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Chichen Itza Premium early access, Ikkil Cenote, Valladolid & Local Gastronomy provided by Eknx Tours

Chichen Itza Premium early access, Ikkil Cenote, Valladolid & Local Gastronomy

Chichen Itza Premium early access, Ikkil Cenote, Valladolid & Local Gastronomy
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
11h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
50
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Enjoy one of the 7 new wonders of the world. We offer both a cultural and fun alternative. We will transport with all your senses to the roots of regional cuisine in a single gastronomic demonstration –which is one of the greatest legacies of the Mayan culture- entering through flavors and smells living tradition and innovation in the use of plants, vegetables and wildlife It transcends borders and symbolizes the rich culinary diversity of the area. When you finish, cool off in the IKKIL semi-open cenote where its piercing blue waters will make you enjoy the purity that Mother Earth offers us. We have generated the EKINOX EDGE protocol, to cope with the current situation, taking a series of measures that will prevail forever; as a new era in the health security of our company. The objective of EKINOX EDGE is to guarantee the health security of clients and collaborators. More information at www.ekinoxedge.com
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 144472P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Heated area
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Certified guide
  • Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
  • Entry/Admission - Merida
  • Entry/Admission - Cenote Ik kil
  • Entry/Admission - Valladolid
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop
  • Breakfast
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Adult Ticket $ 30 usd and $ 5 usd child
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The local tax is $30 usd per Adult and $5 usd per Child. It is paid in exact cash when boarding.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Inclusions
  • Heated area
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Certified guide
  • Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
  • Entry/Admission - Merida
  • Entry/Admission - Cenote Ik kil
  • Entry/Admission - Valladolid
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop
  • Breakfast
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Adult Ticket $ 30 usd and $ 5 usd child
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The local tax is $30 usd per Adult and $5 usd per Child. It is paid in exact cash when boarding.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 16, 2020
A note from Chichen Itza Premium early access, Ikkil Cenote, Valladolid & Local Gastronomy
We have generated the EKINOX EDGE protocol to cope with the current situation, taking measures that will prevail in a new era in the health security of our company. Our objective is to guarantee the health security of clients and collaborators. More information at www.ekinoxedge.com
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Chichen Itza
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Comedor Kaua
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Cenote Ik kil
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Valladolid
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
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4.0
66 reviews
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Gabrielle F
1 contribution
Oct 2021
I went on this tour 3 days ago, and I still can't stop thinking about it. It was truly an amazing experience and having Abel as a tour guide was a major contributing factor. He was kind, wise, and very informative. He was always open to questions and I spent a lot of time picking his brain on facts about the Mayan culture. He was also very personable and threw in a couple jokes here and there. A three hour bus ride might seem grueling, but Abel spent much of the time sharing his knowledge with us, and this helped make the long ride fly by! Carlos and Raul were also on the tour and were super friendly. The tour itinerary itself is jam packed with many activities and there are so many opportunities to learn. I highly recommend this tour to anyone that is interested in learning about Mayan culture and history. You will not be disappointed!
Written October 18, 2021
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Ann J
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Friends
My friends and I booked the 12 hour excursion that included a visit to Chichen Itza, lunch at a traditional Mayan restaurant, a dip in a cenote, and a stop in Valladolid. We were picked up on time and the ride was smooth and comfortable.
Ricardo and Carlos and were our guides. They were very knowledgeable, showed so much enthusiasm, kept us engaged and made sure we were comfortable during the entire experience. This tour was one of the highlights of our trip.
Written March 3, 2022
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Zlatko P.
68 contributions
Jun 2022
On May 27 we booked a full day tour with Eknx Tours. We did it in Viva Wyndham Maya hotel. Paid $116.00 per person. There were other options but we were glad we took it. It was worth the money and time.
We were in Tena bus 136 with driver Louis and tour guides Fernando and Mario. English guide was Mario and we followed him around. He proved to be very knowledgeable and told us many interesting facts about Mayas, Mexico, Aztecs and other things.
First of all Tena bus was very nice. New or appeared to be in excellent shape. Clean, comfy, air conditioned. We visited 4 places. Chichenitza first. That was amazing to experience first hand. Then we went to nearby cenote and cooled down there. That was excellent idea. Next we stopped for lunch at small village Kaua. That is a authentic village with souvenirs shop full with locally manufactured items. I can tell bit expensive but very nice art. We also had performers dressed like Mayans from 500 years ago. We enjoyed it.
Lastly we stopped at Valladolid, old smaller town. We spent there 1/2 hour. Nice as well and interesting to see.
So that day was long and well spent. Can recommend it to everyone.
Written June 3, 2022
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mestes1999
9 contributions
Oct 2021
Let me start by saying the tour guides and the bus were wonderful, they did a great job. However, this tour is not what we expected. First of all, there were only four of us who spoke English on the tour. Therefore very little was in English was spoken and we felt that we should've known this up front. We had to stop several times at 15 mins each to wait for public buses of local people who were going on the tour to show up and get on our bus. Also, you are only allowed 2 hours at Chichen Itza. The Cenote stop was fun, but the other stops are only to get money to the locals from us "rich Americans." You can tell the tour company has a set up with the vendors in the "Mayan village" to buy souvenirs, which despite what they tell you, are the same as everywhere else. Ironically, we had all the time in the world to stop there to buy stuff. The stop in Villadolid was a complete waste of time, there is nothing to see there other than more street vendors who you have to refuse over and over again, would've been better just to come home earlier. All in all it was a 13 hour day which should've only been maybe 9 tops.
Written October 26, 2021
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Brandy S
New Westminster, Canada28 contributions
Jan 2020
The day started with one guide, Juan, accusing me of moving his backpack and sitting in a seat we shouldn't... and he was insistent despite the fact that he was wrong.

