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Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch

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$79

Get to know one of the New7Wonders of the World during this full-day tour of Chichen Itza and Valladolid. At the ancient Maya site, admire the Kukulkan pyramid and the Temple of Warriors. Learn about their architecture, sculptures, and carvings. Swim in a tranquil 'cenote' (underground freshwater pool) and and enjoy a traditional buffet lunch. Participate in a brief ancient Mayan ceremony of Temazcal. Also you get to discover the Spanish colonial heritage of Valladolid. Round-trip transport from your Cancun hotel is included.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Bring towels, sunscreen and sunglasses, remember to use biodegradable sunscreen.
- You may want to bring a light sweater or jacket as it could get cold on the transportation on our way to Chichén Itzá and back.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers, flip flops are not recommended for the archaeological site.
- Don’t bring tripod for your camera, as it is not allowed to get these inside the Mayan Ruins.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- You must contact local supplier at least 24 hours before your product date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation. Use the contact details on your confirmation/voucher.
- This tour is available only from Cancun. Please don´t forget to specify your accommodation name and/or address in the booking.
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Centro, Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico

Visit to Valladolid where you'll spend about 20 minutes in the center of the colonial city built in 16th century.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chichen Itza Mexico

2.5-hour historical tour in one of the most famous ancient Yucatan cities - Chichen Itza.

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

One complete hour of refreshing swim on one of the most beautiful sinkholes in a cenote called Ik-Kil.

Duration: 1 hour

Departure:

Departure point:

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel lobby in Cancun hotel zone; for downtown hotels/accommodations in Cancun we offer several meeting points; and meeting point in Puerto Juarez Ultramar for Isla Mujeres hotels. Pick up from All-Inclusive Hotels on Riviera Maya, Akumal and Tulum is included. For Hotels in Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Playacar and Tulum we offer several meeting points. Please make sure you mentioned your hotel/accommodation details when making a booking. Please contact local supplier at least 48 hours before the tour to confirm your pick up time.

Departure time:

7:00 AM

Duration:

12 hours

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Exclusions:

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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Sofia

The time spent in the different locations was perfect - not too long , not too short.
In Chichen Itza the local guide was very knowledgeable. All together the tour was excellent - recommended!

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Nathaniel H

From start to finish this tour was amazing. This most definitely is a must do tour visiting Cancun. One downside is not enough time in the day to enjoy it all. The bus ride was good time to rest and recover from the night prior. Most definitely wish to have more time at Ik Kil the water and diving was amazing and almost lost track of time. Valladolid is a trip in itself, good sample of the city center to want to make a separate trip back. Reuben was a wonderful tour guide

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Rachel W

Great day with our tour guide Galo.
Would definitely recommend bringing a hat/umbrella to Chichen Itza as there is minimal shade and stock up on water!

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Raul G

My wife and I have been in many tours before, but this one has been probably the best so far. The tour guide, Ruben, was amazing!!!

I will recommend this to all my friends, coworkers and relatives.

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Kosta P

Our guide Tino was very informative and very patient although a little too patient. We had another group of some 30 individuals on the tour that were late getting back to the bus at every stop by at least 15 minutes it was more then a little annoying. The tour itself was good and If there were more punctual and courteous passengers it would have been outstanding.

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Lucy W

I want to start out with the fact that we had a great tour. I will get in to the reasons why I didn't rate this booking a 5 at the end of the review.
This was a trip my husband and I had been on 8 years ago. We loved it then, we got a different perspective this time and it was also great. Luis and his driver this day were professional and courteous, knowledgeable and funny.
If you are in the Cancun or Rivera Maya area, this will be a very long day for you. We were picked up by our first driver of the day in Akumal at 7:20 and dropped off by our last driver at 9:30 that night. Things have changed at Chichen Itza in 8 years. I'm not sure when it happened, but there are now a horde of vendors right inside the park. There was nothing like this when we were there before. They were not in the open near the castle and other structures, but every walk we took through the trees, to and from another structure, they were there, some not very subtle, in your face trying to sell their wares. Very distracting. From being there prior to this and now seeing it, it made me sad.
However, Luis did a wonderful job and the rest of our group, first timers being there, really enjoyed themselves.
Our tour was composed of the park Chichen Itza, the Ik Kil Cenote and aMayan village for lunch and shopping. The cenote was interesting for the men folk, the time spent at the Mayan village was very interesting. We were able to see and taste how some of the food is made. The shopping area had really good items and good prices. And the buffet was good.
On the way home we also stopped at a small Mexican town. While I appreciated another chance to stretch my legs, I felt like we could have easily done without this last part of the tour.
We spent the day with some very nice people and had a really great time.

I think if you are taking this tour from Cancun or from Puerto Morales, north, this is an excellent choice for a tour. Logistically, if you are staying further south then Plays del Carmen, you would need to count on an extra 2, 2 1/2 hours of travel time, and several changes of vehicles.

We had a great time thanks to Luis and his driver (I'm sorry I didn't get his name)

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nhupham94

Great tour to the Chichen Itzá and the ik kil cenote! Our tour guide was very informative and we learned a lot! It was extremely HOT with very little shade so it’s best to bring an umbrella. The only thing I would say needs some improvement on this tour is the timeliness of when we departed at each stop and the buffet. I guess it depends on your tour group but we ended up waiting an extra 15-30 min before heading to the next stop because people don’t know how to show up to the bus on time which wasted everyone else’s time. The buffet was terrible and I wouldn’t even consider it a buffet with only 4-5 items to choose from. The tour does not provide free water so bring your own water if you wanna save a few bucks!

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Chelsey B

Our pick up was timely. Our guide Ruben was extremely knowledgeable, had great English + Spanish and was the best part of our tour. He explained things very well about Chichen Itza. The cenotes were absolutely beautiful and refreshing. Food was buffet style and okay.
The reason that we dropped stars is because this says “no hidden fees” which was a motivating factor for purchasing this tour as we’ve all had tours where “shopping” or extra fees have been pushed on us. We were disappointed that they tried to swindle us into buying $21USD “Birth certificates” and $18USD liquor with our photo on it on the bus. Had they done one or the other it may have been okay but pushing both made us feel like cash cows rather than guests. I’ve seen many other reviews that say they did not enjoy the tourist trap “shopping stop” and we agree. It took less than five minutes to go through the store, yet we had 25 minutes (the same amount of time we had in Valladolid).

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Zoraya C

Only thing I didn’t like about this tour was there were too many people on the tour, close to 40 people. The reason why I booked this tour is cuz it said maximum of 15 people.

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christine.montenegro

This tour was average at best. Viator advertised an hour in Valladolid which ended up being only 20 minutes. I felt that the tour was more interested in getting us to a "Mayan Market" to buy items then allowing us to spend time in the historic city or the cenote. The guided tour in Chichenitza was also average. I have been on this tour several times before and was given more/better information. My family and I still enjoyed the day overall.


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Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch
Overview:

Get to know one of the New7Wonders of the World during this full-day tour of Chichen Itza and Valladolid. At the ancient Maya site, admire the Kukulkan pyramid and the Temple of Warriors. Learn about their architecture, sculptures, and carvings. Swim in a tranquil 'cenote' (underground freshwater pool) and and enjoy a traditional buffet lunch. Participate in a brief ancient Mayan ceremony of Temazcal. Also you get to discover the Spanish colonial heritage of Valladolid. Round-trip transport from your Cancun hotel is included.

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$79

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