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Playa del Carmen’s scenic Caribbean coastline and archaeological wonders draw travelers in search of a truly Mexican experience, and it’s a strategic starting point for exploring the Riviera Maya and the rest of the Yucatán Peninsula. Here are your options for Playa del Carmen day tours. 

Chichen Itza — 177 miles (285 km) west of Playa del Carmen
Once one of the largest and most diverse Maya cities in Central America, Chichen Itza ranks among Mexico’s most popular sites. More than 1 million tourists venture to these historic ruins every year to wander the ancient pyramids and explore the crumbling temples.

Tulum — 40 miles (65 km) southwest
The Maya walled city of Tulum is stationed on a rocky cliff along the Riviera Maya and was once a major Caribbean port. Today, the remarkably preserved ruins offer dramatic ocean views and include highlights such as the Temple of the Frescoes, which was once used to track the movements of the sun.

Xel-Ha — 30 miles (48 km) southwest
Just south of Playa del Carmen, the coastal resort of Xel-Ha Park is the place to go for outdoor activities. After swimming and snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea, head out on a scuba diving excursion, take a hike in the jungle, or enjoy mountain biking along the coast.

Xplor — 6 miles (9.5 km) southwest
Just outside of Playa del Carmen, the Xplor adventure park is a unique open-air theme park where travelers can fly through spectacular natural scenery on mile-high ziplines, cruise along underground rivers, or drive an amphibious vehicle through a jungle swamp.

Coba Ruins — 68 miles (109 km) west
Another one of the Yucatan’s remarkable archaeological sites, the Coba Ruins date back to around 100 BC. The star attraction is a massive ancient pyramid and visitors can climb the 130 steps to the top for an epic view of the surrounding countryside.

Ek Balam — 97 miles (156 km) west
The Maya city of Ek Balam is one of the peninsula’s lesser-visited ruins, hidden in the heart of the jungle. Full-day tours from Playa del Carmen are often combined with a visit to the Tulum ruins, the flamingo-filled lake of Rio Lagartos, and the Gulf Coast.
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Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included

Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included

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This small-group tour combines two impressive archeological sites of the Yucatán Peninsula: Coba and Tulum. Let a guide accompany you around the ruins and explain their significance. This day trip from Playa del Carmen includes hotel transport, beverages and a buffet lunch, plus a swim in Cho Ha Cenote.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.90
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Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Private Tour

Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Private Tour

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Skip the crowded bus tours at Chichen Itza. Instead, opt for a personalized excursion from Cancun or Riviera Maya. This private day trip lets you customize the itinerary with your guide and choose your own pickup time from the hotel. Entrance fees and a buffet lunch are included, along with beer and soda in a cooler aboard the air-conditioned vehicle. Bonus: swim in Ik Kil or Xcajum cenote.
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  • 8 to 11 hours
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$360.00
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Private Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid tour

Private Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid tour

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Come to Chichenitza and visit one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulkan, a Mayan Pyramid right in the middle of this impressive archeological site in the state of Yucatán, Mexico. It was recently discovered this pyramid was built above a huge Cenote (sinkhole) making the construction of this buliding a real feat. You can not miss visiting and knowing the history of this marvelousl Mayan city. Near Chichenitza, there are some wonderful refreshing Cenotes which are like an Oasis in the middle of this jungle, here you will be able to swim and snorkel and relax in the pristine waters of these natural swimming pools. Finally we are going to visit the beautiful colonial town of Valladolid where you will get to know more of the real Mexico, visiting old churches, markets, etc. This is also a great place for shopping pretty handicrafts or delicious chocolate.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$250.00
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Tulum Ruins Cenote and Swimming with Turtles from Playa del Carmen

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Tulum Ruins Cenote and Swimming with Turtles from Playa del Carmen

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Explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum, swim in a refreshing underground cenote and snorkel with sea turtles in this Riviera Maya tour. Discover the majesty of the ancient Maya at the archaeological site of Tulum. Your certified guide will lead you through the immaculate ruins with incredible views of the Mexican Caribbean Sea. You’ll learn about the history of the site and the culture of the Maya civilization. You’ll then head to the jungle and descend into a cave for a refreshing swim in a cenote surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. Finally you’ll enjoy a snorkelling experience with sea turtles in the calm clear waters of Akumal Bay. Includes lunch, guide, gear and round-trip transportation.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.65
$129.00
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Chichen Itza Private Tour with Sacred Cenote

Chichen Itza Private Tour with Sacred Cenote

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Discover the archaeological site of Chichen Itza on a full-day private tour. Learn about the history of the site and the ancient Mayan people from your informative guide. Then take a refreshing dip in a sacred cenote, a natural sinkhole, before enjoying a delicious lunch at a local establishment. End the day with a tour around the city of Valladolid to get a feel for what colonial Mexico was like.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$271.74
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Day Trip: Tulum Ruins and Swimming with Turtles in Akumal

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Day Trip: Tulum Ruins and Swimming with Turtles in Akumal

