Cancun

Chichen Itza, Cenote, Valladolid, Tequila & Lunch

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Chichen Itza Plus with Cenote Swim and Lunch

From $62.00

Price varies by group size

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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

Journey to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula to visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza on this full-day tour and experience this incredible archeological site with a local guide. First, take a panoramic tour through the colonial town of Valladolid and then stop at a cenote for a refreshing swim. Midway through the day, enjoy a typical buffet lunch and a tequila tasting, and then explore the archeological site. Walk along El Castillo and the Pyramid of Kukulcan and learn how this pre-Columbian city played an important role in the Mayan Civilization.
  • Visit to Chichén Itzá, Cenote and Valladolid with free time to enjoy the place
  • Hotel pick up available from Cancún, Rivera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras & Tulum
  • Recover energy and taste the Mexican food with the buffet lunch included
  • Have a great insight to the Mayan culture with this full day guided tour and choose the option that suits you best

What's Included

  • Buffet Lunch with vegetarian options
  • Certified guide (English or Spanish)
  • 30 minute stop at Colonial Valladolid
  • Visit and swim in a sacred cenote (ticket included)
  • Hotel pick up (if VIP option selected).
  • Tequila tasting
  • Chichen Itza local tax (39 USD per adult and 6 USD per child)
  • Life vest in the cenote
  • Drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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End point

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Pickup details

Hotel pick-up is included only if the option is selected. The exact pick-up place and time will be confirmed the day before the tour. Pick-ups start at 5 am or 8 am, depending on the start time selected.

What To Expect

If you’ve opted for the VIP tour or private tour, your guide will pick you up from most hotels in Cancun and the Riviera Maya; if you haven't, make your way to one of the convenient meeting points. Pay for your Chichen Itza tickets and relax on the journey to Valladolid.

Your guide introduces the highlights of this charming colonial town, leaving time for photos, then you embark for a nearby cenote. After swimming in its clear waters, feast on a Mexican buffet (vegetarian options available), then enjoy a tequila tasting hosted by the local community.

Arrive at Chichen Itza around midday. You’ll have 2–3 hours on site, with a guided tour of the key locations, including El Castillo (the Pyramid of Kukulcan), the Temple of the Warriors, and the ball court, plus free time to explore and take pictures.

Return to your hotel or meeting point around 12 hours after you left.

Valladolid

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Plaza e Parque Francisco Canton (Pass By)

Iglesia De San Servacio (Pass By)

CENOTE CHICHIKAN

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Chichen Itza

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

El Castillo (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • For safety reasons, it is mandatory to wear life vest at the cenote (not included)
  • All visitors to Chichen Itza need to pay a local tax of 39 USD per adult, 6 USD per child. Only credit card payment the day of the tour or before by paypal
  • Fee for use of video camera at Chichen Itza
  • Please bring water and snacks
  • The tour at Chichén Itzá will be only English or only Spanish. During transport it will be in both languages
  • Valladolid may be closed due to special events. In that case, you will have extra time in the other activities
  • Mexicans, students, teachers, and children have a discount on the Chichen Itza tax upon presentation of their ID on the day of the tour. The discount will not be applicable without the official identification.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:What do we need to wear?

A:It is recommended to bring comfortable shoes, swimsuit and towel for swimming in the cenote.

Jul 2019

Q:Do I need to bring my confirmation / ticket?

A:Please bring your ID and your voucher (printed or digital).

Jul 2019

Q:What is the pick up location?

A:We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul 2019

Q:What additional money do we need to bring?

A:Remember that this tour does not include the tax of $ 23 usd / $ 406 pesos per person for the entrance to the archaeological zone that by official disposition was approved on January 1, 2019. This tax can be paid in cash or credit card (with a 5% charge). In case of being in cash, we ask you to bring the exact amount.

Jul 2019

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Samantha_T
Excellent tour! Vincent Padilla was a phenomenal tour guide. I truly appreciated his knowledge and enthusiasm in giving us the history. The food was excellent. Recommending this tour to everyone. Thank you!!

