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Chichen Itza, Cenote Swim & Valladolid - Lunch & Hotel Pickup

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Did someone say Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins, Lunch Buffet and fresh water cenote in one sentence? This VIP tour offers an incredible opportunity to experience one of the new wonders of the world with the convenience of hotel pickup from Cancun, Playa Del Carmen or other regions of the Riviera Maya.

Don't be fooled by cheap priced tours that require you to take a taxi to a meeting point at 6AM. Enjoy this hotel pickup and friendly guide that also includes a tour around the colonial city of Valladolid.

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 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.

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
  • Entry to Cenote
  • Valladolid

Not Included

  • $35/pp culture tax at Chichen Itza
  • Optional tips for gratuities

What's Included

Roundtrip Transportation with Hotel Pickup
Bilingual Guide
Entrance to Chichen Itza & cenote
Lunch Buffet
$36 USD Culture Tax
Optional Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

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 ~700 pesos (~$36USD) 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.
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 drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza?
The drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza is approximately 2.5 hours, primarily on a well-kept highway.
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
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.

Quick Facts


12h 00min

The minimum age for participants is 0 years old.

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.




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