Chichen Itza Day Trip with Lunch from Playa del Carmen (Plus Package)
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Chichen Itza Day Trip with Lunch from Playa del Carmen (Plus Package)

11 hours
English, Spanish

When it comes to exploring Chichén Itzá and its ancient structures, its important to take your time enjoying all that you get to see. That is why this day trip is designed to give you plenty of time visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site with an expert local guide, as well as time going beyond the ancient Mayan ruins to see a real and wonderful side of the Riviera Maya. In addition to seeing one of Mexicos most famous archaeological sites, you also get to enjoy a lunch featuring local dishes; a refreshing dip in a cenote; and time to see the beauty and history of Valladolid, a city filled with art, restaurants, and shops.


  • We go beyond traditional sightseeing . Our bilingual guides have spent years learning all there is to know about Chichén Itzá. Expect the famous things you want to see, as well as hidden gems.
  • Fresh, local ingredients are on the lunch menu. Expect rice, fresh fish, and tender meat; assorted fruits and vegetables
  • We care about our Mayan culture. As natives, we hope to connect you to our history through nature, food, and stories of science and astronomy.
  • Experience some of the best cenotes. While each offers its own beauty, on this day trip you get to swim in refreshing waters of the Saamal Cenote.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by a/c vehicle
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Entrance to Chichen Itza
  • Buffet lunch
  • Box Lunch
  • 2 drinks during the lunch (water, beer or soft drinks)
  • Bottled water/ soft drinks and beer after the activities (archaeological zone and Cenote)

Not included:

  • State Tax applies Per Access of $400 MXP or its equivalent in USD (30$)
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Please note: Child price is for 3-10 years old. No professional cameras allowed by Chichen Itza authorities. We recommend comfortable shoes and clothes. We also recommend a change of clothes for after your cenote swim. Bring a bathing suit and towel; biodegradable insect repellent; sunglasses; hat.


Start your day with hotel pickup

Expect to be picked up right at your hotel door in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum hotel zones in the early morning. Your climate-controlled vehicle is equipped with hand sanitizers and bottled water for your comfort and safety.

Drive to Chichen Itza

Sit back for a comfortable trip to the ancient capital of the Mayan Empire with your expert guide. Chichén Itzá is located about 125 miles from Cancun, making for a 2.5-hour drive. Along the way, your expert guide will answer any questions you may have about the day ahead, and share interesting stories as you drive along highway 180.

Start with Lunch

Taste cuisine that is unique to the Yucatan with options such as chicken, fish, beef, pork, steamed vegetables, fresh fruit, salads and desserts.

Begin Your Chichen Itza Discovery

On this Chichén Itzá day trip, the majority of your time is spent exploring this ancient site, where you learn about the majestic pyramid and surrounding architecture that has been recognized as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World by UNESCO. Expect even surfaces and easy walking with as many breaks as you need, including free time.

Swim at the Saamal Cenote

In the afternoon, depart Chichén Itzá for about an hour to relax in the pure and refreshing water of this spectacular underground cenote. For those who want to swim, grab a provided (and required) life jacket and make your descent down stone stairs. Alternatively, there is plenty of space on a viewing platform for you to enjoy a waterfall and cool off.

Take a relaxing drive through Valladolid

After a reinvigorating swim, the van will be waiting for you. Finish this incredible experience with a brief visit to the city center of Valladolid, where you can enjoy colonial-style architecture and palm-tree lined avenues and plazas, from the comfort of the air-conditioned vehicle. The San Gervasio Cathedral is a sight to behold.

Depart back to your hotel

After a day learning about the famous Chichén Itzá with stories of the serpent king Kukulkan; swimming in a cenote; and enjoying the tastes and sights of Valladolid, its time to depart back to your hotel in Cancun, Tulum, or Playa del Carmen. Expect to arrive in time for happy hour and dinner, whatever you wish to do in your evening.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation 48 hour in advance 100 % Refund
Cancellation 24 hours in advance 50% Refund
Cancellation same day or no show will not be able to refund.
Amin Sanchez
With GetExperience since 2024

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