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From Mérida: Chichén Itzá, Izamal, Valladolid, & Cenote Trip

From Mérida: Chichén Itzá, Izamal, Valladolid, & Cenote Trip

Spend a day full of culture, history, and cuisine on a multi-stop guided tour from Mérida to Izamal, Valladolid, Cenote Chichikan, and Chichén Itzá, one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Discover traditional cooking during a live demonstration. Enjoy breakfast, a buffet lunch, and entry tickets. After meeting your guide in Mérida, head to the archeological site of Chichén Itzá. Walk through the center of this thousand-year-old place and see highlights like the Temple of the Warriors. Later, transport your senses to the root of regional cuisine, one of the greatest legacies of the Mayan culture, during a demonstration of the region’s unique gastronomy. Learn about tradition and innovation in the use of plants, vegetables, and wild fauna. Enjoy a buffet lunch of local products, then let yourself be enchanted by the story and cultural richness of two magical towns of Yucatan during the next stops. Explore Valladolid, known for its natural beauty, cobbled streets, coffee shops, restaurants, and delicious food. Stop at the main plaza for some free time to wander before moving on to Izamal. Learn why the town's houses are all painted yellow and fall in love with its colonial architecture, dating back to the 16th century. Spend time at the main landmark: the Convento de San Antonio de Padua. In between the Valladolid and Izamal stops, seize the chance to take a dip in the cool waters of Chichikan Cenote. 

From Mérida: Chichén Itzá, Cenote Ik Kil, and Izamal Tour

From Mérida: Chichén Itzá, Cenote Ik Kil, and Izamal Tour

Meet your guide at one of the designated starting points in Mérida, then climb aboard a van to begin your journey. Make your first stop of the day at the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá. Enter the great Mayan city to see El Castillo, built to honor the god Kukulcán. Immerse yourself in Mayan culture on a guided tour and enjoy free time to explore the ancient buildings on your own. Afterward, head over to a pristine cenote. Admire Ik Kil, Mayan for “The Place of the Winds”, a park surrounded by exotic plants and old large trees. Gaze at a variety of birds, such as toucans, parrots, mockingbirds, cardinals, and the local 'tho' species. Take a dip in the gorgeous cenote at the center of the park to freshen up before moving on. Finally, arrive in the magical town of Izamal for a guided stroll. Notice how all homes and buildings are painted yellow and snap some amazing photos of this picturesque location. Taste a delicious buffet meal before driving back to Mérida.

From Merida: Izamal y Cenotes de Santa Barbara

From Merida: Izamal y Cenotes de Santa Barbara

The best way to start this tour is to visit the unique yellow town, where you can climb the ruins that are located in the middle of the town, visit the convent and walk through Izamal capturing incredible yellow buildings! Then we will go to the Cenotes of Santa Barbara, you will have to decide between taking a bike to go to the 4 cenotes or taking the truck (cart pulled by mules). You will have time to spend in each of the cenotes, everyone is unique and fantastic. You can relax, learn, explore and take pictures!! When you are ready, you will have time to eat lunch in the Santa Barbara restaurant! There will be several options for you to choose from.

Chichén Itzá: Tour to Chichén Itzá, Izamal, cenote and lunch

Chichén Itzá: Tour to Chichén Itzá, Izamal, cenote and lunch

We will delve into the Mayan culture and the local way of life. We will start the day early (to beat the crowds and the heat) with the visit to the majestic Chichén Itzá, where we will learn about the history of the place and the meaning and relevance it had for the Maya, then we will visit a Mayan family in their home and have a buffet lunch of authentic typical yucateca food prepared with local products, afterwards we will visit one of the most spectacular cenotes in Yucatán and swim in its crystal clear waters; We will end our adventure with a visit to the "pueblo mágico" of Izamal where we will walk through its yellow streets, visit the Convent of San Antonio Padua, the local artisan shops and the Kinich Kak Moo pyramid.

