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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!

  • From Tulum: Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid Tour

    2. From Tulum: Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid Tour

    Start your journey by getting picked up in Tulum. Discover Chichen Itza, a spectacular archaeological site and a must-see for those interested in history and culture.  See renowned structures with your guide such as the Pyramid of Kukulkan and the Great Ball Court. Get a glimpse of the achievements of the Mayan civilization.  After Chichen Itza, go to a local community-run cenote, the perfect spot to get away from the crowds and cool down in the refreshing blue waters.  Then head to Valladolid, a city where past and present come together. Be amazed by the colorful architecture and the local food culture.  Have lunch at the courtyard of a restored colonial mansion and wander the square and nearby streets. Take photos and enjoy shopping as you get a taste of the slow-paced Mexican life.

    A really nice tour, we enjoyed everything about it and it was the highlight of our trip in Tulum so definitely recommend it.

  • Full-Day Cuzama Cenote Tour from Mérida

    3. Full-Day Cuzama Cenote Tour from Mérida

    Visit 3 cenotes on this 8-hour tour: Cascabel, Chaksikin and Pool Cocom. You’ll arrive at the cenotes on board a truck that is typically used to transport agave leaves. The first stop will be at the Cascabel cenote, where you’ll enjoy a swim and admire the natural formations around you. Next is the Chaksikin cenote, known for its deep waters. Enjoy some free time to swim in the underground cave pool. Continue on to the Pool Cocom cenote, which is an open pool that provides the opportunity to take in the beauty of the natural surroundings. The tour ends with lunch at a local restaurant.

    Gabriel met me at my hotel. The van was comfortable. After picking up a few other guests, we drove about an hour to the cenotes. We visited three cenotes in total, walking from one to another. One was completely enclosed, one partially enclosed, and the final one open. Afterwards, we ate a meal at the restaurant on-site. There were vegetarian options.

  • Cancun & RM: Xcaret Park, Xel-Ha & Chichen Itza 3-Day Combo

    4. Cancun & RM: Xcaret Park, Xel-Ha & Chichen Itza 3-Day Combo

    Learn more about the Mayans and their ancient civilization with a combo package of three tours to the ruins of Chichen Itza, the underground cenote (swimming hole) of Xcaret, and the nooks and crannies of Xel-Ha theme park. The three tours combo package also features a delicious variety of culinary specialties in the colonial city of Valladolid. Valid for 15 days from first redemption, daily departures make this combination convenient and great value. Chichén Itzá: Visit the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá, before going to the colonial city of Valladolid, where you can enjoy a delicious variety of gastronomic specialties, visit the Church of San Gervasio, and explore the historic monuments of the town center. You will also go to the Mayan sinkhole of Zací, renowned for its natural beauty (please note that due to time restrictions, swimming in the sinkhole w...

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

    5. 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...

  • From Mérida: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Tsukán Guided Tour

    6. From Mérida: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Tsukán Guided Tour

    Start with pickup from your accommodation in Mérida. Travel to the ancient capital of the Mayan empire, Chichén Itzá, with your certified expert guide. Explore one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and learn more about the fascinating history of the site. Afterward, travel to the nearby Cenote Tsukán which is located amongst beautiful natural surroundings, including many plants and trees endemic to the region. Swim in crystal-clear waters of the cenote and learn more about the Mayan people who lived in the area, as well as their customs and traditions. Enjoy a traditional local lunch and have the chance to meet some of the locals. Then, return to Mérida with drop-off at your accommodation.

  • Merida: Chichen Itza, Yokdzonot Cenote, and Cooking Class

    7. Merida: Chichen Itza, Yokdzonot Cenote, and Cooking Class

    Depart Merida in the morning to visit the archaeological site of Chichen Itza. Admire the pyramid of Kukulcan and the surrounding buildings, such as the ball game court and the Observatory. Then, travel to the community of Yokdzonot, and discover it's amazing and unique cenote, which is operated by a cooperative made up of mostly local women. Take a refreshing swim in the blue waters of the cenote and opt to add on activities like zip-lining or rappelling between its vertical walls. After cooling down, participate in a cooking lesson with locals. Prepare delicious Yucatecan dishes like salbutes (deep fried tortillas) and panuchos (stuffed tortillas). Finish your visit with a delicious, traditional meal in the restaurant of the cooperative. Transfer from Yokdzonot back to Merida, arriving at around 5:00 PM.

  • 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 Cancun/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itza & Valladolid Tour

    9. From Cancun/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itza & Valladolid Tour

    Chichen Itza was a center of religious and commercial power in its day, but still remains of one of the most important sites from the pre-Hispanic civilizations. Buildings such as The Temple of the Warriors, the Observatory, the Ball Game Court, and the area of the Sacred Cenote all contribute to these remarkable ruins, which are at the center of Mayan archeology. After a tour round Chichen Itza, guests can enjoy a walk round Valladolid, one of the oldest cities in Mexico. Guests can explore this Colonial city of great architectural beauty, and admire its ancient buildings like the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, the City Hall, and the Church. Delight in the culinary art of Mexican and international cuisine at an all-inclusive buffet at La Casona. We will also visit the Cenote Zací symbol of Valladolid. This remarkable site has a water mirror with a diameter of 28 meters and a heig...

  • Merida Street Food Walking Tour

    10. Merida Street Food Walking Tour

    Discover the Yucatecan cuisine! Skip breakfast this morning and visit the main market of Merida as a local. Discover the original flavors of Yucatecan gastronomy. Among cumbia songs, colors and the kindness of their sellers, you will taste seasonal local fruits, spices, juices and the most popular art meals of Yucatan cuisine: panuchos, salbutes, cochinita pibil and much more. While you delight your palate, you will learn about local plants and herbs, the process of making tortillas and the importance of habanero pepper in the Yucatecan kitchen. Then, you will visit a seafood restaurant to try a ceviche, Shrimp or fish tacos and accompany them with a very cold beer. You will end your tour with a dessert at a local Gelato shop with unique flavors like sour orange, bean with pork, bitter chocolate, avocado and flan. The guide will fill you with stories about our customs, traditions, legend...

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What people are saying about Yucatán

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 15 reviews

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!

César was an amazing guide, and I really enjoyed every second of this trip. César was so knowledgeable and passionate about the histories, and it made this trip so special. I can’t say enough good things. Each place was like stepping back in time, our guide really helped paint an amazing picture of the history of each place. This was amazing!

Valeria is passionate, knowledgeable and funny. she toured us through Chichen Itza and shared so many interesting stories, answered all of our questions. Definitely recommend this tour if you want to swim in a beautiful cenote, have delicious food, learn about history and spend the day with nice people

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

A really nice tour, we enjoyed everything about it and it was the highlight of our trip in Tulum so definitely recommend it.