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“Long trip but interesting”

Xichen Valladolid Tour
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$129.99*
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Cancun Combo: Xel-Ha and Coba Ruins in One Day...
Ranked #2 of 4 Tours in Chichen Itza
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Bus Tours, Tours
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Owner description: Tour Xichen by Xcaret is an exclusive guided tour to the archaeological site of Chichen Itza that includes an unforgettable tour to Valladolid, a colonial Mexican town surrounded by picturesque, beautiful and captivating corners worth visiting, such as a Mayan Cenote and the ex-Monastery of Saint Bernardino of Siena. Enjoy a delicious All Inclusive buffet lunch in a typical Mexican restaurant in Valladolid. An exquisite variety of Yucatan specialties, as well as the best Mexican and international cuisine
Reviewed November 22, 2012

We took this trip from Akumel so it was a long long bus ride. The bus depot is nice and well appointed and the breakfast on board was good.

First Stop - Xichen Itza
The majority of the passengers on board were Spanish so I was happy that we were divided and put into the much smaller English group. Our guide was good and informative although I was surprised that you can no longer climb on the ruins. I understand why that is but it was disappointing at the same time. I hated the fact that I had to walk past, literally, hundreds of vendors all selling the same stuff and hounding you to buy. It really took away from the experience.

Second Stop - Cenote
This was completely unexpected and beautiful - so glad we stopped here to see as it was so goo dto see.

Third Stop - Valladolid
At this point it was well into the afternoon and we were just stopping for lunch. We were starving at this point and getting a bit grouchy. The buffet lunch was okay - slightly worse quality than what was available at our resort. The bathrooms were nice and the altar near the back in a separate little courtyard was beautiful. We were given about 30min after lunch to look at a church and do any shopping we wanted - didn't feel that this was enough time to fully explore.

Final stretch home felt really long. It was an exhausting 12hr day but I did feel that I got a lot for the $100/person fee.

2  Thank Liz8723
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

What a brilliant trip, so very well organised the whole day. Modern, clean and comfortable transport with constant refreshments, and a very informative and funny tour guide (Carlos). The ancient ruins were spectacular, the cenote was beautiful and lunch was delicious in a stunning restaurant. All in all it was great value for money, no way you could really do it all by yourself and for less money, so nice to have all the logistics taken care of for you. I would have no hesitation recommending this to someone else and would love to travel with them on our future trips.

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

I visited last year in August 2011. the tour staff was very informative, friendly, and took great care of us. it was a hot and humid day; the staff was attentive to have ice cold towels for us and cold refreshments as we boarded the bus and headed to our next destination.

1  Thank Letty O
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Xichen offers guided tours to Chichen Itza and Valladolid. Perfect to learn everything about mexican history. I recommend it, it is worth it! .. and the breakfast in the bus is delicious as well as the restaurant at valladolid, very good

2  Thank inenda s
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

xichen is an all inclusive tour in the yucatan region. we discovered the wonders of the Yucatan peninsula on board of a very nice coach, visited the most amazing sites with a very nice guide and had lunch in a very good restaurant. The kids loved their day and we all learnt a lot about the mayan civilization

1  Thank Rodrigo P
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