Chichen Itza: A private entrance lets you skip the lines and head directly from the Mayaland Hotel, your luxurious base of operations, to the archaeological site, where your guide helps you explore the secrets of ancient Mayan civilization. Learn the historical significance of the Observatory, the Nunnery, La Iglesia, and Akab Dzib, and visit the main plaza to see some of the site's grandest structures, including the famous pyramid of the Temple of Kukulcan.
After your first visit to the ruins, you can leave and reenter the site as many times as you like, and relax at the Mayaland Hotel.
Xplor Fuego: Head into the lush rainforest at night on some of the highest ziplines in Latin America, and get ready to feel the adrenaline as you glide down the line at 19 miles per hour (30 km/hr). Torches, fire, the sounds of the jungle, and a wonderful star-filled sky will make your night of adventure even more exciting.
The attractions at Xplor Fuego include an amphibious vehicle adventure through mysterious jungle paths, amazing caves, and bridges, as well as rafting in the underground rivers and excursions to discover the amazing rock formations lit up in an incandescent red.
We will be begin the excursion by picking you up in a 16 seater Mercedes Benz Van (small groups for luxurious comfort!) between 7:00-8:05am from the lobbies of all major Cancun hotels. As we arrive at the Mayaland Hotel, we will head directly to the archaeological site through our private entrance. At the site, our certified tour guide will take you on a 2-hour tour exploring the secrets of the ancient Mayan Civilization. Your guide will explain the historical significance of all the most important constructions such as the Observatory, the Nunnery, La Iglesia and Akab Dzib.
After this, we will continue to the main plaza, where the famous Temple of Kukulcan is located (El Castillo, or the Pyramid), the remarkable Ball Game Court, the Temple of the Jaguars, the Platform of Eagles and Jaguars, the Platform of Venus, the Tzompantli, the Temple of the Warriors and its adjacent Temple of the 1,000 columns. You will also have time to discover the site on your own. Move at your own pace, admire the monuments, and take lots of pictures!
After your first visit to the ruins, regroup to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Mayaland Hotel. During lunch you will be entertained by traditional Yucatan music and dance performances by the Mayaland regional ballet. Afterwards, you may choose to return to the ruins, take a dip in the pool, relax on a lounge chair or stroll through the hotel’s tropical gardens. Optional activities like bike riding or horseback riding are available at the hotel for a nominal fee.
We will depart at approximately 2:30pm, arriving back at the first Cancun hotel at 6:00pm.
- The Majestic Observatory
- The Sacred Cenote - where sacrifices once took place
- The Ball Court - the largest and deadliest Ball Game in Mesoamerica. The arena is 168 meters in length and 70 meters in width with perfect acoustics
- The Pyramid of Kukulcan - where both theology and astronomy combine to produce a unique spectacle twice a year, the Spring Equinox and the Autumn Solstice. On these days, the shadows projected over the architectural elements of the building resemble a serpent descending into the ground. Located inside the pyramid, is the famous Chac Mool sculpture and the Jaguar Throne.
After nightfall travel through the lush rainforest on the highest zip-lines of Latin America and enjoy an incredible view of the Mexican Caribbean starry sky.
Get ready to feel the adrenaline and awaken your senses as you glide 19 mi/hr on the line. Without a doubt, torches, fire, the sounds of the jungle and a wonderful star-filled sky will make your night of adventure at Xplor Fuego even more exciting.
Rows of torches will light your way as you ride toward adventure through mysterious jungle paths, amazing caves, and bridges. Ride along an exciting circuit; let the stars be your guide and your instincts overcome all obstacles that the night will uncover for you.
Your eyes must adapt to darkness so that you may discover all the sensations and emotions that lie hidden in the dark jungle.
Delve into the night in the underground rivers and discover places that very few have discovered. Paddle with your hands on a raft and let the torches guide your way.
Discover the amazing rock formations lit up in an incandescent red. The entrance to the river becomes a real lava crater. Dare to enter into a bubbling river, which with its red glow will make you feel as if you were in the depths of a volcano. Become a veritable explorer and enjoy a refreshing swim while you admire a breath-taking landscape.