Visit Chichen Itza, Ek' Balam, and Hubiku Cenote on this tour in Cancun. Visit great archaeological sites and learn all about this historic places. Your tour includes a professional guide and transport.
What to Expect
After your hotel pick-up in Cancun, you will head towards Chichen Itza. This sacred city of the Itzáes marvels you every time the k’in Ahau (sun in the Mayan language) sets on March 21st and September 21st, during the spring and fall equinoxes.
See the main building, Kukulkan Castle, also known as The Pyramid. It is an icon of astronomical, architectural, mathematical and engineering knowledge. See the other platforms and learn about the past and representations of feathered serpents and Chaac masks, the majestic god of rain that lives in the sacred cenote.
Visit the monumental ball game which represents, with its engravings and glyphs, the very important ceremony established by the gods themselves, according to the sacred pages of Popol Vuj (the sacred book of Mayans). The Astronomical Observatory, also known as The Snail and the area of The Church, are worth admiring thanks to their masks from the Mayan classic period.
The second stop of the day will be the majestic Cenote Hubiku, after getting to know the history of Chichen Itza. Here, you will be able to cool off in its waters and have a relaxing time that you will surely remember forever. The cenote is subterranean, and you will enter it through its stone stairway. Thanks to its opening at the top, with the entrance of the sunlight, the water achieves a beautiful blue color.
The water is usually 20-21 degrees Celsius.
You will finish the tour at Ek’ Balam, where you will be able to climb the Acropolis and see the monumental entrance to the underworld, represented in the Uk’it Kan Lec Tok’ grave before being reborn as the mythical god of corn. The grave shows the jaws of a jaguar, and they found an offering consisting of more than 7,000 pieces of jewelry in it, made by the best goldsmiths of the time. That allows us to compare such wealth with the ones from Egypt and China. The main palace and the contrast of the lines of buildings that complete the main square from the top provide it with a unique mysticism in the Mayan world.
The sculptures look like winged beings, and the comparison with beings from other cultures such as the Indian invites you to appreciate and compare it with other archaeological sites. Getting to know the kingdom of Talol in the city of the Jaguar Star after the refreshing waters of the cenote is a unique combination.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Entrance fees
- All activities
- Professional guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Small-group tour
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
What's Not Included
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Drinks at the restaurant
Know Before You Go
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
It is recommended that you bring sports shoes, sandals or flip flops, a swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, hat, biodegradable sunscreen, mosquito repellent, a camera, and Mexican Pesos in cash for expenses and tips.