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Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid Small Group Day Trip

Tulum, Mexico
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From USD 159.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Journey to the cultural heart of the Yucatan on this combo tour of Chichen Itzá and the colonial city of Valladolid, departing from Tulum. Your knowledgeable guide offers perspective on the Maya-Toltec design as you walk past the impressively restored structures. Make a stop at a cenote where you can swim and relax. Then, continue on to Valladolid, to have a walk in the city center and enjoy a delicious lunch.
  • Full-day combo tour of the Yucatan Peninsula from Tulum
  • Visit the renowned archeological site of Chichen Itzá
  • Enjoy lunch in downtown Valladolid
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Tulum (revise confirmation email for pick up time)
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and drinks
  • All entrance Fees.
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Pick Up Outside of Tulum
  • +$10USD per person extra for pick-ups between Conrad Tulum by Hilton and Puerto Aventuras.
  • +$20USD per person extra for pick-ups between Puerto Aventuras and Paradisus Playa del Carmen.
  • +$30USD per person extra for pick-ups between Sandos Caracol PDC and Iberostar Gran Paraíso.
  • +$40USD per person extra for pick-ups between Playa Maroma (Vidanta) and Cancun Airport Area.
  • +$45USD per person extra for pick-ups between Cancun Airport Area and Cancun Downtown.

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Tulum Tours - Mexico Kan Tours - Eco Tours Riviera Maya
    Avenida Tulum S/N. Entre Orion y, C. Centauro Sur, Tulum Centro, Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

Pickup points

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Start time

07:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

If you do not find your hotel/apartment in the list, please enter your own pick up location. The exact pick up time will be confirmed to you once you have provided us with the pick up location. Please revise confirmation email from Mexico Kan Tours to know your exact Pick Up Time and not the automatic confirmation as it will depend on your accommodation’s localization. Pick up and Drop off within the immediate Tulum area is included in the price, additional price applies for areas outside of Tulum. Ask us a quote for extra Transportation Fees (North of Tulum).

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Don't Forget to Bring:
  • Towel.
  • Bathing Suit.
  • Comfortable Shoes & Flip Flops
  • Extra T-Shirt.
  • Hat or umbrella for the sun
  • Sun glasses.
  • Camera.
  • Cash (Most of the local vendors only accept cash).
  • Only if necessary: Bio degradable Sun Screen & Bio Degradable Mosquito Repellent.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Necessary COVID-19 prevention measures are implemented during the tour (50% capacity, Antibactial gel available and facemasks complusory, sanitization of vehicles and equipment, safe distance between all participants, groups from 2 to 6 people maximum, private tour possible)
  • If you present any of the following symptoms (fever, dry cough, tiredness, headaches, aches and pains), please refrain from joining the tour, contact us as soon as possible and look for medical assistance
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

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 good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid Small Group Day Trip?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid Small Group Day Trip?

A:The policies on sanitisation are:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid Small Group Day Trip?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid Small Group Day Trip?

