Day trip

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

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52 reviews

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS
Day trip

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

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS
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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 in Riviera Maya Meeting point may apply if your location is not in our 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 Itzá taxes ($35 per adult and $8 per child)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Cash
  • 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 hotels
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 52 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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Great tour guide, extensive knowledge to share, very interesting. We were picked up near the beginning of the bus route and spent 2 hrs stopping at other hotels before the bus left cancun for chichen itza. Also many guests were continually 20 min late getting back to the bus which wasted a lot of time. Wished we could have spent more time at chichen itza, felt like we suffered lost time from being in a large tour group. Next time would spend more for a smaller group that'd be more efficient.

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March 28, 2023

Really enjoyed this activity. First, I had to change the date less than 24hrs and they were very flexible. Our tour guide (Carlos) is of Mayan descent so his knowledge is A+. He shared some amazing info. Transportation was clean and comfortable. Tour well run and stop in Valladolid was beautiful. The cenote was the most beautiful one I've seen. Long day but worth it!

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March 28, 2023

We’ve had a lot of fun on the trip. It’s a long day, we were picked up at around 7:45am and were driven to the rest of the group, we’ve then headed to Chichen Itza followed by lunch in a Mayan community, a swim in the Cenote and a final trip to the town Valladolid. We were back at our hotel at 9pm which was very late, but the tour also covered a lot. Niza our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful whenever we needed something. I can recommend if you want to visit Chichen Itza hassle free.

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March 28, 2023

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