Your Chichen Itza Experience begins by picking you up in our luxurious Mercedes Benz, between 9:00 am to 10:00 am from the lobbies of all Merida hotels. Upon arrival, we will go to the Cenote Ik Kil where you may take a nice swim and relax. We will then go to the Mayaland Hotel to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with fresh salads, soups, rice, meat, chicken, fish, vegetables and regional dishes. Lunch includes two drinks: beer, soda or bottled water.
After lunch at the Mayaland Hotel, you will be accompanied to your 2 hour tour of Chichen Itza by our certified guide, who will introduce you to the secrets of the Maya through the Mayaland’s private entrance, with a cold bottle of water for your visit.
Your guide will explain the historical significance of all of the most important temples of this ancient city before leaving you to enjoy Chichen Itza at your own pace. Admire the Temple of the Warriors, The Ball Court, The Observatory, The Nunnery, and the Pyramid of Kukulkan, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Upon your walking return to the Mayaland Resort you can relax, you may enjoy all of the amenities our resort has to offer. These include the bar, restaurants, and pools, and the Cenote Xtolok.
We will then head to see the Light and Sound Show at 8:00pm in spring/summer and at 7:00pm in autumn/winter, starting with a nightly tour through the archaeological site for a few minutes, later you can listen** and watch a projected light show that brings the archaeological elements of the monuments to life!
You will listen to legends from the ancient Popol Vuh, sacred book of the Mayas; Watch a serpent’s shade descending to the ground (equinox phenomenon), listen to Mayan players at the ball court, and the many sounds of life and death blazing through this ancient city. This might be your most exciting history lesson yet!
After the show you will enjoy a snack including fresh fruit, soft drinks, sandwich and sweet roll. On the way back, soft drinks and bottled water are included onboard.