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Chichen Itza Tours

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One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza—meaning "at the mouth of the well of the Itza"—is Mexico's most-visited archaeological site, a magnificent display of the advanced civilization of the Maya people and the ceremonial center of 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 called sacbeob. 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.

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.

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.

When to Get There
The best time to get to Chichen Itza is 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.

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.
Address: Chichen Itza, Riviera Maya & the Yucatan, Mexico
Hours: Daily 8am–5pm
Admission: Adults: 95 pesos, Children (12yrs and under): Free
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Skip the Line: Entrance Ticket to Chichen Itza

Skip the Line: Entrance Ticket to Chichen Itza

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Save hours of waiting in line at one of the New7Wonders of the World with skip-the-line entry to Chichen Itza. Booking your admission ticket in advance allows you to arrive at the Mayan ruins at any time of day and still beat the crowds. Explore at your own pace without the rush of guided tours and admire highlights such as the Temple of Warriors and the Ball Court.
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Open the Gate to Chichen Itza: Privileged Early-Access Tour From Cancun

Open the Gate to Chichen Itza: Privileged Early-Access Tour From Cancun

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Open the gate to Chichen Itza and be one of its first visitors of the day on this full-day tour from Cancun. An archaeologist guide escorts your group through a private entrance and takes you around the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s most notable landmarks, including the Kukulcan Temple, Ball Game Court, and Temple of the Warriors. Meet a Maya priest, visit the Mayan Planetarium, and dig into a sumptuous buffet lunch. Luxury van transport and access to Viator's hospitality suite at the Mayaland Hotel are included.
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  • 10 hours
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Chichen Itza Tour Plus with Cenote Swim from Cancun

Chichen Itza Tour Plus with Cenote Swim from Cancun

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Discover one of the New7Wonders of the World: Chichen Itza. This day trip from Cancun introduces you to the ancient Maya city with an informative guide. Learn about famous structures at the archaeological site, such as the Temple of Kukulcan, also known as El Castillo. After free time to swim in a sacred cenote, head to a restaurant for a buffet lunch followed by return transport to your hotel aboard a luxury coach.
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  • 12 hours
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Chichen Itza Sunrise and Cenote Ik Kil from Cancun

Chichen Itza Sunrise and Cenote Ik Kil from Cancun

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Avoiding crowds and heat, this is the best way to see one of the new wonders. Your pictures well be amazing with not many people around the buildings, we are very flexibles and we are very good managers in the time, we can follow the itinerary or be flexible with this, and add another activities, like stop in one of the Cenotes, stop for lunch, or visit another archaeological site like Ek Balam, Coba or Tulum.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Private Tour: Chichen Itza Arqueological Zone from Cancun

Private Tour: Chichen Itza Arqueological Zone from Cancun

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Discover Chichen Itza on a private tour from Cancun. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site outside of Cancun at your own pace; private tours allow you to dictate how long you'd like to spend at the site. Visit the ball court, the castle, and the Sacred Cenote, all integral parts of the most important archaeological sites from the Mayan Empire. Hire an on-site guide or upgrade your tour to include drinks and lunch.
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  • 8 hours
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Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun

Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun

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This full-day tour from Cancun packs a sightseeing punch—see Valladolid, a 16th-century colonial city, visit the ancient Maya civilization of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO Site, and have a chance to participate in an ancient Mayan purification ritual of Temazcal guided by a real shaman. In the archaeological zone, admire the Kukulkan pyramid and the Temple of Warriors. A guide explains the cultural importance of the landmarks you stroll past. Spend leisurely time relaxing in the peaceful cenote of Ik-Kil. With round-trip hotel transport, this is a hassle-free experience you don’t want to miss. *Please note that cenote Ik Kil is still closed and on the tour, at the moment, we will visit the cenote Selva Maya, which is very similar to Ikkil, until Ikkil is opened.
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  • 12 hours
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8-Day Yucatan Peninsula: Small-Group for Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam and Tulum

8-Day Yucatan Peninsula: Small-Group for Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam and Tulum

