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The Mayan Experience Tour: Chichen Itza, Valladolid, and Ek Balam

  • Go with a guide: See landmarks you may not recognize on your own
  • Admission tickets to Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, and cenote included
  • Lunch and tailored walking tour in colonial Valladolid
The Mayan Experience Tour: Chichen Itza, Valladolid, and Ek Balam
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The Mayan Experience Tour: Chichen Itza, Valladolid, and Ek Balam

Avoid the stress of planning out separate visits to iconic Yucatan landmarks on this full-day tour. On walking tours of two ancient archaeological sites, Chichen Itza and Ek Balam, your guide ensures you see points of interest that most visitors miss if on their own. Break up the tour with a refreshing swim in a cenote and lunch in the colonial town of Valladolid.

What to Expect

The day begins with a pickup from your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel. Greet your guide and then head to the ancient Maya city of Chichen Itza, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Going with a guide ensures you see unmarked points of interest that visitors often miss.

Take a break to swim in a secluded cenote, sinkholes that Mayas thought were entrances to the underworld. Next, head to the less-frequented archaeological site of Ek Balam, where your guide provides necessary historical context.

After a buffet lunch, your guide takes you on a walking tour of Valladolid, known for its colorful colonial architecture and historic main square. After the day ends, relax on the ride back to the doorstep of your hotel.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent and informative

Very happy i went on this tour. Our Guide Edwin and driver Aldo, were awesome. The 6am wake up was perfect as we arrived in Chichen Itza when hardly anybody was there. We left when it was getting packed and hard to get any pictures....More

Thank JOSE M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing Experience !!!

We took the tour with just ourselves and 1 other family. Carlos and Diego were amazing . They took their time , Carlos answered any and all questions we had with great knowledge. Looking around at some of the other groups near us with 50...More

Thank dai dai M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great full day tour of Mayan ruins and culture

Picked this tour after wanting Vallodolid/Cenote tour from Moon Palace but couldn't fit that into our schedule. Glad to find out about this smaller tour option (12 people max); and smart to arrive at Chichen Itza early befor the crowd. Booking was straightforward and they...More

Thank Dave_Eggs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
wonderful tour and guide

We were uncertain about choosing this tour because it seemed like it would be a pretty long and exhausting day. I have to say that this tour was worth every single moment. Our driver, Alejandro, and our tour guide, Mario, were absolutely spectacular. Mario gave...More

Thank jmart841
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Absolutely recommended!!!

During our staying at Cancun/Yucatan area, I had several activities but this was absolutely the best! This was such a hardcore excursion that they pick us up at 6:20 am and drop us at 8:30 pm, but you'll regret if you don't have this. All...More

Thank Canbreath
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