A last minute itinerary change brought the Carnival Magic to the port of Progresso. As soon as I heard the news, I rushed to the excursion desk to book a tour of Chichen Itza—one of the new seven wonders of the world.
I was told –by everyone—that Chichen Itza was the crème de la crème of Mayan ruins, that the grounds were absolutely expansive and if there was a site to see while in Progresso, this was it.
Guess what? They were right!
Chitchen Itza blew me away. The moment I stood in front of El Castillo, aka the Temple of Kukulkan, chills ran up my spine. I was so awe-struck by its beauty, I almost shed a tear. Seriously. I totally get why this place is so special.
Just look at these pictures and tell me that Chitchen Itza is not a-mazing:
The excursion I purchased, through Carnival Cruise Lines, was seven hours in length with a 2 hour and 15 minute bus ride in each direction. Initially, I complained to myself about the amount of time I would be stuck on a bus, but that changed the minute we arrived at the site. The excursion was worth more than the $69.95 I paid and I’m already thinking about how I can get back to see more of the ruins. If I had one gripe, it would be that I didn’t have enough time to explore the area on my own; Chichen Itza is so massive, I doubt I would see it all in even two or three trips.
Shannon Hurst Lane
So glad you got to see Chichen Itza. Hubby and I went a few years ago, when they still allowed visitors to the top of El Castillo. We climbed up to the top and all we could see was jungle all around us. It was amazing. Chichen Itza is pretty darn cool.
This is on my list of places I want to see. AMAZING pictures!
Wow. The pictures are breathtaking!
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really a great place to visit for the vacations really awesome one thank you very much for sharing this with us
Looks so awesome!! I would love to visit their one day. 🙂
I try to hit the Mayan ruins each time I'm in the area. There's something awesome and at the same time peaceful about the fact that they've been standing so long.
Lisa from Life with Lisa
Wow, that's beautiful! I love traveling and would love to check this out.
I have read a lot about it and it's so beautiful. I am heading to Mexico hopefully next year so I am going there for sure. x Happy travels!