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Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil and Coba Ruins from Cancun

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The famous archaeological site of Chichen Itza, cenote Ik Kil and the Mayan ruins of Coba in one incredible Yucatan day trip from Cancun.

Visiting Chichen Itza is a “must do” for your Cancun vacation, explore the ancient Mayan ruins with an expert guide and learn all about this fascinating civilization. Discover well-preserved structures like the Kukulkan Pyramid and the Observatory, Your Yucatan excursion continues with a swim in the Ik Kil cenote, a stunning natural limestone sinkhole.

Your excursion continues with a guided tour of the Coba Mayan ruins, ride a bicycle to the Nohoch Mul pyramid where you can climb to the top for incredible views! Lunch, beverages and transportation included.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Dress code is smart casual
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- It is recommended that you bring Sports shoes, Sandals or flip flops, Swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, hat, Biodegradable sunscreen and mosquito repellent, a Camera and Mexican Pesos in cash for expenses and tips
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Chichen Itza Mexico

After boarding the transportation at your hotel and a technical stop of 10 minutes, we’ll begin the route towards our first destination, Chichén Itzá.

The main building is the Kukulkan Castle, known as The Pyramid. It is an icon of the astronomical, architectural, mathematical and engineering knowledge and, together with the platforms, they tell us about the past, with their many sculptures and representations of feathered serpents and Chaac masks, the majestic god of rain that lives in the sacred cenote.

Other places like the monumental Ball Game, The Astronomical Observatory, also known as The Snail and the area of The Church are worth admiring, thanks to their masks from the Mayan classic period. Come and explore with us this World Cultural Heritage Site!

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Cenote Ik kil, Carretera Costera del Golfo 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97757 Mexico

The second stop of the day is The place of the wind, Cenote Ik Kil. This is one of the accidents caused by the impact of a meteorite against the Yucatan Peninsula and it was an essential part for the active life of Chichen Itzá. Nowadays, it’s open to the public for the delight of visitors from all around the world.

Swimming in the waters of Cenote Ik kil is sharing part of an ancient purification in a place that Mayans considered the perpetual dwelling of Chaac, god of the water and the rain. Cooling off in its waters is entering the eternity, being reborn and rejuvenating in an ancestral mysticism.

Also, it is an official site for world cliff diving due to its waters, which are 60 meters deep. We will have lunch at the restaurant of the cenote.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Zona Arqueologica de Coba, Carretera Federal Tulum 307, Coba 77793 Mexico

Afterwards, we’ll resume our tour towards Cobá. It is a 1-hour journey to arrive to a place which it’s considered one of the most important cities in the period of glory of the Mayan civilization. With about 50,000 inhabitants at its peak and a total area of 80 km2, there are many iconographic power monuments in its representations and internal and external zac beoobs (white paths) that connect buildings and cities among themselves. The longest path is runs 100 kilometers and reaches Yaxuna, another Mayan city.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

Traveler pickup is offered
The afternoon before to the tour we´ll provide to you the pick up time in your hotel lobby. If you are in an aparment we´ll provide the nearest meeting point to pick you up.

Departure time:

6:00 AM

Duration:

12 to 13 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

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


Reviews:

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James T

The Mercedes Sprinter used for this trip was the most comfortable of our tours. Our guide, Lily, was very animated, fun to listen to and very well informed about the ruins visited. The tour is a little squeezed for time at the ruins, but we got to see most of each site and took lots of pictures. Coba is the more picturesque, sitting amid the encroaching jungle, but Chichen Itza is a 'seven-wonders' location for good reason and Lily pointed out the perspective to view the location of the solstice shadow the main structure is famous for . The Ik Kil cenote swim is fun but there is a crowd to contend with and this is the most developed of all the cenotes we visited. Great food at the restaurant at Ik Kil, too. I would bring friends on this tour.

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ANAHI B

We only had a couple days and this tour was perfect to see as much as you can in one day. It did feel a bit rushed, but we knew that going into it (3 stops in one day?!). Tour guide and driver were both wonderful. Transportation was nice, clean, and air conditioned.

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Ed J

Everything went according to plan. Had 9 people in my group so it was easy to get around and not have to always wait on a bunch of stragglers. Van was comfortable enough for the long rides and our guide was great and gave us lots of little tidbits of info. Lunch was good with plenty of options on a buffet and plenty of time to sit and relax.

