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Cancun/Riviera Maya: Chichen Itza and Cenote Ik-Kil Day Tour

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62 reviews

Activity provider: TripGuru Mexico

Cancun/Riviera Maya: Chichen Itza and Cenote Ik-Kil Day Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Mexico

From US$ 77 per person

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Chichen Itza ruins on a full-day tour. Visit the quaint town of Piste. Enjoy a dip and breathtaking views in Cenote Ik Kil.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum. Please be ready at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time. Due to construction works being held on the Cancun/Playa del Carmen Route, some delays may occur due to traffic jams.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient ruins and gaze at the wondrous carvings and stone structures at Chichen Itza
  • Discover the rich history and culture of the ancient Maya people from your guide
  • Visit Cenote Ik Kil, said by archaeologists to be a site used by the Maya to pray to the rain god
  • Have a quick look around the charming town of Piste
Full description

Explore the ruins at Chichen Itza on a guided tour from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Choose between a private or small-group tour and beat the crowds and the heat with early morning access. Learn about the history of Mexico with insightful commentary on one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

Start your adventure with an early pick-up from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Beat the crowds and the heat as you arrive at the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza. Follow your guide around the once-bustling complex, learning about the rich history, religion, culture, and daily life of the Maya.

Wander around the Mexican pyramids, gaze at the spectacular stone carvings, and take photos by the glorious steps of the ruins. Board an air-conditioned vehicle and leave right before the morning gets too warm and the crowds increase. Head to the charming town of Piste for a quick look around before making your way to Cenote Ik Kil. Marvel at its stunning views, take photos of the turquoise waters and lush vegetation, and maybe squeeze in a quick dip before going for lunch.

After filling your belly with some local food, board the vehicle once more and make your way back to Cancun and Riviera Maya with nothing but knowledge and memories to remember your adventure by.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees if option selected (Chichen Itza 571 pesos, Cenote Ik Kil 350 pesos, payment in cash; no USD or credit card accepted)
  • Lunch (if option with entrance fees is selected)
  • Water
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    • People with respiratory issues
    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 are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • Swimwear
    • Change of clothes
    • Towel
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Insect repellent
    • Cash

    Not allowed

    • Drones

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility
    • The use of a domestic video camera has a cost of 50 pesos
    • Drone cameras are not allowed in the Federal Area
    • Before entering any cenote in the area, you have to take a shower to remove sunscreen and bug spray
    • A life vest is mandatory in all Cenotes (sacred places) in the area
    • Hotel pickup starts up to 2 hours before starting time
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 62 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5

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    Simply the best day with Sergio, his awesome driver, and a cosy bunch of 5. Transport excellent. Everything ran as planned. Sergio gave us great insight and passion on Chichen Itza and Mayan culture and connectedness and led us expertly through the day, even offering advice on the best places to eat in Cancun and what else to do while in town. Thanks so much, Sergio. Highly recommend paying the little extra for this tour.

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    September 24, 2022

    If there's one thing you do when you come to Cancún, it has to be a day excursion to Chichen Itza. Absolutely nothing compares to standing in front of one of the 7 wonders of the world, and learning all about the immense and fascinating history of this area. Furthermore our guide, Sergio, was one of a kind. He was absolutely hilarious, and he knows the history of this area inside and out, and his passion shines through throughout the whole tour. He was great at answering additional questions, as well as taking into account the needs of the group! I wish I could take him with me and make him my forever tour guide! Juan, our driver, was expert and professional as well! Following up Chichen Itza with the cenote was the perfect refreshing balance and felt like a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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    August 31, 2022

    A must in Cancun! The tour guide was supper knowledge her name was Jacquie. She was really nice and supper inclusive making sure she answered any questions we had. She had a wonderful sense of humor that made the tour extra fun to be a part of. Must must take glasses, sunscreen, and hat as it’s supper hot!!! Cenote was beautiful after the pyramids would love to do again.

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    August 19, 2022

    Product ID: 405821