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Chichen Itza Tour

From: $75.00

You will ride on a first class vehicle (bus) sanititized and air conditioned to Chichen Itzá, to an awesome Cenote and a brief panoramic view tour of the beautiful city of Valladolid.

Description Chichen Itza Tour

The brilliant ruins of Chichen Itza evidence a dazzling ancient city that once centered the Mayan Empire.

The name Chichen Itza means ” at the mouth of the well of Itza”. Itza being the name of an ethnic group of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Once a center of political and economic power and important commercial trading.

Goods included Gold, cacao beans, Quetzal bird feathers and other important merchandise. Clothing and food products were exchanged with cities as far as South and Central America. And its believed that as many as 50,000 people lived in this city.

All the buildings were linked by a network of nearly 100 “sacbé ob” (paved roadways and sidewalks). Many of their buildings were painted in bright colors.

El Castillo – the 100 feet high temple of Kukulkan named for it’s deity that appears as a feathered serpent. This temple (pyramid) was the site of religious rites that were ment to insure good agricultural harvest.

El Caracol – Observatory a unique structure used for astronomical purposes. The Great Ball Court, the steam room, the temple of nuns, temple of warriors and many other enigmatic stone carved buildings.

The Sacred Well (cenote) has immense ceremonial and archeological significance.

The dredjing yield numerous precious artifacts made of Gold, Turquoise and Jade. As well as human and animal remains.

Today some 2 million tourist visit this impressive historical and cultural site annually to gain insight into Mayan architectural city and religious beliefs and practices.

Chichen Itza remains an active archeological site. New discoveries are still being unearthed in this area.

UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site. In 2007 it was voted in a global survey as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

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