Visit "El Castillo", the Temple of the Warriors and "El Caracol" as you explore one of the most important Maya cities with this excursion to Chichen Itzá.
Chichen Itzá Day Trip
Having been picked up from the Hotel Villa Mercedes Mérida at 8 am, we'll head to the ancient Maya city of Chichen Itzá.
Arriving at Chichen Itzá, the first stop will be the imposing pyramid dedicated to the God Kukulkán and that the Spanish conquerors called “El Castillo” (The Castle). Along with your professional guide, we'll discover the secrets of the temple that dominated the religious life of Chichen Itzá.
The guided tour then continues, learning about the history of Chichen Itzá and exploring the Temple of the Warriors: a pyramid surrounded by rows of columns ("the thousand columns") bearing war scenes cut into the rock.
The tour also visits other important buildings, such as El Osario, a pyramid with a cave inside or the El Caracol observatory, a rounded structure that's a testament to the advanced astronomical knowledge that the Mayans came to possess.
Then you'll have one hour of free time to walk around the site at your own pace and take pictures. Then we'll head to a local restaurant, where you can fuel up with a buffet lunch made up of typical local specialities, such as roast chicken or pork, rice, beans and handmade tortillas.
In the afternoon we'll visit a nearby cenote. These are natural pools common in the Yucatan, formed when the roof of a cave filled with water collapses. We'll admire this impressive natural formation and discover the ceremonial importance that cenotes had for the Mayans. At the cenote you'll have 30 minutes to swim, so we recommend you bring a swimsuit and a towel.
The tour ends back at the meeting point in Merida around 6 pm.
|Adults||Children 3-11 years old||Children under 3|
|Tour in English||
US$ 69.10 US$ 58.70
US$ 69.10 US$ 58.70
Tour in English
AdultsUS$ 69.10 US$ 58.70
Children 3-11 years oldUS$ 69.10 US$ 58.70
Children under 3Free
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The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
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.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.
Transport by bus or minibus
Bilingual English–speaking guide
15% discount on the official ticket price.
Cultur tax: 453 MXN (US$ 22.30)
45 MXN (US$ 2.20) fee to use mobile devices in Chichen Itzá
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.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Frequently asked questions
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.
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