CHICHÉN ITZÁ MAYAN RUINS EXPRESS

8 hours | Cozumel | CZM-310
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$ 199.95
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Points of Interest

  • Playa del Carmen
  • Mayan Ruins
Includes snack, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

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.

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.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Ferry from Cozumel pier to Playa del Carmen pier

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:05
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Transfer from Playa del Carmen to Chichén Itzá Ruins Site.

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Travel time:
02:10
Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
250
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Visit and Explore the Ruins

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
01:10
Free time at site:
60
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1760
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Transfer from Chichén Itzá Ruins Site back to Playa del Carmen

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Travel time:
02:10
Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Ferry from Playa del Carmen pier back to Cozumel pier

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:05
Free time at site:
5
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes