Cancun

Early morning Chichen Itza, Cenote and Tequila Tasting

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Chichen Itza Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid All Inclusive Tour

From $49.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Take a day away from the beaches and bars of Cancún and see a different side to the Riviera Maya. This guided tour takes you to see the pyramid temples and other monuments of Chichén Itzá and the colonial city of Valladolid, and includes the opportunity to swim in an underground cenote.
  • Explore a different side of the Riviera Maya: Skip the beaches and bars
  • See the ancient Mayan pyramid temples of Chichén Itzá
  • Swim in an underground cenote (sinkhole)
  • Learn about local history and culture from your guide

What's Included

  • Comfortable round-trip transportation with air conditioning and onboard restroom facilities
  • Hotel pickup available from Cancun and Riviera Maya or a conveniently located meeting point
  • Discover Chichen Itza serenely, arriving before most tourists.
  • Visit a beautiful cenote with provided restrooms and dressing room
  • Accompanied by a certified tour guide throughout the entire journey
  • Enjoy a 30-minute stop at Valladolid's main square
  • Admission fee to Chichen Itza: $643 MXN
  • Beverages at the buffet are not part of the package
  • Additional charges for lockers and life jackets
  • Tips (optional) are not incorporated

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

We offer convenient pickup services from the majority of hotels situated in the hotel zones of Cancun and Riviera Maya, or alternatively, we can arrange a meeting point near your specific hotel in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum. For guests staying in Boutique Hotels, Hostels, or Condominiums, we will identify a nearby location to serve as a meeting point. To assist us in this process, kindly provide us with your hotel location, and we will assign the nearest meeting point accordingly. Here are some of our most frequented meeting points: Cancun Downtown: Hotel Oasis Smart Playa del Carmen: Forever 21 Quinta Alegria Tulum: Super Aki Tulum The pickup timeframe falls between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM. Precise details will be communicated via email two days before your scheduled activity date.

