Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil and Coba Ruins from Cancun

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Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil and Coba Ruins from Cancun
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The famous archaeological site of Chichen Itza, cenote Ik Kil and the Mayan ruins of Coba in one incredible Yucatan day trip from Cancun.

Visiting Chichen Itza is a “must do” for your Cancun vacation, explore the ancient Mayan ruins with an expert guide and learn all about this fascinating civilization. Discover well-preserved structures like the Kukulkan Pyramid and the Observatory, Your Yucatan excursion continues with a swim in the Ik Kil cenote, a stunning natural limestone sinkhole.

Your excursion continues with a guided tour of the Coba Mayan ruins, ride a bicycle to the Nohoch Mul pyramid where you can climb to the top for incredible views! Lunch, beverages and transportation included.
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In Brief

Location:
Cancun, Mexico
Country:
Mexico
Duration:
12 to 13 hours
Operates:
Monday and Thursday
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Hotel pickup included
Lunch included
Small-group tour
Led by a local guide
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Merida, Chichen Itza 97751 Mexico

After boarding the transportation at your hotel and a technical stop of 10 minutes, we’ll begin the route towards our first destination, Chichén Itzá.

The main building is the Kukulkan Castle, known as The Pyramid. It is an icon of the astronomical, architectural, mathematical and engineering knowledge and, together with the platforms, they tell us about the past, with their many sculptures and representations of feathered serpents and Chaac masks, the majestic god of rain that lives in the sacred cenote.

Other places like the monumental Ball Game, The Astronomical Observatory, also known as The Snail and the area of The Church are worth admiring, thanks to their masks from the Mayan classic period. Come and explore with us this World Cultural Heritage Site!

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Cenote Ik kil, Carretera Costera del Golfo 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97757 Mexico

The second stop of the day is The place of the wind, Cenote Ik Kil. This is one of the accidents caused by the impact of a meteorite against the Yucatan Peninsula and it was an essential part for the active life of Chichen Itzá. Nowadays, it’s open to the public for the delight of visitors from all around the world.

Swimming in the waters of Cenote Ik kil is sharing part of an ancient purification in a place that Mayans considered the perpetual dwelling of Chaac, god of the water and the rain. Cooling off in its waters is entering the eternity, being reborn and rejuvenating in an ancestral mysticism.

Also, it is an official site for world cliff diving due to its waters, which are 60 meters deep. We will have lunch at the restaurant of the cenote.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Zona Arqueologica de Coba, Coba 77793 Mexico

Afterwards, we’ll resume our tour towards Cobá. It is a 1-hour journey to arrive to a place which it’s considered one of the most important cities in the period of glory of the Mayan civilization. With about 50,000 inhabitants at its peak and a total area of 80 km2, there are many iconographic power monuments in its representations and internal and external zac beoobs (white paths) that connect buildings and cities among themselves. The longest path is runs 100 kilometers and reaches Yaxuna, another Mayan city.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Light breakfast (Banana, Cookies and juice)
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
  • Entry/Admission - Cenote Ik kil
  • Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueologica de Coba

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Not included the Yucatan State Tax ChichenItza. 20 USD per person. Must to be paid at the cheking in

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
The afternoon before to the tour we´ll provide to you the pick up time in your hotel lobby. If you are in an aparment we´ll provide the nearest meeting point to pick you up.

Returns To

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • It is recommended that you bring Sports shoes, Sandals or flip flops, Swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, hat, Biodegradable sunscreen and mosquito repellent, a Camera and Mexican Pesos in cash for expenses and tips
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 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 4.52 out of 5 based on the last 21 recent reviews

