• Location: Cancún, Mexico
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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This 11-hour tour from Cancun packs a sightseeing punch — see the ancient Maya civilization of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO site, followed by a visit to Valladolid, a 16th-century colonial city. In the archaeological zone, admire the Kukulkan pyramid and the Temple of Warriors. A guide explains the cultural import of the landmarks you stroll past. Spend leisurely time relaxing in the peaceful cenote of Ik-Kil. With a delicious buffet lunch and round-trip hotel transport included, this is a hassle-free experience you don’t want to miss.

Highlights

  • 11-hour tour of Chichen Itza, Ik-Kil cenote and Valladolid from Cancun
  • Discover the archaeological wonders of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Swim in the tranquil Ik-Kil cenote
  • See Valladolid, Yucatán’s third-largest city
  • Hear about Maya history and culture from a guide
  • Buffet lunch and round-trip hotel transport included

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What You Can Expect

After early morning hotel pickup, travel with your guide to Chichen Itza, the city-cradle of ancient Mayans. During a 2.5-hour tour, explore this UNESCO site and gain insight into its top landmarks, including the Kukulkan pyramid, an astronomical observatory and the ball court. Learn about the dangerous game of pok-ta-pok played by warriors. You’ll also have free time to enjoy Chichen Itza on your own.
 
Take a break from sightseeing with a swim in Ik-Kil, an underground cenote, followed by a hearty buffet lunch. Combined time for the cenote and lunch is two hours.
 
Then, visit Valladolid, Yucatán’s third-largest city also called the Sultaness of the East. Spend 30 minutes getting to know the quiet 16th-century city.  
 Your 11-hour tour ends with drop-off back at your Cancun hotel that evening.

Customer Reviews

avksentievv

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Resting in Cancun and not going to Chichen Itza - it's just barbarity. The tour is combined, it gives an opportunity to get acquainted with the typical colonial town of Valladolid, explore Chichen Itza and visit and swim in the Ik-Kil cenote. When you are in Chichen Itza, one immediately recalls Mel Gibson's Apocalypto. Be sure to choose a tour with a visit to Ik Kiel cenote.

Frank F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our guide, Miriam was so knowledgeable and a lot of fun. We loved the tour.

Yuliya S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

daniel d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

good family tour.

Teneka S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I enjoyed this tour! Excellent tour guide, Carlos Moo. The food was perfecto. The history and personal stories from Carlos made it unique and rich.

dawoodafzal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent trip. Highly recommended. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a keen sense of humor.

pela

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It was amazing love it

tania.maity.2011

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The tour was amazing! Our guide Ricardo was full of knowldge,very humble and kept us engaged throughout the trip. We had a great time and will define recommend to our friends and families.

Vaitheeswaran R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Started with Valladolid. Our tour guide Ricardo was very knowledgeable and his narrations were interesting and kept the audience engaged. On our way to Chichen Itza, we stopped at a Mayan village. Souvenirs were pricey, apparently more authentic. Food had limited options for vegetarians like us. The main attraction Chichen Itza lived up to its hype. Medium who was our official guide at the site did not have the benefit of a mic and a speaker system and had to speak at the top of her voice to be heard by the large group. She was very informative. We almost got lost after the tour. It's good to stay with the group even though free time is given to explore on your own. You can do souvenir shopping where you stay either Cancun or Mayan Riviera. Ik Kil Cenote wrapped up a fantastic day tour. Wish we had more time at Ik Kil to enjoy the refreshing water. Ricardo gave a list of things tourists generally leave behind and it was very useful. We were picked up on time and overall, time and money well spent on this tour.

Sammi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

It was an amazing tour and very educational. Through this tour, you will engage with and experience many Mayan culture. Chichen Itza is definitely worth a visit while you are here.

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