Playa del Carmen

Chichen Itza Cenote Ik Kil and Coba Small Group

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Chichen Itza Cenote Ik Kil Coba
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

This comprehensive tour combines two of the most important archeological sites of the Yucatán Peninsula: Chichen Itza and Coba. Let a guide accompany you around the ruins and explain their significance. This day trip from Playa del Carmen includes breakfast, beverages, a buffet lunch plus a swim in Ik Kil Cenote.
  • Yucatán combo tour: Chichen Itza and Coba
  • Swim in Ik Kil Cenote and climb Nohoch Muul
  • Breakfast, buffet lunch and beverages provided
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Playa del Carmen
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour ensures personal service

What's Included

  • Unlimited Water bottles on board
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide all day
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small Group (Maximum 12 people)
  • Entrance fees to Coba and Cenote Ik Kil
  • Life jacket and locker in the cenote included.
  • Soda/Pop
  • No lines or waits at the Chichen Itzá ticket office
  • Access fee to Chichén Itzá 40 usd per adult / 5 usd per child. Mandatory payment at pickup.
  • Optional tips service

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 4/1/2016 - 6/4/2025

    Monday - Sunday : 05:00 AM - 07:30 AM

  • 4/1/2016 - 6/4/2025

    Monday - Sunday : 05:00 AM - 07:30 AM

Pickup details

Pick up will be at all Hotels and vacation rentals accommodation of Riviera Maya area (From Moon Palace to Tulum included, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen areas is included) is includes and only Cancun City and "Zona Hotelera"area have a little charge (15 usd per person) and Playa Mujeres Cancun City area have a charge of 20 usd per person. We give you pick up time after your confirmation book. Lodgings with accesses without paved streets will be given a nearby meeting point.

What To Expect

Start your small-group tour to Chichen Itza and Coba, respectively, with pickup from your hotel in Playa del Carmen. Board an air-conditioned minivan for the drive to one of the most renowned archaeological sites of the Yucatán Peninsula. Breakfast, a buffet lunch, and beverages are provided during the day.

On arrival, take a guided tour of the site and view impressive structures built during the Maya Empire. View the Kukulkan Pyramid, aka El Castillo (The Castle), as well as El Caracol, also known as the Observatory. See the Plaza of a Thousand Columns, Temple of Venus, Temple of the Jaguar, and the largest ball court of Mesoamerica.

Continue on for a swim in Ik Kil Cenote, located a short drive away. The cenote has a water depth of 196 feet (60 meters) and its height from the sinkhole's surface to the water is 82 feet (25 meters). Learn about this sacred place, once considered the road to the underworld for the Maya people.

Coba is your final stop, with a tour of the preserved and rebuilt ruins. Walk past two ball courts and see the sacbé, or white roads, that once linked Maya cities. At its peak, Coba had a population of about 50,000 inhabitants and an area of 80 square miles (129 sq km). If you'd like, climb the 120 steps up Nohoch Mul and be rewarded with views of the dense jungle from the top of the pyramid.

Your tour concludes with transport back to your hotel in Playa del Carmen.

Chichen Itza

3 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Cenote Ik kil

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Zona Arqueologica de Coba

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Only last minute bookings, after 6 pm the day prior to the tour, requiere a confirmation from the service provider, if you didn´t receive a confirmation from the service provider a refund will be processed.
  • Shared tour. The maximum number of people on the tour is 12 people.
  • No lines or waits at the Chichen Itzá ticket office. Access fee to Chichén Itzá 40 usd per adult / 5 usd per child. Mandatory payment at pick up.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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Cynthia_F
My cousin and I planned our whole trip to Mexico because we wanted to go on this excursion, and it did not disappoint!Our guide, Iban Garcia was so very knowledgeable. He had an archaeological background and was very knowledgeable in the Mayan culture. I highly recommend this tour and try to ask for Iban, you will not be disappointed!

