Hacienda Tour Deluxe Mobile – Car Rental Tour

On this Mexico Rental Car Tour you will stay in the Yucatan´s most majestic Haciendas while visiting the most spectacular sites of the region. These former Haciendas feature an area of up to many thousand hectares once used for the production of henequen and which are now immaculately maintained stately grounds. The Haciendas have been rebuilt into wonderful hotels. Each of them is unique in their very own way and combine the atmosphere of the 17th century with modern amenities and absolute luxury!

Day 1
Arrival in Cancún

After arriving in Cancún, please pick up your luggage and go directly to the Rental Car Desk within the airport. They will arrange your transport to the Rental Car office where you will pick up your rental car. With the keys in your hand, you are off on your Yucatan adventure and can drive to your hotel. Overnight stay. (Meals: none)


Day 2
Cancún – Cobá – Balancanché – Chichén Itzá

After breakfast you will start your day with a visit to Cobá. Explore this large Maya archaeological site hidden away in the dense rain forest. Climb the highest pyramid where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the jungle canopy and surrounding lagoons. Afterwards, stop for lunch (optional) in a traditional Mexican restaurant located on the Lagoon of Coba. Afterwards continue to the Caves of Balancanché which were discovered only a few decades ago. Here you will explore the underworld of Xibalba where locations used for sacrifice remain untouched. They were used by Priests and Shamans to worship the ancestors and gods. Finally, head to the Hotel Hacienda Chichen Resort in Chichén Itzá, located next to the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá. We recommend to visit the famous Light & Soundshow (optional) in the evening. Overnight stay. (Meals: breakfast at the hotel)


Distance: approx. 250 km | Total driving time: approx. 4 1/2 hours

Day 3
Chichén Itzá – Cenote Yokdzonot – Mérida Hacienda Temozon

After breakfast visit Chichén Itzá, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and Mexico’s most famous and magnificently restored archeological excavation. Admire the monumental Kukulkan pyramid, which is also known as “El Castillo” and a variety of other impressive constructions this magical place has to offer. Afterwards, stop at the wonderful Cenote Yokdzonot for a refreshing dip in the crystal clear water. Around the cenote is a still typical Yucatecan Mayan village, which, with the support of the government, maintains the water hole, looks after the small restaurant and thus ensures the income of the inhabitants. Afterwards continue to Mérida, the capital of the Yucatán and also known as the “white city”. Explore the charming historical center and visit the oldest Cathedral of the Americas and the Government Palace with its beautiful murals. Then continue to the breathtaking Hacienda Temozon. Enjoy the evening walking through the stately grounds or spoil yourself with a relaxing Maya massage (optional) before having dinner. Overnight stay. (Meals: breakfast at the hotel)


Distance: approx. 170 km | Total driving time: approx. 3 hours

Day 4
Hacienda Temozon – Hacienda Yaxcopoil – Celestún – Hacienda Santa Rosa

Your first stop today is the ancient Hacienda Yaxcopoil, considered one of the most important sisal Haciendas of Yucatan in the 17th century. Feel transported back in the old history while admiring the original furnishings of the former residents and landlords. After that and if your tour is on Friday, you should stop in the Yucatec village Uman. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the weekly market of the Mayan population. The rest of the day will be of pure nature and relaxation. Continue to Celestún Beach where you can observe one of the most extensive flamingo colonies during a boat trip (optional) through the unique mangrove swamps. Enjoy your free afternoon afternoon to take a stroll and experience the amazing flora and fauna, relax on the beautiful beach or let one of the famous restaurants spoil you with delicious seafood (optional). Afterwards you will drive through many small Mayan villages to Hacienda Santa Rosa, where you will be enchanted by the intimacy of this 12-room Hacienda. Overnight stay. (Meals: breakfast at the hotel)


Distance: approx. 170 km | Total driving time: approx. 3 hours

Day 5
Uxmal – Labná – Hacienda Santa Rosa

Today you will visit the archaeological site of Uxmal, which is the Yucatan’s most important archeological excavation, apart from Chichén Itzá. The architecture of Uxmal is an example of that present in the Puuc region. The temples have smooth low walls which represent traditional Maya huts and many figures of the rain god Chaac. You will be filled with respect and admiration at the extent of this beautiful city completed without technical help in the 9th and 10th Century. Afterwards, enjoy a break for lunch (optional) in a Maya Restaurant where you will have the opportunity to taste traditional Maya cuisine. In the afternoon drive through picturesque villages on your way to the rarely visited ruins of Labná, one of the most magical places of the Puuc Region. In the afternoon you will return to the Hacienda Santa Rosa. Overnight stay. (Meals: breakfast at the hotel)


