- 12 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Escape Cancun on this 12 hour full day tour to Chichen Itza, one of the main archaeological sites of Yucatan’s peninsula. Follow your multilingual guide around the site before enjoying a cool swim in a Cenote and an included lunch buffet. Round transportation from either your hotel or a meeting point is included
Starting on February 1,2019 your tour will include a guided tour of Valladolid, a colonial town on the Yucatan Peninsula
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Buffet lunch included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Lunch - Buffet lunch
- Round transportation from either meeting point or hotel, according to selected option
- Professional guide
- Brief Visit to Colonial Valladolid
- Visit and swim in cenote
- Chichen itza entrance
- Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
- Entry/Admission - Cenote XCajum
- Drinks (available to purchase)
- Please note that effective February 1st 2019 until December 31st 2019 all visitors to Chichen Itza will need to pay a local tax of $406 mxn. This amount is subject to change for bookings in 2020.
1: Cancun, Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula
2: Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
3: Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Traveler pickup is offered
• If your hotel is located in Playa del Carmen (Centro, Playacar, Playa del Carmen or up to the Coco Bay hotel) or in Riviera Maya, please head to Hotel HM at 07:40 a.m.
• If you're staying at any hotel in Cancún centro, Playa Mujeres and all center of Cancun, please head to the Oasis Smart Hotel at 07:45 a.m.
• If you're staying at a hotel within the Hotel Zone of Cancun please head to Hotel Presidente Intercontinental at 07:50 a.m.
Pick Up: 24 hrs before your activity will receive the pick time. ( If your hotel, hostel or condominium is in an area with difficult access the tour operator willl give you a strategic meeting point).
Return point: Returns to original departure point
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Merida, Chichen Itza 97751 Mexico
Around midday, start your tour in Chichen itza of significant locations at the World Heritage site, including the ball court, el Castillo (the Castle), the Pyramid of Kukulkan and Temple of the Warriors.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Centro, Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico
Valladolid, recently named Magic Town of Mexico, accompanied by an expert bilingual guide.
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Cenote XCajum, Dzitas Piste, Dzitas 97660 Mexico
After visiting Chichen Itza, you'll head to a refreshing cenote for a swim. Cenotes are natural sinkholes resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes fresh water underneath.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- May be operated in both English and Spanish
- For safety reasons, it is mandatory that you wear a life vest during the visit to the cenote (the cost is not included on the inclusions list)
- Please note that effective February 1st 2019 until December 31st 2019 all visitors to Chichen Itza will need to pay a local tax of $406 mxn. This amount is subject to change for bookings in 2020."
- Valladolid is a town wth many festivities and local traditions, in case the town is closed, we will change the experience visiting the nearby town of Piste.
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
When the guides tell you "you could do this trip by yourself and remember a bunch of rocks or you can come with us and learn an incredible part of the Mexican culture" they couldn't be more accurate. WE had a wonderful experience thanks to them and I can assure they were at 100%. Even the temperature was really hot at times, they never stopped telling us about the history. The cenote was totally worth it as well. Truly recommended for everyone.
Chichen Itza has always been on my bucket list especially now since it is one of the new wonders of the world. The tour was amazing to say the least. The tour guide Frank was SO KNOWLEDGEABLE and made the whole experience so worth while! The cenote was breath taking!!! You get to spend an hour at the cenote swimming. After spending hours in the sun at Chichen Itza the cenote is so freshing! Be prepared to spend the whole day at this excursion! The bus ride from our resort in Cancun took about 2- 2 and a half hours one way. We did not get back to our resort until about 9:30pm/10:00pm. THANK YOU TO FRANK AND THE BUS DRIVER!
Marco was our tour guide from Amigo Tours and he was just great! He explained everything very clear so everybody could understand. Once we get to Chichen Itza, Carlos was our tour guide. HE IS THE BEST! He is a true Maya and he would tell the story so motivated that you could feel the love and passion he have for his culture and for us to meet. He just love his job! It is very hot in there, but it is all worth it!