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Excellent day out.
Kirsten_H, Mar 2024
The trip was great fun. Our driver and guide arrived on time and got us around with ease in an air conditioned van, which was needed in such hot weather! We arrived at Chichen Itza at 8.30am and could get photos with barely anyone around and beat the hottest parts of the day. The cenote was amazing and such a great way to cool down before heading to Coba.
This tour is...
Guantong_Q, Mar 2024
This tour is well-organized. The time points are well as scheduled. The tour guide and the driver are very nice.
SPECTACULAR ONCE IN A LIFE TIME DAY
Jessica_R, Jan 2024
This tour was absolutely amazing. First let me just say for the LONG day of driving that was involved we were 100% thrilled with our transportation and the comfort along the way. We went with little children, a teenager and a few seniors in our group so that part mattered. We had plenty of time at Chichen Itza to explore on our own and take a tour and swim in the cenote By the way the cenote is freezing cold ( ; so you’re not really splashing around for too long, with that said when we went is was blazing hot so that swim was absolutely needed. The buffet was AMAZING & it was nice to just have a seat and relax before heading back out on the road to Coba. WOW Coba was another spectacular sight to see. Tip bring some cash to rent a bike taxi if you have kids. Most of the group mustard up the energy to walk the mile or so to see all the ruins but the kids were done. Plus the bike taxis were super fun for the kids. I can’t remember what we paid but it wasn’t a lot. Listen the day is long but I promise it goes by fast and you’re comfortable the entire way. Just take a nap on the long drive back, we did. ( ;
Awesome ruins and cenote swim, lousy guide.
frank_w, Dec 2023
Outstanding ruins. Everything I thought it would be. Also, our shuttle left early and we were one of the first groups to arrive at Chichén Itzá. It made a big difference to beat the crowds and the heat. Not thrilled with our guide “Eder”. He was not very enthusiastic in his delivery during the tour and at times seemed almost annoyed at the questions we had for him. Would have appreciated more engagement. Also, we found it annoying that they hit us up for the entrance fee to the park (we assumed that everything was covered for what we paid for the excursion). And to add insult, they charged us $10 more than the admission fee to the park. The destinations were awesome (cenote and the meal there was awesome). At Cobá, our guide seemed a bit rushed to wrap things up and we missed one of the more interesting areas of the park as he hustled us back to the van. I will say that Viator was very easy to work with- they made it very easy for me when I called to reschedule the excursion due to a conflict.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hello thank you very much for your comments, We are sorry to hear this situation with the guide, we will continue working to improve our service to provide you with a quality experience.
Great guide, misleading price
BEN_G, Dec 2023
We enjoyed the guide and the Cenote and Cova were both really nice. I didn’t like that we had to bring additional cash for the tickets to Chichen Itza and there were no towels at the Cenote. Also I had to sit in the back of the van and it was the most uncomfortable I have ever been in a vehicle, and there were nearly 7 hours of driving time. Next time I would book on a bigger bus.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Hello, thank you so much for your feedback. All the information about the tour is shown at the time of booking, you are informed that the entrance fees of the archaeological site are not included in the price you pay and that you must pay them separately, you are also informed that it includes your visit to the cenote, we always give them all the information so that your experience is the best.
Great excursion
David_G, Dec 2023
You is well organized and all is provided as written in the description. We seemed to be ahead of the crowd at Chichen Itsa and at the center. Lunch was top quality.
Amazing, wonderful, memorable. Book it.
Tessa_F, Nov 2023
The whole tour was amazing and exceeded expectations. Our guide Mimi was wonderful and knew so much history and had a great sense of humor. Coba was such a great surprise and we are so glad we were able to see it and Chichén Itzá.
Excellent
Alan_S, Oct 2023
Excellent trip, 5stars, it’s a long day but we’ll worth it, food excellent, tour guide and driver 5stars
Great day at Chichen Itza, Ik Kil, and Coba.
Bryan_O, Mar 2023
