Chichen Itza Ruins (Plus)
Visit the amazing Chichen Itza Ruins!
This tour leaves from Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
This full day trip gives you the chance to see one of the most fascinating ruins in the world – Chichen Itza. Add a visit to the old colonial town of Valladolid and a swim in an amazing cenote and you have a day full of marvels. While this tour is a long day, we will take care of you very well and ensure you have a comfortable, fun experience.
Appointed a World Heritage site by UNESCO many years ago, and recently declared one of the New 7 Ancient Wonders of the World, after visiting this site you will understand why!
This vast Mayan city was constructed in waves, thus exhibits excellent examples of different Mayan architectual styles. Chichen Itza was one of the Mayan World’s most important cities, which is evident in the many monumental buildings, including the famous pyramid of Kulkulcan and the largest ballcourt in the Mayan World.
We start the day early in an attempt to avoid the midday heat and beat the crowds. Chichen Itza has a lot to see and we make sure that you get to experience this fantastic ancient city and all it has to offer. Remember, a Yucatreks tour is a different experience, more like being shown around by friends and having a great time!
A CENOTE AND VALLADOLID
No visit to ruins is complete without some way to cool off afterwards! The next stop on the itinerary is a visit to one of the areas amazing cenotes. The Yucatan is unique for its cenotes, which basically are waterfilled sinkholes, or entrances through caves to sub-terrainian river systems. Perfect for a refreshing swim. If you haven’t seen a cenote yet, you’ll be sure to be impressed!
An added value to our tour is a truly authentic Yucatecan meal we’ll have at the food market by the main square in Valladolid, one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas. You’ll get to try an assortment of antojitos; tostadas, panuchos, salbutes, tacos, quesadillas and the Valladolid specialty, a sausage called longaniza. This is a real Mexican experience and super tasty! We’ll also have time to stroll around the quaint colonial town square (El Zocalo) and perhaps do some shopping.
One unusual sidebar to this tour is the often-requested stop at the Valladolid prison, where you can purchase some of the best quality hammocks in the Yucatan, handmade by prisoners.
TOUR SCHEDULE: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Adults: $107 USD
Children 8-12 yrs: $95 USD
We are unable to accommodate children under 8 on this tour.
WHAT’S INCLUDED All entrance fees, expert guiding, air-conditioned van with driver, sandwich before the ruins, snacks, lunch, water and soft drinks throughout the day.
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR Comfortable shoes/sandals, hat, sunglasses, sun protector, swim wear, towel, maybe an extra t-shirt, camera, personal belongings and some cash for tips or in case you want to pick up some handicrafts in one of the villages we pass on our way.
GROUP SIZE Our tours are limited in size, so booking early is recommended. Remember this is not a bus tour!
WHAT ABOUT PRIVATE TOURS? If you have a group and prefer something more exclusive, we can schedule a tour any day that suits you and even customize the itinerary
100% payment is due to finalize tour booking. We accept payments via paypal.
Cancellations are accepted 2 days prior to tour date for full refund. Refunds also available if there is any reason weather cancels the tour. You would be notified at pick-up or the night before if possible.
Deposit: We require a 30% deposit via paypal, the remainder of the balance is due to the service provider on the day of your tour.
- If cancellation occurs more than 15 days before your planned arrival, we will refund the amount charged.
- If cancellation occurs during the 15 days before your arrival, there will be no refund.