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  • Location:Cancun, Mexico
  • Duration:2 days (approx.)

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

Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of Mayan Mexico on an exhilarating 2-day tour from Cancun. Explore the ancient temples and magnificent monuments of Chichen Itza with a knowledgeable guide; then, enjoy a relaxed afternoon independently exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site; and luxuriate in the fabulous facilities of Mayaland Resort, strolling botanical gardens and swimming in the revitalizing waters of the pool. Get involved in cultural activities like cooking classes or planetarium trips, and feast upon a flavorsome buffet lunch during your spectacular sojourn.


  • Overnight tour from Cancun to Chichen Itza
  • Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of Chichen Itza plus free time to explore on your own
  • Use the swimming pools and stroll through the botanical gardens at Mayaland Resort
  • Enjoy a Yucatecan lunch and a performance by the regional ballet
  • Visit a cenote sacred to the ancient Maya
  • Choose from a standard hotel room or bungalow for your overnight stay
  • Round-trip transportation by Mercedes Benz

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is the best choice if you want more quality time at Chichen Itza than a day trip would allow. And the Mayaland Resort has so much to see and do.

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What You Can Expect

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

Chichen Itza

Day 1: Cancun – Chichen Itza (L)
After hotel pickup in Cancun, greet your guide then sink into the soft seats of you Mercedes-Benz minivan to enjoy the scenic journey to Chichen Itza. Arrive at the luxurious Mayaland resort, a highly acclaimed hotel located within the archeological site, and set out straight away to explore the World Wonder. 

Follow your guide on a historical and cultural journey through the UNESCO World Heritage site, gaining fascinating insight into the pivotal role the ancient city played in the Mayan empire. Gaze in awe at the colossal Pyramid of Kukulcán; discover the mystifying acoustics of the expansive Ball Court; and feel the sacred ambience of the Temple of Warriors. 

Conclude your tour then check into your alluring accommodation at the Mayaland Resort; acclaimed by both National Geographic and Condé Nast Traveller, the hotel offers a luxurious experience beside Mexico’s most legendary landmark. Feast upon a buffet lunch of traditional Mexican and Yucatecan specialties and watch a colorful dance performance during the meal. 

Return to Chichen Itza in the cooler heat of the afternoon to explore independently, or take advantage of the resort’s fabulous facilities by strolling the botanical gardens and taking a revitalizing dip in the inviting swimming pool. After darkness falls, continue to relax and appreciate the vibrancy of the twinkling stars in your rural location. 

Overnight: Mayaland Resort Hotel and Bungalows in Chichen Itza

Day 2: Chichen Itza – Cancun
Wake after a refreshing rest and spend your day however you choose; experience an authentic Mayan cooking class to learn about regional recipes; revisit the temples of Chichen Itza to capture fabulous photographs and see the sacred Xtoloc Cenote; or enrich mind and body by using Mayaland’s lavish facilities. 

Be Maya Planetarium Upgrade option: 
Before returning to your Cancun hotel, stop by the immersive and intriguing Be Maya Planetarium to discover the secrets of the captivating cosmos. Gaze at the spherical ceiling and learn of Mayan mythology and astronomy before relaxing during the journey back to Cancun. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent trip, the hotel was very good and ideal for an early entry into the Pyramid before the crowds arrived !

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Very enjoyable. Good knowledgable guide and comfortable bus. Loved Mayaland Hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff.

4 star rating: Recommended 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

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 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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