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For a full-day adventure capturing the culture, history, and natural beauty of the Yucatán Peninsula, don't miss this busy guided tour from Playa del Carmen. You can enjoy ocean views from the famed Mayan ruins at Tulum, snorkel in the azure waters, and maybe even spot a few sea turtles at Akumal along the coral reef. With all equipment, entry fees, and round-trip transfer included, this tour is a near-perfect way to enjoy the best of this tropical destination.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$84.15
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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Riviera Maya

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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Riviera Maya

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Immerse yourself in the atmospheric splendor of Chichen Itza on a full-day tour from Playa del Carmen. Discover the secrets of the ancient capital of Mayan civilization as an informative guide provides captivating commentary on your comprehensive tour of the site. Refresh in the crystal clear waters of a submerged cenote for an adventurous addition to your experience. Conclude your day with a fulfilling buffet lunch and a visit to the colonial town of Valladolid.
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  • 12 hours
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$61.11
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Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Tour

Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Tour

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Take a day away from the beaches and bars of Cancún and see a different side to the Riviera Maya. This guided tour takes you to see the pyramid temples and other monuments of Chichén Itzá and the colonial city of Valladolid, and includes the opportunity to swim in an underground cenote.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Magical Holbox Tour from Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya

Magical Holbox Tour from Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya

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The Tour * Magic Holbox * Includes: Pick up shared from your hotel in Playa del Carmen, Round Transportation in Mini Van with Air Conditioning, Lunch Box with fruit, Cookies, Coca Cola and Natural Water. Professional Guide ‍✈️ Upon arriving at the beautiful port of Chiquila we will board our private boats ⛵️to navigate the wonders of this nature reserve Visit to the Bird Sanctuary on Passion Island and Swim in the natural pool "Las Nubes" ⛅️, Welcome shot at the Alma Bar, Golf cart transfers, Full meal facing the sea, Visit the colorful fishing village ⚓️. The # 1 tour to Holbox Island!
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.61
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Isla Mujeres Catamaran Unlimited with transportation from Playa del Carmen

Isla Mujeres Catamaran Unlimited with transportation from Playa del Carmen

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Discover Isla Mujeres in a unique way, sailing through the calm turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea aboard a catamaran, while you enjoy the party, music and fun on board, in this tour you can snorkel in one of the most beautiful reefs of the islands characterized by its crystalline and shallow waters where you will be able to observe marine life and different types of fish. After snorkeling, we will continue with the party on board, our amazing staff will make sure you enjoy the tour, until we reach our beach club, where you can enjoy our delicious buffet and open bar, or you can relax in our facilities, sunbathe or swim in our private beach, you will also have free time to explore the island, visit the souvenir shops, visit the north beach or if you prefer to take photos of you at the island's monuments. On the way back you can enjoy the beautiful sunsets that the Caribbean Sea offers us and continue enjoying the open bar and party on board.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Live the MAGIC EXPERIENCE at CHICHÉN ITZÁ NIGHT + CENOTE + VALLADOLID

Live the MAGIC EXPERIENCE at CHICHÉN ITZÁ NIGHT + CENOTE + VALLADOLID

Enjoy the most magical light show in Chichen Itza! Kukulcan Night Show will amaze you with the extraordinary story line of the Mayan world. Travel by bus from your hotel and explore a whole history behind the Mayan culture, first visiting one of the magical cenotes that Yucatan has for you “The Hubiku” where als you can know a a mayan town and try some tequila at the famous museum of "Don Tadeo". Later the timeline takes us to a colonial city, considered a magical town "Valladolid" its greatest beauty lies in colonial buildings and houses; finally we will arrive at one of the seven wonders of the modern world Chichen Itza. But this tima at the night, because the temple will be illuminated in different colors, it with various projections, it is a wonderful light and sound show.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chichen Itza Premier with Sacred Cenote from Cancun and Mayan Riviera

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Chichen Itza Premier with Sacred Cenote from Cancun and Mayan Riviera

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Explore the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá on an all-day tour from Playa del Carmen. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel to this important pre-Columbian ceremonial center to learn about its temples, observatory, pyramid, and ball court from an informative guide. Cool off in the holy waters of cenote before grabbing lunch at its namesake restaurant (included in the tour price).
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.20
$129.00
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Private tour to Tulum and Cenote with Mayan Lunch
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Private tour to Tulum and Cenote with Mayan Lunch

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Explore the ancient Mayan port city of Tulum and swim in a refreshing cenote on an all-day guided tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel to Tulum and to learn about its impressive seaside ruins from an informative guide. Enjoy a traditional Mayan meal—included in the tour price—and snorkel in a natural underground sinkhole as you marvel at the surrounding rock formations.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.79
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TULUM AND COBÁ from Riviera Maya, Cancun and Tulum (Private)

TULUM AND COBÁ from Riviera Maya, Cancun and Tulum (Private)

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Travelers to the Yucatan Peninsula's ancient Maya ruins often find it easy to book a bus tour, only to discover that packed tour groups leave you feeling lost in the crowd. Don't settle for a one size fits all experience on this private tour to Tulum and Coba, just for your guests. After easy hotel pickup, enjoy ample time to explore the sights at your leisure, and refuel with an included restaurant lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.90
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Private archaeological tour to Coba and Tulum Mayan ruins
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Private archaeological tour to Coba and Tulum Mayan ruins

