Day 1 or Day 2 — Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Chichen Itza with a Private Archaeologist
In the very early hours of the day, your tour begins with hotel pickup in Cancun for the drive to Chichen Itza, where you’ll arrive before most visitors, allowing you to enjoy a peaceful and in-depth experience with your archaeologist guide.
Listen to historical details about the well-preserved ruins of Chichen Itza, a pre-Columbian city that played an important part in Maya civilization from approximately 600 to 1200 AD. Still believed to be sacred by the modern-day Maya community, the site was a pilgrimage and worship destination until the arrival of Spanish conquerors. Hear about the discovery of the site by archaeologists and its UNESCO status, and learn about the mythology and philosophy of some of the ancient ruins. You’ll see sites like the Temple of the Warriors, Temple of the Jaguars, the Observatory and the Temple of Kukulkan, aka El Castillo.
A box lunch is provided on the return drive to Cancun, where your tour ends.
Day 1 or Day 2 — Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Tulum Ruins with an Archaeologist
Your tour starts with pickup in the early morning for the ride to Tulum, stopping for snacks (own expense) on the way. Upon arrival, follow your certified archaeologist guide on your comprehensive exploration of the clifftop Maya city overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Learn about the history of Tulum, meaning ‘wall’ in Mayan, from the people who once lived here to the unearthing and research of the ruins. An important Maya city in the 1200s and 1300s due to its strategic position on the water, Tulum today is popular for its white-sand beaches. As you walk with your guide, see the multicolored murals that cover Tulum’s white walls.
Enjoy a box lunch on the drive back to Cancun, where your tour ends.
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