— Fun Day Trips & Sightseeing
— Chichén-Itzá Pyramid
— Tulum (Mayan Ruins on Beach)
Top Tourist Destination
Cancun is one
of Mexico's top tourist destinations. Located on
Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula (also referred to as the Mexican
Caribbean), Cancun is famous for for its beautiful white sandy beaches
and historic nearby
Chichén-Itzá Pyramid and Tulum
Day Trips from Cancun
Be sure to visit Chichén-Itzá Pyramid (the most
visited site in the Yucatán) and Tulum (Mayan Ruins on the
beach) — both attractions were the highlights of our
trip to Cancun. We highly recommend taking
a day tour from Cancun if you have the time — both places are
Fun Cancun Sightseeing Tours
and Day Trips to Chichén-Itzá Pyramid (the most visited
site in the Yucatán) and Tulum (Mayan Ruins on the beach)
— Mayan Ruins
What an amazing setting! Tulum's Mayan Ruins sit
on the edge of a cliff, overlooking
the beautiful azure backdrop of the Caribbean sea. It's definitely worth a trip
to see this historic site.
Once an important trading port, Tulum was
one of the few Mayan cities still inhabited when the Spaniards arrived.
Tulum's close proximity to
its gorgeous white sandy beach, makes it the most visited of the Mayan sites
Day Trips to Tulum
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— Mayan Pyramid
"A Wonder of the World"
The amazing Chichén-Itzá pyramid was recently voted as one of
the NEW "7 Wonders of the World" — and when you see
it, you'll know why!
What an adventure climbing the Pyramid
of Kukulkan. It stands 79 feet high, with 91 steps on each of its
four sides, plus the top viewing platform (365 steps total). The
steps are very steep,
so take your time. It's worth the effort when you see the spectacular
views of the other ruins from the top of the pyramid.
We found it easier climbing up the pyramid
vs climbing down — some people actually sit on each step and
slowly make their way to the bottom of the pyramid. During our visit,
was a cable running down the center of the steps where visitors could
hold on to make their climb a little easier.
The Mayans speculated that the site was linked
to an astronomical calendar. According the Wikipedia...it is said
that on the Spring and Autumn equinox, at the rising and setting
casts a shadow in the shape of a plumed serpent along the side
of the North staircase. On these two days, the shadows from the corner
tiers slither down the northern side of the pyramid
with the sun's movement.
Kukulkan's Jaguar Throne, interior temple
of "El Castillo"
You can also climb the
inside of the pyramid where you'll find a sculpture
of a beautiful red Jaguar with stunning jade eyes.
Great Ball Court
The Great Ball Court (located a short walk from the Chichén-Itzá Pyramid)
is the largest of its kind — its playing field is 40 feet
long, with two 25-foot high walls.
If you've been on a football field, you'll
appreciate the size and scope of this historic ball court. When games
were played here, the goals were
20 feet high and the court
field. It's believed that games were played here as a way to settle
disputes or as an offering to the gods (losers were put to death).
The Great Ball Court's acoustics are amazing — I
stood at one end of the court and said "hello" in
a low voice and Barry could hear it clearly at the other end.
Other Chichén-Itzá Ruins
Other Chichén-Itzá ruins include the Temple
of the Jaguars,
the Sacred Cenote, Temple of the Warriors, and the Group
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