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I recommend this tour very much. We had a lovely day. It is a long day (l2 hours) but worth it. Hugo was our tour guide and was so kind to me. I was melting in the hot sun, so he gave me his umbrella to hold and it helped a lot, thanks Hugo!!! the monuments were just amazing, you could clap your hands and the echo would bounce back, who knew? the Mayan's were just incredible! on the way to Chichen Itza we stopped at a cenote (underground swimming hole) I wish it was after the monuments when you need to cool off. We also stopped at a hotel to eat at a buffet, very well organized, I think we were done eating and the entertainment over in about 40 minutes! Four people did a sweet dance and balance beer on their heads, be prepared to tip every one there. Inside Chichen Itza around the perimeter are hundreds on vendors selling similar merchandise. Also walking into in area is tons of vendors also, you feel like walking through a firestorm, not enjoyable, unless you "need" some souvineers! The bus driver provides drinks for purchase, water, beer, soda, Gatorade which was nice to know drinks were there for us. and the price was was very worth it!!!!
It was just amazing. The bus was on time. The chauffeur was friendly- he had bottles of water for those who wanted. The tourist guide was very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. He was multi lingual. (English, Spanish and Portuguese) I will recommended to plan your trip with Viator, the have good local connectios.
My husband and I wanted to show the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza to our three kids since we were amazed by them when we went on our honeymoon 25 years ago. Paco was our guide, very knowledgable since he is of Mayan descent. It was a full day, including not only visiting the ruins but also swimming in a cenote (very cool experience!) All three kids, ages 12-18, thanked us for taking them on this excursion. The only bummer was they have now roped off all the ruins and they can not be climbed as we did years ago, but swimming at the cenote helped lessen the impact of that.The bus driver had plenty of drinks to buy, and the luncheon was fabulous! The other reviewers are right about all the solicitors at the ruins, but we didn't have any problems, just say no thank you.
We had an enjoyable time. The trip included a trip to the cenote, lunch buffet, and Chichen Itza. The tour guide, Paco, was very informative and animated. It was a long day (12 hours) round trip. We don't have any complaints. One suggestion is to bring cash for drinks at the buffet and to tip the tour guides.
It was great. Our tour guides were very helpful, patience, and fun. The ride on the bus was comfortable. I would definitely utilize this tour in the future.
The tour was everything we could have wanted! Our tour guide Hugo did a great job at being informative and entertaining. Bus driver was friendly as well. Make sure to bring cash for tips and drinks and water bottles!
Was an excellent tour with very good guide. Start was a little confusing because I thought I would be picked up directly from Hotel. But the meeting plase of the other hotel was very close by so there was only a short distance to walk. Lunch was very good in Maya Country, we even heard a Mayan Folklore Group balancing drinks on their heads.
The Cave or Cenote was wonderful as well as the stroll through Chichen Itza,
I was nervous about booking a tour over the internet, even though the reviews were good. I have to say
I was pleasantly surprised, our bus picked us up at our resort on time and we spent the day touring the Cenotes and Chichen Itza. A delicious mexican lunch buffet was provided, we thoroughly enjoyed the day and highly recommend this company, in my opinion they are top notch!!!
This tour was amazing. The tour guide for the Chichen Itza portion of the trip (cannot remember name) was extremely knowledgeable and did some amazing demonstrations to emphasize the incredible architectural design of the structures on the site. He had some Mayan heritage as well as an adopted Mayan son who is now a lawyer.One of the most amazing tours i have been on. Long day and very hot there, so i would recommend doing this tour without the other stops, so you could spend more time at Chichen Itza itself.
It was a long day, but planned out well. Enjoyed the swimming (rather my husband did and I enjoyed recording him jumping in). The lunch was very nice. Visiting Chichen Itza was great. We had a wonderful guide who spent an hour with us and walked us around explaining the different things. The only negative was at the end going on about a tip and being with us ten hours and what would be a fair tip, really turned us off. A simple short sentence, "If you'd like to leave a tip, we have a container up front." Other than that, a great day.
This was an amazing tour! Our tour guide Hugo was extremely knowledgeable and very outgoing. You definitely get your money’s worth on this excurion. Your first stop is at a cenote (sink hole) absolutely breathtaking! The second stop is at a hacienda looking restaurant where you have authentic Mayan food for lunch. During lunch we saw Mayan dancers perform beautiful traditional dances. The last stop was Chichen itza which is completely amazing and will leave you speechless! Beautiful place to visit! I was extremely pleased with the entire excursion and will definitely be booking through Vaitor for all my future vacations!
Totally recommend this day trip! Fun way to experience the true local culture outside of the touristy Cancun hotel zone. Very informative.
We got much more than we thought we signed up for! On our way to Chichen Itza we stopped at an incredible Cenote -- too bad I forgot my swimsuit. But I still had a great time and took stunning photos. At the entrance to the Cenote park you will find Mayan craftsmen, who will make Cartouches with Mayan symbols on them out of silver. I usually don't buy souvenirs, but I love these beautiful pendants and all the money goes directly to the native people.
Next stop was at a Mayan restaurant, which included an all-you-can eat buffet and entertainment. During lunch we saw Mayan dancers perform beautiful traditional dances. The food was very good and featured the Mayan version of pork cooked in banana leaves. The homemade corn tortillas, pico de gallo, and green salsa were do die for! Yummy! However, I would have loved to see some other traditional dishes, such as iguana or armadillo. But I'm kind of weird that way....love to try true "ethnic" foods.
Then we arrived at Chichen Itza. What a jaw dropping experience! I still remember my first glimpse of the temple through the trees. Truly awe-inspiring! I am amazed by how advanced the ancient Mayans were in terms of architecture, astrology, and their knowledge of time (their calendar is more accurate than our western one.) Our guide was great!!! Very knowledgeable, funny and entertaining. He told us all about the Mayan culture and had answers to all the questions we had. He had also brought along many photos which showed how the temple looked when the American explorer John Stevens first laid eyes on it....
The only negatives: everywhere you look are "tip" jars. Also, I wish I knew ahead of time that we would be gone 12 hours (got picked up right on time at 7 am and bus dropped us back off at 7 pm). Lastly, the many vendors at Chichen Itza were somewhat annoying.
Would definitely recommend this tour!