- 10:45 hrs. Visit to the SuyTun Ecotourism Center and optional bath in the Sacred Cenote.
12:15 hrs. Meal time (traditional Yucatecan cuisine).
13:15 hrs. Exit from SuyTun.
14:30 hrs. Guided tour in the Chichen Itza Maya ceremonial center.
16:45 hrs. Departure from Chichén Itzá.
5:45 pm Visit to the city of Valladolid, Yucatán.
From 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Arrival at your hotel.
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Named one of the 7 wonders of the modern world, the most famous Mayan city «Chichén Itzá» has as meaning Mayan «Boca del pozo», referring to the Sacred Cenote (Xtoloc), the great natural well that the Mayans considered one of the entrances principal to Xibalbá, its underworld. It receives more than one million tourists a year and is considered the second most visited archaeological zone in Mexico.
It was founded by Mayan groups between 325 and 550 AD. In the year 800 approximately, the area was invaded by the Toltecs, causing the unification of the two cultures. Thus the city became the most powerful of the Yucatan Peninsula at the beginning of the 12th century. Then the buildings that until now are conserved were built, like the Ball Game.
Its structure emphasizes the knowledge of the Maya on mathematics, geography and astronomy. The perfect symmetry represents the Mayan calendar.
Snake heads at the foot of the steps of the Kukulcán pyramid; which means plumed serpent. In other parts of the temple there are also representations of some parts of the body of a snake.
The charm of this town full of history, located to the east of the Yucatan Peninsula, is found in its beautiful colonial buildings, in its colorful and picturesque mansions and in its exquisite and delicate craftwork, especially in embroidery.
It was founded by Francisco de Montejo on May 28, 1543. It is a Yucatecan city located in the municipality of the same name. During its foundation and during the Spanish colony, the city was the center of development of the east of the Yucatan Peninsula, being also the oldest city in the state.
The city has a great tourist attraction, thanks to its colonial bearing, its unnameable gastronomy and due to the proximity it has with important archaeological zones of the Mayan culture, such as Chichén Itzá, Ek Balam and Cobá. Valladolid will also surprise you with its beautiful bodies of water that have given its fame to this region: the cenotes.
In the center of Valladolid you can still breathe a provincial air with a remarkable colonial accent. To the north is the church of La Candelaria, whose exterior is adorned with a beautiful portico of interior arches, while in its interior a Churrigueresque style predominates (inspired by the Baroque style).
Something that certainly can not be missing in a visit to Valladolid are its delicious Yucatecan appetizers such as salbutes, panuchos, tamales, among others.
One of the many wonders in Mexico, for its shapes, its fresh waters and its beauty are the Cenotes of the south of the country.
The word Cenote comes from the Mayan word «dzonoot» which means «hole with water». The Cenotes are natural wells and are connected by rivers or underground tunnels. There are different types of Cenotes: open-pit, semi-open and underground or in a cave. Its classification is related to the age of the Cenote, those that are fully open are mature and those that keep their dome intact are the youngest.
Surrounded by exotic plants and trees, the Cenote suytun is ideal for a pleasant time, enjoying its fresh waters and its nature. It is a habitat for different species and wild birds.
It begins as an underground chamber produced by the dissolution of the limestone that in turn is caused by the infiltration of rainwater. It is estimated that in the state of Yucatan there are more than 2,400 trainings of this type.
The Cenotes were formed in times when the sea level fell, in most cases, the Cenotes are widening of underground river networks.
Water supply was the reason to develop elements of sacred geography, symbolic scenarios and spaces for rituals of rain, life, death, rebirth and fertility. For the Mayans control of the cenotes meant political and social control over life and death. Experts have found that most of the remains found by archaeologists and divers belonged to children under 11 years of age and male adults.
Thousands of people from all over the world visit the Yucatan peninsula, since here you can find the largest number of Cenotes in the whole world and they are clearly more than beautiful.