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Cancún: Cooking Class in Mayan Towns & Chichen Itza Tour

Cancún: Cooking Class in Mayan Towns & Chichen Itza Tour

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Step back in time on a Mayan tour from Cancún to the ruins at Chichen Itza and to the towns of Piste and Tekom. Take a cooking class, visit a bee farm, and eat a delicious Yucatecan lunch.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please arrive in your hotel lobby ten minutes before your pickup time.


  • Discover how to cook and taste age-old Mayan recipes with a local family
  • Visit the ruins of the once bustling Mayan epicenter that was Chichen Itza
  • Have the chance to explore the charming Mayan towns of Piste and Tekom
  • Witness ancient beekeeping practices and meet a unique bee species at a farm
  • Learn about the ancient Maya civilization and its people’s history and culture
Full description

Learn about the history and day to day lives of Mayan people on a full day tour from Cancún to the ruins at Chichen Itza and to the towns of Piste, and Tekom. Uncover how the ancient Maya civilization was one of the most sophisticated indigenous civilizations in Mesoamerica. 

Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in Cancún and relax on the drive to the Chichen Itza ruins. Purchase your tickets to the archeological site and enjoy a guided tour. Hear about the rich history, religion, culture, and daily life of the Maya. Admire the Temple of Kukulcán pyramid. 

Continue to the Mayan towns of Piste and Tekom. Explore some of the larger settlements in the area and see how they have evolved over the years. Stop by Jardin Alak to appreciate the lush greenery and tranquility of the garden.

Make your way to a cooking class where a local family will teach you how to cook age-old recipes passed on from generation to generation. Whip up some tasty local fare and bring home some recipes to share with your friends and family. 

Head over to a local bee farm to learn about the ancient Mayan beekeeping practices. Meet a unique species of bee that is only found in this area before sitting down to a traditional Yucatecan lunch. Return to your accommodations in Cancún. 

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • English/Spanish-speaking tour guide
  • Mayan cooking class
  • Class recipes
  • Yucatecan lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees to Chichen Itza (571 Mexican pesos in cash, no $ or credit cards accepted)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine

Product ID: 409498