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Chichen Itza Tours

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One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza—meaning "at the mouth of the well of the Itza"—is Mexico's most-visited archaeological site, a magnificent display of the advanced civilization of the Maya people and the ceremonial center of the Yucatan.

The Basics
Chichén Itzá is a UNESCO World Heritage site, made up of many stone buildings in various states of preservation, all connected by a network of roads called sacbeob. The three most well-known of these monument complexes are El Castillo, the Temple of Warriors, and the Great Ball Court.

The highlight of Chichen Itza's Mayan ruins is the Kukulcan Pyramid, known as El Castillo. Mesoamerican cultures occasionally built larger pyramids on top of smaller ones, and this is the case for the 79-foot (24-meter) step pyramid of El Castillo, where an excavation discovered a temple with an elaborate jaguar throne. History and archaeology buffs would do well to choose a tour that combines a visit to Chichen Itza with the ruins at Ek Balam, Coba, and Valladolid. Alternatively, choose a tour with access to the Mayaland Resort and a buffet lunch.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Many tours are led by archaeologist tour guides, who are well-versed in Mayan culture.
  • The Ossario group and Central group are open to everyone; Chichen Viejo (Old Chichen) is only open to archaeologists.
  • Come prepared for the heat with light clothing, sunscreen, bottled water, and a hat.
  • This popular site can get extremely crowded—book an early-access tour to beat the crowds.

How To Get There
Chichen Itza is roughly two hours from Cancun, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum, Quintana Roo by car. Visitors to those coastal resorts will have plenty of options for day trips to the archaeological site. Departures are also available from Cozumel and Merida.

When to Get There
The best time to get to Chichen Itza is at opening time, before the crowds arrive and the sun is high in the sky. Some private tours and small-group tours offer early access to the ancient ruins. At sunrise and sunset on the spring and fall equinoxes, the corner of the pyramid casts a shadow of Kukulkan, a feathered serpent god, creating the illusion of a snake slithering down the north side with the sun's movement.

Nearby Cenotes
The Cenote Sagrado is also an impressive natural site at Chichen Itza, featuring a sinkhole gateway into an underground body of water 197 feet (60 meters) in diameter. Another nearby cenote is Ik Kil, and some Chichen Itza day trips combine visits to these freshwater sinkholes on the Yucatan Peninsula with a stop at the ruins.
Address: Riviera Maya & the Yucatan, Mexico
Hours: Daily 8am–5pm
Admission: Adults: 95 pesos, Children (12yrs and under): Free
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Skip the Line: Entrance Ticket to Chichen Itza

Skip the Line: Entrance Ticket to Chichen Itza

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Save hours of waiting in line at one of the New7Wonders of the World with skip-the-line entry to Chichen Itza. Booking your admission ticket in advance allows you to arrive at the Mayan ruins at any time of day and still beat the crowds. Explore at your own pace without the rush of guided tours and admire highlights such as the Temple of Warriors and the Ball Court.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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Chichen Itza Tour Plus with Cenote Swim from Cancun

Chichen Itza Tour Plus with Cenote Swim from Cancun

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Discover one of the New7Wonders of the World: Chichen Itza. This day trip from Cancun introduces you to the ancient Maya city with an informative guide. Learn about famous structures at the archaeological site, such as the Temple of Kukulcan, also known as El Castillo. After free time to swim in a sacred cenote, head to a restaurant for a buffet lunch followed by return transport to your hotel aboard a luxury coach.
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  • 12 hours
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$79.84
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Chichen Itza Sunrise and Cenote Ik Kil from Cancun

Chichen Itza Sunrise and Cenote Ik Kil from Cancun

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Avoiding crowds and heat, this is the best way to see one of the new wonders. Your pictures well be amazing with not many people around the buildings, we are very flexibles and we are very good managers in the time, we can follow the itinerary or be flexible with this, and add another activities, like stop in one of the Cenotes, stop for lunch, or visit another archaeological site like Ek Balam, Coba or Tulum.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$290.00
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Private Tour: Chichen Itza Arqueological Zone from Cancun

Private Tour: Chichen Itza Arqueological Zone from Cancun

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Discover Chichen Itza on a private tour from Cancun. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site outside of Cancun at your own pace; private tours allow you to dictate how long you'd like to spend at the site. Visit the ball court, the castle, and the Sacred Cenote, all integral parts of the most important archaeological sites from the Mayan Empire. Hire an on-site guide or upgrade your tour to include drinks and lunch.
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  • 8 hours
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$306.00
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Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun

Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun

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This full-day tour from Cancun packs a sightseeing punch—see Valladolid, a 16th-century colonial city, visit the ancient Maya civilization of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO Site, and have a chance to participate in an ancient Mayan purification ritual of Temazcal guided by a real shaman. In the archaeological zone, admire the Kukulkan pyramid and the Temple of Warriors. A guide explains the cultural importance of the landmarks you stroll past. Spend leisurely time relaxing in the peaceful cenote of Ik-Kil. With round-trip hotel transport, this is a hassle-free experience you don’t want to miss.
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  • 12 hours
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$79.00
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8-Day Yucatan Peninsula: Small-Group for Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam and Tulum

8-Day Yucatan Peninsula: Small-Group for Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam and Tulum

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Uncover the mystifying mysteries of the ancient Mayans on an enriching and explorative 8-day tour of the Yucatan’s most significant archeological sites from Cancun. On this personalized small-group tour, explore the ancient World Wonder of Chichen Itza with a knowledgeable guide. Delve other atmospheric ruins such as Uxmal, El Baklam, Tulum and more, while gaining fascinating insight into the unique culture and intriguing history of the region. Travel in comfort, feast upon sublime local specialties and luxuriate in lavish hotel accommodations during your spectacular journey through the Yucatan Peninsula.
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  • 8 days
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$1,735.00
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Combo Mayan Ruins: Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, Cenote and Chocolate experience.

Combo Mayan Ruins: Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, Cenote and Chocolate experience.

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This action-packed tour includes several activities over a two-day period. First, tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza, go swimming in a cenote, and visit the charming colonial town of Valladolid. Day two takes you to two sets of ruins—Tulum and Coba. The day wraps up with a lunch buffet, Mayan chocolate experience, and another cenote swim.
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  • 2 days
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$119.00
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Early Access to Chichen Itza + Lunch & optional Valladolid and Swim at a Cenote

Early Access to Chichen Itza + Lunch & optional Valladolid and Swim at a Cenote

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With this Viator Exclusive, get an early start to your sightseeing at Chichen Itza, one of the most popular sites of the Yucatán Peninsula. Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site with an archaeologist as your private guide and gain essential insights into Mexico’s past. Skip the crowds and see sections that traditional tours don’t visit. 
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$43.00
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Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch

Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch

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Explore spectacular Chichen Itza on this full-day tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for a swim in a nearby cenote before a certified guide leads you through the ancient capital of the Maya Empire, considered the most important archaeological zone of the Yucatán. Visit the ball court, El Castillo (the Castle), Pyramid of Kukulkan, and Temple of the Warriors. Then, indulge in a buffet lunch of regional dishes. Your Chichen Itza day trip includes round-trip hotel transport from Cancun.
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  • 12 hours
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$67.90
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Chichen Itza Valladolid and Cenote tour

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Chichen Itza Valladolid and Cenote tour

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Enhance your experience of Chichen Itza by combining the archaeological site with a cenote and the colonial town of Valladolid on a full-day tour. Departing from Cancun, you’ll travel by air-conditioned coach to Chichen Itza, one of the New7Wonders of the World, for a guided tour. Cool down during a cenote swim and take a whistle-stop tour of Valladolid, a pretty colonial town. A buffet lunch, two drinks, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 12 hours
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Chichen Itza Deluxe Small Group with Buffet Lunch & Cenote

Chichen Itza Deluxe Small Group with Buffet Lunch & Cenote

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Explore Chichen Itza with a small group, entering through the Mayaland Resort to skip the long entry lines. On this full-day excursion, follow an expert guide through the Pyramid of Kukulcán and the rest of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a buffet lunch of regional and international dishes before spending the rest of the day at the resort hotel swimming at the pool or a beautiful cenote. Plus, you can relax at Viator's exclusive on-site hospitality suite.
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  • 10 hours
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Early Access Guided Tour to Chichen Itza with Lunch Buffet

Early Access Guided Tour to Chichen Itza with Lunch Buffet

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Discover the ruins at Chichen Itza with a private archaeologist guide on this all-day Viator exclusive tour. Skip the lines and the crowds with early morning access and view parts of the ruins that most traditional tours don't visit.  Learn about Mexico's past through your guide's insightful commentary about this UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. A boxed lunch is also included for your convenience.
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  • 10 hours
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Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Private Tour

Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Private Tour

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Skip the crowded bus tours at Chichen Itza. Instead, opt for a personalized excursion from Cancun or Riviera Maya. This private day trip lets you customize the itinerary with your guide and choose your own pickup time from the hotel. Entrance fees and a buffet lunch are included, along with beer and soda in a cooler aboard the air-conditioned vehicle. Bonus: swim in Ik Kil or Xcajum cenote.
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  • 8 to 11 hours
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Full day Chichén Itzá Tour from Cancún and Riviera Maya for the best price

Full day Chichén Itzá Tour from Cancún and Riviera Maya for the best price

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Enjoy a complete tour to the Yucatan Peninsula on our tour to Chichen Itza and let our team of professionals take you to live a unique experience visiting one of the wonders of the world (Chichen Itza) where we will explain more about the Mayan culture and about this city that with a big importance for the development of the Mayan culture. We will take you to Valladolid, a town that has the category of magical town for the beauty of its streets, traditions, history and gastronomy,  On our tour we offer lunch which is buffet, admission to all places, free transportation from your hotel and the best service. Before finishing you can immerse yourself in a true Mayan cenote of fresh and crystalline waters that will refresh you and you will feel in touch with nature, dare to swim in the cenote and live another unique experience You will pay only a fee of goods and service of 20 usd per person when the transportation pick you up. (fee not included)
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  • 11 hours
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$48.96
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Chichen Itzá, community cenote and Valladolid Small groups day Trip from Tulum

Chichen Itzá, community cenote and Valladolid Small groups day Trip from Tulum

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Journey to the cultural heart of the Yucatan on this combo tour of Chichen Itzá and the colonial city of Valladolid, departing from Tulum. Your knowledgeable guide offers perspective on the Maya-Toltec design as you walk past the impressively restored structures. Make a stop at a cenote where you can swim and relax. Then, continue on to Valladolid, to have a walk in the city center and enjoy a delicious lunch.
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  • 10 hours
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$146.45
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Chichen-Itza, Ik-Kil cenote, Valladolid All Day Tour with Lunch

Chichen-Itza, Ik-Kil cenote, Valladolid All Day Tour with Lunch

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Enjoy three activities in one affordable full day tour, which offers a good overview of the region. Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza to learn about Mayan culture and view ancient, massive pyramids. Then take a dip in a refreshing cenote to enjoy this unique feature of the Yucatan. You’ll also spend a short time in the colonial city of Valladolid.
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  • 12 hours
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Chichen Itza Classic Tour

Chichen Itza Classic Tour

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YOU MUST BE HERE!, this is one of the most enigmatic activities in Mexico. Chichen- Itza is unique in the world since there is no such thing anywhere. This activity is cataloged as mandatory for all travelers who visit Mexico. The food is prepared with the highest standards of hygiene.. We recommend to bring towel, swimming suit and comfortable shoes like tennis or sneakers. It is important to mentioned that you need to use biodegradable sunblock. Due to our commitment to nature we recommend our travelers use biodegradable products The experience is so incredible that it takes you to live the unique history of the Mayan culture. Only registered companies like us have exclusive access to this activity. Thank you for choosing us please give us the opportunity to give you an excellent service. We are a certified company and only few companies like us have the access to suytun park. Forget long lines in the entrance to Chichen Itza, we have the quick access. Thank you for choosing us.
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  • 10 hours
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Privileged Early Sunrise Access To Chichen Itza with Breakfast

Privileged Early Sunrise Access To Chichen Itza with Breakfast

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Make your experience of Chichen Itza, UNESCO World Heritage Site and New7Wonder of the World, unforgettable on a 10-hour sunrise tour from Cancun. After watching the sun rise majestically over the Kukulkan Pyramid (El Castillo), you’ll take a 2-hour tour of the archaeological site and marvel at highlights such as the Ball Court and Observatory. Then, you’ll enjoy breakfast at the Mayaland Resort. Hotel pickup and drop-off by luxury Mercedes in Cancun are included.
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  • 10 hours
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$165.00
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Chichen Itza with Private Guide & Transportation

