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CHICHEN ITZA RUINS

Riviera Maya, Mexico

 Public Tour Prices: Adults: $124 Children 8-12 yrs: $108 

PUBLIC TOUR IS WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS ONLY 
Due to the long day, we do not recommend this tour for children under 8. 
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The visit to Chichen itza is well worth the time and effort to get there. We especially like this tour because it is limited seating max public seating and can be even better as a private tour. The mayan ruins tours provide some much information about the are and Chichen Itza is an important Mecca of tourism today and listed on the World Heritage Site. During your visit your will see many important structures and be awed by the immensity of the actual site itself. Your private ruins tour will be followed with a visit to a amazing local cenote to snorkel in, a traditional Yucatecan lunch, and a visit to the historical town of Valladolid.

Chichen Itza was built by The Maya who were an ancient civilization of southern Mexico and the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras Belize and El Salvador. Today there are an estimated 6 million Maya living in these regions and speaking a variety of Maya languages. As a Maya social center, Chichen Itza began its rise to prominence with the arrival of a seafaring people in the eighth century. Called the Itza by archaeologists, these merchant warriors had first colonized the northern coastal areas of the Yucatan peninsula and then ventured inland.

One of their first major settlement sites was in the vicinity of two large, natural sinkholes, called Cenotes that provided plentiful and pure water throughout the year. Their city became known as Chichen Itza, which means "Mouth of the Well of the Itza". From this site, the Itza Maya rapidly became the rulers of much of the Yucatan peninsula. These ruins interestly enough were abonded twice by two different groups, the spanish were driven out, and it was actually owned by an american for about 30 years. It is a large and immpressive location best visited in a guided tour expierence so you get all the facts. After visiting these incredible ruins we will take you to swim in the cool, sweet, water of a cenote. The Yucatan Peninsula is dotted with cenotes to snorkel in, fresh water sink holes. These can be open like a bathing pool, or closed with a cave like roof over the top. They are all unique and beautiful and primarly only found in this region.

Once you have cooled over and finished paddling around you will be taken to experience a traditional Yucatecan/Mayan Meal. They Mayan people of this region have a disctinct style of food that we love! We are sure once you get home you will be running around looking for a local for Mayan specialties; like Pollo Pibil, Cochinita Pibil, Lomitos de Valladolid, Escabeche de Pavo, and don't forget handmade tortillas. The next stop is the Historical City of Valladolid. Today Valladolid looks like a slow moving, smaller colonial city, but she is steeped in history. The city of Valladolid was founded by the Spanish in 1545, in the same year the city was moved to the top of an old Mayan City. Conflict arose between the Spanish and Mayan Populations.

In 1947 The mayans revolted and started what was the caste war, ending in 1901, and the last and final squirmish of the war in 1933. The regions inhabitants have not let go of their food, or their traditions. This is evident today. It is a great place to stop.On returning to your villa or hotel you will have opportunities to stop and shop if you would like. We do not reccomend this tour for children ages 8 and under. It becomes a very long day for them.

   

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