Chichen Itza is the capital of ancient Maya empire, its majestic building dates back to 435 and 455, and it is geographically located in the middle of spectacular natural environs in the Yucatan Peninsula. At this site declared as one of the 7 World Wonders, you can visit magnificent temples such as the Kukulcan Pyramid and the Ball Game as well as there are others that cannot be visited to avoid damages.
The Castle or Pyramid of Kukulcan is the most impressive temple in Chichen Itza renowned for the number of tombs found there and its endless 91 steps, as well as the impeccable architecture that stands out by a stone feathered serpent.
Cultural Activity on Thursday 8:
Schedule: 8-9 hours, door to door
Pick Up: 7:30 am
Return: Approx. 7:00pm – 7:30pm
Price per guest: $ 2,320.00 MNX * (VAT included)
*Group price, can change for individual trips. Price subject to change.
The Mayan Civilization inhabited five states in the south east of Mexico: Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Yucatán; and four countries in Central America: Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
This culture is of great importance thanks to its scientific, mathematic and astronomic legacy. Contrary to popular belief the Mayan civilization never “disappeared” completely, since its descendants still live in the region and many of them speak Mayan.
The most notable relics are the monumental constructions and impressive pyramids they built in their religious centres. Chichén-Itzá, which in the Mayan tongue means “on the edge of the well of the Itzáes” is the most important archaeological site in the Yucatan Peninsula and one of the most representative relics of the Mayan culture.
In 1988 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named this archaeological site a World Heritage site and 9 year later, in 2007, it was voted one of the Seven New Wonders of the World by millions of people around the world. It is located 193 kilometers from Cancun.
There are many important archaeological ruins, such as Cobá, Xcaret and Ek Balam among others.