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Chichén Itzá and Sacred Cenote Day Trip
Activities in Cancun

Chichén Itzá and Sacred Cenote Day Trip

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The excursion was very complete and we were lucky with the weather. The guide, Frank, is great. He explained many things to us, he was attentive to us at all times and he is very very nice. I recommend it.
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US$ 52.30
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What were the Mayans doing when they build the pyramids of Chichén Itza? What were their prophecies? Decrypt these enigmas, and more, visiting the archaeological site, and with a visit to a sacred cenote.

Chichén Itzá and Sacred Cenote Day Trip

Having picked you up from your chosen meeting point we'll hit the road to the most famous archaeological site in Mexico.

Having arrived at Chichén Itzá we'll visit the most important and renowned remains of the Mayan civilisation, revealing its incredible secrets through a guided visit of the archaeological site.

We'll reveal the secrets of the Kukulkán pyramid, named one of the seven wonders of the modern world in 2007, and which remains part in darkness part illuminated during the solstices, a testament to the deep astrological knowledge of the pre-Columbian civilisations.

Continuing our tour we'll visit the Chichén Itzá temples, one of the most spectacular of which being the temple of the warriors, decorated with images of war and guarded by a forest of columns, custodians of Chac Mool, the god of rain.

Then we'll head to one of the sacred Mayan cenotes, where you can swim, or simply enjoy the leafy landscape. Archaeologists have even found numerous human remains here, due to the sacrifices which once took place in the area. And having finished the guided tour we'll fuel up with a buffet lunch (although due to timing the buffet may come before the cenote tour).

Afterwards, we'll move on to the colonial city of Valladolid. On arrival, we'll take a guided tour of the old town, including the church of San Servacio, the Municipal Palace and the Municipal Market.

With the tour over, we'll head back to the meeting points in Cancún, arriving at around 7 pm.

Important

Due to the current situation, the visit to Valladolid will be 25 minutes long, during which we will visit the church of San Servacio, the Municipal Palace and the Municipal Market by bus. In turn, time at the cenote will be extended.

Pickup Locations

The trip includes pick up from the following meeting points at the indicated times:

  • 6 am: Bus stop at the Villas del Rey Go Mart supermarket (in front of the Crown Paradise Club Cancun Hotel).
  • 6:15 am: Bus stop at the Beach Palace ® All Inclusive Resort Hotel.
  • 6:40 am: Bus stop at the Presidente Intercontinental.
  • 6:50 am: Bus stop at the hotel Holiday Inn Las Perlas.
  • 7:10 am: bus stop at the Crazy Hot Coyote restaurant club.

Hotel Pickup

If you prefer, you can also choose the option that includes pickup from the following hotels in Cancun:

Selecting this option will also get you a drink included with your lunch as well as an umbrella in the cenote.

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Price

Tour + Pickup from Meeting Point
Adults from other countries Adults from Mexico Children from Mexico (3-11 years old) Children from other countries (3-11 years old) Children under 3 years old
US$ 52.30
US$ 49.50
US$ 44.50
US$ 47
Free
Tour + Hotel Pickup
Adults from other countries Adults from Mexico Children from Mexico (3-11 years old) Children from other countries (3-11 years old) Children under 3 years old
US$ 65.10
US$ 63.20
US$ 58.60
US$ 56.80
Free

Tour + Pickup from Meeting Point

  • Adults from other countries

    US$ 52.30
  • Adults from Mexico

    US$ 49.50
  • Children from Mexico (3-11 years old)

    US$ 44.50
  • Children from other countries (3-11 years old)

    US$ 47
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

Tour + Hotel Pickup

  • Adults from other countries

    US$ 65.10
  • Adults from Mexico

    US$ 63.20
  • Children from Mexico (3-11 years old)

    US$ 58.60
  • Children from other countries (3-11 years old)

    US$ 56.80
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

12 hours - 13 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Pick up and return to meeting point or hotel.

Transport by bus.

Official multilingual guide.

Entry to the archaeological site.

Entry to the sacred cenote.

Buffet lunch.

Umbrella and drinks (depending on option chosen).

Not included

Chichen Itza fee: 453 MXN (US$ 22.70) for tourists and 157 MXN (US$ 7.90) for Mexican citizens.

Life jacket: US$ 5 per person.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Accessible only for folding chairs.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Do you have to pay to use mobile devices at Chichén Itzá?

    A - You must pay to visit with professional cameras such as Go Pros and reflex cameras. The price is 45 MXN (2.30 USD approx.) and must be paid at the archaeological site on the day.

  • Q - How can I pay the Chichen Itza fee?

    A - If you opt for a ticket that doesn't include the fee, you can pay the fee by card on the day of the tour, or via PayPal by email before the tour.

  • Q - How much do drinks cost at the buffet?

    A - The price of drinks not included range from 30 to 90 Mexican pesos each (from 1.50 to 4.54 USD). Available drinks include soft drinks, water, beer and wine.

  • Q - Is the use of a lifejacket required in the cenote?

    A - Yes, you must wear a lifejacket to swim in the cenote.

  • Q - Which cenote do we visit?

    A - Currently, the X-Cajum cenote. Depending on availability, we may visit the Ik Kil cenote.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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If you have any other questions please contact us.

From
US$ 52.30
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.