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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 English Tour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote,Tequila tasting & Valladolid
Chichen Itza English Tour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote,Tequila tasting & Valladolid
$45.00 per adult
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Memorable Experience
This was my first time visiting Cancun and the Chichen Itza Tour made this trip such a memorable experience. Had a great time! Marcela is the best!
Michelle_J, Dec 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Cancun

star-5
Great tour, Frank and Luna were excellent
joshua_p, Dec 2022
Chichen Itza English Tour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote,Tequila tasting & Valladolid
Excellent tour, our guide Frank and driver Luna made it the best experience. We started early, our pikcup was at 5am and with the -1 hr time difference at Chichen Itza we made it at opening time. Frank gave us a really good tour around Chichen Itza and then we went to stop in a village for lunch, followed by Tequila tasting at the Cenontè. I really enjoyed the tour. Massive thanks to Frank and Luna for making it such a great day.
star-4
Excellent guide and great trip to Chichen Itza
Chiara_D, Dec 2022
Chichen Itza, the Pink lagoon and Pink flamingos
Fantastic trip to Chichen Itza' with an excellent guide! The cenote was a fun and appreciated stop. We did not love the visit to Las Coloradas as the pink water was relatively limited and we only saw a few flamingos for around 5 minutes. It was a very long de-tour!
star-5
Must Do’s when in Cancun
MaGenemar_S, Dec 2022
Chichen Itza English Tour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote,Tequila tasting & Valladolid
Our tour guide Frank was very informative. Starting very early was a good idea.. it was very efficient and avoided the crowd. Our driver was cool - he kept us safe all day! Chichen Itza is marvelous and the Cenote experience is unforgettable!
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Insider's perspective
Vivek_K, Dec 2022
Guide Service in the Archaeological Zone of Chichen Itza
Our tour guide for the day was Martin. He was part Mayan by ethnicity and so brought in a lot of passion into the stories he told us about Chichen Itza. He answered a lot of questions that we posed to him about Mayan culture, history and the monument itself. There is no way we could have understood the intricate nuances of Chichen Itza without his inputs. Reasonably priced.
star-4
Should seen chichenItza
Gurcan_K, Nov 2022
Tour to Chichen, cenote & magic towns from Merida
ChichenItza was wonderful, guide was very informed us, driver was good. But it should be early starting for chichen will be the best time, (we were at 13:00pm, hot & crowd) And the minibus was not so big and confortable for us as we’re sit at the end.
star-5
Excellent experience!
Ho_Y, Nov 2022
Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid Small Group Day Trip
It is a small group of 6 people. Our tour guide Tita is very friendly and nice and explained a lot of Mayan history and culture to us. We arrived at Chichen Itza in the morning which is before the crowd. Wonderful lunch at Valladolid. The cenote is quiet and most of us could enjoy ourselves there. Highly recommended tour!
star-5
Best tour we ever experienced!
Lara_P, Dec 2022
Chichen Itza Early Access, Buffet Lunch & Cenote English Tour
Early tour to Chichen Itza with Amigo Tours was honestly one of the best tours we ever experienced (and we do travel a lot!) Efrain (the driver) and Rodrigo (our tour guide) were so kind and very professional. We learned so many things from Rodrigo and the stories he told were incredibly interesting! Going to Chichen Itza early in the morning is a great idea to avoid the crowds and the heat! Would highly recommend it to anyone visiting this part of Mexico.
star-5
One of the best experiences in Cancun
Nikolaos_S, Nov 2022
Private Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid tour
Tour is pricey but really worth it: you get faster to Chichen Itza before big crowds show up, and have a personal guide explaining in every detail the history of the place. Visiting a private cenote where there is only you an another handful of people enjoying swimming there, is a big highlight. Lunch with local Mayan people was a really nice experience. Of course our driver and guide Omar was simply great!
star-5
Great tour
schenschen, Nov 2022
Chichén Itzá Early Access, Ek Balam & Cenote Tour
Very good trip. We were picked up around 5:45 from our hotel. The tour went to Ek Balam first, then a Mayan village with lunch, the chichen itza and finally saamal cenote. We got back to the hotel around 6pm. This is a small group so it was much more efficient and little waiting around. A long day but a very worthwhile one.
star-4
Wonderful adventure!
Brian_S, Nov 2022
Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch
Such a fun adventure! Victor was an amazing tour guide! Lunch was great and the complimentary drinks are the bus was a wonderful touch. The only thing I'd change is the duration of the lunch/shopping. Didn't leave enough time for Chichen Itza and the Sonota, which were both incredible!! On a side note, it's a 12 hour tour so bring things to do on the bus, warm clothes for the A/C and lots of cash. Thank you!!!
star-5
Great tour, greater guide
Joshua_B, Dec 2022
Chichen Itza English Tour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote,Tequila tasting & Valladolid
Wonderful experience from start to finish. David was a wealth of knowledge and passionate about history. I appreciated how he walked us through Chichen Itza and covered all aspects of Mayan culture, good and bad, and related the lessons learned to modern day. I can honestly say that I learned a lot from him and now have a deeper reverence for the Mayan culture. Lunch was delicious, and the tequila even more so. The cenote was the perfect refresher after several hours spent in the sun. 10/10!
star-5
Great experience
Erin_E, Nov 2022
Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil, and Coba Ruins Day Trip All Fees Included
Tony and Carlos were excellent guides! Very fun and knowledgeable. I liked the small group and that the tour took care of everything. We also got a little bit of free time to explore chichen itza on our own.
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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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Chichen Itza
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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