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Merida: Chichen Itza, Yokdzonot Cenote, and Cooking Class

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Merida: Chichen Itza, Yokdzonot Cenote, and Cooking Class

Activity provider: Co'ox Mayab
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From US$ 185.79 per person

Discover the wonders of the Mayans on this unique tour. Depart from Merida to visit the great Chichen Itza, one of the 7 New Wonders of the World. Participate in a cooking class with a local community and cool off in the incredible Yokdzonot cenote.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your guide will pick you up shortly before departure time. Please be ready 5 minutes early.
Private group


  • Marvel at the amazing Chichen Itza archaeological site
  • Participate in a Yucatecan cuisine cooking lesson
  • Relax in the crystalline waters of the Yokdzonot cenote
Full description
Depart Merida in the morning to visit the archaeological site of Chichen Itza. Admire the pyramid of Kukulcan and the surrounding buildings, such as the ball game court and the Observatory. Then, travel to the community of Yokdzonot, and discover it's amazing and unique cenote, which is operated by a cooperative made up of mostly local women. Take a refreshing swim in the blue waters of the cenote and opt to add on activities like zip-lining or rappelling between its vertical walls. After cooling down, participate in a cooking lesson with locals. Prepare delicious Yucatecan dishes like salbutes (deep fried tortillas) and panuchos (stuffed tortillas). Finish your visit with a delicious, traditional meal in the restaurant of the cooperative. Transfer from Yokdzonot back to Merida, arriving at around 5:00 PM.
  • Entry to Chichen Itza archaeological site
  • Entry to Cenote Yokdzonot
  • Life vest, access to dressing rooms, bathrooms, picnic area, and rest palapas
  • Lunch and beverages in the restaurant of the cooperative
  • Transportation during the trip with driver-guide
  • Guided tour inside Chichen Itza
  • Zip-line and rappel activities
  • Access to hammock (to be requested onsite)
  • Activities and personal expenses outside the program
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Our tour guide Eyder was fantastic and we really had a great time with him. Chichen Itza is full of tourists and we had to get an audio book before we arrived to get us round the site, but it was great to see. The best part of the trip was the cenote as it was one of the less visited ones by travel companies and the food there by the corporative was delicious!

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April 23, 2022

Our guide was very friendly. We were confident and she even made a little extra stop to show us a district of the city on our return (because we got back early, because we hadn't "elapsed" all our time allotted for the day) The cooking class is very simple and short. I would have liked to make the dough myself. But the cenote staff is very nice. We enjoyed ourselves because at 3 p.m. we were the only ones in the Cenote! Unforgettable experience !

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February 2, 2022

Product ID: 382732