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Uncover the mystifying mysteries of the ancient Mayans on an enriching and explorative 8-day tour of the Yucatan’s most significant archeological sites from Cancun. On this personalized small-group tour, explore the ancient World Wonder of Chichen Itza with a knowledgeable guide. Delve other atmospheric ruins such as Uxmal, El Baklam, Tulum and more, while gaining fascinating insight into the unique culture and intriguing history of the region. Travel in comfort, feast upon sublime local specialties and luxuriate in lavish hotel accommodations during your spectacular journey through the Yucatan Peninsula.
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Early Access to Chichen Itza + Lunch & optional Valladolid and Swim at a Cenote

Early Access to Chichen Itza + Lunch & optional Valladolid and Swim at a Cenote

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With this Viator Exclusive, get an early start to your sightseeing at Chichen Itza, one of the most popular sites of the Yucatán Peninsula. Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site with an archaeologist as your private guide and gain essential insights into Mexico’s past. Skip the crowds and see sections that traditional tours don’t visit. 
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Combo Mayan Ruins: Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, Cenote and Chocolate experience.

Combo Mayan Ruins: Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, Cenote and Chocolate experience.

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This action-packed tour includes several activities over a two-day period. First, tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza, go swimming in a cenote, and visit the charming colonial town of Valladolid. Day two takes you to two sets of ruins—Tulum and Coba. The day wraps up with a lunch buffet, Mayan chocolate experience, and another cenote swim.
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  • 2 days
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Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch

Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Valladolid from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Lunch

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Explore spectacular Chichen Itza on this full-day tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for a swim in a nearby cenote before a certified guide leads you through the ancient capital of the Maya Empire, considered the most important archaeological zone of the Yucatán. Visit the ball court, El Castillo (the Castle), Pyramid of Kukulkan, and Temple of the Warriors. Then, indulge in a buffet lunch of regional dishes. Your Chichen Itza day trip includes round-trip hotel transport from Cancun.
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  • 12 hours
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Chichen Itza Valladolid and Cenote tour

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Chichen Itza Valladolid and Cenote tour

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Enhance your experience of Chichen Itza by combining the archaeological site with a cenote and the colonial town of Valladolid on a full-day tour. Departing from Cancun, you’ll travel by air-conditioned coach to Chichen Itza, one of the New7Wonders of the World, for a guided tour. Cool down during a cenote swim and take a whistle-stop tour of Valladolid, a pretty colonial town. A buffet lunch, two drinks, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Chichen Itza Deluxe Small Group with Buffet Lunch & Cenote

Chichen Itza Deluxe Small Group with Buffet Lunch & Cenote

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Explore Chichen Itza with a small group, entering through the Mayaland Resort to skip the long entry lines. On this full-day excursion, follow an expert guide through the Pyramid of Kukulcán and the rest of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a buffet lunch of regional and international dishes before spending the rest of the day at the resort hotel swimming at the pool or a beautiful cenote. Plus, you can relax at Viator's exclusive on-site hospitality suite.
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  • 10 hours
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Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Private Tour

Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Private Tour

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Skip the crowded bus tours at Chichen Itza. Instead, opt for a personalized excursion from Cancun or Riviera Maya. This private day trip lets you customize the itinerary with your guide and choose your own pickup time from the hotel. Entrance fees and a buffet lunch are included, along with beer and soda in a cooler aboard the air-conditioned vehicle. Bonus: swim in Ik Kil or Xcajum cenote.
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  • 8 to 11 hours
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Early Access Guided Tour to Chichen Itza with Lunch Buffet

Early Access Guided Tour to Chichen Itza with Lunch Buffet

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Discover the ruins at Chichen Itza with a private archaeologist guide on this all-day Viator exclusive tour. Skip the lines and the crowds with early morning access and view parts of the ruins that most traditional tours don't visit.  Learn about Mexico's past through your guide's insightful commentary about this UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. A boxed lunch is also included for your convenience.
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  • 10 hours
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5 Days Mayan Heritage visit Tulum Kohunlich Chicanna Becan Misol-Ha Palenque Edzna Uxmal and Chichen Itza

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5 Days Mayan Heritage visit Tulum Kohunlich Chicanna Becan Misol-Ha Palenque Edzna Uxmal and Chichen Itza

