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Riviera Maya Behind the Wheel
Car Rental Included
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Travel duration availability
10 nights
Details of your Deal, Flight + Hotel:
  • Unescorted self-driving tour in 3 hotels**
  • Breakfast included
  • A welcome drink upon arrival at each hotel
  • One entry and visit to the Hacienda Yaxcopoil (with an English-speaking guide)
  • One entry to the cenote Yokdzonote per person and per stay
  • Admission to the Chocolate Museum near the archaeological site of Uxmal with a Mayan ceremony
  • The services of a local guide at the Uxmal site (excluding entry tickets and only for stays from 01/09/19 to 10/12/19)
  • Car rental
  • Welcome and assistance at the arrival airport
  • Flights departing from the city of your choice
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Your holiday will be ATOL protected
Travel duration availability
10 nights
Included in this deal
  • Unescorted self-driving tour in 3 hotels**
  • Breakfast included
  • A welcome drink upon arrival at each hotel
  • One entry and visit to the Hacienda Yaxcopoil (with an English-speaking guide)
  • One entry to the cenote Yokdzonote per person and per stay
  • Admission to the Chocolate Museum near the archaeological site of Uxmal with a Mayan ceremony
  • The services of a local guide at the Uxmal site (excluding entry tickets and only for stays from 01/09/19 to 10/12/19)
  • Car rental
  • Welcome and assistance at the arrival airport
  • Flights departing from the city of your choice (flight + hotel )

Our expert loved:

"Explore the natural and cultural riches of Mexico's Riviera Maya at your own pace behind the wheel"
  • Car rental included throughout the trip
  • Accommodation in quality hotels carefully selected by our local teams
  • A horse-drawn carriage ride offered in the historic centre of Mérida
  • Tulum, one of the few fortified cities built on the coast by the Mayans
  • Visiting the site of Chichen Itza, considered as one of the new seven wonders of the world
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Your itinerary

Riviera Maya Behind the Wheel

Discover one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world driving along Mexico's Riviera Maya, a tropical paradise with the Caribbean Sea on the horizon. This tour will allow you to discover the highlights of the peninsula and its magnificent coastline. For your road trip, we offer you a 10-night itinerary ending with 3 nights in the beautiful beach resort of Tulum.
-->Your itinerary day by day:
Day 1: Arrival in Cancun
Day 2: Cancun - Coba - Dzitnup Cenote - Valladolid
Day 3: Valladolid - Rio Lagartos - Ek Balam - X'Canche Cenote - Valladolid
Day 4: Valladolid - Beekeeping Centre - Loltun Cave - Chichen Itza
Day 5: Valladolid - Chichen Itza - Yokdzonotz - Mérida
Day 6: Mérida - San Antonio Mulix - Uxmal - Mérida
Day 7: Mérida
Day 8: Mérida - Izamal - Tulum
Day 9: Tulum
Day 10: Tulum (we suggest you visit the archaeological site)
Day 11: Tulum - Cancun - Departure

