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Overview

Uncover the ancient Mayan mysteries of Chichen Itza — one of the world’s New Seven Wonders — on a private day-trip from Cancun. In addition to visiting the majestic Ik Kil cenote, you’ll receive undivided attention during a private tour of the Chichen Itza archeological site. Gaze at the iconic Kukulkan Pyramid, also known as El Castillo, and learn about the confounding acoustics of the ball court. Then, after a lunch of mouthwatering Mexican dishes, you’ll come face to face with ancient Mayan history during a hot stone ceremony with a shaman.

  • Full-day tour of Chichen Itza with cenote visit and Maya ritual from Cancun
  • Explore Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders, on an archeological guided tour
  • Swim in the Ik Kil cenote, known for its iridescent water
  • Choose to join a temezcal (hot stone) ceremony led by a shaman
  • Buffet lunch of Mexican specialties included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off from Cancun hotels included

After pickup from your hotel in either Cancun or Riviera Maya, board an air-conditioned coach destined for the UNESCO-listed Chichen Itza — a New7Wonder of the world.

On arrival, you’ll embark on a comprehensive tour of the archeological site with your private guide; receive a fascinating introduction to the cultural and historical significance of the area as you visit prominent features like the Ball Court — famed for its mystifying acoustics — and the Temple of Warriors.

Capture photographs before the Kukulkan Pyramid (El Castillo) — Chichen Ittza’s towering icon — and hear of the shadow snake that appears at certain times of year. After a 2-hour tour, return to your vehicle and travel to the Ik Kil cenote, a sinkhole with iridescent waters.

Opt to plunge into the waters before revitalizing with a buffet lunch of Mexican specialties at the cenote's restaurant. Sated, proceed to a lodge to immerse yourself in the hot stone ceremony known as temezcal (a cleansing ceremony that uses volcanic heat).

After greeting the shaman and experiencing a cleaning ceremony, enter the spherical hut to feel the heat of glowing volcanic rocks, reputed to alleviate bad energy from your body. The temezcal ceremony is entirely optional, and the heat within your hut can be adjusted by your shaman whenever you wish.

When your cleansing experience concludes, relax in a hammock before enjoying a light dinner of tropical fruits and natural beverages. Bid your guide farewell when you’re dropped off at your Cancun hotel.

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