Full-Day Guided Tour of Chichen Itza Mayan Archaeological Site and Cenote Swimming from Cancun

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Full-Day Guided Tour of Chichen Itza Mayan Archaeological Site and Cenote Swimming from Cancun
from USD $75.90
Explore Chichen Itza with a bilingual, certified guide to bring the history and culture of this 1,500 year old Mayan city to life through the myths, legends, architecture and history at one of the most important archaeological sites in Mexico.

Admire one of The Seven Wonders of the World on our Tour to Chichen Itza from Cancun. Enjoy a guided tour to the archeological site Chichen Itza on a comfortable and air conditioned coach, where you'll be amazed with Kukulcan pyramid. Cool off yourself swimming in a cenote and enjoy a delicious buffet of Yucatecan food. Chichen Itza tour ends with a Valladolid City panoramic tour
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In Brief

Cancun, Mexico
12 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chichen Itza Mexico

Guided tour at the Chichen Itza archaeologic site, and also free time to wander around by yourself.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Hacienda Selva Maya, Carretera Federal, Valladolid - Merida Km. 3.5, 97780 Valladolid, Yuc., Mexico

Swim in a cenote

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Plaza e Parque Francisco Canton, Casco Historico, Valladolid 97780 Mexico

Short visit to the historical town of Valladolid Yucatan

Duration: 20 minutes


  • Certified bilingual guide (English or Spanish)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Cancun hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (for hotel pickup only)
  • Transport by Deluxe motor couch (for the journey to Chichen Itza)
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Visit to Valladolid
  • Visit to a Cenote
  • Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
  • Entry/Admission - Hacienda Selva Maya


  • Drinks during lunch (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • INAH tax fee (Children 3 years and under)

Departure Time

6:50 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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.
  • Children ages 3 years and under have to pay for the INAH tax fee ($70 MXN or $4 USD).
  • It is recommended that you wear light clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit and towel for the visit to the cenote
  • It is recommended that you bring cash and a credit card for souvenirs and personal expenses
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

