Cozumel excursion to Chichen - Itza

I'm booking a cruise to stop in Cozumel and thinking of the excursion to Chichen-Itza.   I know out of the 8 hours it will be 2 hours on a boat and 4 hours on a bus so only 2 hours at the ruins.    

 

Has anyone done this excursion ?

Where are we fed the included lunch ?  on the Bus ?  Does  the bus have restroom on it?

Do you think it was a good excursion and good use of time in that port ?   Or should I look for excursion for ruins on the island to have more time in port ?

 

I know a few of you will have answers and information for me Big Smile  We will be a group ranging in age from 50's to 70.

Tags: Mexico

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We were in Cozumel last November and too the tour to Tulum. It is a shorter bus ride at just over an hour and we had 4 hours at the site. The ruins may not be as well preserved at Tulum but they were well worth the 2 hours each way from Cozumel. Not all may agree but I think it is worth the time if you really want to see the ruins. If you have not been to Tulum you may also consider that as an alternative.

The ruins at Chichen Itza are really cool, but I visited them from a port stop in Progreso so the bus ride wasn’t bad at all and included a tour of Merida on the way.  Although I highly recommend visiting Chichen Itza, I don’t think it’s worth spending that much time getting there and back unless your group are hard-core Mayan enthusiasts.

Good advise WeCruiseToo! We are going inSeptember and doing the tequila experience lol Not too long, not too early, I think it will be a perfect excursion for a second time around. 

I was thinking the 8 hour excursion would make a very long day since we have tickets to see Jay Leno that night on the ship.  so getting back to the ship after 6:00 and having to shower and have dinner before the 8:00 show may be a bit much in a day.

It's a really long and tiring day, and it feels like you have to turn around just after you've finally arrived at Chichen Itza. WeCruiseToo's suggestion of Tulum is a good one. Also, consider Xcaret Eco Park. They have some ruins to explore and lots of other activities. A much better way to spend your day.

Also consider Dzibilchaltun. I loved swimming in the cenote.

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