Chichen Itza ruins and Swim in Cenote

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PRIVATE TOUR: Discover the Wonders of the Yucatan: private guided visit of Chichen Itza, swim in a cenote. With a lunch at a Gourmet restaurant in Valladolid.

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Chichen Itza ruins and Swim in Cenote Private Tour

Have you always wanted to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World? If so, and you love both history and nature, then our all-inclusive tour that combines a Chichen Itza private tour with the amazing experience of swimming in a cenote is sure to be a perfect fit for your group’s day trip to the Riviera Maya.

Skip the crowds

Our Chichen Itza private tour is designed to ensure that you get the most for your money by avoiding the crowds at Chichen Itza ruins, whose main pyramid earned it the honor of being named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

When you reach this popular archaeological site that was once one of the largest cities of the ancient Maya, your private tour guide will show you around all of its most famous attractions. In addition to marveling at El Castillo, its impressive step pyramid, you’ll also be able to see features like the Great Ball Court, which was used to play a popular Maya sport, and many other temples, pyramids and notable archaeological ruins.

The best way to cool off after spending the entire morning exploring Chichen Itza in the hot Mexican weather is to have a swim in a cenote!

So, we’ll head to the cenote, you can choose one cenote to visit between Xkeken and Samula, 2 beautiful underground caverns formed by rainwater eroding limestone. We provide all of the equipment you need to go swimming. Your certified guide will show you the cenote’s natural features and lead you through the cool refreshing water.

Once you’ve finished exploring the many fascinating areas of Chichen Itza and cenote, we’ll head to the nearby city of Valladolid, where you can rest for a bit and enjoy an authentic Mexican lunch at a gourmet restaurant, with the delicious cuisine from the Yucatan. After lunch you will have some time to walk around the colonial city and to shop!

General info

  • Duration: 11/12 hours
  • Physicality: Easy
  • Age: All ages
  • Snorkeling: Basic swimming skills required. This excursion suits everyone from novices to experts.
  • Cenote: You can choose one cenote between Xkeken and Samula. Cenote Ik Kil is not included (read our article about it).
  • Mobility: We can adapt this tour for people with disability.

This is an exclusive private tour to better meet your expectations.

Price includes

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel with private air-conditioned transportation
  • Experienced certified private guide all day long
  • All entrance fees
  • Life jackets
  • Coffee and cookies
  • Snacks & Cool drinks in the van (waters, soda, beer)
  • Lunch in a restaurant with one main course a la carte and one drink (water, soda or beer) per person
  • Your guide will show you where to take the best pictures and will be happy to help to take you in photo with your camera or phone!

Price excludes

  • Ruins: In case you bring a go pro camera, a video camera or a phone with a selfie stick, there is a 50 pesos (less than 3USD) per device charged at the entrance of each
    archeological site, to be paid in pesos (INAH tax) – Drones and Tripods for video/cameras are forbidden.
  • Tips

Itinerary

Our tours are scheduled at the best hours to avoid high traffic and heat on the sites.
Discover the 3 benefits of early departure to visit Chichen Itza

05:00am: Private transportation from your hotel to Chichen Itza*
08:00am – 11:30am: Visit of Chichen Itza + free time
11:30am – 12:15pm: Transportation
12:15pm – 01:15pm: Swim in cenote Xkeken or Samula
01:15pm – 01:30pm: Transportation
01:30pm – 03:00pm: Lunch in Valladolid + free time
03:00pm – 06:00pm: Transportation to your hotel

*During winter time, pick-up at 06:00am due to time difference between Riviera Maya & Chichen Itza.
Itinerary is based on a departure from Playa del Carmen.
Pick up time is recommended time to avoid the crowds. We can leave later if you want to.

What to bring

  • Swimsuit and beach towel
  • Comfortable shoes and light clothes to visit the ruins
  • Flip flops or water shoes for swimming activities
  • Hat or cap and sunglasses
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Biodegradable mosquito repellent
  • Camera/Underwater camera
  • Cash for souvenirs/tips

You can bring personal belongings you require during the tour (phone, camera, extra set of clothes…). While you are visiting or snorkeling you can leave the things you don’t need in the van. Our driver will always be in the van, so keeping your things safe!

