Chichen-Itza and Ikkil Cenote Tour
Visit a Wonder of the World with Mexico Mayan Tours. The Maya name “Chichen Itza” means “At the mouth of the well of the Itza”, and Chichen is one of the most visited sites in Mexico. Be amazed by the mystical magic of this place, and explore the misteries of the mayan people, carved in these rocks for mankind to admire.
We will also visit a Sacred place to the Mayas, The Ik Kil Cenote. This beautiful freshwater sinkhole with crystal clear water will sweep you off your feet, as you snorkel in it’s waters that were beleived to have healing powers by the locals for centuries.
Check out the “Area Info” tab below for more information on these areas.
Private Chichen Itza Tour
Chichen Itza was a major focal point in the northern Maya lowlands from the Late Classic (c.600–900 AD) through the Terminal Classic (c.800–900) and into the early portion of the Early Postclassic period (c.900–1200). The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico and of the Puuc and Chenes styles of the northern Maya lowlands. The presence of central Mexican styles was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most contemporary interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.
Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities and it was likely to have been one of the mythical great cities, or Tollans, referred to in later Mesoamerican literature.The city may have had the most diverse population in the Maya world, a factor that could have contributed to the variety of architectural styles at the site.
The ruins of Chichen Itza are federal property, and the site’s stewardship is maintained by Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History). The land under the monuments had been privately-owned until 29 March 2010, when it was purchased by the state of Yucatán.
Private Ik Kil Cenote Tour
Ik Kil is a well known cenote outside Pisté in the Municipality of Tinúm, Yucatán, Mexico, It is located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula and is part of the Ik Kil Archeological Park near Chichen Itza. It is open to the public for swimming and is often included in bus tours.
The cenote is open to the sky with the water level about 26 metres (85 ft) below ground level. There is a carved stairway down to a swimming platform. The cenote is about 60 metres (200 ft) in diameter and about 40 metres (130 ft) deep. There are vines which reach from the opening all the way down to the water along with small waterfalls. There are black catfish which swim in the cenote.
The cenote is part of a larger complex of a restaurant, store, changing rooms, and cottages for rent. There is also a Mayan ruin on the site.
- Pick-up and Return to your hotel or lodging location.
- Air-Conditioned Transportation with professional private driver.
- Snorkel Eqpmnt. and Life Vest.
- Multilingual Guide.
- Cold water available all day.
- Entrance Tickets to Chichen-Itza.
- Entrance Tickets to Cenote Ik Kil.
- Buffet lunch. (Drinks not included)
- For groups of 4 or more passengers, the Official Federal Guide is included, for smaller groups, an Official Federal Guide can
- be hired at the entrance for an extra $35.-
- For an extra $25 you can rent an underwater camera and our crew will even take pictures of you.
WHAT TO BRING
- Biodegradable suntan lotion (please apply before the tour starts)
- Tennis shoes or sandals
- Some extra money (for tips or available extras)
- Wetsuit if you have one
- A swimming t-shirt to protect you from the sun, this way we protect the sharks by moderating the use of suntan lotion
- A lot of fun
YOU CAN ADD EXTRA ACTIVITIES
- You can also visit Valladolid: The center of this beautiful Historycal Colonial Mexican Town. (no extra cost)