DISCOVER THE MAYAN MARVELS OF CHICHÉN ITZÁ
Sightseeing, Cultural, Packed lunch
Set off to discover the most famous Mayan ruins in the world: Chichén Itzá is one of the seven wonders of the modern world! We are stunned by the magnificence of this site and are engrossed by Mayan culture thanks to our local guide.
What we will see
- Sightseeing tour of the interior
- Chichén Itzá
- Pyramid of Kukulcan
- Temple of the Warriors
- Cenote and pelota pitch
What we will do
- We leave the port behind on a coach and go on a sightseeing tour of the interior across the Yucatán peninsula bypassing the capital of Mérida and venturing into the lush rainforest typical of this region.
- We then reach our destination: the unique archaeological site of Chichén Itzá, one of the most spectacular testimonies of the Mayan civilisation.
- Accompanied by our local guide, we visit some of the most famous buildings of this site which covers an area of 3 km² and which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- The ruins were once part of a large city that was one of the most important centres in the region. Several buildings are still standing today. During the visit, we view the most famous and best preserved of the Mexican pre-Columbian step pyramids: the pyramid of Kukulcan, the feathered serpent god.
- Among the most important buildings on the site, the Temple of the Warriors stands out; a stunning construction built on a stepped platform, surrounded by wide porticoes and a forest of columns.
- As the tales told by our guide take us back in time to discover Mayan culture, we observe the mystical cenote where the ancient civilisation practised human sacrifice and the pelota pitch, the largest in Mesoamerica at 70 metres wide.
What you need to know
- The coach transfer from Progreso to Chichén Itzá takes approximately 2 hour and 15 minutes each way.
- There is no time to stop for lunch, so a packed lunch will be provided on the coach. We anyway recommend having a large breakfast.
- This excursion includes a walk over uneven surfaces with steps lasting approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- To use your camera within the archaeological site it is necessary to pay a tax (approx. 5-8 U$D). * Tripods and professional videocameras are not permitted.
- Headphones will be provided during the visit to Chichén Itzá.
- Comfortable shoes are recommended.
- Do not forget to bring a hat, sun cream and insect repellent.
- Climbing onto the ruins is not permitted. *This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems or wheelchair users.