2-Day Tour from Cancun: Chichen Itza and Mayaland Resort
- Multi-Day Trip
- Family friendly
- Buffet lunch included
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 – CancunSpend 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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Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Please note that return times vary depending of the time of the year. From April 5 to October 24 returns start at approximately 3:30pm; and from October 25 to April 4 returns start at approximately 2:30pm.
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Bungalow Room - Double
Accommodation at Mayaland Resort in a bungalow; rooms for two people
USD $222.99Pricing details
Bungalow + Planetarium
Accommodation at Mayaland Resort in a bungalow; 2 people per room. Also included is entrance to Be Maya Planetarium
USD $229.99Pricing details
Standard Room - Double
Accommodation at Mayaland Resort in a standard hotel room; 2 people per room
USD $181.99Pricing details
Standard + Planetarium
Accommodation at Mayaland Resort in a standard hotel room; 2 people per room. Also included is entrance to Be Maya Planetarium
USD $190.99Pricing details
- 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)
- Mayaland Resort Fee
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
- Optional activities (BE MAYA ® Planetarium, cooking class, etc.)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Note: If your hotel is located in downtown Cancun, you will be picked up from a central meeting point close to your hotel. The local tour operator will provide the meeting point upon booking
- Note: The complimentary Cancun Bay Cruise doesn't include a US$5 dock fee and hotel drop-off
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: Alun W, March 2015
Excellent trip, the hotel was very good and ideal for an early entry into the Pyramid before the crowds arrived !
Reviewed by: GWENDOLINE W, June 2015
Very enjoyable. Good knowledgable guide and comfortable bus. Loved Mayaland Hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff.