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

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

    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 rappellin...

    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!

  • Chichén Itzá: Hubiku Cenote & Valladolid Tour

    2. Chichén Itzá: Hubiku Cenote & Valladolid Tour

    Head into the dense jungles of the Yucatán as you begin this 12-hour program. Stop at the Hubiku cenote, a cavernous freshwater pool in a light-filled limestone cave and enjoy a swim. Dry off over a buffet lunch of typical Mayan dishes and then hop back on the bus for the last leg of the drive to Chichén Itzá. This dense and sprawling archaeological site features excavated ruins and well-preserved temples. The final stop is the quiet colonial city of Valladolid, where the pastel walls of shops and restaurants provide a colorful backdrop for photos.

    Fun tour. A bit long. And less stop on touristy trap place would make it better.

  • Cancun: Chichén Itzá, Valladolid and Hubiku Cenote Day-Trip

    3. Cancun: Chichén Itzá, Valladolid and Hubiku Cenote Day-Trip

    After convenient pick-up from your hotel, you will head into the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula to discover a sparkling, picturesque cenote cavern pond at Hubiku. Dive into the cool, clear water and chat with your guide about how these jungle-surrounded pools are formed from underground freshwater streams. Afterwards, recharge with a tasty buffet lunch of Yucatecan specialties, before heading to the region's main historic attraction. Upon arrival at Chichen Itza, embark on a comprehensive guided tour that immerses you in the archaeological site's most breathtaking landmarks. Marvel at the mysterious Kukulkan Pyramid, learning about its role in pre-Columbian Maya civilization from your engaging guide. Nearby, take a look at the largest ball court in the Americas and imagine ancient players involved in a rousing game of pok ta pok, a ritual that was practiced throughout the Maya Empire. ...

    Denote and lunch was excellent. Chichen itza stop was short and rushed. Vladadoid was mostly a waste except for a church,square and park. Staff was nice. Trip spends over 6 hours picking and dropping people. Reached hotel at 9:45pm. For the price….certainly worth it

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

    4. 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...

  • Cancun: Chichen Itza Early Access with Lunch

    5. Cancun: Chichen Itza Early Access with Lunch

    Beat the crowds and the heat by arriving early in the morning at the Chichen Itza archeological site on this 10-hour tour. A specialized guide will give you a detailed and in-depth tour. Listen as your guide provides background information to help you better understand the history of Chichen Itza.  Learn how this large city played an important role in Mayan civilization from around 600 AD to 1200 AD, and remained a center of worship and pilgrimage until the arrival of the Spaniards. The site was abandoned and its ruins were eventually hidden by jungle. Chichen Itza is one of the New7Wonders of the World.

    It was a great experience the tour was well put together and quite a treat Freddy & Fank did a great job on the explanation of the history and made it a delightful experience

  • Chichen Itza Full-Day Extended Tour from Cancun

    6. 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

  • Yucatán: Ek' Balam and Cenote Hubiku Tour

    7. Yucatán: Ek' Balam and Cenote Hubiku Tour

    Walk through the jungle that saw the Mayan people blooming. Ek' Balam has the perfect experience of avoiding the crowded sites and the Acropolis, the main building, is still open for you to climb. Ek' Balam is one of the latest findings of the Mayan world, the main pyramid and the stelae located on the bottom of the monument count the story of this important city and its emperors. The different buildings surrounding the area include the Oval Palace, the twin pyramids and a beautiful arch marking the entrance to this ancient city. Head to cenote Hubiku, a sacred entrance to the underworld on the Mayan beliefs, this natural pool has a semi-open cave letting the sunbeams to light your swimming. The Don Tadeo Tequila Museum will guide you through an interactive experience to know the process to make one of the most popular beverages in the world made in Mexico.  You will experience an exam...

  • Ek Balam & Cenote Maya: Full-Day Tour

    8. Ek Balam & Cenote Maya: Full-Day Tour

    Explore the archaeological site of Ek Balam, a top regional attraction that has been recently restored. You’ll also visit the mysterious Cenote Maya, a natural pool that features beautiful rock formations. Your full-day tour begins at the Cenote Maya Park, where you’ll descend into the region’s most impressive cenote by a large wooden staircase built using ancient Maya techniques. Experience a range of optional adventures at the park, such as swimming in the cenote, diving, rappelling, swinging on a Tarzan vine, and more. Visit a small, colorful handicraft market, where your purchases of locally made items benefit Maya artisans. See a Mayan ritual, and be part of an authentic blessing ceremony performed by a shaman. Enjoy a Mayan buffet of traditional dishes such as lime soup, chaya tamales, beans, vegetables, rice, chicken, handmade tortillas, fruits, and flavored water. Next on th...

    Wow!!! Let me tell you something ! Ek Balaam should be on everyone’s archeological sites list. It’s up there with Chichén Itza and Uxmal! It’s hard to get to but we’ll worth it !! Israel our tour guide was amazing !!! Jack of all trades kinda fellow ! The cenote to end it’s absolutely amazing !!

  • From Mérida: Uxmal, Hacienda Yaxcopoil and Cenote with Lunch

    9. From Mérida: Uxmal, Hacienda Yaxcopoil and Cenote with Lunch

    Explore the rich culture and heritage of Mexico on a day trip to Uxmal, Yaxcopoil, and Cenote Peba. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off in Mérida, and enjoy a delicious lunch during the tour. After pickup from selected hotels, head to Hacienda Yaxcopoil, a colonial estate. Admire the arched buildings of this country house, wander through the large halls, and see the original furnishings. Stroll in the lush gardens and learn about the hacienda’s history, from its origins to the henequen industry. Continue back in time to the pre-Hispanic era, with a guided tour of Uxmal. Discover the features and architectural style that make this Mayan archaeological site unique. Climb the Pyramid of the Fortune Teller, see the Quadrangle of the Nuns, and enter the Governor’s Palace. Stop to enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant, before continuing to Cenote Peba. Cool down with a swim in the...

  • From Merida: Local Cooking Class & Shopping Tour in Tekit

    10. From Merida: Local Cooking Class & Shopping Tour in Tekit

    Spend the day in Tekit, a traditional Yucatecan village whose daily life revolves around its beautiful church, the market, and some small stores. Join this private tour to become part of the town's daily life by cooking an authentic Yucatecan dish in a local home with a local guide and local people. After pickup at your hotel in Mérida in the morning, travel for approximately 1 hour to Tekit. Upon arrival, head to the mill where corn dough is used to prepare tortillas. Afterward, visit the local market in search of groceries, spices, meat, and vegetables. Once you have all the ingredients you need, you'll go to a local home to start preparing the dish. Once the food is cooking on the fire, visit a Mayan household where you'll be able to interact with the melipona bees and taste their honey. Then, it will be time to savor your meal with handmade tortillas and natural beverages, a real f...

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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!

It was a great experience the tour was well put together and quite a treat Freddy & Fank did a great job on the explanation of the history and made it a delightful experience

Absolutely to be recommended !! Our tour guide Eduardo made the stay something very special! Worth every penny - thank you very much !!

Pyramids worth every effort to see. The group was small, everything worked out, we have no objections.

Great tour! One of a kind cenote and overall experience at Chichen Itzá.