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Discover Mexico’s rich Maya past with this 5-day heritage tour. Visit Tulum, ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea; see stucco masks at Kohunlich; and check out zoomorphic figures in the temples of Chicanna. Swim in the waterfalls of Misol-Ha, visit an ornate tomb in Palenque, and marvel at the rounded pyramid of Uxmal. Learn about the Maya peoples’ incredible understanding of astronomy in Chichen Itza before your tour concludes.
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Chichen-Itza, Ik-Kil cenote, Valladolid All Day Tour with Lunch

Chichen-Itza, Ik-Kil cenote, Valladolid All Day Tour with Lunch

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Enjoy three activities in one affordable full day tour, which offers a good overview of the region. Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza to learn about Mayan culture and view ancient, massive pyramids. Then take a dip in a refreshing cenote to enjoy this unique feature of the Yucatan. You’ll also spend a short time in the colonial city of Valladolid.
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  • 12 hours
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Chichen Itzá, cenote and Valladolid Small groups day Trip from Tulum

Chichen Itzá, cenote and Valladolid Small groups day Trip from Tulum

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Journey to the cultural heart of the Yucatan on this combo tour of Chichen Itzá and the colonial city of Valladolid, departing from Tulum. Your knowledgeable guide offers perspective on the Maya-Toltec design as you walk past the impressively restored structures. Make a stop at a cenote where you can swim and relax. Then, continue on to Valladolid, to have a walk in the city center and enjoy a delicious lunch.
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  • 10 hours
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CHICHÉN ITZÁ TOUR DELUXE, Cenote, Buffet (All inclusive and no hidden fees)

CHICHÉN ITZÁ TOUR DELUXE, Cenote, Buffet (All inclusive and no hidden fees)

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This experience is more than a simple tour ... Saturate your senses with the greatness of one of the most advanced cultures of the ancient world, the Maya! Discover the majestic archaeological zone of CHICHEN ITZA, one of the "New 7 Wonders of the World" and one of the main tourist destinations chosen by visitors from all over the world. Enjoy an exquisite buffet of regional food with the authentic Yucatecan flavor. (We take you to our own restaurant with pool, playground and more ..) It is part of an authentic ritual of healing with our Mayan shaman. Travel in luxury panoramic buses with air conditioning and WiFi. Enjoy a very pleasant journey with the most interesting stories aboard about archeology and Mayan culture of our certified guides. We leave every day from Cancun and Riviera Maya. BOOK NOW!
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  • 11 to 13 hours
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Chichen Itza Classic Tour

Chichen Itza Classic Tour

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YOU MUST BE HERE!, this is one of the most enigmatic activities in Mexico. Chichen- Itza is unique in the world since there is no such thing anywhere. This activity is cataloged as mandatory for all travelers who visit Mexico. The food is prepared with the highest standards of hygiene.. We recommend to bring towel, swimming suit and comfortable shoes like tennis or sneakers. It is important to mentioned that you need to use biodegradable sunblock. Due to our commitment to nature we recommend our travelers use biodegradable products The experience is so incredible that it takes you to live the unique history of the Mayan culture. Only registered companies like us have exclusive access to this activity. Thank you for choosing us please give us the opportunity to give you an excellent service. We are a certified company and only few companies like us have the access to suytun park. Forget long lines in the entrance to Chichen Itza, we have the quick access. Thank you for choosing us.
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  • 10 hours
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Privileged Early Sunrise Access To Chichen Itza with Breakfast

Privileged Early Sunrise Access To Chichen Itza with Breakfast

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Make your experience of Chichen Itza, UNESCO World Heritage Site and New7Wonder of the World, unforgettable on a 10-hour sunrise tour from Cancun. After watching the sun rise majestically over the Kukulkan Pyramid (El Castillo), you’ll take a 2-hour tour of the archaeological site and marvel at highlights such as the Ball Court and Observatory. Then, you’ll enjoy breakfast at the Mayaland Resort. Hotel pickup and drop-off by luxury Mercedes in Cancun are included.
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  • 10 hours
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