Mystic Chichen Itza & Valladolid

  • Destination: Yucatan, Mexico
  • Runs On: Wednesdays, Fridays
  • Tour Type: Shared or Private (Pending availability)

This full day excursion gives you the opportunity to visit one of the most fascinating ancient ceremonial sites on the planet – Chichen Itza. Add a visit to the colonial city of Valladolid and a swim in an amazing underground cave or cenote and you have a day full of marvels. While this tour may be a long day, what you’ll get back in culture, adventure and fun will be well worth your time investment.

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Tour itinerary

• Guided tour of ruins of Chichen Itza
• Swimming stop – Cenote Dzitnup
• Buffet Yucatecan lunch in a historic Spanish hacienda
• Sightseeing/shopping in the historic city of Valladolid 

Tour Price
Shared – $124 per person
Children 11 yrs or less: $108
Private – Check private tour rates table below
Due to the long day, we do not recommend this tour for children under 6.
Prices are in U.S. Dollars
What's Included
Deluxe air-conditioned transportation, professional bilingual guide, entrance fees to ruins and cenote, guided tour of archaeological site, water and soft drinks throughout the day, snacks and lunch.
Group Size
We use 12 passenger Toyota touring vans or 16 passenger Mercedes super-vans, so our tours groups are limited in size. This is not a bus tour! Booking early is recommended.
Tour Pick Up
Our shared group tours leave from and return to Playa del Carmen. Pick up/ drop off included at most hotels in or south of Playa del Carmen proper. If you’re staying outside of our pickup area, we have a central meeting point in downtown PDC. If you are not sure if your hotel is within our pickup area, please send us a quick email inquiry. Private tours are door to door pickup/ drop off, however, additional transportation charges may apply for some locations, i.e. Puerto Morelos to Cancun. You will receive detailed pickup information along with your tour confirmation upon booking.
How do I book?
Click on the “Book Now” button or the Reservations tab in our footer menu below. On our YucaTreks Tour Calendar, choose the tour and date you wish to book, click on it, and simply follow the instructions to make your PayPal deposit payment. Your tour confirmation will include pickup details, what to bring and other info you’ll need for the day.
Private Tours?
If you have a group and prefer something more exclusive, we can schedule this tour almost any day that suits you,  and even customize the itinerary. Ask for a quote


Private Tours Rates

Group Size Price / Person Group Size Price / Person
1 $395 6 – 8 $145
2 $230 9 – 11 $125
3 $190 12 – 14 $120
4 $175  15 – 17 $115
5 $160  18 + $110

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Visit an ancient wonder of the world – Chichen Itza

Appointed a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, then declared one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007, once you see this archaeological site for yourself you’ll understand why it is the most visited Mayan Ruin in the area! This vast Mayan city was constructed in phases providing the most diverse examples of Mayan architectural styles in one location. Chichen Itza was one of the Mayan World’s most important cities with an array of monumental buildings. The most famous is the Pyramid of Kulkulcan, with the Temple of 1000 columns and the largest ritual ball court in the Mayan World following close behind.

Your Yucatan tour is diverse and fun

We start the day early to avoid the midday heat and beat the tour bus crowds that descend upon this Mayan Ruin site. Chichen Itza has plenty to see and we want to make sure that you experience this fantastic site and all it’s splendor fully. Our goal is to create a different tour experience, an intimate excursion with friends that is fun, relaxing and education.

A historic cenote and hacienda is next

No visit to the ruins in the Yucatan is complete without a way to cool off afterwards! The next stop on the itinerary is a visit to one of the areas amazing cenotes. The Yucatan landscape is unique and special with its abundant cenotes, fresh water filled sinkholes, or entrances to the regions subterranean river systems. These natural wonders are perfect for a refreshing swim. If you haven’t seen a cenote yet, you are in a for a surprise!

An authentic Yucatecan culinary experience awaits all of us at our next stop. This spread will make any foodie overjoyed. The combination of a historical setting, family recipes and fresh ingredients is hard to find anywhere else. Lunch is served in a historic and picturesque hacienda where you will enjoy a tempting selection of traditional Yucatecan dishes. Try their hand-made tamales, salbutes, and kebes or dig into Mayan specialties like Pollo Pibil, Cochinita Pibil, Lomitos de Valladolid, Escabeche de Pavo, Frijoles Charros all served with home-made torillas. Vegetarians have no fear, there will be plenty of tasty options for you as well!

Experience the colonial town of Valladolid

We end the day with free time to stroll around the quaint colonial town square (El Zocalo) of Valladolid. This historical city has the oldest church in the Yucatan, colonial Spanish architecture, family-run shops and wonderful crafts by local artisans. Take a few pictures, perhaps do a little shopping, a perfect conclusion to your Yucatan day.

One unusual sidebar to this tour is the often-requested stop at the Valladolid prison. The prison is well-known for their quality hammocks. We have permission to view and purchase these hand-made hammocks, some of the best quality hammocks in the Yucatan. This is a program developed by the Federal government to assist in the rehabilitation of their prisoners!

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