FROM: CHICHÉN ITZA + CENOTE + IZAMAL

FROM: CHICHÉN ITZA + CENOTE + IZAMAL

We are going to visit Chichén Itzá, wonder of the modern world, Chichén receives thousands of people every day, so the ideal is to be one of the first to enter the site, without lines, without vendors, without large groups, the most important thing is that We will avoid the intense heat of midday and we will take the best photos. For that we have designed a different logistics, since we start the pick up at 6:00 am. and that makes all the difference. We will be in Chichén for 2 hours, and then we will go swimming in a Mayan cenote, where we cool off and enjoy a delicious typical and regional food, in the same way we will be 2 hours not to run and enjoy 100%. Finally we will go to the yellow town, IZAMAL where you will have the opportunity to climb one of the largest and highest temples in Mexico (Kinich Kak mo) and the convent of San Antonio de Padua. Our groups are small and this GUARANTEES a totally PERSONALIZED experience, with the best story and THE BEST EXPERIENCE.

Chichen Itza, Private Cenote/ food experience and Izamal

Chichen Itza, Private Cenote/ food experience and Izamal

Discover some of the Yucatan's highlights on this full-day tour from Mérida. Embark on an early morning trip to Chichén Itzá, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, beat the crowds and have te best pictures, explore with a professional licensed tour guide the mysteries of this ancient Mayan ruins without the heat and crowds. Visit and swim in a private cenote discovered by stroke of luck for a family with Mayan heritage in their backyard, is an underground cenote with stalactites and columns that nature shapes for over thousands years. They will also cook and prepare with fresh ingredients the best of the traditional food of Yucatan cuisine with the home made flavors. See even more Mayan architecture at your next stop, Izamal, the yellow town. A city with foundations of Mayan pyramids built when the first Spaniards arrived in the Yucatan Peninsula.

From: Mérida Tour to Cenote Ring in Homún + 1 Magical Town

From: Mérida Tour to Cenote Ring in Homún + 1 Magical Town

You will live an adventure when you enter these rock formations sacred to the Mayans, you will relax in its magical and crystalline waters. We will be the first to arrive at the cenotes, this will allow you to take the best photos and swim practically alone in each cenote. When you have finished swimming you will taste a typical dish from the Yucatecan region. Likewise, you will visit a magical town (Izamal) full of culture and many stories to tell you. At all times the guide will accompany you for any questions or attention you may require.

From Merida: guided tour to Chichen Itza, Izamal & Cenote

From Merida: guided tour to Chichen Itza, Izamal & Cenote

Venture on an unforgettable journey to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Chichén Itzá, and witness the ancient splendor of this once-thriving city. Discover the intricate architectural masterpieces that define Chichén Itzá, including the iconic Temple of Kukulkan, also known as El Castillo. Marvel at the Temple of the Warriors, the Ball Game, the Astronomical Observatory, and the Complex of the Nuns, each showcasing the city's grand ceremonial character and rich history. As the day unfolds, escape the heat and take a refreshing dip in a crystalline cenote, immersing yourself in the enchanting beauty of this natural wonder. Continue your journey to the Magic Town of Izamal, a captivating blend of three distinct cultures. Experience the harmony of pre-Hispanic heritage as you explore Mayan temples and palaces, with Kinich Kakmó standing tall as a testament to the city's ancient splendor. Discover the indelible mark of Spanish heritage through the colonial-era Franciscan convent, a symbol of the city's colonial past. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, ceremonies, and traditions of Izamal's proud inhabitants, who embody the spirit of the present. With convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel in Mérida, entrance fees, a knowledgeable professional guide, and a satisfying lunch included, this tour ensures a seamless and immersive experience. From the awe-inspiring ruins of Chichén Itzá to the rejuvenating waters of a cenote and the vibrant cultural tapestry of Izamal, this journey offers an enchanting exploration of Yucatan's history, nature, and traditions. As the tour concludes, relax and reflect on your captivating experiences as you return to your hotel in Mérida.

