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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Tulum Including Cenote and Lunch

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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
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Guided visit
Certified bilingual guide
Lunch
Pickup and drop-off in Tulum Meeting Point San Francisco de Asis Store
Visit to a sacred cenote
Bottled water
Gratuities
Drinks during lunch
State Tax applies Per Access of $286 MXP or its equivalent in USD

Departure Point

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

Our meeting point is at the corner of Federal Highway (307 ) and the road to Coba (109) Super Aky Grocery Store

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

77775 Quintana Roo, Mexico

Passengers staying at the Bahia Principe Grand Tulum hotel. the pick-up will be at Hacienda Doña Isabel at the main entrance of the complex on the highway.

Departure Time

9:00 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:  
Cenote Saamal
Start the experience by visiting the great Saamal, one thin stone walkway that gets you into a perfect pool where you can immerse yourself in the turquoise water. This is one of the most photogenic cenotes
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cenote Saamal
Enjoy a delicious and tradictional buffet lunch from a Yucatecan kitchen in the restaurant nearby the cenote.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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 Not Included
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
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cancun Vacation Experts
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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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
  • "Bring some extra cash for lockers at the cenote and for the Mayan handmade items at the lunch spot you stop at." See review

Reviews

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137 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-3
Best part is Chichen Itzá
David_S
, Jan 2022
Chichen Itzá was really cool but I wish we had more time there. The short tour plus one hour really wasn't enough time, the cenote was only ok, we decided it wasn't worth swimming in and the other two stops were borderline annoying. The last stop no one seemed to want to do caused us to be stuck behind an accident on the bus for 3 extra hours. Not the operators fault but definitely left us feeling a bit annoyed.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you very much for the feedback, we will consider all those important details in order to improve the experice.
star-5
This was a great day...
Chanise_G
, Dec 2021
This was a great day trip. Get ready because they are full of surprises. The cenote was by far my favorite part. The tour guides are very entertaining and are also very well educated about the culture. All in all I enjoyed the entire experience 10/10
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for takin the time to leave us a review and to mention our guides, it is our priority make your experience the best.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing experience
Nader_E
, Dec 2021
Amazing experience. The bus ride was comfortable and enjoyable. The tour guides were fantastic storytellers and the archeological site and cenote are a must. Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello Nader: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review.
star-3
Turist trap
Sheila_F
, Dec 2021
We wait in the meeting point around half an hour to leave to Chichen Itza because the tour guides were arranging who paid and who didn’t. The first stop it was basically to buy souvenirs. In the place, we spent around 2 hours, time unnecessary. After that, we continue our trip to Chichén Itzá and finally it started the good part; honestly the tour guide was amazing and he explained everything great so we enjoyed the visit there. The next stop was at the Xenote; a beautiful one but really crowded of tours, situation that made the experience difficult to enjoy. In general was nice trip because we visited and amazing monument but the organization was kinda terrible.
star-5
Great experience
Reena_N
, Dec 2021
Trip was great! Bus ride wasn’t too long. Bus seats were a little cramped, but still fine. All the stops were cool. Learned a lot about the Mayan culture. I wish we had like 30 more minutes at chichen itza, the crnote, and the park square, and spent less time at the expensive market where we had lunch. It was a little rushed. But overall, it was fun.
star-5
Informative, friendly, relaxing
krisskaboom
, Dec 2021
The tour was very informative and relaxing. I felt at ease in the tour guides hands. Being able to shop at local Mayan villages was a real treat and I’m happy to know my dollars are going to honest, hard working locals.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi Kris, We are very happy to receive such good comments, our commitment to customers is to create memorable experiences, we appreciate your comments, thank you for your time.
star-3
Really disappointed
Rachael_B
, Dec 2021
