Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun

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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun
from USD $70.95
Spectacular Chichen Itza holds both mystery and magic and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the most important archaeological zone and ancient capital of the Mayan Empire on a full day guided tour from Cancun. Admire the majestic observatory, the Pyramid of Kukulcan, the Temple of Warriors, the ball court and the castle. Sample typical Mayan cuisine at a buffet lunch and swim in a cenote. Your Chichen Itza day trip includes hotel pickup and drop-off and a professional guide. 
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In Brief

Cancún, Mexico
12 hours


Day trip (destination A to B)
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Led by a local guide
All entrance fees included
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cooperativa Maya Ixchel y Restaurante Yaxkin, calle 21 s/n entre calle 22, campo de biesboll, 97666 Xocempich, Yuc., Mexico

Mayan Ceremony:

After a road trip of approximately three hours, you will arrive at a Mayan cooperative where an authentic Mayan shaman will welcome you and offer a Mayan purification ceremony.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cooperativa Maya Ixchel y Restaurante Yaxkin, calle 21 s/n entre calle 22, campo de biesboll, 97666 Xocempich, Yuc., Mexico

Handicraft shop

You can acquire beautiful Mayan crafts made from obsidian to beautiful traditional Mayan dresses, among other curiosities.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cooperativa Maya Ixchel y Restaurante Yaxkin, calle 21 s/n entre calle 22, campo de biesboll, 97666 Xocempich, Yuc., Mexico


We will give way to the lunch time where you will taste regional food such as cochinita pibil tacos, Poc Chuc, Tacos al Pastor, chayitas, etc.

Enjoy our salad bar and our different options for infants.

We will end this visit with a tasting of authentic artesian tequila.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Chichen Itza Mexico

It is time to meet one of the most beautiful and impressing of the 7 wonders of the world, our certified guides will give you a 45 minute tour where you will meet the KuKul Kan pyramid, the temple of warriors, the 1000 columns, the biggest game of ball and many enigmas that are in this powerful culture.

After this guided tour you will be provided 45 minutes to discover Chichen Itza to your shape, you can visit the ruins of the famous Observatory "El Caracol", the well known "Plaza de las Monjas" (square of the nuns) where you can see engravings of his god of rain called "Chaak" as decoration.

A tour that you can not fail to visit with the excellent service that defines us.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Cenote Saamal, Valladolid Mexico

Near the archaeological zone, there is a beautiful colonial style farm that has beautiful fountains and water mirrors. Inside this beautiful property, we will know one of the most fabulous discovered cenotes that exists in the vicinity.

This cenote has impressive turquoise tones in its refreshing waters, which revitalize its visitors.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Centro, Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico

One of the oldest cities that has Yucatan and called "Magic Town" was founded in 1543 and has a population of approximately 49 000 inhabitants.

In this beautiful and picturesque center, you can marvel at its beautiful church of San Gervasio. But an incredible point of this part of the tour are the flavors of the traditional ice creams of different flavors and the delicious "Marquesitas" which is a delicious Yucatecan dessert very similar to a crepe.

Duration: 20 minutes


  • Guided visit
  • Certified bilingual guide
  • Brief visit to Colonial Valladolid
  • Bottled Water upon arrival at Chichen Itza
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Visit to a sacred cenote (Ik Kil
  • Entry/Admission - Cooperativa Maya Ixchel y Restaurante Yaxkin
  • Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
  • Entry/Admission - Cenote Saamal
  • Entry/Admission - Valladolid


  • Gratuities
  • State Tax applies Per Access of $260 MXP or its equivalent in USD
  • Entry/Admission - Cooperativa Maya Ixchel y Restaurante Yaxkin

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

1: Embarcadero Ultramar, Mar Caribe, Puerto Juarez, 500, Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
2: Oh! Cancun The Urban Oasis, 4, Av Tulum 4, capilla ecumenica, 4, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
3: Krystal Urban Cancún Centro, SM 4-A Mz 1, Av. Sayil 07, Centro, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
4: Plaza Caracol, Blvd. Kukulcan 7500, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
5: Hotel ibis Cancun Centro, Av Tulum M2 L3, Av. Nichupté, Nichupté, 11, 77504 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
6: La Quinta by Wyndham Cancún, Lote 2, Av Tulum Mza. 14, 4, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Traveler pickup is offered
Our trained staff will go to the lobby of your hotel or if you are staying in an Airbnb or private
home we will see you at a meeting point.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children ages 3 years and under are free, but their seats are subject to availability. They may have to ride on their parents' laps if seats are not available
  • Comfortable lightweight clothing
  • Good walking shoes or sneakers
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Biodegradable sun block
  • Swimming suit and towel
  • Extra change of clothing
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate

