Cancun & RivieraMaya: Chichen Itza, Valladolid & Cenote Tour
- Pickup available
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 12 hours
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It was certainly worth getting up early to beat the crowds and heat at Chichen Itza. Marco, our tour guide, was an absolute delight! He kept the conversation interesting and had a wealth of knowledge about the history of the Mayans. I was a little worried because they accidentally charged my card twice for the US$24 monument fee, but Marco took care of it instantly! Very genuine and overall a great experience! Also, if you don’t get a confirmation on where exactly you’ll be picked up, just call them that morning and they will let you know :) Obviously you won’t get to see the entire site, but you’ll see and learn about the most popular ruins there. Plus, you’ll have about 30ish minutes at the end to explore for yourself. This is a great option for those that don’t feel comfortable venturing out to Chichen Itza by themselves. Highly recommend!
Mar was a great guide! She shared interesting information, made engaging conversation in good English, and made sure we were going at a pace everyone was comfortable with (you have time at each cenote to swim and she checked regularly if we needed to stop for water/bathrooms etc) The tour was a fab experience; definitely wouldn’t have been able to navigate to these places on my own. Transport to and from was smooth (public minivan to a small town then 4-seater motorbikes to each cenote; an experience in itself!) The cenotes we visited were magic... they were small ones that I’d not come across on Google and we had them mostly to ourselves. The family lunch was delicious. Great value tour — highly recommend!
The bus was very comfortable. Alfredo was an excellent driver. The tour was fascinating, and engaging. Marco did a wonderful job of educating us and entertaining us at the same time. Plus, by leaving early, we arrived right before the site opened. We were the first tour group into the site. It was great to see this marvel with so few others there. We would definitely recommend Amigo Tours. Especially Marco and Alfredo!
Gabriel met me at my hotel. The van was comfortable. After picking up a few other guests, we drove about an hour to the cenotes. We visited three cenotes in total, walking from one to another. One was completely enclosed, one partially enclosed, and the final one open. Afterwards, we ate a meal at the restaurant on-site. There were vegetarian options.
Eduardo, our guide, was knowledgeable and helpful. I would have preferred to leave downtown a bot earlier to enjoy swimming in the cenotes before the crowds. Riding the truck was a fun experience, and the food was tasty. Habanero salsa is a must.