07870 862856 - [email protected]

Clapping in Chichen Itza and Sinking in Cuzama!

Posted on by Ben Mayan Ruins in Chichen Itza

After a hard week working long hours (we started at 8am and finished at midday) we looked forward to an action packed weekend of site seeing in Mexico. Ok so maybe it wasn’t that hard working a few hours each day and drinking cheap beers each afternoon – but still – we looked forward to not having to.. ah who am I kidding. The whole time in Mexico was starting to feel like a long weekend, but after we spent our first weekend in Mexico doing nothing but drink, eat and laze around by a pool, we thought it best to be a bit more proactive, and visit some of the beautiful sites in the Yucatan. The first stop in our action packed weekend, was Chichen Itza, home to the Mayan Ruins, and featured on our affiliated TV Show – An Idiot Abroad.

Time for the history lesson, Chichen Itza was a major focal point for the Yucatan Mayan people, the place itself was one of the largest Maya cities – and one of great mythical significance.

Mayan Ruins in Chichen Itza

By far the most impressive of the Mayan Ruins (Yes we tried the clapping thing).

The Thousand Columns in Chichen Itza

The Thousand Columns

Mayan Ruins, Chichen Itza

Some more ruins (there were quite alot)

The Thousand Columns, Mayan Ruins in Chichen Itza

The Thousand C0lumns (Taken via Instagram)

Chichen Itza Sign

Just incase you hadn’t got it by now…

Ben and Tam infront of the Mayan Ruins

Karl Pilkington’s got nothing on us.

The head of the Snake - Chichen Itza

The head of the snake

Ben taking a break

I’m told this was an ancient Mayan bench… 

Tourists at Chichen Itza

Thanks to Julie for this awesome photo idea

Columns at Chichen Itza

Multiple Idiots Abroad

Tourists relaxing at Chichen Itza

Seeing how many of us could fit on a tree stump

A little break for lunch and some awesome Nachos!

A little break for lunch and some awesome Nachos!

Our whirlwind day trip to Chichen Itza ended with us finding out our bus home had been oversold and there was no room for us – I mean literally no room – we physically couldn’t get on as it was wall to wall packed with people all the way to the door. No problem, in true British style we all marched right back into the bus depot and expressed our displeasure at our prebooked bus being over sold and how we demanded transportation be provided for us.. a rather bewildered Mexican eventually conceded and offered us the option of upgrading our tickets to first class.. how kind of him! But whatever, we had to get home, so we paid the difference (not alot but it’s the principle of the matter) and upgraded our tickets.. only to find out that first class just meant a smaller bus.. we spent the 3 hour journey crammed into the back of a minibus with half the space for double the cost of our original ticket.

The next day we decided to visit the beautiful sinkholes of Cuzama. This was to be a real mini adventure, starting with a 2 hour minibus ride, followed by a 15 minute half motorbike, half tuc-tuc contraption ride, followed by boarding a wagon pulled by horses across railway tracks through the jungles of the Yucatan to three giant underground sinkholes. Huge cave like rooms filled with cool, clear deep turquoise water .

Tuc Tuc in Cuzama

The half Tuc-tuc, half motorbike thing

Horse drawn wagon in Cuzama

Boarding the Horse drawn wagon in Cuzama

Horse drawn wagon in Cuzama

We had to lift the wagon off the tracks each time another wagon came the other way

The entrance to a sinkhole in Cuzama

One of the sinkhole entrances

Tam makes a cautious entrance

Tam makes a cautious entrance

The inside of the Sinkholes

The inside of the Sinkholes

Tam takes the plunge

Tam takes the plunge

Jumping into the sink holes in Cuzama

Ben takes the biscuit

The aftermath

The aftermath

Tam swimming in the Sinkholes

More swimming in the Sinkholes

We headed back home after an amazing day out in Cuzama, feeling exhausted and exhilarated! Ready for one last week in Merida before we made our way out to Guatemala.. tune in next time.


  1. Mum says:

    Hi Ben and Tam
    Love the blog and great to see some recent photos of you both looking great.
    Adios Amigos until next time Love you xxxxx

  2. Ollie says:

    Simply awesome! 🙂

  3. Ben says:

    Thanks Ma, we’re missing you.

  4. Ben says:

    Ollie, I love you bud.

  5. Road Cheats} says:

    Very good article!

  6. where is the headquarters of this company?

  7. Simply want to say your article is as surprising. The clearness in your post is simply great and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the enjoyable work.

