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Mon - Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 4:30pm
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Duration

Full day

Where in the world

Yucatan, Mexico

Go back in time with a visit to mysterious Chichen Itza, one of the seven wonders of the world. Located in the Yucatán state of Mexico, this Mayan archaeological site was once a place of advanced scientific achievement that also demonstrates the many architectural styles of this era – from its astrological pyramids and silent temples to the hieroglyphs that cover much of its stonework.

Chichen Itza is not a collection of crumbling outlines that relies on your imagination. The Mayan structures remain impressive and imposing despite standing for centuries – a testament to their construction all those years ago – from the carved columns of Warrior's Temple to the Mesoamerican pyramid of El Castillo, a dedication to their serpent god Kukulkan.

The Mayan people were an advanced civilisation that’s culture was an amalgamation of faith and science. With an experienced private guide, you’ll go into depth about their cosmology, religions, rituals and everyday life in what is believed to have been one of their largest and most diverse cities. After, it’s time to cool off with a dip in a private cenote. These natural, freshwater sinkholes were considered sacred to the Mayans and a possible link to the afterlife. Not many can say they’ve swam in an entrance to the underworld...

Additional notes about the tour

Visitors should bring swimming costumes and a change of clothes.The site is relatively flat but does involve walking during the tour.

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