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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 Tour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote, Tequila tasting & Valladolid
Chichen Itza Tour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote, Tequila tasting & Valladolid
HK$362.05 per adult
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Beto, our tour guide was...
Beto, our tour guide was fantastic! Super knowledgeable, funny and interesting. He took great care of us. Chechen, Itza was so interesting and the cenote was magical
Jason_P, Apr 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Cancun

Great day at Chichen Itza
Richard_C, Mar 2023
Chichen Itza Elite Private Tour from Merida
Wonderful day with Saul and Alex our driver. Chichen Itza was spectacular in the early morning and the Ik Kil Ceynote went beyond expectations. Clean changing areas and amazing hygiene and care for the environment.
Some good, some not so much
Pamela_Y, Mar 2023
Chichen Itza, Private Cenote and magic town of Izamal
Guide was great...very knowledgeable. Van clean. Timing good....arrived Chichen Itza early before it got crowded. Cenote not great...kind of creepy with trash everywhere. Izamal just ok.....not a lot there.
Very interesting and organized!
Shannon_H, Feb 2023
Chichen Itza Tour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote, Tequila tasting & Valladolid
Overall we had a good experience. It was very organized and communication was good. Bus was clean and air conditioning was nice and cool. The tour at chichen itza was very interesting, the cenote was stunning and food at the buffet was very deliciously. The first stop felt a bit scammy and could have done without but overall we had a nice time.
A day filled of Mayan Memories!
rebecca_M, Dec 2022
Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour
Our tour guide, Alan, was amazing! Our driver, Manuel, had the utmost respect for our safety. He did a fantastic job at bringing the Mayan to life! His expertise and knowledge was invaluable. We had the perfect amount of time at each tour site. Chichen Itza is unbelievable! We all loved the beautiful cenote and buffet lunch! We’d definitely go on this tour again!
Great value, definitely recommend!
Lauren_D, Dec 2022
Chichen Itza Tour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote, Tequila tasting & Valladolid
Beto was our guide, he was very funny and had lots of knowledge. Fluent English and happy to answer any questions. The tour went very quickly but it was a good taste of Chichen Itza . The Cenote was beautiful and refreshing for a swim afterward. Lunch was also nice and filling and the bus was clean and well air conditioned I would recommend this tour to anyone and think it was very good value for money. Thankyou Beto 😊
Perfect Chichen Itza trip for solo traveler or groups
Karen_D, Apr 2023
Chichen Itza Early Access, unexplored Yaxunah, Cenote & buffet lunch
Amazing trip! Felt safe and taken care of as a solo female traveler. Definitely glad we were the first bus at Chichen Itza before it got too hot or crowded.
Long day, but worth it
Melissa_V, Apr 2023
Visit to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch from Cancun
The visit to Chichen Itza was amazing, and our guide Ricardo was fantastic! I wish we had more time there. That was the main reason we booked the excursion and we would have preferred to go straight to lunch afterwards rather than the cenote. Bring snacks or you'll be starving.
Wonderful day at Chichen Itza and Coba!!
Mark_E, Mar 2023
Chichén Itzá & Cobá Ruins Adventure (Private, Full Day)
Eli was the best! Friendly, very knowledgeable and fun. The day was perfectly paced with a fantastic tour all around Chichen Itza, a wonderful lunch of great local food and, my favorite, a pedi-cab ride through the jungle to view the Coba ruins.
Unforgettable day!
Melissa_K, Mar 2023
Skip the Line Chichen Itza Private Tour with Sacred Cenote
Paco was an incredible guide. The entire day was very memorable for us. If you're coming from Cancun, recommend a departure time around 6am. This allowed us to visit Chichen Itza before the crowds and heat. Paco made Chichen Itza come alive with his stories. The cenote and lunch we had was amazing. The entire day made our vacation in Cancun one we would never forget. Highly, highly recommend.
Awesome tour, well organized!
Yassine_N, Mar 2023
Chichen Itza, Valladolid & Cenote Luxury Tour from Tulum City
Rheet an excellent guide, perfectly bilingual english-spanish, funny and he knows everything about the Mayan culture and Chichen Itza. I picked up this tour for my 1st day in Mexico and it was the best way to start my stay!
Fantastic day touring the Mayan wonders near Playa Del Carmen.
Gregory_J, Mar 2023
Full-Day Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum Private Tour with Lunch
Tulum, Chichen-Itza and Coba were all fantastic! The Cenote was beautiful. Arturo was very accommodating and knowledgeable. We had a fantastic day!
Fun, long day.
Asher_D, Mar 2023
Chichen Itza Tour, Buffet Lunch, Cenote, Tequila tasting & Valladolid
We were picked up at our hotel at 8am. First stop was Valladolid, cute town with shops. Next stop was a gift shop where you pay the taxes for Chichen Itza. $35 per adult, kids free. They take credit cards. Chichen Itza tour was excellent. The cenote is OK. Being snacks and water. We didn't have lunch until 4pm. The place for lunch is included, but charges $4 for a bottle of water. The bus is very nice and comfortable. Lots of hours in the bus.
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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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Trip ideas

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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Frequently Asked Questions
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