From Cancún & Riviera Maya: 2-Day Yucatán Peninsula Tour

From Cancún & Riviera Maya: 2-Day Yucatán Peninsula Tour

Discover the culture, history, and traditions of the Yucatán Peninsula on this 2-day tour. Day 1Get picked up from your hotel and travel straight to the Chichen-Itza archeological complex. Witness the Pyramid of Kukulkan, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and The Temple of Warriors, among other sites at the complex. Learn more about Mayan culture and the Mayan people's impact on astronomy and mathematics. After all that exploring, cool down with a refreshing dip in one of Mexico's most famous cenotes, Ik-Kil. In the afternoon, visit the peninsula's capital, Merida. Enjoy a guided tour of the city and see colonial houses, the main square, and the famous Paseo de Montejo avenue. After your tour, check in to your 4*-hotel for the night. Day 2After breakfast at the hotel, head to the Uxmal archeological site, where 2 stunning twin pyramids await you. Climb to the top of the Magician's Pyramid and witness its unique architecture. Afterward, visit an all-female monastery, the house of the governor, and the Temple of Turtles. Later, visit a cocoa plantation and discover the history of this delicious drink. Learn an ancient preparation ritual and finish your visit with a traditionally-brewed cup of cocoa. In the afternoon, visit the ancient village of Yashkopoil, which is named after an ancient farmstead. Take a walk around the farm and learn about the history of its former inhabitants. Finally, head to the town of Izamal. Be amazed at the town's all-yellow architecture and visit a museum built in a former monastery. See the town's colonial buildings and ancient pyramids on a horse cab ride before heading back to Cancún in the evening.

Merida Yucatan: Private car, Driver & Certified Tour Guide

Merida Yucatan: Private car, Driver & Certified Tour Guide

All our tours are 100% personalized. The following description is a suggestion. Tailor-made for you: Your journey begins with a pick-up at your chosen time and location in Merida, ensuring a seamless start to your adventure. Journey through time: Relax on the 1.5-hour drive to Chichen Itza, absorbing the Yucatan Peninsula's vibrant landscapes. Prepare to be awestruck by the ancient Mayan city! Explore at your own pace: Immerse yourself in the magic of Chichen Itza, marveling at towering temples, intricate carvings, and the iconic El Castillo pyramid. Beyond the ruins: Enhance your experience with optional add-ons. Savor authentic Yucatecan cuisine at a local restaurant, and/or plunge into the cool, refreshing waters of a cenote (natural sinkhole). Create your dream day trip: Share your preferences, and we'll curate the perfect itinerary, ensuring an unforgettable experience from Merida to Chichen Itza and back.

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4.7
(57 reviews)

100% recommend this amazing day out that was the best tour we have been on in Mexico and for that matter one of the best tours we have done anywhere in the world Freddy Hoil our guide was one of if not the best we have ever had ! He made the day for everyone with the perfect balance of history, laughs & relax time. Freddy was a wealth of knowledge & simplified & explained the history of the Mayans & building of the temple with a passionate, interesting & easy to understand delivery where you wanted to listen & find out more. Freddy was quick & responsive the day before the trip as to pick up times & it was no trouble for him to arrange a closer pick up & drop off to our hotel. The driver Louis ? made for a very comfortable drive on a big day out. Thoroughly recommend this incredible day out with Freddy. Ohhh…… and the early start at 6.00am is genius to beat the crowd & the heat - Also Freddy stopped at a street vendor for a Pocchuch for breakfast which was great !

The tour was excellent, and the guide and driver provided outstanding service. I recommend it to anyone who wants to see Chichen Itza, Izamal, and Valladolid and enjoy one of the Cenotes around the area

It's been fantastic. Glendi, our guide, has been most friendly, pleasant and professional. Adapting to the circumstances of the group (bilingual) and the time, so the tour was 1000/10.

Denny was a great guide, funny, informative and created an awesome vibe. We spent sufficient time at each location and I really enjoyed the day!

Our guide, Miguel, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly! He gave us so much insight into Chichen Itza that we had not previously known.