The 10 Best Multi-day Tours in Chichen Itza, Yucatan

July 26, 2021 Velvet Champine

While the ruins of pyramids such as El Castillo and Kukulcan are the primary reason to visit Chichen Itza, they are hardly all that’s on offer here. Otherworldly bird-watching and stargazing experiences can be found within the Maya Jungle Reserve and in Hacienda Chichen's Bird Refuge. Daytrips run from both Merida and Cancun.
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1. 7-Day Yucatan Eco-Adventure Tour Including Sian Ka'an and Xcaret

EcoColors Tours
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Enjoy the beauty of wildlife and nature of the Yucatan Peninsula with the best family tour in Mexico. This 7-day tour will take you to the best archaeological sites and ecological sites in the Riviera Maya so you have the experience of a lifetime as you kayak, snorkel and learn about the Mexican heritage. Your tour includes accommodation and a professional guide.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, 6 nights accommodation, Professional driver and guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Use of Snorkelling equipment

Exclusions: Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase), Food and drinks, unless specified, Gratuities, International and local flights

Reviewed By Christine G

My sister and I took a bird-watching tour with Eco Colors guide Jose Paz. It was a highlight of our trip to the Riviera Maya. Jose took us to two different areas and we saw more than 30 different species. He was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable about all the birds. He recognized them by their songs and could spot them even in the dense trees and shrubs. In the second preserve, he had also arranged a lovely lunch for us, cooked by a delightful woman over a wood fire. Jose's driver joined us and he was also a very likable fellow. It was a great experience and I highly recommend!

2. 7 Day-Bicycle Yucatan Eco-adventure and Archaeological Tour

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Discover the beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula on a 7-day adventure tour visiting main archaeological sites. You'll enjoy awesome biking days and fall in love with the natural beauty of the area. This is a must-do tour for all cycling lovers. The tour includes accommodation, equipment and a professional guide.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, 6 nights accommodation and 6 breakfasts, Breakfast, Breakfast, Professional guide and driver, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Bike equipment

Exclusions: Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase), Food and drinks, unless specified, International and local flights

Reviewed By Christine G

My sister and I took a bird-watching tour with Eco Colors guide Jose Paz. It was a highlight of our trip to the Riviera Maya. Jose took us to two different areas and we saw more than 30 different species. He was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable about all the birds. He recognized them by their songs and could spot them even in the dense trees and shrubs. In the second preserve, he had also arranged a lovely lunch for us, cooked by a delightful woman over a wood fire. Jose's driver joined us and he was also a very likable fellow. It was a great experience and I highly recommend!

3. 4 Days of Minitour in Yucatán in a 3 Star Hotel

Merida, Merida, Yucatan Peninsula Go Tour
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Ek 'Balam is located in the central-eastern part of Yucatan, about 190 km from Mérida and it is easy to reach the area, since the access is clearly signposted. The name of the ancient city, in the Yucatec Mayan language, literally translates into Spanish as "dark or black jaguar" (Barrera V. 1980: 1950) although the people of the Ek'Balam region who speak Mayan also interpret it as " Lucero-Jaguar. " When the Spanish arrived in the Yucatan Peninsula in 1517, Chichén Itzá was already abandoned, which means that while Europe lived in the Middle Ages, Chichen Itza had already created an even more precise calendar than the Gregorian one, its knowledge of Astronomy was much more advanced and they handled the concept of the number zero. Chichén Itzá differed from other Mayan cities by introducing the cult to the god Kukulcán, the feathered serpent.

Inclusions: Overnight in the mentioned hotels or similar with breakfast., 1 Food (Chichen), Guided excursions., Entries in the mentioned sites., Private transportation with a/c.

Exclusions: Meals and dinners not specified., Drinks., Personal tips and extras., Everything that is not expressly mentioned in "includes"

Reviewed By 508kikic

We booked this tour on a Tuesday and were supposed to be picked up on Thursday at 1 PM. A mere 15 MINUTES before we were supposed to be picked up we received an email saying our tour guide had cancelled. We never received an explanation for the cancellation and were very upset.

4. Private Yucatan Discovery Tour

Best Maya Tours
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In this four day and three night Yucatan Discovery Tour we first visit the Rio Lagartos Biosphere home of the flamingos, crocodiles and other sea life. Stay the night at Valladolid in a colonial hotel in the city square then explore the Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo first The Archaeological wonder of Chichen Itza a modern world wonder and capital of a great civilization then Ek Balam the city of the Black Jaguar. Merida the capital city of the Yucatan state also known as the white city, Uxmal the city three times built with its magnificent mayan baroque style architecture and we visit a Beautiful hidden Cenote of crystalline waters. Then onto Coba a classic mayan site and Tulum the city by the sea

Inclusions: Lunch, Lunch, Lunch, Lunch

Exclusions: Use of bicycle

Reviewed By katy e

Such an incredible day of exploring the ruins at Muyil and floating through the mangroves in Sian Ka’an. Salvdor made all of the arrangements for the day, picked us up in an air conditioned van, and provided a wonderful picnic lunch by the water. I would highly recommend Best Maya Tours. Very organized and professional.

