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Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

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.
  • Early access Chichen Itza tour with a private archeologist
  • Visit parts of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that other tourists don't see
  • Experience personalized attention on this Viator Exclusive tour
  • A boxed lunch and round-trip transport from Cancun included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See and gain more insight than most visitors with a private guide and early morning entry.
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Professional guide
Round transportation from the meeting points (for VIP or DELUXE option, hotel pick is included)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Toll Road
Buffet Lunch
Soda/Pop
CULTUR tax (453 MXN) is included in DELUXE option
Ticket to Chichen Itza
Alcoholic Beverages
1 umbrella per reservation is included DELUXE option
Drinks (available to purchase. Only included in DELUXE option)
All visitors to Chichen Itza need to pay a local tax of $453 mxn. Only credit card payment.

Departure Point

Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After morning pickup from a central meeting point, travel to Chichen Itza for early access to the ruins. Follow your guide through the UNESCO World Heritage Site before most of the crowds arrive, allowing up-close access and a more tranquil experience. 

Purchase your ticket and head inside to learn about the important role that this well-preserved site played in Mayan civilization between AD 600 and 1200 from your private archaeologist guide. Listen to your guide's explanation of how this pre-Colombian settlement was an important destination for pilgrimages and a center of worship for the Mayan people which is still considered sacred today. 

Visit the Temple of Kukulkan, the Temple of the Jaguars, the Temple of the Warriors and the Observatory. Hear about the meaning of the staircases, stone carvings, platforms, pyramids, and ball courts according to the mythology and cosmology of the ancient Mayan people. 

Board your vehicle and enjoy a boxed lunch for transportation back to Cancun.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cancun
Ride from Cancún or Riviera Maya to Chichén Itzá
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Valladolid
If you select the Deluxe option
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chichen Itza
Your tour begins with an early morning departure. Arriving at Chichen Itza, join your specialized guide for an in-depth tour of the site, and enjoy the tranquility of your early-morning visit before the crowds arrive. Throughout the trip, your archaeological guide’s commentary provides essential background to the well-preserved site of Chichen Itza. Learn how this large pre-Colombian city played an important role in Mayan civilization from around A.D. 600 to 1200, and remained a center of worship and pilgrimage until the arrival of the Spanish. Even today, it is still considered a sacred site by the Yucatán peninsula’s Maya population. Like many of ancient Mexico’s cities, the site was abandoned, and its ruins were hidden by jungle. Hear how the site was discovered and unearthed by archaeologists, gaining UNESCO protection and considered today one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Your guide will explain the philosophy, cosmology and mythology behind this ancient site, such as the meaning of the stone carvings, pyramids, platforms, ball courts and staircases. Visit the Observatory, Temple of the Jaguars, Temple of the Warriors and of course the famous El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulkan.  Return around 3:00 p.m. With this Viator Exclusive, your early morning trip to Chichen Itza helps you to beat the crowds so you can enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at your own leisure!
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Piste
Enjoy a delicious Mexican Buffet at Piste
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you bring comfortable walking shoes and camera
  • Note: An additional fee is required for the use of video camera at the site. The fee is between $10USD to $25USD (depending on the device) and must be paid directly on site on the day of the tour
  • Note: The tour is on shared basis and there is a private guide per each group of up to 20 people
  • Please note that all visitors to Chichen Itza will need to pay a local tax of $453 mxn. This fee is included in DELUXE option
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We care about your safety and we guarantee a safe route by toll road to Chichen Itza.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Amigo Tours Mexico

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers.

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Q:
Do I need to bring my confirmation / ticket?
A:
Please bring your ID and your voucher (printed or digital).
Dec 2020

