Chichen Itza and Cenote Ik Kil

Chichen Itza and Cenote Ik Kil
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Price: $115.00
Children ages 4 and under may participate free of charge with advanced notice at the time of booking.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 10 minute shuttle (included) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided A small box lunch with juice or fruit, a cereal bar, and bottled water is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable attire, a hat, comfortable closed-toe walking shoes with non-slip soles, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuit under cover-up or light clothing and towel.
Restrictions Backpacks, food and beverage (water only) are not permitted in the caves. This tour can only accommodate collapsible wheelchairs with advance notice. Children ages 4 and younger can attend the tour free of charge with advanced notice at the time of booking. All children must have their own seat, and infants under 1 year of age must be in a car seat. Car seats may be provided upon request, but are subject to availability.

Your journey begins with a scenic two-hour ride that lets you sit back and enjoy the changing scenes of Mexico's beautiful landscapes before arriving at Chichen Itza. Considered to be one of the best Mayan archaeological sites on the Yucatan Peninsula; a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chichen Itza's El Castillo was named one of the New Seven Wonders of World in 2007 after a worldwide vote.

Upon your arrival, your English-speaking guide will inform you all about the Mayan-Toltec civilization and how the religious and ceremonial site was also the urban center of the empire from 750 A.D. to 1200. Several ancient structures are scattered throughout the historic complex's six square miles. They include the Warriors' Temple; El Castillo and the circular observatory called El Caracol. Among the highlights of your two-hour walking tour is the great pyramid of Kulkulcan now named El Castillo offering insight into the Mayans' impressive knowledge of astronomy. The temple has 365 steps, one for each day of the year.

While here, you'll discover the city's water source, natural sinkholes (cenotes) revealing pools of groundwater. You can take a stroll along a hand-carved stairway that leads you to the breathtakingly beautiful Cenote Ik Kil, where you can plunge into the fresh water and cool off before enjoying lunch.

If you are a history buff, this tour is for you!

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Awesome
November 27, 2019
This tour was absolutely amazing and highly recommended for those wanting to make the best of your time in this port. The drive to the destination is a bit far but once you get there it is all worth it. The Cenote was stunning but very cold but refreshing. I do not remember the 2 guys names from the tour but they were both wonderful and was very knowledgeable about the tour they were operating. The Mayan ruins was breath taking on its own and wished we had a lot more time to check it all out.
Reviewer: kati collazo
5 Stars