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Chichen Itza and sacred cenote tour

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

1 day
4.6 (2 reviews)

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Chichen Itza and sacred cenote tour tour information

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From the meeting point in Cancun or Riviera Maya between 6:00 a.m. and 7:10 a.m. ‚ö†ÔłŹ [See all meeting points and times in the Important Information section below]


To the same meeting point in Cancun or Riviera Maya starting at 7:00 p.m.


With this day tour you will discover one of the 7 wonders of the modern world: Chichen Itza and its pyramid of Kukulkan. You will experience the mysteries of the archaeological zone up close with a specialist guide. In addition, you will visit Valladolid, one of the most magical towns in the Yucatan, also called La Sultana del Oriente. Get ready to taste the best Mexican regional food.

When you think that nothing could get better, we will take you to one of the most precious gifts of nature this country has: an authentic Mayan cenote. You can take a dip in its crystal clear water while enjoying the sunshine that comes through the open sky. A wealth of experiences that make this excursion one of the favorites of travelers in Mexico.

Tour itinerary

todayCancun - Riviera Maya - Valladolid - Chichen Itza - Buffet- Cenote - Riviera Maya - Cancun

Departure: Every day Total duration: 12 hours Group size: maximum 9 travelers in the visit to Chichen Itza
access_time6 : 00 AM
Pick up at the meeting points

We hope you are well rested, because a day full of emotions and experiences awaits you. The bus will pick up you between 6:00 - 8:00 a.m. at meeting points in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
When all the travelers are gathered, we'll set out for Valladolid, a town of colorful houses that will leave you speechless.

colorful houses in valladolid mexico
access_time9 : 00 AM
Arrival in Valladolid

After 90 miles (150km), we will arrive at one of the most captivating towns in the Yucat√°n Peninsula: Valladolid. Did you know that it is named after the Spanish city with the same name? During half an hour, you will be able to walk around this town and get to know its famous cathedral of San Servasio, an icon of the place.
After the visit, we'll leave to the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá where great Mayan mysteries await you.

cathedral of san servasio
access_time10 : 30 AM
Chichen Itza First part of the tour: The archaeological zone

The tour is divided into two parts. In the first part, you will tour the ruins of Chichen Itza for an hour and a half with an expert archaeologist tour guide. You'll walk through the Temple of the Warriors and the ball court of the Mayan civilization.

kukulkan pyramid and snake
Second part of the tour: Free time and sacred cenote

When the visit to the archaeological zone is over, you'll have one and a half hours of free time to enjoy the place on your own and take pictures. You will also be able to visit an authentic Mayan cenote.

chichen itza pyramid
You won't have to go far, since the sacred cenote is located in Chichen Itza itself. This 200-feet (60m) diameter hole was used by the Mayans for their sacrifices and rituals in the name of Chaac, the rain god of their culture. When the place was discovered, a large number of archaeological objects and human bones were found! It's quite imppresive.
chichen itza sacred cenote
access_time2 : 00 PM
Free buffet at Real Mayab

At 1:30 p.m., all travelers will gather at the entrance of the archaeological zone to go to the Real Mayab hotel. You'll have an hour and a half to enjoy a delicious regional Mexican meal in a free buffet.

real mayab restaurant
access_time3 : 30 PM
Sacred Mayan Cenote

After lunch, we'll go to another cenote located about half an hour away. In this case, it invites you to take a dip ;). It is a jewel of the Yucatan Peninsula and the favorite part of the tour for travelers.
This crystal clear water hole with an open sky creates a visual impression that will truly amaze you. It's a really beautiful landscape and you will enjoy it like a little child.

sacred cenote mexico
access_time5 : 00 PM

This is the toughest part! Getting out of the water and saying goodbye to this paradise. After this awesome day, we'll return to the same meeting points of Riviera Maya and Cancun. In just one day, you'll have accumulated so many memories from your trip to Mexico that you'll remember forever.

bus tour to chichen itza

Tour details


  • Transfer in and out from the meeting points
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Ticket to the archaeological zone of Chich√©n Itz√° and sacred cenote
  • Buffet Lunch

Not included

  • Government tax of 453 MXN per person (26 UD$ approximately) It must be paid by credit card
  • Drinks
  • Additional payment for use of GoPro or professional camera or selfie stick
  • Vest
  • Lockers

error_outlineImportant information

Pick-up will take place at the indicated times at the following meeting points: CANC√öN 6:00 A.M. Bus stop at the Go Mart Villas del Rey supermarket, in front of the Crown Paradise Club Cancun Hotel. 6:15 A.M. Bus stop at Beach Palace ¬ģ All Inclusive Resort Hotel. 6:40 A.M. Bus stop at Presidente Intercontinental Hotel. 6:50 A.M. Hotel Holiday Inn Las Perlas bus stop. 7:10 A.M.Bus stop at the Crazy Hot Coyote restaurant and disco. RIVIERA MAYA 6:00 A.M. Oxxo store, located next to the Pemex gas station in front of the Pentempich Bay. 6:10 A.M. 7 Eleven shop in Puerto Morelos, next to the bridge. 6:40 A.M. Oxxo store, located next to the Pemex gas station in front of the Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun hotel. 7:00 A.M. Entrance to the Hotel HM Playa del Carmen. 5:50 A.M. Entrance to Plaza Antigua Shopping Center. 6:40 A.M. Go Mart Supermarket in Puerto Aventuras. 6:00 A.M. Circle K Supermarket, in front of Catalonia Royal Tulum Hotel. Remember to indicate the meeting point you have chosen in the Notes section of the booking form. Drones are not allowed.

The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy

Free cancellation! By cancelling 48 hours in advance, you will receive a full refund. After this time, or in case of no show, no refunds will be given.

What to bring to Chichen Itza and sacred cenote tour

For this tour, you need to bring your camera battery well charged because you are going to visit places you will want to remember forever. Besides that, we advise you to take:
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Cash for possible additional expenses (Mexican pesos or US dollars)
  • Camera
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel

Chichen Itza and sacred cenote tour tour reviews with Howlanders

Overall rating
Quality-price ratio
A highly recommended trip. They have a very efficient collection system and the trip does not become tiresome. Both the drivers and the guide Manuel were fantastic. Manuel is a very original guy and worth listening to. I would be happy to repeat.

Each visit on the tour was very interesting and the guide, Manuel, was very professional. He showed us many surprising facts. I loved the day!

Questions & Answers

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

For your tour to Chich√©n Itz√°, we recommend that you wear cool and comfortable shoes. You are going to walk, so it's best to wear closed shoes but keep in mind that the average temperature in this area is 84¬ļF (29¬ļC).

For the visit to the great cenote, the ideal footwear is a non-slip, waterproof shoe. If you don't have any, don't worry, you can take a shower with slippers but take a spare pair to return with dry shoes.

Can I swim in the sacred cenote of Chichen Itza?
The sacred cenote in the archaeological zone of Chichen Itza is not suitable for bathing. It is one more cultural and historical space of this space. But, don't worry! For that, we will move to another cenote that is prepared for bathing and you will be able to enjoy like never before.

Are there vegetarian options at the buffet?
Yes! There are vegetarian options.

I'm still not sure where I want to meet. Can I tell you later?
No problem! If you are sure, indicate it in the notes section at the time of booking. If you don't have it clear, don't worry. When you decide, contact us at

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