We had an all-day excursion to Chichén Itzá and a few other places today: about 11 hours round-trip.
Chichén Itzá is a collection of Mayan ruins on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.
Here’s the famous wonder of the new world, El Castillo:
The ball court:
Stone carvings of figures:
Inside the ball court:
More of the ball court:
A wall of skulls:
Feathered serpent heads:
The top of the pyramid:
The pyramid again:
Next we headed to a local village for a tasty lunch (plus sangria and horchata, rice water):
Lunch entertainment dancing:
Then we headed to a cenote (water-filled sinkhole)… with more dancing on the way in:
The cenote has a tunnel path to the water level, so people could go down to jump in to the frigid water:
It was certainly a long day, but definitely interesting.