Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun

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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun information and booking

from
$70
Duration
12 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from most Cancun hotels
Time of departure
Hotel pick up is from 7:00am - 8:00am (exact pick-up time will be provided at time of reconfirmation)
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Tour description provided by Viator

Spectacular Chichen Itza holds both mystery and magic. Explore the most important archaeological zone and ancient capital of the Mayan Empire on a full day guided tour from Cancun. Admire the majestic observatory, the sacred cenote, the ball court and the castle. Sample typical Mayan cuisine at a buffet lunch with folkloric dancers before beginning your tour of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site.

During your stay in Cancun, you simply must take the opportunity to visit Chichen Itza, the most important archaeological zone in Yucatan. Explore the ancient capital of the Mayan Empire and learn why it has been designated one of the modern wonders of the world. Its extraordinary architectural beauty and geographical location are sure to leave you in awe!

Your first stop is a 50-minute visit to either the Ikil cenote or the Hubiku cenote.The cenote visited will depend on which area is less populated on the day of your tour. You'll have free time to explore this natural wonder, so be sure to bring along your towel and swimsuit! By 10:50, you'll head to the world famous archaeological site, Chichen Itza!

At approximately 12pm and once inside the archaeological site, you'll be divided into English and Spanish speaking groups for a guided tour. You'll be taken on a 1.5 hour tour with a certified guide who will introduce you to the secrets of the Mayans. Your guide will explain the historical significance of all the most important sites before leaving you to enjoy the ruins on your own until 3pm. After exploring the site, you'll head to the local restaurant and enjoy a buffet of fresh salads, soups, rice, meat, chicken, fish, vegetables and other regional dishes (drinks at own expense). While eating, you'll enjoy a festive show in which the locals perform traditional dances to folklore music.

After lunch, you'll be transported back to your Cancun hotel.

What's included

  • Guided visit
  • Certified bilingual guide
  • Entrance fee to chichen itza archaeological site
  • Buffet lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Visit to a sacred cenote

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Return drop off service to the courtyard marriott and secrets excellence playa mujeres hotels