During this tour of Chichen Itza, a certified guide will provide you with a thorough explanation about the ancient Maya culture, their government, religion, calendar, rituals and much more. Plus, you'll get to swim in an impressive cenote and visit Valladolid.
Chichen Itza (chee-chehn eet-sah) in Maya, was a sacred city of the Itza and the name literally means: "mouth of the well of the Itza". located 75 miles east of Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan, Mexico. This archaeological site is rated among the most important of the Maya culture and covers an area of approximately six square miles where hundreds of buildings once stood. Now most are mounds but more than thirty may still be seen by tourists.
The pick- up in Cancun and Riviera Maya (major hotels) starts at 7am. You will transported first class to one of the Seven Wonders of the World on your way to the Mayan temples of Chichen Itza. You will go through the colonial city of Valladolid, before arriving in Chichen Itza. You will explore the history and culture of one of the most amazing civilizations in the world on a one hour guided tour, and you will have time on your own to explore the temples.
When you are hungry you will enjoy a delicious buffet. It's going to be hot, so an optional sinkhole swim can be taken too. Once you cool off you will be taken back to your hotel.