Day trip to the Mayan archaeological sites of Chichen Itza & Ek Balam + swimming in a Cenote - transport included

Day trip to the Mayan archaeological sites of Chichen Itza & Ek Balam + swimming in a Cenote - transport included

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Access to Chichen Itza as soon as it opens

Discovering the archaeological site of Ek Balam

Swimming in a Cenote

Guide, transfers and lunch included

Essential information *

Duration
12 hours

Languages

English
Spanish

Starting time
4:30 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.

Description

Head out for a discovery-packed day and visit the archaeological sites of Ek Balam and Chichen Itza, before enjoying a dip in a Cenote!

A transfer will pick you up very early in the morning at your Cancún hotel or at one of the meet-up points. You'll drive to the archaeological site of Ek Balam, so you can tour it as soon as it opens (arriving around 8am). Excavations at this site began some twenty years ago and are still ongoing. It's one of the few sites on the peninsula where you can still climb one of the pyramids and enjoy the view of the Mexican rainforest. 

You'll then set off (about 1 hour drive) to the legendary archaeological site of Chichen Itza. A listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was one of the most important religious centres in the Yucatán. During your guided tour, you'll be able to admire the El Castillo pyramid, the temple of the warriors and El Caracol, the city's circular astronomical observatory.  

After a morning's sightseeing, you'll dig into a Mexican buffet lunch at a local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, you'll be driven to the Samaal Cenote for a relaxing break (about 1hr free time). The Cenotes are natural sinkholes, created by the erosion of limestone, and partially filled with fresh water. These natural pools are a must when visiting the Yucatán.

You'll then be driven back to your hotel or meet-up point, depending on the option chosen (you'll arrive back around 6pm).

Options

Choose your pick-up/drop-off point when booking:

If you choose to be collected from/dropped off at your hotel please provide your hotel's address. This option is only valid for hotels located in:

  • Cancún

If you want to be picked up from a meet-up point, please choose from the following options:

  • Crown Paradise - GO MART VILLAS DEL REY - 4:30am
  • Presidente Intercontinental Cancún Resort - 5:10am
  • In front of Plaza Las Perlas Mall - 6am
  • Crazy Hot Coyote - 5:40am

Good to know

  • Availability: Tuesday and Saturday
  • Pick-up time: transport from 4:30am
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Location: Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

 

  • Transport included! When booking, you'll be given two transport options:
  • If you choose to go to one of the meet-up points in Playa del Carmen or Cancún, please select your preferred choice when booking. This option is cheaper, but you'll have to find your own means of getting to the meet-up point. 
  • If you choose to be picked up from your hotel in Cancúnn, please provide the name of the hotel when booking. This option provides you with the comfort of leaving from and returning to your accommodation after your excursion. 
  • Important: Please note that in summer (April to October), the meeting times are one hour earlier

Price includes

  • Transfers from/to your hotel or meet-up point
  • English or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Admission to the archaeological site of Chichen Itza
  • Admission to the Ek Balam archaeological site
  • Admission to the Cenote
  • Buffet lunch

Price doesn’t include

  • Drinks
  • Lifejacket (mandatory)
  • Taxes for archaeological sites ($955 MXN / $54 USD)
  • Tips
  • Any other extras

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