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Chichen Itza and Valladolid Private

Cancun / Riviera Maya / Cozumel / Tulum


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Take a journey back in time with your own private and guided exploration of the most majestic Mayan site in Mexico — Chichen Itza. You’ll also freshen up and swim in the clear, cool waters of a cenote (freshwater sinkhole). Finish your day with a visit to nearby Valladolid, whose colorful buildings and small town charm will take you to bygone colonial times.
  • Visit Chichen Itza in style by taking your own private transport and guide
  • Learn from about the majestic ruins, such as the Temple of Kukulcan pyramid, from your bilingual private guide
  • Swim in the refreshing waters of a nearby cenote (freshwater sinkhole)
  • Walk on the colonial streets of the magical town of Valladolid
  • Activity duration: 8 hours (not including transportation time to and from activity)


Experience the splendor of Chichen Itza

Starting with a private transfer from your resort early in the morning, you’ll be on the road to the majestic archaeological site of Chichen Itza. When you arrive to this pre-Columbian Mayan city, located in the Yucatan jungle, you’ll be stunned by plenty of intricately built structures, most notably the towering Temple of Kukulcan Pyramid.

Your private guide will show you around the expansive grounds and you’ll learn about the other ruins on the site, including the Observatory, the Temple of Warriors, and the Great Ball Court. With so much history and ancient mystery, you’ll see why Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage site, designated in 2001 as one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’.

Swim in a cenote and visit Valladolid

After taking in the best of Chichen Itza, hop back on your air-conditioned vehicle and ride toward a nearby cenote, a natural sinkhole with clear, refreshing groundwaters. You’ll swim in these sacred waters, which the Mayans considered a channel to their gods in the underworld.

After lunch (not included), the next stop of your private excursion will be the magical town of Valladolid, known for its colonial allure and radiant facades. Enjoy a more relaxed pace as you explore the town’s square, surrounded by lively colored buildings and churches, plus the same cobblestone streets where Spanish conquistadors walked centuries before. Take your final photos of this quaint town before your private vehicle gives you a comfortable ride back to your resort.


  • Round-trip, air-conditioned private transportation
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological site of Chichen Itza
  • Certified bilingual guides
  • Bottled water
  • Umbrellas to protect from sun or rain
  • Wet towels for after the end of the excursion
  • Entrance fee to the cenote

Practical Information

  • Please bring a swimsuit, beach towel, change of clothes, comfortable shoes, hat/cap, biodegradable sunscreen, and repellent, sunglasses, waterproof camera, and extra money for souvenirs
  • Please note that the drive to Chichen Itza may take up to 2.5 hours each way
  • This excursion is not suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • The use of professional photographic equipment, including tripods, at the archaeological site is strictly prohibited
  • Lunch is not included but left at the discretion of the guest. The guide can recommend restaurants if so desired
  • Snorkeling is not recommended for those who are pregnant, have respiratory problems, injuries, back/neck issues, heart conditions, or conditions that can cause loss of consciousness
  • Please note that our partner will be providing transportation in their vehicle so that you can enjoy this exciting excursion.

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English / Spanish
  • Tour Location(s): Yucatan
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 9 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
  • Good Physical Condition Required: Yes
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: Yes
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