Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Self-Drive Yucatan Community Adventure

Head out on a self-drive adventure to explore the rich Mayan heritage and natural beauty of the Yucatan. You'll take trips to swim in sacred cenotes, explore historic caves, and experience the traditions of Mayan communities through homestays and community activities. You'll also have time to relax on stunning beaches and enjoy the Caribbean waters! All the activities and lodging will be organized for you and you'll get a handy 'Travel Notebook' to guide you from place to place.

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9 Days / 8 Nights

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion and Active Adventure


Spanish and English
The Totonal team speaks English and will provide some assistance by phone. However, some local guides for activities will only speak Spanish. If you'd like an English interpreter, this can be arranged for an extra fee.

Physical Activity

Light activity and Moderate activity


Small Towns/Villages and Beach


Wifi: Limited
Cell: Available
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Speaks: Spanish and English


  • Visit Nuevo Durango, a small town converted into a location for ecotourism and organic food production.
  • Visit the Ek Balam arachaelogical site to see ancient Mayan ruins
  • Swim in sacred cenotes, full of beautiful turquoise water. These were the connection to the underworld in Mayan culture!
  • Take some time to enjoy what the Yucatan is most famous for -- the beach & cool Caribbean waters. You'll have a full free day at the stunning Bacalar lagoon.



Flexible Departure Date
All year


2 to 8 Travelers

This is a self-drive adventure. You will begin at the Cancun airport and follow guided instructions to several different communities throughout the Yucatan. The Totonal team will provide you with a phone and will be availabe to provide support and instructions along the way if you need help!

What's Included


8 Nights Community Lodge, Family Homestay, Hotel and Cabin



Bilingual guide and Local guide (not bilingual)


Private Room


Some meals included (see itinerary)
The majority of meals will be included in the overall cost. The detailed itinerary outlines which meals are covered.


Private car

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Totonal Viajes

Locally Owned Tour Operator

Discover the beautiful lesser-known regions of Mexico as well as some wonderful local initiatives that maintain ancestral customs. Totonal offers unique tours that give you the chance to interact with the local community, who are proud to open the doors to their world and show you their history and culture: artisans, rituals, gastronomy, amazing nature, and a good dose of warmth are the main characteristics of these experiences. This will enable you to understand the authentic and varied culture of Mexico from the different regions visited, and the great spirituality of its inhabitants, who have great love for Mother Earth. Keeping an open mind will allow you to better learn from the wisdom of your hosts and amplify the experience enormously!

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Getting There

Transport options

You'll be met at the Cancun International Airport by a representative from Totonal who will help you get your car rental and hit the road!
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