Playa del Carmen

Private Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid tour

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Private Chichen Itza Cenote and Valladolid Tour with Lunch for 2 or more people

From USD 290.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit the ancient archaeological wonder of Chichen Itza and the colonial town of Valladolid, with the chance to take a dip in Cenote Samaal along the way, with this private tour from Playa del Carmen. You'll learn about Mayan history, cool off in an open cenote, and get the chance to do some shopping in Valladolid, all with a professional guide to lead the way.
  • An English-speaking guide will accompany you
  • All entry fees are included
  • Lunch and drinks are included in the price of the tour
  • Private tour for just you and your party

What's Included

  • BTM Tour Guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch and Drinks

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    07:00 am

    Pickup details

    For any pick-up in Cancun it will be added 40 dollars to the price, only for a group of less than 4 people. (Price per group)

    What To Expect

    Chichen Itza

    2 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Cenote Saamal

    1 hour Admission Ticket Included


    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    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 a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    124 reviews
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    Your dream Yucatan Maya tour
    Sonya_P, May 2023
    Best tour I could have imagined. Omar was an amazing guide. So funny, so energetic, and had everything covered for us. He even had a hat for me when I didn't think to bring one! <3 He got us to the sites before it got crowded and hot, and knew exactly when we needed to take a break or show us something interesting nearby. He showed us so many interesting things that weren't even included in this description, I feel like this was worth every penny and more. The cenote we visited was straight out of a daydream, and there were almost no other people there. The experience was just magical. Transportation was quick, safe, and comfortable. We had such a good time with him, he is OUR GUY for anything else we want to see. A+ Omar! Thank you so much for the best day!
    Private Adventure
    Melody_D, Dec 2022
    A private tour with Omar was an awesome way to explore the Mexican peninsula. I highly recommended him and the tour company!
    One of the best experiences in Cancun
    Nikolaos_S, Nov 2022
    Tour is pricey but really worth it: you get faster to Chichen Itza before big crowds show up, and have a personal guide explaining in every detail the history of the place. Visiting a private cenote where there is only you an another handful of people enjoying swimming there, is a big highlight. Lunch with local Mayan people was a really nice experience. Of course our driver and guide Omar was simply great!
    Excellent tour
    David_C, Aug 2022
    Hard to put the day into perspective. Ruins were epic, we had a fantastic private cenote swim, and the BEST ever authentic lunch at a local family compound.... Our tour guide, and this company WAS incredible - so much so, that we ended up cancelling our other tours to book more with them.. Communication excellent, on time, safe drivers, AC in the van....loved this!!
    Easy and smooth tour with Sergio!
    Tian_X, May 2022
    Very comfortable trip. Got to do only what we wanted with no pressure. Sergio was a great tour guide and driver. Very informative and patient. Will do again with friends next time!
    Chichen itza
    Danielle_R, May 2022
    Guide was excellent and allowed us to spend time and tailor our trip to the amount of time we spent each place.
    Best tour ever!
    Jeremy_S, Mar 2022
    The tombs and Valldolid were great, but by far our favorite part was going to the Mayan village and seeing their private Cenote and eating the food that the Mayan women prepared for us. Our tour guide Leo knew the people personally and taught us some Mayan too. Chembotik Leo! (Hope I’m not butchering the spelling on that!) I think what made this tour very special was the authenticity of our tour guide Leo. He made us feel at home and welcomed every where we went. He gave us a real look at Mayan culture that brought a sense of admiration and respect for the Mayan and Mexican culture. Without Leo, this tour would not have been nearly as good, despite all the beauty we saw.
    Great experience
    marsha_r, Mar 2022
