Chichén Itzá + Ek´Balam + Cenote Ik Kil.
Publication date: 08/02/2011
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Chichen Itza in Maya: Mouth of the well of water witches, is one of the major archaeological sites of the Yucatan Peninsula. The main building of this site is the Ku Kul Khan Castle, thar representing Mayan civil calendar. Other prominent buildings are El Caracol or also known as the Observatory, the Group of the Thousand Columns, Church, Temple of Venus, Temple of the Jaguar and the Ball Court, the largest built throughout Mesoamerica. Know this place in the approximate two-hour guided tour.
The Cenote Ik Kil is located a few kilometers from Chichen Itza. In can take a refreshing swim. It has a depth of 60m and from the surface to the water is a height of 25 meters. The cenotes were sacred places for the Mayan culture, was the road to the underworld. The Maya performed sacrifices on them to honor their gods.
We ended the day visiting Ek’Balam, in Maya: Black Jaguar. This site had its splendor at the time of the ruling Ukit Le’k Kan Tok whose tomb is located in the main building, known as The Acropolis where they highlight their wonderful plaster friezes where this represented the royalty of the era. Other buildings that stand out are the twins and their ball field as well as the beautifully preserved Mayan stelae with three glyphs.
-Trips in vehicles with A/C.
-Entrance to both archaeological areas.
-Entrance to the cenote.
-Lunch. International buffet.
-Driver, English Speaking Certified Guide
-Drinks at lunch.