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Chichen Itza, Cenote and magic town of Izamal

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icon9 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover some of the Yucatan's highlights on this full-day tour from Mérida. Embark on an early morning trip to Chichén Itzá, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore ancient Mayan ruins without the heat and crowds. See even more Mayan architecture at your next stop, Izamal, before ending the day with a nice dip in a local cenote.
  • Visit a New 7 Wonders of the World site — Chichen Itza
  • A small group means more attention from your guide
  • Learn about ancient Mayan history and culture
  • Travel between locations in air-conditioned comfort
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purified water, air conditioned vehicle (small van of maximum 8 travelers) professional licensed tourguide
Lunch
Entry fee to Chichen Itza , lunch and cenote
Catedral de Mérida - San Ildefonso , C. 60, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico

Meeting point is the Cathedral of Merida, located in the main square of the city

6:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No wheelchair access
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ECOEXPEDITIONSMEXICO
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chichen Itza, Cenote and magic town of Izamal?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Chichen Itza, Cenote and magic town of Izamal?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Chichen Itza, Cenote and magic town of Izamal?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chichen Itza, Cenote and magic town of Izamal?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza, Cenote and magic town of Izamal.

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  • "Well off the beaten tracks of those "highly traveled" and visited places, you'll enjoy the countryside and get a better understanding of how people live outside the hustle and bustle of the big resorts." See review