No free time to do our own photos as a couple at Chichen Itza, the guided your went on and on and a 5 min read of a pamphlet would have given the same info. I'm a fan of guided tours but this was ridiculous.

Lunch was to be provided at a cooperative which had a shop that was hugely commercialized and high pressure. After that it took forever to get food which was mediocre at best.

The cenote was fine enough, and Valladolid was charming.

The tour went way over time and our pickup driver chased our bus down to collect us before it went all the way to Cancun. Saved us over an hour... we were supposed to be back at the hotel at 630pm, it was after 8pm when we got back. We lost our dinner reservations, and the entire day was just a mess.

We have complained to our Sunwing rep and apparently other guests from other hotels have had similar experiences recently.
Written January 31, 2020
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evogel670
Galesburg, IL16 contributions
First, I need to say that this tour was booked through our resort, so there may be some variation.

There were incredible parts of this trip and parts that were not so good. Chichen Itza is amazing and definitely worth a visit. The cenote was also quite amazing. However poor time management and cramming too many things prevented these activities from being as great as they were.

The bus was late to pick us up and then it is a long 3-4 hours to Chichen Itza (it depends on what order they pick you up). While the bus guides were knowledgeable, they would switch between English and Spanish so quickly that it was often difficult to understand what they were saying. Everything at Chichen Itza was amazing. Our tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable and the ruins are incredible. Afterwards, we went to the the Mayan restaurant. Food was good but nothing special (and may have been the cause of our sickness afterwards). My wife and I personally felt we spent too much time there as they tried selling us things for about an hour. We then went to the cenote, which was beautiful but because of the late start and other wasted time, we barely got to swim for a half hour. The trip ended with a stop in Valladolid, which was brief but was more shopping.

All told, if we could do it over we would have preferred a tour that had less stops but spent more time at the places.
Written July 6, 2021
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Written August 23, 2021
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Arlene R
Los Angeles, CA10 contributions
Aug 2021
We were picked up by our tour guide, Ricardo early to start the day. It is a long day so make sure you get rest the night before! He was very informative throughout the tour and was really sweet to everyone. He made sure that no one felt left out and teeter-tottered between Spanish and English. Chichen Itza is wonderful... like wow! We were handed off by Ricardo to the Mayan tour guides throughout our time there. It was truly amazing; then, we headed off to the local gastronomy part! Delicious food and drinks! You must try the Chaya (a green drink). Ricardo then takes us around to show us how they make their food, art, etc. It's really cool! The Ikkil Cenote and Valladolid are both beautiful places. I simply wish we had a longer time in these two places but I understand for the tour timing purposes. Highly recommend this tour! Gracias Ricardo!
Written August 7, 2021
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sarabrunsell
Lead, SD6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Our guide Juan was amazing! We learned quite a lot about Mayan culture. I have been fascinated with Chitzen Itza since I was a small child,reading any books I could find on the subject but Juan taught me so much new information!The lunch we were served was one of the best meals we had during our vacation & swimming in the cenote was the perfect way to end the tour. The bus was quite comfortable & the driver was very experienced, navigating through narrow roads & traffic with ease. Very great value for money. Highly reccomend.
Written February 13, 2020
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Heather
1 contribution
May 2021
In our recent vacation to Cancun, we booked multiple tours through the resort, so they were all with different companies. Our favorite, BY FAR, was this tour to Chichen Itza with our guide, Alvaro. He was so personable, funny, charming and knowledgeable. He and the driver (whose name I didn't catch) were very covid safe, they provided masks and hand sanitizer at every stop. Alvaro spoke in both Spanish and English the entire time and even spoke Portuguese to the couple from Brazil. He taught us Mayan culture from the tour sites and even from his own perspective (he is Mayan himself). The tour was fantastic, the caves are absolutely to die for and our last stop had the BEST food. He presented how to make the food step by step, and we were treated with a taco buffet at the end. Couldn't recommend this tour enough, hopefully you get lucky and get Alvaro! Take tons of pictures and get that clout!
Written May 12, 2021
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Family of 9
Marcellus, MI3 contributions
Jan 2021
Alexis and the Estrella team from Ekinox tours did an excellent job of guiding us through Chicken Itza tour. Alexis' passion shined through and his discussions were very informative and entertaining. It was truly a pleasure meeting you. We appreciate your genuine touch with your stories and first hand information.

We highly recommend this team! Thank you for such a memorable tour to an amazing historical location!
Written January 10, 2021
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One of the Best trips
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Excellent combo of fun and education
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Great tour!
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Excellent!
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Great tour, learned a lot about Mayan history and culture
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Day Excursion
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Easy way to check off the bucket list
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LuckyLando
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Action Packed Day with a great team!
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Excellent
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