Day trip

Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itzá, Cenote and Valladolid Tour

Activity provider: Cancun Bay
Day trip

Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itzá, Cenote and Valladolid Tour

Activity provider: Cancun Bay

From US$ 47 per person

Explore Chichen Itzá, swim in the mysterious waters of a sacred cenote, enjoy a buffet lunch, and visit the charming Colonial town of Valladolid on a guided tour from Playa del Carmen.

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Duration 15 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
At the lobby of your accommodation.


  • Explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itzá
  • Swim in the sacred waters of a cenote
  • Learn fascinating facts and folklore from expert guides
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch of Yucatán specialties
  • Stroll the streets of the charming colonial town of Valladolid
Full description

Discover the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itzá on a guided tour from Playa del Carmen. Immerse yourself in the jungle at an eco-park, with some time for swimming in a cenote and a hearty buffet lunch.

Start with pickup from Playa del Carmen and first travel to the jungle eco-park. Marvel at the sacred cenote as you refresh yourself with a purifying swim in crystalline waters.

Dig into a delicious buffet lunch at the restaurant at the eco-park, and be ready for a flavor sensation. Try some of the famed Mexican cuisine with regional dishes from Yucatán.

After your buffet, head to the world-famous Mayan ruins of Chichen Itzá. Take a guided tour of the ceremonial site and listen to fascinating tales of the ancient Maya civilization.

Learn more with your expert guides and hear entertaining stories of life at Chichen Itzá. Discover a culture that was way ahead of its time. Then, enjoy some free time to explore by yourself and walk in the footsteps of the Mayan people.

Your final stop is in the colonial center of Valladolid for a quick visit to this charming “Magic Town” of Mexico.

The imposing church and architecture of the town surrounding the “zocalo'' or town square are perfect photo ops and a chance to relax and enjoy the laid-back vibes of Yucatán, before heading back to Playa del Carmen.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Buffet lunch
  • State taxes: $35 per adult and $5 per child must be paid via cash or card upon check-in
  • Mandatory life jacket rental in the cenote $3 per person
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Other drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 247 reviews

Review summary

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Over all an amazing trip. Unfortunately the organization in the beginning was crap: we got picked up and had to transfer to a real bus which is fine itself, but it took almost 1,5 h! In the Maya village you only get to see one ritual, but the food is plenty and pretty good. The Chichen Itzá are wonderful and the Cenote is, too. We had Jesus as our guide and he cares for a happy atmosphere throughout the day. The last village was a bit unnecessary, because you only get 30 min, but it was fine because everyone wanted to get home anyway. We were back in the hotel by 21:30. For this price I totally recommend, but watch out: they try to sell you stuff everywhere, not only the salesman in the street, but also from the tour agency.

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March 24, 2023

Was an amazing trip from beginning to end. Really felt connected with the culture and Mexico. We stayed at the Banyan Tree and wanted to get out and explore while vacationing. This by far is the a must do if you are looking for a day submerged in Mexican (Mayan) Culture. It’s a full days trip so eat breakfast and be prepared to arrive back at your hotel post 9pm. Overall highly recommended.

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March 24, 2023

This experience really cover all your needs! It starts with a tour of a Mayan village where you get to meet some of the elders and learn a bit of their language. You will eat lunch there and have a chance to browse their handmade items. At our time chichen itza was under strike so we were rerouted to ask balam which was amazing since you actually get to climb the ruins. Our guide Jesus was so interesting to listen to! Then you’ll head to one of the many cenote but this was was extremely beautiful with its waterfall! Valladolid is such a beautiful colourful town! At our time we had street performers in the square and it really felt like a movie experience! I learned a lot on this tour and highly recommend it! You will not be disappointed!

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March 24, 2023

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