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

First of all, we loved our guide, Jorge. He made the entire trip really fun. The way there, we learned a lot about Mayan culture and the temple and sites we were going to visit. I will say, though, the Mayan village we stopped at felt a little harassing, because they really really want you to buy stuff. But overall, it was pleasant. We also had an English guide for Chichen Itza itself that was nice.
• Submitted 08 Jan 2020
It was a fairly long trip and our guide has explained things very well along the way. He has extensive knowledge of Mayan culture and history. The weather was great, it was a bit cloudy and not very hot. We enjoyed our trip for sure.
• Submitted 11 Dec 2019
It was a great and educational tour. The cenote trip after a hot and humid day in Chichen Itza made things awesome.
• Submitted 07 Aug 2019
Rex Reyes was an excellent tour guide. Very Knowledgeable about the area and history. The bus was very comfortable. The meal was better than expected. Overall ir as a great tour. I would do it again.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2019
Great value for the price; however, we never got the free water, so don’t pay the $10 extra. A ton of expected tipping, so bring a bunch of singles. EVERYONE expects tips (Dancers, Servers, people providing tequila samples, all the tour guides). A long day, so make sure to bring a bunch of water. All in all a very fun day and would recommend!!
• Submitted 16 Jul 2019
The trip was very good, well organized and the guides were very knowledgeable and funny. Nothing was too much trouble for them, always helpful. The best part of the trip was Chichén Itzá, the cenote and Valladolid. Would have loved to stay longer in Valladolid. Lunch was great too :)
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Nice TRIP! RAfael was funny
• Submitted 28 Aug 2018
Nice TRIP! RAfael was funny
• Submitted 28 Aug 2018
Very friendly and knowledge guide . Definitely worth a try
• Submitted 17 Jul 2018
Great trip! Would do it again in a heartbeat.
• Submitted 21 May 2018
A great way to see an amazing historical site - highly recommended.
• Submitted 16 May 2018
What an AMAZING Experience, this was partly because of our tour guide Raphael. He made the trip and long van ride fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything while bringing you into the conversation effortlessly. Although more time would have been nice to explore the ruins, you can still see it all if you hurry! The staff at EKNX surpassed my expectations. The driver was very professional, always on time and you will always feel safe with him. I believe his name was Javier. This trip is highly recommended!
• Submitted 07 May 2018
Excellent experience. The guide was well informed, professional, and simpatico. The driver was also excellent. This was a nice way of getting a little immersed in both the Mayan and Mexican cultures. Without our guide, we would not have learned to significance of Mayan architecture, culture, religion, and advanced physics. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 02 May 2018
Simply wonderful
• Submitted 06 Apr 2018
This was one of the best tours we could have done! What a great experience. We learnt so much! The food was amazing! The tour guides were on point! We would for sure recommend this tour to anybody thinking about it!
• Submitted 01 Apr 2018
Nice coach with experienced tour guide
• Submitted 30 Mar 2018
Incredible history lesson! Marco our guide is of Mayan descent and he had so much energy, passion, and information to share with us. We truly enjoyed out visit to one of the great wonders of the world.
• Submitted 29 Mar 2018
Ricardo was an absolute delight. SO knowledgeable- we learned loads on this trip! The bus was air-conditioned and comfortable, Valladolid was a quick stop but very interesting. Lunch at Kaua was delicious! Chichen Itza was even better than I expected - Ricardo lead us around to explain the history and the significance of the different structures there are no signs or placards or anything there. Fascinating! Our last stop was at Ik Kil cenote- this could have potentially been an incredible experience, but it was SO crowded by the time we got there. You have an hour to explore once you get off the bus, but by the time you wait in line to change into your swim suit, then wait in line for a locker, then shower and make your descent down to the water which at 3 or 4 pm is like a mosh-pit... hordes of people climbing over each other in 150 foot deep water, it's time to go back up and change back into dry clothes! Cenotes are probably best experienced in smaller groups... but everything else about this tour was top-notch and I am thrilled my family and I had the opportunity to experience it
• Submitted 17 Mar 2018
This tour was above and beyond my expectations. The tour company was on time for pick up and did a wonderful job keeping all of the events of the day on schedule. It was a big, action packed day of sight seeing and history. The Mayan lunch spot was terrific! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to experience Mayan history.
• Submitted 13 Mar 2018
Great one day trip. Our guide, Susanna was amazing and she provided a lot of information. Our driver, Samuel was a very safe driver and also kind. We learnt about the Mayans. Chichen itza is beautiful. Lunch buffet was authentic and delicious. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 06 Mar 2018
We were picked up on time from our hotel and put in a van that was collecting us. Then they transported us onto a tour bus that had more leg room Thank goodness! and a bathroom. We thought we would sleep on the way but instead our guild Ricardo started briefing us and getting to know us. His English was excellent. He spoke in Spanish too. Not long into the tour he got a call from another bus who was having air conditioning problems and told us we would be taking on new passengers. Also another guild, Martin. From that point Martin took over. He didn't have the personality Ricardo had and his english wasn't nearly as good. I had to really concentrate on what he was staying to understand him. They took us to an old town and gave us 30 mins to see 2 places then loaded us up and brought us to the lunch place which was also they place they walked us through venders to buy stuff. Lunch was good even for a vegetarian. Then we got to Chichen Itza! There Martin filled us in on the main ruin, then walked us to about 5 others, at each one explaining what it was used for. Then they gave us 45 mins to walk around by ourselves before getting back on the bus. From there they took us to the ceremonial Cenote to play around for an hour. The places were beautiful and they gave us a LOT of info.
• Submitted 04 Mar 2018
This tour was great. It was a packed itinerary with quick stops at Valladolid and the cenote but both were worth it. I thought the lunch was very tasty. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided great context for visiting the ruins.
• Submitted 01 Mar 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 23 Feb 2018
This trip was such a great value! After being picked up we went to a mayan town and then another where had a delicious buffet before heading to Chichen Itza. Ricardo our guide had so much knowledge! After this we went to the cenote for an hour. I recommend bringing something for the long bus rides!
• Submitted 22 Feb 2018

In Brief

Cancún, Mexico
12 hours


Day trip (destination A to B)
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Led by a local guide
All entrance fees included

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