The first stop will be the magnificent Chichén Itzá, where you’ll look at the step pyramid of Kukulkan (The Castle), known for the play of light from the equinox that casts shadows on each step to create an image of a serpent descending. You’ll also admire the Ballgame Court, the Platform of the Skulls, the Temple of the Jaguar, the Observatory, the One Thousand Column and the Sacred Cenote.
Next, you’ll forget about the heat and jump into the refreshing waters of Samaal, a beautiful cenote that once was a sacred place for the Mayans and its rituals for Chaac, the Mayan god of rain. The cenote is about 60m (200 ft) in diameter and about 40m (130 ft) deep.
After refreshing in the Cenote, you’ll have a buffet lunch at the Mexican Hacienda Selva Maya. Later you’ll enjoy a 30–40-minute visit to Valladolid, one of the most beautiful colonial cities of Yucatan, known for the majesty of its temples and old neighborhoods that preserve its glorious past. Today it’s a peaceful city where you can admire beautiful old houses and enjoy its great commercial dynamism thanks to its strategic location.