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

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47 reviews

Activity provider: TripGuru Mexico

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

Activity provider: TripGuru Mexico
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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
Dutch, English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick up from hotels in Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Please be ready at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups 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 47 reviews

    Review summary

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

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    Roberto was a great guide. We had an excellent time. My only small complaint was that they booked the tour with both English and Spanish speakers. Roberto handled switching back and forth between the two languages really well, but perhaps whoever books the tour should be more careful trying to avoid that?

    May 15, 2022

    Nice tour of two great sights. Chichen Itza is an incredible must see landmark, and the cenote is beautiful and refreshing. We did spend a bit too much time standing in the heat listening to the guide in my opinion, which was uncomfortable and also meant we only had 15 mins free time. Also, the trip took 13 hours in total, not 10 hours.

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    May 12, 2022

    The tour was really great! Sergio our guide was really good and full of passion about the history and culture. He knew a lot and was very happy and willing to share everything with us. The whole tour was super arranged, tightly organised, good driver and a small group. There were only 4 of us, which made it super nice. Had a great day thanks to our guide and driver,

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    April 25, 2022

    Product ID: 405821