Private excursion Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid

2 Ratings
Duration 10 - 12 hours
Difficulty medium
Max. participants 12
Language English, Spanish, German


Private Excursion Chichen Itza

UNESCO heritage combined with a visit to a cenote and the colonial city of Valladolid

Our private Chichen Itza tour takes you to the impressive Mayan temples of Chichen Itza. The pyramid of Kukulkan, an important Mayan deity, is one of the most famous monuments in Mexico. It is one of the New 7 wonders of the world and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. In addition to the majestic Kukulkan pyramid, there are other well-preserved complexes, such as the largest ancient ball court in Central America. The nearby sacred cenote is easily accessible and explains the water supply of the great Mayan city. After this long visit of Chichen Itza, you will enjoy a swim in a refreshing cenote. Here we can have some lunch before we continue our trip to the colonial city of Valladolid. Our Chichen Itza excursions are private tours. Therefore, the tour description is only a suggestion and can be adapted as desired. For example, a combination with Coba or Tulum and a two-day tour are possible.


Our Chichen Itza excursion includes:

  • Experienced driver, english-speaking, transportation
  • 2 participants will be transported in a private vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Pick up from your hotel, the cruise ship pier or any agreed meeting point.
  • 10 – 12 hours tour from Playa del Carmen
  • Entrance fee Chichen Itza and cenotes
  • Detailed guidance in the archeological site of Chichen Itza
  • Swim in a cenote
  • Lunch in cenote

Excluded features

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs


Private excursion to Chichen Itza: Chichen Itza- Swim in a Cenote – Colonial city Valladolid

Chichen Itza attracts millions of visitors every year. Trips to Chichen Itza are very popular and when the busses arrive, it gets crowded very quickly. Experience Chichen Itza before those busses arrive. We recommend starting our private excursions to Chichen Itza very early, so you can enjoy the archaeological sites without the crowds. Usually our private Chichen Itza Tour begins between 6:00 and 7:00 in the morning. As well as less crowds at this time, it is not so hot for visiting the Mayan ruins. The trip from Playa del Carmen to the archaeological sites of Chichen Itza takes about 2 hours. Once there, we accompany you on a journey to the times of the ancient Maya. You will learn about the architecture of the temples, the knowledge and religion of the ancient Maya, their social structures and astronomy. During our private Chichen Itza excursions, we are completely flexible and can arrange the day as the guests please. Particularly beautiful, is the visit to a freshwater cenote and the colonial town of Valladolid. We are happy to give suggestions for an unforgettable day and adapt our Chichen Itza shore excursions to the time schedule of cruise ship guests.

Meeting place

As agreed.

What should I bring?

  • Light clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear and things to change
  • Bathing shoes or flip-flops (to walk in the cenotes)
  • Towel
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat
  • If necessary, a light rain coat
  • Sun protection: On the Yucatan Peninsula, only biodegradable sunscreen is allowed to protect our corals and water quality. Please use sunscreen BEFORE the beginning the tour, so that the cream does not wash off in the cenote
  • Camera, charged
  • Tipps
  • Water
  • Seasickness tablets, if required
  • Money for souvenirs, food and drinks
  • Tips

More Information

Cancellation policy

  • With the reservation we charge a deposit of $ 10 per person. We keep these as administration fees for "no-show" guests.

In the following situation we refund the deposit:

  • Cancellation of vacation (Please let us know at least two weeks before the excursion)

If you have to cancel the excursion for whatever reason, we ask to be informed immediately. If we are able to sell your reservation elsewhere, we will refund the deposit.

With the reservation we need a contact number to be able to inform you about possible changes.


Private tour to Chichen Itza by Dietmar D.

The Chichen Itza tour was well organized. Tanya did a great job. Our driver was nice and sympathetic

Chichen Itza excursion by Mila S.

We booked the private excursion to Chichen Itza with Leon Tours, as we like to be alone. Everything was perfectly organized and the excursion was great !!! For lunch, we stopped in a cenote that was not crowded at all, the big travel buses drove to another cenote. All in all, we felt super cared for and would book the trip again at any time.