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

People are very kind and prepared. Everything is so organized. They really know what they do. I really recommend their service. It was excellent.
• Submitted 25 Jul 2019
This tour was really worth the money a lot of info given by Jorge who had a lot of knowledge and kept us interested also the rest of the team were very good and helpful it is a long day but very enjoyable the only thing that let this experience down was the constant being constantly being asked to spend money and tipping which was no fault of the tour guides. I wouldn’t let this put you off to much as tipping is always optional
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Went to Cancun spring break 2k19 and this trip was my favorite part for sure! I would recommend bringing a backpack with a good amount of water, some bathing suits, towels and sunscreen. Bring a little money Incase you want to buy something while you visit, but you don’t technically need it, we spent very little. I did research before going and was so excited to see all the stuff up close, and going off the beaten path at the sight will lead you to see some diverse structures you probably won’t read about. There is no way to see it all with your time there. But you will have time to see a lot. Worth the money! You’ll be glad to have a day where you did something More than getting drunk at a pool bar.
• Submitted 15 Apr 2019
Great tour. Picked us from our hotel, took us to the coach bus. Tourguide explained history of chichen itza and gave us time to sleep. Had lunch at mayan village. At Chichen itza, guide explained to us more of the site’s history. And gave us time to explore The place on our own. We stayed there for 2.5hrs. Then went to cenote- that was a lot of fun but 50minutes is not enough. Life vest is mandatory and i recommend getting a locker too. Passed by at a Colonial village where there are lots of vendors selling local delicacies. Churos elotes, and coconut icecream were good. On the way back, we were given time to take a nap.
• Submitted 01 Apr 2019
Chichen Itza is a must to visit. The tour includes a stop at the colonial town of Valladolid, and of course a dip at a Cenote. The tour was great, all staffs are polite, and helpful. It’s a great experience. We made friends on our trip. Unforgettable.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2018
the tour guide was very informative about the mayan culture and history. It was a very hot day but worth the experience to go. the small vendors are very pushy to have you buy things but willing to negotiate prices. the cenote zahamal was just AMAZING and refreshing to end the day wished we had more time to be there. would deff recomment to do this tour
• Submitted 27 Sep 2018
It was an awesome day tour. Chichen Itza was the highlight of the day and the visit to the cenotes was top-notch. I wish we have more time swimming but its all good. The local lunch was delicious and filling but I really don't care for the shopping area stop. Overall great tour every dime.
• Submitted 08 Sep 2018
Our tour guide Jorge, assistant and bus driver were all amazing. My husband, two kids(7 and 8) and I all like loved it! We visited a small Mayan reserve to have a buffet lunch, Jorge guided us through Chichen Itza and provided wonderful information, we swam in a cenote and finished the day at a small town. I only wish we had more time to spend at each but understand the time constraints since we got to see so much.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2018
Highly recommended for anyone that wants to learn about the Maya culture, and Chichen Iza. Food was amazing!!
• Submitted 08 Aug 2018
I loved the tour and the bus ride was very comfortable did have a very informative and patient guide .. Bonus was the lunch at the small village near chichen itza where we stopped before heading to pyramid.. Overall, tour operator were punctual, friendly and professional. and the ride and other arrangements were done very well. Thanks
• Submitted 31 Jul 2018
The cenotes would have been more enjoyable if we had more time. It takes a bit of time to undress and store items in lockers then to get dried redressed and back on bus was a task. Do consider giving customers a little more time!
• Submitted 12 Jul 2018
The tour guild was great and my family and I had a wonderful time in Cancun. There is so much to see in Cancun that you simply run out of time to do all the things that Cancun has to offer, I would love to come back and visit this part of Mexico again someday.
• Submitted 12 Jul 2018
Hot ! Lol..but an overall great visit. The sites were amazing. Great tour guides and great food at the local stop.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
Fantastic guides. We learned so much about the Mayan culture. We thought we were just getting transportation and a guide at Chichen Itza, but the whole day was guided. It was a real cultural experience of the Yucatan. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
The tour guide was super funny and the entire tour was very organized from beginning to end. I'd strongly recommend this tour!!!
• Submitted 05 Jul 2018
Great Tour, Well Priced. Hotel Pick-up is prompt. I was a few minutes late getting to the hotel lobby for pick up and almost missed it. I learned a lot about Mayan culture and enjoyed seeing Chichen Itza.
• Submitted 20 Jun 2018
Love, love love!! So much was done during this tour. Awesome staff , truly proud and passionate people. Very informative. Lunch was great, it was a buffet style with so many option. Chichen Itza was amazing!! Would highly recommend!
• Submitted 21 May 2018
Alex was our guide and he is just amazing! We could not have had a better experience. He as attentive and informative all the time. I would do it again any time!
• Submitted 18 Apr 2018
Alex is an amazing guide! He spoke both English and Spanish with no accent and introduced everything. Though we spend some time in the Maya shop, but no one push you to buy things if you don't want to. It was a great experience.
• Submitted 16 Apr 2018
Excellent trip. Our guide Raimondo was excellent. Half the price of what hotels charge you.
• Submitted 08 Apr 2018
My family and I enjoyed the tour immensely, despite the sales events that took place several times. The tour guide was wonderful, but the stops were made out to be for the local Mayans. We all appreciated hearing about the locals and meeting them in person, but others might feel the stories contrived. You can always choose NOT to buy the local liqueur and NOT to pay for the local shaman to bless you. The visits to Chichen Itza and Valladolid were on our own, and we would have liked more time to explore the latter. This same tour was available for several different prices, so shop around. Perhaps ours, being cheaper than other tours, spent a bit more time dropping off people at various hotels at the end, although pick-up was only at a couple of places.
• Submitted 28 Mar 2018
This is the most AMAZING tour I have taken while visiting Mexico. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and focused on ensuring that everyone had a great experience. He spoke in English and Spanish and continued to point out key historical factors as well as misconceptions that many people have regarding the Mayan and Mexican Cultures! I give everyone a 100 job well done!!!! I recommend that you take this tour because of the costs, features, and experience of the guides! I felt safe and I will surely visit and use this tour company again!
• Submitted 25 Mar 2018
Our tour guide Jose was AWESOME. water and snacks for $ on the bus. Long day. Have lots of $1 and $5 for tipping! Food very good. The cenote was FUN! Have a waterproof camera! Chilly water but good since it was hot that day. Very fun for everyone but a long day!
• Submitted 21 Mar 2018
Jorge was an amazing guide to have during this tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and I appreciated getting to learn about another culture. I really liked/appreciated the shaman ritual we got to participate in as well as the traditional yucatan meal we were graciously served. The cenote that I visited on this tour was one of the best ones I had gone to and Chichen Itza itself was a sight to behold. I met some great people along the way, all in all it was an unforgettable day trip. Thanks again to Jorge and his hardworking staff for putting this phenomenal tour together!
• Submitted 19 Mar 2018

In Brief

Cancun, Mexico
12 hours

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