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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.

From Mérida: Chichén Itzá and Cenote Tour with Buffet Lunch

From Mérida: Chichén Itzá and Cenote Tour with Buffet Lunch

Experience the mysticism of the historic city of Chichen Itzá with a visit to its archaeological site, named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Take a detour during your trip to Yucatán and join an excursion from Mérida to learn about history, swim in a sacred cenote, and taste authentic food. Head directly to Chichén Itzá on a bus ride from Mérida. Make the most of your travel time by hearing about the Mayan civilization and its history from your expert guide. Reach Chichén Itzá while it's still early before the crowds arrive and the heat sets in. Admire the perfection of El Castillo, recognized as the masterpiece of the complex. Visit the old field where the pre-Hispanic ball game was played, the Mayan astronomical observatory known as El Caracol, and the Temple of the Warriors. Take some time to explore at your own pace. Up next, taste a delicious Mexican buffet lunch with vegetarian options and recharge energies before heading to your next stop. Discover a beautiful cenote, a natural freshwater pool, where you can swim in its cool waters, sacred to the Mayans. Hop back on the bus and return safely to Mérida.

Punta Cana: Amazing Tour in Buggy Explore With Pick Up Hotel

Punta Cana: Amazing Tour in Buggy Explore With Pick Up Hotel

¡Explora la belleza natural de la Riviera Maya en un emocionante tour en buggy! Comenzando desde Cancún, esta aventura te lleva a través de paisajes espectaculares y emocionantes senderos fuera de lo común. Con tres turnos disponibles para adaptarse a tu horario, a las 8:30, 10:30 y 14:30, puedes elegir la hora que mejor se adapte a tu día. Experimenta la emoción de conducir tu propio buggy todo terreno mientras te adentras en la exuberante selva tropical. Atraviesa terrenos variados, desde manglares hasta densos bosques, y descubre la rica biodiversidad de la región mientras sigues a tu guía experto. Durante el recorrido, tendrás la oportunidad de explorar antiguos sitios mayas, nadar en refrescantes cenotes y disfrutar de impresionantes vistas panorámicas. Sumérgete en la cultura local mientras aprendes sobre la historia y las tradiciones de la zona de la mano de guías locales conocedores. Ya sea que busques una emocionante aventura llena de adrenalina o simplemente desees explorar la belleza natural de la región, este tour en buggy desde Cancún ofrece una experiencia inolvidable para todos los amantes de la naturaleza y la aventura. ¡Únete a nosotros y descubre la Riviera Maya de una manera única y emocionante!

Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itza - Cenote & Valladolid

Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itza - Cenote & Valladolid

Discover the splendors of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, on this immersive tour. Your adventure begins with comfortable transportation from your hotel in first-class vehicles equipped with air conditioning. Accompanied by a certified guide, you'll delve into the fascinating history and culture of the Mayan civilization. Our first stop is a visit to a traditional Mayan village, offering insight into the daily life and customs of the contemporary Maya people. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and learn about their rich heritage. Next, we'll journey to a cenote, a natural sinkhole unique to the Yucatan Peninsula. Marvel at the crystal-clear waters and take a refreshing swim in its blue depths, surrounded by lush jungle scenery. Afterward, indulge in a delectable buffet lunch at "Chilam Balam" restaurant, featuring an array of dishes including regional specialties like Cochinita Pibil, handmade tortillas, and more. Please note that drinks are not included with the meal. Following lunch, we'll explore the awe-inspiring ruins of Chichen Itza, where your guide will provide insights into the significance of each temple and structure. You'll have free time to capture photos or simply admire the grandeur of this ancient site. Our journey concludes with a visit to the charming city of Valladolid, known for its colonial architecture and vibrant atmosphere. Explore the quaint streets lined with colorful buildings before we begin our return journey to your hotel.