54 reviews for Chichen Itza ruins and Swim in Cenote

  1. Ben W

    Second time using Absolute Adventure Mexico and my decision to be a repeat customer was absolutely the correct one. Last time we did Tulum, cenote and swimming with the turtles. Fantastic time. This time Chichen Itza, cenote and lunch.
    Day started early at 530 from PDC. Take their advice and make it an early morning. Juan (guide) and Carlos (driver) were waiting when we got the front our hotel. We stopped to get coffee and a snack on the long drive inland. Juan was very personable throughout the day and made sure we were comfortable at every step.
    We arrived at Chichen Itza just as they were opening at 8AM. Juan gave us a very thorough tour while also allowing us to “guide” the tour based on what we were interested in. It truly is a fantastic place. We learned so much more having a private guide than we would have trying to do it as part of a large group. Juan’s expertise made sure to maximize the time we spent there which was just enough. The crowds were really piling in as we were leaving. We were able to get many pictures where we were the only people in them. Can’t do that if you arrive even mid morning.
    From there we went to a cenote for a quick swim. I can’t recall the name but there were only three other people in the cenote the same time we were. Juan took care of my camera and my fiance’s phone while we were in the water. We stayed there for about 30 minutes. We were the ones that decided how long and I’m sure we could have stayed longer but we had to get back to our hotel for our covid test.
    From there we went to Valladolid for a wonderful lunch. The restaurant was beautiful and food was very good. We walked around town a bit but wanted to make sure we got back timely.
    Overall another top notch experience. I was hesitant the first time we used Absolute Adventures just because the cost for 2 people is a little high. But, you pay for what you get. And I think we had two wonderful experiences. After our first experience, I didn’t hesitate using them again.
    Juan was very personable and eager to accommodate our few requests. You can tell he is well known and that helps with lines, etc.
    Carlos our driver was very nice and safe throughout the long day. We never felt at risk.
    Overall, we couldn’t have had a better time and am very thankful to Juan and Carlos for helping make this a trip we will never forget!!

  2. T & D

    5 stars just cant possibly represent how amazing and how unique of an experience you get with them . They have been the best , very helpful from start to finish (from when we were in Canada till the end of our Tours) .They were Very informative and very respectful. We highly recommend them as this has truly been the best Tour experience we have ever had . We will definitely be seeing them again when we are back.
    Juan and Clare did a fantastic Job and I cannot thank them enough for the absolutely amazing adventures and experience that we had.
    Thank you again and we will definitely see you again soon!

  3. Russels Family

    Omar (the driver) and Jose Manuel were great!
    First we went to Chichen Itza and stayed there for about 2 hours. It was amazing! But, we made sure to leave our hotel at 5:30 AM. This was very important because we got there before the crowd and the heat hit. Also, Juan new all the special info about this place and took amazing photos!
    Next, we went to Cenote! It was absolutely beautiful! Omar and Juan also gave us water and chips! Yumm! There was hardly anyone there!
    Last, we went to one of Jose’s favorite places for lunch. It was yummy and a gorgeous setting. They also let us walk around down town if we wanted. But it was a bit to hit by then. Thank you Jose and Omar!

  4. Ericka

    The guide (JJ) was amazing! Super personable and knowledgeable about the Mayan culture. Rodrigo was a fantastic driver. The two made a great combo and our group thoroughly enjoyed the day. Highly recommend using them to tour ruins and cenotes as they made the day super easy and fun.

  5. Tom

    Our group of 10 had a wonderful time. Rodrigo was an expert driver with a comfortable vehicle and we can’t say enough praise for Juan “JJ”. He was so fun, informative and made our experience visiting the Tulum and Cota ruins, followed by 2 cenotes even better!

