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Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Explore spectacular Chichen Itza on this full-day tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for a swim in a nearby cenote before a certified guide leads you through the ancient capital of the Maya Empire, considered the most important archaeological zone of the Yucatán. Visit the ball court, El Castillo (the Castle), Pyramid of Kukulkan, and Temple of the Warriors. Then, indulge in a buffet lunch of regional dishes. Your Chichen Itza day trip includes round-trip hotel transport from Cancun.
  • Explore the observatory, a sacred cenote, the ball court, and the castle
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site and its fascinating temples
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Cancun hotels

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Cool off at a cenote on the way to Chichen Itza, where you explore with a guide and independently.
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Certified bilingual guide
Visit to Colonial Valladolid
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Visit to a sacred cenote (Hacienda Selva Maya)
Buffet meal (drinks not included)
2 Water Bottles during the tour.
Wet refreshing wipes.
Gratuities
State Tax applies Per Access of $486 MXP or its equivalent in USD
Mar Caribe, Puerto Juarez, 500, Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Departure Time

8:00 AM

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Av Tulum 4-4, capilla ecumenica, 4, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Departure Time

8:00 AM

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SM 4-A Mz 1, Av. Sayil 07-Lt 4C, Centro, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Departure Time

8:00 AM

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Blvd. Kukulcan 7500, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Departure Time

8:00 AM

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Av Tulum Y Nichupte Supermanzana 11 M2 L3, 11, 77504 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Departure Time

8:00 AM

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Returns to original departure point
Av Tulum Mza. 14-Lote 2, 4, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Departure Time

8:00 AM

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Returns to original departure point
From your hotel in Cancun, you’re picked up in the morning for the drive to Chichen Itza, considered the most important archaeological zone in the Yucatán.

Start your tour of significant locations at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the ball court, el Castillo (the Castle), the Pyramid of Kukulkan and Temple of the Warriors. Learn from your certified guide why the extraordinary architectural beauty and geographical location have led to Chichen Itza's designation as one of the New7Wonders of the World.

Then, stop to explore the natural wonders of a nearby cenote. Play in the deep, aquamarine waters of an underground swimming hole formed from a collapsed limestone cavern.

Head to a local restaurant for a buffet lunch of fresh salads, soups, rice, meat, chicken, fish, vegetables and other regional fare (drinks at own expense). 

Stop in the “magic town” of Valladolid on the way back to Cancun for a brief tour of its town center.

Your Chichen Itza full-day tour ends with return transport to your Cancun hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chichen Itza
In our first stop you will meet Chichen Itza, one of the seven Wonders of the World, contemplate The Castle, the majestic pyramid of the feathered serpent Kukulkàn. Our certified guides will give you a 45-minute tour where you will discover the meaning of its symbols and learn about the mysteries hidden by its incredible architectural decoration. We will be the first at the site avoiding crowds and the heat. A tour that you can not miss with the excellent service that defines us.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cenote Saamal
You will awaken all your senses by immersing yourself in the pure and refreshing water of the spectacular semi-open cenote San Lorenzo Oxman, that has impressive turquoise tones, this cenote was considered sacred by the Mayans.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kaua
We will take you to the lunch time where you will taste regional food such as cochinita pibil tacos, Poc Chuc, Tacos al Pastor, chayitas, etc. Enjoy our salad bar and our different options for infants.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Valladolid
One of the oldest cities that has Yucatan and called "Magic Town" was founded in 1543 and has a population of approximately 49 000 inhabitants. In this beautiful and picturesque center, you can marvel at its beautiful church of San Gervasio. But an incredible point of this part of the tour are the flavors of the traditional ice creams and the delicious "Marquesitas" which is a Yucatecan dessert very similar to a crepe.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Biodegradable sun block
  • Swimming suit and towel
  • Extra change of clothing
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cancun Vacation Experts

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch.

