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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 All-Inclusive, Tequila tasting, Cenote Swim, Buffet & Valladolid
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Chichen Itza All-Inclusive, Tequila tasting, Cenote Swim, Buffet & Valladolid
$44.00 per adult
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Frank is the best guide!
Frank was our guide and he was amazing. He did an awesome job explaining everything and giving so much mayan history. I learned so much from him. During his tour, it started to rain, but he never stopped talking so we stood in the rain and listened intently to him. Was an amazing time.
Amy_G, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Cancun

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Pyramid and Cenote adventure!
Ann_M, Aug 2021
Chichen Itzá Full-Day Tour with Cenote Experience and Meals
Chichen Itza pyramid and grounds are beautiful; the buffet area was very nice and clean and the food was tasty! The cenote was Beautiful and so refreshing - what an experience!
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Fun and Flexible Tour
Edith_R, Jul 2021
VIP Chichen Itza Private Tour
Wow, what a fun tour. It was not crowded and we had the opportunity to really dig into all the historical and architectural details of Chichen Itza with our tour guide Mariana. She was so knowledgeable, had all the information handy and set a nice pace for the tour. We also appreciated the flexibility of the tour, due to some last minute unforeseen changes. The vehicle was nice and clean and everyone took covid precautions seriously.
star-5
The best tour ever!
Samuel_P, Jun 2021
Chichen Itza Plus with Sacred Cenote from Cancun and Mayan Riviera
This was the best spiritual , holistic, funny, adventurous tour of chichen Itza ever. We loved Gonzalo, Freddy , and Manuel. They really cared about the people on board and their safety.
star-5
Well Worth It!
Gennelle_R, Nov 2021
Chichen Itzá Ik Kil Cenote Valladolid Colonial All Fees includes
Everything was great! Our driver, the guide, the amount of time in each place and the sites. I love that the day was full, but we were back in Playa Del Carmen by 6:30pm. Chichen Itza is really interesting and I liked that we went there first as the afternoon when we were leaving was even more busy. The Ik Kil Cenote is beautiful and we got a good amount of time there.
star-4
Overall Awesome!
Laura_L, Nov 2021
Chichen Itza Premier with Sacred Cenote from Cancun and Mayan Riviera
We loved the whole trip but the main parts were rushed. The time at Chichen Itza and the Cenote were very quick and didn’t give us as much time to enjoy the grandeur of the location. The sales pitch at the Mayan Reservation was a bit much as well.
star-5
In love with Chichen Itza...
Gloria_O, Nov 2021
Chichen Itza Early Access, Tequila Tasting & Buffet Lunch (Avoid the crowds)
In love with Chichen Itza and Valladolid..The tequila tasting was a fun experience and the Cenotes where magical. Our tour guide “Freddy” and bus driver “Jorge” went beyond my expectations..I am definetely going back soon. I 100% recommend this tour
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Jasmine our guide was...
Stacy_Z, Nov 2021
Chichen Itza Private Tour with Sacred Cenote
Jasmine our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Elias our driver was wonderful as well. We were able to be the very first car through the gate as we saw the crowds on our way out we were so thankful that we got to be in control of our schedule. Would so highly recommend this tour! Cenote was beautiful and fun. Restaurant recommended was delicious. Chichen Itza was magical.
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Our awesome family trip to Chichen Itza
Suman_P, Nov 2021
Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Private Tour
Our tour guide, Carlos and driver made our Chichen Itza trip very enjoyable, interesting and memorable. I traveled with 10 others family members including 2 small kids. Everything was handled very professionally.
star-5
Great day out!
Sophie_H, Nov 2021
Chichen Itza Day Trip from Tulum Including Cenote and Lunch
A very fun tour, which was well managed timewise. Chichen Itza was stunning and our guide had an excellent knowledge of all the historical details. Definitely recommend!
star-5
Fantastic day tour. ...
Andrew_R, Nov 2021
Chichen Itzá, cenote and Valladolid Small groups day Trip
Fantastic day tour. Marco was a great guide. Amazing to see Chichen Itza in person. Lunch in a beautiful restaurant in Valladilid was definitely a step up from any other tour we've participated in. To cap it all off, the not very crowded cenote was otherworldly and awesome. Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone in Tulum for more than a few days.
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Good service
Silvana_P, Oct 2021
Skip the Line: Entrance Ticket to Chichen Itza
When there are no lines in the ticket corner it doesn’t worth to pay for this service (double price of standard ticket) but you never know when you will find a line in Chichen Itza.
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Joonyang_L, Nov 2021
Chichen Itza All-Inclusive, Tequila tasting, Cenote Swim, Buffet & Valladolid
Prepare towel! And something to it and drink. Water is quite expensive at chichenitza. Enjoy the trip to cenote and chichenitza

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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