What To Expect

Chichen Itza

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Cenote Valladolid

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Valladolid

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • It is advisable to wear comfortable clothing, such as beach attire, and suitable footwear.
  • Remember to pack sunscreen, sunglasses, a towel, your camera, and some extra cash.
  • Please be aware that the pickup service is available only in Cancún and the Riviera Maya. For guests in Playa del Carmen and Tulum, we will assign a convenient meeting point.
  • Please note that the entrance fee to Chichen Itza is not included. We recommend bringing cash for beverages, and optional lockers and life jackets.
  • The use of lifejacket in the Cenote is mandatory
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Such a great time!! Loved it!
Kassidy_T, Feb 2024
Moto Moto and Ruth were AWESOME tour guides!! The day felt packed full of great stories and even better experiences. The only downside was that we got back an hour later than had been predicted. Not a big deal, but just a heads up if this is important to you.
Beautiful and memorable but avoid the custom option
Neil_G, Feb 2024
Booked this tour after watching several videos on Chichen Itza. All of the videos commented on the crowds and heat later in the day, so we paid a premium for this tour as it said that it was an early morning tour that would arrive before the crowds. We did the private and custom option so that we could have more flexibility. In reality, we followed the buses with the regular tours that costed 25% of ours. So don't take the custom option as there is no customization and nothing extra. We made all of the same stops, at the same times as the other tours. That having been said, it was worth seeing. Chichen Itza is incredible to see and our guide was super knowledgable. The Cenote was gorgeous but cold, and the buffet was decent.
Great trip experience
Madhurangi_K, Feb 2024
This excursion was of reasonable price and a great experience. Rey was a lively and knowledged guide and gave us lots of information on the history of Mayan culture, language and the sites we visited. Tour at Chichen Itzha was not rushed and he explained everything and we got time for ourselves to take pictures and explore. Our driver Eduardo was also a friendly person and drove us there and back safe. The cenote they picked was a little below our expectation. It was nice but I believe there are much nicer cenotes in the area from what we saw on Google maps. Also another tip is to take cash with you and buy your souvenirs at the small market vendor shops at Chichen Itzha. The bus stops at a marketplace before Chichen Itzha to shop and we purchased our souvenirs there, but then we figured it's much cheaper to buy them at the site. These are local vendors and you can talk to them and they give you good prices when you buy a few items. But overall, our experience was great and it's worth the money. :)
Book this trip!
Mollie_M, Feb 2024
We loved this excursion! Ray was so informative and friendly. He made our trip memorable. We loved everything! Chichen Itza, the cenote, Valladolid, it was a great trip all around. Everything was as detailed in the plan sent before hand. We had the best time.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
It's wonderful to hear that you had such a fantastic experience on your excursion! Ray sounds like an exceptional guide who added a lot of value to your trip with his knowledge and friendly demeanor. I'm glad to hear that everything went smoothly and met your expectations, from Chichen Itza to the cenote and Valladolid. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, and I'm delighted that you had the best time with us!
Well worth the time and 💰
Jody_T, Feb 2024
We had a great time! Cesar, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable and helpful throughout the day. It's a long day but so worth the time. The weather was perfect in February but the sun is so intense I can't imagine going in Summer. The only downside is the bus is not made for people over 5'7". Our knees were crammed into the seat in front of us.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience! We're delighted to hear that you had a great time on the tour with Cesar as your guide. Thank you for your feedback, we'll definitely take this into consideration. If you decide to join us again for another adventure, feel free to reach out. We'd love to have you back!
Excellent trip
Beverley_L, Feb 2024
Sammy,Miriam and Danilo, (he was the driver not sure if spelling correct) made the trip. It was very well organized,enough time at each stop. Buffet lunch was very nice. Sammys knowledge of Chichen Itsa was amazing,even his jokes were good.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
It sounds like you had an excellent trip with Sammy, Miriam, and Danilo! Their organization and knowledge must have made the experience enjoyable and informative. It's great to hear that you had enough time at each stop and that the buffet lunch was enjoyable. Sammy's expertise and humor likely added to the overall experience. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback!
Great guide poor company communication
Donna_T, Feb 2024
Our guide did a great job. I got a little worried at the temple in the beginning as I lost him in the crowd but eventually found him. I felt the group was too big at a full busload. I would have preferred a smaller group. The communication the morning of was horrible. The bus was 30 min late and I was afraid I had missed it as my resort has 2 pickup locations. The company encourages use of the app but the day of no one was monitorng. Calls went to VM. I finally received a msg via the app just as my bus got there.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and we're delighted to hear that your guide did a great job during the tour. We understand the importance of clear communication and appreciate your feedback regarding the morning pickup process. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the delayed bus and the challenges with communication that morning. Your insights help us identify areas for improvement, and we'll certainly review our procedures to ensure a smoother experience for our customers in the future. We acknowledge your preference for smaller groups, and we'll take this into consideration as we plan and organize our tours. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we're committed to making necessary adjustments based on customer feedback. If you have any additional comments or suggestions, please feel free to share them with us. We value your input and are dedicated to enhancing our services. Thank you for choosing us for your tour, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.
Great experience!
Rachel_A, Feb 2024
Enjoyed this educational and fun experience! After reading lots of reviews and researching, we decided to book this tour. I am so glad we did! Our guide Alan and driver Alfaro were excellent and professional. Learned so much about the Mayan civilization and was blown away by the ancient ruins. Swimming in the cenote was truly magical and lunch was filling. I highly recommend packing a snack for the morning as we didn’t each lunch until 2-3pm. A small can came and picked us up and then took us to a larger bus where we traveled to our destination. The trip was well planned out and was a great experience!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
First of all let me thank you for visiting Mexico, we are happy to serve people from all around the world, we are glad you enjoyed this tour, thanks for leaving a review and taking the time out to share your experience with us, we work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you we look forward to serving you again soon!
