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Cancun/Riviera Maya: Chichen Itza and Cenote Ik-Kil Day Tour

1. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Chichen Itza and Cenote Ik-Kil Day Tour

Explore the ruins at Chichen Itza with a guide on a full-day tour from Cancun and/or Playa del Carmen. Choose between a private or small-group tour and beat the crowds and the heat with early morning access. Learn about the history of Mexico with insightful commentary from your guide of one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Start your adventure with an early pick-up from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Beat the crowds and the heat as you arrive at the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza. Follow your guide around the once-bustling complex, learning about the rich history, religion, culture, and daily life of the Maya. Wander around the Mexican pyramids, gaze at the spectacular stone carvings, and taking photos by the glorious steps of the ruins. Board an air-conditioned vehicle and leave right before the morning gets too warm and the crowds increase. Head to the charming town of Piste for a quick look around before making your way to Cenote Ik Kil. Marvel at its stunning views, take photos of the turquoise waters and lush vegetation, and maybe squeeze in a quick dip before going for lunch. After filling your belly with some local food, board the vehicle once more and make your way back to Cancun and Riviera Maya with nothing but knowledge and memories to remember your adventure by.

Cancún: Classic Chichen Itza Day Tour with Lunch

2. Cancún: Classic Chichen Itza Day Tour with Lunch

Chichen Itza, founded in the year 514 AD, was once the capital of the ancient Mayan civilization. Now you can visit the ancient ruins on a full-day trip from Cancún. Spend your day exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, also declared one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Your day begins with a drive that stops at an underwater grotto, Cenote Ik Kil, where you will be able to admire the unique formation and go swimming in its clear waters. After that, stop for a buffet lunch with fresh salads, soups, rice, chicken, fish, vegetables, and regional dishes. During lunch, you will be treated to a festive show where regional people perform traditional dances to folk music. After lunch, continue on to visit the archaeological site. Once inside, you will be taken on a 1.5-hour tour with a certified guide who will introduce you to the secrets of the Mayans. Your guide will explain the historical significance of all the most important sites before leaving you to enjoy the ruins on your own.

Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, & Valladolid with Lunch

3. Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, & Valladolid with Lunch

Depart for the archaeological site of Chichen Itza between 07:10 AM and 08:10 AM and prepare yourself for a 2.5-hour historical tour of the most famous of the ancient cities of the Yucatec Maya. Named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007, Chichen Itza was once one of the largest cities of the Mayan civilization and thought to be one of the most mystical. See the stunning pyramid Temple of Kukulkan and marvel at the row of columns in the Temple of a Thousand Warriors. Look at the observatory temple of "El Caracol" and continue to highlights such as the sacrificial pit of the Great Ball Court, where the ancient ball game of "pok-ta-pok" was played. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Then, take a refreshing swim in the cenote of Ik-Kil and experience an underground lake on one of the subterranean river systems sacred to the Mayans. Enjoy lunch before driving to Valladolid, where you will spend about 30 minutes in the 16th-century colonial city before the return journey and drop off at your hotel between 06:30 and 07:30 PM.

Chichen Itza Full-Day Extended Tour from Cancun

4. Chichen Itza Full-Day Extended Tour from Cancun

Discover one of the "New Wonders of the Modern World" on a full-day trip back in time to the unique Mayan temples of Chichen Itza. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, you will drive down the coast of the Maya Riviera, enjoying a breakfast en route. Upon arrival, a local guide will lead you on a fascinating tour of the archaeological remains to reveal the vision of the world as viewed by the Mayans. Learn about Mexico’s pre-Hispanic history at landmark monuments, such as the Kukulcan Pyramid and Temple of a Thousand Columns. You will have some free time to explore this magical place on your own, before heading to the cenote (sinkhole) of Saamal. Swim in the cold and mysterious underground waters, and learn why they were sacred to the Mayans. Taste the flavors of the Yucatan and Mexico at a local restaurant. Then, re-board the coach to drive back to Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Complimentary water, soda, and beer will be served on board throughout the tour, and before your drop off you will take a panoramic circuit of the colonial city of Valladolid, built over the Maya town of Zaci-Val in 1545.

Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum Private Tour with Lunch

5. Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum Private Tour with Lunch

Discover the cradle of the ancient Maya civilization on a private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza. Marvel at the main monuments, such as the Kukulkan pyramid temple and the columns of the Temple of a Thousand Warriors. Learn more about their ancient beliefs at the observatory of El Caracol temple and other attractions. Then, cool down in one of the sacred underground swimming holes at the Ik-Kil cenote. Enjoy a buffet lunch before visiting the Lost City of Coba. Explore the network of temples by pedicab, and climb the tallest pyramid temple on the Yucatan peninsula for panoramic views of the rainforest.   End with a visit to the archaeological site of Tulum. Admire the main monuments of the only Maya ruins in Mexico located on the side of a cliff. Get stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and feel the soft white sand between your feet.

Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itzá, Ik Kil and Coba Tour

6. Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itzá, Ik Kil and Coba Tour

Enjoy a guided tour from Cancun to two fascinating archaeological sites: the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Coba. Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Discover its majestic temples, like the iconic Pyramid of Kukulkan. You’ll discover a very different site at Coba, still mostly hidden under the jungle flora. Climb to the top of Nohoch Mul, the tallest pyramid in the region. This tour also includes a swim in a sacred cenote. The fresh waters of Ik Kil will refresh your mind, body, and spirit.

Chichen Itza Full-Day Tour: Xichén Clásico

7. Chichen Itza Full-Day Tour: Xichén Clásico

Visit the sacred Mayan city of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New7Wonders of the World. Your bilingual guide will take you on a tour of the archeological site, showing you the main pyramids before leaving you to explore the area on your own, and to enjoy the views. On this full-day tour, you’ll also travel to the ancient Xcajum cenote, formed by the collapse of a cave. You’ll reach the cenote by descending 25 meters below the surface on a stairway carved into the limestone rock. Enjoy a swim in the deep natural pit that’s open to the sky! You’ll also enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the site (drinks at extra cost).

Chichen Itza, Coba and Ik-Kil Cenote: Private Tour

8. Chichen Itza, Coba and Ik-Kil Cenote: Private Tour

Enjoy a private 11-hour trip to 3 top Yucatan attractions, arriving at Chichen Itza before the crowds. Chichen Itza was recently named one of the New7Wonders of the World. Walk along the columns in the Temple of 1,000 Warriors. Climb El Castillo, the 98-foot-tall pyramid that towers over the ancient grounds. Learn about Mayan culture and history. Continue to Ik-Kil Cenote, a fresh water swimming hole that the Mayans considered sacred. Climb down into the cenote for a dip in the mineral-rich turquoise waters, then refuel with a traditional Mexican buffet lunch. After lunch you’ll visit Coba, yet another ancient city, where you can climb the tallest pyramid on the Mayan peninsula.

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What people are saying about Cenote Ik Kil

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 422 reviews

The tour was really great! Sergio our guide was really good and full of passion about the history and culture. He knew a lot and was very happy and willing to share everything with us. The whole tour was super arranged, tightly organised, good driver and a small group. There were only 4 of us, which made it super nice. Had a great day thanks to our guide and driver,

very good tour, without taking us to waste time in craft markets so that we could buy, visit the pyramids and cenote without stress and small group easy to make friends between the components of the group, grace Jaqueline

Estuvo muy bien los guías muy preparados amables y respetuosos el transporte en excelentes condiciones un chofer muy precavido gracias

Our guide Sergio was absolutely top notch! Unfortunately, we had been given the wrong pick-up time, so we had to wait 2 hours.

Jackie was an amazing tour guide with great knowledge of Mayan history and culture. Victor was a great driver for the day.