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... Valladolid is only two hours inland by bus, and the jump off for Chichen Itza. Did you know Chichen Itza is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World? Well it certainly lives up to its billing. At its height at the end of the Classic Period (got it now?) the city is perhaps most famous today for well preserved El Castillo, the iconic pyramidal temple featured on all the posters/ t-shirts/ tea cloths etc. Again, we were desperate to reach the ruins in time for ...
Back to the supermarkte for supplies, which included 8 slices of turkey meat and a tomato, an apple and water. I made a submarine sandwich with yesterday's roll and got the 2nd class bus at 9am. The trip took 4hrs and 15 mins and had stopped pretty much every few minutes along the way. Of course, these buses are cheap for a reason, but they are comfortable enough. I'll get onto some of their disavdantages later.
I arrived ...
... and were able to get tons of amazing pictures without other tourists in the background. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
Due to the erosion and to keep the ruins from getting more...well...ruined, we were not allowed to walk up the stairs or climb on any of the structures. Which was just fine. By the time we made our way back to the car, all of the vendors were set up, and we got to shop around and hone our skills in the fine art ...
Day 1: we make an early start for Piste our base to see Chichen Itza. We leave Sergio a thank you note and lug our back packs across the busy highway to wait for the bus to take us to the ADO station. ADO is the major bus company for Mexico. We get our tickets for the 8.45am bus to Chichen Itza and settle in for the 3 hour bus ride. The movies showing were GI Joe with the Rock and a suspense movie with Amanda Seyfried.
The bus drops us directly to the ...
... of people in your photos!!!
Entry – 204 pesos.
Getting there from Cancun - The earliest direct bus from Cancun is at 8:45am and takes about 3 hours and costs 236 pesos. It drops you at the ruins. ADO is the company serving this route departing from the bus terminal. There is a bus to Tulum from the ruins at 4:30pm if you want to make Chichen Itza a stop over.
Wifi – the restaurant has free wi-fi. Overpriced meals ...
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In the heart of the archaeological park of Chichen Itza, Chichén Itzá | 3 star hotelfrom $107
- Good location and food, rooms need work.
- Beautiful place!
Main Street Piste, Chichén Itzá | 1 star hotelfrom $62
In the hearth of the archaeological park of Chichen Itza, Chichén Itzá | 3 star hotelfrom $199
Km 120 Carretera Merida-Puerto Juarez, Chichén Itzá | 3 star hotelfrom $129
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