- 12 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Discover the mystery and allure of Chichen Itza, the ancient capital of the Mayan Empire, on a full-day tour from Playa del Carmen. At this UNESCO World Heritage site, marvel at the architectural wonder of the Kukulcan Pyramid, see the great ball court and learn about Mayan ceremonial customs. Before reaching Chichen Itza, swim at a nearby cenote, a deep natural well of clear water. End your tour with Mayan cuisine at a buffet lunch before heading back to your Playa del Carmen hotel.
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a local guide
- All entrance fees included
- Certified guide
- Brief visit to colonial Valladolid
- Bottled water upon arrival at Chichen Itza
- Lunch - Buffet lunch
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Visit to cenote
- Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
- Optional drinks
- State Tax applies Per Access of $260 MXP or its equivalent in USD
1: Plaza Antigua, 77717, 10 Avenida Sur 10, Playacar, 77717 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
2: La Bodeguita del Medio, 5ta Avenida, Calle 34 Nte Esq, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
3: Señor Frog's Playa del Carmen | Muelle, Plaza Marina Playacar Local 17, 37, 38 y 44, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Traveler pickup is offered
In case you do not find your hotel you can contact our Call Center team to assign a pick-up time or we have the following meeting points for your convenience.
Returns to original departure point
Daily except Saturdays
Complete your stay in Playa del Carmen with a visit to Chichen Itza, the most important archaeological zone on the Yucatan Peninsula. Explore the ancient Mayan city and leave in awe after setting eyes on the extraordinary architectural feats and learning about the mythological lore.
Before Chichen Itza, stop at either the Ikil cenote . The cenotes, Mayan for 'collapsed cave,' are natural sinkholes in the limestone plateau that today offer unique swimming spots with sunlight streaming down from above. Note the lush vegetation growing all around as you make your way down the stairs to reach the cenote and admire the clear, deep water full of fish. You’ll have time to frolic in this natural wonder, so make sure to bring along your swimsuit and towel.
Then head to Chichen Itza! Inside, you’ll be separated into smaller groups for a 1.5-hour tour, during which a certified guide shares the wondrous secrets of this Mayan city.
Admire the Kukulcan Pyramid, also called El Castillo, believed to have been built based on astronomical studies. This four-sided structure contains exactly 365 steps, the number of days in the solar year. Then peer over the sacred cenote, a sinkhole Mayans viewed as a gateway to the afterlife and used as a site for sacrificial offerings.
Walk across the enormous ball court, where the Mayans held athletic events. If the reliefs covering the walls of the court provide any indication, the Mayans took their sports seriously: the sculpted murals show the victor holding the decapitated head of an unlucky member of the team that lost.
At the conclusion of the guided tour, wander the grounds of Chichen Itza at your own pace. Be sure to visit the lesser-known but still very well-preserved temples.
After exploring the site, enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant that includes 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 hotel in Playa del Carmen.
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
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children ages 3 years and under are free, but seats are subject to availability; they may have to ride on parents' laps if seats are not available
- Operated by a multilingual guide
- It is recommended that you wear or bring comfortable lightweight clothing, walking shoes or sneakers, a hat, sunglasses, biodegradable sunblock, a swimsuit, towel and change of dry clothing
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.