    My driver was on time. My tour guide was knowledgeable and great, they made it a great experience. Would totally go with them again
    We had an amazing day...
    Taryn_M, Mar 2022
    We had an amazing day with Leo as our tour guide! He was a safe driver and was very informative and enjoyable to talk to during a full day of driving, plus he's a great personal photographer for the day :) We had a great private tour in Chichen Itza (with a different guide) and then had time to explore on our own, so we didn't feel rushed at all. Then we drove to Valladolid and Leo brought us to a tequila shop for a tequila tasting after we talked to him about wanting to do one and then he walked us through the city center park and to a chocolate shop for authentic Mayan chocolate. Then it was on to a cenote, which we had almost completely to ourselves. It was refreshing and relaxing, and we enjoyed the diving/jumping platform and how large and deep this particular cenote went. Lastly we went to a Mayan village and had easily one of the best meals of our whole trip and really enjoyed all that Leo had to teach us about the traditional Mayan culture. We could not have asked for a better day! Paying the extra money for the private tour was 100% worth it, you feel like a VIP all day, we waited in no lines, and the day went by faster not having to wait for other people.
    Wonderful Day!
    Tara_M, Feb 2022
    We had a great experience on this tour. Omar was our driver/guide. When you arrive at Chichen Itza, you are passed off to a guide certified by the archaeological zone, but by taking this tour it is a seamless transition and the purchase of your Chichen Itza ticket and guide are included. After visiting Chichen Itza, Omar took us to the home of a Mayan family who are his personal friends of his, and an amazing, BEAUTIFUL cenote. While Chichen Itza was the "bucket list" item and reason for us to take this tour, the cenote swim and Mayan lunch were actually the highlights for our family. We had a great experience and would absolutely recommend!
    My husband and his...
    Benjamin_B, Feb 2022
    My husband and his friends had amazing day with this tour, the 2 guides was super nice and helpful, they really had a unique experience.
    Ask for Omar!
    Rob_A, Jan 2022
    We had an amazing day with our guide, Omar. Just having a private guide/driver and skipping the lines at Chichen Itza would be worth it for this excursion. It's a lot of driving and my children were content and comfortable in the private van. The highlight for me was Chichen Itza, which has long been on my list of places I've wanted to see. It is THE Mayan site to see in the Yucatan region. For my children, the Cenote swim was their favorite part of the trip. It was the experience of a lifetime to swim in the stunningly beautiful, 5 story-high cavern, with rays of bright sunlight poking through the ceiling to illuminate the azure blue water. Truly breathtaking and not crowded at all. We finished the trip with a visit to a traditional Mayan village, where we enjoyed traditonal Yucatan pibil and fresh, handmade tortillas (literally patted out by hand and cooked over a wood fire by an old Mayan woman). This was the highlight for my wife, who once lived in Costa Rica and often talks about the handmade tortillas she used to get down there. Now the rest of our family understands how amazing they are! A really great day away from our resort in Cancun. Priceless memories for us and our children.
    Private tour !
    Adam_D, Sept 2021
    Leo was an excellent driver and tour guide! We felt so safe and he mad ethr trip so relaxing! Thank you Leo!
    Great day with Omar!
    Ken_D, Aug 2021
    It is a pretty long tour. However, our guide, Omar, made it work perfectly. Our guide at Chichen Itza was good, not Omar. The location is astounding! After Chichen Itza, Omar took us to Valladolid, a small Mayan village for lunch and then to a disserted Cenote. Very fun day!! I would highly recommend this tour. We were a group of five. Father and son plus three of son's friends ages 18 & 19. Last week of July and first week of August 2021. Here is what we did while in Playa Del Carmen to give you an idea of how the tours compared: First Tier: Scuba Life - Cozumel. Great dive masters, beautiful dives. Flyboard of Playacar, I didn't do this one but should have. The four boys were up in seconds and flew for ever. Great operator!!! Don't do this on the beach. Do it at the Mayan Water Complex. Mayan Water Complex - Flyboard and Wake Board by Wire. Didn't even know about this until we got there. Almost no one was there. They did kneeboard and wake board by wire. Amazing facility. Buggy Tour In Playa del Carmen. Great vehicles, great itinerary and great operators. Private Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid Tour. This was a good (long) day. Our guide, Omar, was the best! He took us to a remote Mayan village for lunch and an amazing almost vacant Cenote! 