Along the way, you'll pass through the countryside and some of today´s Mayan towns. Your first stop will be at one of the amazing natural wells (cenote) at Sammula or Ik Kil. There you can dive into a refreshing pool and swim in crystal clear waters, soaking in the natural beauty surrounding you (45 min.-1 hour).
Your next stop will be at one of the oldest cities in the Americas, the colonial town of Valladolid, founded in 1543 C.E. This visit offers you the opportunity to observe the traditional Mayan way of life in a fascinating setting.
Before lunch, you'll have a rest stop and opportunity to shop for Mexican handicrafts and then on you’ll go to a delicious restaurant buffet, including salads, soups, chicken, pork, fish, beef, and desserts. (You may purchase drinks at the restaurant, but they are not included in the tour price.)
After lunch, you'll proceed to Chichen Itza. There, you'll be met by a professional, bilingual tour guide, who will explain the highlights of Mayan history and take you to see the most important pyramids, including El Castillo (The Kukulkan Pyramid), the Observatory, the Great Ball Court, and the Temple of the Warriors, among others. You'll have time to visit the Sacred Cenote and wander and take pictures at your leisure. (Approximately 2 hours in Chichen Itza.)
You'll be returned to your hotel at approximately 7 p.m., depending on where you are staying.
Departures: 07:30 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Wear light sportswear, a swimsuit, walking shoes, and a hat.
- We suggest that you bring biodegradable sunscreen, a towel, your camera, and cash for drinks, shopping, and/or tips.
- At all archaeological sites in Mexico, there is an $8-$10 charge for bringing a video camera.