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Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun

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Cancun, Mexico

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

This full-day tour from Cancun packs a sightseeing punch—see Valladolid, a 16th-century colonial city, visit the ancient Maya civilization of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO Site, and have a chance to participate in an ancient Mayan purification ritual of Temazcal guided by a real shaman. In the archaeological zone, admire the Kukulkan pyramid and the Temple of Warriors. A guide explains the cultural importance of the landmarks you stroll past. Spend leisurely time relaxing in the peaceful cenote of Ik-Kil. With round-trip hotel transport, this is a hassle-free experience you don’t want to miss.
  • Tour of Chichen Itza, Ik-Kil cenote, and Valladolid from Cancun
  • Discover the archaeological wonders of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Swim in the tranquil Ik-Kil cenote and visit Valladolid, Yucatán’s third-largest city
  • Participate in a Temazcal ritual led by a real shaman
  • Hear about Maya history and culture from a guide
  • Round-trip hotel transport included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour makes covering these top Yucatan attractions easier (and less expensive) than trying to arrange transportation independently, especially if you're traveling with your family or large groups. Bring a few pesos if you want to rent a locker or life jacket for easy floating at the cenote.
Pick up & drop-off, transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Professional certificated bilingual guide
Lunch (regional buffet)
Guided visit to Chichen-Itza & free time there, visit to the cenote Ik-Kil & free time there
All Taxes & Fees, no extra or hidden charges
Brief Temazcal purification ritual with a real shaman (optional to participate in)
Drinks, unless specified
13USD/per person extra fee for pick up from Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Akumal.
Temazcal part for the option of the tour with the pick up from Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel lobby in Cancun hotel zone; for downtown hotels/accommodations in Cancun we offer several meeting points; and meeting point in Puerto Juarez Ultramar for Isla Mujeres hotels. Pick up from All-Inclusive Hotels on Riviera Maya, Akumal and Tulum is included. For Hotels in Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Playacar and Tulum we offer several meeting points. Please make sure you mentioned your hotel/accommodation details when making a booking. Please contact local supplier at least 48 hours before the tour to confirm your pick up time.

Departure Time

7:00 AM
After early morning hotel pickup, travel with your guide to Valladolid, Yucatán’s third-largest city also called the Sultaness of the East. Get to know this quiet 16th-century city on a guided tour. Then enjoy a chance to participate in the ancient Mayan purification ritual of Temazcal guided by a real shaman.

Then, head to the UNESCO-listed Chichen Itza, the city-cradle of ancient Mayans. During this tour, explore the area and gain insight into its top landmarks, including the Kukulkan pyramid, an astronomical observatory, and the ball court. Learn about the dangerous game of pok-ta-pok played by warriors. You’ll also have free time to enjoy Chichen Itza on your own.

