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From Cancún: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Maya Full-Day Tour

4.7 / 5

12 reviews

From Cancún: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Maya Full-Day Tour

From US$ 159 per person

Enjoy this guided tour of Chichen Itza and beat the crowds by being some of the first to arrive in the morning. Explore the majestic Cenote Maya, snorkel, rappel, and taste a delicious traditional meal. Relax with pick up and drop-off from your hotel.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German
Pickup included
Roundtrip transportation is available from most Riviera Maya hotels and from a fixed meeting point in Tulum (located at Súper Akí Tulum, Carretera Federal Tulum Ruinas s/n, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico). Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the impressive Chichen Itza archaeological site
  • Discover the Cenote Maya Native Park with included adventure activities
  • Participate in a Mayan ritual led by a shaman
  • Cool off in the crystalline waters of a cenote
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch with handmade tortillas
  • Choose between a shared or a private tour
Full description
Start your day with pick up from your hotel in the Riviera Maya or Cancun between 6 AM-7:30 AM. After arriving at Chichen Itza between 9:30-10:00 AM, start your 2-hour and 15-minute tour of the archaeological site. The name, Chichen Itza means “water well of the Itzan people” and it was the capital of the Maya area and its most revered center of worship. Walk through remarkable buildings and get detailed explanations provided by your expert guide during the tour. Arrive at Cenote Maya Native Park at approximately 1:30 PM and spend approximately 2.5 hours in the park.  Visit and refresh yourself at Cenote Maya and descend into the region’s most impressive cenote. Its crystal-clear waters and geological formations make it an impressive natural jewel. Ascend from the underworld through a tunnel or use the large wooden staircase.   Optional activities include swimming, diving, and rappelling. Delve into the natural wonders and participate in an authentic ceremony of blessings carried out by a Maya shaman. Enjoy a traditional menu made with organic orchard supplies and handmade tortillas. At the end of the day, relax with drop-off back at your hotel at approximately 6:30-7:00 PM.  
Includes
  • Guided tour of Chichen Itza
  • Admission to Chichen Itza and Cenote Maya Native Park
  • Equipment required for activities
  • Lockers
  • Water and continental breakfast on board
  • Buffet lunch
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from most Riviera Maya and Cancun hotels
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from a meeting point in Tulum
  • Photos at Cenote Maya - available to purchase
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
  • Cameras
  • Smoking
  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Harness sizes are available for waist sizes of 23 to 42 inches and thigh sizes of up to 26 inches
  • Maximum weight: 264 lbs
  • Minimum height: 3.6 feet
  • For safety reasons, hands should be kept free; the use of cameras and recording devices of any kind (including cell phones, or tablets) is not allowed, except for "action cam" (Go Pro) style, only if it is assembled on a chest or head mount during the excursion
  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most Riviera Maya and Cancun hotels
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Tour booked via GetYourGuide= Amazing!! Our tour guide Anita and Maxo (I forget his name), were both so great. Both new multiple languages so fluently and made everyone feel welcomed in our group. Anita is very passionate about what she does and is very knowledgable! What Alltournative tours does for the local Mayan community is beautiful. Alltournative tours give Mayan teenagers the chance to learn photography and help them sells their beautiful crafts (amongst other things). Would definitely go through them again

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December 1, 2021

We really enjoyed the trip, everything was well organized. We were picked up at the hotel on time, our gight was super friendly and had a lot of useful information. The drive to Chichen Itzá took 2.5 hours. We had enough free time there. The cenote we visited afterwards was super nice, followed by the promised Maya ritual and a traditional meal. I can 100% recommend this tour with this operator.

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November 3, 2021

Amazing experience!Chichen Itza was trully impressive,a unique structure!we were there when it opened in order to avoid the crowds and not to be so hot!Cenote Maya was our first cenote and it was breathtaking!we were expecting something great but it was an amazing experience,with rappeling and ziplining!The maya village was also very nice and traditional,something you definitely have ti see!Definitely recommend it!Our guide Debbi was amazing!

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August 13, 2021

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