Day 2: Hotel Breakfast, Visit archaeological site Chichen Itza, Cenote in the area and Valladolid.
Selected as one of the New Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza is one of the most spectacular archaeological sites in the Americas and a ¨must see¨ for those interested in history and culture. This is one of the most researched and re-constructed of all of Mexico's ancient cities, allowing us unrivaled insight into the secrets of this fascinating civilization and an exemplary vision of what the city once looked like.
After Chichen, a local community-run cenote is the perfect spot to get away from the crowds and cool down in the refreshing blue waters. This is another wonderful experience, with the cenote right at the center of life in this village. The deep sink hole is full of birds' nests and tree roots & is surrounded by mysticism and exhuberant nature.
Valladolid is a city where past and present come together to delight us with the sights of colored colonial architecture and tastes of an incredibly rich gastronomy. We lunch in the courtyard of a restored colonial mansion, an experience in itself, and have time to wander the square and nearby streets of the center afterwards. Great photo opportunities, craft shopping and a taste of slow-paced Mexican life.
Chichen Itza – Mayan Wonder of the World Tour
7.00 am – 7.45am: Breakfast
8.30am – 11.30 am: Chichen Itza archaeological site
12:00 - 1.00pm: Cenote Lol-Ha (Yaxunah)
1 pm- 2pm: Delicious traditional lunch provided by Yaxunah community
2pm – 3.30pm: Yaxunah community visit (organic agriculture, beekeeping, crafts)
4.30 - 5.00pm: Return to Valladolid
Evening free to walk around the center.
Overnight in Valladolid: Casa Quetzal