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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 EnglishTour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote,Tequila tasting & Valladolid
Chichen Itza EnglishTour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote,Tequila tasting & Valladolid
$36.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Marco's Amigos Tour is the Best!
Marco was a fantastic tour guide. He has 31 years of experience as well as a degree in archeology. He was insightful, happy to take photos for everyone, and was very helpful with clear instructions when moving from one activity to the next, including escorting us to our specific transport vehicles.
Kathleen_T, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Cancun

True VIP experience
CHANG_M, Apr 2022
VIP Chichen Itza Private Tour
Our tour guide Jony did it all: picking up at our hotel on time, clean and luxury transportation, toll route to save time on the road, great knowledge about Chichen Itza, astonishing cenote experience, and most importantly (per my girlfriend), Jony took great photos. We are so glad we found this tour and it’s definitely a highlight of our first Cancun trip. Highly recommended.
Chichen Itza, Coba and Ik Kil
Nadia_S, Mar 2022
Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil, and Coba Ruins Day Trip All Fees Included
My partner and I enjoyed our trip to Coba, Ik Kil and Chichen Itza! Our guide Alberto was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our group had an issue with tickets when we arrived to Chichen Itza which put a damper on the trip but overall it was not a bad experience,the food was okay and the van was clean.
Our Amigo tour bus was...
Merrilyn_D, Feb 2022
Chichen Itza EnglishTour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote,Tequila tasting & Valladolid
Our Amigo tour bus was super clean. Marco our travel guide was excellent and spoke great English. Rodrigo our guide at Chichen Itza knew everything…a real historian. Everything about this tour met expectations. Do not skip the tequila tasting…very surprising flavors.
Amazing experience
Jamie_F, Mar 2022
Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Private Tour
Alberto, our guide, was incredible! He was knowledgeable, engaging, funny, and kind. Prompt pickup, great driving skills, fully stocked cooler, and clean van. Chichen Itza lived up to the hype and the kids loved the Cenote swim afterwards. The buffet lunch exceeded my expectations! Would definitely use this company again!
Fun but long
DJosh_C, Jul 2022
Chichen Itza Clasic with Sacred Cenote from Playa del Carmen and Mayan Riviera
Great trip but will opt for something shorter next time as 12-14 hours is just too long. Maybe just Chichen Itza and the Cenote would be best.
Mary_P, Jun 2022
Chichen Itza Private Tour with Sacred Cenote
The private Chichen Itza tour is definitely worth it! Our guide, Alex, was professional, very knowledgeable and a very nice man. His English was perfect! The Cenote was awesome too! We recommend the company, Living Dreams and Alex.
This one of the most...
Carolyn_M, Jun 2022
CHICHEN ITZA DELUXE TOUR, Cenote, Buffet, Unlimited Drinks (No hidden fees)
This one of the most memorable things we did! Be prepared for the heat! But it's worth it! Our guide was amazing! And was Mayan himself. We wnjoyed the amazing Mayan food and the experience of the Shaman! This made seeing Chichen Itza even more special! It was a special experience!
chichen itza was awesome...
Itamar_S, Jun 2022
Chichen Itza Premium
chichen itza was awesome - only need two hours instead of three hours. was very hot - water should be provided
Good experience
Sara_D, Jun 2022
Chichen Itza Options with Sacred Cenote from Cancun
The excursions was good. The cenote and Valladolid stops whore a little unecessary as it was a little rushed. It would be better to only do Chichen Itza and make it a shorter excursion. Overall very nice and informative guides
Very nice
David_V, Jul 2022
Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun
The tour was really nice, we traveled in a really comfortable bus, all the time the guide provided us interesting information, Chichen itza is really beautiful, totally recommend
Liam_P, Jun 2022
Ultimate Chichen-Itza Cenote Swim & Valladolid from Cancun
Tour guide was amazing (Samuel and ishamil/ hector the driver ) all full of knowledge , funny guys and easy to take to , they will help do literally anything to make your day better , he helped my Mrs take a particular picture she wanted of the chichenitza temple , genuinely brilliant , would reccomend and go again , it's long though you won't be back till 8-9 PM , a true full day excursion
Wonderful tour!!
Katrina_B, Jun 2022
From Cancun and Riviera Maya: Full-day Tour to Chichen Itza and Cenote Maya
Our tour guide did a great job! Bus ride was very smooth, Chichen Itza is spectacular!! Love the Mayan lunch and their warm hospitality, really thankful for everything! Great tour!!!
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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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