After early morning hotel pickup, travel with your guide to Valladolid, Yucatán’s third-largest city also called the Sultaness of the East. Get to know this quiet 16th-century city on a guided tour. Then enjoy a hearty buffet lunch and a chance to participate in the ancient Mayan purification ritual of Temazcal guided by a real shaman.
Then, head to the UNESCO-listed Chichen Itza, the city-cradle of ancient Mayans. During this tour, explore the area 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 before ending the tour with drop-off at your Cancun hotel in the evening.