DISCOVER CHICHEN ITZA CENOTE MAYA


Visit Chichen Itza, the archaeological site named "wonder of the modern world." When you chose Alltournative, you will have no commercial stops and minimal pick-ups, making you one of the first guests to arrive on site - avoiding crowds and the mayan heat.

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ABOUT THE ADVENTURE


Follow in the Footsteps of the World’s Greatest Astronomers in Chichen Itza

This sacred city and the birthplace of the Maya calendar was once one of the major centers for studying geographical, agricultural, and astronomical phenomena. Home to the great scholars, as well as the ancient elites, Chichen Itza was a religious, cultural and administrative center with a great responsibility to the Maya people. You can step into the cornerstone of Maya civilization and walk the paths of some of the greatest minds in world history.

Chichen Itza (whose very name means “at the mouth of the well of the Water Wizards”) is home to one of the most beautiful ecosystems on Earth. With over 1500 species of plants and 300 species of animals in the surrounding area, you can see the presence of precious woods such as mahogany and cedar. As well as friendly iguanas among others.


Witness The Mathematical Precision of Maya Architecture up Close

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Chichen Itza was built as a beacon for Maya civilization and its remaining structures still capture the beauty and ingenuity of the Maya people. Walk the streets of this ancient city and observe these stone giants for yourself, like Las Monjas. Translated to, “the nuns,” Las Monjas is a series of overlapping structures that the first Spaniards thought resembled convents. Yet these buildings may have had more administrative purposes as centers for Maya government rather than religion. Still, despite their original intended use, they are just as beautiful.

Comprised of three distinct parts: the tower, two platforms, and the central circular structure; you’ll feel closer to the heavens than ever before as you stand atop the stone steps of this great observatory. With its distinct height, you’ll be able to see the jungle, vistas, and structures below for a considerable distance. Don’t miss the beautiful, landmark temples of Chichen Itza, like the temple of Kukulkan. This famous and unforgettable temple is considered to be one of the most intact indigenous temples in the region. Measuring at 60 meters on either side with 364 steps, this temple is a perfect example of the great mathematical and architectural skills of Maya civilization.


Marvel at the “Wonder of the Modern World”

Chichen Itza, perhaps one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, is at the center of Maya civilization. Once populated by close to 100,000 people, the ruins of the great city are admired by all and explored by many. Its functions were many from religious ceremony to administrative purposes, but it's most important role was in creating the calendar that would help its agricultural community flourish. Scholars of Chichen Itza studied the winds, rains and sunlight patterns so that they could accurately plant and harvest their crops. This role was vital to the city’s survival as so many occupants, especially its elite members, resided there.


Explore the Majestic Cenote Maya, with the Largest dome in the Yucatan Peninsula

Made from the collapse of the roof of an underground cave, cenotes are some of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems in the world. With their green and turquoise waters, cenote pools are nature’s living jewels and they are home to the most exotic microscopic flora in the world. Nearly 80 microscopic species have been observed in the cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula. These microscopic organisms come in a rainbow of colors. Don’t think that only the tiniest creatures live in these beautiful multi-colored caverns. There are also extremely rare species of fish to see in the water. Although many of them are endangered species, they are still some of the most beautiful and interesting creatures, like the blind fishes that inhabit the dark caves.


Make Your Way Down the Walls of the Cenote and Discover the Underworld

You’ll love rappelling down the Cenote walls of Cenote Maya Native Park. If you’re a keen rock climber or if you’re a beginner looking for a way to start, then rappelling is for you. The 23-meter descent is filled with wonders. Observe the beautiful gold and turquoise limestone walls as you make your way down to the bottom. If you’re lucky, you may see the wildlife that lives there too. All types of colorful birds and even bats have chosen to make the cenote their home. Once you make it to the bottom, you can feel the refreshing air as water drips down into the pool below. Dip your toes into the cool water and relax. It’s a nice reward for all of that exercise.


Challenge Friends and Family to a Slackline Race

Adventure comes in many forms, and while Tarzan vines may be fun, there is nothing more challenging than a slackline race. Participants walk along a rope at their feet while they hold onto another above their head as they pass through water to the other side. Race friends and family or compete in teams. Either way, you’re sure to feel an adrenaline rush once you make it to the other side.

Unleash Your Inner Wild Side and Splash into Action from Tarzan Vines

Yes, you read that right, Tarzan Vines. This unique zipline is designed for fun. Using a special type of swing, run off of the platform and hold onto the straps. Then, when you are dangled over the water, drop from the swing and splash into the pool below. It’s a fun, exciting way to cool off and a chance for you to show your wild side.


Immerse Yourself in a Maya Ritual

What better way to feel connected to the past than by participating in an authentic Maya ritual, guided by a shaman. This ancient ritual has been passed down from generation to generation for over 18 centuries. This particular ritual is an offering in exchange to be given permission to pass through to Xibalba, the sacred underworld. That may sound intimidating, at first, but this ritual could not be more peaceful and enlightening. It’s more than a few spoken words, it’s a full-body experience. Participants stand before the altar and open their hands to capture the smoke from the burning copal, a unique kind of aromatic resins from the Copal tree. Feel the refreshing splash of sprinkling water against the skin. Hear the birds chirping and the wind whirling in the background as you listen to a shaman’s prayer. It’s an experience like no other and participants will feel a sense of complete peace at the end of the ritual.


Experience History like Never Before

One of the world's most famous archaeological sites is waiting for you to explore. Come see the sights, feel the wind, hear the wildlife and feel the earth of the ancient Maya people. It's a journey like no other and one you won't forget. Join us in the adventure and experience the rare beauty, and sacred wonder of Chichen Itza.


TOUR ACTIVITIES


RAPPEL

Go down 26 meters rappel and admire the geological formations cenote of destiny larger vault.

TARZAN VINES

Have fun with Tarzan vines falling into the water.

REFRESH AT THE CENOTE

Cool off in the crystalline waters of the Cenote with the largest vault of the Yucatan Peninsula.

MAYA RITUAL

Participate in an authentic Mayan ceremony led by a shaman.

SLACK LINE

Swim and play with the strings “Trepachanga“.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL ZONE

Visit Chichen Itza, the archaeological site named "wonder of the modern world."

ITINERARY


6:00 - 7:30 AM (1:30 HRS)
Pick-up at hotels in the Riviera Maya or Cancun.

9:30 - 10:00 AM
Arrival to Chichen Itza (approximately time).

CHICHEN ITZA (APPROX DURATION 2:15 HRS)
Archaeological area.

2:00 PM
Arrival at Cenote Maya (approximately time).

CENOTE MAYA (APPROX DURATION 2:30 HRS)
All park activities.

6:30 - 7:00 PM
Drop off at hotels in Riviera Maya or Cancun (Approximately time).

TESTIMONIALS


“What an unbelievable experience this was!”

JESSE CLARK

“His dedication, knowledge and passion for the Mayan culture has touched me in a way that I'll never forget.”

MATTHEW HALL

“His dedication, knowledge and passion for the Mayan culture has touched me in a way that I'll never forget!”

Matthew Hall

“One of the best days of our honeymoon”

Madelaine Cat.

“Wonderful time, would recommend your company to anyone.”

SEPTEMBER STOKES

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