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Family Road Trip through the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

  • Cancun, Valladolid, Río Lagartos, Chichén-Itzá, Yaxunah, Mérida, MunHa, Uxmal, Chuhunhub, Bacalar, Tulum, SiaanKaan, Nuevo Durango
  • Charming hotel and Cabin
  • 13 days

What will you do

We have designed this trip as a sample of what you can share with your family so that together you will be amazed at the richness and beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula
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Summarized itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Yucatan! Night in Valladolid

  • Valladolid
  • Charming hotel
  • Not included
Day 2

Río Lagartos: between mangroves and flamingos

  • Río Lagartos
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast
Day 3

Night in Chichén-Itzá

  • Chichén-Itzá and Valladolid
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast
Day 4

Sunrise in Chichén-Itzá and corn immersion at Yaxunah

  • Chichen Itzá and Yaxunah
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast and lunch
Day 5

Mérida and artisan workshop in Mayan community

  • Mérida and Muná
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast and lunch
Day 6

Uxmal and mystical trail in the Mayan jungle

  • Uxmal and Chunhuhub
  • Cabin
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Day 7

Extraction of gum: a millenary technique

  • Bacalar
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast
Day 8

Free day in Laguna de Bacalar

  • Bacalar
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast
Day 9

Dinghy sailing catamaran in Bacalar

  • Bacalar
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast
Day 10

From Bacalar to Tulum

  • Tulum
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast
Day 11

Visit the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

  • Sian Ka'an
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast and lunch
Day 12

Culture in Nuevo Durango

  • Nuevo Durango
  • Cabin
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 13

See you soon Mexico!

  • Cancun
  • Not included
  • Breakfast

Family Road Trip through the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

From $1,395 mxn / person

Highlights

  • Chewing gum production
  • Sailing through Bacalar
  • Admire the flamingos
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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Yucatan! Night in Valladolid

Upon leaving Cancun Airport, your local host will be waiting for you to help you pick up your rental car, from here you will head to the magical town of Valladolid afternoon free to acclimatize for your flight. Rest in the evening.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Valladolid
Charming hotel
Not included
  • Valladolid
  • Charming hotel
  • Not included

Day 2: Río Lagartos: between mangroves and flamingos

After breakfast, head to Ría Lagartos. There, your local guide will be waiting for you to take a boat and enter the Biosphere Reserve, a protected natural area where the greatest biological diversity of the Yucatan Peninsula is concentrated. On this tour you will see a great diversity of birds; including flamingos, which reproduce in great numbers and therefore the pink plumage of these beautiful birds contrasts with the green background created by the foliage. Return to Valladolid.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Río Lagartos
Charming hotel
Breakfast
  • Río Lagartos
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast

Day 3: Night in Chichén-Itzá

Breakfast, free day to enjoy the magical town of Valladolid, famous in Yucatan for its delicious regional cuisine and its colonial buildings, we suggest a stroll through its small but very colorful center, in the afternoon you will head to Chichen Itza where you will spend the night, on the way there are several cenotes of spectacular beauty that you can visit. Rest.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Chichén-Itzá and Valladolid
Charming hotel
Breakfast
  • Chichén-Itzá and Valladolid
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast

Día 4: Sunrise in Chichén-Itzá and corn immersion at Yaxunah

Today you will wake up very early to wait for the sunrise at one of the 7 wonders of the world, the archaeological site of Chichen Itza. This time is very special because the site is practically alone, here a local guide will tell you the wonderful history of this amazing place. Then head to the community of Yaxunah to visit a milpa, where you will learn about this interesting activity from Don Francisco. There will be a demonstration of the beverages that can be made from corn, such as Pinole (in the Mayan baptism) or Pozole de maíz (as part of offerings to the gods). Finally continue to Merida to enjoy a free night.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Chichen Itzá and Yaxunah
Charming hotel
Breakfast and lunch
  • Chichen Itzá and Yaxunah
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast and lunch

Day 5: Mérida and artisan workshop in Mayan community

Breakfast, enjoy a free morning to explore on your own this beautiful colonial city with a very strong cultural identity, which is a symbol of the Mayan legacy. Discover the pre-Hispanic syncretism that characterizes the Mayan culture and its colonial mix with icons of the city such as the cathedral, the main square or the fabulous Paseo Montejo. Head to Muná where a delicious lunch will be waiting for you before participating in a handicraft workshop of jícara engraved in a dried fruit that serves as a container for drinks. During the workshop, a local Mayan artisan will be happy to accompany you. At the end of the activity, you will be able to take your handicraft as a souvenir. Rest in Uxmal.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Mérida and Muná
Charming hotel
Breakfast and lunch
  • Mérida and Muná
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast and lunch