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

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Traveller Tips

Well worth the money and then some—especially in a place where “tourist prices” are rampant.
I normally don’t enjoy tour lunches but the restaurant Santi took us had many delicious options and was very well worth it.
686 reviews
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Well rounded Mexican adventure
Aubrey_S, Nov 2022
Great adventurous tour. We were picked up right on time, vehicle was spacious and clean. We made a pot stop on long drive to ruins. We were able to use the bathrooms and get drinks/snacks and shop a little. The ruins were amazing and our guide, Alejo was extremely informative. He has so much Knowledge about Mexico, its cultures. The stop in Valladolid was very nice. The restaurant had great food and the hotel it was in was very beautiful. The cenote was amazing. It was my favorite part of the tour. It was not crowded and there were good facilities to change. We had plenty of time to enjoy the cenote and not rush. Would highly recommend this tour for a fun adventure outside of the city.
Well structured tour
Nataliya_B, Nov 2022
Nico was a great guide! He even brought snacks. Well structured tour, with a good mix of history, swimming, and ecology. Pick up was punctual and van was comfortable. Wish we had just a bit more time at Chichen Itza - there’s so much to see! - but that would have made the whole experience even longer.
Only 7 in our group. Was a great time
Jacob_A, Nov 2022
Lilly was a great guide! Very knowledgeable and excited to show us around! Only 7 in our group made for easy and comfortable transport
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello Jacob. I agree that small groups for discovering the Yucatan are the best way to get you know Mexico especially from the hand of your guide. Have a safe trip, see you soon!
Just amazing
Jennifer_H, Nov 2022
This tour exceeded expectations. Our guide Carlos was amazing and extremely knowledgeable. He was able to answer all our questions and we got to understand why these places were not only beautiful but historically important. We can't wait to come back and do another tour with Carlos. Just Amazing
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello Jennifer, we are happy that our service exceeded your expectations and that you got to experience it so positively in the. company of our extremely knowledgeable guide. We are ready to welcome you again.
Incredible experience!
Stacy_P, Nov 2022
We really enjoyed the entire experience. Chichèn Itzà was incredible! The Cenote was beautiful and really refreshing after all day in the sun
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello Stacy, thank you for your feedback. We aare happy to read yon enjoyed the experience in Chichen Itza, and the the refreshing time to cool off in a beautiful cenote. Have a nice holidays.
Amazing Tour!
Nancy_R, Nov 2022
This tour was amazing! Our tour guide Cesar was extremely knowledgeable in the history of the Mayans, ruins, and well rounded overall! He was very patient, accommodating, and gave us options on the different ways to move forward with the tour and left it up to our group to make those decisions. Cesar also made sure we were all comfortable throughout the day since it was about a 10 hour journey. I cannot say good enough things about Cesar because he really made this tour a memorable one. Do not hesitate to book this tour, you won't regret it!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello Nancy. Thank you for your feedback and especially for all the good recommendation about our patient guide who made your trip different, memorable and adapted himself for your particular interests. It was a pleasure for him to explore the Maya culture through this day with you. We hope see you again somedays in Tulum.
Excellent Chichen and Cenote Tour
Jason_F, Nov 2022
Santi was great guide. Very informative. Vehicle was clean and spacious. We had a group of 7. Lunch was in a reputable restraint in Valladolid. Cenote was very good, with clean changing rooms and not busy.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello Jason, we are delighted to read you appreciated our services, guided tour, van transportation, the lunch and swimming in a cenote. We wish you a good trip.
We were a small group of...
Katherine_I, Sept 2022
We were a small group of 8, Alondra our tour group guide was AMAZING!!! Whatever other tours she does I want to do as well. Super knowledgeable and made the tour so much fun. I’ve done similar tours and never has as much fun as this one. If you have an option to pick your tour guide deff recommend her. The restaurant in the small town was super cute and we had free time to take a bunch of pics and shop around.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Hi Katherine, Thanks to reviews like yours we can continue promoting these respectful experiences towards the nature and local communities in small group. Have a nice travel time in Mexico!
We had the most beautiful...
Shannon_N, Sept 2022