5. The Mayan Peninsula 9 Days Private Tour

Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico We Go Mexico
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17 years of experience guiding in Mexico & the Mayan World Professional private guide in Mexico Erhard is devoted to providing his guests with a memorable experience that exceeds all expectations. Each customized tour is specificaly designed to suit the specific interests and wishes of each guest, such as arts, history, traditions, sightseeing, nature, local gastronomy, etc. Have achieved a great Passion for Mexican Culture and Nature. I have a Major degree in Tourism from the University del Valle Mexico City. After university I have obtained several degrees and certifications in archaeology and history, paramedic, lifeguard, speleology and skydiving. I am fully qualified and licensed as a Tour Guide in English, French and Spanish. I am also a fully qualified Driver Guide. Recognized by the Cancun visitors office as a certified tourism services provider. I will work with you before you arrive to design your private guided tour to match all your expectations

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast,  9 nights accommodation in double room ,  Private A/C transportation on days: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 9 ,  Boat ride at Celestun  My own accommodation  Travelers insurance on board  Purified water, Private Guide on days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 9

Exclusions:  Not specified activities and entrances  Migration fees and personal expenses,  Flights of arrival and departure  Airport transfers ,  Lunchs and dinners and not specified meals or beverages  Tips for Guides, waiters, maids, etc…

Reviewed By lincolnc600

Erhard's professionalism was evident from first contact. He replied quickly and designed an itinerary that perfectly suited my interests. In 6 days we covered 1,000 miles and (owing to Erhard's excellent planning) had plenty of time at every destination: Chichen Itza, beautiful colonial cities, great local food, the jungle ruins at Calakmul, and much more, all expertly explained by Erhard. I cannot imagine a better traveling companion and feel that I now have a friend in Mexico. Very highly recommended!

6. 5 Days Mayan Heritage visit Tulum Kohunlich Chicanna Becan Misol-Ha Palenque Edzna Uxmal and Chichen Itza

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This 5 days tour has been specially created for all those people interested in knowing more about the south east of Mexico. A trip back in time to learn more about one of the greatest civilization ever: The MAYAS. We will visit: Tulum, Kohunlich, Chicanna, Becan, Misol-Ha, Palenque, Edzna, Uxmal and Chichen Itzá and a few beautiful colonial towns along the way. Our hotels rates are 3 star comfortable hotels for 4 nights.  The type of vehicle used for this trip is regularly a comfortable Ford Transit Van with capacity of either 6 or 12 people depending on the number of reservations.

Inclusions: 4 nights accommodation. Hotels: Calakmul Xpujil (Night 1), Nutuntun Hotel (Night 2), H177 Hotel (Night 3) and Gran Real Yucatan or Los Aluxes Hotel (Night 4), All admissions to the archaeological sites, All activities, Driver/guide, Guaranteed departure with at least 2 passengers booked.

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Meals during the trip are NOT included but our staff will surely recommend some great places where to eat along the way., Gratuities

Reviewed By Bettybetty714

I dealt with Pepe for the reservation piece and he was very professional. I traveled with a party of 7 family members. We decided to go with private tours to go at our own pace and have the flexibility of customizing. We took a private tour to Chichen Itza one day and a private tour to Coba and Tulum another day. Manuel was our guide and Jose was the driver and both a pleasure to have. Manuel was extremely knowledgeable.

7. Combo Saver: Chichen Itza & Cenote + Isla Mujeres Catamaran

Sat Mexico Tours Cancun & Riviera Maya
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Adventure to two of Cancun’s top tours! This package includes two of our most popular full-day tours: Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid, and Isla Mujeres Catamaran. All while saving money! Visit the archeological site of Chichen Itza, one of the seven wonders of the world, and experience one of the sinkholes that form part of a network of underground rivers sacred to the Mayan people, enjoy a delicious Mexican buffet meal and take a stroll around the colonial city of Valladolid to complete your experience. The second activity takes place on the Caribbean with a cheerful crew onboard a spectacular catamaran, where you’ll enjoy relaxing at our beach club and go reef snorkeling. Don’t let go of this incredible opportunity! You can skip a day or two in between the tours, or take them on two consecutive days.