Ramon and Rodrigo were very good! Very knowledgeable and fun to listen to. My mom and I enjoyed this very much!
We had an awesome time yesterday I can’t remember our drivers name but our tour guide was Caesar and he was the best! He genuinely cared about our tour and made sure we got to experience and learn about everything! If you get Caesar you are very lucky
Great tour and excursion to visit Yucatan and swim inside a cenote. The driver Rafael and tour guide Rodrigo were THE BEST! Rafael was our driver; he stayed and was the security guard for the bus while we hopped out to check out the places. He kept all of our belongings safe, so we were able to leave some of our stuff in the bus, which saved us from having to carry so much in the heat. Rodrigo is a proud Mayan decent, so he was extremely passionate at sharing his culture and history of the Mayans with all of us. He was so knowledgeable that I honestly think he would excel as a professor! You will learn so much from him! So much that at times it was too much for me. Lol! But I respect his passion and intelligence so much!!! He explained Chichen Itza with so much depth that he made sure that you were not just a tourist, but a someone who truly understood the history and reason why it is 1 of the 7 wonders of the world! Thank you Rodrigo and Rafael! One thing I would recommend is maybe they can skip the stop at Valladolid (which is a small rural city) and allow us to spend more time swimming inside the cenote. We had only about 30-45 mins. to swim. It would have been nice to have a longer time period bc you do have to fall in line for a locker/life vest and then change before and after. Swimming was amazing not only bc you were inside a beautiful cenote; but because it was so refreshing after a longggg day of exploring Yucatan (which temp can go up to 115F)! All we did at Valladolid was go inside an old church. .. something that could be skipped. You will make a stop at a souvenir place, which has a bathroom and is also where the lunch buffet is located. Don't forget that the drinks are not included, so make sure to pay for them before leaving. Great excursion! Bring lots of sunblock bc it can get HOTTTTT! Also bring extra $ to tip the amazing tour guide and driver :)
Frank and Ramon took us on a wonderful tour of the Yucatan! Got to see some local cities, experienced local cuisine, and much more. The highlight was when Frank gave us a tour of the temples of chitzen itza. he was incredibly knowledgeable and we learned very many things about the Mayas and their civilization. And then at the end we got to go take a swim and a very refreshing cenote. Highly recommend, prepare for hot weather. Bring extra water. It is sold on the premises, but it is not cold nor cheap.
Frank our guide and Ramon our driver were great!! Recommend this trip for anyone who vacations in Cancun
Marco our tour guide did a great job! Very hot so go prepared with a hat and water. Also u have to pay an extra $23 U.S. dollars for the taxes per person to the entrance but it's worth it. Everything flowed as it should. Would highly recommend this tour. Marco did a GREAT job explaining the Mayan history and culture. I was amazed leaving chichen itza and the swim at the cenote was very refreshing after the hot day...you will want to swim in this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Long day however excellent and very educational. Guide was amazing and able to give lots of history. Very hot at chichen itza but excellent otherwise. Definately recommend
Marco, our guide, was very knowledgeable. It made the tour more interesting. It’s very hot out there so pack water sunscreen and a hat
The bus was great and on time.
The guide was very knowledgeable and nice. The only thing o would have changed is the stop on Valladolid, I would have rather spent that time in Chichen-itza.
The cenote was a great end to the trip.
I'll start with the cons since this is really a 5 star review so that you will be left with all the good stuff. My main complaint is that there were really not enough details provided upfront. For instance, we paid extra for hotel pick up, and we assumed drop off, but turns out, everyone gets dropped off at their hotels. It wasn't much more expensive (I think $5) but the real issue is that when you get picked up from your hotel, they tell you to be ready at 7 am, which is very early on vacation, but also terrible when you don't get back to your hotel until like 8:30/9. That's right, over 12 hours dedicated to this day trip. That said, I don't know that I personally feel like our trip to Valladolid was worth it. I would have much rather skipped that and gotten more sleep/spent less time in the blazing sun. In Valladolid, you see a small church for about 20 minutes. The history behind it is interesting but I don't think it was worth all the time it took to get there and whatnot. Then the lunch is really very fine. Not great. We were encouraged to buy souvenirs from the shop but prices at Chichen Itza are much much much lower.
