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Ultimate Mayan Ruins of Mexico Self-Guided Tour Package

From Caribbean beach days to feasting on tacos, exploring the ancient Mayan ruins and partying in the city, discover everything a Cancun holiday has to offer!

Start by visiting Chichen Itza – the ancient ruins dating back to the 7th Century. You will love visiting Tulum Ruins - with their stunning position perched on a cliff edge overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. After exploring the site on foot, head down the steps, and cool off with a dip in the sea. Head 30 km from the city of Valladolid, Yucatan, is an ancient city, older than Chichen Itza itself and with a very important cultural baggage.

This self-guided audio tour allows you to explore Cancun's wonders with maximum flexibility and value.
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We’ll email or text you your unique password within 30 minutes after you book the tour. All audios play automatically based on location.

per adult from

$16

AUD

Duration

4 to 5 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • GPS Map
    • Audios and Text
    • Online Support
    What's excluded :
    • Admission to Paid Attractions
    • Entry/Admission - Tzompantli
    • Entry/Admission - Cenote Ik kil
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Warriors
    • Entry/Admission - The Ossuary
    • Entry/Admission - El Caracol
    • Entry/Admission - Las Monjas
    • Entry/Admission - Tulum Archaeological Site
    • Entry/Admission - Casa Cenote
    • Entry/Admission - Archeological Zone of Tulum - Mayan Port City Ruins
    • Entry/Admission - El Castillo
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Frescoes
    • Entry/Admission - Tulum Beach
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: El Castillo, Tinum, Yuc., Mexico

    Welcome to Chichen Itza's GPS-enabled professionally-narrated walking tours!

    Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide? This app offers a fully-guided experience - just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn, fully-guided tour.

    You’ll find three tours in one app - all highly entertaining, thoroughly researched and prepared by local guides.

    This tour brings Mayan culture, advance science, and religion to life. It will show you how a Mayan serpent comes down the pyramid on equinox days (a nice graphical video), how Mayans played the ball game with extremely heavy balls (a real game replay video), and how they collected skulls of the sacrificed people.

    This app is

    Easy to use: Download the app on your own phone. Enter the password and simply follow the GPS map & the routing line. It’s like Google Maps and a tour book combined in one! You won’t miss a thing and won’t get lost.

    Fully automatic: Each point of interest along the tour has a narrated story, narrated directions, and helpful images, gifs or videos. As you walk along the path and approach a pin, it’s story will automatically pop up and start playing.

    Fascinating stories: Engaging, accurate, and entertaining story about each point of interest. The stories are professionally narrated and prepared by local guides. Most stops also have additional stories that you can optionally choose to hear.

    Freedom to travel: No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move along past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.

    Save a ton: No “per person” tickets for guided tours! No tips per person.

    Visualize what you cannot see: most stops have images, some have animated gifs from different centuries, seasons, or for interior rooms.

    Award-winning app platform:

    This app is created using an award-winning platform. The developers received the famous “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, which uses it for over a million tours per year.


    Stop At: Tzompantli, Yucatan, Mexico

    Tzompantli which means skull rack is otherwise known as the Platform of Skulls. Chichen Itza is home to a Toltec structure where the heads of the sacrificial victims were placed - whew!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Cenote Ik kil, Carretera Costera del Golfo 3 Kilometros de la zona arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97757 Mexico

    The Sacred Cenote or Sacred Well is one of the most venerable spots on the Chichen Itza. Otherwise known as the Well of Sacrifice, this spot combines the very essence of Mayan beliefs and fears. The cenotes are bodies of water formed by the limestone plain which covers most of the Yucatán Peninsula. The cenotes manifest themselves as rivers, pools or streams beneath the limestone terrain.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of the Warriors, Chichen Itza 77500 Mexico

    Much like an expensive wedding cake, the Temple of Warriors has three, thick tiers at the bottom with a small temple on top. Look at the base of the stairway, there are about 200 columns, each with Toltec warriors placed in varying scenes carved into every side.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Ossuary, Chichen Itza Mexico

    Between the plazas, platforms and a cenote stands a pyramid that is related to the dynasty of the Lords of Chichen Itza.

    El Osario- otherwise known as the Ossuary - was given its name due to the numerous human and animal bones found on site. It is also known as the High Priest’s Grave.