  6. MavEryck69

    A group of 12 of us went to Chichén Itzá with Juan and Rodrigo. We had a blast! It was awesome to have such a knowledgeable tour guide! Having a private tour van on standby helped the experience also 👍🏾
    You absolutely have to go for a swim in a Cenote!!!

  7. Elissa

    An unforgettable experience!
    Unbelievable and memorable day with Juan and Omar. Omar is an excellent driver and Juan is an exceptional tour guide. They spent a very long day with us and their attention and enthusiasm never waned. We especially appreciated the private tour during Covid and felt safe the entire time. Juan gives the perfect amount of information and history. Couldn’t have had a better day with @absoluteadventure.

  8. Paul B

    Magical tour of Chichen Itsa with Juan, a very knowledgeable guide who was a great guy. Very professional and made sure we had food and drink on our journey also. Juan will not bore you or your children with too much information but will always have an answer and expand on facts if you are inquisitive. The Cenotes was also an amazing experience and again we were well looked after. The meal in Valladolid was excellent and the restaurant was very charming as were the streets of the town we walked around after, real Mexico. Highly recommend this company and these sites are a must see.

  9. Nancy

    Amazing Day! I can’t thank Manuel and Omar enough for our tour yesterday!
    We arrived in Chichen Itza early and before crowds. Manuel is extremely knowledgeable of Mayan history and shared his expertise with enthusiasm. He answered all of our questions with ease. A very enjoyable individual!
    Swimming in the cenotes is a can’t miss experience! Manuel took photos for us throughout the day.
    The lunch in Valladolid was excellent!
    Omar is a driver with top notch safety standards.
    I highly recommend this company for any tour!

  10. Robert

    Amazing day trip! Our guide, Juan, was fantastic! Highly recommend!

  11. Kayla

    Seriously the highlight of our trip! Both our driver and guide went above and beyond expectations! Chris was our guide and was such a pleasure to talk to and get to know during the drive and throughout the entire tour. We did the Chitzen Itza tour and a swim in a cenote, both were amazing once in a lifetime experiences! Chris was so knowledgeable with all of the history about where we went and even the areas we drove through. He took FLAWLESS photos of us everywhere we went, he knew just the right spot and angle for everything we did to make the pictures looks great.They also go out of their way to get the tickets for the places you will visit in advance so there is virtually no waiting! This experience was worth every penny and gave us amazing memories. Our only regret is that we did not take a selfie with Chris to remember him by. We cannot wait to come back and book these guys for our next adventure, we will absolutely be using them whenever we are in the area!

  12. Jason

    On 17 Nov 2021 we had a wonderful day with Rodrigo and Juan from our hotel in Cancun. They were fabulous guides. The transportation was a comfortable, large air conditioned van. The took us to Chichen Itza and then to a beautiful, breathtaking, swim in a cavernous cenote. Later we were treated to a wonderful lunch and shopping in a beautiful small town along our route. What a great day it was. Ask for these two guys by name. You won’t be disappointed. I highly recommend them. Jason and family from Alaska

  13. Andrea

    First we would like to thank Omar for driving, waiting for us while we toured. He is an extremely safe and careful driver and greatly appreciated.
    Secondly, Manuel is the best guide we have ever had. He is knowledgeable, funny and doesn’t rush you through the sites. We love the restaurant in Valladolid, El Atrio. This meal was the best meal we’ve had so far on our trip. Manuel gave us suggestions on what to order and food that is native to the Mayan culture. We throughly enjoyed the meal and chatting with Manuel.
    We started early and visited Chichén Itzá prior to the large crowd and heat.
    Manuel educated us on the history and preservation of the ruins.
    We cannot thank Manuel and Omar enough for this amazing tour! Manuel is a true gem!
    Thank you again!
    Andrea & Darlene

  14. Julia

    Thanks a lot for an amazing tour! We will be back, Julia & Fred

  15. Sabby

    Juan and Pasquale were amazing and made the trip for my family. Juan gives such a personal and informative tour of Chichen Itza that really makes you feel like you’re learning something you didn’t know before and you wouldn’t have known without someone like him. Chichen Itza is absolutely beautiful and rightfully one of the great wonders of the world (the Cenotes are the only thing that could possibly give the ancient ruins a run for their money). The food at Valladolid is also something I will NEVER forget and I will be chasing that level of deliciousness for the rest of my life! Thank you Juan and Pasquale!!