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A spectacular historical visit
Joy_U, Feb 2024
Our visit to the pyramids and the Cenote was spectacular. Our Tour Guide Frank was friendly and knowledgeable. He and our tour driver made this a relaxing but yet a very informative tour. The free lunch was great as well.
Fun, Educational, Interesting
Aaron_J, Feb 2024
Marcela and Pastor were amazing guides! They made this tour splendid. They were very educational and funny. We enjoyed getting to learn from them. The day ran very smoothly and everyone was so kind.
Well organized tour
sridhar_d, Feb 2024
The tour guide was informative and also very organized. The tour was conducted very smoothly at every stop.
Awesome trip!
Dennis_H, Feb 2024
We loved the trip to Chichen Itza! Our tour guide Isaac was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and friendly during the trip. He had great suggestions and was very passionate about the trip and culture. The bus was comfortable, and we felt safe the entire trip. The Cenote swimming was a memorable experience. We enjoyed the lunch, tequila tasting, and learning about the Mayan culture. Chichen Itza was a bucket list place and it did not disappoint! We loved learning about the history and seeing this remarkable site. I would highly recommend this trip.
Frank, Mina, and Luna...
Lesly_Z, Feb 2024
Frank, Mina, and Luna were awesome! Great tour. They picked us up close to our Airbnb and dropped us off close too. Overall, very fun
👍
Rando_L, Feb 2024
Visiting Chichen itza. Thanks to Martin and Pastor, had a great day. Very good tour guide's. I would recommend!
5 stars - highlight of our trip
Amina_A, Feb 2024
This was an amazing, adventure packed day - Marcella and Rodrigo were absolutely amazing, great energy and so knowledgeable - this tour was the highlight of our trip!
Really fun day. Our...
Anjali_J, Feb 2024
Really fun day. Our bilingual tour guide Martin was wonderful and shared lots of information about the locations on the tour. Hotel pick-up was on time. The cenote experience was amazing: The swimming area was beautiful and the buffet lunch was great, with lots of vegetarian options. The tacos were our favorite. We did feel rushed at the cenote though, and would have appreciated another 20-30 minutes there to swim and enjoy lunch. A 15 minute stop at the gift shop at the cenote was unnecessary in my opinion. Chichen Itza was beautiful as well and lived up online photos. It's a long day but the bus was very very comfortable so it was easy to sleep on the drive to/from our hotel. Highly recommend this tour
Fun Times
Lucy_Q, Feb 2024
We had a great time! The excursion was well organized and our guides were very knowledgeable. It was a wonderful experience.
Terrible experience
Jianying_W, Feb 2024
I paid for the VIP package that includes pick up from my hotel. The day of the trip my family waited outside the lobby for half an hour but the bus didn’t arrive. After texting them I was told there was an error in their system (even though I received a confirmation with specific pickup time the day before) and we need to go to another pick up point by ourselves. I paid $300 Uber to get there. When we got on I found because the only seats available were in the last row next to toilet. I saw some seats in the front were blocked and asked if they were available. I was told No because of some insurance issue. However later I found out the seats were made available to another family getting on after us. I also noticed while the booking says up to 45 people in each group, in our group there were 53 people. Our trip was kind of ruined for the beginning (the smell was particularly bad on the way back)! I requested refund for the missed pickup and no response received!
Tour guides were...
Lurain_A, Feb 2024
Tour guides were excellent, funny and professional. They ensured the trip went well and we were taken care of. Beto and Marcella were the best. Made such a difference in our experience. Everything went ontime and according to schedule.
Chitchen Itza adventure
Azuree_W, Feb 2024
Alberto and Marcela, our tour guides were outstanding with their wealth of knowledge and humor! Augustine, our driver got us to and from with care and caution! A great team! The ruins and the atmosphere and the stories behind the architecture and history were beyond amazing! The Chaman experience with the buffet and cenote were incredibly beautiful experiences all in one. Needed a tad bit more time in the town of Valladolid but the Chocolate Factory is a must see for extremely Devine chocolate delicacies for purchase! Will be back with more family and friends! The long drive/day is a lot but so worth the experience!
