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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Tulum Including Cenote and Lunch

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Tulum, Mexico

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

The ancient archaeological site of Chichen Itza is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enhance your experience of Mexico’s iconic landmark on a day trip from Tulum, which includes lunch and a cenote visit. Plunge into the refreshing waters of Cenote Saamal, capture photographs of Chichen Itza highlights including the Kukulkan Pyramid, and feast on a buffet lunch inspired by Mexican classics. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Tulum are included.  
  • Full-day tour of Chichen Itza and Cenote Saamal from Tulum
  • Visit the must-see Chichen Itza, one of the New7Wonders of the World
  • Tour the archaeological site and see highlights including the Kukulkan Pyramid and the Ball Court
  • Cool off with a swim in the cenote and enjoy a buffet lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Tulum are included
Guided visit
Certified bilingual guide
Lunch
Pickup and drop-off in Tulum Meeting Point San Francisco de Asis Store
Visit to a sacred cenote
Gratuities
Drinks during lunch
State Tax applies Per Access of $486 MXP or its equivalent in USD

Departure Point

Súper Akí Tulum, Carretera Federal Tulum Ruinas s/n, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

Traveler pickup is offered
Meeting Point  at Main  Entrance  Grocery Store SUPER AKI on  Avenue  Cobá Carretera Federal Tulum Ruinas s/n, by  Carretera Federal y Av. Tulum Oriente, 77780 Tulum, Q.R.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your day with hotel pickup and board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for the UNESCO-listed Maya site, Chichen Itza. During the journey, your guide provides a historical overview of Chichen Itza’s prosperous past.

Arrive at Chichen Itza and embark on a tour of the site, visiting highlights including the iconic Kukulkan Pyramid, the Temple of Warriors, and the Ball Court, whose acoustics have mystified scientists for centuries.

Enjoy free time to explore the site independently before reconvening with your guide for a buffet lunch featuring regional dishes—drinks can be purchased at your own expense.

During the tour you'll also have a chance to cool off with a swim at Cenote Saamal, a limestone sinkhole in the Yucatan jungle.

Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your Tulum hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Suytun Cenote
Start the experience by visiting the great Suytun, one thin stone walkway that gets you into a perfectly pool where you can immerse your self in to the turquoise water. This is one of the most photogenic cenotes
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Suytun Cenote
Enjoy a delicious and tradictional buffet lunch from a Yucatecan kitchen in the restaurant nearby the cenote.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chichen Itza
After you swim in to sacred waters and tasted our traditional dishes will go to Chichen Itza.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chichen Itza
Be amazed by one of the New Seven Wonder of the World and know about its history on a guided tour. Discover the Temple of Kukulkan also known as "El Castillo" , the circular observatory El Caracol and The Great Ball Court wich is the largest playing field in Mesoamerica. Just to mention some of the structures.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Valladolid
Last stop but not least, Valladolid. We briefly visit this colonial town located in the heart of Yucatan, by the main square you can buy souvenirs form the local artisans and see the churche of San Gervacio.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children ages 3 years and under are free, but their seats are subject to availability. They may have to ride on their parents' laps if seats are not available
  • It is recommended that you bring comfortable lightweight clothing, walking shoes or sneakers, a hat, sunglasses, a swimsuit, a towel, an extra change of clothes and biodegradable sunscreen
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chichen Itza Day Trip from Tulum Including Cenote and Lunch?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza Day Trip from Tulum Including Cenote and Lunch.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chichen Itza Day Trip from Tulum Including Cenote and Lunch?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza Day Trip from Tulum Including Cenote and Lunch.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chichen Itza Day Trip from Tulum Including Cenote and Lunch?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza Day Trip from Tulum Including Cenote and Lunch.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chichen Itza Day Trip from Tulum Including Cenote and Lunch?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza Day Trip from Tulum Including Cenote and Lunch.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Chichen Itza Day Trip from Tulum Including Cenote and Lunch?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza Day Trip from Tulum Including Cenote and Lunch.

Traveler Tips


  • "To give you more time in the cenote, I recommend starting the day wearing your swimsuit under your clothes so it takes less time to change." See review
  • "And the cenote stop is first, so save some time and wear your suit out." See review
  • "I would suggest calling the phone number given to confirm a specific pick up time and place." See review