  16. Kenda

    I cannot recommend this day tour or these people enough! Chris was our guide and made the whole experience fun, entertaining & comfortable. All we did was show up in the lobby of our hotel and he took care of the rest. We never wanted for anything…coffee & danish for the ride there; snacks & beverages throughout the day. We started at the ruins, which were incredible. Chris was extremely knowledgeable of the history & answered all our questions. Next stop, a refreshing swim in the beautifuI Cenotes. We ended our day with a fabulous lunch & shopping in Valladolid. Shout out to Juan as well – our faithful driver who kept all our belongings safe & secure while we were off adventuring. Thank you for an unforgettable experience. I would 100% book another tour with them.

  17. Aja

    My wife and I did both the Chichen Itza, Valladolid, and cenote tour as well as the Tulum and swimming with the sea turtles tour last week on our honeymoon in Cancun. Everything about both tours was absolutely amazing. Our driver was wonderful and safe and our guide was friendly, helpful, and very insightful. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and would definitely use Absolute Adventure Mexico again. Thank you so much for an unforgettable time!

  18. Megan

    This tour was the highlight of our trip! Highly recommend, ask for Claire!

  19. James

    A group of four adults took the private tour of Chichen Itza through Absolute Adventure and had a great time. They promptly picked us up directly from our hotel and Chris was a fantastic tour guide the whole time. Very knowledgeable, and great conversation just getting to know the area.
    Absolutely follow their advice to leave EARLY. They’re not kidding when it goes from busy to packed later morning when dozens (if not hundreds) of tour buses arrive.
    Lunch was a very delicious, authentic Mayan food.
    The Cenotes were also really neat to see, and while they aren’t the best known ones, it means that it’s also much quieter and not super crowded.

    I really appreciated that throughout the whole tour it really went at our pace. If we wanted to stay somewhere longer/shorter we did. Chris was very accommodating and did a great job throughout.

    I would absolutely take another tour with Chris or Absolute Adventure again. And while it is more expensive than many of the other options, you get so much more out of it by having a private, personal guide the whole time.

  20. Sun

    First of all having a private tour is a must if you want to be at Chichen-Itza without the crowds AND if you want to learn the most about the Toltec/Mayan structures and civilization. Our guide, Hector was incredibly knowledgeable and even shared some of his own personal theories. He seemed more excited than we were to share and leave us with not only an unforgettable experience but with a much greater sense and history of the Mayan people.

  21. Kristen

    We loved Hector!! Best tour guide! We went to Chichen Itza & 2 Cenotes..Hector was so friendly and talkative. The private tours are the way to go..Clean van, early pick up at our resort, bathroom breaks, delicious mayan food, lots of knowledge, and photos! Thank you for the wonderful experience!

  22. Laura HART

    Amazing experience! This was the highlight of our vacation!

