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Chichen Itza VIP Tour with Lunch Buffet & Tequila Tasting

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Maya cenote swim
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Refresh in a famous Maya cenote
Local, bi-lingual guide
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Exclusive insights from a knowledgeable guide
7 Wonders of the World
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Experience one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World
Tequila tasting
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Enjoy sipping some local spirits


Did someone say ancient Mayan Ruins, Tequila, Buffet, and freshwater cenote in one sentence? While we likely had you at “tequila”, it’s true, that this VIP tour offers an incredible opportunity to experience many of the wonders of the Yucatan jungle and Mexican heritage at once.

Appreciate the history and archaeological accomplishment of Chichen Itza, one of the new 7 wonders of the world. If you’re looking to enjoy a buffet lunch and the chance to try regional tequila before a refreshing swim in an underground freshwater cenote then this 1-day tour will be perfectly rounded out for you.

You will be picked up directly from your hotel and traverse the beautiful Yucatan around 2.5 hours to Chichen Itza. There you will experience a comprehensive guided tour where you’ll learn fascinating information about the Yucatan’s past as you explore various aspects of Chichén Itzá. This 2-3 hour tour allows you to discover the secrets behind the ruins that you would never get on your own or with many other standard tours. You’ll appreciate the Mayan city’s architectural significance with visits to the Warriors’ Temple, El Castillo, and El Caracol. Further, you will get to see the colonial town of Valladolid, a popular city in which to explore the history and culture of the Yucatán Peninsula.

After visiting Valladolid you’ll be treated to an authentic Mexican buffet and tequila tasting to recharge your energy and experience the local flavors. End with a swim in the beautiful Mayan cenote Saamal. Here you will experience this geological marvel and freshwater bathing spot before you return back to your hotel in the late afternoon. This day is an incredible opportunity to experience one of the new seven wonders of the world, immerse yourself in ancient history, and enjoy nature in this Yucatan paradise.

Consider adding a second day of adventuring (you choose the day) to Isla Mujeres and save over 20% on both tours. Book here.

NOTE: The order of events described may change seasonally or based on guide discretion. All times are approximate.

Included In Tour

  • Round transport from your hotel
  • Bilingual Guide (English and Spanish)
  • Chichén Itzá Ticket (not including culure tax)
  • Mexican Buffet lunch (1 drink included)
  • Entry to Cenote
  • Valladolid

Not Included

  • $45/pp culture tax at Chichen Itza
  • Optional tips for gratuities

What's Included

Round transport from most hotels in Cancun
Bilingual Guide (English and Spanish)
Chichén Itzá Ticket (not including culture tax)
Mexican Buffet Lunch
Entry to Cenote
Visit To Valladolid
$45/pp culture tax at Chichen Itzá
Guide Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I allowed to take pictures at Chichen Itza?
Yes! Bringing your phone for photos is free, but additional camera equipment requires you pay an additional fee per device at the ticket office. This includes GoPro, professional camera, selfie stick, and drones.
How long is the total tour?
From start to finish, including hotel transport, the VIP Chichen Itza full day tour is around 11 hours. #worthit
Is this excursion suitable for all ages?
All ages are welcome! Better yet, infants 0-2 are free and children 3-11 receive a discount.
Are there any additional fees or payments during the tour?
All foreign visitors to Chichen Itza pay a federal and state tax totaling 483 pesos (~$24USD) separate from your included entrance fee. You can pay with cash or with credit card. If you want to bring in a tripod or video camera there is a small fee. Lastly, you will need to pay for any alcoholic beverages or goods you might purchase from vendors in the area.
What is included in the VIP Chichen Itza tour?
This tour includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, tequila tasting & lunch, Valladolid visit, entrance fee to site & cenote, umbrella.
How long is the drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza?
The drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza is approximately 2.5 hours, primarily on a well-kept highway.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour
An additional surcharge for Chichén-Itzá local fee and state tax of 45 USD are payable in cash on the day of your activity. (Exchange rate subject to daily official update**)
Your tour costs are refundable if canceled 24 hours before the tour departure. If booking using the Book Now, Pay Later option, the 5% deposit is non-refundable under all circumstances.

Quick Facts


10h 00min

Adult Rate

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Itinerary • 10h 00min • 6 activities

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Pickup from your Cancun hotel to begin the bus journey to Chichen Itza.

15 minutes
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Approximately 2.5 hour drive across the beautiful countryside with a short stop for bathroom break or shopping for local souvenirs.

2 hours 30 minutes
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An in-depth tour of these amazing ruins, provided by a local guide, typically 2-3 hours.

3 hours
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Explore the top sights of this colonial town (~30 minutes) then enjoy a nearby authentic Mexican buffet lunch.

2 hours
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Enjoy a visit and swim at Cenote Samaal or other nearby cenote as well as optional tequila tasting along the way.

1 hour
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Relax on your ride back to Cancun through the Mexican countryside

2 hours 30 minutes