Day Trip to Chichen Itza, Valladolid with Cenote Swim and Lunch

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Day Trip to Chichen Itza, Valladolid with Cenote Swim and Lunch
from £54.93
Escape Cancun on this 12 hour full day tour to Chichen Itza, one of the main archaeological sites of Yucatan’s peninsula. Follow your multilingual guide around the site before enjoying a cool swim in a Cenote. Your tour includes a guided tour of Valladolid, a colonial town on the Yucatan Peninsula and is included lunch buffet of regional food with vegetarian options. Round transportation from either your hotel or a meeting point is included

your tour will include a guided tour of Valladolid, a colonial town on the Yucatan Peninsula.

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In Brief

Cancun, Mexico
12 hours

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Day trip (destination A to B)
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Buffet lunch included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Important InfoInfo
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Stop At: Chichen Itza Mexico

Around midday, start your tour in Chichen itza of significant locations at the World Heritage site, including the ball court, el Castillo (the Castle), the Pyramid of Kukulkan and Temple of the Warriors.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Centro, Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico

Valladolid, recently named Magic Town of Mexico, accompanied by an expert bilingual guide.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Xcajum, Dzitas Piste, Dzitas 97757 Mexico

After visiting Chichen Itza, you'll head to a refreshing cenote for a swim. Cenotes are natural sinkholes resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes fresh water underneath.

Duration: 1 hour


  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Round transportation from either meeting point or hotel, according to selected option
  • Professional guide
  • Brief Visit to Colonial Valladolid
  • Visit and swim in cenote
  • Chichen itza entrance
  • Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
  • Entry/Admission - Xcajum


  • Gratuities
  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • All visitors to Chichen Itza need to pay a local tax of $406 mxn. Only credit card payment.

Departure Point

1: Cancun, Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula
2: Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
3: Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Traveler pickup is offered
Meeting Point:
• If your hotel is located in Playa del Carmen (Centro, Playacar, Playa del Carmen or up to the Coco Bay hotel) or in Riviera Maya, please head to Hotel HM
• If you're staying at any hotel in Cancún centro, Playa Mujeres and all center of Cancun, please head to the Oasis Smart Hotel
• If you're staying at a hotel within the Hotel Zone of Cancun please head to Hotel Presidente Intercontinental at the bus stop.
Pick Up: the day before your activity will receive the pick time. ( If your hotel, hostel or condominium is in an area with difficult access the tour operator willl give you a strategic meeting point).
Return point: Returns to original departure point