Day 6: Uxmal and mystical trail in the Mayan jungle

After breakfast, visit the archaeological site of Uxmal, built during the golden age of the Mayan civilization, accompanied by your guide you will learn about its fascinating history. Afterwards, head to Chunhuhub, where at sunset, your local guide will be waiting for you to walk the Yu’um Lu’um (caretaker of the land) trail. After asking permission along with a jmen, you will begin a hike through a jungle trail, connecting with mother earth and her mystical caretakers. The trail will take you to the meeting point where a grandfather from the community will tell stories and legends, all while you enjoy a sacred drink called balché. Dinner will be served in the community center. Rest.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Uxmal and Chunhuhub
Cabin
Breakfast and Dinner
  • Uxmal and Chunhuhub
  • Cabin
  • Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Extraction of gum: a millenary technique

Early in the morning you will live a cultural experience in the middle of nature. Together with the community guide, you will go into the jungle to learn the interesting process of extracting the resin from the trees, which is used to make gum. You will learn how the Mayas used the tools provided by Mother Earth to carry out this process in their daily life. On the way back you will learn about medicinal plants and local fauna. Upon arrival a delicious breakfast will be waiting for you. Afterwards, drive to your lodging in the magical town of Bacalar.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Bacalar
Charming hotel
Breakfast
  • Bacalar
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast

Day 8: Free day in Laguna de Bacalar

Breakfast, free day to enjoy the tranquility of the famous “Lagoon of the 7 colors” a place to relax and enjoy the gentle waves of its waters. You can also visit the little known archaeological site of Chacchoben or enjoy the local gastronomy in the center of Bacalar. Rest.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Bacalar
Charming hotel
Breakfast
  • Bacalar
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast

Day 9: Dinghy sailing catamaran in Bacalar

Breakfast, today you will have a unique experience in Bacalar. Also known as the lagoon “Of the 7 Colors” due to the differences in the soils of its bottom and the variation in the intensity of the sun’s rays; its waters reflect seven shades of blue. Go to the meeting point where your local guide will be waiting for you to enjoy a sailboat ride on the lagoon. Let yourself be captivated by its calm and crystalline waters that change color as you sail through them. You will have the opportunity to swim and refresh yourself. Free afternoon and rest.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Bacalar
Charming hotel
Breakfast
  • Bacalar
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast

Day 10: From Bacalar to Tulum

After breakfast head to Tulum, you will have a free afternoon to have a first contact with this city that has become famous for its imposing archaeological site on the seashore, its spectacular and numerous cenotes as well as a great variety of restaurants. You will find many outdoor yoga studios and numerous beaches to explore. Relax in the evening.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Tulum
Charming hotel
Breakfast
  • Tulum
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast

Day 11: Visit the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

Today you will visit the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, which in Mayan means “place where the sky is born”. Your first stop will be the archaeological site of Muyil. You will walk to the edge of the Chunyaxche lagoon and its wonderful turquoise color, where you will take a boat to pass through a crystal clear water channel with mangroves on each side, arriving at a small dock. From there, you will jump into the slow river, a beautiful and relaxing experience in contact with nature! It is a moment of reconnection with mother earth, as you float slowly through the canals you will feel the peace of your surroundings with soft sounds of the birds of the place and the gentle current of water that will make you live a unique moment. At the end you will return to the community center walking along a trail to enjoy a regional meal before returning to Tulum. Rest.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Sian Ka’an
Charming hotel
Breakfast and lunch
  • Sian Ka'an
  • Charming hotel
  • Breakfast and lunch

Day 12: Culture in Nuevo Durango

Breakfast. Today you will visit Nuevo Durango, a small community of ecotourism and organic food production. This community has managed to maintain its cultural identity both in language and customs. You will participate in a hammock weaving workshop and visit the organic garden. Afterwards you will enjoy a traditional meal and meet Don Manuel and his family, a member of the community who manages an Environmental Management Unit (UMA), a beautiful project for the conservation of endangered animals of the region where you will be able to observe several endemic species of the Yucatan Peninsula. Night and rest.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Nuevo Durango
Cabin
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Nuevo Durango
  • Cabin
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13: See you soon Mexico!

