If there's one unmissable place in the Riviera Maya it's Chichén Itzá. On this day trip, as well as getting to know the archaeological site, we will visit and bathe in its sacred cenote.
Chichén Itzá and Sacred Cenote Day Trip
Having picked you up from the different meeting points we'll hit the road to the most famous archaeological site in Mexico.
Once we arrive at Chichén Itzá we'll visit the most important and renowned remains of the Mayan civilisation. In 1988 it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2007 was named one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
With a guide expert in the Mayan world, we'll pass through the ancient city, learning about its history. As we enjoy its legends and curiosities, we'll visit the Chichén Itzá temples. Among the most spectacular is the legendary Kukulcan Temple and the Temple of Warriors, decorated with images of war and guarded by a forest of columns.
After the visit, you'll have approximately 90 minutes of free time to relax and take in your beautiful surroundings at your own pace. Then, we'll head to one of the sacred Mayan Cenotes, where you'll have an hour in which you can swim, or simply enjoy the leafy landscape.
After enjoying this paradisiacal natural environment, we'll stop at a local restaurant for a delicious buffet lunch. Depending on the time of year, this lunch may take place at another point during the tour.
Next, we'll move on to the colonial city of Valladolid, where we'll take a guided tour of the old town, including the church of San Servacio, the Municipal Palace and the Municipal Market.
At the end of the activity, we'll head back, arriving in Riviera Maya around 7 pm.
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.
The trip includes pick up from the following meeting points at the indicated times:
- 6 am: bus stop at the Oxxo shop, next to the Pemex gas station in Pentempich Bay.
- 6 am: Circle K supermarket, in front of the Catalonia Royal Tulum.
- 6:15 am: bus stop at the 7 Eleven shop in Puerto Morales.next to the bridge.
- 6:40 am: bus stop at the Oxxo shop, next to the Pemex gas station located by the Secrets Capri Riviera Cancún Hotel.
- 6:40 am: Go Mart supermarket next to Puerto Aventuras.
- 6:50 am: entrance to the Plaza Antigua shopping centre.
- 7 am: entrance to the Hotel HM Playa del Carmen.
If you prefer, you can also choose the option that includes pickup from hotels in the Riviera Maya:
By selecting this option, you will also get a drink included at lunch and an umbrella at the cenote.
Tour + Pickup from Meeting Point
Adults from other countriesUS$ 52.30
Adults from MexicoUS$ 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 oldFree
Tour + Hotel Pickup
Adults from other countriesUS$ 65.10
Adults from MexicoUS$ 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 oldFree
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.
12 hours - 13 hours.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Pick up and return transfer
Transport by bus
English speaking guide
Entry to the archaeological site
Entry to the sacred cenote
Umbrella and a drink (depending on option chosen)
Chichen Itzá Fee: 453 MXN (US$ 22.70) for non Mexican citizens & 157 MXN (US$ 7.90) for Mexican citizens
Drinks during lunch
Required lifejacket (approx US$ 5 per person)
Fee for the use of professional cameras in Chichén Itzá: 45 MXN (US$ 2.30)
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Which cenote will the tour visit?
A - The cenote X-Cajum. But depending on availability we may also visit the cenote Ik Kil.
Q - Are professional cameras allowed at Chichen Itzá?
A - Yes, but you must pay a small fee to visit with professional cameras such as Go Pros and reflex cameras. The price is 45 MXN (2.30 USD approx.) and the fee must be paid at the archaeological site on the day of the tour.
Q - How can I pay the Chichen Itzá fee?
A - By card on the day of the tour, or via PayPal by email beforehand.
Q - How much do drinks cost at the buffet lunch?
A - The cost of drinks not included ranges from 30 to 90 Mexican pesos each (approx. 1.50 to 4.50 USD). Available drinks include soft drinks, water, beer and wine.
Q - Are lifejackets required at the cenote?
A - Yes, in order to swim in the cenote you must wear a lifejacket.
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.
If you have any other questions please contact us.