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!