After breakfast you will have the morning free and at the scheduled time you will say goodbye to the community and take your rental car to the Cancun airport, where your local host will be waiting to help you return your rental car. With renewed energy you can board your flight back home. See you soon!
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Cancun
Not included
Breakfast
  • Cancun
  • Not included
  • Breakfast
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Includes

  • 24/7 personalized attention, travel insurance, personalized tour guide
  • Small car rental with pick-up and drop-off in Cancun.
  • Lodging, meals and activities described in the itinerary as included.

Does not include

  • Airline tickets or any other extra ticke
  • Services or activities suggested or not indicated as "included". Transportation, food not mentioned as "included".
  • Personal expenses (tips, laundry, room service, souvenirs, cabs, alcoholic beverages, etc.).

This travel example is customizable

This itinerary was created to give you an idea of the type of trip you can do with Rutopía. Each element can be modified according to your needs and interests, from the duration to the accommodation or the activities.

Reviews

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nicolasg806

We had a very nice stay with the lovely Enrique who welcomed us as a family. Very interesting exchange of cultures, which allowed us to learn about the origin of the different myths, cultures and Mayan beliefs. I highly recommend stopping by Nuevo Durango to spend the day and night in the beautiful cabins set up for the occasion. Mélissa and Nicolas
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  • 5 stars

New Durango

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amandinekohlanta

I would like to thank the agency for their professionalism! The circuit was respected to the letter, the choice of hotels and activities was perfect. In particular, I would like to thank Chloé and Mélina who were able to organize my trip as I imagined it. We had contact with Mélina throughout the trip, she was very responsive to answer my every question! I can’t wait to go back to Mexico to organize a tour around the diving theme to discover the coral reef that I didn’t have time to see on this first trip 🥰 I traveled with my sister and at no time did we feel unsafe. I recommend this agency 100% 🖤
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  • 5 stars
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Actividades (Kayak)

vincentlB5980KZ

Not at all a fan of trips “organized” by agencies, we went through a local agency to organize our road trip due to lack of time. Well, we are completely satisfied. We wanted something not too touristy in a touristy region :-) Successful bet! First of all, excellent service by the whole team of the agency: either before to build our road trip and answer all our questions, on site on arrival (rental car / 4G phone), during to answer our questions on site when we wanted. to change something, etc. so on top! Then on the course: superb. the agency offered us unique and enjoyable experiences! night in Mayan communities, participation in collecting and cooking (cutting a cactus aie aie :-), catamaran ride on the lagoon of bacalar outside the big tourist spots, rappel in a hidden cenote, excursion in the subway river with the Mayans
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  • 5 stars
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By traveling this way, you contribute to sustainable practices, community empowerment and ecosystem regeneration.

By traveling this way, you contribute to sustainable practices, community empowerment and ecosystem regeneration.

The projects involved in this experience are committed to more sustainable tourism practices. With your visit you contribute to the local economy and give them tools for their empowerment; and last but not least, you help to protect the flora and fauna of the places.
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The projects involved in this experience are committed to more sustainable tourism practices. With your visit you contribute to the local economy and give them tools for their empowerment; and last but not least, you help to protect the flora and fauna of the places.

Traveling like this, you create a positive impact, and connect with local cultures

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By traveling this way, you contribute to sustainable practices, community empowerment and ecosystem regeneration.

The projects involved in this experience are committed to more sustainable tourism practices. With your visit you contribute to the local economy and give them tools for their empowerment; and last but not least, you help to protect the flora and fauna of the places.

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  • Carefully designed trips to avoid the crowds.
  • We carefully select the hotels, activities and transportation for greater security.
  • Remote assistance and relevant information throughout your trip.

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Build the trip to fit your needs with the help of our travel designers.

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Our suppliers are verified, meet all quality and hygiene standards and you will also have 24/7 assistance during your trip.

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Why travel with Rutopía?

Private and flexible trips

They are not scheduled trips or in massive groups. You choose when to travel and with whom.

Personalized

Build the trip to fit your needs, with the help of our travel designers.

Safe

Our suppliers are verified, meet all quality and hygiene standards and you will also have 24/7 assistance during your trip.
 
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Increased flexibility

Although things may look good for your travel dates today, we know that the situation may change later. That is why at Rutopía we offer you the option of postponing your trip in case you cannot travel. You will be able to move the dates of your trip at no additional cost, and you will not have to choose new dates until you are ready to travel again.

Increased flexibility

Although things may look good for your travel dates today, we know that the situation may change later. That is why at Rutopía we offer you the option of postponing your trip in case you cannot travel. You will be able to move the dates of your trip at no additional cost, and you will not have to choose new dates until you are ready to travel again.

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