Short Round through Yucatán - Self-Drive Tour / Private Tour

Included Services
  • 8 locations in 4 days: Valladolid, Ek Balam, Río Lagartos, Chichén Itzá, Mérida, Hacienda Sotuta de Peón, Cobá, Riviera Maya
  • 3 nights in hotels with a 3* standard, incl. breakfast
  • Rental Car version: rental car in chosen category
  • Private tour version: English-speaking tour guide and entrances

You are planning a beach stay in Mexico but also want to see some of the famous spots around Yucatán? Combine your beachstay at the Riviera Maya with a 4-day tour across Yucatán. You'll get to know the different Mayan sites, bath in a Cenote, observe hundreds of flamingos in their natural habitate and discover different colonial cities. You decide if you want to explore the peninsula with a rental car or with a private tour guide. We can also organize your beach stay. More information you can find in the detailed itinerary.

Route of the tour "Short Round Through Yucatán"


The Riviera Maya is one of the most famous regions for beach stays worldwide. Beside gorgeous beaches this regions has far more to offer. Take four days of your holidays and explore the Mayan sites Chichén Itzá, Ek Balam and Coba. You will also take part in a boat tour in the protected area of Río Lagartos, where the water is coloured in pink due to the high amount of crabs.

Below you’ll find the day-by-day breakdown for our Short Round Through Yucatán tour.

These highlights are waiting for you on this tour

    • Best preserved Mayan site
    • Famous tourist attraction in Yucatán
    • UNESCO world heritage
      • Underground water system of Yucatán
      • holes with water and limestome caves
      • "Holy Springs"
      Cobá ✪
        • One of the biggest Mayan sites of Yucatán
        • Sacbeob: kilometer long "white trails"
        • Nohoch Mul pyramid with 120 stairs


        You start your journey from the Riviera Maya through the states Quintana Roo and Yucatán. If you are travelling with a rental car, you'll pick it up at one of the many rental car stations. Otherwise your tour guide will pick you up at 8:30 at your hotel. Your journey will take you to Valladolid first, a small town, that is known as one of the most beautiful colonial town in Mexico. After a short stop you continue to Ek Balam. The translation of the name of this site is "Black Jaguar". You'll visit the ruins and continue your journey northwards to Río Lagartos.

         Unterkunft im Hotel in Río Lagartos, 3* standard

        The small town of Río Lagartos is located next to the conservation area of the same name, a lagoon with a high salinity. It's home to many colonies of flamingos. But not only flamingos are living here. You can find more than 350 kinds of birds, many reptiles and mammals. You'll go on a boat tour to discover some of the many habitants of the area. Afterwards your tour takes you Chichén Itzá, probably the most famous Mayan site of Mexico. During a guided tour you'll learn more about the different buidlings and the culture of the Mayans. In the evening you'll reach Mérida.

        Unterkunft im Hotel in Mérida, 3* standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

        Mérida - the gate to the Mayan world - is open for you. In the morning you'll go to the south to the former sisal region of the country. You visit the Hacienda Sotuta de Peón, which was built in the end of the 19th century. You get an insight on how the day-to-day life on a plantation was a 100 years ago. Afterwards you have the chance to bath in the Cenote Dzul-Ha. If you want to, you can enjoy a lunch (optional) at the Hacienda. In the afternoon you can discover Mérida.

        Unterkunft im Hotel in Mérida, 3* standard     Verpflegung: Breakfast

        Your journey brings you back to the Riviera Maya. On your way you stop at another Mayan site. Cobá was once one of the biggest Mayan sites with about 50.000 habitants. One of the most famous buildings at this site is the pyramid El Castillo with 42m of hight. You need to climb 120 stairs to get to the top. In the afternoon you reach your hotel at the Riviera Maya.

         Verpflegung: Breakfast



        • 3 nights in hotels with a 3* standard, incl. breakfast
        • English-speaking tour guide
        • guided visits of Ek Balam, Chichén Itzá and Cobá
        • Boat tour at Río Lagartos
        • Visit of the Hacienda Sotuta de Peón with other participants

        Not Included

        • Flight to / from Mexico
        • optional excursions/activities
        • tips and gratuities
        • Travel insurance
        • Transfer in/out: booking available on request


        • 3 nights in hotels with a 3* standard, incl. breakfast
        • Rental car in chosen category; pick up & drop off at Riviera Maya
        • no kilometer restriction
        • insurance without cost-splitting

        Not Included

        • Flight to / from Mexico
        • optional excursions/activities
        • tips and gratuities
        • Travel insurance
        • Transfer in/out: booking available on request
        • Entrance fees (Ek Balam, Chichén Itzá, Cobá, Hacienda Sotuta de Peón)

        Important Information

        • Entry and exit, necessary vaccinations and general information about Mexico
        • Rental Car Types
        • Terms & Conditions of Car Hire
        • If you want to include a domestic flight are extend your stay in Mexico, let us know on your inquiry. We are happy to send you an individual offer.

        Prices and Dates tour "Short Round Through Yucatán"

        Prices on request.
        Please let us know on your inquiry, if you want to book this tour as a self-drive or private tour.

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