We went on the day trip of Chichen Itza + Cenote + Valladolid + Ek Balam.
We were staying at Excellence Playa Mujeres, so our pickup was 7am. We then proceeded to pick up another couple, then met up with the rest of the group at a gas station where we began our trip. Enrique our tour guide was incredible--he was so passionate and knew so much of the history. Hubby loved the history and all the background info he provided during the long car ride to Chichen Itza.
Chicken Itza is a must see--huge grounds, many temples & buildings and Enrique gave great background to everything. We were very appreciative of the water provided as well as umbrellas for shade.
Lunch was fairly disappointing. We went to a buffet in a little nearby hotel. The food didn't look too appetizing, and the staff there really pushed for tips. I advice you to bring plenty of snacks for yourself.
The cenote was a little crowded, but still a great experience. Be warned lockers and life vests cost a little extra if you want to use them.
Ek Balam was a great site, very fun to be able to climb the temple, and very peaceful grounds.
Valladolid was nothing special, and in my opinion could be cut from the trip entirely.
Overall, we had a great (very long) day!
Definitely something you have to do at least once!
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