Chichén Itzá

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Chichén Itzá
Chichén Itzá
On the second day of the itinerary to the Yucatan Peninsula designed by Kristen Korey Pike of KK Travels Worldwide, travelers will visit Chichén Itza. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was once one of the most important Mayan city-states, with an estimated population of 50,000 at its peak (between 600 C.E. and 900 C.E.) The ceremonial center measures nearly two square miles and includes the 75-foot-high Pyramid of Kukulcan. As with many pre-Columbian settlements in Mexico, there was a ball court where a game of life and death was played—the losers in a match were often sacrificed. The Palace of the Columns, El Caracol Observatory, and the Temple of the Warriors are further evidence of a once flourishing civilization. You will also visit the mysterious Cenote Sagrado, better known as the “Well of the Sacrifices,” where humans were once offered to Chaac, the Mayan rain god.

From Mayan sites to white-sand beaches, the itineraries to Mexico created by the AFAR Travel Advisory Council cover all the highlights of the country. Check out all of them at AFAR Journeys.
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Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico
+52 985 851 0137
Sun - Sat 8am - 4:30pm
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