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Riviera Maya: Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid Tour

Riviera Maya: Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid Tour

Travel back in time as you explore the Mayan  archaeological ruins of Chichén Itzá on a guided tour. Connect with nature as you swim in the azure waters of the Cenote. 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, 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 sacred Cenote 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.

Cancun: Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Tour with Lunch

Cancun: Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Tour with Lunch

Dive into Mayan culture on a guided day trip with optional hotel transfers from Cancún or Riviera Maya to Chichén Itzá, named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World for being one of the world's best-preserved ancient cities. Enjoy a Mexican buffet and tequila tasting, and stop at Valladolid and a cenote. The fun will just get started with a panoramic visit as no visit to the charming town of Valladolid, famed for the ornate, 16th-century Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, and the baroque San Gervasio Cathedral. Then, a visit to the area would not be complete without a stop by a cenote, a refreshing, enchanting underground sinkhole, sacred to the Mayan people. Then, enjoy a Mexican buffet lunch and a tequila-tasting experience. Finally, once at Chichén Itzá, follow the guide while learning all about the most important buildings. From the awe-inspiring Pyramid of Kukulcan to the ruins that once housed tens of thousands of Mayans, the Pyramid of El Castillo or El Caracol, this visit is filled with rarely heard stories, incredible details, and stunning photo opportunities. Discover why the huge city played such an important role from the Late Classic period (600 AD) into the early part of the Post Classic period (1200 AD), and why it remained a huge center of pilgrimage.

Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, and Valladolid Day Trip

Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, and Valladolid Day Trip

Travel back in time with a guided tour of the Mayan Chichen Itza ruins. Swim thorugh the azure waters of the Ik Kil Cenote and have some free time to explore the charming town of Valladolid. Watch a live Mayan cooking demonstration and sit down to a delicious buffet lunch.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Cancun. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive to Chichen Itza to experience one of the 7 wonders of the world. Pay the local tax and follow your guide on a tour of ancient Mayan sacred sites.  Engage your senses with a live cooking demonstration. Be amazed as a chef whips up delightful Mayan dishes with local vegetables and fauna. Transcend frontiers and experience the culinary diversity of Mexico.  Savor a buffet lunch packed with mouth-watering flavors. Head to the Ik Kil Cenote and descend a staircase carved in stone to enter the deep pool. Immerse yourself in the cool waters of this site that was once sacred to the Mayans.  Continue the town of Valladolid and have some free time to take a stroll through the streets to soak up the colonial architecture. Return to your accommodation in Cancun at the end of your excursion. 

Chichen Itza: Guided Walking Tour

Chichen Itza: Guided Walking Tour

Join a certified guide on a tour of the world-famous Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Yucatan Peninsula. Explore the ancient Mayan world and discover its intriguing history while visiting the site's most significant landmarks. Choose between group and private options and journey through the former hub of Mayan commerce, politics, military, and religion. Immerse yourself in the fascinating stories of El Caracol, El Observatorio, and El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulcán, the central pyramid of Chichén Itzá. As you wander through the thousand-year-old ruins of this sacred archaeological site, allow your guide to unveil the captivating history and culture of the Mayan civilization. Get ready to delve into the mysteries of Chichén Itzá and gain a deeper understanding of the Mayan people. Don't miss the Equinox on 19th, 20th and 21st of March. Special times will be available to experience the phenomenon! If the wheather allows it, the light and shadows will show a snake going down from the Pyramid.

Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá, Cenote & Valladolid Tour

Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá, Cenote & Valladolid Tour

Discover the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itzá on a guided tour from Playa del Carmen. Immerse yourself in the jungle at an eco-park, with some time for swimming in a cenote and a hearty buffet lunch. Start with pickup from Playa del Carmen and first travel to the jungle eco-park. Marvel at the sacred cenote as you refresh yourself with a purifying swim in crystalline waters. Dig into a delicious buffet lunch at the restaurant at the eco-park, and be ready for a flavor sensation. Try some of the famed Mexican cuisine with regional dishes from Yucatán. After your buffet, head to the world-famous Mayan ruins of Chichen Itzá. Take a guided tour of the ceremonial site and listen to fascinating tales of the ancient Maya civilization. Learn more with your expert guides and hear entertaining stories of life at Chichen Itzá. Discover a culture that was way ahead of its time. Then, enjoy some free time to explore by yourself and walk in the footsteps of the Mayan people. Your final stop is in the colonial center of Valladolid for a quick visit to this charming “Magic Town” of Mexico. The imposing church and architecture of the town surrounding the “zocalo'' or town square are perfect photo ops and a chance to relax and enjoy the laid-back vibes of Yucatán, before heading back to Playa del Carmen.

From Riviera Maya: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, & Valladolid

From Riviera Maya: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, & Valladolid

Travel back in time with a guided tour of the Mayan Chichen Itza ruins. Swim through the azure waters of the Ik Kil Cenote and have some free time to explore the charming town of Valladolid. Watch a live Mayan cooking demonstration and sit down for a delicious buffet lunch. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Riviera Maya. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive to Chichen Itza to experience one of the 7 wonders of the world. Pay the local tax and follow your guide on a tour of ancient Mayan sacred sites. Engage your senses with a live cooking demonstration. Be amazed as a chef whips up delightful Mayan dishes with local vegetables and fauna. Transcend frontiers and experience the culinary diversity of Mexico. Savor a buffet lunch packed with mouth-watering flavors. Then head to the Ik Kil Cenote and descend a staircase carved in stone to enter the deep pool. Immerse yourself in the cool waters of this site that was once sacred to the Mayans. Continue to the town of Valladolid and have some free time to take a stroll through the streets to soak up the colonial architecture. Return to your accommodation at the end of your excursion. 

