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

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

    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 d...

    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!!

  • Chichen Itza: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Narration & Map

    2. Chichen Itza: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Narration & Map

    Take a self-guided walking tour through the iconic archaeological site of Chichen Itza. Use your tour guide app for navigation and audio narration to uncover the site's buried secrets. Begin your tour at the entrance of the site. As you enter, admire the ancient wall that once surrounded this place. Next, see the iconic Temple of Kukulcán. Find out about its construction and how it was built to honor the equinox. Continue along to reach another amazing sight, the Great Ball Court. Here, Mayans once played an intense, elaborate game somewhere between soccer and basketball—but with a 20-pound ball. Learn not just about the game, but also the peculiar way the court was built.

    Then, pass the ominously titled Wall of Skulls, where the heads of sacrificial victims ended up. Arrive at the Platform of the Eagle and Jaguar Warriors. Find numerous intricate carvings and sculptures depi...

  • Cancún: Classic Chichen Itza Day Tour with Lunch

    3. Cancún: Classic Chichen Itza Day Tour with Lunch

    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 histo...

    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

  • Chichen Itza Full-Day Extended Tour from Cancun

    4. Chichen Itza Full-Day Extended Tour from Cancun

    Discover one of the "New Wonders of the Modern World" on a full-day trip back in time to the unique Mayan temples of Chichen Itza. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, you will drive down the coast of the Maya Riviera, enjoying a breakfast en route. Upon arrival, a local guide will lead you on a fascinating tour of the archaeological remains to reveal the vision of the world as viewed by the Mayans. Learn about Mexico’s pre-Hispanic history at landmark monuments, such as the Kukulcan Pyramid and Temple of a Thousand Columns. You will have some free time to explore this magical place on your own, before heading to the cenote (sinkhole) of Ik-kil. Swim in the cold and mysterious underground waters, and learn why they were sacred to the Mayans. Taste the flavors of the Yucatan and Mexico at a local restaurant. Then, re-board the coach to drive back to Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Complime...

    Great adventure!!! I enjoyed it, and great to know everyone on my trip. Tomas, our tour guide has a lot of knowledge about history! I loved swimming in the cenote

  • Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum Private Tour with Lunch

    5. Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum Private Tour with Lunch

    Discover the cradle of the ancient Maya civilization on a private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza. Marvel at the main monuments, such as the Kukulkan pyramid temple and the columns of the Temple of a Thousand Warriors. Learn more about their ancient beliefs at the observatory of El Caracol temple and other attractions. Then, cool down in one of the sacred underground swimming holes at the Ik-Kil cenote. Enjoy a buffet lunch before visiting the Lost City of Coba. Explore the network of temples by pedicab, and climb the tallest pyramid temple on the Yucatan peninsula for panoramic views of the rainforest.   End with a visit to the archaeological site of Tulum. Admire the main monuments of the only Maya ruins in Mexico located on the side of a cliff. Get stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and feel the soft white sand between your feet.

    Gabriel was the best guide everHe watched over usHe modified the tour to our liking and kept on schedule

  • Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itzá, Ik Kil and Coba Tour

    6. Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itzá, Ik Kil and Coba Tour

    Enjoy a guided tour from Cancun to two fascinating archaeological sites: the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Coba. Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Discover its majestic temples, like the iconic Pyramid of Kukulkan. You’ll discover a very different site at Coba, still mostly hidden under the jungle flora. Climb to the top of Nohoch Mul, the tallest pyramid in the region. This tour also includes a swim in a sacred cenote. The fresh waters of Ik Kil will refresh your mind, body, and spirit.

    though it was really warm, the experience was amazing. I felt something from Kukulcan and the site. The people we met were awesome and the cenote was a very unique experience

  • Chichen Itza, Coba and Ik-Kil Cenote: Private Tour

    7. Chichen Itza, Coba and Ik-Kil Cenote: Private Tour

    Enjoy a private 11-hour trip to 3 top Yucatan attractions, arriving at Chichen Itza before the crowds. Chichen Itza was recently named one of the New7Wonders of the World. Walk along the columns in the Temple of 1,000 Warriors. Climb El Castillo, the 98-foot-tall pyramid that towers over the ancient grounds. Learn about Mayan culture and history. Continue to Ik-Kil Cenote, a fresh water swimming hole that the Mayans considered sacred. Climb down into the cenote for a dip in the mineral-rich turquoise waters, then refuel with a traditional Mexican buffet lunch. After lunch you’ll visit Coba, yet another ancient city, where you can climb the tallest pyramid on the Mayan peninsula.

  • Chichen Itza Full-Day Tour: Xichén Clásico

    8. Chichen Itza Full-Day Tour: Xichén Clásico

    Visit the sacred Mayan city of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New7Wonders of the World. Your bilingual guide will take you on a tour of the archeological site, showing you the main pyramids before leaving you to explore the area on your own, and to enjoy the views. On this full-day tour you’ll also travel to the ancient Ik Kil cenote, formed by the collapse of a cave. You’ll reach the cenote by descending 25 meters below the surface on a stairway carved into the limestone rock. Enjoy a swim in the deep natural pit that’s open to the sky! You’ll also enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the site (drinks at extra cost).

  • From Cancún & Riviera Maya: 2-Day Yucatán Peninsula Tour

    9. From Cancún & Riviera Maya: 2-Day Yucatán Peninsula Tour

    Discover the culture, history, and traditions of the Yucatán Peninsula on this 2-day tour.

    Day 1

    Get picked up from your hotel and travel straight to the Chichen-Itza archeological complex. Witness the Pyramid of Kukulkan, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and The Temple of Warriors, among other sites at the complex. Learn more about Mayan culture and the Mayan people's impact on astronomy and mathematics.

    After all that exploring, cool down with a refreshing dip in one of Mexico's most famous cenotes, Ik-Kil.

    In the afternoon, visit the peninsula's capital, Merida. Enjoy a guided tour of the city and see colonial houses, the main square, and the famous Paseo de Montejo avenue. After your tour, check in to your 4*-hotel for the night.

    Day 2...

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What people are saying about Ik Kil

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 360 reviews

Everything was spectacular, from the beginning Juan and pastor were super friendly, attentive… the super delicious lunch arrived super punctual. The experience in Chichén Itzá and the cenote was really great, I'm going to my country super delighted

The drive victor was great and the guide Carlos was awesome and made the car drive there and back entertaining, along with lots of info on the Mayan culture and communities that are active today.

Gabriel was the best guide everHe watched over usHe modified the tour to our liking and kept on schedule

Excellent, unforgettable, learn about other cultures, very nice experience

Guides were very knowledgeable. Felt very safe throughout the tour.