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Cancun/Riviera Maya: Chichen Itza and Cenote Ik-Kil Day Tour

1. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Chichen Itza and Cenote Ik-Kil Day Tour

Explore the ruins at Chichen Itza on a guided tour from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Choose between a private or small-group tour and beat the crowds and the heat with early morning access. Learn about the history of Mexico with insightful commentary on one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Start your adventure with an early pick-up from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Beat the crowds and the heat as you arrive at the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza. Follow your guide around the once-bustling complex, learning about the rich history, religion, culture, and daily life of the Maya. Wander around the Mexican pyramids, gaze at the spectacular stone carvings, and take photos by the glorious steps of the ruins. Board an air-conditioned vehicle and leave right before the morning gets too warm and the crowds increase. Head to the charming town of Piste for a quick look around before making your way to Cenote Ik Kil. Marvel at its stunning views, take photos of the turquoise waters and lush vegetation, and maybe squeeze in a quick dip before going for lunch. After filling your belly with some local food, board the vehicle once more and make your way back to Cancun and Riviera Maya with nothing but knowledge and memories to remember your adventure by.

Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum Private Tour with Lunch

2. Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum Private Tour with Lunch

Discover the cradle of the ancient Maya civilization on a private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza. Marvel at the main monuments, such as the Kukulkan pyramid temple and the columns of the Temple of a Thousand Warriors. Learn more about their ancient beliefs at the observatory of El Caracol temple and other attractions. Then, cool down in one of the sacred underground swimming holes at the Ik-Kil cenote. Enjoy a buffet lunch before visiting the Lost City of Coba. Explore the network of temples by pedicab, and climb the tallest pyramid temple on the Yucatan peninsula for panoramic views of the rainforest.   End with a visit to the archaeological site of Tulum. Admire the main monuments of the only Maya ruins in Mexico located on the side of a cliff. Get stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and feel the soft white sand between your feet.

Cancún: Classic Chichen Itza Day Tour with Lunch

3. Cancún: Classic Chichen Itza Day Tour with Lunch

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 folk dance show. Spend your day exploring, also declared one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. founded in the year 514 AD, 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.

Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itzá, Ik Kil and Coba Tour

4. Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itzá, Ik Kil and Coba Tour

Join a guided day trip from Cancún or Playa del Carmen to visit 3 popular sites on the Yucatan Peninsula – Chichen Itza, Coba, and the Ik Kil cenote. Stroll through the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, then head for a dip in a cenote followed by lunch. Continue your Mayan history immersion at Coba. Start your journey in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan and head to Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Discover its majestic temples, including the iconic Pyramid of Kukulkan, with a guide. Next, discover a very different site at Coba, the remains of which are mostly hidden under the Yucatan jungle flora. Climb to the top of Nohoch Mul, the tallest pyramid in the region, and enjoy views of the jungle. Next, stop for a swim at the nearby sacred cenote of Ik Kil. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit in the fresh waters of this open-top sinkhole, before making the return trip back to Cancún or Playa del Carmen.

Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, & Valladolid with Lunch

5. Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, & Valladolid with Lunch

Depart for the archaeological site of Chichen Itza between 07:10 AM and 08:10 AM and prepare yourself for a 2.5-hour historical tour of the most famous of the ancient cities of the Yucatec Maya. Named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007, Chichen Itza was once one of the largest cities of the Mayan civilization and thought to be one of the most mystical. See the stunning pyramid Temple of Kukulkan and marvel at the row of columns in the Temple of a Thousand Warriors. Look at the observatory temple of "El Caracol" and continue to highlights such as the sacrificial pit of the Great Ball Court, where the ancient ball game of "pok-ta-pok" was played. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Then, take a refreshing swim in the cenote of Ik-Kil and experience an underground lake on one of the subterranean river systems sacred to the Mayans. Enjoy lunch before driving to Valladolid, where you will spend about 30 minutes in the 16th-century colonial city before the return journey and drop off at your hotel between 06:30 and 07:30 PM.

Chichen Itza Full-Day Extended Tour from Cancun

6. Chichen Itza Full-Day Extended Tour from Cancun

Discover one of the "New Wonders of the Modern World" on a full-day trip back in time to the unique Mayan temples of Chichen Itza. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, you will drive down the coast of the Maya Riviera, enjoying a breakfast en route. Upon arrival, a local guide will lead you on a fascinating tour of the archaeological remains to reveal the vision of the world as viewed by the Mayans. Learn about Mexico’s pre-Hispanic history at landmark monuments, such as the Kukulcan Pyramid and Temple of a Thousand Columns. You will have some free time to explore this magical place on your own, before heading to the cenote (sinkhole) of Saamal. Swim in the cold and mysterious underground waters, and learn why they were sacred to the Mayans. Taste the flavors of the Yucatan and Mexico at a local restaurant. Then, re-board the coach to drive back to Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Complimentary water, soda, and beer will be served on board throughout the tour, and before your drop off you will take a panoramic circuit of the colonial city of Valladolid, built over the Maya town of Zaci-Val in 1545.

Chichen Itza Full-Day Tour: Xichén Clásico

7. Chichen Itza Full-Day Tour: Xichén Clásico

Visit the sacred Mayan city of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New7Wonders of the World. Your bilingual guide will take you on a tour of the archeological site, showing you the main pyramids before leaving you to explore the area on your own, and to enjoy the views. On this full-day tour, you’ll also travel to the ancient Xcajum cenote, formed by the collapse of a cave. You’ll reach the cenote by descending 25 meters below the surface on a stairway carved into the limestone rock. Enjoy a swim in the deep natural pit that’s open to the sky! You’ll also enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the site (drinks at extra cost).

Chichen Itza, Coba and Ik-Kil Cenote: Private Tour

8. Chichen Itza, Coba and Ik-Kil Cenote: Private Tour

Enjoy a private 11-hour trip to 3 top Yucatan attractions, arriving at Chichen Itza before the crowds. Chichen Itza was recently named one of the New7Wonders of the World. Walk along the columns in the Temple of 1,000 Warriors. Climb El Castillo, the 98-foot-tall pyramid that towers over the ancient grounds. Learn about Mayan culture and history. Continue to Ik-Kil Cenote, a fresh water swimming hole that the Mayans considered sacred. Climb down into the cenote for a dip in the mineral-rich turquoise waters, then refuel with a traditional Mexican buffet lunch. After lunch you’ll visit Coba, yet another ancient city, where you can climb the tallest pyramid on the Mayan peninsula.

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What people are saying about Cenote Ik Kil

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 422 reviews

Roberto was a great guide. We had an excellent time. My only small complaint was that they booked the tour with both English and Spanish speakers. Roberto handled switching back and forth between the two languages really well, but perhaps whoever books the tour should be more careful trying to avoid that?

very good tour, without taking us to waste time in craft markets so that we could buy, visit the pyramids and cenote without stress and small group easy to make friends between the components of the group, grace Jaqueline

Great trip and tour guide from TripGuru Alex was brilliant. We both really enjoyed hearing all about the history behind the Mayan Temples. The swim at the Cenote after was lovely too, great experience.

The guide Roberto was excellent. It tells the story from passion and knowledge and that is appreciated. The driver Luis, super friendly and respectful. I highly recommend them. a wonderful duo

Sergio as a guide is great! A good tour and really recommended. The only small minus point: there was not enough drinking water available.