Reviews

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star-5
All around amazing!
Brian_R
, Oct 2020
We did this trip as our first adventure of the week and could not have been happier with the experience. Our guide Saulo and driver Erlan were both absolutely incredible! Saulo was such an informative, friendly, and thoughtful guide the entire day and really made it special for us. We happened to be the only non-Spanish speaking couple on the tour but he still informed us of every detail and always made sure we were taken care of. The lunch stop was good and the Chichen Itza ruins were absolutely amazing. Cenote swim was also unreal and perfect way to cool off on a hot day. Everything was timed perfectly and Erlan drove beautifully getting us everywhere on time and more than safely! Highly recommend and Saulo & Erlan were simply the best!
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star-5
Cenotes
Sharlou_M
, Oct 2020
The tour is well organized and educational.Staff are amazing!You can’t go wrong with this one.Worth every penny.
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star-5
If you want a one day experience in Tulum. Book this tour
Moussa
, Oct 2020
This tour was just amazing. You met at Super Zaki around 8:50 and left at 9:20. Firstly I want to thank the driver Feliz, the two guides Gozanlo and Adrian. They were friendly and very attentive. The first stop was at the Maya Village where they explain everything about the Maya and then you can shop. Then we had lunch( Good ). We drove to the Chichen Itza and spent 2 hours there,please make sure to bring water and umbrella cause it is very hot there. From the chichen Itza, we went to the Ceniote and spent 1hour there( Great experience). The last stop was in Valladolid the first city for 45 minutes and we came back to Tulum. Overall it was a great experience.
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star-3
What They Don’t Tell You
Charles_S
, Oct 2020
First, I highly recommend you embark on this excursion because it’s a great overall experience that I would have given 5 stars in if not for: 1. The tour guide discussed female monthly cycles in his expose chat on Mayan culture. It was bizarre and completely unnecessary. Everyone in our group was visibly uncomfortable with his jokes about the topic. It’s not as if he was speaking from a scientific or medical standpoint and I deducted a star as a result. 2. I had to take off another star because of the constant cajoling for additional revenue. The tour company makes you go through an outdoor, open-air Mayan gift shop filled with junky trinkets for 45 minutes. You’re basically forced. Then, after the cenote swim, they do this again at a different location: another 45 minutes in a forced, open-air city square. Trust me, you’re exhausted by this point and want to do anything other than shop. It’s all an effort to make a buck. I’d rather be charged more up from than have my time wasted. All that said, I would still do it again because Chichen Itza and the cenote were once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
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star-5
Fun, educational, and awe-inspiring day
Faith_B
, Feb 2020
We loved our time with this tour! It is a long day--we were picked up from the Super Aki in Tulum (the tour description says that hotel pick-up is available, but this is not true: you'll need to get to the Super Aki for pick-up) at 9:30 and didn't get back until around 8pm. However, the day is jam-packed with activities, and the tour operators on the bus make the bus time very instructional and interesting! We learned a lot about Mayan culture and history on the way there. For 2 educators, this was very exciting. :) The timeline is as follows: 9:20ish pickup 11:00ish Arrive at a Mayan village, where you will spend 30 minutes being blessed by a shaman and shopping. After this, you will have about an hour to spend at the cenote in the village (it's amazing!!!) before 45ish minutes to eat at the lunch buffet in the village. To give you more time in the cenote, I recommend starting the day wearing your swimsuit under your clothes so it takes less time to change. Leave the village around 2pm. 3:00 arrive at Chichen Itza. We were given 2 hours to explore Chichen Itza before getting back on the bus. 6:00 Arrive at Valladolid for 30 minutes of exploration. 8:00ish Back in Tulum. We had SO MUCH FUN and highly recommend the trip! It's a great deal.
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star-4
Beautiful
jlhyoga
, Feb 2020
I very much enjoyed this trip to chichen itza. The bus was very comfortable and the guides very knowledgeable. When I thought I lost my phone they rallied to help find it. Note that you must rent a life jacket at the cenote for 30 pesos. And the cenote stop is first, so save some time and wear your suit out.
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Delightful Day
tmoyes21
, Jan 2020
Our guides were well informed and I enjoyed learning about the Mayan culture on our way to Chich’en Itza. We chose not to swim in the cenote but still enjoyed watching others as they swam. Chich’en Itza was great. There was time to explore after seeing the major structures and there were lots of vendors if you wanted souvenirs. Really enjoyed the stop at Valladolid and wish we had more time there. Overall, it was a delightful day.
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star-5
Great all around
misheriff78
, Dec 2019
Don’t believe any of the negative reviews. This tour is balanced with the solicitation and actual viewing of the ruins and cenote. There is a rallying point, but after that you’ll be satisfied with what you paid and experienced.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
We appeciate your positive feedback, we work everyday to keep up with the service we are providing to please our cusomers
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constant advertisements
Katie J
, Sep 2019
I want to start by saying our guide at chitchen itza was amazing ! That was the one great part of this experience! But all the way to chitchen itza (2 hour bus ride) they were feeding us advertisements and trying to sell us obsidian and Mayan calendars. Then after visiting chitchen itza they dropped us off at another touristy town so we could spend more money there (this added 2 hours to our trip and was not on our itinerary) it was very frustrating.
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star-3
Long day, bit disorganised and very crowded
lindalM3128UQ
, Aug 2019
I booked this tour as it was advertised as a small group of 15 people maximum with hotel pick up from Tulum at 8 am with English speaking guide. Well mostly none of that happened. We had to get ourselves to a supermarket on the edge of town and had to wait until the bus arrived at 9.30am. A massive bus already packed with 40 or 50 people. Our guide did not stop talking the whole way, a mix of English and Spanish that was very hard to understand. We stopped at a very touristy souvenir market, then had a quick dip in the cenote which was very crowded and not all that clean. Lunch was a very average buffet where we were encouraged to leave tips for the waiters and dancers. By 3pm we finally made it to Chichen Itza which was very crowded and disorganised at first but once we got in there absolutely fantastic though too many tacky souvenir stalls. Our guide here was fantastic too. Very long drive back with another stop off at Vallelodid that was OK and finally back to our supermarket bus stop at 8pm where we had to find a taxi back to our hotel.
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