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Spectacular Chichen Itza holds both mystery and magic and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the most important archaeological zone and ancient capital of the Mayan Empire on a full day guided tour from Cancun. Admire the majestic observatory, the Pyramid of Kukulcan, the Temple of Warriors, the ball court and the castle. Sample typical Mayan cuisine at a buffet lunch with folkloric dancers and swim in a cenote (Ik Kil or Hubiku). Your Chichen Itza day trip includes hotel pickup and drop-off and a professional guide.
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a local guide
- All entrance fees included
During your stay in Cancun, you simply must take the opportunity to visit Chichen Itza, the most important archaeological zone in Yucatan. After hotel pickup in Cancun, explore the ancient capital of the Mayan Empire and learn why it has been designated one of the modern wonders of the world. Its extraordinary architectural beauty and geographical location are sure to leave you in awe.
Your first stop is a 50-minute visit to either the Ik Kil cenote or Hubiku cenote. The cenote visited will depend on which area is less populated on the day of your tour. You'll have free time to explore this natural wonder, so be sure to bring along your towel and swimsuit! By 10:50, you'll head to the world famous archaeological site of Chichen Itza.
At approximately 12pm and once inside the archaeological site, you'll be divided into English and Spanish speaking groups for a guided tour. You'll be taken on a 1.5 hour tour with a certified guide who will introduce you to the secrets of the Mayans. Your guide will explain the historical significance of all the most important sites before leaving you to enjoy the ruins on your own until 3pm. See the Pyramid of Kukulkan, el Castillo (the Castle), the Temple of Warriors and much more. After exploring the site, you'll head to the local restaurant and enjoy a buffet of fresh salads, soups, rice, meat, chicken, fish, vegetables and other regional dishes (drinks at own expense). While eating, you'll enjoy a festive show in which the locals perform traditional dances to folklore music.
After lunch, you'll be transported back to your Cancun hotel.
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Tour departs from most Cancun hotels
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Pyramid at Chichen Itza
- Guided visit
- Certified bilingual guide
- Entrance fee to Chichen Itza archaeological site
- Buffet lunch
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Visit to a sacred cenote (Ik Kil or Hubiku)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Return drop off service to the Courtyard Marriott hotel
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children ages 3 years and under are free, but their seats are subject to availability. They may have to ride on their parents' laps if seats are not available
- Not wheelchair accessible
What to Bring:
- Comfortable lightweight clothing
- Good walking shoes or sneakers
- Biodegradable sun block
- Swimming suit and towel
- Extra change of clothing
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Rui-Tao D, February 2017
Heard many horrid stories about public tours to Chichen Itza. But ours EKNX Tours was super nice.
Reviewed by: Jeff L, February 2017
A nice bus picked us up at our hotel's front door at 7:30 a.m. Next, we stopped at a gas station to get some snacks and use the clean restrooms. We then headed to Chichen Itza. Our guide gave us a lot of history and background, which was fun and engaging.Since the group spoke english and spanish, he said everything in both languages. It wasn't confusing at all, and he spoke very clearly in both languages. If you know a little of one language, it's a great way to catch anything you missed the first time! We had a quick stop at a market to pick up mayan calendars and use the restrooms. We had a great, quick walkthrough of Chichen Itza. While it would have been nice to have more time, I understand why we didn't have more time. You could spend all day here. We then went to the Ik-Kil cenote and had a buffet lunch there. Beers were cheap, too! We stopped in Vallavolid, which was an awesome town. We arrived back at our hotel around 8 p.m. It was a great trip, and I recommend it!