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Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, and Valladolid Day Trip

4.3 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS

Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, and Valladolid Day Trip

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS

From US$ 46.97 per person

Discover one of the most important Mayan sites, Chichen Itza, on a bus tour from Cancun. Take a dip in the Ik Kil Cenote with its deep turquoise waters and embark on a walking tour of Valladolid.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Cancun locations. You may need to meeting at a designated meeting point if your location is not in the activity provider's charted routes.


  • Step into ancient Maya on a guided tour of the Chichen Itza archeological site
  • Uncover the secrets of Mayan cooking with a live gastronomic demonstration
  • Enjoy a delectable lunch full of local flavors in an airconditioned restaurant
  • Cool down with a swim thorugh the crystal-clear waters of the Ik Kil Cenote
  • Admire the grace and charm of the colonial architecture in Valladolid's own town
Full description

Travel back in time with a guided tour of the Mayan Chichen Itza ruins. Swim thorugh the azure waters of the Ik Kil Cenote and have some free time to explore the charming town of Valladolid. Watch a live Mayan cooking demonstration and sit down to a delicious buffet lunch. 

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Cancun. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive to Chichen Itza to experience one of the 7 wonders of the world. Pay the local tax and follow your guide on a tour of ancient Mayan sacred sites. 

Engage your senses with a live cooking demonstration. Be amazed as a chef whips up delightful Mayan dishes with local vegetables and fauna. Transcend frontiers and experience the culinary diversity of Mexico. 

Savor a buffet lunch packed with mouth-watering flavors. Head to the Ik Kil Cenote and descend a staircase carved in stone to enter the deep pool. Immerse yourself in the cool waters of this site that was once sacred to the Mayans. 

Continue the town of Valladolid and have some free time to take a stroll through the streets to soak up the colonial architecture. Return to your accommodation in Cancun at the end of your excursion. 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour at Chichen Itza
  • Ik Kil Cenote swimming
  • Lockers and life jackets during the cenote swim
  • Lunch and gastronomic demonstration
  • Bottled water throughout the tour
  • Bilingual guide
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Chichen Itza local tax
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Tripods
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally-located Cancun and Riviera Maya hotels
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
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The two guides: Mario and Mauricio are incredible, very well prepared, nice and they really made us passionate. The tour is really complete, discovering the Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza, a dip in the paradise of the Cenote, a “muy rico” lunch and a trip to Valladolid, well deserved and well organized. I really recommend it to everyone

August 1, 2022

Good tour overall. They picked us up on time and took us on a big bus, which was comfortable and a great option given it was a 2.5 hour drive each way to Chichen Itza. But, there were a few things that were not ideal. One, lunch was not served until 4pm and they don’t give you much time to get food when the chichen itza tour ends at about 2pm, so we were all starving. Two, at about 8:30am or so the guide woke us up with an annoying alarm noise to talk for an hour and try to sell us a Mayan calendar of some sort which seemed to be just a piece of paper. Three, the Valladolid stop was unnecessary in my opinion. There isn’t much to see, you’re surrounded my tourists traps and people trying to sell you stuff. We were all exhausted by that point it was already around 6:30pm and just wanted to go home. We didn’t make it back to Cancun until 9pm. We had a good driver though and it was all well organised.

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July 27, 2022

I came across Alexis, a guide of Mayan origin, who shared his culture and his passion for the country with us, the coach came to pick us up at the hotel and dropped us off at the same place, everything went very well passed even if the duration at the cenote is too short, 1 hour to change and swim. Excursion on May 22, 2022

May 30, 2022

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