Progreso Shore Excursion: Chichen Itza Day Trip - Merida
OverviewAfter your cruise ship docks in the Progreso port, take a shore excursion to Chichen Itza! You’ll pass through a private entrance at Mayaland Resort without waiting in line, and explore the Maya-Toltec city with your guide. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this archeological park includes the Pyramid of Kukulcán and Temple of the Warriors. Afterward, enjoy Mayaland’s swimming pool as well as soft drinks and a box lunch served aboard the Mercedes minivan. Receive personal attention on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
- All entrance fees included
- Free port pickup and drop-off included
- Family friendly
Know More about this tourStart your shore excursion to Chichen Itza at the Progreso port at 8:30am by taking a shuttle to a specified meeting point. There, meet your guide and hop into a plush reclining seat aboard a luxurious Mercedes Benz minivan. You'll head directly to your destination without the usual tourist stops along the way. When you arrive at Mayaland Resort, receive a cold bottle of water and skip the line; gain private entry to the archaeological park, named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
Your experienced guide will lead your small group on a tour of the site’s best landmarks and piece together the past in this ancient capital of the Mayan Empire – founded in 514 AD. Learn about the Toltec symbols from the invasion of 950 AD as your guide explains the merge of architectural styles unique to Chichen Itza – the Yucatan’s most important archaeological zone.
Walk to the center of Chichen Itza, where temples like El Castillo (the Castle) have been excavated around the Great Plaza. Explore the Pyramid of Kukulcán, which reveals an astronomical phenomenon when shadows resembling a serpent seem to slither over the building during each equinox. Hear about priests and Mayan kings who once stood atop the pyramid overlooking the entire city.
When you reach the Great Ball Court, the largest one in Mesoamerica, see the Temple of the Jaguars where a steep stairway leads to the second story. Your guide will also point out a set of buildings constructed during the Mayan classical period, including the nunnery, La Iglesia (the Church) and Akab Dzib, meaning ‘The House of Mysterious Writing’ in Mayan. Admire the circular observatory known as El Caracol, and view the Temple of the Warriors and the Thousand Columns.
After your small-group guided tour, you’ll have an hour of extra time to explore the site on your own before returning to Mayaland Resort and making your way back to the Progreso cruise port. On the return drive, a box lunch will be provided before arrival at approximately 3pm.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Progreso port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details
Inclusions for Progreso Shore Excursion: Chichen Itza Day Trip
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Soft drinks and bottled water while on board vehicle
- Worry-free shore excursion guarantee
- Mayaland Resort Fee
Exclusions for Progreso Shore Excursion: Chichen Itza Day Trip
- Gratuities (optional)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Note: Once you reach the Progreso cruise ship port, you'll need to take a free shuttle to the meeting point where a representative/guide will be waiting for you to start the tour. Transportation to/from the meeting point is available every 30 minutes, up to one hour before cruise ships set sail and depart
- 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.