Amazing
Alessia_P, Feb 2024
Amazing Experience, Alan and Norma are lovely and gave us lot of information about Maya and Mexican roots, very recommended your if you want to know more about Mexico and skip the tourist sites.
Thoroughly recommended
Sarah_J, Jan 2024
I was a little apprehensive about the length of this tour, but it was paced very well. Mike and Rey were great, informative, guides. Very glad I went outside the high season and to Chichen Itza first. The cenote was lovely and the food was pretty good as well. Make sure you pack a snack and drink for the first part of the day, as lunch isn't until the afternoon. A big shout out to Noberto, the driver. Very safe and got us where we needed to be.
Excellent tour
Grace_S, Jan 2024
We absolutely loved this tour and Victor and the guide who met us at Chichen Itza, were great - very friendly and knowledgeable. Eduardo the driver was also fantastic and got us there and back smoothly. We had some questions about the tour before we booked and staff were able to give us further information over WhatsApp before we booked. Loved the dedicated app which was great to communicate with our guide and show us the order of the day. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Fun times in Yucatán
Ashley_M, Jan 2024
My family and I aren't generally tour people, but this tour was SO FUN. We absolutely loved Alan sharing so much info with us, and his and Sam's humor. They wrangled us all with ease and made each stop memorable and fun. If I had a single area that could be improved it would be that I could've spent more time at each stop- we were enjoying ourselves so much! I woke up this morning thinking I could happily so this same tour every day this week.
Educational, amusing and fun!
Jodelle_D, Jan 2024
Allan and Rey were great, informative tour guides. Eduardo got us to the destinations safely and comfortably. As visitors to Mexico and the area, I really appreciated the education and the Mayan pride they exude. Thank you so much!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
First of all let me thank you for visiting Mexico, we are happy to serve people from all around the world, we are glad you enjoyed this tour, thanks for leaving a review and taking the time out to share your experience with us, we work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you we look forward to serving you again soon!
Nice trip. It is worth it. Excellent guide. The stay at Chichen itza was a little short.
Joseph_k, Jan 2024
Everything went as scheduled. Bus is very comfortable. Driver was very cautious. Mike the Guide was great. The only issue, we did not spend as much time at Chichen Itza as we wished. We spent about an hour with the guide and half hour on our own. May be because it was busy and got there a little late. They try to keep you on schedule.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We're happy that you're happy! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, SAT MEXICO people thank you for leaving your review, and looking forward to serving you again. Best wishes!
Excellent guide!!! The...
Tsvetelin_I, Jan 2024
Excellent guide!!! The lady was very knowledgeable and professional, very friendly at the sane time!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We're happy that you're happy! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, SAT MEXICO people thank you for leaving your review, and looking forward to serving you again. Best wishes!
Fantastic tour!!
Florence_S, Jan 2024
Miriam was a fantastic guide - she is so knowledgeable about archaeology and she's a fantastic story teller who made the whole tour so engaging! I appreciated that this tour allowed us to have a full two hours to explore the site - half of which was a guided tour and half to explore independently and circle back to take pictures. The cenote was so beautiful - completely worth a visit - and the lunch was delicious. The drive was unavoidably long, but our bus driver, Ivan, made the trip as smooth as possible!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
First of all let me thank you for visiting Mexico, we are happy to serve people from all around the world, we are glad you enjoyed this tour, thanks for leaving a review and taking the time out to share your experience with us, we work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you we look forward to serving you again soon!
Tour is great but the hotel pickup can be a LIE
Meichuan_W, Jan 2024
The tour guide Rey and the driver are great! But the hotel pickup service is a LIE. We were notified the night before that they cannot pick up from our hotel, even though our hotel is on their hotel pickup list. It caused us so much stress to find taxi in the last minute and pay extra for transportation. Wish they can be honest and let us know from the beginning that they cannot pickup from our hotel.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
I'm glad to hear that you had a positive experience with the tour guide Rey and the driver. However, I understand your frustration with the hotel pickup service not meeting your expectations. It's crucial for customers to receive accurate information and not face unexpected challenges, especially with transportation. Your suggestion to communicate clearly from the beginning about hotel pickup limitations is valid, and we appreciate your feedback. We will review our communication processes to ensure that guests are well-informed about the pickup options available. We apologize for any stress or inconvenience this situation may have caused. Customer satisfaction is our priority, and we value your input as it helps us improve our services. If you have any further details or specific concerns you'd like us to address, please feel free to share. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a smoother experience in the future.
Highly recommended!!
Jared_W, Jan 2024
Alan was a great tour guide who made the visit to Chitchen Itza very interesting and informative. The tour gives you just enough time to see and learn everything you need to know about the Mayan ruins and take plenty of pictures. Cenote was fun as well. Valladolid was just okay and very little time to walk around but it was okay. Highly recommend this tour
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We're happy that you're happy! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, SAT MEXICO people thank you for leaving your review, and looking forward to serving you again. Best wishes!
Memorable day trip from Tulum
Heidi_W, Jan 2024
The tour was a fantastic way to spend the day. Ruth and Jose made the ride very enjoyable and safe. We loved each stop, Ruth shared the perfect amount of detail on the tour at Chichen Itza. The pickup was a little late but Ruth kept our large group (20+) on time so we had plenty of time at each place. The cenote stop was so beautiful, I can't wait to visit another!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
First of all let me thank you for visiting Mexico, we are happy to serve people from all around the world, we are glad you enjoyed this tour, thanks for leaving a review and taking the time out to share your experience with us, we work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you we look forward to serving you again soon!
Temples, cenotes, and more!
Waqaas_Q, Dec 2023
Alan did a great job with a large group. Trip was informative, entertaining, and safe. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
we're happy that you're happy! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, SAT MEXICO people thank you for leaving your review, and looking forward to serving you again. Best wishes!
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