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, Cenote, Valladolid

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

This Private Excursion to Chichen Itza is the best combination to explore the highlights of Yucatan. See the Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza early in the morning, before it fills with visitors. Swim in a mystical cenote and relax in the crystal-clear water. Discover the colonial city Valladolid in the heart of Yucatan.

Avoid the crowds and choose our Private Excursion to Chichen Itza - with your personal tour guide!! Our tour guides are SECTUR certified tour guides (Maxican Secretary of Tourism) with many years of experience.

  • Mayan Ruins Chichen Itza: UNESCO heritage and one of the new 7 world wonders
  • Swim in a Cenote, then we have lunch
  • Colonial City Valladolid

Our Private Chichen Itza Excursion allows you to pick from the attractions you want to see during this tour. See the important Chichen Itza Mayan ruins, swim in a cave with mystical stalactite and stalagmite formations and discover the pretty colonial city Valladolid. Starting from just two participants, enjoy your Private Tour to Chichen Itza.


Our Chichen Itza, Cenote, Valladolid excursion includes:

  • Private transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Pick up from your hotel 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 Excursions to Chichen Itza:

Mayan Ruins Chichen Itza - Swim in a Cenote – Lunch - Colonial City Valladolid

This Chichen Itza Tour is one of the best Excursions in Mexico, combining the "must-sees" of Yucatan. It is a private experience that allows you to create or adjust for your own, perfect adventure. Let us make your Private Chichen Itza Excursion the highlight of your vacation. From our meeting point we take you straight to the archeological site Chichen Itza. It takes about two hours from Playa del Carmen to get there.

Private Excursion to Chichen Itza: Archeological site Chichen Itza

Experience Chichen Itza before the big tour busses arrive. At this time it is less crowded and the temperature is still convenient for a visit of the Mayan ruins. Once in Chichen Itza, we take you on a journey to the ancient Maya. You will learn about the architecture of the temples, the knowledge and religion of the Maya, their social structures and astronomy. The famous pyramid of the important Mayan god Kukulkan rises majestically from the earth. It attracts over 6 million visitors annually. Full of symbols from mathematics, religion and the Mayan calendar, it is perfectly aligned with the sun.

We take our time to visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and discover, among other things, the largest ball court in Mesoamerica, the Temple of the Jaguar, the sacred cenote and the observatory. One can easily guess the original size of Chichen Itza, which extends over several square miles.

Private Excursion to Chichen Itza: Cenote

Our next stop is a cenote with amazing lime stone formations. Crystal-clear water in a huge cave invites for a swim. The water is refreshing and we can explore the fantastic stalagtites. After a long stay in the water, we have a typical Mexican lunch included (drinks are extra).

Private Excursion to Chichen Itza: Valladolid

Visit the city center and the local market of Valladolid and get to know the authentic Mexico. The historical city center, the cathedral, the central place Zocalo are typical for Mexican cities. Picturesque buildings decorate the streets and in the evening hours habitants start to crowd downtown. Here you will get a perfect feeling for the Yucatan way of life.

During our private Chichen Itza excursions, we are completely flexible and can arrange the day as our guests wish. We are happy to provide suggestions for an unforgettable day and adapt our Chichen Itza excursions to the personal wishes of our guests.

Meeting place

As agreed.

What should I bring?

  • Light clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear and things to change
  • Bathing shoes or thongs (to walk in the cenotes)
  • Towel
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat
  • If necessary a light rain coat
  • Please use only biodegradable sunscreen in the Yucatan peninsula and help to protect corals and water quality. In the cenotes, you may not apply sunscreen, if needed, you may use a rash or shirt.
  • Camera, charged
  • Water
  • Seasickness tablets if required
  • Money for souvenirs, food and drinks
  • Gratitudes

More Information

A deposit of $ 10 per person is required to secure your reservation. It can be paid on our reservation page . Please pay the open payment in the cash before the tour starts. Please note that payment by credit card is not possible. There are very few ATMs and some might not work.

Cancellation policy

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

We refund the deposit, if

  • You cancel the tour at least 4 days before
  • If you have to cancel the excursion for whatever reason, please inform us as soon as possible. We might be able to sell the excursion elsewhere and will refund the deposit.

With the reservation we need a contact number in order to inform you about possible changes.

More information about Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is a must see in Yucatan and on the bucket list of many travellers. 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.

More information regarding the archeological site of Chichen Itza is available in our article : Chichen Itza: Travel guide into the Mayan world

Why Leon Tours?

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    We charge only a small deposit to secure your reservation

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Private tour to Chichen Itza by Willy 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.