Chichén Itzá: Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Chichén Itzá: Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Avoid the long lines at one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico with this Chichén Itzá skip-the-line entry ticket. Enter directly to the archaeological site and spend the day exploring the Mayan ruins at your own pace. Discover how this large pre-Columbian city played an important role in the Mayan civilization from around 600 to 1200 AD, and remained a center of worship and pilgrimage until the arrival of the Spaniards. Even today, it is still considered sacred by the Mayan people of the Yucatan peninsula. Like many of the cities of ancient Mexico, the site was abandoned, and its ruins were hidden in the jungle. Experience its rich history and stunning ruins.

From Mérida: Chichén Itzá, Izamal, Valladolid, & Cenote Trip

From Mérida: Chichén Itzá, Izamal, Valladolid, & Cenote Trip

Spend a day full of culture, history, and cuisine on a multi-stop guided tour from Mérida to Izamal, Valladolid, Cenote Chichikan, and Chichén Itzá, one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Discover traditional cooking during a live demonstration. Enjoy breakfast, a buffet lunch, and entry tickets. After meeting your guide in Mérida, head to the archeological site of Chichén Itzá. Walk through the center of this thousand-year-old place and see highlights like the Temple of the Warriors. Later, transport your senses to the root of regional cuisine, one of the greatest legacies of the Mayan culture, during a demonstration of the region’s unique gastronomy. Learn about tradition and innovation in the use of plants, vegetables, and wild fauna. Enjoy a buffet lunch of local products, then let yourself be enchanted by the story and cultural richness of two magical towns of Yucatan during the next stops. Explore Valladolid, known for its natural beauty, cobbled streets, coffee shops, restaurants, and delicious food. Stop at the main plaza for some free time to wander before moving on to Izamal. Learn why the town's houses are all painted yellow and fall in love with its colonial architecture, dating back to the 16th century. Spend time at the main landmark: the Convento de San Antonio de Padua. In between the Valladolid and Izamal stops, seize the chance to take a dip in the cool waters of Chichikan Cenote. 

From Cancun: Chichen Itza Early Access, Cenote, and Lunch

From Cancun: Chichen Itza Early Access, Cenote, and Lunch

Visit the protected archaeological site of Chichen Itza on a guided tour. Swim in a sacred Mayan cenote to cool down from the Mexican heat. At the end, enjoy a typical Mexican buffet lunch. Enjoy the tranquility of your early-morning visit to Chichen Itza before the crowds arrive. Learn how this large pre-Colombian city played an important role in Mayan civilization from around A.D. 600 to 1200 and remained a center of worship and pilgrimage until the arrival of the Spanish. Like many of ancient Mexico’s cities, the site was abandoned, and its ruins were hidden by jungle. Learn how archaeologists discovered and unearthed the site, gaining UNESCO protection and considered today one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Recharge your energies with a typical Mexican buffet lunch before heading to the Cenote. Enjoy the experience of swimming in a Mayan Cenote and have the opportunity to do a Tequila Tasting in this magical environment.

Riviera Maya: Cobá and Chichén Itzá Tour with Cenote & Lunch

Riviera Maya: Cobá and Chichén Itzá Tour with Cenote & Lunch

Embark on a day trip to Cobá and Chichén Itzá and explore the jungles of the Yucatan peninsula. Relax in a Cenote, soak up the views at Nohoch Mul, enjoy lunch, and beat the crowds with an early morning departure. Head to Cobá first, whose ruins date back to 100-300 B.C. Learn about the significance of the five nearby lakes, and appreciate the striking architecture of the vast stone structures. Visit Chichén Itzá, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Feel lost in time in the lovingly kept pyramids, and discover the genius of the city’s unique structures. Venture deeper into the jungle to relax at the mystical Cenote Chichi Kan, the perfect place for a swim and some dazzling photos. Savor a delicious buffet lunch during your adventure. Finish the tour with a quick panoramic visit to Valladolid.

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Overall rating

4.4
(4,936 reviews)

This tour went above and beyond my expectations. My husband and I discovered this tour when planning our trip to Cancun, which had fantastic reviews, and it truly surpassed what we expected. Right from the start, everything was smoothly organized, from booking to the communication about pickup and drop-off. When we had to change hotels due to maintenance issues, adjusting the pickup location was swift and simple. Now, regarding the tour itself, Miguel was an incredible experience guide; he was very knowledgeable and ensured we had a great time. I’m grateful we went to Chichen Itza early to avoid the crowds, and Miguel made sure we stayed in the shade whenever possible. Remember to bring a hat and a neck fan as it can get hot at these sites. Ek Balam was a hidden treasure, and the intricate details on each ruin were stunning up close. The Hibuku cenote took our breath away, and the buffet was delicious! I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour countless time

Tim was all around a great driver for us. He was punctual, patient, and gave us recommendations. He made our day out very smooth. We truly appreciate how he took care of us. Thank you Tim for a great day!

Thank you Monica, for the great tour. Learned a lot while on our tour in chichen itza

Everything was very good, the guide is very involved! I recommend

Swimming in Cenote, and the history behind Chichen Itza