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The tour was excellent. The best price on the internet or at the resort for sure. It is a long, hot day, but worth it for the experience of seeing one of the new 7 wonders of the world. Our tour operator was Best Day Travel or BDTravel. We were picked up In a nice air conditioned tour bus and took a long ride out to the Yucatan. Stopped at the Cenote first, Wow! what a great experience and the water was nice and cool to relieve some of the oppressive heat. Then we ate the buffet lunch. Drinks are not included, but the food was good and inside a nice restaurant with no flies on the food, like some other "tours". We spent almost two and a half hours at Chichen Itza. We first went with a guide for about an hour and then we had the rest of the time to ourselves. make sure you bring water or a couple of peso's to buy on the bus. At Chichen Itza, a 500ml bottle will cost you $6 dollars!
This was even better than we expected - the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and we spent 75 mins at Chichen Itza following and listening to the guide re the history and 75 mins free time to explore and purchase gifts from the hundreds of craft stalls. We found the cenote visit on the way to be eye opening and a great experience. Overall this was a memorable day and we'd recommend it to everyone within a 2.5 hour drive.
This place is amazing. It's like attend to a Maya civilization class.
So much more than we expected! Amazing tour guides gave us an archaeological understanding of the site and introduced us to the Mayan culture today. We recommend this to everyone!!!
The trip was stunning. The tour guides on the bus were kind, funny and helpful. The tour guide at the ruins had a pretty bad attitude, however, Viator took every action necessary throughout the day to make sure that we were happy throughout our trip. I would definitely recommend them, and use them again in the future.
great value for the cost. cenote was amazing as were pyramids. long drive, but well worth it!
Very good itinerary. Wish we could stay in Chichen Itza for at least an hour longer.
This was so worth the money ! Chichen Itza is a must go! Two things to keep in mind: first, the tour guide is constantly sharing information throughout the 2 and 1/2 hour ride; second, save your money and shop at the site and not at the shop in the first stop. Everything is much cheaper at Chichen Itza
Ruben, our tour guide, was very informative and entertaining. His sense of humor kept the tour upbeat and intriguing. If you are planning to visit Chichen Itza, I highly recommend Viator and Ruben for a great time for a great price!
Now declared one the new 7 wonders of the world! You need to see this place. Great adventure. Prepare for a long day and expect a lot of HEAT! Take a hat (or you'll end up buying one there), sunscreen and a change of clothes. You'll end your day swimming in a cenote and it's wonderfully refreshing after a long day. The only thing I'd change is how much they push you to buy things at the Mayan village (too $$). You'll find similar items at Chichen Itza for less money.
Had a great time! Price was better on viator than all the travel agencies I came across.
What a nice trip! Picked up on time at Riviera Maya and taken to office to catch bus with others! Slight wait but when we were on the road, had to wait for possible "late family" on the roadside, so we lost 15 minutes at the cenote/Keyote, so unable to have time to take a swim. What a beautiful natural swimming hole. A lot of history on the rituals of the region. The drive to the Yucatan was wonderful, a very knowledgeable guide talked the entire route of the Mayan history and culture.Stopped at a Mayan village to shop and for lunch with some local dancers as entertainers. We were lucky to find a local Mayan woodworker on items at the time, so we bought a beautiful piece by the artist himself! Lunch was good and the entertainment fun. Plenty of local vendors to choose from. Off to the Chichen Itza and the holy ground. Our guide was very educated and knowledgeable of the history. Location was wonderful and historical and crowded. Plenty of vendors to choice from to bargain with from woodworking to pottery to carvings to silver and clothing and blankets. Many locals selling their wares. The ride home was quiet and peaceful and the tour service arranged for a shuttle to meet us enroute to cut our return back to Cancun and make it easier for us as the day was a 12 hour day for us. It was a worthy excursion and professionally done. We would highly recommend it.
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.