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Chichen Itza

10,190 Reviews
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 Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up
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Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up
$38.00 per adult
Great adventure!
The guide was very professional. He knew everything that I wanted to know about Chichen Itza. It’s a beautiful trip. I’m so glad I went with a guide rather than on my own. The cenote was refreshing at the end.
Mark_T, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Cancun

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.
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.
This was a fantastic...
Rebecca_L, Apr 2021
Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Private Tour
This was a fantastic tour! We had both a private driver and private tour guide who was able to explain all the details about Chichen Itza! We also were able to make many stops and loved the Cenote they brought us to. This is a great way to view the site during COVID as we had all the transportation an activities to ourselves. Thank you for a wonderful tour I would highly recommend!
Mikio_J, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: Entrance Ticket to Chichen Itza
Very well paid service. We didn't take any lines and everything worked out! Chichen Itza is a worderfull place to visit. A lot of history and beauty.
The best day!
Jessica_G, Jul 2021
Private World Wonder Discovery Tour in Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid
We are SO glad we did this private trip with Said! He was an incredible tour guide and gave us the best experience! The tour through Chichen Itza was so interesting, he had a laser pointer that he used to show us certain details throughout the site! Lunch at Valladolid was delicious! It was nice having a table already reserved for us. And the Cenote! Amazing! I loved going to a Cenote off the beaten track- there was only one other group while we were there!
A must!
Lori_W, Jul 2021
Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid Tour
Alan and Luis were the best sharing the wonder and beauty of Chichen Itza, the cenote and Vallodid!!
Excellent tour!
Paul, Feb 2021
Chichen Itza All-Inclusive, Tequila tasting, Cenote Swim, Buffet & Valladolid
Marco and Mauricio took good care of us during our trip! We learned a lot and Marco was very kind and entertaining! I just wish we had more time in Chichen Itza, but we understand that it’s limited during COVID. We had a wonderful time overall and we highly recommend this tour! Thank you very much!
Christian_M, Jul 2021
Chichen Itzá, cenote and Valladolid Small groups day Trip
We had a great time in chichen itza. Our guide luigi gave us very good information. The cenote was really beautiful. We loved everything. We were supplied wirh water whenever we wanted some.
KINGUE-R, Jul 2021
Chichen Itza and the Pink pools
Driver guide was excellent,he gave us full explanations on each site and answered each of our request.The tour itself is very complet. We arrived at the opening of the chichen itza and left before the walkabout and the strong heat to denote it then las coloradas. I'll let you discover the rest
You must go!
Gillian_R, Jul 2021
Chichen Itza, Cenote and magic town of Izamal
Hernán is a pro. He’ll get you to Chichen Itza before the crowds and the heat, and he’s extremely involved and knowledgeable about the communities he’s showing us. The cenote at the end is INCREDIBLE. It’s in the backyard of a family in Sotuta, near Izamal. It’s such a special experience and worth every minute!
Can't miss 7th Wonder of the World
theadmiraleq, Jul 2021
Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil, and Coba Ruins Day Trip All Fees Included
Worth every dime. Highly recommend this cultural 1 day trip. Easy pickup/drop off from your hotel. Light breakfast snack, and a delicious lunch included at the Ik Kil Cenote. Jesus our guide, spoke english and gave us thorough history of Mayan/Aztec culture. Very safe. Please bring sandals, bug spray, change of clothes. Also bring cash as you can pickup some cheap souvenirs at Chichen Itza.
Very good experience!
Aili_D, Jun 2021
Chichen-itza & Cenote Wonder of the Mayan World Private Tour
Our private tour guide, Cesar, was very friendly, knowledgeable, and kind! We liked that we could spend the day pretty much according to our own schedule. We visited Chichen-itza and a beautiful cenote, and the lunch included was very good as well. We went extra early before all the crowds which was the best decision because otherwise it would have been way too crowded and hectic. The day went smoothly without any problems and nothing to complain about.

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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