• 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

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

timmylou2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was above and beyond my expectations. The tour company was on time for pick up and did a wonderful job keeping all of the events of the day on schedule. It was a big, action packed day of sight seeing and history. The Mayan lunch spot was terrific! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to experience Mayan history.

anoop.samant

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great one day trip. Our guide, Susanna was amazing and she provided a lot of information. Our driver, Samuel was a very safe driver and also kind. We learnt about the Mayans. Chichen itza is beautiful. Lunch buffet was authentic and delicious. Highly recommended.

Stephen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We were picked up on time from our hotel and put in a van that was collecting us. Then they transported us onto a tour bus that had more leg room Thank goodness! and a bathroom. We thought we would sleep on the way but instead our guild Ricardo started briefing us and getting to know us. His English was excellent. He spoke in Spanish too. Not long into the tour he got a call from another bus who was having air conditioning problems and told us we would be taking on new passengers. Also another guild, Martin. From that point Martin took over. He didn't have the personality Ricardo had and his english wasn't nearly as good. I had to really concentrate on what he was staying to understand him. They took us to an old town and gave us 30 mins to see 2 places then loaded us up and brought us to the lunch place which was also they place they walked us through venders to buy stuff. Lunch was good even for a vegetarian. Then we got to Chichen Itza! There Martin filled us in on the main ruin, then walked us to about 5 others, at each one explaining what it was used for. Then they gave us 45 mins to walk around by ourselves before getting back on the bus. From there they took us to the ceremonial Cenote to play around for an hour. The places were beautiful and they gave us a LOT of info.

dnellhaus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was great. It was a packed itinerary with quick stops at Valladolid and the cenote but both were worth it. I thought the lunch was very tasty. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided great context for visiting the ruins.

Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was amazing!

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