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star-5
BEST DAY EVER
Christiana_M
, Jun 2021
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I can’t recommend enough! Marco and his crew are PHENOMENAL. We learned so much aboutt the ancient Mayans, got amazing pictures, ate the most AMAZING lunch, and swam in a beautiful cenoté. My boyfriend lost is Apple Watch in the cenoté when he jumped in and the lifeguard offered to dive down and get it for him and actually found it! Everyone was so nice and well informed, ESPECIALLY Marco. We did the 6am tour and even though it was a long day it was 100000% worth it. Book this tour you won’t regret it!
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star-4
Fun getaway
amandafishburn22
, Jun 2021
First I want to start by sharing just how great this team of Antonio and David were. We could not have had more knowledgeable or better guides. I loved the excursion overall. I will say from Cancun this is a long way away, so be prepared for that. Also we got a little hung up on the lunch/shopping stop and came back about 30 minutes later than was planned, which impacted our dinner plans, otherwise I may have given it a 5.
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star-5
Amazing tour
Sarah_B
, Jun 2021
This was a great trip! Marcos was a very knowledgeable guide. We drove through valladolid and then went to chichen itza. After, we went to eat. Finally we visited a cenote for an hour. He excelled at making you feel comfortable! It was easy to figure out a place to be picked up at, even being at an Airbnb. I definitely recommend this amazing day trip!
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Cancelled on me last minute
Moe
, Jun 2021
They canceled on me last minute. I was suppose to depart at 6:30am to see Chichen Itza. At 7:30am I get notified the trip was cancelled. It was too late to book any other trip to see ruins. Very dissapointed, I came to Cancun to see these ruins and I was robbed of the chance.
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Amazing 🤩 chichen-itza and Cenote! 2021
Sergio_R
, Jun 2021
My experience was exceptional! Chiche-itza was absolutely amazing! Frank and Vicente knew so much about the culture and Mayan history. The food was delicious and the Cenote was beautiful to swim into. I recommend you and a friend go and see how this can change your life!!
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star-5
Great experience!
Ashley
, Jun 2021
Marco and efrain were great! Funny and informative trip! They kept us entertained and made our trip a memorable one!
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star-4
It was nice but its something I don't think I'll do again.
SME
, Jun 2021
We received a message day before excursion to promptly be ready by pick up time. They were late picking us up. It is a 2 hour drive to destination from Cancun so if u can I would recommend a splurge on your own vehicle so your not crammed in a bus. We had a passenger who was coughing the WHOLE trip it was very crappy. Her eyes were blood shot, runny nose, she was pale and obviously sick. I'm unsure as to why she wasn't asked to sit out or why she didn't take the initiative to not be selfish and just sit out. Our tour guide Vicente was awesome!! He was very educational and informative. Great sense or humor and took amazing pictures for us. Very satisfying. Cenote was gorgeous also. Pyramids were AMAZING. As long as the trip was I don't forsee myself doing it a 2nd time.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Dear Amig@ Your comments are greatly appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed the tour, we understand that the ride was long, however, our buses have speed control that cannot be overridden for your own safety. Our products are designed so that you don't have to worry about anything, just enjoy. Thank you very much for being part of this tour Dulce, Amigo Tours
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star-4
Fantastic experience, just understand some of the details to manage expectations.
Joshua_F
, May 2021
This trip was fantastic. They picked us up at the hotel in Cancun in a large bus. Be warned, it takes them a long time to load the bus with lots of stops. It probably added an extra hour to the travel time to Chichen Itza. Also, I wanted to point out that the "Sunrise" part of the title is misleading. It may be around sunrise when the bus picks you up, but it'll be mid-morning by the time you get to the ruins. With all that being said, it was still worth it. The tour guide, Marco, was fantastic. He was educated as an archeologist and is actually married to a Mayan. He's been doing the tours for 30 years and he knows his stuff. The drive through Valladolid was very interesting. We weren't allowed to stop because of COVID restrictions, but the bus drove slowly through the city while Marco gave great explanations. We next went to Chichen Itza where the bus was divided into smaller tour groups of 10 with their own tour guide. Again, we happened to be in the group with Marco and he was fantastic. He doesn't go into the dates so much as tell the story of the Mayans that lived there. The whole thing was fascinating. After our time in Chichen Itza, we had lunch nearby. The food was excellent with plenty to eat. They strongly push the souvenirs at the place of lunch. They are higher quality souvenirs made (reportedly) by 50 local Mayan families but they're also much more expensive. We bought souvenirs here to support the locals but if you're just looking for some cheap things to take to the kids, they're cheaper (and probably made in China) at the ruins site. After lunch we were taken to the Cenote which was a magical place. Very awe inspiring. It was in a resort (I can't remember the name). Some took part in the tequila tasting, but we didn't do that part. Finally we boarded the bus and taken back to the hotel. The drop off went much faster than the pickup. All in all, we were gone for a total of 12+ hours from pickup to drop off. We really enjoyed the tour and as long as you understand the caveats above, it's well worth the effort.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Dear Amig@ Thank you very much for your comments and suggestions to the next travelers. Dulce, Amigo Tours
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star-3
Mediocre Expierence
Justi
, May 2021
VIP package was a total ripoff so definitely don’t purchase that. Also At the biginning of the trip they take you to a souvenir shop which is kinda annoying as they try to sell you stuff. The guide also rushes you through the chichen itza but spent plenty of time on other stuff. I would pick a different tour or better yet get a rental car and go yourself.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Dear Amig@ We really appreciate your comments. We do not fully understand why the tour was not to your liking, we would have loved to know your opinion in more detail. Dulce, Amigo Tours
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star-4
Great trip with a little too many sales pitches
Taylor_W
, May 2021
Chichen Itza is a must-see location and our guide at the site had great information to share! Plan to bring lots of water and prepare for full sun if you go in the warmer months! Pickup was on time and it was 100% worth it to pay for hotel pickup and not have to figure out a general pickup location. This is a larger tour group so quite a few stops are made for pickups and dropoffs. However, the guide on the bus was entertaining and very knowledgeable. The only con is that they heavily push purchasing souvenirs while at the lunch location and there are frequent sales pitches trying to get tourists to buy things. Definitely bring your credit card or pesos to pay the tax in the beginning and lifejackets at the cenote.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Dear Amig@ Many thanks for your great comment. We hope we can receive you soon again Dulce, Amigo Tours
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