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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
USD45.00 per adult
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Once in a life time experience
Our guide Apolinar was awesome! He told us stories that you can’t find on google. He was so knowledgeable and very patient with us. Our driver Richard took us to places safely! We recommend this tour to anybody! It was well worth the money!!
Jason_B, Jan. 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Cancun

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!
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 😊
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.
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!
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
Early Chichen Itza tour was so worth it!
Susan_A, Jan. 2023
Chichen Itza, Private Cenote and magic town of Izamal
This tour was a great choice for us! So happy we got there at the opening before the crowds arrived. Our guide, Delio, was very kind and gave us a good tour at Chichen Itza. The lunch and cenote in Sotuta with the local family was very enjoyable. We had a wonderful small group of travelers that we enjoyed meeting. The pick up and return both went smoothly. We would highly recommend this tour! Thanks for the memorable day!
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
The trip was jam packed....
Deirdre_N, Jan. 2023
Chichen Itza Options with Sacred Cenote from Cancun and Mayan Riviera
The trip was jam packed. If you are staying in Cancun be ready for a long bus ride, it takes around 3 hrs to get to Chichen Itza, on the way home it is broken up and not as bad. However, all in all, they did a great job and we were well occupied during our 13hr long day.
Excelente tour de Chichen Itzá y Cenotes (Valladolid)
Cynthia_A, Jan. 2023
Desde Valladolid; Transporte privado (Chichen Itza and 3 Cenotes)
We had an excellent experience with our tour guides from XenTour Olegario was knowledgeable about the area, punctual, flexible, communicative and easy going. XenTour was also able to arrange a private guide for Chichen Itza who was also excellent. From pick-up in our Valladolid BnB until the end-- we LOVED everything.
Would definitely recommend this experience
Nicola_K, Jan. 2023
CHICHEN ITZA DELUXE TOUR, Cenote, Buffet, Unlimited Drinks (No hidden fees)
Unfortunately we weren’t able to visit chichen Itza due to local land owner issues/government. We were kept well informed of the situation and offered alternatives. Our coach guide was very knowledgeable and kept us educated on route. We still experienced some Mayan ruins, local villages & swam in a cenote. It was a very unusual situation but the experience was still good.
Amazing tour, amazing guide
Daphne_G, Jan. 2023
Chichén Itzá Tour with Hubiku Cenote, Valladolid & Lunch
Sergio is the BEST tour guide ever! He is super knowledgeable about the culture and history of the Mayan people. He will make your tour to Chichen Itza very special. Thank you for a beautiful day I will always remember. 🫶
Great tour with a great guide
Susie_B, Jan. 2023
Chichen Itza Early Access, unexplored Yaxunah, Cenote & buffet lunch
Marco is an amazing guide. He made the tour super enjoyable. He took great pictures for us at Chichen Itza, told us numerous stories about it, and showed us several magical tricks there. When I thought it was already so great for the day, we got the chance to jump off to Cenote which definitely perfected the day.
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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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