We had the most beautiful time on this tour! Sam was so knowledgeable and taught us so many new things while being extremely accommodating. We were intrigued the entire time. Being in a small group allowed us to get to know the other travelers which made for an even more enjoyable experience. I highly recommend this tour as you will learn and see so much in one day.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thanks Shannon for your awesome review ! We are glad to read you had the most beautiful time during our Chichen Tour. We look forward to seeing you again. Take care.
Best excursion taken on this trip
Tracy_B, July 2022
What a great trip. On time pick up and great guide and driver. Shared lots of insights with us. Would definitely do it again in a small group
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hello Tracy. Thanks a lot for letting us a review. We are glad to hear you liked our pick up to your hotel and sharing insights with the guide in this great trip. Have a nice end of trip.
Exhausting but important visit
Yana_M, July 2022
The tour was very well organized. Chitchen Itza however is extremely busy, toons of souvenir vendors inside the site, it wasn’t like that first time I went 20 years ago. It was a particularly hot day too. Only go if you really must see this historically important place and choose a cool day, it get very hot. Valladalid is small but cute town, the church was unfortunately closed when we went. We had a great lunch there! Cento was wonderful as always. I’m giving 5 stars because the tour company did a great job by overall this tour can be skippped
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi Yana, Thanks a lot for your feedbacks! Indeed visiting Chichen Itza is a must do although it can get pretty busy nowadays. That's why we go early to avoid the crowds. Indeed it can get very hot so it's important to bring sun protection and hats... and your bathing suit to finish the day cooling of in the Cenote. We are glad you loved the Cenote we go to and the organization! We hope you can come back to discover more of our tours, out of the beaten path.
Incredible experience
Brendan_W, July 2022
This was an incredible experience, we would highly recommend it to anyone staying in the Tulum area!
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you for your recommendation. We are delighted to see you had an incredible experience. Enjoy your time in Tulum.
Fun, informative, full day
Chris_J, July 2022
My family and I had a great experience on our trip, which included guided trips to Chichen Itza, Valladolid, and cenote Xux-Ha. I'm very glad that we chose the small group tour that picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel in Tulum. It gave us all the one-on-one time we would need with our guide, whisked us quite a way around the Yucatan peninsula in comfort (props to our extremely capable driver), and allowed us to meet some fellow travelers. Our guide, Cesar, was kind, knowledgeable, and offered TONS of info about everything we saw. He really seemed to enjoy sharing with our group. He helped me to feel connected with the history of what we were seeing, as well as talking a lot about how that history related to the present day. Cesar let us decide how we wanted to see Chichen Itza, and we opted for his "long" tour, which was indeed strenuous, but worth it since we wanted to learn as much as possible about the site. Lunch in Valladolid was quite nice. An unexpected highlight for my family was the last stop, cenote Xux-Ha. It was truly awe-inspiring. Our tour group had the cenote pretty much to ourselves. After a long, hot day in the sun-baked jungle, being in a calm, cool, dark cenote was more than refreshing; it was a way to decompress a little and start digesting all we had done. That afternoon in Xux-Ha after Chichen Itza was one of the best experiences from our whole trip to the region.
Response from Host, July 2022
Hello Chris. It's so nice to hear that you had one of the best experience from our entire trip in the Yucatan with us. And you enjoyed a lot the cenote Xux-Ha, the meal in a colonial restaurant in Valladolid and you learnt about Chichen Itza with our kind, informative and knowledgeable guide. Thank you for choosing our eco-tourism agency to appreciate this full day. Have a safe end of trip. See you soon.
Perfect tour, tour guide, food pace and excellent overall experience!
Reena_M, July 2022
Joseline was amazing! Knowledgeable, kind, patient, funny and extremely thoughtful. Oscar was a great and safe driver. The timings were good, we were picked up and dropped off swiftly. Joseline was considerate and tried to keep us in the shade as much as possible at Chichén Itzá and no part of it felt rushed. She helped with photos, little tips and interesting information. The lunch was delicious, they even had lovely vegan options. They provided as much cold water as we wanted, fruit and some other local snacks. The cenote was stunning! Really glad i booked this tour, definitely recommend this to anyone. My friends are on their way to Mexico and they've booked on it too!
Response from Host, July 2022
Thanks Reena for your amazing review.. we are super happy also that you refer us with your friends and family...thanks for your preference we really appreciated it !
5 Star Experience - Highly Recommend
