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Chichén Itzá Mayan Ruins Day Trip

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Wander the remarkable ruins of Chichén Itzá, capital of the ancient Maya, on this full-day cultural excursion. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, explore the city's sacred temples, grand pyramids, and ceremonial sights as you unravel the mysteries of the Mayan civilization.

Begin your day with a convenient pickup from your hotel. Once arriving at the UNESCO-listed Chichén Itzá, take in the elaborate complex of pyramids and stone structures. Marvel at the towering Temple of Kukulkan which—standing 75 feet (22 m) high—is adorned with the image of Kukulkan, the Mayan feathered snake god. Twice a year on each solstice, the sun hits this dazzling step pyramid at just the right angle so the shadows create a snake that winds down the steps.

Measuring 554 feet (168 m) long and 231 feet (70 m) wide, walk onto the largest ball court in the Americas. Here, stone rings high above the ground were once used for serious ritual games—resulting in death to the losing team's captain. Then stop to ponder the rows of stone pillars in the Temple of a Thousand Columns and gaze into the deep waters of the Cenote Sagrado, or Sacred Well, where the Maya made countless human sacrifices to appease their gods.

After a day of archaeological discovery, board the awaiting bus for your journey back to Cancun.

Wander the remarkable ruins of Chichén Itzá, capital of the ancient Maya, on this full-day cultural excursion. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, explore the city's sacred temples, grand pyramids, and ceremonial sights as you unravel the mysteries of the Mayan civilization.

Begin your day with a convenient pickup from your hotel. Once arriving at the UNESCO-listed Chichén Itzá, take in the elaborate complex of pyramids and stone structures. Marvel at the towering Temple of Kukulkan which—standing 75 feet (22 m) high—is adorned with the image of Kukulkan, the Mayan feathered snake god. Twice a year on each solstice, the sun hits this dazzling step pyramid at just the right angle so the shadows create a snake that winds down the steps.

Measuring 554 feet (168 m) long and 231 feet (70 m) wide, walk onto the largest ball court in the Americas. Here, stone rings high above the ground were once used for serious ritual games—resulting in death to the losing team's captain. Then stop to ponder the rows of stone pillars in the Temple of a Thousand Columns and gaze into the deep waters of the Cenote Sagrado, or Sacred Well, where the Maya made countless human sacrifices to appease their gods.

After a day of archaeological discovery, board the awaiting bus for your journey back to Cancun.

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Chichén Itzá Mayan Ruins Day Trip

Activity Location

Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Cancun


Highlights

  • Cultural exploration of UNESCO-listed Chichén Itzá

  • A chance to learn about ancient Mayan rituals & beliefs

  • Sights include the Kukulkan pyramid & the Cenote Sagrado

  • Ancient walking trails through a complex of temples & ruins

  • Knowledgeable bilingual guide provides insightful commentary


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Chichén Itzá

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Cancun hotel

  • Commentary in English and Spanish


Exclusions

  • Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • The archaeological site is not wheelchair accessible.


Chichén Itzá Mayan Ruins Day Trip ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5

3/5 15 Feb 2019

The cordination between Expedia and Best Day was terrible. Plus contacting Best Day is a farce. The trip itself was good and did not take as much time as advertised.

Kenneth K

United States

3/5 15 Jan 2018

We ended up going to a cenote as well which was not stated in the description. We could have had the opportunity to swim, had we known and packed our swim suit. Also, contacting them to set our pick up location was a bit of a hassle.

Elizabeth H

United States

5/5 15 Jan 2018

This was a very well organized trip! Our two guides were very knowledgeable (Paco and Alejandro) and our driver was able to get us to our destination safely (Juan). You also get to go to one of the Cenotes (zhaamal) however, Expedia did not list it as one of the activities.

Lauren R

United States