• Location: Cancun, Mexico
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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Explore spectacular Chichen Itza on this full-day tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Stop for a swim in a nearby cenote (Ik Kil or Hubiku) before a certified guide leads you through the ancient capital of the Maya Empire, considered the most important archaeological zone of the Yucatán. Visit the ball court, el Castillo (the Castle), Pyramid of Kukulkan and Temple of the Warriors. Then, indulge in a buffet lunch of regional dishes. Your Chichen Itza day trip includes round-trip hotel transport from Cancun.


  • Day trip to Chichen Itza from Cancun
  • Explore the observatory, a sacred cenote, the ball court and the castle
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site and its fascinating temples
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Cancun hotels

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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun

Chichen Itza: Day Tour from Cancun

From your hotel in Cancun, you’re picked up in the morning for the drive to Chichen Itza, considered the most important archaeological zone in the Yucatán. En route to the ancient Maya capital, stop to explore the natural wonders of a nearby cenote — either Ik Kil or Hubiku — depending on which area is less populated on the day of your tour.

You’ll have almost one hour to play in the deep, aquamarine waters of an underground swimming hole formed from a collapsed limestone cavern, before you continue on to Chichen Itza.

Around midday, start your 1.5-hour tour of significant locations at the World Heritage site, including the ball court, el Castillo (the Castle), the Pyramid of Kukulkan and Temple of the Warriors. You’ll learn from your certified guide why the extraordinary architectural beauty and geographical location have led to Chichen Itza's designation as one of the New Wonders of the World.

After some time to enjoy the ruins on your own, head to a local restaurant for a buffet lunch of fresh salads, soups, rice, meat, chicken, fish, vegetables and other regional fare (drinks at own expense). Your Chichen Itza full-day tour ends with return transport to your Cancun hotel.

Customer Reviews

yuanyun p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Very friendly and knowledge guide . Definitely worth a try

Fatima D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Great trip! Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Chad K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

A great way to see an amazing historical site - highly recommended.

Angela C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

What an AMAZING Experience, this was partly because of our tour guide Raphael. He made the trip and long van ride fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything while bringing you into the conversation effortlessly. Although more time would have been nice to explore the ruins, you can still see it all if you hurry! The staff at EKNX surpassed my expectations. The driver was very professional, always on time and you will always feel safe with him. I believe his name was Javier. This trip is highly recommended!

Juan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Excellent experience. The guide was well informed, professional, and simpatico. The driver was also excellent. This was a nice way of getting a little immersed in both the Mayan and Mexican cultures. Without our guide, we would not have learned to significance of Mayan architecture, culture, religion, and advanced physics. I highly recommend this tour.

Anjan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Simply wonderful

Clinton Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was one of the best tours we could have done! What a great experience. We learnt so much! The food was amazing! The tour guides were on point! We would for sure recommend this tour to anybody thinking about it!

Cheuk Ki L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Nice coach with experienced tour guide

Tracy Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Incredible history lesson! Marco our guide is of Mayan descent and he had so much energy, passion, and information to share with us. We truly enjoyed out visit to one of the great wonders of the world.

Brittany H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Ricardo was an absolute delight. SO knowledgeable- we learned loads on this trip! The bus was air-conditioned and comfortable, Valladolid was a quick stop but very interesting. Lunch at Kaua was delicious! Chichen Itza was even better than I expected - Ricardo lead us around to explain the history and the significance of the different structures there are no signs or placards or anything there. Fascinating! Our last stop was at Ik Kil cenote- this could have potentially been an incredible experience, but it was SO crowded by the time we got there. You have an hour to explore once you get off the bus, but by the time you wait in line to change into your swim suit, then wait in line for a locker, then shower and make your descent down to the water which at 3 or 4 pm is like a mosh-pit... hordes of people climbing over each other in 150 foot deep water, it's time to go back up and change back into dry clothes! Cenotes are probably best experienced in smaller groups... but everything else about this tour was top-notch and I am thrilled my family and I had the opportunity to experience it

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