Inclusions: Chichen itza roundtrip transportation from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Riviera Maya hotels, Admission to Cenote (sinkhole) in Hacienda Selva Maya, Time to visit Valladolid city on your own, Sail by catamaran and snorkel in Isla Mujeres, Admission to beach club (with open bar), Buffet meal

Exclusions: Entrance fee to Chichen Itza (30 USD per adult / 5 USD per child), Life vest and lockers in the cenote area (Chichen Itza), Transportation to the marina (Isla Mujeres Catamaran), 20 USD dock/marine park (reef) fee (Isla Mujeres Catamaran), Optional gratuities

Reviewed By Daydream18042868894

Chichen Itza was remarkable, and swimming in the Cenote was great! My husband, who does not swim, even got in. They supplied mandatory life jackets (for $2). And, our guide, Ruth, was absolutely outstanding, the best!!

8. Combo Mayan Ruins: Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, Cenote and Chocolate experience.

PLAZA PARTY, Boulevard Kukulcan km 9 s/n Frente al Centro de Convenciones Zona Hotelera, Int, Plaza La Fiesta, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico Translamex - Tours
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This 5x1 Cancun tour combo brings you the very best of the Yucatan Peninsula in a two day experience! Explore three unique Mayan ruins, discover sacred cenotes and visit the chic seaside town of Playa del Carmen. One day you'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza, one of the most important Mayan ruins sites of the fascinating ancient civilization. We'll bring you to the "magic town" of Valladolid and to a fabulous cenote for a refreshing swim. On another day, you'll visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum and Coba, two unique sites, one set on the sea and the other hidden in the jungle. You can climb the Nohoch Mul pyramid at Coba, one of the tallest in the Yucatan Peninsula! You'll enjoy a delicious lunch buffet and a Mayan Chocolate Experience, Immerse yourself in a mind-blowing cenote to refresh before heading to Playa del Carmen for shopping, people watching and soaking in the sights. That's five Cancun activities in one great combo tour, reserve today!

Inclusions: Lunch, Round trip transfer in an air conditioned van or bus, Bilingual tour guide, Entrance fees to Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza, Lunch, Swimming at Cenote

Exclusions: Any beverages, Any other product or service not mentioned on the inclusions list

Reviewed By chrishH7777EV

10/10 I would do this trip again. My advice would be to go for the 4 hour tour over the 2 hour version because it goes by very quickly. Everyone is unbelievably kind and you taken care of the entire time. If you are looking for a snorkeling trip where you don't have to plan anything, this is the one for you.

9. Combo: Chichen Itza With Lunch & Catamaran All Inclusive To Isla Mujeres

Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico Amigo Tours
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Enjoy a complete two-day combo, where you’ll get to know the best of the Mexican Caribbean. You’ll visit Chichen Itza, avoid the crowds and heat. Get the most of your specialized guide's knowledge, and you’ll also get to know Isla Mujeres on board a comfortable and equipped catamaran.

Inclusions: Lunch, Lunch, Traveler’s insurance, Snorkel equipment, Transportation from meeting point (Chichen Itza tour), Transportation from the hotel (Isla Mujeres tour), Open Bar in the Catamaran tour

Exclusions: Port fee (15 USD), All visitors to Chichen Itza need to pay a local tax of $26 USD. credit card payment and cash

Reviewed By chrisfC1829YL

My wife and I enjoyed this trip immensely but to be honest, the snorkeling was good but not overly exciting. Plenty of fish to see but because there were about 10 boatloads of people all in the same spot, it got really chaotic and took a lot of the enjoyment out of it. Also, Isla Mujeres was not what I expected... so much to do!!! I highly recommend looking into activities ahead of time as you spend about 2 hours exploring the island.... which I didn't realize when I booked the trip. We stumbled upon renting a go cart (which is about $20 an hour) and drove around .... the best experience and highly recommend doing the same. We stumbled upon Punta Sur and LOVED it!! Pay the $3 a person to go out to the point. There are pathways down to the water and wind in and around the cliffs. Overall, this trip was amazing, the boat crew were fun and easy to interact with.

10. 8-Day Best of Mexico Tour: Mexico City to Cancun

Mexitours Day Tours Mexico City
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Why fly from Mexico City straight to Cancun when you can make your way there on this convenient eight-day tour, stopping at some of Mexico’s most important historical and cultural sites? From Mexico City, you'll make your way to the famous Mayan ruins of the Yucatán Peninsula, stopping along the way in fascinating places like the ancient city of Palenque and the pretty town of Campeche. End your tour relaxing on the breathtaking Caribbean beaches of Cancun or the Mayan Riviera.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, 2 nights accommodation in Mexico City, 1 night accommodation in Palenque, 1 night accommodation in Campeche, 1 night accommodation in Mérida, 2 night accommodation in Cancun, Local flight CDMX-Villahermosa, Airport transfers in Mexico City (arrival) and Cancun (departure), Bilingual English/Spanish-speaking guide, Lodging taxes

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Reviewed By Ksksksksks

Festive weekend atmosphere, plenty of artisanal shops inside this monetary bazaar. Fresh tacos Made in the courtyard, beer, live music.

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