Day 1 Chichen Itza from Cancun (402 km)
Guests will be picked up in the lobbies of all major Cancun hotels between 7:00 and 7:45am. We will depart Cancun, making our way to the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza. On the way there, we will stop in a small, modern Mayan Village to use the bathroom and examine the local handicraft and jewelry shops. Around 12:00pm, we will arrive, heading directly to a buffet lunch, during which we will enjoy watching a festive dance show performed by regional natives. Afterward, we will make our way to the archaeological site. Once inside, we will divide into two groups to accommodate both English and Spanish speaking guests. We will embark on a 1.5-hour tour led by a certified guide who will introduce us to the secrets of the Mayans and explain the historical significance of the most important buildings, before allowing us to explore on our own. On the way back, we will stop at an underground grotto, where we can admire its beauty and swim in its crystal-clear waters. We will depart Chichen Itza around 4:30pm, and guests will be dropped off in Cancun around 7:30pm.