1. Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itzá, Cenote and Valladolid Tour
This is a must-do Chichen Itza tour from Playa del Carmen! A Mayan ruins tour of Chichen Itzá with an expert guide is the number one excursion for visitors looking for a day trip to the Yucatan. With safe and comfortable round-trip transportation, your specially certified bilingual guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel or the meeting point to set off on the journey through the jungle to a different world. Immerse yourself in nature at a jungle eco-park in the Yucatan and marvel at the sacred cenote as you refresh yourself with a purifying swim in crystalline waters. A cenote is a feature unique to the Yucatan Peninsula, an ancient limestone sinkhole in the earth created over thousands of years of natural magic. Cenotes are considered the entryway to the underworld and are sacred sites, a swim in a cenote is truly a once in a lifetime Yucatan adventure. Dig in to a delicious buffet lunch at the restaurant at the eco-park, and be ready for a flavor sensation! Yucatan regional food is truly out of this world and addictive. Mexican cuisine is designated by UNESCO as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” for good reason and the dishes from Yucatan are some of the most unique and flavorful. Foodies are going to love this! After your incredible buffet, you’ll head to the world-famous Mayan ruins of Chichen Itzá. Take a guided tour of the ceremonial site and listen to fascinating tales of the ancient Maya civilization. Your bilingual guides are true experts in the Mayan civilization and their knowledge and entertaining stories of life at Chichen Itza are an immersion in a culture that was way ahead of its time.Enjoy some free time to explore by yourself and walk in the footsteps of the Mayan people. Your final stop is in the colonial center of Valladolid for a quick visit to this charming “Magic Town” of Mexico. The imposing church and architecture of the town surrounding the “zocalo'' or town square are perfect photo ops and a chance to relax and enjoy the laid-back vibes of Yucatan.