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2-Day Tour from Cancun: Chichen Itza and Mayaland Resort

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  • Location: Cancun, Mexico
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
  • Tour code: 58112DAY
Stay overnight at Mayaland Resort with entrance to Chichen Itza – one of the new Seven Wonders of the World! Tour the Kukulcán Pyramid and ancient Mayan temples with an expert guide and enjoy free time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site on your own, plus access to the Mayaland’s swimming pools, botanical gardens and Xtoloc Cenote. You’ll have several optional activities to choose from, including a morning cooking class or trip to the planetarium. A buffet-style lunch with dance performance is included.

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Family friendly
  • Buffet lunch included
Day 1: Cancun – Chichen Itza (L)
Meet your guide upon hotel pickup in a Mercedes Benz minivan and recline in your plush seat as you head directly to Chichen Itza. After you arrive at Mayaland Resort, located within the archeological park, skip the lines and head through the private gate toward the adjacent temples with your informative guide.

Learn all about the archaeological, historical and cultural significance of this ancient capital of the Mayan Empire – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World – as your guide conducts a 2-hour group tour of the temples. See the 78-foot (24-meter) high Pyramid of Kukulcán and the Temple of the Warriors, as well as the ball court, observatory and nunnery.

Afterward, check into your accommodation at the Mayaland Hotel or bungalow; the exclusive resort is a multiple Condé Nast Traveler magazine winner and has been a National Geographic favorite since 1936. Then, enjoy a delicious, buffet-style lunch of Mexican, Yucatecan and international cuisine and be entertained with traditional Yucatan music and dance performances by the Mayaland Regional Ballet.

In the afternoon, return to Chichen Itza at your own pace if you choose, making sure to visit the well-preserved smaller temples in the vicinity. Or, stay on the resort grounds for a dip into the pools or a stroll through the hotel’s mile-long botanical gardens, which host a variety of native tropical plants.

In the evening, you'll have free time to do as you please - explore the grounds of the Mayaland resort or simply stargaze from your hammock and search for constellations in the quiet darkness of night.

Overnight: Mayaland Resort Hotel and Bungalows in Chichen Itza

Day 2: Chichen Itza – Cancun
Spend your day however you wish, choosing from a variety of options during your free time. Enroll in a Mayan cooking class in the morning (own expense) or revisit the temple site for more photo opportunities.

You’re free to use the pools and other facilities at Mayaland Resort, relaxing amid the beautiful and scenic surroundings, or head to the sacred Xtoloc Cenote, also located on the resort grounds (no swimming permitted).

Be Maya Planetarium upgrade option:
Before returning to your Cancun hotel in the late evening, stop by Be Maya Planetarium, where you'll listen to stories of the ancient Maya civilization and tales of the Maya skies. Learn about Mayan science, art and mythology while observing the starry sky of the planetarium and let it transport you back into ancient Mayan times.

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Tour departs from most Cancun hotels
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8am

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.


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Bungalow Room - Double
Code: BGL

Accommodation at Mayaland Resort in a bungalow; rooms for two people

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$221.99
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Bungalow + Planetarium
Code: BGLP

Accommodation at Mayaland Resort in a bungalow; 2 people per room. Also included is entrance to Be Maya Planetarium

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Standard Room - Double
Code: HTL

Accommodation at Mayaland Resort in a standard hotel room; 2 people per room

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$179.99
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Standard + Planetarium
Code: HTLP

Accommodation at Mayaland Resort in a standard hotel room; 2 people per room. Also included is entrance to Be Maya Planetarium

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2-Day Tour from Cancun: Chichen Itza and Mayaland Resort

Mayaland Bungalows

Inclusions:
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer to Mayaland
  • Buffet lunch on Day 1
  • Use of facilities at Mayaland
  • Entrance fee to Chichen Itza
  • Entrance fee to Be Maya Planetarium (if option selected)
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Optional activities (BE MAYA ® Planetarium, cooking class, etc.)
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: chicklets12, March 2014

very nice tour - guide very knowledgable
hotel was excellent although on this two day venture,dinner should also be provided and breakfast on day two or lunch (brunch) It would make the package more attractive and the cost would be minimal as opposed to paying out of pocket once there. The botanical gardens which we were interested in apparently (as we were told by a staff member) was not worth walking the distance to see. So upgrading there would be most beneficial. The evening show at the observatory was wonderful and we just wanted more as it ended far too soon. All in all, a very pleasant, interesting and educational experience

Reviewed by: Jessica S, August 2014

I was actually kind of disappointed by this tour. Everyone else on the tour was only doing one day and when we were picked up from our hotel the Tour company was shocked that we had bags and they said there was no room in the van to take them. Obviously that wasn't an option, so we smashed our bags in there and proceeded to Chichen Itza.
The tour guide was horrible. He seemed annoyed we were spending the night there and was ll around boring and difficult to understand. He kept talking about dates and origins of words but couldn't answer any questions asked of him. The lunch was buffet, not very good. The whole time people are trying to sell you things, the dancers want tips, people want you to buy Mayan calendars etc.
The Mayaland Resort looked like the place was nice about 20 years ago and they haven't paid much on the upkeep. There is one restaurant which is pretty expensive. The room they put us in first was clean but very outdated and had two beds, they said we had to pay more for one bed (we were on our honeymoon). The kicker was that construction was directly above us, very loud pounding. When we asked the front desk they were very accommodating and even upgraded us. The next room was much nicer but not worth what they were charging. The lack of hot water for showers also made us uncomfortable. We made the best of it, but I would not recommend this to anyone else.

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