    El Osario is a smaller rendition of El Castillo. It has four staircases and is around 9 meters high. Designs similar to the ones on the Temple of Warriors and on the Venus Platforms are carved into this structure.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: El Caracol, Carretera Merida Puerto Juarez, Chichen Itza 97751 Mexico

    El Caracol is one of the more interesting buildings of Chichen Itza. On top of this structure, you can see the remains of what was originally a cylindrically shaped observatory.

    The Mayans had a particular love for the heavens for they believed that they could record the will and actions of God if they look closely enough.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Las Monjas, Chichen Itza Mexico

    The imposing structure on your right is Las Monjas or the Nunnery and it is quite possibly one of the largest buildings in Chichen Itza. It has been rebuilt over and over again, therefore it houses more chambers and flats than other structures.

    A distinctive feature of the Las Monjas complex is the sheer number of texts that almost completely cover the place.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tulum Archaeological Site, Carretera Federal, Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, 307, Tulum 77780 Mexico

    Tulum Ruins, Tulum Walls and Cenote, House of Columns

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Casa Cenote, Tulum 77760 Mexico

    Don’t let the beautiful ocean view distract you from this fascinating structure. It consists of two rooms, one of which can be accessed from the entrance. The other room branches out from the western offshoot within the wall’s construction.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Archeological Zone of Tulum - Mayan Port City Ruins, Carretera Federal, Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, Zona Hotelera Tulum, 307, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

    The Temple of the Wind is a one of the most interesting structures. The Temple sits on top of the cliff with its single doorway facing north and overlooking a group of small shrines on the hillside.

    The round platforms seen here indicate that this is a temple to the Wind God.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: El Castillo, Zona Hotelera Tulum, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

    The largest structure, featured in Tulum is the 40 feet Pyramid structure of The Castle (El Castillo) which stands on a rocky bluff of the same height. This structure followed the same pattern as of other renowned Mayan architecture with the building being built in multiple phases.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of the Frescoes, Unnamed Road, Zona Hotelera Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

    Welcome to the Temple of Frescoes. This two storiedbuilding with its unassuming proportions has tremendous archeological significance. It is the most richly decorated and elaborately painted structure on this site.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tulum Beach, Carr Tulum Boca Paila Km 7. 5, Tulum 77760 Mexico

    The ruins are hugged by a rugged coastline featuring a breathtaking view of turquoise waters and sandy beach by the sea. The vista of cliffs on which the ruins stand have a spellbinding effect on the visitors. The picturesque walk down to the beach via the stairs from El Castillo shows a mass of twisted limestone covered with plants. Check out this view from up close as it promises to linger in the memory of the place.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Ek Balam Village, Ek Balam Village, Yucatan Peninsula

    Several more attractions to see...

    - Welcome
    - Civilization
    - Visitors Centre
    - History
    - Spanish Conquest
    - Sacbe
    - Defensive Wall
    - Entrance Arch
    - Mayan Ballgame
    - Ballcourt
    - Architecture
    - Ceremonial Circular Steam Bath
    - Religion
    - The Acropolis
    - Hieroglyphic Serpents
    - The Tomb
    - Top of the Pyramid
    - South Plaza
    - Today
    - Farewell

    Pass By: Coba archaeological site, Quintana Roo, Mexico

    Several More stop to see

    - Welcome to Coba's Mayan Ruins
    - Rise & Fall
    - Ancient Trees of Coba
    - Ball Court
    - La Iglesia Pyramid
    - Crossroads Pyramid & Architecture
    - Bicycle Rental
    - The Ancient Streets of Coba & Mayan Civilization
    - Macanxoc Lagoon
    - Stelae
    - Stela 1
    - The Pyramid of the Painted Lintel
    - Religion
    - The Ball Court 2
    - Calendar
    - Xaibe Lookout Tower
    - Stela 20 of Ruler D
    - Nohoch Mul Pyramid
    - Mayans Today, Cenotes, and Farewell

  • Departure Point :
    Entrance -- Parador Turistico de Chichen Itza, Tinúm Municipality, Yucatan, Mexico
    Departure Time :
    11/12/2019 - 10/3/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Written, English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

5

Organised by Cancun Day Trips

Activity ID: V-148912P5

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