Chichén Itzá Delux with Suytun cenote experiencie

Chichén Itzá Delux with Suytun cenote experiencie

Chichen Itza Deluxe Tour • Suytun and Ik-Kil Cenote Visits • Departures: Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday Included: • Roundtrip transportation (by bus or van) • Bilingual guide • Box lunch (sandwich, fruit, cookie, and juice) • 2 bottles of water on the bus • Certified guide for the entire tour • Guided visit and entrance to the Chichen Itza archaeological zone (1 hour) • Free time in the archaeological zone (1 hour) • Bottle of water upon entering and exiting the archaeological zone • Visit to the Ik-Kil cenote for swimming (1 hour) • Visit to the Suytun cenote for swimming (1 hour) • Life jackets included at the cenotes • Buffet lunch at Suytun restaurant • Visit to the historic center of Valladolid (30 minutes) Not Included: • Conservation fee of 1,000 pesos per person for the Riviera Maya cultural preservation Additional Description: Explore the wonders of Chichen Itza in ultimate comfort and luxury with our deluxe tour package. Departing on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, this comprehensive tour ensures an unforgettable experience for all. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the Mayan civilization with the expertise of our bilingual guides. Travel in style with roundtrip transportation in spacious buses or vans, guaranteeing a smooth and comfortable journey. Indulge in a delicious box lunch featuring a variety of snacks to keep you energized throughout the day. Stay hydrated with two bottles of water provided on the bus during your travels. Discover the ancient secrets of Chichen Itza during a guided tour of the archaeological site, with an hour of free time to explore at your own pace. Upon entering and exiting the site, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of water to keep you refreshed. Experience the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya with visits to the breathtaking Ik-Kil and Suytun cenotes. Dive into crystal-clear waters and marvel at the stunning rock formations surrounding you. Life jackets are provided for your safety and peace of mind. After your swim, indulge in a sumptuous buffet lunch at the Suytun restaurant, sampling authentic local cuisine and flavors. To conclude your day of adventure, take a leisurely stroll through the historic center of Valladolid, soaking in the charm of this colonial gem for 30 minutes. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the splendor of Chichen Itza and the enchanting Suytun cenote on our deluxe tour – a journey of luxury, culture, and natural beauty.

Amazing full day tour to Chichen Itza, Valladolid and Cenote

Amazing full day tour to Chichen Itza, Valladolid and Cenote

CLASSIC CHICHEN TOUR Welcome to a unique experience in the Yucatán Peninsula! On this journey, you'll have the chance to explore three must-see gems: Chichén Itzá, the Oxman cenote, and the charming city of Valladolid. Each destination offers a glimpse into rich history, natural beauty, and the authenticity of Mayan culture. FIRST STOP: "TIO MANOLO" RESTAURANT (1HR) Welcome to a unique gastronomic experience in the Yucatán Peninsula! Before delving into the grandeur of Chichén Itzá, we invite you to a culinary pause filled with authentic flavors and traditions of the Yucatecan region. While savoring these delights, you'll witness an authentic Mayan ceremony featuring warriors dressed in traditional attire. SECOND STOP: CHICHEN ITZA (2HRS) Let's begin this exciting journey at the heart of the ancient Mayan civilization: Chichén Itzá! Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by the majesty of the Kukulcán pyramid and other impressive archaeological remnants. During the first hour, our experienced guide will take you on a fascinating tour, revealing secrets and sharing stories that bring this historic site to life. After the captivating guided session, you'll have an hour to explore at your own pace. You can admire the sculptures, stroll through the central esplanade, or simply soak in the unique energy of this iconic place. THIRD STOP: OXMAN CENOTE (1HR) Let's continue our adventure with a visit to the stunning Oxman Cenote, a natural treasure hidden in the Yucatán Peninsula! Upon arrival at this underground oasis, you'll find yourself surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and the opportunity to immerse yourself in refreshing waters. FOURTH AND FINAL STOP: VALLADOLID (20-30MIN) Let's conclude our journey in the charming city of Valladolid, a colonial gem that blends history, architecture, and authenticity. Upon arrival in this picturesque city, you'll be immersed in an atmosphere that seems frozen in time, with cobblestone streets, colorful facades, and a main square bustling with life.

Cancun: Chichen Itza, Cenote Swim, and Valladolid Expedition

Cancun: Chichen Itza, Cenote Swim, and Valladolid Expedition

Begin your adventure with a comfortable ride from your hotel to your first destination. Dive into the mystical beauty of Oxman Cenote, where you can take a refreshing swim in its blue waters. Afterward, enjoy a delicious Mexican buffet lunch to recharge for the rest of your journey. Next, explore the wonders of Chichen Itza with the guidance of your certified bilingual archaeological guide. Marvel at the iconic El Castillo pyramid and delve into the rich history and culture of this ancient Mayan city. Finally, visit the charming town of Valladolid, where you can stroll through its streets, sample Yucatecan desserts, and capture memorable photos of its picturesque architecture.

Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itza, Valladolid, and Cenote Tour

Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itza, Valladolid, and Cenote Tour

Get out and experience the wild side of the Yucatan Peninsula with this adventure tour from Playa del Carmen, which includes a free fajita lunch. Head out to the jungle where you'll get to ride on an ATV, challenge yourself to a zipline circuit, and swim in a cenote. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel in Playa del Carmen and head to the town of Valladolid. Take a guided tour of the town before continuing to Chichen Itza. Arrive at Chichen Itza and take a guided tour of the ancient Mayan ruins. Learn about the history of the site and its significance to the Mayan people. After your tour, head to a local restaurant and enjoy a regional buffet lunch of chicken fajitas. Then, head to the Cenote Saamal and take a refreshing swim in the cool waters of the cenote. After your swim, head back to Playa del Carmen and get dropped off at your hotel.

Full Day VIP Experience to Chichen Itza Modern World Wonder

Full Day VIP Experience to Chichen Itza Modern World Wonder

Immerse yourself in the mysteries of the Mayan civilization. Explore Chichen Itza, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, on a culture-packed tour that reveals the secrets of this ancient civilization. Additionally, visit the beautiful city of Valladolid and recharge your batteries by diving into a cenote. Your tour starts early and your first stop is the magical city of Valladolid. Observe the architecture after the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. You will visit a real cenote. Enjoy a swim and recharge your batteries in this mysterious natural beauty. Then enjoy a buffet of Mexican regional cuisine and vegetarian options. Finally arrived at Chichen Itza. In front of the Pyramid of Kukulkan, also known as El His Castillo, your guide will tell you stories and curiosities of the civilization. Learn about the mysteries of acoustics in architecture. Some of them remain unresolved to this day. Whispers can be clearly heard on one of the platforms 46 meters away.

The Ancients: Chichen Itza & Ek Balam Audio Self Guided Tour

The Ancients: Chichen Itza & Ek Balam Audio Self Guided Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. NOTE: This comprehensive tour takes you through the heart of Chichen Itza & Ek Balam, covering their rich history and cultural significance in approximately 2 hours. Once downloaded, immerse yourself in a journey through time. Understand the profound effects of the Spanish Conquest on the ancient Mayan civilization. Walk the Sacbe, a white limestone pathway, connecting ceremonial platforms and temples. Discover the significance of the protective Defensive Wall, and marvel at the grandeur of the Entrance Arch, symbolizing gateways to sacred precincts. Witness the gripping history of the Mayan Ballgame as you approach the Ballcourt, where high-stakes games once decided fates. Delve into the wonders of Mayan Architecture, from intricate designs to monumental structures, and feel the spiritual essence at the Ceremonial Circular Steam Bath. Deepen your insights into Mayan Religion as you approach The Acropolis, Ek Balam's primary temple, and wonder at the artistic Hieroglyphic Serpents. Pay your respects at The Tomb, housing the remains of a significant ruler, and then ascend to the Top of the Pyramid for breathtaking panoramic views. The journey continues through the serene South Plaza before bidding a silent Farewell to the site's spiritual remnants. But the exploration doesn't end there; the majestic El Castillo awaits, followed by the haunting Tzompantli or the Wall of Skulls. Refresh your senses at the sacred Cenote Ik Kil and stand in awe of the Temple of the Warriors, a testimony to Mayan valor. Continue to the Ossuary, an ancient burial chamber, and then marvel at the astronomical genius of the Mayans at El Caracol, the observatory. Concluding at Las Monjas, this tour offers an unparalleled dive into the legacy and mysteries of a civilization that once flourished on these lands.

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4.4
(579 reviews)

Excellent excursion. Carmen and Marcela our guides did an excellent job. They are very experienced and the entire tour was pleasant and without delays. We spent 2 hours in the cenote with buffet included, we made a 30-minute stop in Valladolid, and another 2 hours in Chichén Itzá. Carmen and Marcela gave us the tour around Chichen and we had 30 minutes to explore on our own and take photos. The only thing you have to pay additionally is the tax to enter Chichén Itzá and the rent of lockers and save lives, but it is paid when getting on the bus with a credit card, so I didn't have to spend my cash and save time in the cenote because a lot of people and excursion groups come there. We went on Sunday and entry is FREE for Mexicans in Chichén. It was my first time booking a tour with Amigo Tours and it was a very pleasant and easy experience. The tour is highly recommended.

Everything was great, I loved it and the best guide without a doubt Frank and Beto

Pastor and Carlos are very good;)) Congratulations for your work, I recommend it

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

It was a long day but very very well organized and fulfilling