Everything went according to plan. Had 9 people in my group so it was easy to get around and not have to always wait on a bunch of stragglers. Van was comfortable enough for the long rides and our guide was great and gave us lots of little tidbits of info. Lunch was good with plenty of options on a buffet and plenty of time to sit and relax.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Yuri was our host and was amazing. He was super informative, kept a good schedule so that got everything in and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. The day was amazing!
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
We did not have much time for long visits to these attractions so this trip was ideal for us. Our guide, george, was fabulous, very informative, nothing was too much trouble for him. We felt well looked after all day. So if you want a packed day out with loads of interesting facts, this is the tour for you.
• Submitted 24 Apr 2019
Awesome tour! I highly recommend it. SERGIO, our tour guide was amazing, kind, and had a wealth of knowledge about the ruins!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2019
At first glance when the site noted this was a 12 hour tour I was a little hesitate to book it because I have an attention span of a gnat. But I'm glad I took a chance. Around 4 hours of that time is the drive back and fourth and we spent just the right amount of time at each location. We also arrived in Chichen Itza early which allowed us to beat the crowd and the heat because we left before the hottest point of the day. Went to lunch. Had a refreshing dip in the Cenote and ended our day in the shaded area of Coba. Sergio was our guide and he was amazing, extremely knowledgeable and delight to be around.
• Submitted 05 Mar 2018
My husband and I loved this tour. Our guide Sergio did an excellent job!! He was very helpful during all trip and unswered all questions that we had. Swimming in a cave was fan really recommend not to skip it, cave is 50m deep!!!!! But you can rent a live vest for only 1.88USD and enjoy it. Sergio also had water, juice and snacks so no need to bring a lot of heavy staff with you. Wear a comfy shoes, you will walk a lot. I really loved this tour!!!
• Submitted 18 Feb 2018
Fantastic tour , guide was knowledgeable, bus was clean and comfortable , enough time at each stop. Our family had a truly wonderful Day. Thank You!
• Submitted 01 Feb 2018
This trip was incredible. I highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking about how they are going to jam so many cool things into one day. It was highly organized, the guides were professional and extremely knowledgable, and we got to see so much. It was very reasonably priced, especially for everything we got to see and experience.
• Submitted 20 Dec 2017
It was a wonderful tour for my fiancee and me! Our driver, Orlando Morales, was great and very professional! He was very helpful. Our guide, Pablo Acosta, was a wealth of information. Our experience helped us to better understand and appreciate the Mayan civilization. Also, they were both very funny and had a great rapport with one another. Thank you!
• Submitted 05 Nov 2017
Picked up on time as arranged, the driver Orlando was excellent very friendly and helpful. When we met up with the other travellers and our guide Geraldo. Geraldo was an excellent guide and the long journey was helped a lot by his commentary and detailed knowledge of the Mayan culture. At every stop Orlando was on hand to advise and help. The day was excellent, it is a long trip but with Orlando and Geraldo it was managed perfectly. The ruins are very interesting and there is adequate time to view them. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone and can not praise the staff enough. My wife and I would like to thank them again for making a very special and memorable day for us.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
Our trip with Yalku Tours was one for the ages! First of all I want to give a big shout out to Carmen our tour guide and Hugo our tour driver for doing an amazing job! They really made the tour that much better. Carmen did a great job of explaining in English and Spanish for all the people on our tour. Our first stop was Chichen Itza which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and we spent about an hour walking around the sites while she explained everything and we then had about an hour to walk around and take pictures on our own which was really nice. It was very hot and humid and glad we got there early before the big crowds arrived. Our next stop was Cenote Ik Kil which was a natural sinkhole in the middle of the Mayan Jungle which was about a 15min drive from Chichen Itza. This place is truly amazing and was probably the highlight of this tour for me as we got to get in and swim and jump of the ledge in to the water. The place was pretty busy but not too bad where it wasnt enjoyable. I recommend swimming first if you are going to swim and then heading the free buffet lunch which was included. We swam for about thirty minutes and then had about an hour for lunch. The Yucatecan lunch buffet was delicious. We left there very happy. There is also a nice little gift shop you can stop and look around before heading back to the bus. Our final stop was the Mayan ruins of Coba. This was also a truly amazing experience. When you arrive you arrive it is about 1.5 miles to the ruins from the entrance. You have the option of walking, renting bicycles for around 2usd, or renting a taxi where the young men will peddle you over for around 5usd. My sister and I rented the bicycles and it made for a great experience for the two of us. Upon reaching the tallest pyramid of all the Mayan ruins its sight of it is amazing. The best thing is we got to climb to the top of it! I would definitely recommend climbing to the top of it if you are capable because the views are indescribable. It is a very steep and tiring climb but well worth it. On our way riding our bicycles it started to rain very hard and it was GREAT! It made for a story to tell for all times. It was a long day as we left at 6am and got home around 8pm as my sister and I were the last ones to be dropped off. But all in all I would definitely recommend this tour and we definitely got our money worth. This is a once in a lifetime kind of tour and I am blessed and grateful that it was a beautiful day and that I got to spend it with my sister. JUST DO IT! Hopefully you get to do it with Yalku Tours and Carmen and Hugo.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2017