Distance: approx. 210 km | Total driving time: approx. 3 1/2 hours

Day 6
Hacienda Santa Rosa – Campeche – Edzná – Hacienda Puerta Campeche

This morning you head to Campeche. Explore the beautiful small town and learn about the San Miguel Fort which protected the city against pirates, the Cathedral, the Zocalo, the boardwalk and the San Román Church. Campeche is a small fishing town famous for its colorful houses and restored testimonies of its colonial past. The historical city center was included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1999. Enjoy the cobblestones streets of this authentic mexican town far away from the masses of tourists found on the Riviera Maya. Afterwards you go straight to Edzná, located 45 minutes south-east of the capital. Admire the diversity of the House of the Itzá, which indicates a possible connection between Edzná and Chichen Itzá. The archaeologically interesting area covers an area of approximately 25 km². There are several very large buildings there, which are dated to the classic period of Mayan history. Spend the night at Hacienda Puerta Campeche, located in the downtown Campeche. Overnight stay. (Meals: breakfast at the hotel)


Distance: approx. 250 km | Total driving time: approx. 3 1/2 hours

Day 7
Hacienda Puerta Campeche – Tixkokob – Aké – Hacienda San Jose Cholul

After breakfast, drive to the charming village of Tixkokob which is a place of production for famous high quality woven hammocks. From here you will visit Aké, a hidden archaeological site in the middle of a former sisal Hacienda. The Hacienda has been reopened by neighboring Maya farmers. After exploring the ruins you will leave for the Hacienda San Jose Cholul. This former sisal Hacienda is situated in a wonderful park and shines with the splendor of the colonial era. It also has a restaurant with delicious Maya specialties, large suites and bathrooms, a swimming pool filled with natural spring water and vast gardens, making your stay at the Hacienda a special event. Overnight stay.  (Meals: breakfast at the hotel)


Distance: approx. 225 km | Total driving time: approx. 3 1/2 hours

Day 8
Hacienda San Jose Cholul – Izamal – Tulum – Playa del Carmen

After breakfast you are off to Izamal, the town of three cultures. The custard yellow colonial buildings are surrounded by huge pyramids, like the Kinich Kakmo and the Izamatul which tower above town, reminding you of the famous Itzas and their forcible downfall. The main attraction in this charming town is the extensive Franciscan Convent. Today it is a pilgrimage site for the Virgin of Izamal, the Patron Saint of the Yucatan. After this visit you will continue to Tulum, an absolutely beautiful Maya ruin of the post classical period which is spectacularly situated on a cliff face overlooking the Caribbean Sea.  Continue to your connecting hotel in Playa del Carmen/Tulum/Cancún.


Distance: approx. 215 km | Total driving time: approx. 2 1/2 hours



Price details

This Buenos Días Mexico rental car tour includes:
  • 7 nights accommodation in the aforementioned or equivalent hotels
  • Accommodation in double rooms with a private bathroom
  • Meals according to the itinerary above
  • 8 days rental car, category IDAR

– Pick up: Airport Cancún
– Drop off: Airport Cancún o. Playa del Carmen
– Unlimited kilometers
– Taxes
– Full insurance
– A/C

  • Local taxes


This Buenos Días Mexico car rental tour does NOT include:
  • Entrance fees
  • Voluntary tips for guides and drivers
  • Fuel costs and highway tolls
  • Personal expenses & extras in the hotels
  • Additional meals & drinks
  • Travel and medical insurance (Book here with Travel Secure)
  • Evacuation costs


Important information

Important information:
  • We reserve the right to make any amendments to the itinerary as long as the amendments are not essential to the rest of the tour.
  • Please note that the Rental Car agreement is a contract between the renter and the rental car company. Buenos Días Mexico acts solely as a Travel Agent and cannot guarantee short term changes on the part of the service provider nor do they assume responsibility for damages. Please check the emergency numbers which are on your contract signed with the rental car company in case of accidents.
  • Since The rental car company charges a security deposit for each car rental which increases depending on category (600-2500 USD approx), usually 10% of the car value. A credit card is needed with a validity of at least one year and a sufficient limit to cover this deposit.
  • The rental car needs to be returned to the rental car offices as specified in the itinerary. It is not possible to leave the rental car at the hotel. Upon request the rental car company may offer a transfer to the hotel once the rental car is returned. This transfer cannot be guaranteed as it depends on the availability of the company shuttle.
  • All distance is approximated and Buenos Dias Mexico assumes no liability.
  • GPS systems and baby seats cannot be confirmed in advance and are subject to availability when the vehicle is picked up.
  • Hotel selection is subject to availability. If the aforementioned accommodations are fully booked or over booked, Buenos Dias Mexico reserves the right to replace them with equivalent hotels.
  • All of the hotels will be booked in a country specific category which does not always correspond to the international standard. Please note that there is no official hotel certification system in Mexico.
  • Please note that the price of the hotel category corresponds to a 3 star hotel (standard). On request we can also book a 4 bw hotel for you. 5 star category.
  • Small group travel: Please keep in mind that day trips with small groups often requires patience and understanding, because every group has a certain dynamic. Sometimes the group stops at souvenir shops and markets.
  • High Season Travelling (Christmas / New Year’s and Easter holidays): Travelling in Mexico during high seasons presents some exceptional conditions. This means that there may be delays, overbookings and longer waiting times at museums or archaeological sites. We try our best to assure that all services are carried out as confirmed but especially in the states of Chiapas and Yucatan small groups can sometimes convert to larger groups. We kindly ask you for your understanding.
  • All our travel itineraries can be used as inspiration and customized upon request.
  • Book HERE this exclusive tour with a private guide.


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