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Explore the archeological treasures at Tulum and Coba with your own private guide. Transportation in a private vehicle means you won’t waste time picking up other guests so you can get to Tulum nice and early, before the crowds and heat hit. After Tulum you will head to the ruins in Coba where you can climb a pyramid and discover the area on bicycle or taxi trike!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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Private Tour: Tulum and Cave Adventure from Cancun

Private Tour: Tulum and Cave Adventure from Cancun

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Leave the beaches of Cancun and explore Tulum, an ancient Maya fort perched on a bluff, and the underground ecological park of Kantun-Chi on this full-day private tour. At Tulum, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, learn about the city’s once-thriving commercial role in Maya history. Move on to discover a cavern network of stalactites and stalagmites at Kantun-Chi. Enjoy personalized attention and chauffeur service from a private guide.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$295.00
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Rio Secreto and Tulum Tour from Riviera Maya

Rio Secreto and Tulum Tour from Riviera Maya

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Río Secreto is the new ecological inspiration of our region. It has recently been designated as one of Mexico’s most distinct and alluring nature reserves, and this unique destination is quickly becoming the pride of all Mexicans. Visitors often feel transformed by their journey deep inside Río Secreto. It’s a rare and exotic opportunity to admire the unequaled beauty of our beloved Mexico and Mother Earth
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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 Cenote Suytun & Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas

Cenote Suytun & Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas

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For a day of swimming, sunshine, and natural beauty on the Yucatán Peninsula don't miss this private outdoor adventure, with included transportation and a guide to lead the way. After convenient pickup at your hotel, you're whisked to a cenote for a swim, stop at the Rio Lagartos Reserve to check out the wildlife—including hundreds of species of birds—and wrap up your adventure at Las Coloradas to see water colored pink from the plentiful salt.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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Xcaret Xperience from Playa del Carmen

Xcaret Xperience from Playa del Carmen

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Spend an exhilarating day discovering the wonders of the Xcaret eco-park in Playacar. This package includes everything you need to make the most of your time at Xcaret. There are over 50 attractions at the park, meaning everyone in your family will find something to love: exploring the caves of the underground river, snorkelling in the clear blue water, or meeting the wildlife that call the park home!
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  • 13 hours
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Private tour TULUM and CHICHEN ITZA with swimming in Cenote from Riviera Maya

Private tour TULUM and CHICHEN ITZA with swimming in Cenote from Riviera Maya

The seafront ruins of Tulum and UNESCO-listed Chichen Itza are two of the most important ancient Maya sites on the Yucatán Peninsula. On this private tour, take your time exploring both archaeological sites and benefit from the undivided attention of your private guide. Along the way, stop to swim in a natural cenote, visit the colonial city of Valladolid, and enjoy tequila tasting at a local distillery.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Sian Kaan Muyil Lazy River Tour

Private Sian Kaan Muyil Lazy River Tour

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We offer free professional photo service through out the Tour This is one of the most tranquil experiences of the Riviera. We visit the out of the way archeological site of Muyil and enter the western entrance of the Sian Kaan Biosphere to visit the site and do an interpretive path through the mangrove ecosystem where the land meets the marshland. We also climb a watchtower to appreciate the views and end in the harbor to catch the boat to cross the lake through ancient canals built by the Maya over 500 years ago. We arrive at Xlapak or “Ancient Wall” built around 1100 A.D. a Mayan outpost,
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tour To Bacalar And The Lagoon Of The 7 Colors From Playa Del Carmen And Riviera

Tour To Bacalar And The Lagoon Of The 7 Colors From Playa Del Carmen And Riviera

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Bacalar is a gift for all the senses.  The Lagoon of the seven colors, in addition to its unique natural beauty, also holds other amazing treasures. One of the greatest riches of this lagoon is that in it live some of the oldest organisms on the planet which could help to decipher the origin of life. Admire the different shades of blue that its beautiful lagoon offers.
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  • 14 hours
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$145.00
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Private Tour: Coba and Tulum Ruins from Cancun

Private Tour: Coba and Tulum Ruins from Cancun

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Discover two ancient Maya cities—Coba and Tulum—on this private, full-day tour from Cancun. In Coba, a ruined city in the jungle that remains mostly unexcavated, climb Nohoch Mul, the tallest pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula. Emerge from the jungle and marvel at the sparkling Caribbean from Tulum, perched on a bluff. Learn about the archaeological sites and their roles in Maya history, and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Leave the large tour groups and enjoy personalized attention and chauffeur service from a private guide.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$347.83
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VIP Chichen Itza Private Tour

VIP Chichen Itza Private Tour

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- Deep clean and sanitize van and equipment (done for every tour). - VIP Private Tour. Just for you. - Avoid the crowds & the midday heat. - Shortest travel time (Toll highway). - VIP Access (no lines). - Be one of the firsts to arrive & take the best pictures. - Stay as long as you like in the archaeological site with your certified guide. - Jump & refresh in an amazing open sky Cenote. - Everything is done at your pace. No rush. - Customize the schedule if you want.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$227.18
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