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated in both English and Spanish
  • For safety reasons, it is mandatory that you wear a life vest during the visit to the cenote (the cost is not included on the inclusions list)
  • All visitors to Chichen Itza need to pay a local tax of $406 mxn or 23 USD. Only credit card payment the day of the tour or before by paypal.
  • Valladolid is a town wth many festivities and local traditions, in case the town is closed, we will change the experience visiting the nearby town of Piste.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Excellent trip from start to finish. Transportation well organized and comfortable. Guides terrific! Very interesting agenda.
• Submitted 17 Jan 2020
Fantastic tour! Marco our guide was super knowledgeable and helpful. Every stop was amazing. It is a long day but totally worth it!!
• Submitted 13 Jan 2020
Absolutely wonderful tour with Layla from Amigo tours. The coach was comfortable. Layla was very knowledgeable and kind. I learned so much. It is a tour I would take again! The sites were stunning. The cenote we visited was so neat to explore. Chichen Itza is a remarkable place to visit. I recommend it to anyone who is visiting the region.
• Submitted 09 Jan 2020
I did a tour with Rodrigo and Geronimo and it was great! Rodrigo told us a lot of cool facts and although we didn’t have a lot of time at each of the stops we were able to make the most out of it. It was funny and I can just recommend it!!
• Submitted 31 Dec 2019
The tour was well organized by Amigo Travels and our guide Layla was very passionate and knowledgeable about the historic significance of all the places we visited. Perfectly managed tour and kudos to Layla and the driver for maintaining the group and being nice to everyone.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2019
Alfredo Dominguez and Rodrigo Cat were amazing. They made the entire trip very safe and enjoyable. The trip was a lot of fun. A must see!
• Submitted 30 Dec 2019
We enjoyed the tour and the guide a great deal. It does make for a Very long day with the amount of driving that’s necessary, but overall it was worth the time and price.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2019
A great job by Cesar; Kevin and the captain! :) The trip was definitely worth the while, but the detour to see Valladolid was unnessecary and not good use of our time.
• Submitted 23 Dec 2019
We had a wonderful day trip to Chichen Itza and to the Cenote. Marco our tour guide was an absolute joy and full of information along the way.
• Submitted 16 Dec 2019
Stops not in the order listed.Food was mediocre, bring snacks, water etc.Could slipped Valladolid, not long enough.
• Submitted 16 Dec 2019
If you don't have a car, this day trip is a great way to see the pyramids and explore the area. Rodrigo was a fantastic guide!
• Submitted 25 Nov 2019
The overall tour was epic . The tour guide spokesman and bus driver were excellent they did such a great job thanks .
• Submitted 21 Nov 2019
It is very hard to be in a good mood early in the morning, wet after rain cold and angry, the guides managed to turn around this tour for everyone. They created an amazing day of adventures, thank you.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2019
My day started off horrible. My travel mate got drunk the night before and didn't make it on the bus. As a female traveling alone in Mexico several hours from my resort I was petrified!!! Marco the tour guide went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable though and I truly had an amazing time! I loved the stop at the cathedral, the lunch was family style with us all sharing a table and it was really nice to talk to the other tour members from around the world. Chichen Itza was extremely hot (take an umbrella or rent one for $4usd) but the sights were amazing!!! The Cenote swim had amazingly breathtaking views and was SO refreshing! I'm so glad I went on this tour even if I had to do it on my own. I'd gladly paid twice this amount for this tour... Oh wait..I did! 🤦
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The guide provided a lot of background information on the pyramids and other structures. The swim in the cenote was an interesting experience, which we enjoyed.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2019
I had a great experience. Rodrigo was very thorough and passionate which made the experience that much more enjoyable.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2019
It was great. (Super) Frank did a great job explaining the Maya history and showing us the sights. Be prepared for a long day. We left at 7am and got back around 8 pm.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
This was our first time in Cancun and of course we had to do this tour. The reviews did not lie. We loved this tour company. Our guide Caesar and driver Jorge were spectacular. Caesar was very knowledgeable and entertaining. As a bilingual passenger I couldn’t stop thinking how phenomenal Caesars English was. Everything was translated to a T. He discussed the history behind each destination and was very educational. I had seen reviewers complaining about the order of the tour but I believe it was in the precise order. Do I wish we could have stayed in the locations longer, yes. However, there’s a reason for the timing of the locations because there’s a drive to get to each destination. We had stopped in Valladolid first and were there for approx 20 minutes. They dropped us off in the center of the city so we could quickly take pictures. Then we headed off to Chichén Itzá and were there for a good amount of time. Approx 3 hours, give or take. However it was perfect because it was relatively hot and extremely humid. Recommend taking an umbrella if you’re traveling during a hot time of year and buy a good amount of water before entering, no water is sold inside the grounds. However, water can be purchased before entering the grounds and they do have umbrellas for rent. Ending with the cenote was the cherry on top. It was very refreshing and beautiful. We were there for about an 1 hour. We left around 8:30am and we were dropped off to our meeting spot with a taxi waiting to take us to our hotel (only for hotel pick-up) around 7:30pm so it’s a long day. Make sure you’re well rested, and comfortable, it’s a long day.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
Let me start by saying this was a great tour to go on and I personally had a lot of fun. You start out by going to Valladolid which I personally would've rather spent the time in Chichen Itza. You get a short time to walk around and it just seems out of the way an not necessary. Next you stop for lunch which is an opportunity to buy a souvenir from the folks where you eat lunch. Third you go to Chichen Itza an get about 2 hours to tour. It really isn't enough time to see and explore everything you'd like to explore. I was able to see everything because I did not stick with the tour group but I was walking pretty fast through the ruins. Finally you get to swim in the Cenote which was a lot of fun. The ride back is pretty long since most of us were staying in the Hotel Zone in Cancun, 2.5 hours. It was a really cool experience but again more time at Chichen Itza would've made the trip better.
• Submitted 29 Aug 2019
We booked a tour for chichen itza with Amigo tours . We had a great tour guide Cesar and our driver was capitan Rafael! They picked us up at our Hotel and dropped us off at the time scheduled. Cesar was an amazing tour guide very informative and kept us on schedule . I highly recommend amigo tours for your next adventure 😊
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
We book this tour based on the good reviews on Viator. Amigo Tours did not disappoint. Our tour guide Frank was knowledgeable and passionate about the Mayan people and their culture. He shared a lot of information with the group and was very open to questions. There was a very short stop at Valladolid for photos. The Cenote was a refreshing end to a long day. It was a long tour so cater for a 12 to 14 hour day. Our driver Charlie stopped for restroom breaks on the way back which I thought was very considerate. Overall, we rate this tour an A+!!!!
• Submitted 22 Aug 2019
Our entire family loved the tour. Oscar was super nice and very knowledgeable. He explained everything in both spanish and english to accomodate everyone on the bus. The stops were fun and well spaced. We were very comfortable. The lunch and shopping was great-not too long, and great selection of things to buy. Chichen Itza and the Cenote surpassed our expectations. Overall a great day made even better by our awesome guide. Would definitely book again and encourage others to as well.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2019
Fantastic day outing.5 star .Would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to find out about the history of the area.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
This was an absolutely wonderful trip. It is a long day, but it is full of activities to get the most out of your experience and time. The hotel pick up was prompt and friendly and we were on the high way by 830am. The bus was comfortable and air conditioned. The stop at the church was a nice break and made for a beautiful photo opportunity. The market and buffet were quite excellent, with a wide variety to choose from. I had finished lunch by 12:30pm, with lovely dancing entertainment as well. We arrived at Chichen Itza at about 1:00pm and learned much about the Mayan history which was fascinating! Our tour operator Casear was wonderful and really knew his facts. He was friendly and also humorous! He also gave us a good amount of time for some exploration and photography after his tour of the area. The Cenote trip was absolutely wonderful and made for a refreshing end to the trip! It was truly beautiful to get the opportunity to do this! I arrived back at my hotel at around 8:40pm. It was definitely worth the money and the time! Thank you for the wonderful experience! It truly made a bucket list wish come true!
• Submitted 01 Aug 2019

In Brief

Cancun, Mexico
12 hours

See Availability

Day trip (destination A to B)
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Buffet lunch included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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