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Chichen Itza Small Group, Buffet Lunch & Cenote from Merida - Gray Line Yucatan

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    What to Expect
    Depart early from Merida and commence the journey to Chichen Itza in a comfortable and air-conditioned minivan. Sail straight past long lines at the entrance and begin your personalized group tour with an expert guide; wander the ancient capital of the Mayan empire and discover the mysteries of one of the world’s most significant archeological sites. 

    Begin your tour by absorbing the unique atmosphere of a world wonder in the Great Plaza, hailed as the social and spiritual heart of the city. Continue to the Pyramid of Kukulcan and gaze upward at the iconic structure; marvel at the pyramid’s perfect symmetry; learn how it was influenced by astronomical discoveries and listen to stories of serpentine shadows and architectural inspiration. Venture within to lay eyes on the exceptional pre-Colombian Chac Mool sculpture. 

    Next, venture to the enigmatic Great Ball Court to gain insight into the mystifying acoustics of the area. Stand 150 feet (46 meters) from someone on the opposite side of the ball court and hear their muted whispers loud and clear. This scientific marvel continues to perplex experts and archeologists around the world. 

    Continue to follow your guide as you head to an ancient collection of buildings constructed during the classical period; see the Temple of Warriors and the House of Mysterious Writings as your guide provides enrapturing explanations. 

    Explore the site independently until you depart for the luxurious Mayaland Hotel Resort. Feast upon a delicious buffet of local dishes and special recipes, watching local performers dance to traditional folkloric music. Luxuriate in the resort’s fabulous facilities before boarding the minivan for the return journey to Merida.
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    Departure Point
    1: San Juan Park, Calle 67A 529, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
    2: Gran Hotel, Calle 60 496, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
    3: McDonald's, Paseo de Montejo 454, Itzimná, 97100 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
    4: Mayan World Museum of Mérida, Calle 60 299 E, Unidad Revolución, 97110 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
    • Transportation from meeting point in Merida (drop off at major hotels at Cancun or Riviera Maya if option selected)
    • Buffet lunch at the Mayaland Hotel
    • Entrance fee to Cenote Tsukan
    • Entrance fee to the Mayan Planetarium
    • Free access to Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows facilities: swimming pool, restrooms, lounge chairs.
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Beverages
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entrance fee to Chichén Itzá (payment only in pesos)
    • Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueologica de Chichen Itza
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please note: it is recommended that you bring bottled water, a swimsuit and to wear comfortable shoes and clothing
    • Entrance fee to Chichen Itza apply to children from 3 years old.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Admission fee into the archaeological site is NOT included, and will be payable upon entrance. This is governed by the local municipality and our Tour providers have no control over this. The amount is usually approximately $481 Pesos which is only around $24 USD per person.
    • Please verify your near meeting point and schedule.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Tour itinerary subject to change without notice.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 17 August 2019

    My sister, niece and I choose the small group with Rosendo and I'm glad we did! Rosendo was very knowledgeable and informative about the Mayan history and the architecture of the Mayan is jaw dropping and amazing. I learned so much about their astrological practices...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Amber B
    chichenuxmal, Owner at Gray Line Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2019

    THANKS ! Rosendo and all of us look forward to having the honor of your company in another of our UNIQUE experiences! Hasta la vista !

    Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

    My boyfriend and I did the Chichén Itzá private tour. We were picked up on time by our driver, Samuel Aburto. He was very friendly and shared a lot of knowledge about the area: the history of Yucatán and surrounding states, well-known and less well-known...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank aariaz89
    chichenuxmal, Owner at Gray Line Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2019

    Gracias ! A century of service at YOUR service!

    Reviewed 5 August 2019

    Mauricio and Rosenberg were excellent guide/driver for our excursion to chichen itza. Pickup was prompt and the smaller “tour” size was just right for us. During the two hour drive to chichen itza Mauricio explained what our particular package included and what it did not...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Lbeaudin36
    chichenuxmal, Owner at Gray Line Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2019

    THANKS ! Mauricio and Rosenberg join all of us in wishing you Safe Travels and a happy return ! Hasta la vista.

    Reviewed 28 April 2019 via mobile

    My husband and I just spent a fabulous day at Chichen Itza. There were so many tour companies to choose from and we’re so happy we choose Grey Line. Our guide Freddie was nothing short of amazing! He was personable, funny and full of information....More

    Thank mlondon614
    Reviewed 10 December 2018

    This tour is a bit hectic, but well-organized and full of great stuff! It's great to get to the ruins early in the day (it gets hot and crowded later), and not have to go through the general entrance. Our guide Rosendo was very knowledgable...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank MariaB11426
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