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star-5
Relax time
escamilla2525
, Aug 2022
Everything was wonderful special when we enter the pirámides site at Chichen Itzá that was a whooooouuuuuu! I want to say thank you to our guide tour He was excelente ! Nice person i will repeated this trip again!!
star-5
Excellent tour, and our...
Lainie_W
, Jul 2022
Excellent tour, and our tour guide Alejandro was very knowledgable. Wonderful day. Wonderful tour. Thank you!
star-5
A good one day trip from Merida
Kiran_K
, Jul 2022
Amazing guide ! you will be the first one to enter the site! Spending time with local family and having lunch from there was an awesome experience!
star-5
Wonderful day
Natasha_S
, May 2022
A very well-organised trip. We were literally the first people to enter Chichen Itza that day which made for a lovely experience - worth the early start. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly and answered any questions we had. Visiting the private cenote was such a great experience. The water was beautiful and the homemade food delicious! Would highly recommend this trip to anyone.
star-4
Great mayan experience
DANTEV_A
, May 2022
Alex was a great tourguide, very knowledgeable in the mayan history and the sorroundings of the yucatan peninsula. The mix of chichen itza, the cenote experience and visiting the magic town of izamal brings and unforgettable experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful tour!
Casey_S
, Apr 2022
The tour was very informative, organized and a lot of fun! Alejandro was a great tour guide, and we enjoyed getting to know the other people on the tour. It was nice getting to Chichen Itza before the crowds. The homemade lunch and backyard cenote was amazing!
star-5
Do it!
Reid_W
, Apr 2022
Our tour was amazing. The ruins were incredible and the underground senote was truly unique. Our tour guide Alexandro was great and our driver got us everywhere safely :)
star-5
was nice history lesson...
ADAM_L
, Apr 2022
was nice history lesson with views,the chichen itza my favorite part. tour guide was great,dont miss out its a nice tour.
star-5
First time in Merida
Marha_J
, Apr 2022
This is the best tour in Merida! Great Itineraries, a local family cooked the best organic foods. Thank you for making this tour memorable!
star-1
Don't waste your time if you want Cenote Yokdzonot
Ellen_O
, Apr 2022
So had we done the tour we paid for- meaning the cenote YOKDZONOT- instead of someone's backyard cenote- I would have given this tour a 4. But once again- false advertising! An overpriced lunch was an additional charge. Which really- ok - I don't mind being gringo priced to help a poor family BUT I highly object wasting my precious holiday time on going to the wrong location!! I booked this tour to go to a particular cenote. The backyard cenote does not compare!! Chicken Itza and Izamal are best seen in another tour The only reason I give this tour any stars at all is for the guide Alejandro who was highly informative & would be much better off working for a more reputable business! He's great!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello, it's been a long time since we stoped going to Yokdzonot, sorry the missunderstanding in the advertisement. We already took care of the wrong information, however we disagree in some facts, like gringo prices. We don't charge extra prices to anybody, In this tour has been people from many parts of the world and all have paid the same price. The family and the cenote that we visit is unique and off the beaten path, not touristy and is a very good way to meet a local family who by a stroke of luck found a cenote in their backyard and taste very good home made traditional food, WE have been to many cenotes like Yokdzonot, but never like the one with the family.. Thanks for you star to Alex, he is very good, that is the reason you can see his name in many five stars reviews, we take care of him very well.
star-5
Aside from the +90°...
Albert_L
, Apr 2022
Aside from the +90° temperatures, we had an amazing time on this tour! Our tour guide Hernan was very knowledgeable of all three sites that we visited and gave a comprehensive background presentation for each one. Of you are a history buff, I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Most go on this tour!!!!
Brian_F
, Mar 2022
Edgar is the most impressive tour guide we have ever experienced, and we have traveled the world extensively. His knowledge of the Mayan culture as well as his general expertise of Mexico is at the same level of a college professor. An unbelievable tour
star-5
Perfect Day Trip from Merida
Alexander_M
, Mar 2022
Very nice to travel in a small group. It is an early start but worth it to arrive before the heat and the crowds. The cenote part of the excursion was very special including the home made lunch, and it was great to top off the trip with a stop in Izumanl. Overall, a great day.
star-5
Amazing experience.
James_C
, Feb 2022
This was a wonderful experience. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!
star-5
Lovely Tour of an important part of the Yucatán
Jeffrey_H
, Jan 2022
It was a long but very nice trip. The guide and driver were both perfect. The timing was just about perfect for this tour and was accompanied by excellent commentary. This size of the group made sense and we were fortunate to have good compadres for our day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome!
Joe_F
, Jan 2022
Edgar was an absolutely fantastic tour guide who explained Mayan culture so well! The early start to chichen itza is brilliant and you can avoid the crowds. Travelling to Izamal and the smaller private cenote is really fun. The family at the cenote make a delicious guacamole!
star-5
Great day tour of Yucatan
Amy_G
, Jan 2022
This was a great tour all around! It was an early start, but definitely worth getting to Chichen Itza ahead of the crowds. Our guide, Edgar, really knew his stuff and gave us a wonderful tour of the site. The lunch was delicious and the cenote was incredible (and not crowded at all since it was part of the family's grounds - a hidden gem!). We closed out the day by stopping in Ixamal which was a charming and beautiful town.
star-5
A great experience
Angela_H
, Dec 2021
Jam packed itinerary to visit all the "must sees". Definitely go EARLY to Chichen Itza to avoid the crowds and the heat. The cenote was really magical as well. Just note that the entrance fees to both are NOT included. Carry cash to pay for those (+733 pesos directly to the facilities).
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Edgar was a fantastic...
Gabriella_B
, Dec 2021
Edgar was a fantastic tour guide, extremely knowledgable, patient, and efficient, he did it all! We left promptly from Merida and arrived at Chichen Itza early before the crowds, by the time we left I couldn't believe how packed the visitors center was and we beat all of them to it. We were the first group in. Edgar was fantastic at explaining all we were seeing, and could answer every question. He is an expert on the Maya world and we were so lucky to have him. Chichen Itza was unbelievable, the carvings were fascinating and I am so happy I chose this tour. The lunch at the cenote was delicious and the cenote was not what I expected, its a private one under a local's home and made the experience all that much more unique. Izamal was beautiful and we had time to explore and even climb the towns ruined pyramid in the city center. All around fantastic experience, thanks Edgar!
star-5
Outstanding Tour!
Lala
, Nov 2021
This was the best tour my husband and I have ever been on! Our guides, Hernan and Edgar were knowledgeable, fun and kind. I would highly recommend taking their tours when you are in Merida, as they will exceed your expectations!

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