CHICHÉN ITZÁ MAYAN RUINS EXPRESS

CZM-310 | Cozumel, Mexico | See Special Notes

from $199.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Mayan Ruins Mayan Ruins

You will see:

  • Playa del Carmen Playa del Carmen

Moderate Includes snack

Excursion Length:
Approx. 8 hours

Tour Overview

WHAT YOU VISIT
- Chichén Itzá
A scenic ferry ride across the Channel of Cozumel followed by a narrated drive takes you 124 miles into the island's lush interior. And the wait is worth it. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by an awe-inspiring maze of structures, including huge stone pyramids, columned arcades, dramatic temples and other monuments that made up this ruined city, the core of which covers more than a square mile. As you study this fascinating archeological complex, you'll understand why it was given the distinction of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World!

You'll want to keep your camera at the ready as your guide introduces you to key structures on your guided tour. See the impressive El Castillo, which demonstrates the advanced astronomical skills of the Mayan people. Other famous and major temples include the richly decorated Temple of the Warriors, the High Priest's Temple and the Cenote Sagrado-a natural sinkhole, 200 feet in diameter used by Mayan priests to perform sacrifices during times of drought.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Sports lovers will enjoy viewing the Great Ballcourt, whose walls stretch out 295-feet, the largest known in existence. It's here that participants tried to put a 12-pound ball through a stone scoring hoop during a series of ritual games. Accuracy was certainly important, as it is believed that the losers were put to death!

LUNCH
During the day, enjoy a box lunch of a sandwich, potato chips, muffin, fruit, soda and bottled water, and a granola bar and bottled water snack.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
On your way to Chichén Itzá you will enjoy the beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula from the comfort of your seat.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Drive time to Chichén Itzá is approximately 2.5 hours each way. This tour is not recommended for guests in wheel chairs or that have difficulty walking. There is a government $5 - $8 tax for the use of video cameras everywhere at the ruins. Tripods and/or professional video cameras are not allowed. This tour involves considerable walking on uneven limestone and loose stones and climbing on uneven rough surfaces. Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Guests are not allowed to climb some ruins due to their fragile state.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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