I have had the privilege of visiting this attraction more than once over the years. The first time I saw Chichen Itza was in 2001 and was able to climb up the pyramid and look out over the sea of green jungle. I have watched...More
We booked thru Liberty Travel in the US. A tour bus picked us up at our resort and took us to Chichen-Itza, lunch and the cenote. The guide was with us for 12 hours. On the way to the ruins, we had a light breakfast of... More
We booked thru Liberty Travel in the US. A tour bus picked us up at our resort and took us to Chichen-Itza, lunch and the cenote. The guide was with us for 12 hours. On the way to the ruins, we had a light breakfast of juice/fruit/pastry. On the long drive to the ruins (2 hour drive) she gave us a fantastic history lesson about the ruins and the Mayan culture. When we arrived at the ruins, she gave us a 2.5 hour historical lecture on each section of the ruins (the pyramid, the sacrifice temple and the game arena). Then, she let us off on our own for an hour to walk around/shop. They then boarded us and we went a FANTASTIC little hole in the wall Mexican restaurant for an amazing lunch buffet (WAY BETTER FOOD THEN THE RESORT WE STAYED AT). Then she allowed us some time to shop at the gift shops for souvenirs. We again boarded the bus to go to the cenote (about 30 minutes from the restaurant). The cenote was PACKED. The water is fresh and quite cold and deep. (150 ft deep). If you are not a strong swimmer, RENT a life jacket. The stairs and railings are Very very slippery so make sure to bring water shoes. As it's fresh water so it smells quite musty and fishy. I didn't like the smell so I didn't swim. We were at the cenote for about an hour. We boarded the bus. The guide asked if we had any questions. She put a movie in (the Book of Life, a cartoon). Not quite sure why a cartoon movie was the choice as there was only 1 child on board who was a 2 year old. The tour cost about $100 US per person.