Get to know one of the 7 Marvels of the Modern world and visit the colonial city of Valladolid, learn about the intellectual development of the Mayans, their beliefs and cosmogony; admire their architecture, beautiful sculptures, and carvings.
Afterwards swim at a cenote, considered sacred by the Maya, they are reservoirs of pure, crystal clear water. At lunch, our expert guide will explain the legends and history of Yucatan while your taste buds go wild with the broad variety of flavors, spices and colors of our traditional gastronomy!
In our city tour you will'recognize our Spanish heritage'in the colonial'Valladolid: the Government Palace, San Bernardino Monastery and the main church at the park, where we will offer you thousands of opportunities for great pictures!
Get picked up from your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel bright and early (6am is the'recommended start time to "beat the heat"), then travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for around 2 hours until you reach the ancient Maya city'of Chichen Itza ' a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. Explore the ruins with your private guide during'a comprehensive, 2.5-hour tour.'
Next, cool off by plunging into the clear, fresh water of a cenote: an underground swimming pool created by natural cave formations. Admire 65-million-year-old stalactites and stalagmites'as you swim and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.
After you've finished swimming, sit down to a traditional lunch at a "locals-only" restaurant. Tuck into traditional Yucatan dishes before'taking a guided city tour of colonial Valladolid.'Snap photos of the Government Palace and San Bernardino Monastery before return transport to your hotel.