Your accommodation

During your trip, you'll stay in the following accommodation (local standards) or other similar accommodation (subject to availability):
CANCUN: the three-star Hotel Margarita in a standard double room
VALLADOLID: the three-star Hotel Meson del Marquès in a standard double room
CHICHEN ITZA: the three-star Hotel Okaan in a standard double room
MERIDA: the three-star Hotel Del Gobernador in a standard double room
TULUM: the three-star Hip Hotel in a standard double room
Room capacity:
- Single room optional.
- Maximum triple room with 3 adults or 2 adults + 1 child (aged 4 to 10)
Day 1: Arrival in Cancun - 9 miles (around 15 minutes)
On arrival at Cancun airport, a local representative will wait for you at the exit of your terminal holding a sign with your name on. You will be briefed about your stay and directed you to your shuttle to the rental agency to pick up your rental car. Journey to your hotel. Night at the hotel.
Day 2: Cancun - Coba - Dzitnup Cenote - Valladolid - 93 miles (around 1.5 hours)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Valladolid, a charming typically Yucatec town. On the way, we advise you to visit the archaeological site of Coba. Lunch of your choice. Your hotel is located on El Zócalo, the main square, near the white cathedral. Take advantage of this opportunity to stroll through the colonial streets of the city centre, passing through the municipal bazaar and the San Bernardino Convent. Dinner of your choice. Night at the hotel.
Day 3: Valladolid - Rio Lagartos - Ek Balam - X'Canche Cenote - Valladolid
Breakfast at the hotel.
We recommend an early departure (9 am) to Rio Lagartos Nature Reserve. Take the time to contemplate its famous mangroves and observe a wide variety of animals (crocodiles, tropical birds, etc.) in this paradise of the pink flamingo. Lunch of your choice so you can enjoy the waterfront. Departure in the early afternoon; we recommend a visit to the Ek Balam archaeological site. You will have the opportunity to climb the Maya pyramid and if the weather permits, to enjoy a refreshing swim in the X'Canche Cenote.
Dinner of your choice. Night at the hotel.
Day 4: Valladolid - Beekeeping Centre - Loltun Cave - Chichen Itza - 31 miles (around 1 hour)
Breakfast.
We advise you to leave early in order to continue your journey with a visit to a beekeeping centre to discover a species endemic to the region, the melipones. These bees do not sting and are renowned for the honey and essences they produce. Lunch of your choice. You will continue your journey by visiting Loltun Caves, ancient caves where ancient Mayan rites are performed. We suggest you visit the sound and light show, the famous "Noches de Kukulkan", located at the archaeological site of Chichen Itza (starting at 7 pm or 8 pm depending on the season, duration 40 minutes, admission is to be paid on site). Dinner of your choice and night at the hotel.
Day 5: Valladolid - Chichen Itza - Yokdzonote - Mérida - 53 miles (around 1 hour and 15 mins by car)
After breakfast at the hotel, continue your journey to the site of Chichen Itza, considered one of the "new seven wonders of the world". Soak up the majesty of this site and the echo of its past glory. After the visit (entrance not included), we advise you to take the time to swim in the cenote. Lunch of your choice in the middle of the selva (jungle). Continue towards Mérida (around 1 hour 45 mins by car). Dinner of your choice. Night at the hotel.
Day 6: Mérida - San Antonio Mulix - Uxmal - Mérida - 106 miles (around 2.5 hours)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We advise you to set off early (8.30 am) for San Antonio de Mulix to refresh yourself in the cenotes and get to know one of the indigenous communities of the peninsula in Pueblo de Cacao. We suggest having lunch in the "Ochil" hacienda, located on the road between the cenotes and the archaeological site. Head towards Uxmal where you can visit its main attraction, "Ruta Puuc", featuring typical architecture such as the nuns' quadrilateral or the governor's palace. Visit of the Cocoa Museum (entrance included) and Mayan ceremony located not far from the site. Return to Mérida. Dinner of your choice. Night at the hotel.
Day 7: Mérida
Breakfast at the hotel.
Take the time to visit "The White City", Merida, capital of the state of Yucatan. This city of one and a half million inhabitants is famous for its cathedral and "paseo Montejo" bordered by the sumptuous residences of the former masters of the Henequen (an agave species) industry. Lunch of your choice. We suggest you visit El Zócalo, its cathedral and the Governor's Palace. Take a nocturnal horse-drawn carriage tour to enjoy the historic centre of Mérida. Dinner of your choice. Night at the hotel.
Day 8: Mérida - Izamal - Tulum - 162 miles (3 hours)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Head towards Izamal, a charming colonial village where we recommend visiting the Franciscan convent of San Antonio de Padua, whose atrium is the second largest after the Vatican. We suggest that you have lunch in the heart of "The Yellow City". In the early afternoon, drive to Playa del Carmen. Dinner of your choice. Night at the hotel.
Day 9: Tulum
Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy a day of relaxation by the Caribbean Sea.
Lunch and dinner of your choice. Night at the hotel.
Day 10: Tulum
Breakfast at the hotel.
If you wish, we suggest you visit the Tulum Archaeological Site or the Sian Khan biosphere reserve (to be booked in advance on request) to admire wild manatees in the lagoons. Lunch and dinner of your choice
Night at the hotel.
Day 11: Tulum - Cancun - Departure
Breakfast.
Drive to Cancun airport to return your rental car.

IMPORTANT
  • The tours mentioned in the itinerary are suggestions. They are not included, except for the excursions and tours explicitly mentioned in the section "included in this deal".
    - Depending on your flight schedule, an overnight stay on the plane may be offered on the outgoing and on the return flight, meaning you get 12 or 13 days/10 nights.
    - For your international flights, a stopover in the United States or in Canada may be offered, in which case you will need an ESTA for transit through the United States or an eTa for transit through Canada.
Your rental vehicle
Upon arrival, our representative will be waiting for you at the airport terminal holding a sign with your name on. You will receive a welcome folder containing vouchers for each of your hotels.You will be accompanied you to the transfer shuttle to the car rental company. Please provide a phone number so that our representative is able to reach you during your stay.
Your stay includes car rental in the intermediate category:
A Chevrolet Aveo type car (2 to 3 people) or another vehicle of the same category.
If you are travelling alone, you will receive a compact car such as a Nissan March or another vehicle of the same category.
Car rental includes:
- Pickup and return at the airport
- Unlimited mileage
- 24-hour technical and personal assistance
- Access to the airport
- TPL (Third-Party Liability), CDW (Collision Damage Waiver), PAI (Personal Accident Insurance)
Car hire does not include:
- Fuel
- Tolls and parking fees
- Optional extras (GPS, child seat, additional driver, young driver)
- Fines
- Additional insurance (PAI)
- The cost of collecting the vehicle outside of the car rental branch's opening hours
- Everything that is not mentioned in the "Rental of the vehicle includes" section - Upper category vehicle (contact us)
PLEASE NOTE:
- The main driver must be over 25 years of age
- A credit card with the necessary limit to cover the deposit will be requested.
- You must provide your passport
- The vehicle must be returned with a full tank of fuel.
- You must be able to present your valid driver's licence and keep it on you during your stay.

