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From Merida to Cancun: Chichen Itza, Valladolid & Cenote

1. From Merida to Cancun: Chichen Itza, Valladolid & Cenote

You will start the day tour from a convenient pickup from your hotel in Merida to journey to one of the most important Mayan monuments. The first stop will be at Chichén Itzá, where you will see the pyramid of Kukulcan (El Castillo), known for the play of light from the equinox that casts shadows on each step to create an image of a serpent descending, here, you will be accompanied by an expert certified bilingual guide, who will explain the historical significance of all the most important temples of this ancient city before leaving you to enjoy Chichen Itza at your own. After your walking tour, we set off at an ancient cenote, one of the sinkholes that form part of a network of underground rivers sacred to the Maya people; there same, you will enjoy a delicious Yucatecan buffet meal, then take a stroll around the colonial city of Valladolid to complete your experience; Valladolid is one of the most beautiful colonial cities of Yucatan and is known for the majesty of its temples and the ancestry of its old neighbourhoods; today, it is a peaceful city where you can admire beautiful old houses. Then we will proceed to drop you off at Cancun or Playa del Carmen city so that you can relax and enjoy the rest of your vacation.

From Tulum: Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid Tour

2. From Tulum: Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid Tour

Start your journey by getting picked up in Tulum. Discover Chichen Itza, a spectacular archaeological site and a must-see for those interested in history and culture.  See renowned structures with your guide such as the Pyramid of Kukulkan and the Great Ball Court. Get a glimpse of the achievements of the Mayan civilization.  After Chichen Itza, head to Valladolid, a city where past and present come together. Be amazed by the colorful architecture and the local food culture.  Have lunch in the courtyard of a restored colonial mansion and wander the square and nearby streets. Take photos and enjoy shopping as you get a taste of the slow-paced Mexican life. To finish the day, go to a local community-run cenote, the perfect spot to get away from the crowds and cool down in the refreshing blue waters.

Cancún: Chichén Itzá, Valladolid and Hubiku Cenote Day-Trip

3. Cancún: Chichén Itzá, Valladolid and Hubiku Cenote Day-Trip

Explore the Yucatan Peninsula on a guided day tour from Cancún. Discover the fascinating ruins of Chichén Itzá, swim in a stunning cenote, and make a stop in the charming city of Valladolid. After pickup from your hotel, travel into the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula to discover a sparkling, picturesque cenote cavern pond at Hubiku. Dive into the cool, clear water and chat with your guide about how these jungle-surrounded pools are formed from underground freshwater streams. Afterwards, recharge with a tasty buffet lunch of Yucatecan specialties, before heading to the region's main historic attraction. Upon arrival at Chichen Itza, embark on a comprehensive guided tour that immerses you in the archaeological site's most breathtaking landmarks. Marvel at the mysterious Kukulkan Pyramid, learning about its role in pre-Columbian Maya civilization from your engaging guide. Nearby, take a look at the largest ball court in the Americas and imagine ancient players involved in a rousing game of pok ta pok, a ritual that was practiced throughout the Maya Empire. Catch your reflection in the Cenote Sagrado sacrificial pond, the Temple of the Warriors, and the Observatory, which dates back over 1,000 years. On your way back, make a stop at the main square of Valladolid and admire its colonial architecture and the 16th-century San Gervasio Church before being dropped off back at your hotel.

From Mérida: Day Trip to Valladolid and Izamal

4. From Mérida: Day Trip to Valladolid and Izamal

Discover the culture and heritage of Yucatecan on a day trip from Mérida to the cities of Izamal and Valladolid. Benefit from round-trip hotel transfers, and savor a delicious buffet meal during the tour. After pickup at your hotel, the experience begins with a panoramic visit to the colonial city of Valladolid. Pass through beautiful neighborhoods, and admire the architecture of monuments such as the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, and the Cathedral of San Gervasio. Following the tour, you'll enjoy some free time to explore these sites at your own pace. Continue to a buffet restaurant for a delicious lunch of local Yucatecan dishes. After your meal, take a dip in the cool waters of a cenote by the restaurant. Head towards Izamal, and soak up the atmosphere of this picturesque place. Admire the yellow-painted houses, and learn why this city is known the city of the three cultures. See its pyramids and visit the Franciscan convent, before returning to your hotel in Mérida.

Cancun & Riviera Maya: Valladolid Guided Day Trip with Lunch

5. Cancun & Riviera Maya: Valladolid Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Valladolid is the second city of Yucatan and like Merida, it's a colonial city with an attractive center to explore. You'll find the Main Park (main square), beautiful Church of San Servacio, and murals at the Municipal Palace; you can also enjoy gallery strolls along Calzada de los Frailes where stands former convent of San Bernardino. This could be one off "most beautiful ones" that you've taken anywhere in Mexico! Join us for this exclusive excursion into Valladolid to discover Hacienda San Lorenzo Oxman-a henequén plantation on which we will see how they make tequila tours followed by sampling some samples ourselves during our respite from exploring through Valladolid's historic sites thanks to our experienced guides who will explain each place as well as talk about traditions and customs throughout their region accompanied by delicious buffet with regional menu served up fresh after your tour!

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Overall rating

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based on 2 reviews

We were blessed to have a wonderful weather and the best guide ever. We had Oscar and Cesar. Cesar was our guide and a very enthusiastic anthropologist who loved teaching us about the history of the Mayans and of the local cenotes. The trip took us to wonderful places and we got to eat a fine meal at a top restraunt followed by sampling chocolates at a Local factory. We really got the best tour of Chechen ItZa.

We had a great time on this tour. One of the things we wanted to do before we left was see Chichen Itza. They picked us up at our hotel and our driver and Niko, our guide, made sure that we were prompt with our time so that we would be efficient and get back at a decent time in the evening. The cenote was awesome!!! Definitely a must see cenote. We’re very glad we went with this company and our guide Niko.

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

The trip was a lot of fun, tour guide was very knowledgeable about everything, cenote is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.

The whole excursion was magical the guides were exceptional!