• 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.

Highlights

  • 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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What You Can Expect

Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun

Chichen Itza: All Inclusive 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

Kate

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This trip was such a great value! After being picked up we went to a mayan town and then another where had a delicious buffet before heading to Chichen Itza. Ricardo our guide had so much knowledge! After this we went to the cenote for an hour. I recommend bringing something for the long bus rides!

Michaela R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Brilliant tour. Marco and Ricardo were great, very informative. It was a long bus journey for us from Cancun but they made the time pass by quicker. Chichen Itza was a marvel, well worth the journey. The cenote was very busy but worth the swim. Well worth doing.

Iving T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

loved this trip. We got picked up right on time We visited A town Valladolid people were nice and friendly and after we went to Chicken itza, amazingly impressive site to look at. The lunch was very yummy the best food we ever had! Then after that we went to el cenote a breath taking site. Our tour guide, Rafael was fantastic and made the trip memorable, he is very knowledgeable about the Mayan culture.
I highly recommend this tour.

Brenda G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Fantastic guides! Saw and learned more than ever expected! Well worth it and recommend this definitely!!!!!!!!!!

Steven G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great tour and guide! Loved every second of this. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

Christer J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very good guide, real serious approach to subject and he did the best to make us feel comfortable and get the best out of the day. We are very satisfied. Worth the money, no doubt.

Armani S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour really was amazing, safe, fun, informative, Carlos and Martin were funny and great, we had enough time to do everything we wanted, eat, swim, shop, explore, definitely recommend

Vane

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Loved the tour, the Chichen Itza was a spectacular site to see and the cenote was such an amazing experience to swim in, highly recommended.

Theodore S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Picked up at 7:50 am for Chichen Itza Day Trip
Drove around Cancun picking up other folks. We were on the road by 8:30 am

Our guide was Gabriel. He was very entertaining and informative!

9:45 first stop: Valladolid which has a temple built in the 1600s.
We spent about 30 minutes there.

11:00 second stop: Chaya beverage at a local village.
Showed how to prepare Achiote paprika and had a cooking lesson in Mayan village: pork marinated with achiote.
Watched how to make tortillas by hand.
They were delicious.
Had about twenty minutes for shopping then we went in for lunch.
The lunch buffet was much better than what we had thought. The achiote pork was outstanding.

1:15 third stop: Chichen Itza. Fantastic site. Unfortunately, we were only there for two hours. We definitely needed more time.

3:30 last stop: Ik-Kai cenote or sinkhole for a swim. We had one hour to shower, jump in, and swim around. There were dozens of people in the cenote, and the line to jump in from about 10 feet was super long. We had enough time to jump twice.

Gabriel spoke a bit on the 2 1/2 hour drive back to Cancun which was nice because I think all were very exhausted.
One tip: please be considerate of the timing. We had one guy who was consistently late to get on the bus and we lost valuable time at the ruins while waiting for him to get back.

DREW C United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

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