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Chichen Itza Help

mitchandjeanette

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My wife and I are heading to the Lagunamar in October. We have never been to Cancun, and are looking at Grayline Tours to set up...

1. Airport trans to Lagunamar
$23 R/T per person
2. Trip to a trip to Chichen Itza (how is the light and sound show?)
3. Catamaran trip to Isla Mujeres



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would love to get some advise from some Cancun veterans :)
:)
mitch
 
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Your going to love Cancun. We'll be at the Royal Sands during the period Oct 25 - Nov 4th. Taking my Nephew and his wife for their first trip.

I've always used Brant Boston from http://entertainment-plus.net/ for all our transportation and tours.

I'm going to have to swing by Lagunamar and check it out since I'm also a Starwood owner. Enjoy your trip.
 

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Thanks we'll check out entertainment plus. We are going to be there one week before you. Hope you have a great time. Any additional advise or suggestions would be great. What Starwood location do you own?
 

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Thanks we'll check out entertainment plus. We are going to be there one week before you. Hope you have a great time. Any additional advise or suggestions would be great. What Starwood location do you own?

We own Sheraton Broadway Plantation. Have dinner at Lorenzillos. Great lobster on the bay. Travel around Cancun using the public bus system. Cheap and a lot safer than the kamakazi taxi drivers. In Cancun the crosswalks do nothing but set you up for the taxi drivers to hit. Run across the streets, do not walk. There are many great places to eat in Cancun. Just stay away from the salads and local water. Most places in the hotel zone have purified water so it will be ok. I'm sure Lagunamar will be ok. Here's a link to some good info. Just noticed where your from. There used to be a great place right in Azusa for lobster. For the life of me I can't remember the name of it though. We lived in Orange,CA until 1990 when we moved to NC. Enjoy your trip.
 
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Brant's tours are mostly Gray Line tours only at a discounted price. For some more Chitzen Itza pictures try this:
http://tonygraz0.tripod.com/chiitzpics/cipics.html
Chitzen Itza will take most of the day to see- bring water - it's usually hot and there's not much shade.
 

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At Chichen Itza, I'm not sure any of the bus tours stay for the multi-media show. At least they didn't when we were there. We had a car and got a room in a resort (www.mayaland.com) adjoining the archeological site and could walk through the jungle between the two. It was very cool! After the buses left we swam in the cenote, ate in a local cafe-we were the only Anglos there. The next day we went to Merida, wandered, shopped the Mercado Central and drove back to Cancun.

A memorable vacation.

Jim Ricks
 

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We visited Chichen Itza in May 2008. Very interesting for a history buff like myself. Try taking a tour that includes a swim in the near by Cenote. I have post photos of both at the following site.
http://tugbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78556&page=2

I will very highly second this trip. Entertainment plus offers this

Private Chichen Itza w/Lunch & Cenote Ik Kil

We did private because there were 9 of us and it was most economical. The Cenote was amazing. Great way to cool down after Chichen Itza. I also highly recommend hiring a guide once at Chichen Itza..it made a huge difference in our understanding.

Our driver was great. He took us around town in Valladolid to markets and street vendors. Our wish was his command. Mangos? He found some on the street. Stop here. Stop there. He asked around on the streets for whatever we were looking for. I can't say enough about our tour. It was probably the highlight of our trip to Cancun. Yes, it's a long day..but well worth it. I hope you decide to go!
 

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We took a private van to Chichen Itza through Brant too. There were 6 of us so the cost was quite reasonable. We enjoyed the flexibility of going and coming when we wanted. The driver was very knowledgeable (albeit not a tour guide) and friendly. We were glad to have the stop in Vallodolid too.

OTH, we regreted taking the catamaran to Isla Mujeres. The seamanship was not safe and the boat was very old and tired. The cooped up shark was very sad to see, and the lunch was not worth the money. We wished we had just taken the fast ferry and rented a couple of golf carts to tour the island on our own. Live and learn!
 

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JMHO....go to chichen Itza in daytime....the light show is nothing you will go crazy over.....Chichen Itza is great but the light show I would skip...
 
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