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Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Coba from Playa del Carmen

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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:

6:30 AM

Duration:

12 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.


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Alexandru T

The tour was very nice and occupied us the entire day. We were lucky to find chichen itza almost empty early in the morning.
Enrique our guide knew even the history of Romania:)) very well informed, thanks for all the tips.
The cenote wasn’t worth it, too crowded.

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Laurie D

This is our first Time in Mexico, we are from Vancouver British Columbia Canada and we had a phenomenal time with this company! The tour guide Alfredo was spectacular and knowledgeable, we learned so much and this is so worth every penny to go to all three areas with a guide!

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Melissa M

We had a great time! It was exactly what we were hoping for. We were picked up when we were supposed to be, we had a great guide who gave us a lot of good info, (but didn’t go on and on, so we had time to explore) and our driver was awesome! We lucked out and had nice weather for all of the activities as well. I would definitely recommend going on this tour! Thanks!

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Szandra Dóra L

We loved this trip! Our guide, Mario was funny and gave us a lot of information of every place we visited.
The only "problem" was that we didn't have enough time at Chichen Itza, as the place is huge (you would need a couple more hours for that).

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nathdale

I cannot recommend his enough, yes, it's a long day, but one day out of your vacation/Holiday to see Chichen Itza is well worth it.
The tour of Chichen Itza was amazing but warm, there is shade under trees around the perimeter of the site but the main plaza of very open. We were lucky as it was cloudy which made the visit much easier.
From there we went to Ik Kil Cenote for a swim and a few jumps off the 'cliff' into the very cool water, needed and enjoyed by all!
After the swim came a buffet lunch which wasn't amazing but was good enough and plentiful, drinks had to be paid for but were not expensive, 50 pesos for a 'Sol' cevesa, 40 pesos for an fizzy orange / soda.
From there we went to Coba, it's a big site so bicycles are available to hire for 50 pesos, it was great to gently pedal around (or two people can jump on a trike taxi for 125 pesos for 1.5 hours).
Climbing the pyramid and looking across the jungle was amazing and my reason for coming to Mexico in the first place, it's a steep climb but the veiw from the top is well worth effort.
Our guide was Jorje and our driver was Miguel, both were brilliant.
Yes, it's hot. You are in Mexico, what do you expect?
If you are considering booking this trip STOP...
JUST BOOK IT NOW!

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tylerbprinz

The tour was informative, well paced at each site, and fun! If you can, request to have Carmen be your guide, do so. She is funny, caring, and nice. Also, I originally called over the phone to book the trip and that was a pretty easy process, just wanted to confirm they could pick us up at our particular resort. The only confusing thing about this process was figuring out the pick-up time from the resort because you won’t know your exact time the day before based on other individuals that are going with you on the tour.

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edgar c

An absolute must when you're in Cancun. I recommend this tour to anyone. Our tour guide Sergio was such an amazing person and he is so passionate about teaching everyone about the culture and about the history of the ruins. This tour is about 12 hours and you cover so many things and everything is beautiful. It is a long drive time to the places, but just sit back and relax. They will make you laugh as well. They provide plenty of drinks and snacks for the road. I recommend bringing swim geartrunks, snorkel, bathing suit, etc. to Centoe. You will want it for when you go swimming. It is so refreshing after a long day at Chichen Itza and a recharge for the next trip to Coba. If you are staying at the Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar like we did, they will pick you up from the hotel lobby. I recommend you call Viator and book the tour and verify with them if the tour company can pick you up from the lobby directly from the hotel you are staying at in Playa Del Carmen. They were able to pass that information directly to them at time of reservation and all I had to do was confirm the day before via phone call with the tour company.

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jessicaantonio419

This tour is absolutely a must do when going to Mexico! Our tour guide Marcela was phenomenal at allowing us to do our own thing, but also extremely mindful of where each one of us was. Marcela was super fun, informative, and pretty much knew the answer to all questions! I went with my boyfriend for our anniversary, and couldnt have chosen a better excursion, mostly thanks to our lovely tour guide!

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Dana H

This was a fabulous day and the highlight of everyone’s trip. I was worried it would be too long of an excursion for a teenager with spotty cell service and a 9 yr old but I think everyone in the family thought this was our most outstanding adventure. The timing and our guide Carmen made the day. It was a lot of time in transit, but our guide had such interesting info the car rides felt like nothing. Our time at Chichen Itza was simply amazing. We nearly had the place to ourselves and had time to wander and snap photos with literally no other people in them if you just waited for a others to pass. We didn’t realize how the size of the crowd we were beating until we moved on to the next site and they were pouring into the complex. Lunch was lovely and had good variety. The boys absolutely loved swimming in Cenote and was undoubtedly the highlight of their trip. We rested in van during transport to Coba and after a brief history, were set free to climb to the top. It wasn’t that hard, just watch your step and be very very careful on the way down. My 9 yr old and I both came down on our butts. It was by far the best tour we have ever been on and we would definitely use again!

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Kathy L

Horrible experience! If you want to be in a van for hours picking up and dropping off people then by all means book this excursion. This was 15 hours!!! 4 hours driving back to drop off everyone. They don’t coordinate Cancun and Playa hotels. They picked us up at 6:15am first and dropped us off last at 9:00 pm!! Ridiculous! Breakfast was not provided as mentioned. Sites were good. Too much time spent swimming


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Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Coba from Playa del Carmen
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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