Discover the mysteries of ancient Mayan civilization on a spectacular full-day tour to Chichen Itza Archaeological Site, in a journey that will take from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya to the colonial city of Merida. Enter the archeological site through a private entrance with an expert guide and explore significant structures like the iconic Kukulcan Pyramid. You can also access Viator's exclusive hospitality suite to relax before the tour. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and refresh your self in a swimming pool before getting drop off service to Merida city.
Your excursion begins with a pick up service aboard a 16 seater Mercedes Benz Van (small groups for luxurious comfort) from the lobbies of all major Cancun and Riviera Maya hotels. Arriving at the Mayaland Hotel, you will head directly to the archaeological site through a private entrance. A certified tour guide will take you on a 2 hour tour, exploring the secrets of the ancient Mayan Civilization. Your guide will explain the historical significance of all the most important constructions such as the Observatory, the Nunnery, La Iglesia and Akab Dzib.
After this, you will continue to the main plaza, where the famous Temple of Kukulcan is located (El Castillo or the Pyramid), the remarkable Ball Game Court, the Temple of the Jaguars, the Platform of Eagles and Jaguars, The Platform of Venus, the Tzompantli, the Temple of the Warriors and its adjacent Temple of the 1,000 columns. You will have time to discover the site on your own, so move at your own pace, admire the monuments, and take pictures.
After your first visit to the ruins, regroup to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Mayaland Hotel. During lunch you will be entertained by traditional Yucatan music and dance performances by the Mayaland regional ballet. After lunch you may choose to return to the ruins, take a dip in the pool, access Viator's hospitality suite, relax on a lounge chair or stroll through the hotel's tropical gardens. Optional activities like bike riding or horseback riding are available at the hotel at a nominal fee.
You will depart from Chichen Itza to go to the colonial city of Merida where you will have drop off service at the major hotels.