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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

Daily 8am–5pm
Carretera Costera del Golfo s/n, Riviera Maya & the Yucatan

The Basics

Chichén Itzá is a UNESCO World Heritage site comprised of stone buildings in various states of preservation, all of which are connected by a network of roads called sacbeob. The three most well-known are El Castillo (Kukulcán Pyramid), the Temple of Warriors, and the Great Ball Court.

Visit independently or on a group or private day trip from nearby cities on the Yucatán Peninusla, which often combine a stop here with visits to Ek Balam, Cobá, or the town of Valladolid. Alternatively, choose a tour with access to the Mayaland Resort and a buffet lunch.

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Chichen Itza Tour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote, Tequila tasting & Valladolid
Chichen Itza Tour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote, Tequila tasting & Valladolid
$39.00 per adult
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Super Frank is responsible as a tour guide.
The tour guide Frank is very responsible and he explained all things at Chichen Itza well with many details. Guess what, himself is a Mayan.
Changpeng_L, Feb 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Cancun

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A day filled of Mayan Memories!
rebecca_M, Dec 2022
Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour
Our tour guide, Alan, was amazing! Our driver, Manuel, had the utmost respect for our safety. He did a fantastic job at bringing the Mayan to life! His expertise and knowledge was invaluable. We had the perfect amount of time at each tour site. Chichen Itza is unbelievable! We all loved the beautiful cenote and buffet lunch! We’d definitely go on this tour again!
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Great value, definitely recommend!
Lauren_D, Dec 2022
Chichen Itza Tour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote, Tequila tasting & Valladolid
Beto was our guide, he was very funny and had lots of knowledge. Fluent English and happy to answer any questions. The tour went very quickly but it was a good taste of Chichen Itza . The Cenote was beautiful and refreshing for a swim afterward. Lunch was also nice and filling and the bus was clean and well air conditioned I would recommend this tour to anyone and think it was very good value for money. Thankyou Beto 😊
star-5
Great tour
Auvie_K, Feb 2023
Full day Chichén Itzá Tour from Cancún and Riviera Maya
Learning about the Maya culture was incredibly interesting. The grounds at Chichen Itza are a sight to behold.
star-5
An intersting and fun day out.
Julie_W, Feb 2023
Chichen Itza Early Access, unexplored Yaxunah, Cenote & buffet lunch
The early start was worth arriving at Chichen Itza as it opened when it was cooler and quiet. The guide was brilliant and very interesting. I especially liked Yaxunah where we were the only tourists escorted by a local Mayan. The Cenote was good fun and the meal genuinely Mexican.
star-5
Fantastic Tour
Emily_K, Jan 2023
Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Tour
Chichen Itza is a must-see if you're visiting the Yucatan peninsula! For this particular tour, our guide Samy was fantastic. Very knowledgable and passionate about Mayan history and culture. This was one of the best tours I went on. Highly recommend!
star-4
Hard, but must do trip!👍
Zoltan_T, Jan 2023
CHICHEN ITZA DELUXE TOUR, Cenote, Buffet, Unlimited Drinks (No hidden fees)
The “unlimited” drinks is a little bit too far from the realistic feeling, but soft drinks and beer is available! The guide was very skilled! Thanks, Julio! And the local guide in Chichen Itza too. Please, take more care of the not spanish or english mother-language’s people!! But is was very fine and informative!
star-5
Good day trip from Cancun
Maitreyee_M, Jan 2023
Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch
This is a great option if you want to visit the Chichen Itza, Valladolid, and have a quick 30-40 minute swim in a cenote. The cenote was quite busy and the lunch was not flavorful at all. Apart from that it was a great experience. The tour guide explains in English and Spanish.
star-5
The perfect day!!
Samreen_H, Jan 2023
Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Tour
Ruth (the tour guide) and Hector (the driver) made this such a great experience! I had a great day solo traveling with them as guides. My trip would have felt incomplete without seeing Chichen Itza and learning more about the Mayans. Saastal Cenote is STUNNING and I could have floated there forever. Valladolid has the cutest town square and the best churros of my life! 10/10 would recommend this tour!
star-4
I only like chicken itza...
jaswantsingh_s, Jan 2023
Yaxunah & Chichen Itza Mayan Tour
I only like chicken itza 7th wonder of the world, any other not interested to me, guide would not take USA $31 or Mexican pesos cash for chicken itza tax, he only want us to pay by credit card,disappointed, and guide did not give us enough time to take pictures or buy sovereign or go to washroom at chichen itza
star-5
Great day for Mayan life and history lesson
Mary_T, Feb 2023
Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour
Learning the history of the Mayans culture was amazing. Chichen Itza was very informative about how the Mayans valued life and spirit. Our guide was very knowledgeable as to how the Mayans lived. The cenote was more than I imagined it would be. It’s amazing to see underground rivers. Our final destination, Valladolid, was a nice finishing touch to our excursion. The team leDing our tour were excellent.
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Chichen Itza
Jonathan_B, Feb 2023
Chichen Itza Tour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote, Tequila tasting & Valladolid
This is a long but enjoyable day out,made by the guide who gives insight into Mayan culture and history including their numbering system.Short stop in Valladolid then shopping stop no pressure then onto Chichen Itza which is very impressive where guide gives good information but not too much.Also assists with great photos.Visit is about 2 hours in total,about right.Then onto cenote with lunch which is fine,swimming optional but worth a go. Would recommend.
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Lily was a wonderful...
izzy_s, Jan 2023
Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid Small Group Day Trip
Lily was a wonderful guide, super knowledgable and so sweet & friendly. I learned a lot at Chichen Itza. Lunch in Valladolid was authentic & delicious, in a serene outdoor restaurant with a fountain and trees. The cenote was my favorite part of my whole trip in Mexico! A truly magical experience that I would recommend to anyone
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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; Chichén Viejo (Old Chichén) 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.

  • Skip Sundays, when the site is free to enter for Mexican nationals and incredibly busy.

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How To Get There

Chichén Itzá is between 2–2.5-hours by car from Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Cancun respectively. Visitors to those coastal resorts will have plenty of options for day trips to the archaeological site, and departures are also available from Cozumel and Merida.

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When to Get There

The best time to get to Chichén Itzá is right around opening, 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 Kukulkán, a feathered serpent god, and creates the illusion of a snake slithering down the north side of the pyramid.

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Nearby Cenotes

The Cenote Sagrado, a sinkhole gateway into an underground body of water 197 feet (60 meters) in diameter, is an impressive natural site at Chichén Itzá. However, you can't swim in it. Another nearby cenote is Ik Kil, and some Chichén Itzá day trips combine visits to these freshwater sinkholes on the Yucatán Peninsula with a stop at the ruins.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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