Chichen Itza Archaeological Site & Izamal Town Tour
Journey into the of the Yucatan Peninsula to the ancient city of Chichen Itza, once a major focal point in the Northern Maya Lowlands from AD 600 through to AD 1200. Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities and at the time had the most diverse population in the Maya world, a factor that could have contributed to the variety of architectural styles at the site. Now one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World it is the most famous of all the Maya archaeological sites open to the public.
Afterwards enjoy the unique town of Izamal, a Mexican “Magic City” and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in the 4th century by the religious Maya patriarch Itzamna it is probably one of the oldest cities in the Yucatan and was later used by Spanish conquerors as their primary Christian sanctuary in which they converted local indigenous people to Catholicism. Colonial architecture, a well-preserved archaeological site in the center of town, the spectacular Franciscan Convent of San Antonio de Padua, numerous horse-drawn carriages (“calesa” in Spanish) and the vibrant yellow color of most of this city makes one of the most beautiful cities in the country.
And if this isn’t enough the day includes a swim in a massive fresh water cenote a delicious regional Mexican lunch.
Your Chichen Itza Archaeological Site & Izamal Town Tour includes the following:
- Bilingual staff
- Round trip transportation
- Entrance fees
- Tour duration: 10.5 hours
- Tour schedule: 8:00 AM daily
- Tour departure: from selected hotels (details will accompany your reservation confirmation)
- Clients who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participate
Please bring the following to your Chichen Itza Archaeological Site & Izamal Town Tour:
- Biodegradable sunscreen / repellent
- Hat and sunglasses
- Swimsuit and towel
- Cool clothing and light sweater (during winter months)
- Tennis or hiking shoes
- Bottled water
- Extra $$ for tips, etc.