Chichen Itza and Cenote Ik-Kil: Small Group Full-Day Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 10 hours
- New activity
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!!
Benefit from pick up at your hotel in Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Then, journey towards the ancient city of Chichen Itza to learn more about the Mayan civilization. Discover the magic of the Yucatan on this day trip from Cancun to visit two Mayan ruin sites and a stunning cenote. Your expert guide will lead you throughout the day, sharing fascinating facts and folklore of the Mayan civilization. Get ready to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza, one of the most iconic archaeological sites in the world. You’ll also visit Ek Balam, an off-the-beaten-track site with incredible carvings and a soaring Acropolis pyramid you can climb. To refresh from the Yucatan heat, you’ll immerse yourself in the crystalline waters of Cenote Hubiku.
Unfortunately, there were not enough people to go on this tour so we were asked if we would take a different tour. We did and had a very nice time.
Discover the culture and heritage of Yucatecan on a day trip from Mérida to the cities of Izamal and Valladolid. Benefit from round-trip hotel transfers, and savor a delicious buffet meal during the tour. After pickup at your hotel, the experience begins with a panoramic visit to the colonial city of Valladolid. Pass through beautiful neighborhoods, and admire the architecture of monuments such as the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, and the Cathedral of San Gervasio. Following the tour, you'll enjoy some free time to explore these sites at your own pace. Continue to a buffet restaurant for a delicious lunch of local Yucatecan dishes. After your meal, take a dip in the cool waters of a cenote by the restaurant. Head towards Izamal, and soak up the atmosphere of this picturesque place. Admire the yellow-painted houses, and learn why this city is known the city of the three cultures....
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...
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It was an amazing experience. Hector, the guide, is a very knowledgeable and emphatic guy. The pace of the tour was great. Important that everyone who goes to Chichen Itza knows that there a very hot place, comfortable shoes, sunscreen and light clothes are must. The lunch in the Maya village was nice and the local dance in the end was a surprise. The cenote is beautiful. The bus was new, clean and comfortable. The negative part was that the agency offers beer in the Bus, and in my tour there was a family that drank too much, dropped beer in the floor, also they have got late to the bus in the last visit. Else, all was really great. I do recommend it.
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!
Very good experience with a excellent guide and transport. All the time you receive the good explanation and go reply to your question. The day was long but on a comfortable minivan, and always with some offer water, the day was perfect. The attraction are amazing.
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.
Excellent, unforgettable, learn about other cultures, very nice experience