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Cancún: Classic Chichen Itza Day Tour with Lunch

4.6 / 5

83 reviews

Cancún: Classic Chichen Itza Day Tour with Lunch

From US$ 69.99 per person

Travel from Cancún to Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day trip. Take a guided tour of the ancient ruins, visit and swim in the underwater grotto of Cenote Ik Kil, and eat a buffet lunch accompanied by traditional music and dance.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up service for all major hotels in Cancún's Hotel Zone and at main hotels downtown. Please call in advance to confirm pick-up time.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World
  • Eat a buffet lunch and watch a performance of traditional song and dance
  • Stop at an underwater grotto and enjoy a relaxing swim
Full description
Chichen Itza, founded in the year 514 AD, was once the capital of the ancient Mayan civilization. Now you can visit the ancient ruins on a full-day trip from Cancún. Spend your day exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, also declared one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Your day begins with a drive that stops at an underwater grotto, Cenote Ik Kil, where you will be able to admire the unique formation and go swimming in its clear waters. After that, stop for a buffet lunch with fresh salads, soups, rice, chicken, fish, vegetables, and regional dishes. During lunch, you will be treated to a festive show where regional people perform traditional dances to folk music. After lunch, continue on to visit the archaeological site. Once inside, you will 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.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Admission to a Sacred Mayan Cenote
  • Shopping stop at a handcraft shop
  • Buffet lunch at the Chichen Itza
  • Certified English-speaking tour guide
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Camera fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must also bring a valid form of government-issued photo ID

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable and lightweight clothing, and bring along good walking shoes or sneakers, a hat, sunglasses, biodegradable sunblock, a swimming suit and towel, and an extra change of clothing
  • You should also bring extra cash to buy souvenirs or photographs of your party if you wish
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 83 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Good your overall. I enjoyed it. Includes Cenote and Vallodolid along with Chichen Itza. The guides know good english and are very friendly and informative. The only downside was we were taken to this shop before our lunch for about 30 minutes. They had mayan handmade gifts. They obviously have some kind of deal with them to bring tourists. I didn’t really mind it but it makes a long day even longer. I didn’t particularly enjoy the lunch provided either. It’s a buffet which is good however i noticed some flies hovering on the food they were serving which wasn’t great. I would do it again however… It was a good day out

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September 18, 2021

Informative Comfy bus 4 stops in total lunch, chichen itza, cenote, viollidad The staff did not inform us of Some of the extra charges along the way which we’re required including drinks (water) with our lunch, and life jackets at the cenote. Guides were informative about Mayan culture and chichen itza. Also the fist stop was more about encouraging us to spend money than anything else. Viaollidad was not mentioned in the initial itinerary and it was great to see and get a taste of the marquesitas a dessert made by street vendors like a fruit filled Crispy sweet crepe. We were exhausted by the end of the trip and slept most of the 2 hour bus ride back to our hotel. I’d recommend bringing water maybe a snack, towel and insect repellent.

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August 7, 2021

The Chichen Itza tour was awesome and very informative. Swimming in the cenote was wonderful, but I would have appreciated more information from the guides on cenote history in general and the Ik Kil cenote specifically. But before we even got to the tour, we had a 2-hour lunch experience, which was a tourist trap and waste of time. The shaman ritual and tequila tasting were clearly attempts to get people to spend money in the gift shops. Please cut this part of the tour out or cut it down to 1 hour. Lunch was delicious. Finally, the tour was advertised as English-speaking and the attendees were split about 60% Spanish speaking and 40% English speaking (not sure how many of the Spanish speakers spoke English as well). The guide spoke in Spanish about 70% of the time, only translating half sentences or a few words into English, which made it hard for the English speakers to follow.

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September 6, 2019

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