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From Mérida: Chichen Itza & Izamal Guided Day Trip

4.8 / 5

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Activity provider: Sat Mexico Tours

From Mérida: Chichen Itza & Izamal Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: Sat Mexico Tours

From US$ 89 per person

Visit the legendary Chichen Itza on a guided day trip from Merida. Wander through the remains of the ancient civilisation, admire the Temple of the Warriors, swim in a cenote, and explore Izamal.

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Duration 12 hours
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English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the pyramid temples and famous monuments of Chichén Itza
  • Refresh yourself with a swim in a beautiful local underground cenote
  • Walk through the gorgeous colonial yellow and white city of Izamal
  • Learn more about the history of the Mayan people and the Yucatan
  • Enjoy a stop for a delicious lunch with local foods as part of the tour
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Experience the beauty and history of Chichen Itza and explore on a guided day trip leaving from Merida. Learn more about the ancient civilization who built Chichen Itza, take a refreshing swim in a cenote, visit the Temple of Kukulcan, and wander through Izamal.

Leave Merida with the guide and travel to the beautiful and historical site of Chichen Itza. Enjoy a two-hour guided tour where you will learn about the history and significance of the site and its most important buildings, such as the Temple of Kukulcan (El Castillo), the ball game court, the Observatory, and its adjacent Temple of the 1000 columns.

Take some time to discover the site at your own pace, and admire the monuments and take pictures as you explore. Continue the tour by moving on to the Xcajum Cenote and learn more about the sinkholes that are part of the world's largest network of underground rivers.

Indulge in a delicious meal next, and enjoy a variety of local foods. Move on to one of Mexico's most beautiful towns, Izamal. Learn more about the city, known as the "city of three cultures" for its multiple cultural influences. Stroll through the streets and admire the yellow and white buildings for which the town is famous. Finish the tour in Izamal before returning to pickup points in Merida, and relax and enjoy the rest of your vacation.

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from selected Merida hotels
  • Certified Guide
  • Lunch
  • Cenote Visit
  • Stop at Izamal main square
  • Chichen Itza access tax to be paid the day of the tour ($35 usd for adults, $5 usd for children)
  • Lockers and life jackets ($3 usd each)
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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Chichen Itza is worth seeing for sure! The crowd is there but it’s so spread out that it’s manageable and there is plenty of shade around the edge circling the main structures. The town Izamal would have been nice in the morning when the markets are open. We arrived in the afternoon and it was all closed. Not fun, so if you have an option, ask for morning. The cenotes are amazing. In the weekend I was in the area this trip was my first. In hindsight it was like the Disneyland of cenotes. So commercialized because of the crowds. But again, it was beautiful still. Smaller tours can get you to less used cenotes. Guides were fabulous and well organized.

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October 10, 2022

Incredible tour with a really knowledgeable guide who made the trip a ton of fun!

September 10, 2022

We enjoyed a tour with a great guide, all experiences impeccable and well organized.

August 29, 2022

Product ID: 421504