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Cancún/Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá, Valladolid & Cenote Tour

Activity provider: Sat Mexico Tours

Cancún/Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá, Valladolid & Cenote Tour

Activity provider: Sat Mexico Tours
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Tour the impressive archeological ruins of Chichén Itzá and discover a ceremonial center of the Maya civilization. Then, go to a sacred cenote and end with a buffet meal in the restaurant.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Rivera Maya, and downtown Tulum between 7:00 AM-8:00 AM.


  • Step back in time as you explore the step pyramid temples of Chichén Itzá
  • Experience the exhileration of swimming in the underground cenote formation
  • Immerse yourself in local history in culture with a stories from your guide
  • Discover the beauty of the colonial city of Valladolid on a guided walking tour
  • Delight your senses as you savor local flavors with a filling buffet lunch
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Travel back in time as you explore the Mayan  archeological ruins of Chichén Itzá on a guided tour. Connect with nature as you swim in the azure waters of the cenote of Saamal. Eat a mouth-watering buffet lunch and take a guided walking tour of Valladolid.

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, or a nearby meeting point, and then journey to one of the most important monuments on the Yucatán Peninsula.   Upon arrival at Chichén Itzá, look at the step pyramid of Kukulcan (El Castillo), known for the play of light from the equinox that casts shadows on each step to create an image of a serpent descending.   Go to the ancient cenote of Saamal and experience one of the sinkholes that form part of a network of underground rivers sacred to the Maya people. Enjoy a delicious buffet meal and take a stroll around the colonial city of Valladolid to complete your experience.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Hotel Zone Cancun and Riviera Maya
  • Certified guide
  • Cenote entrance
  • Access to dressing rooms
  • Buffet meal
  • 20-minute stop at Valladolid main square
  • Chichen Itza entry tax, $30 USD per adult / $5 per child to be paid in cash to the guide
  • Life jackets and lockers (available to rent)
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Cash
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 1997 reviews

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What I love about this company is that they pick you up at your hotel. Then we got on a bus. You can bring a little backpack, you can leave it on the bus. Our guide was incredibly well educated & informative about the culture. I felt like we only saw a tiny part of Chichén Itzá & i saw other tours discuss other architectural elements. I also felt like it was set up to also be marketing in itself, like getting the birth certificate & him stopping the tour at a particular vendor, and the tequila tasting (which I did not do because other reviews mentioned it was just for sales). I enjoyed the information overall though, and I don’t know how different any other tour would’ve been.

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June 22, 2022

It was the best experience I have ever had! We had so much fun on the Chitchen Itza, cenote. The lunch provided was EXCELLENT. Alan was awesome and so knowledgeable about the Mayan culture.It was amazing to see one of the seven wonders though! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!!

June 22, 2022

The trip was wonderful and I highly recommend it. I was with my 2 teens and they enjoyed the talks by Luis, our guide. He is so engaging and passionate about the Mayan culture, history and people. The ruins were incredible, the tour there was perfectly timed (just enough time to see everything and hear all about it). Then the cenote was gorgeous! We had been to 4 already and this one was the most beautiful yet. It was a little hectic (ticket + locker room) and I wish this was included as other tours include it. The buffet lunch in this big beautiful hall was outstanding. Really good food, relaxing atmosphere. The pit stop to the colonial town was short and sweet and then we headed home. Long bus ride but I would do it again in a heart beat.

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June 22, 2022

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