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.
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