Chichen Itza with Private Guide & Transportation

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Experience Chichen Itza in luxury with this deluxe tour that includes access to the hospitality suite and a private guide. Choose your time of departure and relax in the comfort of your own private transport. Make your way in a Mercedes Benz vehicle to one of the area's top attractions, where you'll stop at the Mayaland Resort and welcome suite as part of the tour.
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  • 10 hours
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$469.00
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Chichen-Itza, Cenote Ik-Kil, Rio Lagartos, Las Coloradas Private Tour with Lunch

Chichen-Itza, Cenote Ik-Kil, Rio Lagartos, Las Coloradas Private Tour with Lunch

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The ancient Maya ruins of Chichen Itza are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most visited attractions in Mexico. On this private tour, combine a guided visit to the ruins with other Yucatan highlights. Admire the stunning pink lagoons of Las Coloradas, cool off with a swim in the Ik-Kil cenote, and spot pink flamingos and crocodiles on a cruise around the Ria Lagartos biosphere reserve.
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  • 12 hours
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$413.00
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Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote & Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour

Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote & Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour

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The Yucatan Peninsula offers visitors a treasure trove of history, from the pre-Columbian archeological sites of the Maya civilization, to 16th century towns settled by the Spanish. Experience this history firsthand with a full-day tour from Cancun or the Riviera Maya. See the ancient Maya site Chichen Itza (admission not included) the pyramid of Kukulcan, and explore the architecture in Valladolid. After a busy day exploring, refresh yourself in the waters of the Ik Kil cenote, and enjoy a delicious buffet meal.
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  • 12 hours
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Chichén Itzá Basic, Hubiku Cenote & Valladolid Tour

Chichén Itzá Basic, Hubiku Cenote & Valladolid Tour

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Explore the impressive archaeological complex of Chichén Itzá on this all-day guided tour from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and the Riviera Maya. First, swim in an underground cenote before wandering around the town of Valladolid. The day ends with a tour of Chichén Itzá, a sacred site of the Maya civilization.
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  • 12 hours
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Open the Gate to Chichen Itza: Privileged Early-Access Tour From Cancun

Open the Gate to Chichen Itza: Privileged Early-Access Tour From Cancun

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Open the gate to Chichen Itza and be one of its first visitors of the day on this full-day tour from Cancun. An archaeologist guide escorts your group through a private entrance and takes you around the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s most notable landmarks, including the Kukulcan Temple, Ball Game Court, and Temple of the Warriors. Meet a Maya priest, visit the Mayan Planetarium, and dig into a sumptuous buffet lunch. Luxury van transport and access to Viator's hospitality suite at the Mayaland Hotel are included.
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  • 10 hours
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$109.00
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Coba and Chichen Itza Private Tour and, Cenote

Coba and Chichen Itza Private Tour and, Cenote

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Visit two ancient Maya sites on a full-day, private tour of Coba and Chichen Itza from Tulum and the Riviera Maya, with a break to swim in the gorgeous Cenote Ik Kil. At Coba, explore a site that’s partially covered with jungle, climbing the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula. After cooling off in Cenote Ik Kil, continue to Chichen Itza to see some of the Maya world’s most dramatic art and architecture, from the Temple of Kukulkan to a stone platform carved with human sculls.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$415.00
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Tour VIP to Chichén Itzá, Valladolid and a Real Mayan Cenote from Cancun

Tour VIP to Chichén Itzá, Valladolid and a Real Mayan Cenote from Cancun

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Chichén Itzá (in Mayan: Chichen Itza, 'Boca-del-pozo (chichén) de los brujos-de-agua (Itzá)' is one of the main archaeological sites of the Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico, located in the state of The god who presides over the site, according to Mayan mythology, is Kukulcan, Mayan representation of Quetzalcoatl, god taken from the pantheon of the Toltec culture. Chichen Itza was a city or a ceremonial center, which passed through various construction periods and influences of the different towns that occupied it and that drove it from its foundation. The Chichen Itza archaeological zone was inscribed in the list of the World Heritage by Unesco in 1988.3 On July 7, 2007, the Temple of Kukulcán, located in Chichén Itza, was recognized as one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World, by a private initiative without the support of Unesco, but with the recognition of millions of voters around the world.
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  • 11 to 13 hours
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What are Chichen Itza hours of operation?
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Chichen Itza hours of operation: Daily 8am–5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Chichen Itza tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Chichen Itza can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 229 Chichen Itza tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Chichen Itza 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Chichen Itza costs USD 52.80. Guided Chichen Itza tours start around USD 52.80 per person. See all 229 Chichen Itza tickets and tours on Viator.
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