“Chichen Itza in English”
our english spoken tour on saturday
Walking through the ruins of Chichén Itza on your own can be very overwhelming as there is so much to see! This can be quite a challenge, especially under the hot sun of Yucatan. Therefore, come with us and we visit together probably one of the most important ruin sites in the world! The tour “Chichen Itza in english” offered by us is organized without exception in small groups and in english language. So that you don’t arrive just at the time when the big tourist crowds are rolling in, we will pick you up very early.
After you have had about 2 1/2 hours of relaxing time to admire the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itzá, you will continue to the stunning cenote Ik Kil. A fresh cool down in the crystal clear water will be exactly what you need at this moment! Some of you will already have a growling stomach by then, which is why we will provide lunch for you in the nearby restaurant. Drinks are provided around the clock, as they are available directly in our van.
When hunger is satisfied, we make our way to the Spanish colonial town of Valladolid. The drive there takes about an hour. Once there, you will have plenty of time to stroll around the main square of the city, take beautiful photos or buy souvenirs and Mayan specialties during the walk through the typical Mexican market.
We show you Chichen Itza in english language!
Chichen Itzá is one of the most important Mayan ruins on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It is located approximately 115 kilometers east of Mérida, the capital of the state of the same name. The ancient Mayan city has an area of around 15 square kilometers and extends to the outskirts of today’s small town of Pisté.
The complex consists of numerous large representative buildings, from which a large, well-preserved step pyramid, which is called “El Castillo” or Kukulkan Pyramid, stands out. There are ruins of upper class houses in the area.
The ruins of Chichen Itzá are among the Yucatan’s most important Mayan relics, which is why they were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. And well… this ruined city is actually a wonder of the world. Since it is said that the original wonders of the world were largely destroyed around 450 BC, seven new wonders of the world were selected in 2007. Around 20 million Internet users from all over the world and a jury of world-famous architects were involved in the selection. And do you know what happened? Chichén Itzá actually became one of the seven new wonders of the world!
On our tour “Chichen Itza in english” you will not only see the massive Kukulkan Pyramid, but you will also admire the other archaeological areas and get a deep insight into the history of the Maya!
The famous Kukulkan pyramid
The famous Mayan calendar lies on this pyramid, which is above all a sign of the farsightedness of this culture. The façade of the Temple of the Jaguars is particularly admirable and is deliberately oriented towards the ball court. The entrance is marked by thick arrows in the shape of snakes and on the third volume there are images of jaguars, which give the temple its name.