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

4.7 / 5

30 reviews

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS

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

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS
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From US$ 75.87 US$ 60.70 per person

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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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. 

Includes
  • 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 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.8/5

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I spent a very good day! Hector is an excellent guide, you can see since the beginning that he is very prepared and that he puts a lot of energies in his job. I really enjoyed the typical buffet lunch with cochinita pibil. The only thing: there a nicer cenote in the area, the one we saw was not really nice, pity. Please be aware that you will have to pay 30 US dollars more in order to enter in Chichen Itza. I would recommend this experience!

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January 28, 2023

The Tour was really good. Our guide Hector was very nice and informative. He had really great knowledge and gave us a great inside into the life of the mayan culture. To our mind the tour could be even better if Valladolid would be skipped and instead of visiting Valladolid there was more time in Izamal. But all in all a very nice experience!

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January 17, 2023

The tour was well organised and everything was done in time. Our guide, Gener, was very friendly and knowledgeable. His indigenous background also was a real addition, as he explained us how he personally related to the sites visited. The lunch (which was very good) and the cenote are in centres specifically designed for tourists, but with the intention of making tourism sustainable for the local community, so they don't feel like a tourist trap.

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December 26, 2022

Product ID: 435256