Wonderful tour, but not without issues...
Heidi_L, Feb 2024
We really enjoyed our tour! We loved our guide "Little Juan" he was hilarious and kept us engaged while sharing a wealth of information. Swimming in the cenote was a fun and unique experience, and the buffet lunch that was provided was actually really good food - lots to eat! We could have used an extra 30 minutes for the whole cenote experience as we felt a little bit rushed to change in and out of swimsuits, swim, eat, and do the tequilla tasting, however overall still a good experience and a great tour of Chichen Itza. We did have a slight problem at the beginning of our tour however... we paid for the "VIP Tour with hotel pick up and drop off." I got a text two days before the tour confirming my hotel name and address, as well as pick up time of 7:50am. I also got a text the morning of the tour confirming that I would be picked up outside of my hotel lobby at 7:50am. We were outside and waiting at 7:45am. At 8:10am I got a text that said my pick up had been deleted, and I could either find my own transportation to a different pick up location or re-schedule my tour for another day. We already had prior commitments for the other days of our vacation, so re-scheduling was not an option. I had to pay for an uber to another hotel in order to make it to the tour on time. I have reached out for a refund for transportation costs and have not gotten a response yet at the time of this review. Again, overall we still really enjoyed the day and having an amazing tour guide was a huge part of that! We would do it again, however maybe just don't pay extra for the "VIP hotel pickup" that might actually get canceled....
Day Trip
Mary_L, Feb 2024
Entire day trip was an amazing experience, definitely worth it! My husband and I would recommend it.
Full-Day Fun Day!
Katie_R, Feb 2024
We had a great experience! Juam the Tour Director and Manuel the Bus Driver were our crew for the day. Juam was hilarious and knowledgable! Manuel was a safe bus driver and got us to and from multiple locations. My husband and I had a great experience. We wished there was a bit more time at Chichen Itza. We didn't jump in the cenote, but enjoyed the great buffet lunch. All in all, it was a great, full day experience. Bring a book or two for the bus ride!
Amazing Experience!!
Antoinette_R, Feb 2024
Our tour guides Marco and Danny were amazing!! They were very knowledgeable and kind. Marco is so funny and is great at keeping people engaged with his enthusiasm and ability to take great pictures!! The cenote was beautiful and the food was amazing! We didn’t spend much time in Valladoid but it was still a cool stop along the way. Chichen Itza was a great knowledgeable experience as well. The bus ride was long and very tight so bring a neck pillow to sleep and prepare your self mentally for this part of the trip. There is a bathroom on the bus so that is helpful.
50/50
Amanda_C, Feb 2024
👍 tour guide....Frank. Awesome cenote time. Interesting ruins. No Valladolid 💩 even though was in the tour. Tequila testing??? They gave 2 flavor a tiny bit even a full shot. The guy that was serving it had a bad attitude. So please be honest on ur description.
Fun tour and activites, bad AC on bus
NeedABreak_T, Feb 2024
Loved Marsela and Beto as well as all the activities, but had issues with the bus’ AC, towards the back it was super hot and made us pass out during the ride. We would walk towards the front and it was cooler.
Great time! Went exactly as planned.
Sandeep_G, Feb 2024
We had a great time! Frank (Francisco) was a great guide and took very good care of us. The bus was extremely comfortable and we did were able to rest up between stops - it's a full day trip. Our driver Luna kept the A/C running during stops so we got back into a very comfortable bus after being out in the sun. The lunch was pretty good as well. All in all, a great value for money!
Martin is the best guide
James_R, Feb 2024
Martin was the man! Full of knowledge and made the trip way more enjoyable. 100% must do if you’re in the area for a few days.
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