Chichen Itza Tour + Cenote from Cancun
|Duration: 12 hours, since Chichen Itza is a four-hour drive from Cancun (times are estimate).|
Chichen Itza Tour + Cenote from Cancun
If you haven't been to Chichen Itza, you haven't been to Mexico!
Chichen Itza in Southeastern Mexico is one of the most important ancient Maya cities and a place you just can't miss on your next visit to Cancun. Chichen Itza means "at the mouth of the well of the Itza" in Maya and was founded around 525 A.D.
What some people now call Chichen Itza ruins was at the time one of the most important government centers in the Yucatan Peninsula while it was also the most visited pilgrimage religious center in the whole region. However, for reasons still unknown to archaeologists, the city was abandoned around 1250 A.D.
The most impressive building in Chichen Itza is known as El Castillo or Kukulcan Pyramid, but the whole city is a true wonder of pre-columbian architecture, so make sure to bring your camera with enough battery and available memory space!
Due to its historic importance and beauty, Chichen Itza Mexico was inscribed on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1988. Did you know Chichen Itza ruins are visited by more than a million travelers every year? Its world recognition helped this ancient city on becoming one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007 through a global online voting.
Through our adventure, which is one of the best Chichen Itza tours, you'll get to visit the Great Ball Court, The Temple of the Warriors, El Caracol, Las Monjas, and many more structures along with the Cenote Sagrado (Sacred Cenote), a natural sinkhole which was a place of pilgrimage where ancient Mayas conducted sacrifices.
Cenotes were considered a portal to the underworld and were also the only source of water in the Maya world. They are still so important and beautiful that right after finishing our Chichen Itza tour we'll head to a cenote which is a few miles away so you can swim in its crystal clear waters and get some great photos!
Our adventure includes a visit to an authorized handicrafts shop, an express stop at Valladolid and buffet lunch. Don't forget to try cochinita pibil tacos at lunch time! Cochinita is a slow-roasted pork dish of Mayan origin you'll just love.
So come with us to explore Chichen Itza Mexico, an indisputable cultural referent for Mexicans, an identity symbol, and a true wonder of our pre-Columbian past!
- Round-trip transportation
- Visit to an authorized souvenir store
- Biligual speaking tour guide
- Express stop at Valladolid
- Entrance fee to Chichen Itza
- Two-hour and a half guided tour at the archaeological site *
- An hour to explore Chichen Itza on your own *
- Buffet lunch
- Visit to a cenote
* Times are estimate.
Does not include
- Any beverages
- Photo or video services
- Use of lockers, life jackets, or towels at the cenote
- Snacks or any food other than buffet lunch
- Other activities at Chichen Itza or at the cenote
- Souvenirs, handicrafts, clothes, etc.
- Any other product or service not mentioned on the inclusions list
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Additional Information / RecommendationsNotes:
- Your transportation schedule will be sent by email after booking, including pick-up and drop-off times, as well as meeting points
- Child rates are valid for 4-to 11-year-olds
- Children up to three years old do not pay
- It would be a good idea to carry some cash
- Do not bring heavy backpacks
- Wear comfortable clothes, shoes, and sunglasses
- Wear a cap or a hat and a swimsuit
- Remember to use biodegradable sunscreen
- Bring a towel
- If you have any health or physical problem please contact us before you make your reservation so we can provide you with advice on the matter
- Please dial the toll-free number you will see on our homepage if you have any questions before, during or after booking this tour
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