While service e was excellent time in chichen itza is too short 1.5 hours after been in a bus for 2 hours + 2 hours to get back RC should give more time in this port as distance is big from port and excursions are expensive
Take some extra money with you and buy a beautiful handmade hammock! Love mine. The vendor started out high but you can talk them down for a really good deal if you are good. The beach was beautiful and we had about an hour an a half to enjoy the colorful turquoise water. Get your picture made for just $2 with two live can get beautiful McCall parrots at the ruins. You can get photos taken at the beach but the guys there wanted more money. Great excursion for elderly too. My mom loved it!
The excursion to Tulum Mayan Ruins exceeded our expectations. Ernesto was kind, thoughtful, and very well organized. He made sure we had a clear understanding of what we were about to experience and prepared us for each leg of the journey. Safety was a main priority starting with a reminder to wear our seat belts as Jonathan safely navigated the roads very quickly. His concern for our safety and comfort continued as he turned us over to our guide through the ruins when he handed us all waters to ensure we stayed hydrated throughout the tour. During the tour, Juan Ramón, impressed us with his knowledge and his ability to share it in a way we could understand. He made it a point to make sure we understood by using stories we could relate to and pictures. His enthusiasm and obvious appreciation for the Mayan culture kept our attention during the entire tour. After the tour Ernesto met up with us once again and continued being a gracious host and served us a delicious lunch and drinks. We arrived safely back to Cozumel with amazing pictures, stories, and a better understanding and greater appreciation for the Tulum Mayan Ruins.
See my main review for descriptions. If you're offered Dramamine at the gathering point for the trip, take it. Going to Chiten-Itza requires almost 6 hours of travel for about 90 minutes on site - realize this before taking the trip. That being said it's a quick bucket list item that you can check off.
An extremely knowledgeable tour guide provided a wealth of information about the Mayan people, their life style and accomplishments. The ruins were inspiring, and the ancillary activities/performances there, ensured a memorable experience.
$70 round trip taxi ride... do this in the morning because afternoons are HOT and more tourists on site... hire a guide (for $20 she was worth it, although her English was so-so at times) because the signage is poor and doesn't explain much. The kids will be bored unless you permit them to stalk and 'hunt' the numerous iguanas that bask on the stones everywhere. (We did. They couldn't catch any, but had fun trying.)
There is not enough time to make it to the site from port. I would never recommend the Chichen Itza tour to anyone stopping in Cozumel and going to the site. Figure something else out because they did not do a good job with this tour. Very Very Disappointing.
This turned into a nine hour day including the ferry ride from Cozumel to mainland followed by a 3 hour ride in a crowded mini-van to the Chichen Itza site. On site time was about 1.25 hours at which time the travel was repeated. To far to ride in a small van, comfort would have been better in a full size bus.
Visited San Gervasio ruins, the best preserved on the island of Cozumel. A short ride from the cruise ship. Our guide, Edwin, was very informative and kept things interesting. Recommended for those who like historical tours.
The number of passengers the tour guide had to handle was too large. This took more time. We had just 1 hour at the site and was not able to go to all the structures. No time to get a souvenir or even taste local food or drink, as we had to get back to the ship on time.
Went to Chichen Itza, this tour is as good as it gets given the distance from Cozumel. Youll travel a total of 6 hours for a little over 1- hour at the ruins but they are so cool! The history of the Mayan culture is fascinating.
This tour was ok, boring at times and too many rules to follow. Once we got on the bus, we could not move to another seat for any portion of the rest of the day- Im not sure why. But this was disappointing to those of us who were separated from our travel companions, and for those in the the back of the bus, as we were not allowed to switch seats even after reaching a new stopping point.
We had a fantastic tour director & were very happy with our choice of excursions. The ferry ride (very rough waves) were unsettling both to & fro, but the crew about the ferry knew how to handle all the motion sickness issues. The bus ride was a bit long, but expected to travel into the Yucatan. While at the Chichen Itza, we enjoyed wonderful views and an excellent presentation from our tour guide. This was an excellent choice for us to visit the ruins. Very Very happy.
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