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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

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9,787 Reviews
Daily 8am–5pm
Carretera Costera del Golfo s/n, Riviera Maya & 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 calledsacbeob. 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.

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Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up

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Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up
$35.34 per adult
$38.00 $2.00 savings
BEST DAY EVER
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I can’t recommend enough! Marco and his crew are PHENOMENAL. We learned so much aboutt the ancient Mayans, got amazing pictures, ate the most AMAZING lunch, and swam in a beautiful cenoté. My boyfriend lost is Apple Watch in the cenoté when he jumped in and the lifeguard offered to dive down and get it for him and actually found it! Everyone was so nice and well informed, ESPECIALLY Marco. We did the 6am tour and even though it was a long day it was 100000% worth it. Book this tour you won’t regret it!
Christiana_M, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Cancun

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The best tour ever!
Samuel_P, Jun 2021
Chichen Itza Plus with Sacred Cenote from Cancun and Mayan Riviera
This was the best spiritual , holistic, funny, adventurous tour of chichen Itza ever. We loved Gonzalo, Freddy , and Manuel. They really cared about the people on board and their safety.
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This was a fantastic...
Rebecca_L, Apr 2021
Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Private Tour
This was a fantastic tour! We had both a private driver and private tour guide who was able to explain all the details about Chichen Itza! We also were able to make many stops and loved the Cenote they brought us to. This is a great way to view the site during COVID as we had all the transportation an activities to ourselves. Thank you for a wonderful tour I would highly recommend!
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Awesome tour! Would 100% recommend!
Isabelle, Jun 2021
Chichen Itzá, cenote and Valladolid Small groups day Trip
Absolutely loved this tour. We got to Chichen Itza before the large crowds did and before it got too hot. The cenote was stunning and lunch was great! Our guide Niko was super informative and made the tour great!
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Excellent tour!
Paul, Feb 2021
Chichen Itza All-Inclusive, Valladolid, Tequila tasting, Cenote Swim & Buffet
Marco and Mauricio took good care of us during our trip! We learned a lot and Marco was very kind and entertaining! I just wish we had more time in Chichen Itza, but we understand that it’s limited during COVID. We had a wonderful time overall and we highly recommend this tour! Thank you very much!
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Recommend with 5 thumbs up
Katrine_E, Jun 2021
Chichen Itza, Izamal & swim in Cenote, with meals
I enjoyed the tour I took. I did not do the tour listed though as company changed the tour with my permission. Vicente was a great guide for Chichen Itza. He and Frank? were wonderful all day. The restorante mayab was amazing, food was deliand staff was great. My favorite part, though was the swim at the cenote. Beautiful and refreshing after long hot day in sun.
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Wonderful experience
Sheralyn_O, Jun 2021
Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil and Coba Ruins Premium Service All Fees included
Wonderful tour and Martin our guide was well informed educating us all in the Mayan history and culture. My only advise would be to go to Chichen Itza first as it is a very long day and very hot. Would have been nice to visit in the am when cooler.
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Incredible!
JeffMartin, May 2021
Chichen Itza Combo Tour with Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun
The tour was wonderful from start to finish. All of the staff were friendly and attentive. We toured the archeological site with Juan Carlo. He was fantastic. I learned so much history of the Mayan people and the amazingly complex and accurate construction of the Chichen Itza buildings. I would definitely recommend a tour with Juan Carlo.
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Solo Traveler Approved
NicoleS, May 2021
Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Tour
The service provided was amazing! Alan did his best to make us laugh & gave a great overview of the history of the Mayan's. The A/C bus was comfy & there was even a pit stop planned on the way to Chichen Itza. I booked the night before & was apprehensive as a solo traveler, but the experience was great!
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Lovely destinations, very knowledgeable guide
Geoffrey_H, May 2021
Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Private Tour
Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information about the city of Chichen Itza and the main temple of Kukulcán. We enjoyed the cenote, Selva Maya, which he recommended because it is less busy and has more food options. He and the driver were very accommodating to our interests and allowed us extra time in Valladolid to have a drink in a local restaurant.
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Highly recommended cultural tour
Viren_G, Jan 2021
Chichen Itza All-Inclusive, Valladolid, Tequila tasting, Cenote Swim & Buffet
Wonderful tour included a stop in a colonial town, Chichen Itza, lunch buffet and cenote. We went during the Covid-19 pandemic and Amigo tours certainly kept it safe (mandatory masks, hand sanitizer provided, etc). Special shout out to our guide Antonio and bus driver Jesus for making our trip memorable and safe!
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A must do Mexican tour full of adventure!
JoAnne, May 2021
Chichen Itza Classic + Cenote + Valladolid from Playa del Carmen
Definitely recommend this tour to complete yr Mexican vacation! We had a great time, the Mayan experience was great, the people were friendly, the cenote was awesome w/a great lunch afterwards! Chichenitza was amazing (very hot, take a hat & good vendor shopping) visiting Vallidolid was an added bonus! The tour guides were great, they provided thorough overview, were helpful & attentive!! I’d go again for sure, thank you 😊
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Don't think twice, just book it!!!!
Breanne_M, May 2021
Full day Chichén Itzá Tour from Cancún and Riviera Maya for the best price
Would highly recommend this tour! Our Tour Guide Jesus was very knowledgeable and taught us so much about the Mayan Culture and Chichen Itza. The day is pack with a lot of things to do, so expect to be tired at the end of the day! I couldn't recommend this tour enough, if you can see if you can get Jesus! He is the best!!!!!

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.

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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.

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When to Get There

The best time to get to Chichen Itzais 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.

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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.

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