travel Agent.
  • Since Europcar charges a security deposit for each car rental which increases depending on category, a credit card is needed..
  • The rental car needs to be returned to the Europcar offices as specified in the itinerary. It is not possible to leave the rental car at the hotel. Upon request Europcar offers a transfer to the hotel once the rental car is returned.
  • All distance is approximated and Buenos Dias Mexico assumes no liability.
  • Please note that all hotels and services are subject to availability until a booking is confirmed.
  • All of the hotels will be booked in a country specific category which does not always correspond to the international standard. Please note that there is no official hotel certification system in Mexico.
  • If the aforementioned hotels are fully booked or overbooked, Buenos Dias Mexico reserves the right to replace them with equivalent hotels.
  • This tour is only a suggestion. The route, the number of travel days and the accommodation can be individually adapted to your needs!