The fascinating and mysterious wonders of the ancient Maya will unfold before you on a 2.5-hour guided walking tour of Chichén Itzá, one of the great Mayan centers of the Yucatán Peninsula. Begin your eight-hour day with a scenic motor coach drive through Mexican countryside to view what remains of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Using earbuds and a wireless microphone system, your informative guide will lead you on foot through the sprawling UNESCO World Heritage Site, expounding on its 1,000-year history as an epicenter of pilgrimage for the Maya people. You?ll stroll past sculpted stone columns at the Temple of the Warriors and stand amidst the Great Ball Court, considered the largest and best preserved in ancient Mesoamerica. Then behold the site?s central focal point, El Castillo. Also known as the Temple of Kukulka, this 80-foot-tall pyramid was created in honor of the Feathered Serpent God of the same name. After spending over two hours combing the ruins, you?ll hop back on the bus and enjoy a box lunch comprised of a sandwich, chips, muffin and soft drink during the return trip back to Progreso.
• Chichén Itzá: Embark on a guided walking tour of this pre-Columbian Maya civilization and explore its 1,000-year hallowed history.
• Mayan ruins: View the Great Ball Court, the Temple of the Warriors, and stand in awe of towering El Castillo.
• Yucatán: Your tour package includes roundtrip bus transportation as well as a box lunch during the two-hour trip.
• THIS TOUR IS OPERATED BY A TOUR OPERATOR THAT HAS BEEN THIRD-PARTY VERIFIED TO AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SUSTAINABILITY STANDARD.
What To Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection
• Insect repellent
• Bottled water
What To Wear:
• Walking shoes
• Hat and sunglasses
• Light clothing
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.2 miles over uneven limestone surfaces, with inclines and several steps and extended periods of standing.
• Pregnant women and guests with back/neck problems should not select this tour.
• Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour.
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Guests with concern should consult with their personal physician.
• No flash bulbs, tripods or professional video equipment permitted at ruins.
• Guests taking video in any format (video camera, cell phone, tablet, etc.) within the archaeological site will be charged a government fee of approximately $8-$10 USD payable in cash onsite.
• Guests are not allowed to climb ruins due to their fragile state.
A brief explanation of Whisper technology and its use is provided at time of delivery.
• Coaches may need to park some distance from site, requiring additional walking.
• The drive to and from the ruins site is approximately 2 hours each way.