Day trip

Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, & Valladolid with Lunch

Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, & Valladolid with Lunch

From $84 per person

See the remarkable pyramids and monuments of the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza and swim in the underground swimming hole of Ik Kil. Learn more about the Mayan civilization and their culture and then go to the colonial city of Valladolid.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup from any hotel in the Cancun Hotel Zone or from the Riviera Maya. For pickups from Downtown Cancun, Isla Mujeres, and other locations, additional instructions will be provided after booking. Pickup is available from your hotel lobby in the Cancun Hotel Zone; for downtown hotels/accommodations in Cancun, you will be provided with a meeting point. For Isla Mujeres hotels, you will be provided with a meeting point in Puerto Juarez Ultramar. Pickup from all-inclusive hotels on Riviera Maya, Akumal, and Tulum is included. For hotels in Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Playacar, and Tulum you will be offered several potential meeting points.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the pyramid temples and other monuments of Chichen Itza
  • Swim in the underground lake of Ik Kil
  • Stroll around the colonial city of Valladolid
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Depart for the archaeological site of Chichen Itza between 07:10 AM and 08:10 AM and prepare yourself for a 2.5-hour historical tour of the most famous of the ancient cities of the Yucatec Maya. Named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007, Chichen Itza was once one of the largest cities of the Mayan civilization and thought to be one of the most mystical. See the stunning pyramid Temple of Kukulkan and marvel at the row of columns in the Temple of a Thousand Warriors. Look at the observatory temple of "El Caracol" and continue to highlights such as the sacrificial pit of the Great Ball Court, where the ancient ball game of "pok-ta-pok" was played. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Then, take a refreshing swim in the cenote of Ik-Kil and experience an underground lake on one of the subterranean river systems sacred to the Mayans. Enjoy lunch before driving to Valladolid, where you will spend about 30 minutes in the 16th-century colonial city before the return journey and drop off at your hotel between 06:30 and 07:30 PM.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from Cancun, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, or Tulum
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual guide
  • Regional buffet lunch
  • Visit to Valladolid
  • Guided visit to Chichen-Itza
  • Visit to Ik-Kil cenote
  • All taxes and fees
  • Drinks
  • Tips (optional)
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 will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, Ik-Kil is currently closed until further notice. The cenote Selva Maya will be visited instead.
  • Please note that this tour involves a moderate amount of walking
  • The tour’s itinerary may change for the purpose of providing the best service possible and depending on the season
  • The tour is operated from Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, and Tulum everyday
  • The tour is operated from Tulum Downtown every Sunday and Wednesday
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 126 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Carlos and Jose did a good job! The drive going and coming back was smooth. Carlos is knowledgeable about history and culture. He always managed to get the group going and kept our group ahead of the other tour buses so we’re not clumped with a big crowd of other travelers The first stop was souvenir shops. For lunch a choice of pork or chicken tacos was included but you have to pay for beverages. We got bottled water and coconut juice for $10. I gave $20 but didn’t get the change… it’s probably my fault because I didn’t understand the server. Inside the grounds of Chichen Itza is peppered with vendors trying to haggle. The noise from some vendors is distracting when you’re trying to listen to the ground tour. The place is an archeological treasure. Vendors should have a designated areas only( my honest opinion only). In Cenote, like I said Carlos was great in getting us there before all the crowd. Yay!!

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September 18, 2021

This was such an amazing trip. I have been before with a different company, and this one was BY FAR so much better. The guide was very knowledgeable, and swimming in the cenote was unforgettable. The only thing I wish I would have done was bring a sweatshirt for the bus ride...it was cold! Would definitely recommend!

March 11, 2021

A must in your trip to mexico

This activity is amazing. They pic us up at the time that they have told us. The staff was very professional and kind. The chichen itza was amazing and the guide was an expert. Told us everything about the history and we had time for pictures and shopping too. The cenote is just 5min away from the chichen itza and is amazing. Is no much time in there but was perfect. I would stay a bit longer if possible. Is absolutely stunning place. To finish we went to valladolid..there is a free time so you go whatever you want around the city. We went to the chocolat store and the museum. The mexican chocolate is also something that everyone has to try. Really good. You have about 30min in there and then go back to Cancun. Is about 2.30h journey, so they are very restricted with times. The bus is very comfortable and the driver had drinks for the journey that you can buy in a good price. This experience is definitely a must. All was perfect.

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October 17, 2019

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