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CHICHEN ITZA ON A BUDGET

Per Person $109 USD
Child (Ages 5-12) $71 USD
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CHICHEN ITZA ON A BUDGET

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Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, is a must-see for visitors to the Yucatan Peninsula!

Early in the morning, you'll be picked up at your hotel in a first-class, air-conditioned vehicle and whisked off on your journey to Chichen Itza.

Along the way, you'll pass through the countryside and some of today´s Mayan towns. Your first stop will be at one of the amazing natural wells (cenote) at Sammula or Ik Kil. There you can dive into a refreshing pool and swim in crystal clear waters, soaking in the natural beauty surrounding you (45 min.-1 hour).

Your next stop will be at one of the oldest cities in the Americas, the colonial town of Valladolid, founded in 1543 C.E. This visit offers you the opportunity to observe the traditional Mayan way of life in a fascinating setting.

Before lunch, you'll have a rest stop and opportunity to shop for Mexican handicrafts and then on you’ll go to a delicious restaurant buffet, including salads, soups, chicken, pork, fish, beef, and desserts. (You may purchase drinks at the restaurant, but they are not included in the tour price.)

After lunch, you'll proceed to Chichen Itza. There, you'll be met by a professional, bilingual tour guide, who will explain the highlights of Mayan history and take you to see the most important pyramids, including El Castillo (The Kukulkan Pyramid), the Observatory, the Great Ball Court, and the Temple of the Warriors, among others. You'll have time to visit the Sacred Cenote and wander and take pictures at your leisure. (Approximately 2 hours in Chichen Itza.)

You'll be returned to your hotel at approximately 7 p.m., depending on where you are staying.

You’ll never forget this once-in-a-lifetime experience at the world’s most famous Mayan ruins!

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from your Playa del Carmen hotel
  • Full-day tour in a first class, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Refreshing dip in a natural well (cenote)
  • Panoramic visit to Valladolid Colonial Town
  • Professional bilingual tour guide at Chichen Itza
  • Admission and tour at Chichen Itza
  • Lunch buffet (drinks not included)

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Departures (local time)

  • 7:30 AM (13 hrs) Duration is approximate

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Wear light sportswear, a swimsuit, walking shoes, and a hat.
• We suggest that you bring biodegradable sunscreen, a towel, your camera, and cash for drinks, shopping, and/or tips.
• If you are arriving in Playa Del Carmen by cruise ship, you will need to take a taxi to meet your guide. The taxi ride will take approximately 20 minutes and cost about $15, one way, for 4 passengers. The details of the meeting place and pickup time will be given to you when your tour is confirmed.
• At all archaeological sites in Mexico, there is an $8-$10 charge for bringing a video camera.

Restrictions

• Minimum age is 5 years old.
• This excursion provides pick up from multiple locations which can cause wait times between tour segments. Regardless, this option provides the best value for tours to Chichen Itza in this region.