Xichen tours, things to do and tourist attractions

Welcome to the world-renowned ancient Mayan site of Chichen Itza, where you'll be transported back in time to explore one of the most significant archaeological sites in Mexico. Our Xichen tours provide an immersive and educational experience for visitors from around the world.

Our tours in Xichen are designed to make your visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. With transportation, bilingual guides, a buffet meal, and entrance to the site included in our packages, you can relax and focus on exploring the wonders of this historic site.

Things to Do in Xichen

Chichen Itza is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and it's easy to see why. The ancient city was built by the Mayans around 600 AD and was one of the largest and most prosperous cities of its time. There are as many Xichen tourist attractions as there are structures and architectural marvels, including the Temple of Kukulcan, the Great Ball Court, and the Observatory.

The Temple of Kukulcan, also known as El Castillo, is a highlight of Chichen Itza. This iconic structure is a massive pyramid built in honor of the feathered serpent god, Kukulcan. The pyramid has 91 steps on each of its four sides, with the top platform making 365 steps in total, representing the number of days in a year. During the spring and fall equinoxes, the sun casts a shadow that looks like a serpent descending down the side of the pyramid.

The Great Ball Court is another incredible structure at Chichen Itza. This massive ball court is the largest in Mesoamerica, measuring over 500 feet in length and featuring walls that are 27 feet tall. The game played here, known as pok-ta-pok, was a sacred ritual and involved players hitting a rubber ball with their hips and trying to score points by getting the ball through small stone hoops on the court walls. The game was often accompanied by human sacrifice, making it a deeply significant ritual for the Mayans.

Our tours to Xichen also offer the opportunity to explore other sites of interest in the area. Visitors can discover the historic city of Valladolid, founded in the 16th century by the Spanish conquistadors. This charming city is known for its stunning architecture and vibrant cultural scene, with numerous museums, galleries, and theaters to explore.

The marvels of Ik Kil Cenote

One of the unique things to do in Chichen Itza is the opportunity to visit the nearby cenote Ik Kil. This natural sinkhole was once a sacred site for the Mayans, who believed it to be a gateway to the underworld. Today, visitors can swim in the crystal-clear waters and admire the stunning rock formations that surround it. The cenote is a refreshing break from the heat and humidity of the Yucatan Peninsula and is one of the many Xichen tourist attractions.

Things to do in Xichen also include the visit the town of Izamal, known as the "Yellow City" due to its colorful colonial buildings. Izamal is home to a massive Franciscan monastery, built on the site of a former Mayan temple. The monastery is an impressive example of colonial architecture and is a testament to the rich history and culture of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Unforgettable Experiences with Wayak's Xichen Tours

If you travel to Xichen, you will see that this journey provide visitors with an immersive and educational experience of one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world. Whether you're interested in history, culture, or just want to soak up the stunning scenery of the Yucatan Peninsula, our tours in Xichen have something for everyone.

In every tour Xichen gives you an unforgettable experience at this Mayan paradise. Our bilingual guides can explain everything there is to know about your trip and this incredible destination and our comfortable transportation makes it all much more pleasant.

If you travel to Xichen, please don't miss out on the opportunity to explore this incredible site and discover the rich history and culture of the Yucatan Peninsula. Book one of our tours to Xichen today and get ready for a journey of a lifetime.

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