Highlights of Yucatan (Self-drive)

= 9 days / 8 nights =

Welcome to Mexico!

Travel through the Yucatan Peninsula, the heart of the Maya, on a voyage of discovery to ruins and temples. Yucatan also equals to beautiful colonial cities, old haciendas and cenotes with their magical atmosphere. Furthermore, we should of course not forget the beautiful beaches with their clear blue water of the Caribbean Sea and the many beautiful nature parks.

On the program: interesting cultural visits, adventure, gorgeous beaches, but most of all unforgettably beautiful moments to spend together. In short, the ideal mix for your successful honeymoon!

United Amigos is always ready for you, both before and during the trip with lots of tips, insight information and nice addresses to enjoy the local cuisine. We are also happy to help with any translations. Discover with us the unknown places in a unique way in complete safety and ... especially far away from mass tourism! Thanks to our large network there is always a reliable contact person to assist you!

We look forward to welcome you to beautiful Mexico!

Custom made for you

A personalized journey is a journey according to your requirements and wishes.This selection is a first introduction and you can of course still have it adjusted by us. This tour is a nice presentation of all the highlights of the Mexican Peninsula, the most important visits and cities. We also optionally offer a number of extra excursions that will make the trip even more complete.


Thanks to the support of our team, both before and during your journey, you'll enjoy complete freedom during this tour, with a fellow countryman as a reliable and professional point of contact. In addition to this trip, you can of course also insert your own improvised stops to look for that special and authentic souvenir for the home front or to exchange a word with the locals in this diverse region. Thanks to this formula, you'll enjoy a flexible journey, in your own company, but with the necessary comfort and guaranteed safety through our local network.

Your program

= Highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula =

Day 1: Arrival Cancun - Puerto Morelos

You will be met at the airport in Cancun by Pieter, founder of United Amigos. He accompanies you to the supplier's office, where you can pick up the car and gives the necessary tips and tricks to enjoy a pleasant and worry-free journey.

The first ride goes to Puerto Morelos, a small, quiet fishing village that has not been affected by the mass tourism of Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

Casa Falabella is run by Pieter and his Mexican girlfriend Fabiola. Enjoy your first night in a spacious comfortable king size bed. The room has its own bathroom, air conditioning and terrace to enjoy a nice glass of wine together.

Duration: 25 minutes
Distance: 30 km
Accommodation: Casa Falabella, Puerto Morelos

Day 2: Puerto Morelos - Valladolid

We start this day with a visit to the beautiful cenote Verde Lucero, where the local monkeys welcome you and always keep an eye on the cenote as local guards. Take a refreshing dip or drop into the water via a zipline.

The ride continues via the ruta de los cenotes (road between Puerto Morelos and Leona Vicario) towards Valladolid. Along the way you'll pass various (still authentic) Mayan villages, where time seems to stand still.There's an optional visit to a rancho (ranch) too.

After arrival in Valladolid you can leave the suitcases at the Mesón de Marqués hotel, your accommodation for 2 nights in Valladolid. Then you can optionally visit in the colonial town.

Free evening

Duration: 2.5 hours via villages - 2 hours via motorway with toll
Distance: 178 km
Accommodation: Hotel Mesón del Marqués

Day 3: Valladolid - Ría Lagartos - Las Coloradas - Ek Balam - Valladolid

Early morning departure to Ría Lagartos, the most beautiful nature reserve of Yucatan. Along the way you'll come across local villages, but also several ranchos that are owned by large landowners with hundreds of cows.

During this private boat trip (2 hours) our local English-speaking guide takes you along the mangroves in search of crocodiles. We also observe a number of flamingo colonies with numerous albatrosses and birds that are specific to the region.

The tour continues to Las Coloradas, the huge salt mines that turn the waters pink. We stop briefly to take some nice pictures before returning to the nice fishing village of Ría Lagartos.

In the afternoon Ek Balam is on the program, the impressive Mayan ruines from which you have a beautiful view of the vast jungle.

Free evening in Valladolid.

Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 252 km
Accommodation: Hotel Mesón del Marqués

Day 4: Valladolid - Ruins Yaxunah - Chichen Itza - Merida

In the morning you will leave with our English-speaking guide to the less known ruins of Yaxunah. Imagine yourself as a real Indiana Jones and climb to the open plain where new ruins are exposed every month on this site. Our Maya guide speaks passionately about how his ancestors lived here.

After the visit to these beautiful ruins, the tour continues to the village, where you can first take a dip in the peaceful cenote. Since we are in a remote place, chances are that you will have it all for yourself. Then we continue the visit to the village with the local Maya population that has not been affected by mass tourism.

Meet the local "bakery", where you can see how tortillas are made. We also stop at the studio where hammocks are made and you will see a live demonstration.

The ride continues to Chichen Itza, one of the new wonders of the world. On site you can optionally hire a guide who can also tell you fantastic stories about the Mayan civilization.

We spend the night in Merida.

Duration: 2.35 hours
Distance: 165 km
Accommodation: Hotel Marionetas

Day 5: Merida - Cenotes of San Antonio - Uxmal - Santa Elena

On the way to the south we'll visit today the beautiful Mayan site of Uxmal. First stop is the rural community of San Antonio Mulix and the two cenotes, where there is plenty of time to refresh in the clear water. Then we have lunch in the magical setting of an old restored hacienda and visit Uxmal in the afternoon with a personal English-speaking guide. Classified by UNESCO as a world heritage, this Mayan site surprises with architectural and decorative details, all still in an incredible state.

Free time on the site.

Short transfer to Santa Elena, where you will stay in a nice little bungalow.

Duration: 1.30 hours
Distance: 95 km
Accommodation: Hotel Pickled Onion

Day 6: Santa Elena - Hacienda Sotuta de Peón - Izamal

Departure to Izamal, the yellow, peaceful colonial city. Along the way, across the Yucatan countryside, stop at the beautiful Hacienda Sotuta de Peón, one of the few that has been restored to show visitors the old sisal plantations and the fibers obtained that enriched this region in times past. Tour the place and swim in the cenote of the hacienda.

Arrival in Izamal in the afternoon. You have time to take a tour of the city center to discover the old monastery, the various artisan workshops and the remains of pyramids that can still be found in the heart of the city.

Duration: 2.30 hours
Distance: 150 km
Accommodation: Hotel Macan Che

Day 7: Izamal - Tulum -Holbox

Departure in the morning to reach the Mayan town of Tulum. The view of the ocean is wonderful. Lunch on site and transfer to Chiquila, where you leave the car to take the ferry. After crossing for 30 minutes you will arrive on the island of Holbox. Holbox is still preserved from large buildings and mass tourism and has beautiful large beaches with turquoise water. The atmosphere is very Caribbean, the inhabitants, especially fishermen or operators of tourism at sea, stand opposite the visitors and offer a range of activities: kayak, bicycle, paddle, yoga, snorkeling etc.

Duration: 5.30 hours + 30 minutes on the ferry
Distance: 366 km
Accommodation: Hotel Holbox Dreams

Day 8: Holbox (day off)

Free day to get to know the island in complete freedom. You can rent a bike or golf cart, sunbathe on the beach or go snorkeling.

Accommodation: Hotel Holbox Dreams

Day 9: Isla Holbox - Chiquila - Cancun airport (or extension)

Depending on the time of the flight, free time in the morning and crossing to Chiquila. Then you take the car and deliver it to the airport.

Duration: 2.30 hours + 30 minutes by ferry
Distance: 170 km

End of an unforgettable journey


  • 8 nights in a double room with breakfast
  • Access and visits with a personal guide to the archaeological sites of Chichen Itza and Uxmal.
  • Group Tour of Hacienda Sotuta de Peón
  • Rental car adapted to the number of people throughout the circuit
  • Detailed travel diary day by day with suggestions, tips and map of the region
  • 24/7 English emergency number

Not included:

  • Cancellation and/or repatriation insurance
  • Unlisted meals.
  • Guides and optional activities offered in this program
  • Gasoline and road tolls
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Air transport to and from the place of residence


€ 899 per person

Price is only 100% guaranteed with a fixed reservation and subject to change.


Pieter Schroeders
By mail: info@united-amigos.com
By telephone (Whatsapp): 0052 1 998 330 32 77