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Trisha.hunt75

Yuri was our host and was amazing. He was super informative, kept a good schedule so that got everything in and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. The day was amazing!

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mrs helen jones J

We did not have much time for long visits to these attractions so this trip was ideal for us. Our guide, george, was fabulous, very informative, nothing was too much trouble for him. We felt well looked after all day. So if you want a packed day out with loads of interesting facts, this is the tour for you.

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llatham

Awesome tour! I highly recommend it. SERGIO, our tour guide was amazing, kind, and had a wealth of knowledge about the ruins!

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tmyers16t

Carmen, our tour guide was very knowledge and friendly. We ended up getting a private tour which allowed us to get a tour catered to what we wanted to see. The Coba Ruins were amazing, we had more freedom to explore the area and do more activities, whereas at Chichen Itza we felt like we spent the entire time talking about all of the symbolism and science behind the ruins then actually seeing all of the areas to explore. Overall, it was a great tour and highly recommend it.

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Indra

I am sure people with interest in anthropology will find this trip very informative and interesting. But the size of Chichen Itza was bit underwhelming. Overall I am happy that I joined this tour.

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Megan C

Let me start by saying my review has absolutely nothing to do w/ the tour guide, but more with the tour company. Everything that went wrong was out of the control of our guide Enrique.

We were picked up promptly at 7:15 as we were told the night before. Picked up in a spacious Mercedes van, lots of room, AC working and great condition. Driven to a gas station and swapped to a much smaller van w/ much more people in it. The van had 12 seats, w/ 12 people + bags, no room to move. Enrique began the tour by stating it would be a bilingual tour when we signed up for an English tour. There was 1 couple that spoke Spanish so I’m not sure why the tour had to be catered to them, they should’ve been swapped to another group. We were offered water and bananas early on and off we went.

The van was absolutely packed full, and we were stuck in the back with another couple. The AC didn’t reach all the way to the back and it was over 2 hrs to our first stop. Absolutely miserable.

Chichen itza was really wonderful, everything I expected it to be. We got there early to avoid the lines and we were heading out just as it really got busy. Enrique provided tons of info, interesting facts and was more than happy to answer any questions and take some pictures. After 2ish hours at chichen it was time to go to ik kil.

We were so looking forward to ik kil, the sheer beauty of the place not too mention needing to cool down after being in the hot Mexican sun for so long. Ik kil was so absolutely crammed full you couldn’t even get down the stairs to even think about swimming. We were given 1.5 hrs here to swim and eat. Disappointed we made our way to the restaurant for a buffet lunch since we couldn’t swim. The lunch was delicious but again people were crammed in tight, barely room to move and it was super dark in the restaurant. I almost couldn’t tell what I was eating. We were given 1.5 hrs here, 30 mins walking around and eating and spent the other hour waiting to go. I wish there was a limit to how many tours can come here, we’ll never be able to come back and weren’t able to take advantage of its beauty.

Next back into the hot hot van for a 1.5 hr drive to coba, coba was great. Perfect amount of time, we rode the rickshaw to the ruins for $125 pesos and got to climb to the top wonderful!
This company needs to be more concerned w/ the comfort of its guests, half the day is spent in the van. We couldn’t move, we couldn’t breathe, just crammed in tight sweating. We will never book w/ this company again. The only saving grace was how compassionate our guide Enrique was. He’s one of the good ones, and I’d recommend him to anyone.

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Alex M

Learned quite a bit of the ruin history that we were not aware of. Yri was a very good guide. Lot of driving but worth knocking out in one day. Cenote swim was very welcome break and quite refreshing in between the two sets of ruins.


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Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil and Coba Ruins from Cancun
Overview:

The famous archaeological site of Chichen Itza, cenote Ik Kil and the Mayan ruins of Coba in one incredible Yucatan day trip from Cancun.

Visiting Chichen Itza is a “must do” for your Cancun vacation, explore the ancient Mayan ruins with an expert guide and learn all about this fascinating civilization. Discover well-preserved structures like the Kukulkan Pyramid and the Observatory, Your Yucatan excursion continues with a swim in the Ik Kil cenote, a stunning natural limestone sinkhole.

Your excursion continues with a guided tour of the Coba Mayan ruins, ride a bicycle to the Nohoch Mul pyramid where you can climb to the top for incredible views! Lunch, beverages and transportation included.

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$107

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