Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 7½ Hours
Transfer by ferry to the mainland and travel by motorcoach down the Yucatan Coast.
Upon arrival at the site, explore the world-famous Mayan ruins of Chichen-Itza. This is one of the most important and exciting archeological sites on the American continent -- home of the great Mayan Empire and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An English-speaking guide escorts you through this legendary city, which extends over six square miles and contains hundreds of structures. This is the premier site for Mayan culture and you will explore the site on foot for about 1½ hours.
Visit the Pyramid of Kulkulcan, the largest and best-preserved Mayan ball court, the Temple of the Warriors, and the Observatory, where Mayan priests accurately calculated celestial events over a million-year span.
Due to time in port, this tour is available only on select sailings. There is a government tax of $5 - $8 for the use of video cameras in all areas of ruins. Tripods and/or professional video cameras are not allowed. Tour involves considerable walking on uneven limestone and loose stones, and climbing on uneven rough surfaces. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. Visitors are not allowed to climb some of the ruins due to their fragile state.