AN EXCLUSIVE DAY AT CHICHEN ITZA
Sightseeing, Cultural, Meal included
An excursion dedicated to visiting Chichen Itza, the most famous Mayan archaeological site in the Yucatán and one of the seven wonders of the world. A journey through history to fully appreciate the charm of Mexican culture and traditions.
What we will see
- Yucatán peninsula: enchanting lush greenery
- Chichen Itza archaeological site
- Kukulcan or El Castillo pyramid
- Free time for photos and individual visits in the site
- Lunch in a local restaurant
What we will do
- We set off on our excursion by coach to discover Chichen Itza and Mayan culture.
- Along the way, we can admire the spectacular beauty of the Yucatán peninsula with its enchanting lush greenery- the cradle of the Mayan civilisation - which disappeared in the 16th century at the hands of the Spanish conquistadores.
- We arrive at the Chichen Itza archaeological site, one of the seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Together with our expert guide, we admire the most famous and best preserved pre-Columbian step pyramids in Mexico: the pyramid of Kukulcan, also known as El Castillo and dedicated to the feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl. The pyramid is the most important building in the entire complex and is located towards the centre of the site. The monument was built around 1100 AD with a nine-floor terraced structure surmounted by a temple. As well as being a place of worship, the pyramid is also famous as a gigantic sundial made up of 365 steps in total, the exact number of days in the Mayan calendar.
- After visiting the pyramid, we can walk around the site at leisure to take photos or visit one some of the other existing monuments.
- Before returning to the ship, we stop for lunch in a typical local restaurant.
What you need to know
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
- This excursion is not recommended for guests who suffer from sea sickness or those with mobility problems.
- The transfer to and from Playa del Carmen will be by ferry.
- The sea might get rough, so those who deem it necessary can take sea sickness tables before setting off on the excursion.
- The ferry transfer from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen lasts approximately 45 minutes.
- The coach transfer from Playa del Carmen to the Chichen Itza archaeological site lasts approximately 3 hours each way the road may include uneven stretches.
- There are no planned stops during the coach trip, but there are toilets on the coach. It is recommended, however, to use the toilet before boarding the coach and to use the one on-board only if strictly necessary.
- A tax must be paid at the entrance to use video cameras inside the archaeological site (price to be verified on site).