Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid

The Chichen Itza has been at the top of our bucket list for a long long time and we were so happy to finally tick it off our list.
We booked this day excursion with My Cancun Tours. The package provided us with transfers from Riviera Maya to the sites, lunch and unlimited drinks on board the coach.

First, a Mayan village

After being picked up from our resort our first stop was a Mayan village to look at some beautiful hand made souvenirs, and of course some sombrero’s. ​

The Main Attraction

After the mayan village, it was time for the main attraction, one of the seven wonders of the world!

Here’s a little tip, when we went we knew you couldn’t take a drone, but you’re also not allowed to take in any camera stands, which we didn’t realise, luckily one of our tour guides was allowed to look after it.

Once we were through the barriers we were split into two smaller groups (English speaking group and Spanish speaking group) and assigned a tour guide. I’m not going to lie, I felt like a bit of a kid when I saw the Chichen Itza and wanted to just run around taking pictures and not listen to the tour guide as I was so excited to finally be there, however I remembered that they would give us an hour after the tour to do exactly that.

We had such an amazing tour guide and he really brought the tour to life by interacting with us and talking with us and you could tell that he too was fascinated by the amazing structures.

Open Air Cenote

After the incredible ruins of Chichen Itza we set off for an open cenote. When we got there we were offered the choice of either swimming first, or having a buffet first, we went for the buffet first. The buffet was really delicious and varied, being Muslim’s we were a bit worried about what we would be able to eat but there was plenty of tasty veggie options.

After lunch we went and got changed in the changing rooms and headed to the open-air cenoteAfter swimming in the beautiful Cenote, we got to relax in some beautifully colourful hammocks


After relaxing in the hammocks (seriously wish we bought some!) we head to Valladolid, a beautiful city to see the ​Catedral de San Servasio. Valladolid is the capital of Yucatan state.
We had such an amazing time on our tour, and our highlight would have to be the Chichen Itza as it is such an incredible structure, and learning about it with such a knowledgable tour guide just made it even more incredible. My Cancun Tours are very professional and ensured that we had a great time. We definitely recommend booking with them whenever you’re in Mexico!

Watch our video of the day below

See more of our time in Mexico, Xplor and Tulum

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