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Chichen Itza Tour From Merida W/ Transfer to Playa Del Carmen
Product Code: 3955-202150
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Learn about the ancient ways of life
  • • Ponder the disappearance of this archaeological site’s former inhabitants
  • • Chichen Itza Archaeological Site
  • • Travel from Merida to Playa Del Carmen
Tour Code
3955-202150
Duration
9 hours
Departure City
Merida
End City
Playa del Carmen
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Backpacker, Historical, UNESCO

Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who want to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Small group

Take an intimate and semi-private trip with a small group

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries

Itinerary
Day 01
Playa del Carmen

Merida - Chichen Itza - Playa Del Carmen

Journey with us from Merida to Chichen Itza, the fabled Maya citadel of the Yucatan, on a stunning day trip. Join us in discover one of the most well-preserved Maya archaeological sites in the country. Explore this mighty citadel and several legendary structures including the Kukulkan pyramid.

After picking you up from your hotel in Merida we'll travel to Chichen Itza, enjyoing the scenery along the way. Upon arrival we'll begin our tour, visit Kukulkan, also known as El Castillo, which is a giant Maya calendar with exactly 365 steps divided among 4 staircases and the pyramid’s highest platform. During both equinoxes (around March 21st & September 21st) the sun’s shadow cast on this pyramid at a perfect angle creates the illusion of a serpent creeping its way along the structure’s northern staircase.

We'll also get to see the Gran Juego de Pelota, in which ancient Maya warriors battled to the death in this ceremonial game. Check out the acoustics of the structure by holding a conversation with someone standing 135 meters away at the opposite end of the field and see the stone carvings of players in action. Feel the spirit of the Maya world by standing here admiring this unique and majestic construction that was once of monumental importance to the former inhabitants here.

Other impressive structures you can’t miss are the Plataforma de los Craneos (Skull Platform) and the Cenote Sagrado (Sacred Cave). Check out the impressive stone carvings on other pyramids and temples of jaguars, flowers, birds, trees, eagles and among the more gruesome, human sacrifices and human hearts in the clutches of bird claws. The observatory, El Caracol, named The Snail for its spiral staircase, was once an important point from which priests determined important dates for ceremonies and rituals.

After the tour of Chichen Itza, we'll transfer you to Playa Del Carmen

Tips:
Hotel pick-up time at around 9:00am.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Transportation
  • Hostel pick-up & City center drop-off
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance Fee to Chichen Itza Archaeological Site

Package Excludes

  • Optional Buffet Lunch ($120 pesos)
  • Extra fees
  • Tips
Special Notes
  • Backpacks are not allowed inside the archaeological site, you can leave them inside the bus at your own risk. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • A fee of $45 MXN* per person will be charged for the use of any video recording devices inside the site (tablets, cell phones, camera). (*Price subject to change)
  • Note regarding lunch: We will make a stop at Hacienda de Camara Xaybeh for lunch where you will be offered a buffet for $120 pesos, however it is NOT obligatory to eat here. Next to the restaurant you will find an inexpensive roasted chicken restaurant and an Oxxo convenience store to buy snacks. Please feel free to eat wherever you please.
  • We recommend bringing sun protection and extra water.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Price is the same for all ages.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

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    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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