Cancún: Classic Chichen Itza Day Tour with Lunch

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Cancún: Classic Chichen Itza Day Tour with Lunch

From $67.90 per person

Travel from Cancún to Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day trip. Take a guided tour of the ancient ruins, visit and swim in the underwater grotto of Cenote Ik Kil, and eat a buffet lunch accompanied by traditional music and dance.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up service for all major hotels in Cancún's Hotel Zone and at main hotels downtown. Please call in advance to confirm pick-up time.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World
  • Eat a buffet lunch and watch a performance of traditional song and dance
  • Stop at an underwater grotto and enjoy a relaxing swim
Full description
Chichen Itza, founded in the year 514 AD, was once the capital of the ancient Mayan civilization. Now you can visit the ancient ruins on a full-day trip from Cancún. Spend your day exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, also declared one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Your day begins with a drive that stops at an underwater grotto, Cenote Ik Kil, where you will be able to admire the unique formation and go swimming in its clear waters. After that, stop for a buffet lunch with fresh salads, soups, rice, chicken, fish, vegetables, and regional dishes. During lunch, you will be treated to a festive show where regional people perform traditional dances to folk music. After lunch, continue on to visit the archaeological site. Once inside, you will be taken on a 1.5-hour tour with a certified guide who will introduce you to the secrets of the Mayans. Your guide will explain the historical significance of all the most important sites before leaving you to enjoy the ruins on your own.
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Admission to a Sacred Mayan Cenote
  • Shopping stop at a handcraft shop
  • Buffet lunch at the Chichen Itza
  • Certified English-speaking tour guide
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Camera fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • State tax $497 MXN or its equivalent in USD (to be paid in cash only)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable and lightweight clothing, and bring along good walking shoes or sneakers, a hat, sunglasses, biodegradable sunblock, a swimming suit and towel, and an extra change of clothing
  • You should also bring extra cash to buy souvenirs or photographs of your party if you wish
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4.6 / 5

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The Chichen Itza tour was awesome and very informative. Swimming in the cenote was wonderful, but I would have appreciated more information from the guides on cenote history in general and the Ik Kil cenote specifically. But before we even got to the tour, we had a 2-hour lunch experience, which was a tourist trap and waste of time. The shaman ritual and tequila tasting were clearly attempts to get people to spend money in the gift shops. Please cut this part of the tour out or cut it down to 1 hour. Lunch was delicious. Finally, the tour was advertised as English-speaking and the attendees were split about 60% Spanish speaking and 40% English speaking (not sure how many of the Spanish speakers spoke English as well). The guide spoke in Spanish about 70% of the time, only translating half sentences or a few words into English, which made it hard for the English speakers to follow.

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September 6, 2019

Lunch Was Long

We had to change buses after they picked us up at 7:00 am. The first bus was great but the 2nd bus was dirty. No toilet paper or paper towels. Pee all over the bathroom. It was apparent it wasn’t cleaned before the trip. Alex was a great guide but I felt like he was shaming us into buying their products before we even arrived. Then we had a tequila tasting event before lunch. I wish it had been after lunch because it burned my stomach. The pyramids were good. One hour for the tour & one hour to roam. We weren’t able to cool down after walking in 86 degrees up the air conditioning wasn’t working that great on the bus. The icing on the cake was the swimming in the sinkhole. I wish it had been a bit longer tho.

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May 8, 2019


We've been there with our 2 kids (aged 4 and 5) and although the tour on the site at Chichen Itza was a bit long for them (because they don't speak english), it was nice for them overall, especially the swim in the cenote. The bus is air-conditioned, the food was pretty good (okay). Overall a long dayr the kids but a really nice experience!

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March 14, 2017

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