Day trip

From Merida to Cancun: Chichen Itza, Valladolid & Cenote

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4 reviews

Activity provider:Sat Mexico Tours
Day trip

From Merida to Cancun: Chichen Itza, Valladolid & Cenote

Activity provider:Sat Mexico Tours
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From US$ 110 per person

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Depart from the city of Merida on a guided day trip into Mayan history. Explore the ancient site and pyramids of Chichen Itza on a walking tour, swim in a cenote, and discover the city of Valladolid.

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Duration 12 hours
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English, Spanish


  • Benefit from pick-up at Merida and drop off at Cancun
  • Explore the pyramid temples and other monuments of Chichen
  • Certified bilingual guide during all trip
  • Swim in an amazing underground cenote
  • Walkthrough the colonial city of Valladolid
Full description
You will start the day tour from a convenient pickup from your hotel in Merida to journey to one of the most important Mayan monuments. The first stop will be at Chichén Itzá, where you will see the pyramid of Kukulcan (El Castillo), known for the play of light from the equinox that casts shadows on each step to create an image of a serpent descending, here, you will be accompanied by an expert certified bilingual guide, who will explain the historical significance of all the most important temples of this ancient city before leaving you to enjoy Chichen Itza at your own. After your walking tour, we set off at an ancient cenote, one of the sinkholes that form part of a network of underground rivers sacred to the Maya people; there same, you will enjoy a delicious Yucatecan buffet meal, then take a stroll around the colonial city of Valladolid to complete your experience; Valladolid is one of the most beautiful colonial cities of Yucatan and is known for the majesty of its temples and the ancestry of its old neighbourhoods; today, it is a peaceful city where you can admire beautiful old houses. Then we will proceed to drop you off at Cancun or Playa del Carmen city so that you can relax and enjoy the rest of your vacation.
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Hotel pickup from Merida and drop off at Cancun, Riviera Maya or Playa del Carmen
  • Certified Guide during all journey
  • Visit an amazing Mayan cenote
  • Buffet meal
  • 30 minute stop at Valladolid main square
  • Chichen Itza access fee ($35 USD for adults and $5 USD for children)
  • Use of lockers and life jacket ($3 USD each)
  • Beverages in the buffet
  • Tips

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Life jackets and lockers are available on-site for $3 USD each.
Customer reviews

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3.5 /5

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Essential site although very frequented. Superb cenote although located in a landscaped area. Comfortable trip. Pleasant guide and driver. Be careful, however, of the drop-off location, which did not correspond to the one displayed on the site at the time of booking (playa del carmen instead of Cancun). If the change has personally suited us, it has put other travelers in the embarrassment...

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April 13, 2023

Unfortunately, chitzen itza was on strike. For this we went to Ek Balam. Impressive. Pick up in Merida by taxi and drive to Ek Balam worked very well. In Ek Balam we had a private tour with a very nice guide. Then in a cenote. Was very nice too. We didn't really like Valladolid that much, so a 25-minute stay was enough. The return trip was very good and we were driven to our hotel.

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January 12, 2023

Everything was ok, guides were nice ad sights worth seeing. However 30 min in Valladolid is just enough to go around the Main square with many tourist shops.

September 13, 2022

Product ID: 414147