Some of our group had the opportunity to experience Chichen Itza. It was a long travel day but well worth it as students had the chance to see the Mayan ruins and go for a refreshing swim after. Chichen Itza (or Chicken Pizza for those who can’t remember according to their guide) was spectacular. The ruins all had a story that linked them to the gods of old.
The guide was also a master storyteller that made the scorching heat that day almost bearable. Luckily students had the chance to cool off after a buffet lunch at an amazing center nearby. It was also a chance to work off that lunch since the mineral-rich water made it impossible to float.
Many students dubbed this excursion the highlight of the program.