A full day of Yucatan history and culture, this day experience takes you to one of the most incredible architectural sites in Mexico, a beautiful, off the beaten track cenote, and immerses you in colonial culture and cuisine in the city of Valladolid.
Selected as one of the new wonders of the World Chichén Itzá is one of the most spectacular archeological sites and a ‘must see’ for anyone visiting Mexico who has an interest in history and culture. The site is one of the most studied of Mexico’s ancient cities, allowing us unrivalled insight into the secrets of this fascinating civilisation and of what the city once looked like
Your expert guide will lead you through the centuries of history and development, as well as help you understand the amazing architectcture, art and engineering integrated into the city.
The cenote you will visit, far from the crowds and run by the locals in the area, will transport you to a world that feels secluded and mystical. Go for a dip beneath the huge natural skylight and float in the clean, clear water, before heading to your next destination.
Valladolid is a city where past and present collide, to leave us with beautiful, colourful colonial architecture, as well as a unique gastronomic scene that combines colonial influences with Mayan roots
You will lunch in the courtyard of a restored colonial mansion, and have time to wander the square and nearby streets of the centre of the city for some great photo opportunities, craft shopping and a taste of slow-paced Mexican life.
Get to know the secrets of Chichén Itzá with your passionate local guide
Enjoy authentic, local cuisine in the colonial city of Valladolid
Take a refreshing dip in Xux Ha cenote to finish your day
Your Local Host:
Johan De Clercq
Our mission with our ecotourism agency is to promote sustainable tourism, minimize our impact on local communities, lands and ecosystems and make you live an unforgettable experience outside the mass tourism circuits.
We are a little ecotourism agency in Tulum with 15 years’ experience promoting the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of the Yucatan peninsula.
You will be picked up from a prearranged spot in the centre of Tulum at any time between 7 and 8 am – the exact point and time will be specified on your booking voucher.
From there, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Chichén Itzá, before heading to Valladolid for lunch in a beautiful colonial restaurant. You’ll then have some free time to explore the city before visiting a cenote, where you can go for a swim.
Finally, you’ll be dropped back off in Tulum at some time between 6:30 and 7 pm.