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- Round trip transportation from your Progreso cruise ship terminal!
- Air conditioned, fully licensed and insured transportation!
- Your private driver, English speaking and certified shore excursion guide and transportation for the day!
- All entrance fees and travelers insurance included!
- See the famous Chichen Itza, one of the latest World Wonders, in comfort and ease!
A visit to the Yucatan is not complete without visiting the renowned Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins. This is a private guided Progreso cruise excursion to Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins where you get your own federally certified, English speaking guide and transportation to see the incredible grounds and structures.
Your shore excursion guide will meet you just outside the cruise terminal of the Progreso pier and get you on board your private transportation. They will be giving you a variety of information, facts and an educational as well as entertaining excursion. The ride to the ruins is about 2 hours and you will ride in comfort with plenty of room in your private air conditioned vehicle...no over-crowding like on a ship sponsored excursion.
The ruins are vast and cover approximately 6 square miles. Your licensed and bi-lingual guide will walk you through, point out and discuss some of the highlights.
The most prominent structure on the grounds is El Castillo (the castle), also known as The Pyramid of Kulkulcan. Kulkulcan is a Mayan feathered serpent figure that resembles the Aztec flying reptile, Quetzalcoatl. The structure rises over 98ft tall. You will learn from your guide why El Castillo plays a major role during the Spring and Fall equinoxes. Although impressive to look at, climbing of this or any of the structure in Chichen Itza is prohibited.
Also an interesting feature at the ruins is the number of ball courts found there - there are 13 courts in all with the largest being The Great Ball Court. Slightly resembling a combination of basketball and soccer, this game had an unusual twist. Sacrificial connections were not to the losers of the match but rather to the winners!
You will also get to see the Temple of Warriors, the Sacred Cenote (freshwater sinkhole), the Temple of the Jaguar, Platform of Venus, the Temple of the Warriors, the Group of a Thousand Columns, the House of the Metates and House of the Mestizas, The Observatory and so many more of the structural ruins found within Chichen Itza. This excursion involves a lot of walking and has many uneven surfaces.
See, learn and explore with your private guide before heading back to the cruise pier. This is the perfect option for the history lovers and adventure seekers!
THIS EXCURSION IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR SHIPS ARRIVING BEFORE 10:00AM LOCAL.
There are 4 sizes of vehicles used - each has different pricing. Contact us for groups of 20+.