What were the Mayans doing when they build the pyramids of Chichén Itza? What were their prophecies? Decrypt these enigmas, and more, visiting the archaeological site, and with a visit to a sacred cenote.
Having picked you up from your hotel we'll hit the road to the most famous archaeological site in Mexico.
Having arrived at Chichén Itzá we'll visit the most important and renowned remains of the Mayan civilisation, revealing its incredible secrets through a guided visit of the archaeological site.
We'll reveal the secrets of the Kukulkán pyramid, named one of the seven wonders of the modern world in 2007, and which remains part in darkness part illuminated during the solstices, testament to the deep astrological knowledge of the pre-colonial civilisations.
Continuing our tour we'll visit the Chichén Itzá temples, one of the most spectacular of which being the temple of the warriors, decorated with images of war and guarded by a forest of columns, custodians of Chac Mool, god of the rain.
Then we'll head to one of the sacred Mayan cenotes, where you can swim, or simply enjoy the leafy landscape. Archaeologists have even found numerous human remains here, due to the sacrifices which once took place in the area. And having finished the guided tour we'll fuel up with a buffet lunch (although due to timing the buffet may come before the cenote tour).
With the tour over we'll head back to the Cancún hotels, arriving at around 7 pm.
Guided Tour of Valladolid
This excursion includes a guided tour of the colonial village of Valladolid, discovering all the most important monuments in the old town such as the church of San Servacio, the Municipal Palace and the Municipal Market.
Please note: bus access to Valladolid is occasionally blocked due to local festival celebrations. If this is the case on the day of your tour, you'll visit the nearby town of Pisté instead.
Your guide will pick you up from the hotel pick up area between 6 am and 8 am, depending on where your hotel is located. We'll arrange an exact pick up time once you've made your reservation.
You can consult the full list of hotels with pick up below.
You can also reserve this tour leaving from the Riviera Maya.
Tour without pick up
You can book the tour without hotel pick up. In this case, you'll have to select one of the following meeting points in Cancun:
- Oasis Smart Hotel (centre of Cancun), at 7:40 am
- InterContinental Presidence Cancun Resort, at 7:50 am.
- For security reasons, you'll be required to wear a life jacket (not included).
- If you'd like to enjoy a special discount for Mexican citizens, you must show your Mexican ID card or passport proving your nationality.
Tour with pick up
Adults from other countriesUS$ 52.5
Adults from MexicoUS$ 48.6
Children from Mexico (5-11 years old)US$ 41.5
Children from other countriesUS$ 47.2
Children under 5Free
Tour without pick up
Adults from other countriesUS$ 45.9
Adults from MexicoUS$ 43.5
Children from Mexico (5-11 years old)US$ 41.3
Children from other countriesUS$ 39.2
Children under 5Free
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off (optional).
Official multilingual guide.
Entry to the archaeological site and visit to the sacred cenote.
Fee for non
Mexican citizens (406 Mexican pesos, $21 ,€19).
Drinks during lunch.
Life jacket (approx 5 USD).
45 peso fee for the use of mobile devices in Chichén Itzá
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Cancun local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How can I pay the Chichen Itza non-Mexican citizen fee?
A - By card on the day of the tour, or via PayPal by email beforehand.
Q - Do you have to pay to use mobile devices at Chichén Itzá?
A - You must pay to visit with professional cameras such as Go Pros and reflex cameras. The price is 45 MXN (2.40 USD approx.) and must be paid at the archaeological site on the day.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.