Take a break from sightseeing with a swim in Ik-Kil, an underground cenote before ending the tour with drop-off at your Cancun hotel in the evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Valladolid
Visit to Valladolid where you'll spend about 20 minutes in the center of the colonial city built in 16th century.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chichen Itza
2.5-hour historical tour in one of the most famous ancient Yucatan cities - Chichen Itza.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cenote Ik kil
One complete hour of refreshing swim on one of the most beautiful sinkholes in a cenote called Ik-Kil.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Bring towels, sunscreen and sunglasses, remember to use biodegradable sunscreen.
  • You may want to bring a light sweater or jacket as it could get cold on the transportation on our way to Chichén Itzá and back.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers, flip flops are not recommended for the archaeological site.
  • Don’t bring tripod for your camera, as it is not allowed to get these inside the Mayan Ruins.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • You must contact local supplier at least 24 hours before your product date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation. Use the contact details on your confirmation/voucher.
  • This tour is available only from Cancun. Please don´t forget to specify your accommodation name and/or address in the booking.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It was extremely HOT with very little shade so it’s best to bring an umbrella." See review
  • "Would definitely recommend bringing a hat/umbrella to Chichen Itza as there is minimal shade and stock up on water!" See review
  • "If you are in the Cancun or Rivera Maya area, this will be a very long day for you." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great day trip!
Janette_O
, Mar 2020
This was a very enjoyable day trip! We were picked up on time and after an hour of getting everyone on board we drove towards Chichen Itza. First stop was a large souvenir shop and lunch stop. Food was good and if you want to shop here is a good place although Chichen Itza is full of stalls where you can buy any souvenirs very cheap. The tour was in Spanish and English and our guide Tino swapped between the two easily. At Chichen Itza we were put in an English speaking tour which was great as it went for an hour and we were given lots of information. Ik Lil Cenote was beautiful although it is very crowded. Still we had a quick swim before we continued on to Valladolid. This is the one place we could have had a bit more time to look around however it seems most tours only do a short stop here of about 30 minutes. Overall it was a great trip and took about 12 hours, so arrived back at our hotel in time for dinner.
star-5
Excellent Tour!
Lisa_J
, Mar 2020
We had an amazing time! Our tour guide did such an amazing job translating between English and Spanish, and really made it enjoyable (and fun!) for all of us. We highly recommend this tour! It’s a long day, full of wonderful site seeing and learning more about the Mayan history. Thank you so much!
star-3
Tour is great, pushing to buy things is not
rauhamor
, Mar 2020
Our pick up was timely. Our guide Ruben was extremely knowledgeable, had great English + Spanish and was the best part of our tour. He explained things very well about Chichen Itza. The cenotes were absolutely beautiful and refreshing. Food was buffet style and okay. The reason that we dropped stars is because this says “no hidden fees” which was a motivating factor for purchasing this tour as we’ve all had tours where “shopping” or extra fees have been pushed on us. We were disappointed that they tried to swindle us into buying $21USD “Birth certificates” and $18USD liquor with our photo on it on the bus. Had they done one or the other it may have been okay but pushing both made us feel like cash cows rather than guests. I’ve seen many other reviews that say they did not enjoy the tourist trap “shopping stop” and we agree. It took less than five minutes to go through the store, yet we had 25 minutes (the same amount of time we had in Valladolid).
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Travelers, First of all, thank you for booking with us. We are glad to hear, that you liked our guide service and enjoyed the tour´s logistics overall. As you said, our tour really does include all the fees and taxes, there are no hidden fees at all. All the entrance fees, taxes, lunch, everything described in the "included" area is included in the tour price and you are not charged additionally for any of that. As for the shopping, it is not obligatory and can´t be described as hidden charge, because it is not mandatory and you don´t necessarily need to participare in the shopping at all. We do not in any way oblige you to make a purchase, it is up to you to decide whether you buy a souvenir or not. Please don´t hesitate to contact us, if there is anything else we can help you with. Best regards,  Mariia Kireeva  OlMar Travel Mexico
star-5
Historical marvel
NCK
, Mar 2020
Fantastic experience with our very knowledgeable guide, Galo. You get a really good understanding of how the mayans lived, the history of their cities and civilization. Incredible.
star-5
Great Trip
Barb
, Mar 2020
Ruben was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and entertaining with his presentation. We learned alot about the Mynas and their history. I would recommend him to anyone. Our driver Victor was also great. Everything was on time and comfortable.
star-3
Good, but too many people.
zorayacarty
, Feb 2020
Only thing I didn’t like about this tour was there were too many people on the tour, close to 40 people. The reason why I booked this tour is cuz it said maximum of 15 people.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Traveler, Thank you for your feedback. We must highlight, that nowhere in the description of the product you booked there is a mention, that it is a small group tour (15 people). Could you please provide us with the link you booked the tour from so we can check the information? For all our travelers who feel strongly about certain tour properties like the number of people on the tour, etc we usually recommend to contact us before the tour to clarify all the doubts. You may find our contact details in your tour voucher. Best regards, Mariia Kireeva
star-5
Everything!
hill5361
, Jan 2020
Pickup was on time. It’s a large group so you travel on a bus. Driver was good felt safe the whole ride. Esther the host did a great job. It’s a long day but totally worth it! Had a tour of the ruins then a hour to explore. Nice amount of time at the cenote. Then little bit of time to out Valladolid the church there was cool. The order and amount of time for the activities is perfect highly recommend.
star-5
recommended
sura2020
, Jan 2020
very good tour. guide mavarado and his team engaged us very well. speaks good english and driver victor was very prompt and helpful too. overall recommended
star-5
Very well organized tour
Y141TQsofiac
, Jan 2020
The time spent in the different locations was perfect - not too long , not too short. In Chichen Itza the local guide was very knowledgeable. All together the tour was excellent - recommended!
star-5
Great Day!
Miranda E
, Jan 2020
We had a great time with our tour guide. He was knowledgeable and funny. This was a great value for the money. This is a FULL day tour. Plan to be gone from 7 in the morning to well after 8 p.m.

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