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Convent of San Bernardino of Siena

Convent of San Bernardino of Siena: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Riviera Maya: Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid Tour

1. From Riviera Maya: Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid Tour

Start your journey by getting picked up in Tulum. Discover Chichen Itza, a spectacular archaeological site and a must-see for those interested in history and culture.  See renowned structures with your guide such as the Pyramid of Kukulkan and the Great Ball Court. Get a glimpse of the achievements of the Mayan civilization.  After Chichen Itza, head to Valladolid, a city where past and present come together. Be amazed by the colorful architecture and the local food culture.  Have lunch in the courtyard of a restored colonial mansion and wander the square and nearby streets. Take photos and enjoy shopping as you get a taste of the slow-paced Mexican life. To finish the day, go to a local community-run cenote, the perfect spot to get away from the crowds and cool down in the refreshing blue waters.

Cancun or Merida: Day of the Dead in a Cenote all year round

2. Cancun or Merida: Day of the Dead in a Cenote all year round

If visiting Cancún or Mérida, take this tour to fully live the experience of the traditional celebration of the Day of the Dead, without the necessity of waiting until November 1st! The adventure begins with a visit to the historic Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, at Valladolid, a delightful place due to the spiritual energy that emanates from its walls. As the sun descends, is the moment of visiting Chichikan, a mystical Mayan village where the Day of the Dead comes alive next to a magical cenote. Be part of the ancient art of Mayan body painting, a unique experience traditionally used to honor the departed spirits with intricate designs. And to continue with the customs of the Mayan community, try some Xtabentún, a traditional liquor, that provides a blend between Mayan gastronomy and the Day of the Dead festivity, connecting present and past. Thereafter, once the sun has fully disappeared, understand the magical beauty and spiritual significance of cenotes, mystical sinkholes that are believed to be portals between the living and the dead. The guide will captivate the group with tales and insights into the interwoven connections of life, death, and the afterlife. Afterward, participate in the Hanal Pixán, a fascinating Mayan ceremony to honor ancestors by making offerings to the dead. During the ceremony, be immersed as songs are played, revealing the deep meaning behind this sacred ritual. To end up, seize the opportunity of tasting authentic Mexican food, with a dinner of tacos, together with a tequila tasting.

Cancun: Valladolid and Chichen-Itzá Full-Day Prívate Tour

3. Cancun: Valladolid and Chichen-Itzá Full-Day Prívate Tour

Visit one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulkan, a Mayan Pyramid right in the middle of this impressive archeological site in the state of Yucatán, Mexico. It was recently discovered this pyramid was built above a huge Cenote (sinkhole) making the construction of this building a real feat. You can not miss visiting and knowing the history of this marvelous Mayan city. Valladolid is a welcoming city full of history that makes Yucatán proud. For centuries it has been identified by the richness of the Spanish heritage embodied in its temples and the ancestry of its old neighborhoods. It has an extraordinary colonial flavor. Walking through its streets with their brightly painted coffers, its neighborhoods with their churches, and, of course, the imposing convent of San Bernardino de Siena, a tangible trace of the Franciscan presence throughout the peninsula, is like going back in time. Its cozy main park offers the shade of its laurels to locals and strangers alike, and in the afternoon the birds fill the surroundings with their trills, announcing the end of the day.

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What people are saying about Convent of San Bernardino of Siena

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 61 reviews

Ceaser, our guide was extremely attentive and informative. I was picked up on time by Ceaser and the driver Carlos. In the car, Ceaser brought us upto date with a brief history of Mexico and endangered animals. They also provided us with cold water and snacks which I appreciated so much! First stop was at rest stop where we had the chance to use the restroom and buy coffee. Then we headed to the pyramids right before the rest of tourists arrived where Ceaser took time to explain history thoroughly. After that, we headed to Valladolid where we had the best food ever and even had some time to stroll around the colonial city. Ceaser was there with us all throughout. Lastly, we stopped by the Cenote Xux Ha which was not crowded at the time we arrived and we all appreciated the exclusivity. Overall, HIGHLY recommend! The Group was awesome! The Guide was awesome! The Tour was awesome! Safe travels.

We had an outstanding experience and highly recommend this tour. Felipe was an excellent guide, really well prepared and making you sure you got context to all the visited sites and experiences. With him we had a great tour of Chichen Itza, moved on to an excellent lunch in Valladolid and then went to what is probably the highlight of the tour (not small considering you previously visited Chichen Itza) with the visit to a off the beaten path community-run cenote, where you can have an authentic experience and give back to the local community.

Great experience with super knowledgeable guide! The size of the group was perfect to navigate all of the crowds and get to everything effectively.

The tour was very well organised and the guide was very well prepared with loads of facts and interesting context.

The tour was great and fun. Our guide Caesar is knowledgeable and entertaining.