Chichen Itza: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Narration & Map
- Valid: 365 days
- Optional audio guide
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...
Immerse yourself in the history and traditions of Mexico's ancient civilizations with 2 tours to Xcaret Park and the historic Mayan city of Chichén Itzá. Benefit from deluxe transportation on both days and the option to visit each attraction within 15 days. The package combines 2 popular tours in 1: the adventurous "Xcaret Plus Tour" and the cultural "Xichen Itza Deluxe Tour" with some free time and gourmet experiences in the city of Valladolid. Xcaret Plus Tour Experience Mexico's best eco reserve at Xcaret Park and explore the beautiful grounds at your own pace. Seek out some of the extraordinary performances and cultural exhibits, including equestrian shows and the ritual ceremony of the “Voladores.” Swim with dolphins, manatees or sharks (own expense). Benefit from a complimentary buffet lunch and access to the beaches, bays and natural pools. Swim in an underground...
Your tour of Ek Balam begins near the visitors center. As you head deeper into the site, you will learn of the fascinating history of Mayan civilization before Europeans arrived. This history dates back thousands of years. You’ll also hear about the arrival of the Spanish, and how their conquest forever changed the continent and its people. After crossing through the remnants of an ancient defensive wall, you’ll arrive at a ball court and learn about how the ancient Mayans played an intense, sometimes dangerous game that was something like a cross between soccer and basketball. The catch? They used a ball that weighed about 20 pounds! As you make your way to the Circular Steam Bath, you’ll learn about Mayan architecture, and why they built things in the way that they did. The bath was used for religious ceremonies, but also to heal the sick and wounded. You’ll get more familiar with Ma...
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Very beautiful place, full of sporting activities to do. For all ages.