  8. Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the net the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people consider worries that they just don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  9. Jamaal Daily says:

    hello there and thanks on your info – I have definitely picked up something new from proper here. I did alternatively experience a few technical issues the usage of this website, since I experienced to reload the web site lots of instances previous to I may just get it to load correctly. I have been puzzling over in case your web hosting is OK? No longer that I’m complaining, but slow loading circumstances occasions will very frequently affect your placement in google and can harm your high-quality ranking if advertising and ***********|advertising|advertising|advertising and *********** with Adwords. Well I’m adding this RSS to my email and can glance out for much more of your respective fascinating content. Make sure you update this once more soon..

  10. good post says:

    I just want to say I’m very new to blogs and honestly liked your web page. Most likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You really have great article content. Kudos for sharing with us your web page.

  11. Nia says:

    You produced some decent points there. I looked more than the internet for any issue and discovered most individuals goes as nicely as together with your web site.

  12. Whilst you are any of the lucky enough choices, it comes evidently, while capture the fancy with the particular coveted by ly folks other useful you you meet may possibly possibly well have hard times this particular problem. pre owned awnings

  13. CCD says:

    The operating of techniques is dependent as well much on other variables. Even if the dance is not carried out in the street it must be carried out on a difficult surface. The main thing we got into was the use of wires and make up.

  14. You’ve observed quite intriguing details ! ps decent internet site.

  15. Aurea Ahmann says:

    You have brought up a very great points , appreciate it for the post.

  16. F*ckin’ remarkable issues here. I’m very satisfied to look your article. Thanks so much and i’m having a look forward to touch you. Will you please drop me a mail?

  17. I got what you intend, appreciate it for posting .Woh I am lucky to find this website through google. “Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

  18. Good – I should definitely pronounce, impressed with your site. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as related info ended up being truly easy to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it at all. Quite unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or something, website theme . a tones way for your client to communicate. Excellent task..

  19. Meda Ojard says:

    One thing I’d prefer to reply to is that weightloss routine fast can be carried out by the appropriate diet and exercise. Ones size not just affects appearance, but also the actual quality of life. Self-esteem, depressive disorder, health risks, in addition to physical skills are affected in fat gain. It is possible to do everything right and at the same time having a gain. In such a circumstance, a problem may be the root cause. While an excessive amount of food and not enough exercising are usually guilty, common health concerns and widely used prescriptions could greatly add to size. Kudos for your post right here.

  20. link says:

    There are also many conditions with symptoms similar to appendicitis. But because appendicitis can become serious in a short amount of time, call your

  21. the public schools on our district can really give some good education to young kids. they have high standards,

  22. I got what you intend, thanks for posting .Woh I am delighted to find this website through google. “Spare no expense to make everything as economical as possible.” by Samuel Goldwyn.

  23. Homerweevy says:

    Also, you won’t get them to satisfying or dazzling as the first time. As long as you hold a zealous passion relating to this form of apparel, you’ll likely get yourself a lots of fun from the ciel Phantomhive cosplay.
    At the lessons Naples is providing for your public it’s possible to play in the instruments from the various European manufacturers. You could get this in a contest you host, and not in a studio in places you might have to pay more for a custom tattoo design.
    directed by Mike Nichols, each several years Mike and I come upon the other and atone for our lives. An easy method people have started to adopt would be to put images on his or her site and tag every friend they desire to wish.

  24. My spouse and i have been absolutely more than happy Jordan managed to do his reports from the ideas he discovered using your site. It’s not at all simplistic to just possibly be offering guides that a number of people might have been trying to sell. And we fully grasp we need the blog owner to appreciate for that. Most of the explanations you’ve made, the straightforward blog menu, the friendships you help to create – it’s got many fantastic, and it’s assisting our son and our family recognize that this article is cool, which is certainly wonderfully vital. Many thanks for everything!

  25. Great post, I conceive people should acquire a lot from this weblog its real user friendly .

  26. Just what I was searching for, regards for posting .

  27. tutaj says:

    I wanted to create you a very little word to be able to say thank you over again for your magnificent suggestions you’ve featured on this website. It is seriously generous with you to supply openly what exactly a number of people would’ve sold as an ebook to end up making some profit on their own, primarily given that you might have tried it in case you considered necessary. The secrets in addition worked like the great way to recognize that some people have the identical keenness like my personal own to grasp way more related to this issue. I am sure there are millions of more enjoyable periods in the future for people who looked at your website.

  28. Really clear site, thanks for this post.

  29. betmate says:

    이용이유가생기는곳 먹튀검증 안전노리터 go

  30. Bruce says:

    Have you ever tried using the Remini editor to enhance your travel photos?

Leave a Reply