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

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66 reviews

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS
Water activity

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

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS
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Discover one of the 7 Wonders of the World on a guided day trip from Mérida to Chichén Itzá. Swim at Cenote Chichikan, visit Valladolid and Izamal, and enjoy a cooking demonstration and buffet lunch.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Step into ancient Maya on a guided tour of the Chichén Itzá archeological site
  • Uncover the secrets of Mayan cooking with a live gastronomic demonstration
  • Cool down during a swim through the crystal-clear waters of the Chichikan Cenote
  • Admire the grace and charm of the colonial architecture in Valladolid and Izamal
  • Get a taste of the rich culinary diversity of the area during a buffet lunch
Full description

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. For breakfast, enjoy a packed meal.

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. 

  • Bilingual guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned van
  • Chichen Itzá guided tour
  • Breakfast
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Buffet lunch
  • Cenote Chichikan entry fee
  • Life jacket renal
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Chichen Itzá taxes ($35 per adult or $8 per child)
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside Starbucks, located in front of the Santander building.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Tripods
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 66 reviews

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Driver and guide were good. Operator neglected to provision water bottles, so we had to wait about a half hour at two locations for water to be delivered. Then there was road construction that delayed us some more. Other passengers were horrible about getting back to the bus on time. We got to Chichen Itza about 3:30. Guide had been telling us all day that they closed at 3, but we got in. So those of us who got back to the bus on time had a bad day waiting. Breakfast box was good, lunch was cafeteria style and beer was $130.

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March 24, 2023

Incredible trip and enjoyed every part of it! Little bit of a ride (close to two hours!) for first destination, but each location was beautiful and unique! There is the extra fee for admission at one, but considering the cost and unlimited buffet and locations, totally worth it! Also, you can take your phone down to the cenoté. We did the lockers, and I hiked back up for my phone! Culture is incredible and just overall informative! Wasn’t expecting the boxed meal, either for breakfast! We were all super hungry after that first destination!

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March 21, 2023

Great tour! I was a solo traveler and managed to make some friends in the group! You cover a lot of ground in one day. I would say the visit to Valladolid could be skipped, but overall, very informative, comfortable bus, good food and great guides! Be ready to walk in the heat, and be in the van for long-ish periods of time. I really loved the swim in the cenote, we pretty much had the place to ourselves!

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March 21, 2023

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