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Chichen Itza and Cenote Full Day Tour from Playa del Carmen

3.5 (14)
Playa del Carmen, MX

Chichen Itza and Cenote Full Day Tour from Playa del Carmen

3.5 (14)
Playa del Carmen, MX
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Experience the wonders of Chichen Itza and dive into the mystical beauty of a cenote on this full-day tour from Playa del Carmen. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Mexico as you visit one of the 7 wonders of the modern world, exploring the magnificent monuments of Chichen Itza. Take a break for a delicious lunch before continuing your journey to the enchanting city of Valladolid, where you can capture breathtaking photographs and indulge in traditional sweets. Finally, cool off in the crystal-clear waters of Cenote Saamal, a truly mesmerizing cenote with its shimmering turquoise pools. With its perfect combination of cultural experiences and natural wonders, this tour promises to create unforgettable memories. Don't miss out on this incredible adventure!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 12 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit one of the 7 wonders of the modern world
  • Complemented by admission to a beautiful cenote
  • Stop at the magical city of Valladolid
  • Ideal for photographs and buying typical sweets
  • Experience one of the most beautiful Cenotes
  • Round ground transportation and Certified Guide
  • Regional buffet style food
  • Chichén Itzá Archaeological Zone and Sacred Cenote Admission
  • Visit City of Valladolid
  • Drinks $ 3 USD approximately
  • Tax and entrance fee $44 usd. per person
  • Tips (Optional) $ 0 USD
  • Life Jacket Rental (Mandatory to swim in the cenote) $4 USD

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Experience the wonders of ancient Mayan civilization on the Chichen Itza and Cenote Full Day Tour from Playa del Carmen. This captivating tour takes you to the iconic Chichen Itza, one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Marvel at the impressive architectural marvels and learn about its rich history with a knowledgeable guide by your side. But that's not all! This tour also includes a visit to the enchanting city of Valladolid, known for its charm and vibrant culture. Immerse yourself in the local atmosphere and snap some memorable photographs. Lastly, enjoy a refreshing dip in the stunning Cenote Saamal, one of the most beautiful cenotes in the region.

What to expect?

During this 720-minute tour, you can expect to explore Chichen Itza's most significant monuments and gain insights into the ancient Mayan civilization. Discover the hidden stories behind the majestic pyramids and temples, such as the iconic Temple of Kukulkan. Afterward, you'll head to Valladolid, where you can capture the essence of Mexico through its picturesque streets and indulge in some delightful traditional sweets. Finally, you'll visit Cenote Saamal, where you can cool off in the crystal-clear waters and witness the natural beauty of the cenote firsthand.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and culture lovers alike. Regardless of your age or background, this experience will transport you back in time and provide a deeper understanding of Mayan heritage. Couples, families, and solo travelers will all enjoy this journey, as it combines educational elements with exciting exploration.

Why book this?

By booking the Chichen Itza and Cenote Full Day Tour, you'll have the opportunity to witness the magnificence of Chichen Itza while also exploring the charming city of Valladolid and swimming in a breathtaking cenote. This tour offers an all-in-one experience, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in Mexican culture and history. With a knowledgeable guide accompanying you throughout the journey, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the significance of each site and have any questions answered along the way. This tour guarantees a blend of adventure, education, and natural beauty, making it an unforgettable experience.

Good to know

Please note that the total duration of this tour is 720 minutes. The tour includes pick-up from hotels or a designated meeting point based on your location. You'll have the opportunity to explore Chichen Itza for 90 minutes, followed by a 40-minute visit to the beautiful Cenote Saamal. Additionally, you'll spend around 20 minutes in Valladolid. Make sure to bring comfortable clothing and footwear, sunscreen, a hat, and a bathing suit for the cenote visit. During the tour, other inclusions and exclusions will be provided for your convenience.


Visitors who have embarked on this tour rave about the memorable experiences and fascinating insights they gained. The guide's knowledge and passion for the subject were highly praised, enhancing the overall journey. Travelers particularly enjoyed the opportunity to swim in the mesmerizing cenote, which provided a refreshing break from the historical explorations. The well-planned itinerary and comfortable transportation received positive feedback, creating a seamless and enjoyable experience. Overall, customers were left inspired and impressed by this day tour, highlighting its value and significance in uncovering the mysteries of Chichen Itza and immersing oneself in Mexican culture.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Chichen Itza

We make a stop for lunch and later we take approximately 2 hours and a half of travel and we go to one of the 7 wonders of the modern world, visit the most significant monuments of the Archaeological Zone.

Admission Included


About 40 minutes of transfer to the next stop in the center of the beautiful city of Valladolid, ideal for photographs and buying typical sweets.

Cenote Saamal

Then we take about 30 minutes to the stop to one of the most beautiful Cenotes in the area.

Admission Included



3.5 (14)


The bus ride is comfortable, but restroom was inoperable. The Cenote was nice, good location and tourist amenities. The Chichen Itza ruins are great, no long lines. Vallalodid city was nice stop for food, tourist items and church visit. Will recommend to family and friends


Unforgettable. Awesome tour of Valladolid, where they should've let us 1 hour, instead of only 30 minutes. Chichen Itza was wonderful, we had a guide that gave us many historical information. If you travel to this part of the world visiting Chichen Itza is a must. You will remember it forever. At the end the cenotes was simply spectacular, nature at its best. These people organising the tour they really work their socks off, from the guide inside the coach to the drivers. I send you a big thank you.


