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Mexico: Chichen Itza Tour With Drop Off In Cancun, Riviera Maya Or Tulum 9 hours

  • Shared tour
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The Mexico Chichen Itza tour offers an immersive journey into the Mayan empire.

Explore the historic ruins of Chichén Itzá, a site named from Mayan words symbolizing its deep cultural roots. The name of Chichen Itza derives from the Mayan words "chi" meaning "mouth", "Chen" meaning "well" and "Itza" which is the name of the people of this region.

The tour highlights the main groups of the site: the Toltec-influenced northern group and the central group from the early period. The adventure continues with a visit to the sacred cenote of Ik Kil, providing a unique opportunity to swim in its waters, rich with historical significance.

Then you will visit the sacred cenote of Ik Kil, where you will be able to swim.

Start this interesting adventure by being picked up in Downtown Merida at 9:00am.

Then you will head to Chichen Itza archeological site, where you will have around 2 hours of Guided tour along with your specialized english speaking tour guide. The tour guide will take you around all the archeological site including the amazing buildings of the ceremonial center that was used by the mayan's to pray to our Gods like Chaac the God of the Rain, to purify our lands for agriculture.

Visit the 6 temples of the archeological site and learn how the Mayans lived in this amazing metropoli.

You will also visit the Sacred Cenote which was used to make human sacrifices back in the days.

Then you will have 45 minutes free time, where you can go around the site to buy souvenirs or take pictures and you can also enjoy the impressive flora and fauna of the jungle.

After the visit of the archeological site, you will be taken to the beautiful Cenote of 'I Kkil' to refresh your body where you will have full facilities with lockers, life jackets and restrooms.

At the end of the visit to Chichén Itzá you will have lunch in a nearby restaurant and then we will take you to the bus terminal. We will give you your bus ticket and you will travel on your own by bus to your final destination. The bus leaves at 16.30 hrs from Chichen Itza and then lets you in the bus station which is Cancun or Riviera Maya.

You will arrive at the terminal of your destination where you will have to take a taxi to your hotel at your own expense. Approximal arrival in Cancun is 18:30, then the vehicle heads to the Riviera Maya and arrives at 19:00 hours.

Total time for the tour and transfers: approximately 10-11 hours.

What's included

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  • Pick up in Merida and drop off by bus
  • Lunch
  • Guiding in selected language
  • Transportation


  • Accommodation
  • Cold drinks
  • Dinner
  • Other meals


Available in

English, Spanish

Available for

Children, Adults

Departure & Return

Start city: Merida , Yucatán, Mexico

Pick up times available: 9:00

Pick up location: Your hotel in Merida

Ends at: Bus terminal in Cancun, Riviera Maya or Tulum

Nearest airport: Licenciado Manuel Crescencio Rejon Int Airport (MID)

Eco Features:

  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date

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from $118 per person