Explore Chichen Itza with Experiencias Xcaret
PHOTO: The Mayan temple at Chichen Itza (Courtesy Thinkstock)
Do you like checking out ancient historical attractions, while also taking the opportunity to marvel at centuries-old archeological and engineering tactics?
If so, we have a terrific travel destination to suggest. And as a bonus, you will see rare wonders that have become famous worldwide.
When it comes to a location that gives you an unrivaled vantage point from which to study and appreciate ancient Mayan ruins, you can’t do any better than an Experiencias Xcaret tour of Chichen Itza.
Located on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, this ancient city of Mayan ruins attracts visitors from all over the globe, who make long journeys of many thousands of miles just to reach this one of a kind destination. It’s easy to see why. This complex arrangement of structures reveals new and wondrous treasures at every turn. It has become widely regarded as the Yucatan’s most impressive archeological destination. Its cultural and historical significance is difficult to fully convey.
Among the highlights: the soaring Castillo pyramid. It isn’t just visually stunning—it is also loaded with intellectual and astrological symbolism. The four sides have a total of 365 steps, to represent a year. Inside, visitors would climb a narrow stairway in order to access the hidden temple. Other amazing pyramids and awe-inspiring temples can be found spread throughout the region.
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Perhaps the more surprising attractions would be the athletic fields. Aside from being a construction marvel, they also provide interesting insight as to the recreational activities that were popular with the region’s natives during ancient times.
The stone carvings found on and inside of many of the structures are also sure to delight history buffs. In addition, there is also a large carved stone snake figure that curves around one of the temples.
For the ultimate sightseeing experience, take the opportunity to view the area as part of the Xichen Clásico tour offered by Experiencias Xcaret. This tour goes far beyond just strolling around looking at interesting sights. You will also get a valuable, and eye-opening, history lesson along the way. A well-educated, certified bilingual local guide will give you an insider’s view of the area, while also regaling you with local secrets and legends, many of which you wouldn’t hear in any history book.
During the tour, you will also have the chance to visit the Cenote Ik'Kil, where you can surround yourself with natural beauty and swim in its refreshing waters. This Chichén Itzá Tour ends with a delicious buffet lunch filled with specialties’ of the Yucatecan cuisine.
This is a can’t-miss experience for anyone who plans to be anywhere near this region. There really is no better way to fully immerse yourself into the rich Mayan culture and discover all of the beauty and archeological wonders this area has to offer.
It is difficult to do the amazing sights you can experience in this region justice by mere descriptions. This is something you really do have to see for yourself. Join in this tour for memories you won’t soon forget—and photo opportunities your friends back home will envy!
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