Pros: This tour is very good... We enjoyed Chichen Itza - it was hot but bring fan, umbrella, water and sunblock. Cenote is only 1 hour :( and Valladolid Church 30 mins. The lunch buffet was good. Transportation is comfortable and clean. Ernesto was nice we gave him good tip. I recommend this tour. Cons: They pick us at 7am at our hotel. The issue is until 9:50am they still picking up people from different locations without telling us. You should inform people who's already in the bus the time of the tour. We didn't have enough time at the Cenote and Valladolid. But we still enjoy the tour


Ok it was a great trip. I'm saying this first if you want more time and each place this is something u should do on your own and not in a big group. Yes we had 2 hours at Chichen Itza but by the time u get off bus, get tickets and stand in line through security. Your time goes down. U have to take in account for all that. We got like 30mins on our own after the guided tour. To take pictures and to walk around to see everything. They do have vendors there. Way cheaper than the place you stop first for lunch. They tell you not to buy from them cuz they will scam you. Yes if u don't know what your doing they will get you. One of the vendors tried to tell me I could have something for free lol. Yeah ok. Same with the other places you go ur in a hurry and feels rushed. So again if u want more time don't book with a large tour. We had a bus full. The buffet was awesome the food was great. I gave it 4 stars only because it just felt rushed. I give props to the diver at the center who found my phone. My daughter had jumped off the ledge and ended doing a belly flop. She started crying and was hurting. Without realizing I didn't have my phone around my neck I put it down and swam to her. I felt the people were awesome and nice every place we stopped. Thank you for all the info and knowledge the tour guides had.


The tour started on a pick up point closed to my hotel. Then they take you to the main place where you pay the extra money 30USD, get a bracelet and a sticker with the name of your tour guide and the bus number. The bus left around 8.30am. We arrived at a restaurant around 11am. There you have lots of souvenirs and a buffet lunch with not many vegetarian options and the food is not great. After that you go to Chichen Itza and get 2 hours to visit. Then the cenote where you get 1 hour. And then valladolid city for 30mins. We left valladolid at around 6.30pm and arrived at Playa del Carmen at 9pm. It's a very long day but you get to do many things.


Tour lasts 16 hours! If you want to sit 8 hours on a bus, this is the tour for you. We were picked up at 7:15 am, and left back at the hotel at 23:20. We went to unnecessary spots, such as a "souveniers and artisan" shop, where everything was made in China. Every tour in Playa del Carmen forces you to visit a Cenote and a very boring small town. I just wanted to see Chichen Itza! Still, this is the cheapest tour, at least that's one good thing. The tour guide unfortunately never gave any valuable or new information to us, except at Chichen Itza.


Booking through viator was so easy and efficient and the price was right. The tour company was very well organized and communicated immediately after booking and throughout the process. The tour guides were decent. The meal was ok. The bus was comfortable and clean. I do have a couple negative comments about the tour to share as a warning to others 1. The process of the pick up from the hotel, transport to the “shop” in playa for payment of tax, and organizing and loading of buses, multiple additional passenger pick ups on the way, and drop offs after was extremely long 2. There was an unexpected stop at a “mayan collective market” where the restaurant was which took over an hour. I’m sure the tour company got kick back. Total waste of time and over priced 3. The actual cite visits were very rushed…only two hours at chichenitza, one hour at the cenote, and half an hour in Valladolid. 4. Very Long day most of it spent in the bus- left the hotel at 7:20am and didn’t get back until almost 10pm.


Besonders beeindruckend war die archäologische Stätte von Chichen Itza. Alles andere war nicht wie erwartet. 7.10 Uhr wurden wir abgeholt und zu einem Sammelplatz gebracht, von dem erst gegen 9 weiter ging zu einer Art Maya- Shoppingcenter mit Mittagsbuffet von wo es erst gegen 14 Uhr weiter ging zu Chichen Itza. Dort waren wir gegen 15 Uhr und 17 Uhr ging es schon weiter zum Cenote, wo wir gegen 18.30 ankamen und es zum Baden schon zu kühl war. Dann ging es weiter nach Valladolid, da war ea dann leider schon dunkel und wir hatten nur 30 Minuten Zeit. Um 22.30 Uhr waren wir wieder im Hotel. Sehr schlecht getimed. Die englische Version des Guides hat man sehr schlecht verstanden. Vielleicht lag es an dem Micro im Bus. Alles in allem enttäuschend. Einziges Highlight war Chichen Itza. Alles andere war wie eine mexikanische Kaffeefahrt.


Visitar Chichén Itza. Excelente. Una experiencia única, pero me hubiera gustado que pasar más tiempo del tour allí. Y el guía muy bueno.


En mi opinión la visita está mal estructurada y enfocada: las 3 primeras horas del tour se central en ir a una cooperativa con artesanías y souvenirs. Ya desde que estás en el bus llegando el guía intenta que compres un calendario maya personalizado. Después de pasa mucho tiempo en la cooperativa: es verdad que hacen una ceremonia maya, eso está chulo, pero también te explican durante media hora las artesanías con obsidiana y diversos productos para que compres. Después media hora "libre" para comprar y a las 11 de la mañana te llevan al buffet para que comas.. a esa hora pues bueno, tampoco has hecho demasiada hambre. Después ya por fin nos llevaron a Chichén Itzá pero allí solo estuvimos 2h (una hora de explicacion y otra libre). A continuación nos llevaron al cenote que es visita express y después a Valladolid a una parada de media hora. Nos habría gustado estar más tiempo en Chichén y en el cenote y menos tiempo en la cooperativa. Es cierto que de todos los tours ofrecidos era el más barato, pero se nos hizo muy escaso el tiempo en las 2 visitas de las que más ganas teníamos. Entiendo también que se anime a colaborar y contribuir con la comunidad maya y comprar algún detalle... Pero no que se centre y se enfoque tanto en que vayamos a comprar y nos lo vendan de esa forma, es demasiado agresivo.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-23 05:17