Wellness Challenge – Escape to Mexico

A relaxing change of scenery

Want to pause and take a breath? This tour is designed for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, inviting you to slow down, breathe deeply and reconnect with what’s essential. Challenge yourself to leave distractions and stress behind, to immerse yourself in silence and beauty, and discover the luxury of simplicity. Ready for a reset?

 

💆‍♀️Temazcal and cocoa ceremony in a heavenly environment
🐒 Exploration of the Sian Kaan reserve
🛶 Kayaking in a crystal-blue lagoon
🌳 Discovery of an archaeological site in the jungle
🧘‍♀️ Meditation on Celestun beach
😎 The intimacy of a lost cenote
⛺️ Unusual and comfortable accommodations
🚗 Travel in total freedom with your own rental car
🇫🇷 24-hour French-speaking assistance
🌟A team of experts dedicated to ensuring your stay runs smoothly before, during and after, offering you the best recommendations to make your trip unforgettable.

Length of stay: 15 days

Kind: Dare to Venture Collection

Fix: Easy

Countries visited: Mexico

Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Sian Ka'an, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico

Celestún, Yucatan, Mexico

Acanceh, Yucatan, Mexico

Espita, Yucatan, Mexico

Cancún International Airport, Carretera a Aeropuerto Cancún, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Day 1 : Puerto Morelos

Arrival in Cancun
Arrive at the airport and pick up your vehicle at the rental company counter. In each terminal, you’ll find a rental company counter to which you must present yourself in order to be redirected to the main office where you’ll take possession of your vehicle.

 

Option included: Local SIM card.

An English-speaking guide will be waiting for you at the rental counter to help you with all the formalities.

 

Overnight at Hotel Jolie Jungle. King bungalow.

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Day 2 : Tulum

A relaxing day in Tulum

From Jolie Jungle, head south to Tulum and its splendid white sand beach.

Arrive in Tulum in the late morning.

Your afternoon will be devoted to the Temazcal or cocoa ceremony. Immerse yourself in these traditional rituals, explore a rich culture, and create lasting memories during this authentic experience.

 

Option included: Temazcal and cacao ceremony.

Overnight at Hotel Nomade Tulum.

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Day 3 : Sian Ka'an

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve Tour:
A full-day exploration of the World Heritage-listed Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve offers an immersion in lush nature and archaeological remains. The journey begins with a meditative walk through the rainforest, followed by the discovery of the ancient city of Muyil.

Aboard a peaceful boat, glide through the reserve’s preserved ecosystems, letting your luck run out with possible encounters with manatees, crocodiles and a myriad of birds.
A unique “floating” experience awaits you in a natural canal, an aquatic dance in harmony with nature. Continuing this adventure, explore the Punta Laguna reserve, where an intercultural encounter takes shape, also offering the opportunity to observe our primate cousins.

Guided by our French-speaking tour leader, a graduate in anthropology and naturalist guide, these expeditions take a sustainable tourism approach, limited to small groups of no more than 11 people. It’s an invitation to experience the very essence of these unspoilt places, in harmony with nature and respectful of its splendor.

 

Return to your hotel between 5 and 6 pm.

Overnight at the Nomade Tulum hotel.

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Day 4 : Tulum

Wellness experience at Nomade Tulum:
Immerse yourself in total relaxation on the magnificent beach of Tulum, where you’ll take part in a variety of soothing activities. Between relaxation exercises, invigorating energy clean sessions and discoveries of the temazcal tradition, you’ll let yourself be carried away by a unique day. Enjoy the gentle sea breeze as you explore these exclusive experiences, which will add a touch of well-being and discovery to your stay. Treat yourself to this memorable interlude, where every activity is designed to enrich your experience and offer you an unforgettable escape from everyday life.

 

Option included: Yoga in the morning, followed by energy clean relaxation and an introduction to sound healing in the afternoon.

 

Overnight at Hotel Nomade Tulum.

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Day 5 : Bacalar

Today you’re heading south!
The Bacalar Lagoon, or Lagoon of Seven Colours, is a vast expanse of shallow water. The waves of this extraordinary landscape show magnificent variations in shades of blue, and the sunset is spectacular.

You can stop off at the Azul cenote (40 minutes), which also offers a lovely opportunity to swim in the water.

Arrive in the afternoon at the Bacalar lagoon, where a beautiful sunset awaits you.

 

Overnight at the Hotel Azul No Me Olvides. Umai room.

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Day 6 : Bacalar

Ecotourism kayaking day:
50 kilometres long and 2 kilometres narrow, the lagoon is set in a beautiful mangrove forest. Its incredible variations in shades of blue have given it the nickname of the Seven Coloured Lagoon.

