Chichen Itza Day Trip from Riviera Maya

12 hours (Approx.)
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Discover the mystery and allure of Chichen Itza, the ancient capital of the Mayan Empire, on a full-day tour from Playa del Carmen. At this UNESCO World Heritage site, marvel at the architectural wonder of the Kukulcan Pyramid, see the great ball court and learn about Mayan ceremonial customs. Before reaching Chichen Itza, swim at a nearby cenote, a deep natural well of clear water. End your tour with Mayan cuisine at a buffet lunch before heading back to your Hotel


  • Certified guide
  • Brief visit to colonial Valladolid
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Visit to cenote
  • Bottled water - 2 Water Bottles during the tour.
  • Entry/Admission - Cenote Saamal

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula

Pick-ups from the Riviera Maya between 6:50 and 8:30 am.
You will be transferred to the starting center for excursions to the archaeological sites. There you will board the transportation, a certified guide will welcome you and accompany you during the course of the day providing assistance and interesting information.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cenote Saamal, Valladolid Mexico

During the trip, we visit the Suytun ecotourism center ("Stone Center" in Maya) with a wonderful sacred cenote located in the middle of the jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula where you can enter to purify yourself in crystal clear waters. According to the Mayan belief, these lands are protected by a mythological figure, the guardian of the jungle, called ALUX.

The restaurant is located 2 minutes from the cenote, where we will offer you a delicious buffet with authentic Yucatecan dishes.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula

The next stop is in the archeological zone of Chichen Itza where you will take a tour accompanied by a guide certified by the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico, you will also have time to continue expounding the wonderful vestiges independently.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Valladolid, Valladolid, Yucatan Peninsula

On the way back to Riviera Maya, we briefly visit the center of the Magical Town of Valladolid, located in the heart of Yucatan to admire the splendor of colonial Mexico in the architecture of its buildings, temples and the Church of San Gervacio, the oldest in the peninsula, same that began to be built in 1543, located in front of the main square and park of the city.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula

Arrival at your hotel between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour

Time of tour

08:00 AM

Meeting point

1: Plaza Antigua, 10 Av. Sur 10, Playacar, 77717 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
2: La Bodeguita del Medio, 5ta Avenida Calle 34 Norte Esq, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
3: Coco Bongo, Calle 12 Norte, esquina con Av. 10 Norte, Col. Centro, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Traveler pickup is offered
In case you cannot find your hotel please contact our Call Center team to provide a pick-up time or to assign the nearest meeting point.

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children ages 3 years and under are free, but seats are subject to availability; they may have to ride on parents' laps if seats are not available
  • Operated by a multilingual guide
  • It is recommended that you wear or bring comfortable lightweight clothing, walking shoes or sneakers, a hat, sunglasses, biodegradable sunblock, a swimsuit, towel and change of dry clothing
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms


  • Gratuities
  • Optional drinks
  • State Tax applies Per Access of $286 MXP or its equivalent in USD

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
September 2020

The operator didn’t pick me up at my hotel, which was part of the package. Needless to say, I didn’t go and want a refund.

May 2022

All the places are very nice. The tour guides were very good. The microphone wasn’t working vey well

March 2022

The guides, Francisco and David, were excellent. They were fluent in English and Spanish and highly knowledgeable about the history of the ruins, Mayan culture and Mexico generally. They also did a great job at herding us from place to place in friendly but firm manner.

January 2022

Gonzalo was very informative and interesting thoroughly enjoyed him! Felt I was rushed on my visit to Villadolid

August 2021

We had a fantastic day touring these locations. It seems like a long day when you read the description, and it is, but this tour is absolutely jam-packed with activities. We were certainly never bored! We also had a fantastic guide, Victor, who kept everything running safely and smoothly. All sai...

May 2021

This tour was horrible. They throw you on a smelly charter bus with 50 people and then drive for 4 hours to a restaurant. They then attempt to coerce you into buying “locally made” items (very clearly made in China) and feed you sub par food. Also, drinks are not included with lunch, don’t let th...

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