Chichen Itza Day Trip From Cancun

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Overview

Spectacular Chichen Itza holds both mystery and magic. Explore the most important archaeological zone and ancient capital of the Mayan Empire on a full day guided tour from Cancun. Admire the majestic observatory, the sacred cenote, the ball court and the castle. Sample typical Mayan cuisine at a buffet lunch with folkloric dancers before beginning your tour of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

During your stay in Cancun, you simply must take the opportunity to visit Chichen Itza, the most important archaeological zone in Yucatan. After hotel pickup in Cancun, explore the ancient capital of the Mayan Empire and learn why it has been designated one of the modern wonders of the world. Its extraordinary architectural beauty and geographical location are sure to leave you in awe.

Your first stop is a 50-minute visit to either the Ik Kil cenote or Hubiku cenote. The cenote visited will depend on which area is less populated on the day of your tour. You'll have free time to explore this natural wonder, so be sure to bring along your towel and swimsuit! By 10:50, you'll head to the world famous archaeological site of Chichen Itza.

At approximately 12pm and once inside the archaeological site, you'll be divided into English and Spanish speaking groups for a guided tour. You'll be taken on a 1.5 hour tour with a certified guide who will introduce you to the secrets of the Mayans. Your guide will explain the historical significance of all the most important sites before leaving you to enjoy the ruins on your own until 3pm. See the Pyramid of Kukulkan, el Castillo (the Castle), the Temple of Warriors and much more. After exploring the site, you'll head to the local restaurant and enjoy a buffet of fresh salads, soups, rice, meat, chicken, fish, vegetables and other regional dishes (drinks at own expense).

After lunch, you'll be transported back to your Cancun hotel.

Inclusions for Chichen Itza Day Trip From Cancun

  • Guided visit
  • Certified bilingual guide
  • Brief visit to Colonial Valladolid
  • Entrance fee to Chichen Itza archaeological site
  • Bottled Water upon arrival at Chichen Itza
  • Buffet lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Visit to a sacred cenote (Ik Kil )

Exclusions for Chichen Itza Day Trip From Cancun

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children ages 3 years and under are free, but their seats are subject to availability. They may have to ride on their parents' laps if seats are not available

Not wheelchair accessible

What to Bring:

Comfortable lightweight clothing

Good walking shoes or sneakers

Hat

Sunglasses

Biodegradable sun block

Swimming suit and towel

Extra change of clothing

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • 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.

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

  • Warning: the seating is VERY cramped. They filled every single seat in the minivan and the leg space is extremely tight. Not the tour agency fault. Most vans doing the Chichen Itza tour were the same size.

    Just something to keep in mind if you are traveling with family or elderly people. Might not be very comfortable given the amount of time in the van.

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

  • Chichen Itza is an amazing sight, truly a not-to-be-missed experience. And the Cenote was an incredible life long dream of mine. I am so glad I saw these wonders. But the tour itself was not all that great. First, they took us to a colonial Mayan town to look at the architecture but there was 1 church in town and not much else to see. Then, they took us to a souvenir shop were we stayed for probably two hours. We were told repeatedly that we could stay as long as we liked at the store to buy things and spend money, of course!. Then we only had time for two hours at Chichen Itza and less than 1 hour at the Cenote! I was so angry that they cheated us out of such amazing experiences. Two hours is not enough time to drink in the wonders of Chichen Itza and 45 minutes is ABSOLUTELY not enough time to walk to the cenote, change into your swimsuit, shower, walk down the stairs to the cenote, swim, walk back up the stairs, shower, and change again. I rushed as fast as I could through the whole experience and was still late for the bus going back. So in review, I'd say, find another tour if you can.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This tour was amazing!

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