The tour was about 13 hours since we were the first to pick up and last to be dropped off. It was a long day, but well worth it since we were able to see three incredible sites. Pablo was our tour guide, he was very knowledgeable and organized.
• Submitted 01 Jun 2017
Very good tour guide, Sandra was very professional and gave us a lot of interesting information on the main attraction we saw
• Submitted 06 Dec 2016
Excellent tour. The guides were great. Highly recommend it!!!
• Submitted 05 Jul 2016
Hands down the best tour I've done. We were lucky that it was just us and our wonderful tour guide Pablo who was so personable and warm. He showed us some of the amazing features of this site but also gave us plenty of time to explore on our own. Make sure you ask for him!
• Submitted 06 Jun 2016
This tour was really very good! First of all, there were only 6 participants. Our guide Leopoldo was amazing and very knowledgeable, he gave us very good information about the places and managed to answer all questions. Don't hesitate too book this tour, it's a good deal compared to other offers in Cancun.
• Submitted 24 May 2016
Pablo and Orlando were awesome hosts. Both extremely knowledgeable about the sites and surrounding areas, extremely friendly and courteous. The trip was amazing - I did not realize when booking, but it was a small group tour. My mother, sister and I were joined by one other individual in a spacious traveling van with refreshments throughout the day. I would strongly recommend this tour if you would like to see multiple sites in one day during your trip.
• Submitted 26 Apr 2016
Carmen, our tour guide was very knowledge and friendly. We ended up getting a private tour which allowed us to get a tour catered to what we wanted to see. The Coba Ruins were amazing, we had more freedom to explore the area and do more activities, whereas at Chichen Itza we felt like we spent the entire time talking about all of the symbolism and science behind the ruins then actually seeing all of the areas to explore. Overall, it was a great tour and highly recommend it.
• Submitted 13 Dec 2018
I am sure people with interest in anthropology will find this trip very informative and interesting. But the size of Chichen Itza was bit underwhelming. Overall I am happy that I joined this tour.
• Submitted 21 Nov 2019
Let me start by saying my review has absolutely nothing to do w/ the tour guide, but more with the tour company. Everything that went wrong was out of the control of our guide Enrique. We were picked up promptly at 7:15 as we were told the night before. Picked up in a spacious Mercedes van, lots of room, AC working and great condition. Driven to a gas station and swapped to a much smaller van w/ much more people in it. The van had 12 seats, w/ 12 people + bags, no room to move. Enrique began the tour by stating it would be a bilingual tour when we signed up for an English tour. There was 1 couple that spoke Spanish so I’m not sure why the tour had to be catered to them, they should’ve been swapped to another group. We were offered water and bananas early on and off we went. The van was absolutely packed full, and we were stuck in the back with another couple. The AC didn’t reach all the way to the back and it was over 2 hrs to our first stop. Absolutely miserable. Chichen itza was really wonderful, everything I expected it to be. We got there early to avoid the lines and we were heading out just as it really got busy. Enrique provided tons of info, interesting facts and was more than happy to answer any questions and take some pictures. After 2ish hours at chichen it was time to go to ik kil. We were so looking forward to ik kil, the sheer beauty of the place not too mention needing to cool down after being in the hot Mexican sun for so long. Ik kil was so absolutely crammed full you couldn’t even get down the stairs to even think about swimming. We were given 1.5 hrs here to swim and eat. Disappointed we made our way to the restaurant for a buffet lunch since we couldn’t swim. The lunch was delicious but again people were crammed in tight, barely room to move and it was super dark in the restaurant. I almost couldn’t tell what I was eating. We were given 1.5 hrs here, 30 mins walking around and eating and spent the other hour waiting to go. I wish there was a limit to how many tours can come here, we’ll never be able to come back and weren’t able to take advantage of its beauty. Next back into the hot hot van for a 1.5 hr drive to coba, coba was great. Perfect amount of time, we rode the rickshaw to the ruins for $125 pesos and got to climb to the top wonderful! This company needs to be more concerned w/ the comfort of its guests, half the day is spent in the van. We couldn’t move, we couldn’t breathe, just crammed in tight sweating. We will never book w/ this company again. The only saving grace was how compassionate our guide Enrique was. He’s one of the good ones, and I’d recommend him to anyone.
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
Learned quite a bit of the ruin history that we were not aware of. Yri was a very good guide. Lot of driving but worth knocking out in one day. Cenote swim was very welcome break and quite refreshing in between the two sets of ruins.
• Submitted 13 May 2019

In Brief

Location:
Cancun, Mexico
Country:
Mexico
Duration:
12 to 13 hours
Operates:
Monday and Thursday
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Hotel pickup included
Lunch included
Small-group tour
Led by a local guide

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