Chichen Itza was founded around 525 BC and the name of the site alludes to the ITZ (magician, sorcerer) + HA (water) referring to this place as a Sanctuary of the water protected by the wizards. The onsite cenote in Chichen Itza is one of the most renowned not only due to the importance of water as a natural resource for every town but also because it was considered Sacred, a way to enter the Mayan Underworld.
Registered as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988; the Temple of Kukulcán, was recognized as one of the new seven wonders of the modern world. This site is simply amazing and a lifetime experience that should not be missed.
Another must-see is the city of Valladolid which has been recognized as a Magical Town and lives up to its name by the beautiful colonial buildings and the tradition of its handcrafts. To refresh ourselves from a hot day, let’s visit some of the emblematic cenotes of the area, such as the Zaci, Samula or Suytun.
A final highlight will encompass a delicious Yucatecan lunch and a shopping tour in the city.
Duration: Full Day tour.
Time slots: From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm (depending on the season)
Tour Includes: Round trip transfers to the hotel; Bottled water; Snacks; Entrance to the archeological site & professional tour guide: visit to Valladolid town .time for lunch and shopping plus a cenote swim.
Recommendations: Bring comfortable shoes (that hold the heel and preferably cover the fingers), hat, sunscreen and preferably a change of clothes if you are doing the cenote swim.
Requirements: Capability for walking in uneven surfaces.
Additional charges: ** Lunch is not included, we will offer several recommendations in town.
Pricing: Rates are quoted per person.