You will be picked up at your hotel in Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya with a recommended pickup time of 7:30am to avoid the crowds. You will first explore the site of Chichen Itza which once was one of the most important Mayan cities in Yucatans northern lowlands. You'll enjoy a guided tour in which you'll learn about the twoperiods of theMayan history: one purely Mayan and other with Toltec influence, which is reflected in its architecture andsculpture.
Buildings such as Pyramid of Kukulkn (El Castillo) are testimony to its past splendor.Learn of its mathematics, astronomical and religious significance and also visit the ball court, observatory and the temple of the warriors. After the guided tour, have some time to take pictures and explore on your own before heading to cenoteIk'kil. This is a majestic natural swimming pool which is open to the sky with the water depth about 26 meters below ground level. While you go down the stone stairs, admire the beautiful surrounding and the swim in the fresh water, where you can see thesmall catfish living there. (If you are interested in a different Cenote you can ask directly to your guide).
You'll enjoy a buffet lunch and can choose toenjoy the rest of the day in Valladolid, a nice colonial town where you have free time to buy souvenirs, and treat yourself to this wonderful magic town (pueblo mgico). Or if you have a passion about archaeology, choose to go to Ek Balam and enjoy thisincredible archaeological site (entrance fee not included).Your personal guide can assist on planning your entire day and give you tips on what else to do in the area during your stay.
Finish with drop off at your hotel, or destination of your choice.