I was traveling by myself and I didn’t want to be in a large group so this was a great experience with a small group (we had 8 total plus the driver and tour guide). Everything was communicated clearly and I was picked up on time without any issues. Our tour guide Yolo was great. She was very knowledgeable and explained many details which made the experience fun and enjoyable. She was also passionate about what she does so I think that made the experience better. I would definitely go on a tour with her again. I also want to thank Javier the driver for getting using there and back safely. Overall the trip was well worth it for a small group experience and I really enjoyed Chichen Itza, Ik kil Cenote and Coba. I had reviewed other tours for Chichen Itza but chose this one because it provided more time at Chichen Itza. Yolo showed us around explaining many details about the structures and culture. Once that was done we had 1 hour to explore more by ourselves. Another good thing is that we arrived at Chichen Itza earlier in the day so the crowds were not bad yet. As we were leaving I was really happy that we went before the crowds.
Chicken Itza, Coba, and cenote
Carol_J, Feb 2023
We loved how we beat the crowds at every point our our day. The cenote was so refreshing! It was a fun day of history and relaxation.
Wonderful fun and educational!
6n2scb85jf, Feb 2023
Gabriel and Jaime were wonderful. We had a great time and enjoyed our Mayan experience. Great sense of humor and tremendous historical knowledge!
Excellent trip
Gillian_E, Nov 2022
Absolutely fabulous if busy and long day. Our guide Elias and our driver were excellent and made sure we got to everywhere before the crowds. Very good timing. No extra costs on the day, definitely an all inclusive trip that really does rate as a premium service and allowed us to get the best of some "must see" locations. Well done guys.
Great guides
Bradley_B, Oct 2022
This was a fantastic trip. Our guide Jesus and his driver Erik were great hosts. Jesus was of Mayan descent so he was very knowledgeable of the areas and ruins. Lots and lots of driving so just be prepared to be sitting in the van for a while….but it’s very interesting riding through all of the small towns and seeing what life is like in those areas. We loved our trip and props to our guides for making it a fun day.
Great tour
Steve_S, Aug 2022
Having a small group tour was perfect and well organised. The guide took us to the main sites at Chichen Itza and we were given an hour to explore by ourselves. The Cenote was great fun and lunch was fine, nothing fancy but something everyone could eat. At Coba we had to take tricycle taxis which was $150mx for two people. I don't think you could have seen the sites in time if we didn't. Untill 2 years ago you could climb on of the ruins and get an amazing view of the surrounding jungle but unfortunately you aren't allowed anymore. It was a 12 hour day but worth it.
Once in Mexico we wanted...
Tuija_S, Apr 2022
Once in Mexico we wanted to see one of the 7 new wonders of the world. So we had some knowledge of mayan culture and wanted to hear even more of it. Trip was interesting but it was sometimes hard to follow quide's lecture as we are not native english speakers and either was quide. Anyhow after very hot tour in Chichen Itza it was heavenly to jump in cenote Ik Kil's cool water. After Chichen Itza Coba ruins were not so interesting ...
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Steven_C, Apr 2022
Fun time. Staff was great. Picked up on time. Had a great experience. Loved to learn more about the history.
Great way to celebrate 50th birthdays !
shauna_s, Mar 2022
Louis was wonderful!! He answered all our questions. Gave recommendations for books ( scholarly for my son) Wonderful day out!!
Amazing sites, Extraordinary guide!
Miranda_P, Mar 2022
This tour was amazing! I highly recommend this company. Everything was well organised. No unnecessary waiting around, plenty of time to enjoy the sights, I never felt rushed. Great communication and service before and during. Of course the ruins were spectacular and the Cenote beautiful. But for me, what truly made this trip extra special was our tour guide Alondra. She was amazing. Very knowledgeable, friendly and funny. I had the pleasure to get to know her over lunch and it was so wonderful to have such an open and warm person as a guide. She really engaged with our group, not just answering questions or providing basic information but getting to know each of us a bit, cracking jokes and telling stories. Jordi, our driver was also great, attentive, safe and always greeting us with a big smile! I’ve done six tours in the Riviera Maya and no experience compared to this.
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Samantha_W, Mar 2022
Gustavo was a GREAT tour guide. Super friendly & knowledgeable. It's a long day but we definitely recommend this tour!!
Loved loved this trip! I...
Daniela_C, Feb 2022
Loved loved this trip! I went solo and met amazing people! Jesus, our guide, was super knowledgable. Perfect day!

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