Chichen Itza Tours

Chichen Itza Tours

Chichen Itza Tours

Chichen Itza Tours

Chichen Itza Tours

Chichen Itza Tours

Chichen Itza Tours

Chichen Itza Tours

Chichen Itza Tours

Chichen Itza has mystified people for hundreds of years. If you have to pick one day trip during your Cancun vacation then Chichen Itza has to be it. A three hour journey, stopping off at the Spanish colonial town of Valladolid on the way, takes you to the most breathtaking ruins in the Maya world. The climb up the famous pyramid named El Castillo will afford you the most magnificent views over the surrounding miles of lush jungle and across what was a thriving city over twelve hundred years ago.

Twice a year one of the most famous phenomena in the world occurs at Chichen Itza. During the Autumn Solstice and Spring Equinox the sun is in exactly the correct position to cast a shadow which resembles a snake descending to the ground. This is recreated nightly in the awesome sound and light show after dusk. The night show commentary is available in several languages via a special headset.

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Inside the Mayan pyramid is the famous Chac Mool sculpture and the Jaguar Throne. However, El Castillo isn't the only interesting feature to be found at Chichen Itza. The Mayan Ballpark with its unique echoes, the Temple of the Warriors, the Cenote of Sacrifice and the Observatory provide other spectacular scenes from a world long forgotten.

Beware, Chichen Itza is far inland and you will find the temperature considerably hotter than your beach side hotel. Take plenty of water and sturdy footwear is a must. Pay heed to the warning signs. The climb inside of the pyramid to see the statue of Chac Mool and the Temple of the Jaguars is also extremely steep, claustrophobic and very hot and humid. The climb up the pyramid is not for the feint hearted or those who have a fear of heights.

Outside of the main Chichen Itza complex you will find a typical Mayan village a short walk away. Here you will find some very cheap restaurants, why not stop off for an authentic Yucatan meal? You may encounter street sellers, many barely old enough to talk. A simple "No Gracias" with a smile will be enough to send them on their way, but the handicrafts they sell (often crafted by their own mothers and fathers) are authentic and cost next to nothing.

 

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