Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, & Valladolid with Lunch
- Pickup available
- Duration: 12 hours
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This was a fantastic tour and Mario was a very knowledgeable guide. Not only did he know everything you could think to ask about the Mayan culture and Chichen Itza site, he was also knowledgeable about other sites in the Mayan and Aztec world. He has many years of experience as a professional guide and a true passion for this subject and for others seeking to understand a different culture. Sure, you can get a cheaper experience, but it will be more like a taxi ride rather than a tour. He was there to pick us up directly at our hotel with a nice vehicle including A/C. He also had beverages ready for us, reading material about the Mayans and would ask frequently if we needed a restroom break. He took us to a fantastic cenote and restaurant for lunch (not the typical tourist buffet). The benefit of a private tour is that you run on your own schedule, no rushing in the crowds and it's completely worry free as he takes care of all the tolls, tickets and logistics.
Everything went like clockwork with the transportation. We waited a short amount of time to get a bilingual guided group. The tour was great and we learned a lot about Hacienda culture from Guil. This particular place has Cenotes that are connected (I was pleasantly surprised that it was more than a quick dip in the pool) and we traversed from the initial Cenote where we entered, through a cave passage, through a canal, into another Cenote which also had a very large, completely underground area with incredible stalactites and stalagmites. After spending some time in the underground area we returned to the second Cenote and went back to the start via a pathway. This was an incredible experience, much more than we initially expected. Our guide Guil was excellent, full of information about the Haciendas and Cenotes.
Wow!!! Let me tell you something ! Ek Balaam should be on everyone’s archeological sites list. It’s up there with Chichén Itza and Uxmal! It’s hard to get to but we’ll worth it !! Israel our tour guide was amazing !!! Jack of all trades kinda fellow ! The cenote to end it’s absolutely amazing !!
The drive victor was great and the guide Carlos was awesome and made the car drive there and back entertaining, along with lots of info on the Mayan culture and communities that are active today.
Great adventure!!! I enjoyed it, and great to know everyone on my trip. Tomas, our tour guide has a lot of knowledge about history! I loved swimming in the cenote