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Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Coba

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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

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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
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Visit two ancient Maya cities and a beautiful cenote on a full-day trip from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil cenote, and Coba. You’ll learn about the dramatic history and symbolic architecture of Chichen Itza, swim in an underground river, and climb to the top of the tallest Maya pyramid in the Yucatan. This comprehensive tour includes breakfast, lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip transport from your Playa del Carmen hotel.
  • Full-day ruins and cenote tour from Playa del Carmen
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Guided visits at Chichen Itza and Coba
  • Swim in a cenote
  • Breakfast, lunch, and entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Playa del Carmen
Light breakfast (Banana, Cookies and juice)
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Bottled water
Cenote Ik Kil and Coba Ruins Admission
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
Not included Yucatan State Tax Chichen Itza 20 USD per person. Must be paid at the check in

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
For costumers staying in aparments or houses in Playa del Carmen or Cancun we have differents meeting point to pick you up. Custumers staying in Tulum City or Tulum Hotel zone will be pickup in Super Market Super Aki in Tulum city entrance at 06:00AM.

Departure Time

6:30 AM
Get an early start on the day with pickup at your hotel in Playa del Carmen, then travel to the ancient city of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A light breakfast of fruit, cookies, and juice will be served during the trip. Upon arrival in the city, begin a guided tour of the Chichen Itza’s most important sites, from the pyramid of Kulkulkan to ball courts, an astronomical observatory, and “La Iglesia,” an ornate temple.

When the tour of Chichen Itza concludes, continue to Ik Kil cenote, a sinkhole in the limestone rock of the Yucatan Peninsula. Descend a staircase past streaming vines, then swim in the fresh water at the bottom of the cavern. Refuel for an afternoon of exploring with lunch at a restaurant by the cenote.

The final stop of the day is at the Coba ruins, once a sprawling city of 50,000 inhabitants covering 31 square miles (80 square kilometers). You’ll see the remnants of sac bé, the white roads that linked buildings and cities at the height of the Maya world, then head to Nohoch Mul pyramid, one of the few Maya pyramids than can still be climbed. After your time at Coba, begin the return trip to Playa del Carmen, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chichen Itza
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 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cenote Ik kil
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
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Zona Arqueologica de Coba
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
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Yalku Tours

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  • 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.

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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 Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Coba?
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 Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Coba.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Coba?
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 Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Coba.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Coba?
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 Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Coba.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Coba?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Coba.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Coba?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Coba.

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Traveler Tips


  • "There's no need to take snorkelling gear for this cenote." See review

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Kathy_kim
, Mar 2020
Horrible experience! If you want to be in a van for hours picking up and dropping off people then by all means book this excursion. This was 15 hours!!! 4 hours driving back to drop off everyone. They don’t coordinate Cancun and Playa hotels. They picked us up at 6:15am first and dropped us off last at 9:00 pm!! Ridiculous! Breakfast was not provided as mentioned. Sites were good. Too much time spent swimming
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Nice tour to occupy your day
Alexandru_T
, Feb 2020
The tour was very nice and occupied us the entire day. We were lucky to find chichen itza almost empty early in the morning. Enrique our guide knew even the history of Romania:)) very well informed, thanks for all the tips. The cenote wasn’t worth it, too crowded.
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Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Coba
Laurie_D
, Feb 2020
This is our first Time in Mexico, we are from Vancouver British Columbia Canada and we had a phenomenal time with this company! The tour guide Alfredo was spectacular and knowledgeable, we learned so much and this is so worth every penny to go to all three areas with a guide!
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Amazing!
jdrevniok
, Jan 2020
This tour was great! The guide was amazing, knowledgeable, and super friendly! I would definitely recommend this tour!
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A full day of adventures!
melissamakin21
, Jan 2020
We had a great time! It was exactly what we were hoping for. We were picked up when we were supposed to be, we had a great guide who gave us a lot of good info, (but didn’t go on and on, so we had time to explore) and our driver was awesome! We lucked out and had nice weather for all of the activities as well. I would definitely recommend going on this tour! Thanks!
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Amazing places!
szandrad_ral
, Jan 2020
We loved this trip! Our guide, Mario was funny and gave us a lot of information of every place we visited. The only "problem" was that we didn't have enough time at Chichen Itza, as the place is huge (you would need a couple more hours for that).
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The best if your wanting to see several things in one day
Sylvain I
, Dec 2019
This is a great tour if your looking to see several things in one day. They also provide you with lunch and just the right amount of time for everything. Our tour guide was okay, his English was good but not perfect so you have to pay close attention when he’s speaking about the history and on the bus.
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Excellent Experience
Farzana759
, Dec 2019
It was an excellent selection of places all bundled up in one guided tour. Enrique, our tour guide was beyond amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable, beyond expectation. He gave us so much detailed information and history that we will not forget the experience. I would highly recommend to anyone I know.
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cucu647
, Oct 2019
The tour guides were excellent. The tour was good would recommend. The only thing is I wish the itinerary would have stated that the buffet during the tour doesn't include beverages and that it is an extra charge. Also for the Cenote the life jackets are extra would make the tour better if this was already included in the price when booking this tour.
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Great tour, Jorje was awesome
Bicesterite
, Jun 2019
I cannot recommend his enough, yes, it's a long day, but one day out of your vacation/Holiday to see Chichen Itza is well worth it. The tour of Chichen Itza was amazing but warm, there is shade under trees around the perimeter of the site but the main plaza of very open. We were lucky as it was cloudy which made the visit much easier. From there we went to Ik Kil Cenote for a swim and a few jumps off the 'cliff' into the very cool water, needed and enjoyed by all! After the swim came a buffet lunch which wasn't amazing but was good enough and plentiful, drinks had to be paid for but were not expensive, 50 pesos for a 'Sol' cevesa, 40 pesos for an fizzy orange / soda. From there we went to Coba, it's a big site so bicycles are available to hire for 50 pesos, it was great to gently pedal around (or two people can jump on a trike taxi for 125 pesos for 1.5 hours). Climbing the pyramid and looking across the jungle was amazing and my reason for coming to Mexico in the first place, it's a steep climb but the veiw from the top is well worth effort. Our guide was Jorje and our driver was Miguel, both were brilliant. Yes, it's hot. You are in Mexico, what do you expect? If you are considering booking this trip STOP... JUST BOOK IT NOW!

Product code: 29537P21

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