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Luxury Mexico: Self-drive Yucatan haciendas and Caribbean coast

11 days from £2,139pp

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Luxury Mexico: Self-drive Yucatan haciendas and Caribbean coast

11 days from £2,139pp

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

 

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The Yucatán peninsula  reveals a multi-layered history which you can explore by self-drive car hire while based at luxury countryside retreats and first class beach accommodation. Your car is pre-booked, your luxury accommodation reservations made in advance and maps provided. 

The peninsula is a low, flat pan of marsh-fringed land covered with low forest and jungle. The region was enriched during the Spanish colonial era during a boom in the production of sisal, and vast estates (haciendas) supported grand residences. These fell into disrepair after the boom but have been revived as first class hotel properties retaining the style and character of their origins.  

Based there, you’ll discover 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 and Uxmal 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. At your beach hotel base on the soft-sand Caribbean coast, the luxury Belmond Maroma resort, there is time to laze on the beach, practice water-sports or visit other sites and villages.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Transfer to your hotel in Cancún. Collect hire car.

Day 2

Drive to Mérida, continue to your countryside hacienda retreat.

Day 3

At leisure in the Mérida area.

Day 4

Drive to colonial Campeche via Puuc Mayan ruins including Uxmal.

Day 5

At leisure to explore the Campeche region.

Day 6

Drive to Mayan Chichén Itzá via colonial Izamal.

Day 7

Drive to the Mayan Riviera. Hand over hire car at first class beach retreat.

Day 8

At leisure on the Caribbean coast’s Mayan Riviera.

Day 9

At leisure on the Mayan Riviera.

Day 10

At leisure on the Mayan Riviera.

Day 11

Transfer to Cancún airport for international flight home.

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What our experts say

This self-drive holiday is a very economical way to enjoy the Caribbean coast in your own time, whilst staying in some of the most luxurious haciendas around. If you want style and character, coupled with luxury amenities and service, this is the holiday for you. With your own car you’ll be able to visit some of the lesser-known highlights of Mexico. Visit underwater sculptures, swim in cenotes or drive the Puuc Route with a picnic in tow and a good guide book; discover Mexico in style.

Sophie Barber

Sophie Barber

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