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Transavia, a budget friendly airline of the Air France-KLM group, offers regular medium-haul and charter flights at very competitive prices from France, the Netherlands and Germany. From Paris-Orly, Nantes, and Lyon, as well as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Groningen and Munich, the airline presents a choice of 160 destinations to Europe and the Mediterranean basin, such as London, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid, Dublin, Naples, and Budapest.
Flight + Hotel + Transfer
This price includes :
  • Unescorted self-driving tour in 3** hotels
  • Breakfast included
  • A welcome drink upon arrival at each hotel
  • One entry and visit to the Hacienda Yaxcopoil (with an English-speaking guide)
  • One entry to the cenote Yokdzonote per person and per stay
  • Admission to the Chocolate Museum near the archaeological site of Uxmal with a Mayan ceremony
  • The services of a local guide at the Uxmal site (excluding entry tickets and only for stays from 01/09/19 to 10/12/19)
  • Car rental
  • Car rental insurance
  • Welcome and assistance at the arrival airport
  • Flights departing from the city of your choice
This price does not include :
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Optional personal insurance
  • Additional costs for car rental (see description)
  • Drinks during and after meals
  • Unrestricted meals
  • The excursions are booked with our local representatives
  • Suggested visits, admissions and evenings on the programme
  • The services of a local guide at the Uxmal site (only for departures until 31/08/19)
  • Entry to the Uxmal site
  • More generally, anything that isn't mentioned in the above section "This Price Includes"
Hotel + Transfer
This price includes :
  • Unescorted self-driving tour in 3** hotels
  • Breakfast included
  • A welcome drink upon arrival at each hotel
  • One entry and visit to the Hacienda Yaxcopoil (with an English-speaking guide)
  • One entry to the cenote Yokdzonote per person and per stay
  • Admission to the Chocolate Museum near the archaeological site of Uxmal with a Mayan ceremony
  • The services of a local guide at the Uxmal site (excluding entry tickets and only for stays from 01/09/19 to 10/12/19)
  • Car rental
  • Car rental insurance
  • Welcome and assistance at the arrival airport
This price does not include :
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Optional personal insurance
  • Additional costs for car rental (see description)
  • Drinks during and after meals
  • Unrestricted meals
  • The excursions are booked with our local representatives
  • Suggested visits, admissions and evenings on the programme
  • The services of a local guide at the Uxmal site (only for departures until 31/08/19)
  • International flights
  • Entry to the Uxmal site
  • More generally, anything that isn't mentioned in the above section "This Price Includes"

Useful information

Good to know

If you are travelling alone, you will be asked to pay a surcharge for a single room. This additional charge will be automatically included in your quote.
Child rates will be applied for children from 2 to 12 years old in the case where the child shares the room with two adults. If the child is travelling with just one adult, the surcharge may be applied on an adult basis. If your child or children do not fit into the age group mentioned above, the rate will be communicated to you at the time of processing your order. If the room is equipped with a bunk bed, the bed height is not suitable for children under 6 years of age.
For safety reasons, the wellbeing facilities of most establishments are not accessible to children under 16 years old. Similarly, it is possible that some amenities or services require an additional charge or are unavailable for exceptional reasons.
Unless otherwise stated in the service description, activities and any additional services available at destination, are provided in the language of the destination country and in English.
The opening times and hours of the activities, restaurants and bars are provided as an indication only and may be subject to change. Contact the reception desk in order to be informed of any changes. Please note that alcohol abuse is harmful to your health, and is to be consumed with moderation.
You must be of legal age and able to produce an identification document in order to enter the casinos. Appropriate dress is required. We remind you that gambling may involve risks of isolation, indebtedness, and dependency... Call 09 74 75 13 13 (no surcharge).
Any additional special requirements the traveller may request which are not included in the travel service description will be communicated to our service provider. Sending this information does not imply acceptance and PerfectStay.com cannot be held responsible for the fulfilment of these special requests. Only the service provider of PerfectStay.com can access this request on location and any additional costs may be paid locally by the traveller.
Unless expressly stated in the description of the services and accommodation, the hotel is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Travel documents