The tour is billed to start at 9am from Tulum but actually our scheduled pick up was 9.40am which would be fine - but we left from the pick up over half an hour late. As everyone else on the tour was picked up from further away the first stop we made was for lunch. The stop was billed as an authentic Mayan village where souvenirs were sold - that could be the case realistically but it really was such a tourist trap. We were spoken to about obsidian stone for ages and then ushered through shops like cattle moving from one pen to another. The stuff was overpriced in compared to other tourist shops which is why I think it was the first stop. The lunch was then a large buffet with a couple of Mexican classics but also sides of spaghetti etc. It was nothing to write home about. When we were finished bottles of a traditional Mayan juice was then handed out in the bus to get us to buy them - could have been a nice thing executed correctly but it was seemingly just another tourist trap. Our next stop was Chichen Itza. We stood around waiting to actually go into the site for about half an hour before going in - we then we’re able to go in and got a tour with our guide. It covered the basics giving context to the buildings but only a small area was covered. We were given half an hour of time to walk around ourselves which really didn’t cut it to see everything. The stop was half an hour shorter than the stop to buy souvenirs which is shocking as it was the headline attraction for the tour. Once everyone eventually got back on the bus we went to a large cenote. 90% of the tour seemed to not want to go in as it was at this point so late in the day thanks to all the time wasted waiting around for people at various stops and we had 50 minutes to go in and out. Our final stop was a Yucutan village - famed for its colourful streets and buildings which was pitch black by the time we arrived and we had 30 minutes here. The tour guide made a special point of telling us about a Chinese restaurant in case we wanted to order for the bus. By the time we had gotten back from the tour I had a banging headache - probably lack of water as the two bottles that the tour mentioned it supplied never materialised and there was little opportunity to get a bottle on the pit stops and see the attractions we’d come to see. Overall if you want a tour to actually see Chichen Itza - this isn’t it. If you want to make as many pit stops as possible for photo ops and have a miserable day but something to post on Instagram then this will do it. To finish the day before our drop off our guides did a speech about tips and how they live off the tips etc. They all did their best to make it an enjoyable tour but ultimately it was poorly planned - it kind of made it even worse that after a miserable day we were given a speech about tips. Not that they were to blame but after all the money paid for not a lot - as each stop came with a hidden cost we thought was included - it’s disappointing that they’re not even paying the guides enough to run the tours.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi Reachel, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a detailed comment, we want you to know that our commitment is to meet the expectations of our clients, it is a shame not to have achieved it this time. I apologize on behalf of our entire team, these comments will reach our manager and let's take the time to create new strategies to prevent this bad experience from happening again. We can only thank you and commit ourselves to improve the service to our customers who are very valuable to our company.
star-5
Great day out!
Sophie_H
, Nov 2021
A very fun tour, which was well managed timewise. Chichen Itza was stunning and our guide had an excellent knowledge of all the historical details. Definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
star-5
My Mayan Chichen-Itza, Cenote, eating and shopping Day Teip!
Candace_I
, Oct 2021
The most memorable points of my trip was Freddy's vast knowledge of the Mayan ruins, Victor's intimate details of Mayan culture and it's relevance to our lives today,and diving into Cenote with the fish and other excited tourists! I felt safe and well taken care of by the guides and bus driver the entire 12 hours! I woild do it again! I loooooove my shopping gift items and the buffet was soooo delicious! You have a great service here!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a good review, that our customers have the best experience is always a priority for us.
star-3
I thought the guides were...
Jhovanna_C
, Oct 2021
I thought the guides were great, and I loved Chichen Itza and the Cenote and the quick (very quick) stop in Valladolid. But maybe I didn’t read the description well, first actual activity is directed towards shopping at this specific place which they sponsor (Mayan community and their school projects). It was informative, but it was a whole hour here (this is the same place were have lunch). And there is also guilt involved (“you would spend as much in a tequila bottle”). Then someone takes your picture there, which I assumed was going to be offered to us to purchase later, but it was worse because they went through the effort of putting it into the label of a bottle of a liquor they make (which is good) and hand it to you to purchase “no pressure”. I felt bad not buying it ($20) but I was not going to drink it and I could not fit it on my carry on bag.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you very much for your feedback we are doing some improvements on the itinerary and the whole tour, it is a shame for us to read your experiences were not good and we do apologize for that.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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