Early Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Cenote and Mayan Village

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Tour code: ECHVCcve

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Experience overview

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 in a real Mayan Village ; a refreshing dip in a cenote; and time to see the beauty and history of Valladolid, a city filled with art, restaurants and a traditional food local market.

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Duration: 11
Age: 4+
Level: Very easy

  • We go beyond traditional sightseeing. Arrive in the archaeological site at its opening time by 9 am before the crowds. Our bilingual guides have spent years learning all there is to know about Chichén Itzá. Expect the famous things you want to see, as well as hidden gems.
  • Fresh, local ingredients are on the lunch menu. Expect a delicious typical lunch served with handmade tortillas in a Mayan Community
  • We care about our Mayan culture. As natives, we hope to connect you to our history through nature, food, and stories of science and astronomy.
  • Experience some of the best cenotes. While each offers its own beauty, on this day trip you get to swim in refreshing waters of the amazing Zazil Tunich Cenote.
  • Safety is important to us. On our tours, we want travelers to relax and have fun knowing that we are following strict Covid guidelines. If we must change our itinerary for any reason, we will communicate that to you in advance.


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  Transportation with AC Vehicle

  Two bottles of purified water

  Certified tour guide

  Archaeological site tickets

  Mayan Community Visit

  Typical Regional Lunch

  Swim in a Cenote

  Visit to Valladolid

NOT included



  Camera fee at Chichen Itza

  Gratuities ( At your discretion)

  $ 7 Surcharge for Covid restrictions in transportation and archaeological sites. Reduction the number of persons per guide and transportation

Start your day with Hotel Pick Up
Expect to be picked up right at your hotel door, As early as 4:30 to 6:00 am depending on the location of your hotel. This schedule ensures you will have a much more enjoyable and quality time in Chichen Itza . Your climate-controlled vehicle is equipped with hand sanitizers for your comfort and safety.
Begin Your Chichen Itza Discovery
On this Chichén Itzá day trip, the majority of your time is spent exploring this ancient site, where you learn about the majestic pyramid and surrounding architecture that has been recognized as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World by UNESCO. Expect even surfaces and easy walking with as many breaks as you need, including free time.
Colonial Valladolid
Walk the central Plaza of this small, charming town. Small shops display traditional clothing and bags made from henequen, handmade hammocks, and wood carvings. The San Gervacio Cathedral and the surrounding colonial style buildings maintain much of its historic character
Lunch in Mayan Community
Taste delicious artisan cooking. Typical dishes from the Yucatan Peninsula, tender Chicken Pibil Style, Chaya Empanadas, Pork , Salad, Beans , Spaghetti , handmade tortillas, corn chips, seasonal fresh fruit and a flavored glass of water.
Swimming in clear water cenote
After the sunny day refresh in Cenote Zazil Tunich located inside a cavern . The Mayan People believed these to be an entrance to the infra world ” Xibalba” with impressive formations of stalagmites and stalactites that have been formed for hundreds of years.
Return to your hotel
Your driver will bring you safely back to your hotel door or the meeting point.

  Hat or Cap

  Swimming suit



  Extra set of dry clothes

  Extra money for souvenirs and photos

  Sunscreen (biodegradable)

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible except for the cenote
  • GoPro and video cameras are permitted at Chichen Itza for a fee of 50 pesos
  • No professional cameras allowed by Chichen Itza authorities


Health Restrictions

  • Not suitable for persons with serious medical conditions

COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures

  • Face mask required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available

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.

What time is pick up in Cancun

From 4:00 am to 4:50 am depending on your hotel location . A customer service agent will contact you to confirm the exact time .

What time is pick up in Playa del Carmen

From 4:15 am to 5:20 am depending on your hotel location. A customer service agent will contact you to confirm the exact time .

I am staying at a Condo / Residence . Where do I get picked up

We have established meeting points from Tulum area to Playa del Carmen and Cancun and the timing criteria remains the same for each zone.

Is the entrance fee to Chichen Itza included in my ticket?

The entrance fee for the archaeological site is included as well as the entrance to the Cave Cenote

How long does it take from Cancun to Chichen Itza

Two hours and thirty minutes average. Before arriving to the site, your guide will share with you some aspects of the Mayan Culture and Chichen Itza. Expect a quick stop to stretch legs and use facilities in the middle of the trajectory.

It’s a good idea to bring a light sweater for a comfortable nap in the air-conditioned vehicle.

Is it safe walking down the Cenote Cave?

As you make your way to the wooden stairs you will find safely enforced handrails. In less than 5 minutes you will be experiencing one of the most unique sightings in the Yucatan Peninsula. The Mayan People gave great respect and treatment to these natural freshwater systems. Time to swim, refresh and re energize.

Is the water in the Cenote shallow?

The waters are deep and swimming skills are required. For your safety life vests are available.

Why is pick time up so early in the morning?

Our day tour is aimed to get most of the archaeological site, as our group will access here about the time it gets opened to visitors. This aspect of the tour makes it one of the main reasons visitors like it the most. This allows us to better enjoy the site; since there are less people and the sun is not as intense as midday. By the afternoon the volume of visitor increases heavily. And is exactly the time our group will be departing to go to Colonial Valladolid.

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