Day trip

Cancún: Classic Chichen Itza Day Tour with Lunch

4.5 / 5

95 reviews

Activity provider: Cancun Vacation Experts
Day trip

Cancún: Classic Chichen Itza Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Cancun Vacation Experts

From US$ 69.99 per person

Travel from Cancún to Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day trip. Take a guided tour of the ancient ruins, visit and swim in the underwater grotto of Cenote Ik Kil, and eat a buffet lunch accompanied by traditional music and dance.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup service for all major hotels in Cancún's Hotel Zone and at main hotels downtown. Please be ready 5 minutes before your pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World
  • Eat a buffet lunch and watch a performance of traditional song and dance
  • Stop at an underwater grotto and enjoy a relaxing swim
Full description

Take a day trip from Cancún to Chichen Itza, the capital of the ancient Mayan civilization, with hotel transfers and entry included. Tour the ancient ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with a guide. Visit the cenote of Ik Kil and swim in its waters. Enjoy a buffet lunch and a folk dance show.

Begin the day with a drive that stops at an underwater grotto, Cenote Ik Kil. Admire the thread-like green vines cascading into the clear blue waters. Dive into the sacred sinkhole for a swim.

Next, stop for a buffet lunch with fresh salads, soups, rice, chicken, fish, vegetables, and regional dishes. Be treated to a festive show where regional people perform traditional dances to folk music.

Continue onward to visit the archaeological site of Chichen Itza. Follow your guide to learn the secrets of the Mayans and the nearly 1000-year history of the place. Gain insight into its historical significance before wandering around the ruins on your own.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance ticket to a sacred cenote
  • Shopping stop at a handicraft shop
  • Buffet lunch
  • Tour of Chichen Itza
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Camera fees
  • State tax (approximately $14)
  • Tips (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable and lightweight clothing, and bring along good walking shoes or sneakers, a hat, sunglasses, biodegradable sunblock, a swimming suit and towel, and an extra change of clothing
  • You should also bring extra cash to buy souvenirs or photographs of your party if you wish
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 95 reviews

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It was fun. It's the most popular activity here, so expect crowds. The vendors next to Chicken Itza were very nice, offering a lot of explanation about what they are selling. The cenote was also crowded. They wanted 50 pesos to rent a life jacket, and you couldn't swim without one. It's super beautiful though. Overall, I recommend this activity.

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December 24, 2022

Good your overall. I enjoyed it. Includes Cenote and Vallodolid along with Chichen Itza. The guides know good english and are very friendly and informative. The only downside was we were taken to this shop before our lunch for about 30 minutes. They had mayan handmade gifts. They obviously have some kind of deal with them to bring tourists. I didn’t really mind it but it makes a long day even longer. I didn’t particularly enjoy the lunch provided either. It’s a buffet which is good however i noticed some flies hovering on the food they were serving which wasn’t great. I would do it again however… It was a good day out

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September 18, 2021

Informative Comfy bus 4 stops in total lunch, chichen itza, cenote, viollidad The staff did not inform us of Some of the extra charges along the way which we’re required including drinks (water) with our lunch, and life jackets at the cenote. Guides were informative about Mayan culture and chichen itza. Also the fist stop was more about encouraging us to spend money than anything else. Viaollidad was not mentioned in the initial itinerary and it was great to see and get a taste of the marquesitas a dessert made by street vendors like a fruit filled Crispy sweet crepe. We were exhausted by the end of the trip and slept most of the 2 hour bus ride back to our hotel. I’d recommend bringing water maybe a snack, towel and insect repellent.

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August 7, 2021

Product ID: 34977