Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun
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Spectacular Chichen Itza holds both mystery and magic. 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 sacred cenote, the ball court and the castle. Sample typical Mayan cuisine at a buffet lunch with folkloric dancers before beginning your tour of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- 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. 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 the 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, 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. 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
- 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: Sam L, July 2016
i highly recommended. Ricardo was our tour guide and he was funny, helpful and knowledgeable.
Note: if you are taking this tour, be aware that you will be spending all day on this tour.
We stared at 8am and back to the hotel around 10pm.
This is really nice tour to Chichen itaza, it's worth the trip.
Reviewed by: Michael H, July 2016
My wife and I highly recommend this tour! Our tour guide, Ricardo, was extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. Of course, just seeing and experiencing the auditory wonders of the large temple and ball court of Chichen Itza itself are huge reasons to tour this historic site, but we also recommend this visit for the things we didn't anticipate. For example, we visited a Mayan community on the way where we tried a traditional liquor and had personalized birth certificates created for us using Mayan hieroglyphs on paper made from tree bark. We also had a great time diving the cenote and swimming to cool down. While the water isn't as cristal clear as Centoe de Dos Ojos, it's since it's an open-air cenote there are beautiful trees and plants cascading down the walls. While the lunch that was included wasn't our favorite--it wasn't very authentic Mexican food pasta, potato salad, mild fajitas, etc.-- it was a buffet that included several options. Overall, we highly recommend this tour!