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Traveler Tips


  • "A long day, so make sure to bring a bunch of water." See review
  • "There is very little shade at the site, so definitely consider an umbrella, hat and fan." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great tour
Ronald_S
, Apr 2021
The tour guides were outstanding and very knowledgeable and explain everything so that we all understood
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star-4
The trip was very nice. The van seats were too small.
ALEJANDRA_G
, Apr 2021
The archeological Park was very impressive. The cenote was crowded. My guide was knowledgeable. I had a good time.
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Bucket list
ALEJANDRO_S
, Apr 2021
Great tour, Cesar & Juan were really nice with the group, informative and responsible. Safe tour and great experience. Strongly recommend them!!!
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star-5
Chichen Itza and Cenote are definitely something to see when visiting Cancun
Bradley_L
, Mar 2021
This historic site was something I will never forget. Our guide was extremely insightful about the history of the people, landmarks, and culture from this area. I feel like I learned a lot and was grateful for the experience. There is an additional $25 fee/person that is not included to enter the Chichen Itza site. Recommend saving some money (small bills) to support the vendors at the Chichen site as they have good prices. The drive is a large part of the day so bring snacks.
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Great experience for a solo traveler
Corey_Gonzales
, Feb 2021
Loved the tour my only complaint is there isn’t enough time in the day. The tour guide was extremely helpful picked me up from my hotel and the trip went extremely smooth. Typically I do daily adventures by myself instead of with a tour group. Therefore, I had some adjustments to make. If you are the type of person who wants to go at your own pace and stay for long periods of time it may not be best. But if you’re looking for a daily excursion with all the benefits of a local then I would definitely recommend them. I paid a $25 entrance fee for Chichen Itza at the time of my hotel pickup. Other then that no other cost other then drinks during the meal (which was very tasty), for my souvenirs and finally, at the cenote I paid around $3 for a life vest (required to swim) and the locker as I was traveling alone and wanted to keep them safe.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
We apreciate a lot your accurate review of this experience. We are really glad to see you enjoyed it and you are a satisfied customer on a tour that everybody must do while they are at the destination.
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Belinda_B
, Feb 2021
I absolutely enjoyed the chichen Itza tour. Tour guides took the time to sperate us between English and Spanish. They gave us a lot of info and even bought us drinks after it. Cenote was beautiful! And warned us about everything we should and shouldn’t do. Ricardo made sure to check in and make sure we were having fun.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
We are glad you enjoyed the tour, the cenote has refreshing waters that are so nice after the guided visit to Chichen Itza, we will let know Ricardo about the nice job they did.
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Wonderful tour experience
Mariamell_T
, Jan 2021
The tour was wonderful! Our guide was very knowledgeable and professional. The tour was a lot of fun and well organized. Definitely recommend!
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Highly recommend
craig_m
, Jan 2021
The trip was very organized, ontime and delightful. The guide Cesar was amazing, from pick up to drop off it was amazing!! Highly recommend
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to see satisfied customers like you we hope this helps more passengers to get the same service as you.
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Noelia_A
, Jan 2021
First off, Adrian & Victor were awesome. They were both extremely friendly and accommodating. Were able to answer any historical or technical questions I had while keeping the trip fun. What I was not so happy about is that after i booked the trip, i was told that I needed to pay an extra 483 mx pesos per person, I asked why, and they were unable to explain why I had to pay this “fee.” I agreed to pay, but when I went to check in (in person) at the store where they meet and give you a wristband, the lady ended up charging me about 1100 mx pesos for both of us which is about 130 more than the price I was told. She also was unable to explain why I had to pay more than the price they gave me online. I was very disappointed and angry because twice I felt like I was being scammed and was not even explained where all these fees were coming from after I booked a trip that’s supposed to have everything included. The trip itself was rushed, 1:30 hr at chichen itza and you are with the guide at all times. 1 hr at the cenote which is way too crowded and due to covid i decided not to jump in, and only 30 mins at Vallaloid which is only enough to grab food (the food they recommended to get was tasteless and made me sick, better stick to the american fast food chains in the area). At chichen itza, it focused on the main building and we did not really learn much about the other structures around the area which was a bit annoying because I wanted to be able to see those too. They don’t allow you to have “free” time to explore, you will only have 5 mins to go take photos really quick and come back to your group. Overall, if I had to go back I would rent a car and do it myself since lots of times i wasted on stops and they take the longest route to get there rather than the highway. They also put lots of pressure for you to buy from an overpriced store(this is where they stop to eat).
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you for your feedback, we will consider all the point to start an investigation and take action to improve all the points you mention.
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too darn slow and too much waiting times, too slow
Brett_W
, Dec 2020
The trip to Mayan Ruins of Chicken Itza was bad because the people are so slow. pick up at 7 am to wait 1 hour at another place. 25 dollars extra to pay for taxes per person. 1 dollar to retun life jacket. 4 dollars for locker. No water or beverage was included. They wanted id. 1 hour wait for the guides at chicken itza. Basically 5 hours of waiting times everywhere. Mexicans are nice people so slow on everything and trying to get your money at every turn. The trip is way over cost and gives you very little. Better option maybe taking the bus and eating by yourself and guiding guide there.
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