    We were blessed to have Juan as our guide and Rodrigo as our driver on two amazing tours with Absolute Adventures May 21st and 23rd! We booked the two tours over their website-Tulum/Coba one day and Chichen Itza/2 Cenotes the next. The Cenotes were a last minute add on for the second tour and Claire made that happen with no issues. We corresponded via email before the trip and that made things simple.
    Pick-up from our RIU resort in Playacar was right on time and Juan was absolutely right to “gently” nudge us to move up our pick up time for Chichen Itza. It’s a long drive (2-2.5 hrs)and it was very, very hot; an early start from our location was a must. Pickup at 5:30 am got us back to resort just after 5:00 pm.
    Both tours were loads of fun and Juan shared the extremely interesting History of the Maya civilization. On both tours we had a great driver, Rodrigo. We always felt safe and he was very courteous while getting us where we needed to go. On both tours they had drinks (water, pop, beer) and some snacks but feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks. Also on both tours we had an amazing lunch at a local restaurant-best food we had on the entire vacation! Juan was very nice and extremely helpful; we really felt taken care of on the tours. The 2 Cenotes were a wonderful way to cool off after a hot day, so glad we added them! Shopping in Valladolid was great with lots of shops if you like that kind of thing. We felt safe during this “free-time” to explore and shop. Lots of vendors at Chichen Itza too. I’m not a shopping nut on vacation, so that was a bit annoying to me. If you like to shop-bring pesos! You get a better deal than with dollars.
    Both days we returned to the resort in plenty of time for dinner. They will go at your pace-if you would like to speed it up or slow it down, just tell your guide.
    Overall, these three American ladies had an amazing time with Juan as our guide. If we ever return, we will definitely request Juan. These tours cost more than others but having a private van and your very own, hands on guide made it well worth it! We saw bus after bus coming into the sites and we were always happy to be in our own van getting there early before the rush. Thank you to Chris and Claire for making the booking process so easy and to Juan and Rodrigo for making our “Mother/Daughter” trip a vacation to remember. Book with these folks, request Juan and Rodrigo and you will not regret it!

  23. Mc from Alaska

    BEST PRIVATE TOUR EVER!!!! Juan is AMAZING! We had such a wonderful time, well worth it every penny. We were running a little late but we still got to our destination before it got overly crowded. One of the best experiences we had. Thank you Absolute adventure for offering great options for tours. Juan took the best pictures of us, hands down the best tour guide in Mexico!!

  24. RELAX

    BEST PRIVATE TOUR EVER!!!! Juan is AMAZING! We had such a wonderful time, well worth it every penny. We were running a little late but we still got to our destination before it got overly crowded. One of the best experiences we had. Thank you Absolute adventure for offering great options for tours. Juan took the best pictures of us, hands down the best tour guide in Mexico!!

  25. Leah

    We are so glad we choose Absolute Adventure Mexico! Our guide, Juan, was so knowledgeable and so friendly . He went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience possible! if you want a great experience with a personal guide who will make sure you get it then spend a little more and book your tours with this company. You won’t regret it!

  26. Henrietta P

    Excellent tour
    “We had a wonderful tour with Claire to Chichen Itza. She was personally lovely, very punctual (6.30am sharp at the hotel), hugely knowledgeable about the site and the Mayan people (very helpful colourful booklet which helped us to visualise how it originally looked) and sensitive to the needs of our whole family (ages 3, 12 and 15; navigating with a buggy, who needs suncream, water and needs a rest). We could not recommend her company more highly. Thank you again for a wonderful day, we could not recommend this company more highly.”

  27. Judd Ekdahl

    Chichen Itza and Cenote tour
    We had a great tour. Pascual and Manuel picked us up at our resort and drove us to Chichen Itza. We had an excellent tour with a seasoned Maya guide, we followed this up with lunch and a cenote swim. The restaurant in Valladolid was excellent. We had a great Mayan meal in a beautiful garden courtyard opposite a 16th century church. We swam in a covered cenote and were returned home. The drive stayed with the van and our extra belongs while we were on excursion and eating. Drinks and snacks were provided. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable. The duration of stay at each place was tailored to our needs at the time. We are a family of 4 with two older children (16 and 20). I highly recommend Absolute Adventure and would go on another of their tours when next in the Playa del Carmen area.

  28. TRAVELING F

    We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour to Chichen Itza! The driver and guide were on time and picked us up at the hotel. It was just over a two hour drive, but we were one of the first inside. The guide was very knowledgeable and customized the information back to what interested us.
    We visited two cenotes, both absolutely beautiful! Neither of us swim so we didn’t stay long but you’re allotted time to swim.
    Afterward, we went to lunch, which was also included in the cost. The food was delicious Mexican with handmade corn tortillas.
    It was expensive, but it was just me and my boyfriend and taylor made to what we wanted. Perfect. I would highly recommend!

