Day trip

From Cancún: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Maya Full-Day Tour

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25 reviews

Activity provider: Alltournative
Day trip

From Cancún: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Maya Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Alltournative

From US$ 169 per person

Enjoy this guided tour of Chichen Itza and beat the crowds by being some of the first to arrive in the morning. Explore the majestic Cenote Maya, snorkel, rappel, and taste a delicious traditional meal. Relax with pick up and drop-off from your hotel.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Roundtrip transportation is available from most Riviera Maya hotels and from a fixed meeting point in Tulum (located at Súper Akí Tulum, Carretera Federal Tulum Ruinas s/n, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico). Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


  • Explore the impressive Chichen Itza archaeological site
  • Discover the Cenote Maya Native Park with included adventure activities
  • Participate in a Mayan ritual led by a shaman
  • Cool off in the crystalline waters of a cenote
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch with handmade tortillas
  • Choose between a shared or a private tour
Full description
Start your day with pick up from your hotel in the Riviera Maya or Cancun between 6 AM-7:30 AM. After arriving at Chichen Itza between 9:30-10:00 AM, start your 2-hour and 15-minute tour of the archaeological site. The name, Chichen Itza means “water well of the Itzan people” and it was the capital of the Maya area and its most revered center of worship. Walk through remarkable buildings and get detailed explanations provided by your expert guide during the tour. Arrive at Cenote Maya Native Park at approximately 1:30 PM and spend approximately 2.5 hours in the park.  Visit and refresh yourself at Cenote Maya and descend into the region’s most impressive cenote. Its crystal-clear waters and geological formations make it an impressive natural jewel. Ascend from the underworld through a tunnel or use the large wooden staircase.   Optional activities include swimming, diving, and rappelling. Delve into the natural wonders and participate in an authentic ceremony of blessings carried out by a Maya shaman. Enjoy a traditional menu made with organic orchard supplies and handmade tortillas. At the end of the day, relax with drop-off back at your hotel at approximately 6:30-7:00 PM.  
  • Guided tour of Chichen Itza
  • Admission to Chichen Itza and Cenote Maya Native Park
  • Equipment required for activities
  • Lockers
  • Water and continental breakfast on board
  • Buffet lunch
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from most Riviera Maya and Cancun hotels
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from a meeting point in Tulum
  • Photos at Cenote Maya - available to purchase
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People under 3 ft 6 in (110 cm)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
  • Cameras
  • Smoking
  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Video recording
  • Audio recording

Know before you go

  • Harness sizes are available for waist sizes of 23 to 42 inches and thigh sizes of up to 26 inches
  • Maximum weight: 264 lbs
  • Minimum height: 3.6 feet
  • For safety reasons, hands should be kept free; the use of cameras and recording devices of any kind (including cell phones, or tablets) is not allowed, except for "action cam" (Go Pro) style, only if it is assembled on a chest or head mount during the excursion
  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most Riviera Maya and Cancun hotels
  • Pickup from the Costa Mujeres area is only available Monday to Friday
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 25 reviews

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Picked up on time then there was a sandwich and an apple in the bus. After that we went to the Mayan ruins and then we went swimming in a cenote with food. However, the 12-hour excursion definitely includes a 6-hour bus ride, which you should know, because the ruins are about 150 kilometers away. So you have to put up with it. Otherwise we saw and experienced a lot and the cenote was really a dream. But also very cold, which is a good refreshment at the temperatures

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May 30, 2022

We really enjoyed this tour. We tried a couple other tours offered at the hotels too, and I wish we would have booked our other trips from them too. I can only recommend this tour. Karina was a really good guide and super helpful. Being early at the Chichen Itza helped a lot to skip crowded times and Cenote experience was just amazing. :)

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April 4, 2022

The tour was really fantastic! Our guide Alexandro was super nice and made the tour unforgettable for us as a driver and as a guide! The many information about chichen itza and also at the cenote were very good. It was a very nice day that made our vacation even more beautiful! Even if you are a little scared at the sight, you must definitely over the rope into the cenote !!! This is really fun

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February 17, 2022

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