Chichen Itza is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico. This pre-Columbian city built by the Maya was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. In 2007 a massive step pyramid, known as El Castillo or Temple of Kukulcan which dominates the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Until the beginning of the 20th century, Valladolid was the third largest and most important city of the Yucatán Peninsula, after Mérida and Campeche. The city is deeply Mayan. Many women wear the traditional Mayan huipil — white cotton blouses or dresses adorned with bright, flowered embroidery and sold in places like the Mercado de Artesanias located across the city’s beautiful, newly refurbished Parque Principal.
Ikkil – one of the most beautiful cenotes in Yucatan. A natural freshwater pool of almost perfect circular shape of 60 meters. The height of the cenote is 27 meters and the water is 50 meters deep. The cenote is surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden which is home to a number of different species of birds. Spider monkeys also live in the area.
During the tour, we learn about the history of Mexico from pre-Spanish times to the present day. The tour program includes:
– A visit to the local market, where we can get to know the colors, smells and flavors of Yucatan. Possibility to purchase vegetables, fruits, spices, sauces and handicrafts.
– Walk through the center of the colonial town of Valladolid, romantic photos in the love chairs in the main square.
– A visit to the tequila distillery, where we will learn about the production process of this famous drink, we will be able to try various types of tequila, mezcal and liqueurs. Possibility to purchase original gifts, e.g. mezcal with gusano de maguey or scorpion, real vanilla, honey, agave syrup and coffee.
– A visit to the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, one of the most important centers of Mayan culture, and one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. Free time for photos or the purchase of souvenirs is provided.
– Lunch. A choice of dishes from the buffet, including traditional cochnita pibil and local drinks: fresh lemonade, hibiscus water, local beer. – Bathing in one of the most beautiful cenotes in the Yucatan – Ik Kil. The amazing scenery, lianas and tropical garden will remain in your memories forever.
What to take with you:
Sun protection, swimming suit, towel.
Lockers and life jackets are available in the cenote. Please take a shower before entering the cenote. We recommend visitors to use eco-friendly sunscreen as it helps protect the environment.
Price includes: transportation to / from hotel, entrance fees, licensed tour guide, a bottle of water, lunch.
Price does not include: other beverages and tips.
Prices depend on the number of people in the group.