Meet a driver at your Playa del Carmen hotel for the 112-mile (181-km) trip to Chichen Itza, a UNESCO-listed ancient city with remarkable architecture and a fascinating history.
Upon arrival, fuel up for an afternoon of exploring with a buffet lunch of Maya foods, take a guided tour of the site and have free time to snap some amazing photos.
Enter the Chichen Itza site to learn about it’s long history, and find out what’s known—and what remains a mystery—about the rise and fall of the Maya civilization in the Yucatán Peninsula. One highlight of the site is the Temple of Kukulkan, dramatic step pyramid that’s aligned with the rising sun.
After dark, sit down for an engaging sound and light show, “Nights of Kukulkan,” which uses 3-D mapping projections, music, and images to tell the story of Chichen Itza’s people, rulers, and beliefs. Following the sound and light show, begin the return trip to Playa del Carmen, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.