Now onto the good stuff...Chichen Itza is incredible and well worth the visit. Our tour guide was Rodrigo, who was great, really informative, funny, talked about his personal connection with Mayan culture, which I loved. At times, he was maybe a little too informal when he thought no one was listening, and by that I mean using some offensive language that might have a different cultural resonance for him, but still stung the ears a bit for me. But he was really really really great when he was "on". Our driver, Jorge, was safe and efficient, as far as I could tell. We had a different tour guide at Chichen Itza though b/c we broke off into Spanish and English groups. That guide was also great. The cenote swim was nice and overall, I think this is a great buy, but wish they would have given us more information about what to expect up front and that they would cut out Valladolid.
We had an awesome trip, got to visit four different places in our trip, and our tourguide, Nestor was super informative and fun! It was a great experience, a must do!
It was great thou the sun is killing us! LOL Our guide was very good and very knowledgable. I will recommend this to all my friends that want to go to Cancun! :) Great Job!
The trip was very good and our team, Carlos and Rodrigo, were amazing and very knowledgeable.
The only thing I would improve is the meal stop, as it was not very good.
This tour was worth it! The drive is long but they pick u up in an air conditioning bus. The driver Jorge and tour guy Rodrigo we're very professional and friendly! The Mayan ruins we're amazing! The tour guy was very informative even though it was really hot it was worth it! Then went to cenote beautiful and refreshing! The whole experience was worth it!
My parents are I went to Mexico and booked a guided tour w Viator-We ended w Amigos Tour and got Tony as our guide. He was GREAT! Very knowledgeable, funny, thorough and he answered all questions we had for him. We followed a schedule for every stop and we felt we wanted more time @ Valledolid but it was more an issue w the police as they don't let buses stopped on the streets for too long. Also, the food at the place where we stopped and the souvenirs we got were amazing. They were on time for the pick-up but they made clear they WOULD NOT WAIT for anyone who was late to come back to the bus after every activity. Totally made sense and we agreed w that! Overall 5 starssssss
When I planned this excursion I didn’t really know what to expect .i took my 23 year old and 18 year old sons. I was picked up at my hotel by Amigos tours . Let me caution you on something. Viator failed to inform me about the $23 tax charge per person additional to what you may girvthe trip . They claimed that it’s a new tax charged by Chicken Itza , but failed to tell me why I wasn’t informed of this charge when booking the trip . So I pain $150 for all 3 of us and an additional $23 per person . Luckily I had the money . Also make sure to bring $2 for life jackets at Cenote .Rodrigo and Antonio were very information and they were awesome. Antonio got us to every tour point safely. The bus is a nice size and has AC. Rodrigo was like a walking encyclopedia, in a good way . I gained such a huge appreciation for Mexican culture. They make several rest stops to use the bathroom. The buffet style lunch was nothing to write home about . Cafeteria style eating. I must warn you though that it’s very hot at Chichen Itza . So bring water , hat , and sun screen . If you have kids that are easily aggravated you may not want to do this particular tour . I started to have a melt down as well after the 6 th hour , the whole trip is like 13 hours not 9. You will get back to your hotel late , like 9 pm . Overall I really enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you Rodrigo who was my tour guide and to Antonio our driver .
Our group of 4 had an amazing time on our trip. Roman our driver was professional, on time and got us there safely. Cesar our tour guide was very friendly, funny and informative. His demonstrations and guided tour at Chichen Itza were fantastic, he recommended we rent umbrellas for sun protection before we entered the site and they were very much needed with the hot mid afternoon sun. It was a long drive from Cancun (about 2 hours each way), but the bus was air-conditioned and comfortable. Lunch buffet had a pretty good variety and the cenote swim was amazing after a long and hot day. Would definitely recommend this tour!