Day trip

Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, & Valladolid with Lunch

Activity provider: OlMarTravel Mexico
Day trip

Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, & Valladolid with Lunch

Activity provider: OlMarTravel Mexico

From US$ 147 per person

See the remarkable pyramids and monuments of the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza and swim in the cenote Ik-Kil. Learn about the Mayan civilization and visit the colonial city of Valladolid.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup from any hotel in the Cancun Hotel Zone or from the Riviera Maya. For pickups from Downtown Cancun, Isla Mujeres, and other locations, additional instructions will be provided after booking. Pickup is available from your hotel lobby in the Cancun Hotel Zone; for downtown hotels/accommodations in Cancun, you will be provided with a meeting point. For Isla Mujeres hotels, you will be provided with a meeting point in Puerto Juarez Ultramar. Pickup from all-inclusive hotels on Riviera Maya, Akumal, and Tulum is included. For hotels in Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Playacar, and Tulum you will be offered several potential meeting points.


  • Explore the pyramid temples and other monuments of Chichen Itza
  • Swim in the underground lake of Ik Kil
  • Stroll around the colonial city of Valladolid
Full description

Depart for the archaeological site of Chichen Itza between 07:10 AM and 08:10 AM and prepare yourself for a 2.5-hour historical tour of the most famous of the ancient cities of the Yucatec Maya. Named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007, Chichen Itza was once one of the largest cities of the Mayan civilization and thought to be one of the most mystical.

See the stunning pyramid Temple of Kukulkan and marvel at the row of columns in the Temple of a Thousand Warriors.

Look at the observatory temple of "El Caracol" and continue to highlights such as the sacrificial pit of the Great Ball Court, where the ancient ball game of "pok-ta-pok" was played. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Then, take a refreshing swim in the cenote of Ik-Kil and experience an underground lake on one of the subterranean river systems sacred to the Mayans.

Enjoy lunch before driving to Valladolid, where you will spend about 30 minutes in the 16th-century colonial city before the return journey and drop off at your hotel between 06:30 and 07:30 PM.

  • Hotel pickup and drop off from Cancun, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, or Tulum
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual guide
  • Regional buffet lunch
  • Visit to Valladolid
  • Guided visit to Chichen-Itza
  • Visit to Ik-Kil cenote
  • Drinks
  • Life vest at cenote (extra fee)
  • Tips (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Tripods

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour involves a moderate amount of walking
  • The tour’s itinerary may change for the purpose of providing the best service possible and depending on the season
  • The tour is operated from Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, and Tulum everyday
  • The tour is operated from Tulum Downtown every Sunday and Wednesday
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 160 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
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  • Service
  • Organization

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English / Spanish review: La experiencia fue espectacular. La informacion que Luis ( el guia) nos dio fue valiosisima. El esta muy bien preparado. El y el staff son super amables. Perdi mi cell por un momento y Luis movio cielo y tierra hasta conseguirlo. Me fascino todo!!! Super recomendado. Super puntuales. The experience was spectacular. The information that Luis (the guide) gave us was invaluable. He is very well prepared. He and the staff were very friendly. I lost my cell phone for a moment and Luis moved heaven and earth to get it. Everything fascinates me!!! Super recommended. Super punctual.

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March 24, 2023

Very enjoyable trip as long as you come prepared. Bring snacks because “lunch” is around 3:00.. The cenote was beautiful and refreshing after the 2 plus hour tour at Chichén Itzá. The guides were amazing and very informative with extensive cultural knowledge. We might come back again with our teenagers next time.

March 24, 2023

Carlos and Jose did a good job! The drive going and coming back was smooth. Carlos is knowledgeable about history and culture. He always managed to get the group going and kept our group ahead of the other tour buses so we’re not clumped with a big crowd of other travelers The first stop was souvenir shops. For lunch a choice of pork or chicken tacos was included but you have to pay for beverages. We got bottled water and coconut juice for $10. I gave $20 but didn’t get the change… it’s probably my fault because I didn’t understand the server. Inside the grounds of Chichen Itza is peppered with vendors trying to haggle. The noise from some vendors is distracting when you’re trying to listen to the ground tour. The place is an archeological treasure. Vendors should have a designated areas only( my honest opinion only). In Cenote, like I said Carlos was great in getting us there before all the crowd. Yay!!

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March 24, 2023

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