  29. Jeremiah

    We had a great trip to Chichen Itza that included door-to-door service, lunch, private tour, and 2 cenotes. Well worth it and I would hire Absolute again.

  30. Dan

    An early start proved to be worthwhile to avoid the crowds and heat of the day. The vehicle was comfortable with plenty of space for the 3 of us. Our excellent driver was considerate and looked after our rucksacks whilst visiting the various sites.
    Juan was an informative guide, bringing the culture to life, with his knowledge of the ancient peoples and structures. His flexible approach matched our needs, giving us the oppportunity to decide on timings at each location.
    Lunch was tasty, plentiful and in a very relaxing environment.
    Overall a worthwhile activity for the discerning visitor offering good value for money.

  31. Ambassador

    Very well organized and informative tour. Would highly recommend this tour company. As I had a knee injury I very much appreciated the thoughtfulness in arranging a wheelchair for my comfort and Ervin patiently pushing me around all day Juan and Ervin were super tour guides very knowledgeable and fun to be around making our tour fun a well as educational.

  32. Ron

    Great family trip! I would definitely recommend Absolute Adventures to anyone wanting a guided Mexican adventure. We got to see the country and everything went very smoothly, from pickup to drop off and everything in between. It met and exceeded all of our expectations. Arturo (our guide) was friendly and personable and his english was excellent. He was really knowledgable about Chichen Itza and any other general questions we had during our ride out there and time in the city for lunch. An added bonus that comes with the tour was the pictures Arturo took while we toured Chichen Itza and swam in 2 cenotes and had lunch. Just received them in an email after we arrived back home. What a wonderful reminder of a great trip and would highly recommend Absolute Adventures to anyone and everyone.

  33. Linda

    Group of 4 adults for day trip to Chichen itza, Cenotes swim and lunch and shopping at Valladolid. Arturo and MIsael took great care of us and their insight gave the trip a more authentic feel than we would have had on our own! Very professional and knowledgeable. Starting so early was well worth it to beat the heat and the crowds. Not only did we learn about the Mayan culture but more about Mexico in general. Swimming in the cenotes was a refreshing experience and a beautiful show of nature. The authentic lunch at a local restaurant was delicious and we really appreciated Arturo’s recommendations and explanations about the drink options and cuisine. Cool drinks, beer and snacks provided on the van were greatly appreciated. Van was very nice and clean. They even took pictures of us throughout the trip – candid and posed, so it was one less thing we needed to worry about. We would definitely book wtih this company again. Highly recommend.

  34. Nancy L

    My fiance and I had so much fun on our private tour with Juan as our guide, and Nicholas our driver. We were picked up ontime, were provided breakfast and plenty of cold water and snacks throughout the day. We visited Chichen Itza bright and early before the huge crowds rolled in, then swam in two breathtaking cenotes (Xkeken and Samula) before sitting down to a delicious lunch in Valladolid. We did not have to worry about photography for the day because Juan took care of that! We enjoyed every moment of our tour, we learnt a lot and shared many laughs. I even picked up a few new Spanish slangs! We had a blast and highly recommend Absolute Adventure Mexico, especially with Juan as a tour guide 🙂

  35. Daniel K

    This is the second time my friends and I did an adventure tour with Absolute Adventure Mexico. Not only were they were flexible with personal requests, but it was evident that this company goes out of their way to provide authentic and personable experiences for their guests. Always impressed with their stellar service and wealth of knowledge of Mexican culture and history.
    My friends and I did a trip that consisted of a trip to Chichen Itza and ended the day exploring some remarkable cenote. Not only was our guide, Arturo, knowledgeable, but also willing to go out of his way to ensure that we were comfortable and at ease traveling to unknown places.
    If you are currently debating which private tour company to book for your adventure in Mexico…look no further and go with Absolute Adventure!
    I would rate higher than 5 stars if I could!

  36. Anka

    Wonderful tour!
    “We spent the day with Juan visiting Chichen Itzá, two cenotes and Villadoid. We had fun, learned a lot and overall enjoyed personal attention. Thank you!”