Once your reservation has been made, you will receive a confirmation e-mail before your travel documents are sent.
Concerning the transport documents (in the context of a reservation with transport), we will provide you with all the information relating to check-in and luggage in the "Your travel documents" email, allowing you to leave with peace of mind.
To take advantage of all your reserved services (hotels, transfers, activities...), you will receive one or more exchange vouchers to be presented to each supplier.
The contact details of the establishment will be specified in these documents, in order to make your arrival at your destination as easy as possible.

Transportation

Choose an offer according to your preferences, opt for a seat in economy, business or first class.
See the 'View flight info' section for details on each trip.
In order to best organise your time in the airport, we advise that you arrive 2 hours before boarding for a medium-haul flight, or 3 hours before boarding for a long-haul flight (more than 5 hours). Take advantage of your early arrival to pass through security and to check your luggage.
You will be informed whether or not luggage is included at the time of your booking.
You will have the opportunity to add additional luggage for a fee.
There are several different cities that are typically offered as departure points. Your arrival destination will show in your travel documents.
Depending on the flight schedule, some arrivals or returns may be made at night with early arrival or late departure. You will not always be able to have your room available immediately and will need to refer to the check-in and check-out conditions of the hotel.
In the event that your transfer is not included in your hotel reservation, it may be offered at the time of your reservation as an additional option. Unless specifically mentioned, transfers may be made in groups of 15 to 55 people.
Important: the modification or the cancellation of a booking is only possible within the limits and including the fees outlined in our general conditions of sale.
Thank you for kindly taking note of the CO2 emissions produced by your means of transport: http://eco-calculateur.aviation-civile.gouv.fr

Formalities

The following details apply to any British citizen who, during a trip sold by PerfectStay goes to a foreign country. The following is a resource directing you to information related to your travel formalities (identification documents, vaccines, VISA, safety, travel advice, etc.), and may be subject to change. Please note that Brexit negotiations are likely to include travel document modifications, therefore please regularly check most updated information. Please see official resource for British citizens wishing to travel:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

The official UK Foreign Travel site has updates on safety and security, including incidents such as pickpocketing and robbery, along with larger incidents such as measuring the risk of terrorism.
Detailed country by country here:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

If you are travelling with minors, please be sure to verify whether or not you will require a consent: https://www.gov.uk/permission-take-child-abroad

Please note that these details serve as a guiding resource in order to ensure that you have access to important information in order to pursue the necessary travel formalities required before travelling abroad with PerfectStay. Please note that PerfectStay will not engage in obtaining travel documents for you, such as visas, and you are solely responsible for knowing the potential health risks you may face in the course of your travels for which you may require vaccinations or medications. PerfectStay is not responsible for ensuring your travel formalities are properly undertaken and will only act as an intermediary directing you to resources which have been known to provide reliable information concerning travel formalities specific to British citizens.

Vaccination

For information concerning travel health requirements (vaccinations, health risks, etc.) please see the following resources:
https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries
https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations.aspx
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/travel-vaccinations/

Visa

For the latest information on which travel documents (visas, passports, etc.) British citizens will require by destination, please see the following resources:
https://visacentral.co.uk/visa-quick-check
https://www.passportindex.org/comparebyPassport.php?p1=uk&fl=&s=yes
https://www.travisa.com/Visa_Search

Identity

Please be sure to verify that your necessary Identification documents (passport and/or ID card dependent upon the country to which you will be travelling) have valid expiration dates, i.e. verify your ID documents have not yet expired. Also, be sure to remember to bring these necessary documents with you. It is also recommended to make copies of all travel documents in the event of an emergency.

Book with Confidence

All the holidays offers displayed on this website are financially protected by the ABTA and ATOL schemes.
They are sold by ATOL (#11475) and ABTA (#YS6608) holder Perfectstay Travel Ltd.

ATOL number 11475

All the flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. The flight-inclusive holidays displayed on this website are sold by ATOL (#11475) holder Perfectstay Travel Ltd. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: http://www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

ABTA number Y6608

As a member of ABTA (#YSS08), you can be assured that you are receiving the highest level of service and are offered excellent choice and value. If your holiday is not inclusive of flights then ABTA will financially protect your holiday similar to ATOL, unless you are already abroad in which case you be returned to the point where your contracted arrangements with us commenced. Find out more: http://www.abta.com