At sunrise and sunset on the Spring and Fall equinoxes the corner of the pyramid casts a shadow of Kukulkan, a feathered serpent god, creating the illusion of a snake slithering down the North side with the sun's movement. The Cenote Sagrado is also an impressive natural site at Chichen Itza, featuring a sinkhole gateway into an underground body of water 60 meters (197 feet) in diameter. Visitors to Chichen Itza get a good feel for ancient Mayan culture through these impressive structures.
This was an excellent day trip from Cancun! The first stop was an amazing underground well where the locals put on a show. The lunch and show at the restaurant were another pleasant surprize. I would have liked a little more time at Chichen Itza or an opportunity to get off the bus in Valladolid, and less time at the "Mayan village" which was just a market. The guide, Rueben, was excellent.
Great trip with informative tour leaders who gave smooth commentary in Spanish and English. Good variety and experiences and time at Mayan ruins to explore.
Interesting cenote swimming time. Hotel pick up and drop off good.