If there's one unmissable place in the Riviera Maya it's Chichén Itzá. On this day trip, as well as getting to know the archaeological site, we will visit and bathe in its sacred cenote.
Chichén Itzá and Sacred Cenote Day Trip
Having picked you up from the different meeting points we'll hit the road to the most famous archaeological site in Mexico.
Once we arrive at Chichén Itzá we'll visit the most important and renowned remains of the Mayan civilisation. In 1988 it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2007 was named one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
With a guide expert in the Mayan world, we'll pass through the ancient city, learning about its history. As we enjoy its legends and curiosities, we'll visit the Chichén Itzá temples. Among the most spectacular is the legendary Kukulcan Temple and the Temple of Warriors, decorated with images of war and guarded by a forest of columns.
Then, we'll head to one of the sacred Mayan Cenotes, where you'll have an hour in which you can swim, or simply enjoy the leafy landscape.
After enjoying this paradisiacal natural environment, we'll stop at a local restaurant for a delicious buffet lunch. Depending on the time of year, this lunch may take place at another point during the tour.
Next, we'll move on to the colonial city of Valladolid, where we'll take a guided tour of the old town, including the church of San Servacio, the Municipal Palace and the Municipal Market.
At the end of the activity, we'll head back, arriving in Riviera Maya around 7 pm.
Due to the current situation, the visit to Valladolid will be 25 minutes long, during which we will 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 pick up from the following meeting points at the indicated times:
- 5 am: Hotel HM Playa del Carmen.
- 5 am: Circle K supermarket, in front of the Catalonia Royal Tulum.
- 5:15 am: 7 Eleven shop in Puerto Morales, next to the bridge.
- 5:40 am: Oxxo shop, next to the Pemex gas station in front of the Secrets Capri Riviera Cancún Hotel.
- 5:40 am: Go Mart supermarket in Puerto Aventuras.
- 5:50 am: entrance to the Plaza Antigua shopping centre.
Hotel Pick Up
If you'd prefer, you can also choose the option that includes pick up from hotels in the Riviera Maya:
By selecting this option, you will also get a drink included at lunch and an umbrella during the visit to the Chichén Itzá ruins.
|Adults||Children between 3 and 11 years old||Children under 3 years old|
|Tour + Pickup from Meeting Point||
|Tour + Hotel Pickup||
Tour + Pickup from Meeting Point
Children between 3 and 11 years oldUS$ 27.70
Children under 3 years oldFree
Tour + Hotel Pickup
Children between 3 and 11 years oldUS$ 41.60
Children under 3 years oldFree
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12 hours - 13 hours.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off
Transport by bus
English speaking guide
Entry to the Chichén Itzá archaeological site
Entry to the sacred cenote
1 drink (depending on option chosen)
Chichen Itzá Fee: 486 MXN (US$ 24.10) for non Mexican citizens & 168 MXN (US$ 8.30) for Mexican citizens
Compulsory life jacket hire (approx 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.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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 - Which cenote will the tour visit?
A - The cenote X-Cajum. But depending on availability we may also visit the cenote Ik Kil.
Q - Are professional cameras allowed at Chichen Itzá?
A - Yes, but you must pay a small fee to visit with professional cameras such as Go Pros and reflex cameras. The price is 45 MXN (2.30 USD approx.) and the fee must be paid at the archaeological site on the day of the tour.
Q - How can I pay the Chichen Itzá fee?
A - By card on the day of the tour, or via the platform PayPal.
Q - How much do drinks cost at the buffet lunch?
A - The cost of drinks not included ranges from 30 to 90 Mexican pesos each (approx. 1.50 to 4.50 USD). Available drinks include soft drinks, water, beer and wine.
Q - Are lifejackets required at the cenote?
A - Yes, in order to swim in the cenote you must wear a lifejacket.
Q - How do I pay for the life jacket rental?
A - The life jacket rental is paid at the Saamal cenote, to the staff at the life jacket rental booth. Payment can be made in cash, credit card or debit card (physical card).
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 .