Day trip

From Tulum: Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid Tour

4.9 / 5

93 reviews

Activity provider: Mexico Kan Tours

From Tulum: Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid Tour

Activity provider: Mexico Kan Tours

From US$ 171 per person

Discover the history of the Mayan civilization on a small group tour. Visit Chichen Itza, see a community-run cenote, and explore Valladolid as you journey through time to ancient Mexico.

About this activity

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French
Pickup included
You will receive an email with the exact time of pickup based on the name of the hotel or accommodation you provided. The guide will have your details.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Chichen Itza, a sacred archaeological site
  • Explore a local, community-run cenote
  • Walk through vibrant colonial architecture in Valladolid
  • Get a taste of the local food culture
Full description

Start your journey by getting picked up in Tulum. Discover Chichen Itza, a spectacular archaeological site and a must-see for those interested in history and culture.  See renowned structures with your guide such as the Pyramid of Kukulkan and the Great Ball Court. Get a glimpse of the achievements of the Mayan civilization.  After Chichen Itza, head to Valladolid, a city where past and present come together. Be amazed by the colorful architecture and the local food culture.  Have lunch in the courtyard of a restored colonial mansion and wander the square and nearby streets. Take photos and enjoy shopping as you get a taste of the slow-paced Mexican life. To finish the day, go to a local community-run cenote, the perfect spot to get away from the crowds and cool down in the refreshing blue waters.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Tulum city center and Tulum Hotel Zone)
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide
  • All entrance fees (Chichen Itza and cenote)
  • Lunch, snacks, and water
  • Tips (optional)
  • Pickup and drop-off outside of Tulum
  • Alcoholic drinks and coffee
  • Towel

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Important information

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  • Groups are small to ensure a more personalized and authentic experience while reducing the negative impacts caused to the places that are visited and its inhabitants
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 93 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    5/5

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We had an outstanding experience and highly recommend this tour. Felipe was an excellent guide, really well prepared and making you sure you got context to all the visited sites and experiences. With him we had a great tour of Chichen Itza, moved on to an excellent lunch in Valladolid and then went to what is probably the highlight of the tour (not small considering you previously visited Chichen Itza) with the visit to a off the beaten path community-run cenote, where you can have an authentic experience and give back to the local community.

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January 18, 2023

This day trip was amazing - from the organisers’ commitment to low-impact travel, to the small group, to Oscar’s impecable driving and Cesar’s exceptionally high-standard guidance - I couldn’t recommend this enough. Cesar’s passion and knowledge of history and anthropology were very impressive and made this the once in a lifetime experience we hoped for.

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December 22, 2022

Ceaser, our guide was extremely attentive and informative. I was picked up on time by Ceaser and the driver Carlos. In the car, Ceaser brought us upto date with a brief history of Mexico and endangered animals. They also provided us with cold water and snacks which I appreciated so much! First stop was at rest stop where we had the chance to use the restroom and buy coffee. Then we headed to the pyramids right before the rest of tourists arrived where Ceaser took time to explain history thoroughly. After that, we headed to Valladolid where we had the best food ever and even had some time to stroll around the colonial city. Ceaser was there with us all throughout. Lastly, we stopped by the Cenote Xux Ha which was not crowded at the time we arrived and we all appreciated the exclusivity. Overall, HIGHLY recommend! The Group was awesome! The Guide was awesome! The Tour was awesome! Safe travels.

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January 5, 2023

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