2nd Tier: Rio Secreto Caves. This is a must see even though I rated in the 2nd tier. Well run operation and the caves are amazing. Small Group Eco-Friendly Whale Sharks. If you want a thrill, let them drop you in the water directly in front of a whale shark! Good operator and okay equipment. Long (2 hr) boat ride each way to the whale sharks. You only get two chances in the water for less than 10 minutes each. Royal Dolphin Swim. Good operation and great dolphins. We've done this twice, once in Marathon, FL. Third Tier: Xenotes. Very well run large commercial operation. Our female driver and guide (she wanted me to point out that she was female) did an excellent job. Some challenging zip lines and repelling. Pretty good food. Xplor. Run by the same company as Xenotes. Long lines. Ho-hum ziplines. Great underground caves and fun kayaking. Worst. Don't even think about going on this tour: Tulum Ruins Cenote and Swimming with Turtles from Playa del Carmen. This tour was operated by NS Tours and sold by Viator. The tour description said it should be 7 - 8 hours. The held us prisoner for 12 hours! We barely spent 3 hours actually doing anything. The rest of the time was spent on the bus or waiting in tourist shops. Their pickup coordination was horrendous. They lost two of the people that should have been on our bus of 30. They made us wait for over an hour for the 2 passengers. They could have easily hired a cab to have them meet us at Tulum. Instead, it took us 3 hours to get to Tulum from our original pickup - an easy half hour drive. Then, even though we were running so late, they forced us to go to dinner at one of the guide's restaurants and then forced to go to a chocolate and alcohol factory that was already closed! Tulum is worth visiting and the turtle swim was good. There are separate guides at the turtle beach and Tulum. You can easily do these two things on your own. DON'T TAKE THIS TOUR!
    Get Leo as your guide!
    Jay_S, July 2021
    Our guide, Leo, was truly amazing! My girlfriend and I shared an unforgettable day sightseeing and could not have loved it more!
    What a fabulous adventure
    Pam_G, July 2021
    Just a wonderful day from start to finish. We had a private tour with intelligent and engaging guides. Leo abs Caleb were awesome guides! It was our personal history lesson. Visiting the Cenote was a chance to swim in paradise. A peaceful and serene oasis. We topped off the experience visiting with a Mayan family. Had a traditional lunch and warm hospitality with a lovely family. We would highly recommend the tour to family and friends.
    Awesome trip, great guides!
    Louis_D, June 2021
    Chichen-itza was amazing and our guide, Caleb, was very knowledgeable and made the trip much better. The cenote was not crowded and very cool. The lunch with a Mayan family was excellent and a terrific glimpse inside their culture. Our guide, Caleb, was outstanding in explaining the Mayan culture and helping us connect with the Mayan family.
    Aaron_H, June 2021
    The tour was brilliant & will remember for years to come. Our guide, Leo, was excellent! Highly recommended! This was a really authentic experience with off the beaten track stunning cenotes and (free) option to eat with a traditional Mayan family! Amazing experience! LGBTQ+ 🏳️‍🌈 friendly. Our guide, Leo, was one of a kind - highly skilled, great company and well connected.
    Top Notch
    Jake_A, June 2021
    Caleb and Saul are top notch! You won’t find better your guides anywhere else! I promise this is the way you want to do it!
    Awesome experience!!
    Chelsea_H, May 2021
    Caleb and Leo were so knowledgeable about all of the places we visited. I love anything to do with the water so the Cenote was my favorite part of the trip if I HAD to pick one. Seeing Chicken Itza in person makes you realize pictures don’t do it justice!! Caleb and Leo got us in and out of everywhere with ease and speed. Pretty much beat out all of the crowds! They were fantastic guides, so friendly, and easy to talk to. They even made two extra stops for us just to make our day. 10/10 would recommend. Definitely worth the extra money!

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