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Kukulkan Pyramid
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Chichén Itzá, Cenote and Valladolid

Explore one of the 7 wonders of the world and swim in a Mayan cenote.

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Riviera Maya
1 day
Spanish and English
Starts: From your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya or from the meeting point in Cancun between 5:00 and 6:10 am. [See all the meeting points and schedules in the Important Information section below].
Ends: At the same meeting point in Cancun or Riviera Maya starting at 7:00 pm.
Free cancellation!


With this excursion to Chichen Itza and a Mayan Cenote you will discover one of the 7 wonders of the modern world: the sacred city and its pyramid of Kukulkan. You will experience the mysteries of the archaeological site up close with a specialized guide. In addition, you will visit Valladolid, one of the most magical towns in Yucatan.

You will be able to take a dip in an authentic Mayan cenote and its crystalline water while you enjoy the rays of sunlight coming through the open sky. An accumulation of experiences that make this excursion one of the favorite ones for travelers in Mexico.

Want to know more? Here we tell you all the details:

Tour details


  • Transfer to and from meeting points
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Entrance to the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá and sacred cenote
  • Buffet Meal

Not included

  • Government tax of 643 MXN per person ($39 USD approximately). Only credit card payment accepted.
  • Beverages
  • Locker rental and vest (mandatory) in the cenote

Important information

Pick up will take place at the indicated times at the following meeting points:


5:00 A.M. Bus stop at the Go Mart Villas del Rey supermarket, in front of the Crown Paradise Club Cancun Hotel.

5:15 A.M. Bus stop at the Beach Palace ® All Inclusive Resort Hotel.

5:40 A.M. Bus stop at Presidente Intercontinental Hotel.

5:50 A.M. Bus stop at Holiday Inn Las Perlas hotel.

6:10 A.M . Bus stop at Crazy Hot Coyote restaurant-discotheque.

⚠️ There are no meeting points in RIVIERA MAYA, only hotel pick up.

Remember to indicate the meeting point you have chosen in the Notes section of the reservation form.

If you want to enter the archaeological site with mobile devices (such as GoPro, professional cameras, selfie sticks and drones), you will have to pay an additional fee for each device at the ticket office, according to the government order.

Please note that if you select the "with pick-up" option, you will go through the different hotels picking up the rest of the passengers until you reach the meeting point where the activity starts. That is why the pick up time at your hotel in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya will be early and you will be notified 12 hours before departure.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 48 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, in case of no-show, no refunds will be made.

Tour itinerary

Chichén Itzá and Cenote

Departure: Every day

Total duration: 12 hours

Group size: maximum 9 travelers in the visit to Chichen Itza.

Pick up at the meeting points

We hope you have your batteries charged because a day full of emotions and experiences awaits you. If you have chosen the pick-up option, you will be picked up at your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya or you can go to the meeting point in Cancun that best suits you. Once the whole group is together, you will head to Valladolid, a town of colorful houses that you will not be able to stop photographing.

colorful houses of valladolid mexico

Arrival in Valladolid

After a 150 km drive, you will arrive in one of the most captivating towns in Mexico, Valladolid. Did you know that it is named after the Spanish city with which it shares its name? For half an hour, you can stroll around this town and visit its famous cathedral of San Servasio, an icon of the place.

cathedral of san servasio de valladolid mexico

Free time and sacred cenote

You will have an hour and a half of free time to enjoy Valladolid on your own and take the opportunity to take pictures and buy souvenirs. Later, you will visit an authentic sacred Mayan cenote. This 60-meter diameter well was used by the Maya for their sacrifices and rituals in the name of Chaac, god of rain in this culture. When the site was discovered, a large amount of archaeological objects and human bones were found! It is really amazing.

sacred cenote of chichen itza

Lunch and archaeological tour of Chichén Itzá

After a refreshing swim, it's time to taste authentic Mexican food and tequila. Next, you will arrive at the last and most awaited stop of the day: the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá, where great Mayan mysteries await you. You will tour the ruins of Chichen Itza with an expert archaeologist guide for an hour and a half. You will walk through the Temple of the Warriors and the Ball Court of the Mayan civilization.

kukulkan pyramid and serpent in chichen itza

Return from Chichen Itza

Here comes the hardest part, saying goodbye to this great day. After this multitude of experiences you will return to the same place as in the morning. In just one day at Chichen Itza and the Cenote you will have accumulated a series of memories of your trip to Mexico that you will want to relive as soon as possible.

bus for the tour to chichen itza

What to bring to Chichén Itzá, Cenote and Valladolid

  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen and lipstick
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Cash for possible additional expenses (Mexican pesos or U.S. dollars)
  • Camera
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel

Where does the tour Chichén Itzá, Cenote and Valladolid start

Choose the pick up in the city of your choice and don't forget to tell us the bus stop as well. We pick you up and bring you back so you don't have to worry about anything.

Questions & Answers

  • What kind of shoes to take to Chichen Itza and the great cenote?

    For the visit to Chichén Itzá, we recommend that you wear cool and comfortable shoes. You will be walking, so closed-toe shoes are best, but keep in mind that the average temperature in this area is 29 Cº.

    For the visit to the large cenote, the ideal footwear is non-slip and aquatic shoes like booties. If you don't have them, don't worry, you can swim with slippers but bring a spare to return with dry shoes.

  • Are there vegetarian options at the Buffet?

    Yes! Vegetarian options are available.
  • I am still not sure which meeting point I want to go to, can I call later?

    No problem! If you are sure about it, please indicate it in the notes section when you make the reservation. If you are still not sure, don't worry. When you decide, contact us.

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