After an hour’s kayaking, plunge into the heart of the mangroves of the hidden lagoon. The sacred silence and tranquillity envelop you, allowing you to observe a variety of birds and, if you’re lucky, perhaps even snakes, tapirs or crocodiles. Sail through the canals to reach the serenity of the Bacalar lagoon. A welcome break on a small, heavenly beach invites you to take a dip.

On your return to the hotel, treat yourself to a well-deserved rest and enjoy the tranquillity of your hotel.

 

NB: Don’t forget your swimming costume and sunscreen (long sleeves are the most effective and environmentally friendly), hat, towel and water bottle (you can fill it up before and during the tour). The guide will provide waterproof bags and a snack during the tour.

 

Option included: Kayak tour.

Night at the Azul No Me Olvides hotel. Umai room.

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Day 7 : Calakmul

Kohunlich archaeological site

Early departure for the Kohunlich archaeological site in the Rio Bec region.

This site is made up of a series of architectural complexes of a ceremonial nature, such as residences, some of which functioned as neighbourhoods or high-level family complexes.

Arrive late afternoon in Calakmul and check into your hotel.

 

Overnight at the Hotel Puerta Calakmul, in a standard room.

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Day 8 : Uayamon

Calakmul, jewel of Mayan culture

Early departure for the Calakmul site in the state of Campeche, in a biosphere reserve where a large number of jaguars have been recorded. This little-known site is one of the jewels of Mayan culture and was, at its height, the direct rival of Tikal in Guatemala. As at Tikal, it is possible to observe wild animals roaming freely around the site (toucans, monkeys, oco-faisans). The jaguars tend to come at night, but who knows?

 

Note: 40-minute return journey from Chicana to the entrance to Calakmul. (Then a 1:30 track to get to the Calakmul site).

Entrance fees to be paid on site.

Then on to Uayamon.

 

Night at the hotel Hacienda Uayamon.

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Day 9 : Celestun

Relaxation at the Hacienda

Treat yourself to a relaxing morning at the Hacienda with a dip in the pools and a soothing massage.

Then it’s on to Celestun in the late afternoon.

At the end of the day, treat yourself to a delicious grilled fish in front of the sea.

 

Overnight at Hotel Xixim.

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Day 10 : Celestun

Wellness experience at Xixim in Celestun :

Treat yourself to a day of relaxation in Celestun, an oasis of tranquillity. For an unrivalled relaxation experience, we’ll include admission to the Xixim wellness centre. There, immerse yourself in the soothing art of meditation and discover the healing benefits of plants during an immersive introductory session. Take advantage of this wellness break to reconnect with yourself and explore the ways of natural healing in an enchanting setting.

Option included: Meditation session and introduction to the healing benefits of plants.

 

Overnight at hotel Xixim.

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Day 11 : Celestun

A day at leisure in the sumptuous surroundings of the Xixim.

Take advantage of this free day to explore the small village of Celestun and recharge your batteries in the hotel swimming pool.

As night falls, we invite you to contemplate the stars and discover the magic of dance around a log fire. Take advantage of this moment of relaxation to admire the starry sky and feel the relaxing vibrations, creating a memorable and revitalising experience.

 

Option included: Initiation to a relaxation dance around a wood fire, followed by stargazing in the evening.

 

Overnight at Hotel Xixim.

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Day 12 : Acanceh

Head for Acanceh

Start your morning relaxing on the beach at Celestun, then head for Acanceh, the birthplace of the cenotes.

 

Overnight at the Hotel Galopina Casa Silvestre.

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Day 13 : Espita

The village of Tixkokob:

Head for the village of Tixkokob, the cradle of hammock-making. We recommend a stroll through the centre and lunch at the Pueblo Pibil restaurant, world-famous for its recipe for cochinita pibil.

The yellow city of Izamal:

You leave to visit Izamal one of the oldest cities in the Yucatan which was a great religious centre dedicated to the supreme god Itzamna as well as the sun god Kinich Kakmo. The Spanish colonists built a vast Franciscan monastery here, the convent of San Antonio de Padua.

Then on to Espita.

 

Overnight at the Hotel Casona Los Cedros.

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Day 14 : Espita

Experience a cenote all to yourself!
Today, treat yourself to a truly memorable experience. You’ll have the exclusive privilege of diving into the intimacy of a private cenote, offering an exceptional day in total harmony with nature.

The crystal-clear waters of this immaculate cenote are captivating in their splendor. It’s an extraordinary interlude, out of time.

Lunch and drinks are included on site. It’s an experience where every detail has been thought of to allow you to fully immerse yourself in the magic of this unspoilt place, for a day of total disconnection.

 

Night at Hotel Casona Los Cedros.

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Day 15 : Cancun

¡Hasta luego México!

Departure from the hotel 4 hours before your flight to Cancun airport.

 

Vehicle drop-off at the rental agency counter.

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