Discover the rich Maya legacy of Chichén Itzá on this excursion from Cancún. You'll also visit the stunning Xcajum cenote and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the beautiful town of Valladolid.
Chichén Itzá & Xcajum Cenote Day Trip
Having picked you up from your chosen meeting point we'll hit the road to the most famous archaeological site in Mexico. Following a two-hour drive, we'll arrive at the Xcajum cenote. We'll give you a life jacket and you'll be able to swim in its waters!
Next, we'll head to Chichén Itzá, where we'll visit the most important and renowned remains of the Maya civilization, 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, partly illuminated during the solstices, a testament to the deep astrological knowledge of the pre-Columbian civilizations.
Continuing our tour we'll visit the Chichén Itzá temples, one of the most spectacular being the Temple of the Warriors, decorated with images of war and guarded by a forest of columns, custodians of Chac Mool, the god of rain.
After visiting Chichén Itzá, we'll go to the Chilam Balam restaurant, where we'ill enjoy a buffet-style lunch.
Then, we'll move on to the colonial city of Valladolid. On arrival, we'll take a sightseeing tour of the old town, including the church of San Servacio, the Municipal Palace, and the Municipal Market.
With the tour over, we'll head back to the meeting points in Cancún, arriving at around 7 pm.
Due to the current situation, the visit to Valladolid will be 25 minutes long, during which we'll visit the church of San Servacio, the Municipal Palace, and the Municipal Market by bus. In turn, time at the cenote will be extended.
During the visit to the archaeological complex of Chichén Itzá, you must be accompanied by a guide at all times, as self-guided visits are not permitted.
The trip includes pickup from the following meeting points between 5 am and 8 am:
- Bus stop at the Villas del Rey Go Mart supermarket (in front of the Crown Paradise Club Cancun Hotel)
- Bus stop at the Beach Palace ® All Inclusive Resort Hotel
- Bus stop at the Presidente Intercontinental
- Bus stop at the hotel Ocean View Arenas
- Bus stop at the Crazy Hot Coyote restaurant club
- Bus stop at the Oasis Smart Hotel
The exact pickup time will be confirmed the day before the tour.
If you prefer, you can also choose the option that includes pickup from the following hotels in Cancun:
|Adults||Children (3-11 years old)||Children under 3 years old|
|Tour + Pickup from Meeting Point||
|Tour + Hotel Pickup||
Tour + Pickup from Meeting Point
Children (3-11 years old)US$ 28.80
Children under 3 years oldFree
Tour + Hotel Pickup
Children (3-11 years old)US$ 43.30
Children under 3 years oldFree
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A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
12 hours - 13 hours.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Pickup and return to hotel
Transport by bus
Official multilingual guide
Entry to the archaeological site
Entry to the Selva Maya cenote
1 drink (depending on option chosen)
Chichen Itza fee: 486 MXN (US$ 25) for tourists and 157 MXN (US$ 8.10) for Mexican citizens
Life jacket: US$ 5 per person
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Accessible only for folding chairs.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
The activity promotes local production.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Frequently asked questions
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 (2.30 USD approx.) and must be paid at the archaeological site on the day.
Q - How can I pay the Chichen Itza fee?
A - If you opt for a ticket that doesn't include the fee, you can pay the fee by card on the day of the tour, or via PayPal by email before the tour, in which case you must inform the provider beforehand.
Q - How much do drinks cost at the buffet?
A - The price of drinks not included range from 30 to 90 Mexican pesos each (from 1.50 to 4.54 USD). Available drinks include soft drinks, water, beer and wine.
Q - Is the use of a lifejacket required in the cenote?
A - Yes, you must wear a lifejacket to swim in the cenote.
Q - Which cenote do we visit?
A - Currently, the X-Cajum cenote. Depending on availability, we may visit the Ik Kil cenote.
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.
If you have any other questions please contact us .