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Chichén Itzá Exclusive Early Access with Cenote & Lunch

1. Chichén Itzá Exclusive Early Access with Cenote & Lunch

In this GetYourGuide Exclusive, your guide will give you an in-depth tour of Chichen Itza. Listen as they provide background information to help you better understand the history of this place. End the tour with lunch at a local restaurant. Beat the crowds and the heat by arriving early in the morning at the Chichen Itza Archeological Site. Be the first to enter this Wonder of the World and take amazing pictures with the place almost completely to yourself. Learn how this large city played an important role in Mayan civilization from around 600 AD to 1200 AD and remained a center of worship and pilgrimage until the arrival of the Spaniards. The site was abandoned and its ruins were eventually hidden by the jungle. In between the tour, enjoy a typical Mexican buffet lunch at a local family-run restaurant. Swimming at the Saamal Cenote (entry included) and a visit to Valladolid are also on the itinerary.

Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, & Valladolid with Lunch

2. Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, & Valladolid with Lunch

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 driving to Valladolid, where you will spend about 30 minutes in the 16th-century colonial city before the return journey and drop off at your hotel between 06:30 and 07:30 PM.

Chichén Itzá: Hubiku Cenote & Valladolid Tour

3. Chichén Itzá: Hubiku Cenote & Valladolid Tour

Head into the dense jungles of the Yucatán as you begin this 12-hour program. Stop at the Hubiku cenote, a cavernous freshwater pool in a light-filled limestone cave and enjoy a swim. Dry off over a buffet lunch of typical Mayan dishes and then hop back on the bus for the last leg of the drive to Chichén Itzá. This dense and sprawling archaeological site features excavated ruins and well-preserved temples. The final stop is the quiet colonial city of Valladolid, where the pastel walls of shops and restaurants provide a colorful backdrop for photos.

Chichen Itza Full-Day Tour: Xichén Clásico

4. 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 Xcajum 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).

Cancun: Chichén Itzá, Valladolid and Hubiku Cenote Day-Trip

5. Cancun: Chichén Itzá, Valladolid and Hubiku Cenote Day-Trip

After convenient pick-up from your hotel, you will head into the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula to discover a sparkling, picturesque cenote cavern pond at Hubiku. Dive into the cool, clear water and chat with your guide about how these jungle-surrounded pools are formed from underground freshwater streams. Afterwards, recharge with a tasty buffet lunch of Yucatecan specialties, before heading to the region's main historic attraction. Upon arrival at Chichen Itza, embark on a comprehensive guided tour that immerses you in the archaeological site's most breathtaking landmarks. Marvel at the mysterious Kukulkan Pyramid, learning about its role in pre-Columbian Maya civilization from your engaging guide. Nearby, take a look at the largest ball court in the Americas and imagine ancient players involved in a rousing game of pok ta pok, a ritual that was practiced throughout the Maya Empire. Catch your reflection in the Cenote Sagrado sacrificial pond, the Temple of the Warriors, and the Observatory, which dates back over 1,000 years. On your way back, make a stop at the main square of Valladolid and admire its colonial architecture and the 16th-century San Gervasio Church before being dropped off back at your hotel.

From Cancún: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Maya Full-Day Tour

6. 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 rappelling. Delve into the natural wonders and participate in an authentic ceremony of blessings carried out by a Maya shaman. Enjoy a traditional menu made with organic orchard supplies and handmade tortillas. At the end of the day, relax with drop-off back at your hotel at approximately 6:30-7:00 PM.  

Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itzá, Ik Kil and Coba Tour

7. Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itzá, Ik Kil and Coba Tour

Enjoy a guided tour from Cancun to two fascinating archaeological sites: the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Coba. Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Discover its majestic temples, like the iconic Pyramid of Kukulkan. You’ll discover a very different site at Coba, still mostly hidden under the jungle flora. Climb to the top of Nohoch Mul, the tallest pyramid in the region. This tour also includes a swim in a sacred cenote. The fresh waters of Ik Kil will refresh your mind, body, and spirit.

From Playa del Carmen or Cancun: Chichen Itzá Premium Tour

8. From Playa del Carmen or Cancun: Chichen Itzá Premium Tour

Benefit from pickup at your hotel or a pre-arranged meeting point, and then journey towards the archaeological site of Chichen Itzá.  Visit the ecotourism center of Suytun along the way and experience its sacred cenote (sinkhole), where you can refresh yourself with a purifying bath in the holy water. Enjoy a tasty lunchbox before making your way to Chichen Itzá. Take a guided tour of the ceremonial site on arrival, and listen to an informed commentary about the ancient Mayan civilization from a local guide. Get some free time to explore independently before departing for the colonial town of Valladolid. Marvel at the colorful buildings of the historic center on arrival, and then get dropped off at your hotel at the end of an amazing day.

Private Chichen Itza Plus Cenote

9. Private Chichen Itza Plus Cenote

This is the first stop you might be planning for your vacations in Riviera Maya. Chichen Itza will surprise you with the Majestic views from every point of the city. The surroundings set the perfect mood to discover the history and worldview that led the Mayans to create this stunning pyramid. Choose the time you spend on each activity offered and your driver will give you tips to enhance this expedition. Take a guided tour through the main archaeological site in the Yucatan Peninsula. Throughout this walk you can admire the ball court, the observatory, and the Castle. This main pyramid is the best spot to take crazy and marvelous pictures. Then head to Hubiku, a magical sinkhole underground where you can jump in the water to freshen up in this natural pool. It has a semi-open dome that allows the sunbeams to light-up the cavern. Next up is the Tequila Museum to learn the process of making various types of tequila. You can have a taste of different flavors of this Mexican liquor. Surrounded by the jungle trees, relax in the peaceful and fresh garden next, which has hammocks to relax in and enjoy the fresh air. A buffet of local cuisine is included on your adventure. Finally, inside the premises of Hubiku, discover a small Mayan village representing the way this ancient culture used to live. Have a taste of “Cochinita Pibil” the most popular and delicious dish in the area.

Mayan Bees Tour and Honey Tasting

10. Mayan Bees Tour and Honey Tasting

Begin the experience on a walking tour before descending down a stairway to a dry cenote, where you will see some varieties of local plants. Learn about their use and importance and then enter the vault of the cenote where you will see some local bee varieties in their wild state. Don't worry though, these bees won't sting you as they do not have stings. Later, walk down a path in the jungle where you will learn to identify the main plants used for the production of honey. Then, arrive at the Meliponario where you will learn about the process of honey as well as other products of the comena and their renowned health properties. You will even be able to open a beehive to observe the amazing architecture of the bees. Then, you will have the chance to taste some of the honey and other products of the hive. And finally, visit the small store of honey and souvenirs and take a souvenir photo to remember the experience. 

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 660 reviews

We had Sergio as our guide. He was informative, humorous, extremely friendly and accommodating. He taught us a lot about Mayan culture and is an EXPERT at Chichén Itzá. The food included on the tour was incredible and we greatly enjoyed Chichén Itzá and the village of Hubiku. The bus was clean and comfortable.

I would highly suggest the early morning tour, worth getting up for. Our favorite part was the cinoté, make sure you bring a swimming suit. I learned a lot and it was a good education of the Myan culture. Do avoid the Tequila Tour. Just and excuse to sell you.

Chichén Itzá must be seen. A lot was explained and things were also offered for sale but buying nothing was accepted, I have experienced that differently on other tours!

Well rounded tour, good itinerary, good authentic mexican food with fresh juices available for a cost. Marco was an amazing tour guide and very funny. 100% recommended.

It might be a loonnnng day. However, it is full of memorable experiences and well worth the money