  37. Richard

    Chichen Itza
    Incredible site with unbelievable history. Truly one of the great wonders of the world. This trip was made even more special by our guide, Juan. His knowledge and gifted personality made an amazing day even more remarkable.

  38. Rima K

    Worth every penny!!
    Me and 3 of my friends had a private tour to Chichen Itza with Arturo as our tour guide and Ervin as our driver on October 8, 2017. It was awesome! First off, I thought that the drive to Chichen Itza would be too far but it was totally worth the drive and our tour guides made it worth it. First off, you are picked up very early from your resort, stop off to get a quick pastry/coffee and then you’re on your way. All of us napped in the van on our way to Chichen Itza which helped because it is a pretty long day that you are gearing up for. Ervin was a great and safe driver throughout the entire trip! Arturo had a lot of knowledge to share and also took pictures of our group to share at the end of our tour for free. Chichen Itza is amazing – you can really see what incredible astronomers and mathematicians the Mayans were. There are also a lot of vendors there – Arturo even helped us bargain and we came home with some great souveniers.
    After Chichen Itza, we headed to 2 Cenotes to go swimming which was so refreshing on a hot day.
    Arturo was so great giving us the history behind the centotes and also swimming along with us!
    Last, we went to the town of Vallodolid where we had lunch at a local restaurant and ordered the local Yucatan combination platters and they were declicious! It was so great getting to know Arturo and his own experiences. We had the option of touring the city and doing a little shopping but opted to go back because it was a pretty long day – one of the many benefits of the private tour is being able to manage how long you spend at various places and both Arturo and Ervin were very flexible.
    A couple of other things to note:
    – Absolute Adventure is a very small company run by people who are committed to giving back to the community. They intentionally chose a local restaurant and local owner for us to eat at. They are in the process of working with the community to help displaced and homeless dogs as well. We were so impressed with this and were so happy we chose a company who has these core values.
    – When we first got to Valladolid, there was a woman with a baby in the street who came up to Arturo and asked for water which of course he gave her. One of the things that we all appreciated about Arturo is that you can tell he also cares very much for his country and his community

    I would happily recommend this tour and our tour guides to anyone!!

  39. Sean

    Amazing tour and Guides!!
    Our private tour with Absolute Adventures and our tour guides Juan-José and Ervin to Chichen Itza, incredible lunch in town, and swimming in 2 Cenotes was one of the best tours I have ever taken and my wife and I have been coming here for 30 years! Juan was very informative and took some amazing photos for us. Jaun and Ervin went out of their way to make our tour truly spectacular and never once rushed us or told us we had to leave. Juan even carried our bags for us through out the different parks so we were free to take pictures of our own. You can leave everything in the van which was very clean and comfortable when you tour and Ervin stays with the van. Not only did they have all of the equipment we needed for the tour they also had cold beer, soda, and water for us in the van for the ride.
    I will highly recommend Absolute Adventure tour company and especially our guides Juan-José and Ervin to all of my friends and family and anyone else who reads this review. I promise you wont be disappointed, the price and tip is well worth the experience!

  40. James

    Had a great time walking around this fascinating place. Van was clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend this tour as it was organized well, and full of lots of information and humor.

  41. Brittany

    Couldn’t have been better!
    My husband and I booked Absolute Adventure to take a tour of Chichen Itza and swim in cenotes with a stop in Valladolid for lunch. Claire was extremely quick to respond to our booking request and answer any questions we had.

    The day of the tour was absolutely wonderful. Our guide for the day was Arturo and he couldn’t have been better. He was extremely knowledgeable, easy to talk to and made the day smooth and fun. He also took great pictures for us! Our driver was also wonderful and very nice. Absolute Adventure provided a tour guide at Chichen Itza who did an excellent job and made the visit very thorough and informative. It was so worth getting there early before the heat and crowds! We got wonderful pictures with no one in the background and were able to leave before it go too hot.

