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

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

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. 

Cancún/Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá, Cenote, Valladolid & Meal

2. Cancún/Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá, Cenote, Valladolid & Meal

Dive into Mayan culture on a guided day trip with optional hotel transfers from Cancún or Riviera Maya to Chichén Itzá, named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World for being one of the world's best-preserved ancient cities. Enjoy a Mexican buffet and tequila tasting, and stop at Valladolid and a cenote. Your first stop will be at a Mayan community restaurant for breakfast with coffee and bread. Take this time to wake up and then go to stock up on souvenirs. Then, at Chichén Itzá, follow the guide while learning all about the most important buildings. From the awe-inspiring Pyramid of Kukulcan to the ruins that once housed tens of thousands of Mayans, the Pyramid of El Castillo or El Caracol, this visit is filled with rarely heard stories, incredible details, and stunning photo opportunities. Discover why the huge city played such an important role from the Late Classic period (600 AD) into the early part of the Post Classic period (1200 AD), and why it remained a huge center of pilgrimage. At this point, the fun is just getting started as no visit to the area would be complete without a stop by a cenote, a refreshing, enchanting underground sinkhole, sacred to the Mayan people. Then, enjoy a Mexican buffet lunch and a tequila-tasting experience. Before returning to your starting point, stop by the charming town of Valladolid, famed for the ornate, 16th-century Convent of San Bernardino of Siena and the baroque San Gervasio Cathedral. Enjoy a quick panoramic visit to this magical place.

Valladolid: Real Mexican Cooking Class & Professional Chef

3. Valladolid: Real Mexican Cooking Class & Professional Chef

Learn how to make authentic Mexican dishes during this hands-on cooking lesson at a private cooking school in charming Valladolid with a professional Chef. Prepare a 6-course gourmet meal, and feel like a member of the family during this small group experience. The exclusive experience starts with an exciting shopping trip to the colorful local market where you get to hand pick the fresh ingredients and snacks. Back in the traditional kitchen, prepare your apron and immerse yourself into the tasty world of the genuine Mexican cuisine. Led by an expert chef, the course unearths the secrets of the traditional Mexican cooking in a fun and educational way. Craft a variety of mouthwatering specialties featuring appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Now to the best part – relish the sumptuous 6-course meal prepared by you, paired with organic home-made soft drinks, refreshing beers and even one tequila shot.

Private tour: Chichen Itza at night, Cave Adventure & Dinner

4. Private tour: Chichen Itza at night, Cave Adventure & Dinner

Escape the hot weather and enjoy Chichen Itza at the best time. Admire the sky, admire the bright stars and learn with me all the secrets of one of the most advanced ancient civilizations First we'll experience a caving adventure in a beautiful uncrowded cenote where I'll explain to you the mysteries behind these geological formations and rejuvenate you in the waters they heal We went to the magical town of Valladolid for dinner, tasted authentic Mayan food, and enjoyed the sunset over the city, while having free time to buy real Mayan souvenirs Next stop Chichen Itza: We will take a 1-hour night tour around the pyramids, where an experienced local guide will tell you the history of this great culture Cheer up because this is the best part; a 30-minute light and sound show projected onto the main pyramid. Embark on a journey through time filled with colors and Mayan sounds, creating a magical and unforgettable atmosphere. If you plan to go to the 7th wonder of the world, this is a unique experience you must have, avoid the crowds and do it the right way Dare to try the magic of Chichen Itza at night!

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What people are saying about Valladolid, Mexico

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!

This is a great trip. Our tour guide was amazing. He was very knowledgable and approachable (Daniel was his name) it is a long day around 12 hours with about 3 hours traveling in each direction but still worth it.

Was little bit chaotic, because other people didnt really stick to plan, especially meeting points on time that Pablo gave us, but except that, we really enjoyed that trip

One of the Best Tours i've ever Been. Rodrigo and eduardo did a great Job and we Have learned many Things about the mayan culture.

One of the best experiences of my life and the guides were amazing. Definitely recommend!