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When it comes to exploring Chichén Itzá and its ancient structures, it’s important to take your time enjoying all that you get to see. That is why this day trip is designed to give you plenty of time visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site with an expert local guide, as well as time going beyond the ancient Mayan ruins to see a real and wonderful side of the Riviera Maya. In addition to seeing one of Mexico’s most famous archaeological sites, you also get to enjoy a lunch featuring local dishes; a refreshing dip in a cenote; and time to see the beauty and history of Valladolid, a city filled with art, restaurants, and shops.
Guided tour and free time in Chichen Itza.
Buffet meal (drinks not included).
Visit a sacred cenote Saamal
Panoramic Visit Colonial Valladolid
2 Water Bottles during the tour
Premier Option: Box Lunch, Drinks on board, 3 drinks during lunch
Plus Option: Box Lunch, Drinks on board, 2 drinks during lunch
State Tax applies Per Access of $400 MXP or its equivalent in USD
Comfortable clothes. We recommend a change of clothes for after your cenote swim
Bring a bathing suit and towel
Biodegradable insect repellent
Extra money for souvenirs
COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures
Full refund for all cancellations that are made 24 hours before the service from the start or departure. • Cancellation the day of the services or after: You will be charged a 100% cancellation fee (no refund). • If travelers miss a tour, transportation, or attraction by failing to be on time and place: No refunds will be given. • In case of force majeure or cancellation due to inclement weather, it may be rescheduled for another time or day according to availability.
How active do I need to be to take this tour?
Most of the pathways around Chichen Itza are flat and paved. There will be moderate walking during the guided tour, which lasts over an hour, but plenty of shaded areas to sit and rest. Swimming in the cenote is optional, and life vests are required.
What do I see on this Chichen Itza tour?
El Castillo, the Temple of Warriors, and the Great Ball Court are some of the famous places you’ll see, but expect your guide to show you other important landmarks such as the North Temple, the Steam Bath, Sacbe Number One, and El Mercado.
Why was Chichen Itza famous?
Typically, some 1.8 million people travel to see Chichen Itza. Upon arriving you’ll quickly see why it is a UNESCO-designated site that was once the ancient city of the Itza people. One of the most spectacular sights is at spring and autumn equinoxes when a shadow zigzags down the side of El Castillo, representing the feathered serpent king, Kukulkan. Whether it was intended, or a delightful accident of the builders, will be something we talk about on tour.
Why is it called Chichen Itza?
It translates to “at the mouth of the well of the Itza.” This part of the Yucatan was inhabited by ancient Mayans known as the Itza people, and the well represents our many underground rivers that likely served as a source of water for this ancient city.
Is Chichen Itza worth visiting?
For us in Mexico, Chichen Itza represents the ingenuity of our Mayan ancestors. The grounds are connected by a network of roads called sacbeob, and to think many of these stone monuments have survived thousands of years is astonishing. Standing before the nearly 100-foot-tall pyramid El Castillo, with its 365 stone steps, is a sight you won’t forget.
Is Chichen Itza open in 2022?
Yes, except for certain holidays and if there are any Covid-related closures.
How do I pronounce Chichen Itza?
Chichén Itzá is pronounced “CHEE-chen EET-za.”
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