Merida (and vicinity), Yucatan, Mexico Merida
Sun, 5 Jul - Sun, 19 Jul 5 Jul - 19 Jul

Highlights

  • Fascinating exploration of Mayan culture & civilisation

  • Excavated ruins at the archaeological site of Chichen Itza

  • Chance to learn about human sacrifice at the Sacred Cenote

  • Learning about Mayan rituals & games at the Great Ball Court

  • El Castillo, a pyramid-shaped temple for the god Kukulkan

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9 AM Tour

Duration 8h Free cancellation
£53.30 per adult

Total: £53.30Taxes Included

*Taxes included

Description

Set out to explore the incredible archaeological site at Chichen Itza – one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Marvel at its temples, ruins and remnants of the Maya who lived here more than 1,500 years ago.

After being picked up from your hotel, wind through the jungle toward Chichen Itza, one of the largest Maya cities and an expansive archaeological site with a dense core of 1.9 square miles (5 sq km). Admire the complex of pyramids, interconnected pathways and temples as your guide explains the culture of this once-great city's inhabitants.

At the Great Ball Court, step onto the field where the ancient game was played as part of a ritual involving human sacrifice. Next, peer into the clear waters of the Cenote Sagrado (Sacred Cenote), a deep, freshwater sinkhole where artefacts and individuals were sacrificed to the rain god during times of drought.

Gaze up at the majestic El Castillo, a towering pyramid that was dedicated to the Maya feathered serpent god Kukulkan. On equinoxes, the sun casts a shadow on this structure that appears to be a serpent snaking its way down the pyramid's staircase.

Walk the grounds to see the site's other impressive structures and then head to a local restaurant for a buffet lunch of Mexican specialities before your return to Merida.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Chichén Itzá

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Merida hotel


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • If you are pregnant or uncomfortable walking in the heat, you should not take part.

  • Pick-up is not available from haciendas.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Chichen Itza, Mexico