World Heritage, Mexican Market
Historical buildings and traditions
Chichen Itza is the most famous Mayan archaeological site on the Yucatan Peninsula, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988. Chichen Itza has been one of the 7 New Wonders of the World since 2007. The impressive Kukulkán Pyramid is an architectural masterpiece and not without reason the most popular photo opportunity on site. With an area of around 15 km², the extensive area includes various pyramid structures, temples and ball courts with different architectural styles and much more that is worth discovering.
Valladolid is the third largest city in the state of Yucatan and was awarded the title of "Magic City" in August 2012 for preserving its colonial buildings, spreading its customs and traditions and rich in culture and handicrafts. There is a lot to discover at the Mexican market in Valladolid.
Included in the Chichen Itza tour:
certified tour guide (english, spanish or french available)
hotel pickup & drop-off in an insured air-conditioned minivan
guided visit to the Chichen Itza archaeological site
visit to a Mexican market in Valladolid, including tasting of local products
photo stop at the letters of Valladolid
visit to a tequila distillery and tasting
soft drinks, water and beer are included throughout the day
all photos of the tour, as well as all Entrance fees and taxes
Not included: Tips and personal expenses
Price per adult:
group size of 9-12 guests: 165 USD p.p.
group size of 7-8 guests: 175 USD p.p.
group size of 5-6 guests: 195 USD p.p.
group size of 4 guests: 235 USD p.p.
Duration of the tour:
approximately 8 hours
+ travel time, depending on the hotel
This tour is available daily.
Check out Dates & Booking for further information concerning a reservation.
Detailed tour description:
The motto of the early bird also applies to this excursion :-) We reach Chichen Itza before it opens.
We visit the extensive excavation site together and let ourselves be carried away into the history and culture of the Mayas and the historical background of Chichen Itza. Of course we also have enough time to take photos in front of the world-famous pyramid of Kukulkán.
We then drive to a Mexican market, which offers you the opportunity to test various spices and buy them to take them home with you. Get to know local vegetables and try seasonal fruit.
After that it is time for lunch. We go to a rustic, typical Mexican restaurant, where we are served typical or local dishes. Everyone can try everything;-)
After a hearty meal, we'll take a walk to the colorful letters of Valladolid. We'll see a bit of Valladolid's history and architecture.
Finally we stop at an agave distillery, here you will learn everything about the production of tequila and of course a little tasting is also included.
Don't forget to take with you:
sunglasses, sun hat
Money for personal expenses and tips, e.g. for our driver