Explore one of the 7 wonders of the world and swim in a Mayan Cenote
From the meeting point in Cancun or Riviera Maya between 6:00 a.m. and 7:10 a.m. ⚠️ [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.
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.
After 90 miles (150km), we will arrive at one of the most captivating towns in the Yucatán 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For your tour to Chichén Itzá, 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 84ºF (29ºC).
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.