Family road trip through 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 you're going to 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 immersion in corn in 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

Chewing gum extraction: ancient 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 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 Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

From $1,395 mxn/person

Highlights

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

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Yucatan! Night in Valladolid

When you leave Cancun Airport, your local host will be waiting for you to help you pick up your rental car, from here you will go to the magical town of Valladolid, free afternoon to acclimatize from your flight. Rest at night.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Valladolid
Charming hotel
Not included
  • Valladolid
  • Charming hotel
  • Not included

Day 2: Río Lagartos: between mangroves and flamingos

Breakfast, go to Río 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 of the plumage of these beautiful birds contrasts with the green of the 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 gastronomy and for its colonial buildings, we suggest you take a walk through its small but very colorful downtown, in the afternoon you will go to Chichén-Itzá 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

Day 4: Sunrise in Chichén-Itzá and immersion in corn in Yaxunah

Today you will get up very early to wait for the sunrise in one of the 7 wonders of the world, the archaeological site of Chichén-Itzá. This time is very special since the site is practically alone, here a local guide will tell you the wonderful history of this impressive place. Then go to the community of Yaxunah to visit a milpa, from the hand of Don Francisco you will learn about this interesting activity. There will be a demonstration of the drinks that can be obtained based on corn, such as Pinole (in the mayan baptism) or Pozole of corn (as part of the offerings to the gods). Finally continue to Mérida 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 and the main square or the fabulous Paseo Montejo. Head to Muná where a delicious meal will be waiting for you before participating in an artisan workshop of engraved gourd on a dried fruit that serves as a container for drinks. During the workshop, a local Mayan artisan will accompany you with great pleasure. At the end of the activity, you can take your craft 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 1: Uxmal and mystical trail in the Mayan jungle

Breakfast. Visit the archaeological site of Uxmal built in the golden age of the Mayan civilization, accompanied by your guide you will learn about its fascinating history. At the end, go to Chunhuhub, where at dusk, 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 path, connecting with mother earth and her mystical caretakers. The road will take you to the meeting point where a grandfather from the community will tell stories and legends, all while enjoying 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: Chewing gum extraction: ancient technique

Early you will live a cultural experience within nature. Together with the community guide, you will go deep into the jungle to learn the interesting process of extracting the resin from the trees, which is used to make chewing gum. You will learn how the Mayans used the tools that Mother Earth gave them to carry out all this process in their day to day. On the way back you will learn about medicinal plants and the fauna of the place. Upon arrival a delicious breakfast will be waiting for you. Then, drive to your accommodation 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 “Laguna de los 7 colores” a place to relax and enjoy the gentle waves of its waters. You can also go to the very little known archaeological zone of Chacchoben or enjoy the local gastronomy in Downtown 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 “De los 7 Colores” lagoon due to the differences in the bottom soils and the variation in the intensity of the sun’s rays; its waters reflect seven shades of blue “De los 7 colores”. 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 trapped by its calm and crystalline waters that change color as you navigate through them. You will have the opportunity to swim and cool off. Free afternoon and rest.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Bacalar
Charming hotel
Breakfast
  • Bacalar
  • 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 Muyil archaeological site. You will walk until you reach 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 lazy river. A beautiful and relaxing experience in contact with nature! It is a moment of reconnection with mother earth, as while slowly floating through the canals you will feel the peace around you with the soft sounds of the birds and the slight current of water that will make you live a unique moment. At the end they will return to the community center walking along a path 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 picking 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 runs an Environmental Management Unit (UMA), a beautiful project for the conservation of animals that are in danger of extinction in 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 time, you will have the morning free and at the scheduled time, you will say goodbye to the community and take your rental car to go to Cancun airport, where your local host will be waiting for you to help you return your rental car. With renewed energy you can board your flight home. See you soon!
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Cancun
Not included
Breakfast
  • Cancun
  • Not included
  • Breakfast

Includes

  • Personalized attention 24/7, travel insurance, personalized travel guide
  • Small car rental with pick-up and drop-off in Cancun
  • Accommodation, food and activities described in the itinerary as "included"

Does not include

  • Plane tickets and any other extra passage
  • Services or activities suggested or not indicated as "included". Transportation, food not indicated as "included"
  • Personal expenses (Tips, laundry, room service, souvenirs, taxis, alcoholic beverages, etc.)

This travel example is customizable

This itinerary was created to give you an idea of the type of trip you can make with Rutopia. Each item can be turned off according to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation or activities.

Reviews

Reviews

nicolasg806

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

amandinekohlanta

  • 5 stars
Mexico

vincentlB5980KZ

Not a fan of travel “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 tourist region :-) Successful bet! First of all, excellent service from the entire agency team: either before to build our road trip and answer all our questions, on the spot on arrival (rental car / 4G phone), during to answer our questions on the spot whenever we want. change something, etc. So on top! Later in the course: magnificent. The agency offered us unique and enjoyable experiences! night in Mayan communities, participation in gathering and cooking (cutting a cactus aie aie :-), catamaran ride through the Bacalar lagoon outside the great tourist spots, rappelling in a hidden cenote, excursion in the underground river with the MayansPara nada fanático de los viajes “organizados” por agencias, pasamos por una agencia local para organizar nuestro road trip por falta de tiempo. Bueno, estamos completamente satisfechos. Queríamos algo no demasiado turístico en una región turística :-) ¡Apuesta exitosa! En primer lugar, un excelente servicio por parte de todo el equipo de la agencia: ya sea antes para construir nuestro viaje por carretera y responder a todas nuestras preguntas, en el lugar a la llegada (automóvil de alquiler / teléfono 4G), durante para responder a nuestras preguntas en el lugar cuando quisiéramos. cambiar algo, etc. ¡así que encima! Luego en el curso: magnífico. ¡la agencia nos ofreció experiencias únicas y agradables! noche en comunidades mayas, participación en recolección y cocina (cortar un cactus aie aie :-), paseo en catamarán por la laguna de bacalar fuera de los grandes puntos turísticos, rappel en un cenote escondido, excursión en el río subterráneo con los mayas
  • 5 stars
Bacalar

Traveling like this, you contribute to sustainable practices, community empowerment and ecosystem regeneration

Traveling like this, 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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Traveling like this, 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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