- 12 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Spectacular Chichen Itza holds both mystery and magic and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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 Pyramid of Kukulcan, the Temple of Warriors, the ball court and the castle. Sample typical Mayan cuisine at a buffet lunch and swim in a cenote. Your Chichen Itza day trip includes hotel pickup and drop-off and a professional guide.
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a local guide
- All entrance fees included
- Guided visit
- Certified bilingual guide
- Brief visit to Colonial Valladolid
- Bottled Water upon arrival at Chichen Itza
- Lunch - Buffet lunch
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Visit to a sacred cenote (Ik Kil
- Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
- State Tax applies Per Access of $260 MXP or its equivalent in USD
Tour departs Cancun hotel zone and main hotels downtown
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
During your stay in Cancun, you simply must take the opportunity to visit Chichen Itza, the most important archaeological zone in Yucatan. After hotel pickup in Cancun, 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 Ik Kil 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 of 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. See the Pyramid of Kukulkan, el Castillo (the Castle), the Temple of Warriors and much more. 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).
After lunch, you'll be transported back to your Cancun hotel.
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
- Children ages 3 years and under are free, but their seats are subject to availability. They may have to ride on their parents' laps if seats are not available
- Comfortable lightweight clothing
- Good walking shoes or sneakers
- Biodegradable sun block
- Swimming suit and towel
- Extra change of clothing
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What an AMAZING Experience, this was partly because of our tour guide Raphael. He made the trip and long van ride fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything while bringing you into the conversation effortlessly. Although more time would have been nice to explore the ruins, you can still see it all if you hurry! The staff at EKNX surpassed my expectations. The driver was very professional, always on time and you will always feel safe with him. I believe his name was Javier. This trip is highly recommended!
Excellent experience. The guide was well informed, professional, and simpatico. The driver was also excellent. This was a nice way of getting a little immersed in both the Mayan and Mexican cultures. Without our guide, we would not have learned to significance of Mayan architecture, culture, religion, and advanced physics. I highly recommend this tour.
This was one of the best tours we could have done! What a great experience. We learnt so much! The food was amazing! The tour guides were on point! We would for sure recommend this tour to anybody thinking about it!
Incredible history lesson! Marco our guide is of Mayan descent and he had so much energy, passion, and information to share with us. We truly enjoyed out visit to one of the great wonders of the world.
Ricardo was an absolute delight. SO knowledgeable- we learned loads on this trip! The bus was air-conditioned and comfortable, Valladolid was a quick stop but very interesting. Lunch at Kaua was delicious! Chichen Itza was even better than I expected - Ricardo lead us around to explain the history and the significance of the different structures there are no signs or placards or anything there. Fascinating! Our last stop was at Ik Kil cenote- this could have potentially been an incredible experience, but it was SO crowded by the time we got there. You have an hour to explore once you get off the bus, but by the time you wait in line to change into your swim suit, then wait in line for a locker, then shower and make your descent down to the water which at 3 or 4 pm is like a mosh-pit... hordes of people climbing over each other in 150 foot deep water, it's time to go back up and change back into dry clothes! Cenotes are probably best experienced in smaller groups... but everything else about this tour was top-notch and I am thrilled my family and I had the opportunity to experience it
This tour was above and beyond my expectations. The tour company was on time for pick up and did a wonderful job keeping all of the events of the day on schedule. It was a big, action packed day of sight seeing and history. The Mayan lunch spot was terrific! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to experience Mayan history.
Great one day trip. Our guide, Susanna was amazing and she provided a lot of information. Our driver, Samuel was a very safe driver and also kind. We learnt about the Mayans. Chichen itza is beautiful. Lunch buffet was authentic and delicious. Highly recommended.
We were picked up on time from our hotel and put in a van that was collecting us. Then they transported us onto a tour bus that had more leg room Thank goodness! and a bathroom. We thought we would sleep on the way but instead our guild Ricardo started briefing us and getting to know us. His English was excellent. He spoke in Spanish too. Not long into the tour he got a call from another bus who was having air conditioning problems and told us we would be taking on new passengers. Also another guild, Martin. From that point Martin took over. He didn't have the personality Ricardo had and his english wasn't nearly as good. I had to really concentrate on what he was staying to understand him. They took us to an old town and gave us 30 mins to see 2 places then loaded us up and brought us to the lunch place which was also they place they walked us through venders to buy stuff. Lunch was good even for a vegetarian. Then we got to Chichen Itza! There Martin filled us in on the main ruin, then walked us to about 5 others, at each one explaining what it was used for. Then they gave us 45 mins to walk around by ourselves before getting back on the bus. From there they took us to the ceremonial Cenote to play around for an hour. The places were beautiful and they gave us a LOT of info.
This tour was great. It was a packed itinerary with quick stops at Valladolid and the cenote but both were worth it. I thought the lunch was very tasty. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided great context for visiting the ruins.
This trip was such a great value! After being picked up we went to a mayan town and then another where had a delicious buffet before heading to Chichen Itza. Ricardo our guide had so much knowledge! After this we went to the cenote for an hour. I recommend bringing something for the long bus rides!
Brilliant tour. Marco and Ricardo were great, very informative. It was a long bus journey for us from Cancun but they made the time pass by quicker. Chichen Itza was a marvel, well worth the journey. The cenote was very busy but worth the swim. Well worth doing.