The Mayan Experience

  • Chichen itza + Ek Balam + Cenote + Valladolid
  • About 12 hours.
  • Archaeology, history, culture.
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This tour visits the archaeological sites of Chichen Itza and Ek Balm. The tour also includes a stop in the colonial town of Valladolid, lunch, and a visit to a Cenote for a swim. All tours include a certified guide along with you the whole way in the sites and in the van, and cold bottled water for your refreshment.

Chichen Itza is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, it’s probably the most famous Mayan city and its architecture is very different from any of the rest.

In Chichen Itza you can see the biggest ancient ball court in the American continent. It is a city that amazes its visitors due to its light and acoustic phenomena. The last of the big and important Mayan cities it boasts many temples and is known as The Sacred City of the Water Sorcerers.

The Temple of Kukulkan is known because of its light phenomena on equinoxes. It is a city where you will experience the greatness of the Mayan civilization.

Ek Balam is one of the new jewels of Mayan archaeology, recently discovered were incredibly well preserved stucco sculptures over 1200 years old which you witness up close by climbing the Acropolis, a nearly 100 ft. tall temple.

It was considered a sacred city ruled by a living god and you can see and touch many of the temples and ruins in this wonderful ancient testament of the Mayans.

In Valladolid you will find one of the finest examples of colonial architecture in the Yucatan Peninsula, this is where we usually have lunch and enjoy the sights on our way through to one of the archaeological sites.

The tour also includes a visit to a cenote.

Cenotes were considered entrances to the underworld by the Maya, we’ll have a refreshing swim in its crystal clear waters and take some amazing pictures of these unique sites and their interesting rock formations while we rest a bit and cool off to continue our journey through the Mayaland.

SHARED TOUR

The Mayan Experience runs as a shared tour every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Availability is limited.

Maximum group size for shared tours is 12 people.

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE:

  • $129 USD per adult (12 years old and above)
  • $65 USD per child (4 to 11 years old)

If there are 5 or more people in your party, price would be the same if you took it privately or shared, in which case we recommend taking it as a private tour.

PRIVATE TOUR

Private tours can be taken any day of the week.

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE:

Group Size (Persons)Price Per Person (USD)
1$499
2$249
3$199
4$169
5+$129
Cost includes transportation from and back to your resort, all entrance fees, gear, water in the van for the whole ride, lunch and your very own private certified guide along with you in the van and at the sites.
Booking is done with a $30 USD deposit per person online with a credit card. 
Balance pending is to be paid in CASH on the day of the tour.