    Throughout the day, we never felt rushed and had plenty of time to enjoy all aspects of the tour, including a delicious lunch.

    We would HIGHLY recommend Absolute Adventure and will use them again on future trips.

  42. Jason

    The most overwhelming aspect of this site was when and how it was built. We had an excellent guide, Luis, who really knew his stuff. He made it very interesting for everyone. We were glad we went early in the morning (5:30am start) as by the time we were leaving, the site was absolutely packed.

  43. Michael

    Juan was amazing! Funny and very knowledgeable! we had a great trip! I loved all the stops we did!! I would definitely recommend this team!! The cenotes were amazing and not crowded!!

  44. Araceli

    Our first (original) tour consisted of Chichen Itza Valladolid Cenote Our guide, Claire, was awesome. Not only did she hire the perfect guide for the Chichen but she also added more information that she knew. She made sure we had all the details and background info on the areas we visited. We were so impress with her that we booked a last minute tour with her on the same trip. We decided to do Tulum/Snorkeling in cenotes and with turtles.

  45. Steve

    Doing Chichen Itza with Absolute Adventure was a great choice ! Our guide was incredibly nice and knowledgable and took tons of pictures for us! There were very few tourists in Chichen Itza, it was amazing! Having it be a private tour is a major plus!

  46. Sue

    We chose the day at Chitzen Itza. Arturo was our guide and he was so much fun and super knowledgable. We were just our group so we spent how much time we wanted to take picture and ask questions. Be sure to book your tour with Absolute Adventure !

  47. Brittany

    My husband and I booked Absolute Adventure to take a tour of Chichen Itza and swim in cenotes with a stop in Valladolid for lunch. The day of the tour was absolutely wonderful. Our guide for the day was Arturo and he couldn’t have been better. He was extremely knowledgeable, easy to talk to and made the day smooth and fun. He also took great pictures for us! Our driver was also wonderful and very nice. Absolute Adventure provided a tour guide at Chichen Itza who did an excellent job and made the visit very thorough and informative. It was so worth getting there early before the heat and crowds! We got wonderful pictures with no one in the background and were able to leave before it go too hot. Throughout the day, we never felt rushed and had plenty of time to enjoy all aspects of the tour, including a delicious lunch. We would HIGHLY recommend Absolute Adventure and will use them again on future trips.

  48. Bose

    Our extended family of seven had an unforgettable private tour with an extremely knowledgeable guide, Chris and excellent driver Allan. We spent a full day exploring Chichen Itza. We highly recommend this private tour with Absolute Adventure Mexico.

  49. Frederic

    My family and I went to Chichen Itza and a cenote. Our guide made sure everything was ok. He shared his culture and knowledge about the ruins. I would recommend Absolute Adventure Mexico to anyone looking for a private tour in the area of Cancun, your won’t regret it!

  50. Daniel

    Chichen Itza was absolutely amazing. Early morning pick up was the best choice we skipped all lines and crowds of people. We had a delicious lunch in a local mexican restaurant, it was perfect!

  51. Lidy

    Our guide Arturo was very knowledgeable about the Mayan culture and history. It was a long day but we visited the city of Valladolid, had a excellent lunch and we stopped at 2 cenotes where we could swim. Totally worth it!

  52. Patricia

    We had a wonderful day with Arturo. Loved visiting the ruins, cenotes and lunch.

  53. Kevin

    Toured chichen itza, cenotes x 2, restaurant in valladolid. All day affair that was awesome. Ruins amazing cenotes very cool, meal excellent. Absolutely worth it. Comfortable van. No big douchey tour bus. Jose at chichen extremely knowledgeable. Arturo also super smart, friendly and fun. Ervin drove and was great. Booking etc all a breeze. All in all worth it.

  54. Tracy

    Had a very good tour of the ruins, knowledgeable helpful staff with excellent English and lots of historic knowledge. Juan was the guide & Misael the driver. They were great! Tour included a delicious lunch in Valladolid & a trip to a gorgeous cenote.

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