The best Chichen Itza Tour with lunch, visit to Valladolid & Cenote

This is a FULL-DAY TOUR! Experience the wonder of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Swim in a sacred cenote and explore the charming town of Valladolid, filled with colonial houses and local shops. Feast on delicious Mexican and traditional Mayan food and explore the ruins of Chichen Itza with a bilingual guide and also enjoy free time to explore the site and take pictures! Book now to discover the beauty and history of the Yucatan Peninsula!

Visit one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site… yes, the magnificent archaeological site of Chichen Itza! And explore swimming in an ancient cenote and visiting the famous instagrammable town of Valladolid, Yucatan. All this in an amazing tour!

This is a shared tour, this means that you will be joining other people on the tour.  It is one of our client’s favorite tours, book it and learn why! 

Begin with an early pick up to make the most out of the day. Then to start off this wonderful tour and historical journey, we’ll visit the marvelous ruins of CHICHEN ITZA! It once was one of the largest and most important cities in Mesoamerica. Chichen Itza was an important center of political, economic, and cultural power for the ancient Maya civilization. It was one of the largest and most powerful city-states in the region, and its influence extended throughout the Yucatan Peninsula and beyond.

Even after several hundred years of being built, now in ruins, its legacy continues to fascinate and inspire people around the world.

Your bi-lingual guide will share with you fascinating information while you explore the ancient city together. And then you will also have some free time to explore the site on your own and take pictures. 

After a nice walk under the Yucatan sun in Chichen Itza you will have the opportunity to swim in a real and stunning cenote! So don’t forget to bring your swimsuit! The Cenotes were sacred to the Maya and swimming in one of them will not only be amazing but also refreshing.

After swimming in the cenote we know you will be hungry, so it would be time to enjoy a delicious lunch, where you’ll feast on traditional Mayan food and other Mexican delights.

In Mexico there is a popular saying that goes “panza llena, corazón contento” (full tummy, jolly heart). So, once we have our hearts jolly it’s the time to visit the stunning colonial town of Valladolid, Yucatan. In recent years, Valladolid has become a popular destination for travelers seeking an authentic cultural experience. The city’s streets are lined with traditional houses and shops, and there are many local shops to purchase handcrafts and textiles from! Prices in Valladolid are very fair, btw! 

This charming and historic city also played a significant role during the Mexican Revolution, this is commemorated through a number of monuments and historic sites, including a monument dedicated to the heroes of the Mexican Revolution at the city’s main plaza. Oh! One more thing, if you are an enthusiast of visiting Mexico’s “Pueblos Magicos”, guess what! Valladolid is on the list!

Once we are done, we will head back to the Mexican Caribbean and will drop you off at your pick-up point. 

Are you ready to book? Click the BOOK NOW button and you will be closer to experiencing this wonderful tour! 

Any questions? Drop me an email to for assistance. 


  • Minimum number of people to make this tour happen: 2 people
  • Maximum number of people to make this tour happen: no maximum



  • Valladolid: the two famous photo spots in town are in front of the San Servacio Cathedral and the other one in Paseo de los Frailes street (picture with houses and beautiful colors).
  • Cenote: I recommend bringing water shoes, swimsuit, and a water-proof case for your phone in case you want to take pictures.
  • Chichen Itza: bring cash in case you want to purchase any of the souvenirs that are sold inside. Don’t forget your sunscreen! Eco-friendly sunscreen is a good idea!
  • The DELUXE tour is worth it! It includes snacks and drinks throughout the day, which is needed on this all-day excursion!
Trisha’s Tip: The DIAMOND tour is worth it! It includes full bar, tequila, whiskey, vodka and the snacks and drinks throughout the day, which is needed on this all-day excursion! You also have a towels and life jackets at the cenote. Do not forget to shower before you get in the Cenotes to wash off as many chemicals as possible.
Solo travelers
  • Round trip shared transportation from Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa Del Carmen and to Tulum. 
  • Tolls
  • Parking
  • Snacks
  • Beverages on transportation (soft drinks, beer, and bottled water)
  • A quick visit to Valladolid
  • Delicious lunch with Mexican and Yucatan delights
  • Entrance fee to Chichen Itza
  • Private Bilingual tour guide
  • Free time at Chichen Itza
  • Cenote entrance fee 
  • Free time at Cenote
  • Pick-up between 6:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. – it all depends on your pick-up location. The pick-up time will be confirmed once you book and submit your information.
  • This is a SHARED trip with 30 to 50 others.  This day is longer than a private tour due to pickup and drop-off times and of course, herding people is like herding cats! haha
    • If you would prefer not to spend a long day in a big group please be sure to look search in our PRIVATE trips for Chichen Itza.  It takes at least 3-4 hours off your day and it’s with ONLY your group.  We feel this is the best experience BUT for smaller groups, it is more expensive. Just depends on your budget.
  • While visiting Chichen Itza ruins there will be lots of walking under the sun, so bring comfortable shoes and clothing, as well as a hat and eco-friendly sunscreen.
  • Free time at Chichen Itza to take photos.
  • Minimal extra charge for using professional cameras in Chichen-Itza, which is not included in the tour fee.
  • When visiting the cenote it will include stairs to get there.
  • This is an ALL-DAY event. Be prepared to be away from your lodging for 8 to 12 hours depending on your group and accommodation address. 
  • NOTE: Please don’t be alarmed if you are asked to transfer to a larger bus from your van during your pick-up – this is a common practice to make the process more efficient.

This tour is an all-day tour that includes swimming (if you like), and being in the sun a lot, in both Valladolid and especially in Chichen Itza, here are some items we suggest to bring:

  • Refillable water bottle or your STANLEY cup! haha
  • Lunch and some snacks are included on the tour, but you are more than welcome to bring extra snacks and any soft drink of your preference. 
  • Towel and swimsuit for the cenote.
  • Water shoes for swimming in the cenote (this is optional but always a comfortable option to bring)
  • Water case for your phone or Go-Pro in case you want to swim in the cenote
  • Sun glasses
  • Hat
  • Biodegradable sunblock
  • A fan (trust me, you will thank me when you are at Chichen-Itza)
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Cash for tips and additional purchases (pesos preferred, spending in USD will cost you more)
  • Tips are not included. Take into consideration that your guides and driver work hard. So, if you felt they did a great job please do not be shy to tip!
SHARED DIAMOND TOUR to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World: Chichen Itza!
This is a shared tour that includes visiting Chichen Itza ruins, a stop in Valladolid town, swimming in a cenote and a delicious lunch with typical Mexican and Mayan food!
10 Hours +-
Enjoy private transportation from your resort or accommodation to Akumal Bay in Riviera Maya. Only to experience an unforgettable day of swimming with turtles, exploring the marine world of the Mexican Caribbean and then enjoying lunch at a stunning local spot.
4+ hours


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