Emily_S, July 2022
We had a great experience with our guide Carlos. He was friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable of Maya history/culture. The transportation was top notch, the lunch provided was delicious and the swim in the cenote was like nothing we had ever experienced. Overall, the adventure was wonderful and would definitely recommend if you're traveling to Tulum. Request Carlos, you won't regret it!
Response from Host, July 2022
Hello Emily, Thank you to have been part of this adventure with Mexico Kan Tours. We appreciate that you had such a wonderful time during the day and you liked every moments as transportation, the delicious lunch, swimming in the cenote and our friendly and very knowledgeable guide. Come again to visit us, have a nice end of trip.
Great tour!
Torie_R, July 2022
Our guide, Iber, was amazing and extremely knowledgeable about Mayan culture, the grounds, and the cenote we had the pleasure of visiting. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, July 2022
Hello Torie, Thank you for participating to our great Chichen Itza tour. It was a pleasure to have you in our adventure and this amazing day. Hope to see again for more experience.
Great trip!! Joseline was...
Morgan_S, May 2022
Great trip!! Joseline was knowledgeable and showed us everything we wanted to see! Favorite part was swimming in the Cenote!
Response from Host, June 2022
Hello Morgan, I agree the Cenote is spectacular and it's a really peaceful moment. We are passionate about creating unforgettable memories. Have a safe trip, see you.
10/10 excursion!!!!!!!
Jenna_D, May 2022
I HIGHLY recommend this trip to anyone in Mexico!!!!! Claudio was incredible, funny and so informative about Mayan culture. He had snacks and water for us as well as making us laugh all day. It was definitely a long day but it went by really fast and was so worth it. The lunch was delicious, cenote and Chichen itza are BEAUTIFUL and the small group is fun because you get to know everyone and stay together. 100000/10 recommend, you won’t regret it
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks for your nice review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoy the day in the company of the guide Claudio :D The team of MKT are really greatfull for your preference !!
Don't hesitate, book it now! Ask for Carlos!
Blair_E, May 2022
This was our favorite experience from our ten day trip to Mexico, and we would recommend it to anyone interested in adventure travel, Mexican Culture, and Mayan History. Our guide was Carlos and he is truly incredible at his job. After the hour guided portion of the Chichen Itza portion of the tour, which is incredibly informative, they release you to wander. My partner and I had a lot of questions and wanted to learn more and Carlos spent an extra hour with us walking around and teaching us about the Mayan way of life, religion, and practices. We learned so much, and Carlos is just a very fun and engaging tour guide. Best I've ever had, and I've done many many tours all over the world. The lunch after had the best mole enchiladas I've had in my life, highly recommend. The swim in the Cenote is really honestly unforgettable. We hit it at the perfect time and had it to ourselves for most of our swim, and it's something we will remember for the rest of our lives. The whole day is just the most informative experience on Mayan History and culture, mixed with a lot of fun and laughs and it's something I would do every time I visit. Well worth the money, and then some!
Response from Host, May 2022
Hey Blair, Thanks a lot for the recommendation, We are delighted that our tour to Chichen Itza was your favorite experience from your 10 days trip to Mexico ! Actually, we just won Viator's 2022 Experience Award for this tour and it is thanks to all the 5 stars reviews we receive like yours. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience to future potential clients, we appreciate it a lot and it is of great help for us. We hope to see you back soon somedays, Take care.
Authentic Yucatán experience
Katherine_M, May 2022
This tour is a must-do if you’re in the area! We got to see two different worlds, with the picturesque colonial old town in Valladolid and the impressive wonder that is Chichen Itza. Plus, the cenote we visited at the end of the day was the perfect way to cool off and see another one of the unique features of the Yucatán area. We only wished the day didn’t have to end! Our guide with Mexico Kan Tours, Cesar, was so incredibly knowledgeable (and he is actually a historian) so you will get to hear so many true details and facts about Chichen Itzá and the whole area, really. Plus, he’s very friendly, supportive of the local economy and communities and really wants to celebrate Mexico’s diverse cultural history. We would highly recommend this tour, and Cesar as a guide! Thank you for such an unbelievable tour!
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Katherine, Thank you very much for sharing this authentic experience with us! We are happy to read you learned a lot with our certified guide and that you loved the Cenote at the end of the tour to cool off after a hot day. Thank you for the recommendation!