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Day Trip to Chichen Itza, Valladolid with Cenote Swim and Lunch

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Escape Cancun on this 12 hour full day tour to Chichen Itza, one of the main archaeological sites of Yucatan’s peninsula. Follow your multilingual guide around the site before enjoying a cool swim in a Cenote. Your tour includes a guided tour of Valladolid, a colonial town on the Yucatan Peninsula and is included lunch buffet of regional food with vegetarian options. Round transportation from either your hotel or a meeting point is included

your tour will include a guided tour of Valladolid, a colonial town on the Yucatan Peninsula.

We care about your safety and we guarantee a safe route by toll road to Chichen Itza.
You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • 1
    Chichen Itza
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 3
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
  • An informative private tour of Chichen Itza with cenote swim
  • Understand the history of the Maya ruins with commentary from a guide
  • Enjoy a savory buffet lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included
What to Expect
Your tour will begin with hotel pickup in a comfortable private vehicle, where you can settle back for a scenic ride to Chichen Itza, one of the Yucatan’s most spectacular sites. Learn firsthand about the people that inhabited this ancient Maya capital. The incredible, well-preserved ruins are difficult to understand without a knowledgeable guide, but you'll see the once-thriving city brought back to life with fun-filled and informative stories. Learn about the history and culture of the powerful Mayas, from their unique pantheon of gods to high-tech astronomical discoveries. Admire the stone-carved serpent heads on the gigantic stepped pyramid of El Castillo and discover the deadly secrets behind Juego de Pelota (Great Ball Court), where sports tournaments ended in human sacrifices. After touring the park—the Yucatan’s largest archaeological site—stop for an authentic buffet lunch and enjoy a guided tour of the colonial town of Valladolid. Before heading back to your hotel, you’ll have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cool off in a limestone swimming hole, known as a cenote. Considered sacred by the Mayas, these underwater caverns make for a memorable dip. The tour ends when your private vehicle drops you off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Cancun, Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula
2: Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
3: Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Traveler pickup is offered
Meeting Point:
• If your hotel is located in Playa del Carmen (Centro, Playacar, Playa del Carmen or up to the Coco Bay hotel) or in Riviera Maya, please head to Hotel HM
• If you're staying at any hotel in Cancún centro, Playa Mujeres and all center of Cancun, please head to the Oasis Smart Hotel
• If you're staying at a hotel within the Hotel Zone of Cancun please head to Hotel Presidente Intercontinental at the bus stop.
Pick Up: the day before your activity will receive the pick time. ( If your hotel, hostel or condominium is in an area with difficult access the tour operator willl give you a strategic meeting point).
Return point: Returns to original departure point
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Round transportation from either meeting point or hotel, according to selected option
  • Professional guide
  • Brief Visit to Colonial Valladolid
  • Visit and swim in cenote
  • Chichen itza entrance
  • Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
  • Entry/Admission - Xcajum
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • All visitors to Chichen Itza need to pay a local tax of $406 mxn. Only credit card payment.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated in both English and Spanish
  • For safety reasons, it is mandatory that you wear a life vest during the visit to the cenote (the cost is not included on the inclusions list)
  • All visitors to Chichen Itza need to pay a local tax of $406 mxn or 23 USD. Only credit card payment the day of the tour or before by paypal.
  • Valladolid is a town wth many festivities and local traditions, in case the town is closed, we will change the experience visiting the nearby town of Piste.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Everything about this tour is simply amazing. The busride with all the educational and historical infos, the lunch break - the food, and all the unexpected surprises that ocmes with visitng Chichen Itza.
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The Tour was very nice and good organized. The guide Frank gave us a lot of informations in a good english. He also made the English tour in Chichen Itza. It was a pity, that it was mandatory to wear a life jacket at the Venice
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Highly recommend this tour. Rodrigo was passionate and knowledgeable, and very invested in making sure we learned all we could about this historic site and the Maya culture. His command of three languages was amazing! Antonio was a fantastic driver, and kept us on schedule. It
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Very spiritual it felt to me also educational i’d do it again more pictures on my instagram @kaltencia
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Expectations were accurate as described! Highly professional. We stayed downtown and It is important to note the hotel pickup will be an average looking van so just look out for that. The guide Marco is very knowledgeable and spoke clearly in Spanish and English. Our guide even
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Response from AmigotoursCalidad, Public Relations Manager at Day Trip to Chichen Itza, Valladolid with Cenote Swim and Lunch
Responded 6 days ago
Hello Jack! Thank you so much for your comments, we're very happy to know you had a wonderful time with Marco and Carlos during your visit to Chichen Itzá. We are looking forward to see you again anytime soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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