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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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Chichen Itza All-Inclusive, Valladolid, Tequila tasting, Cenote Swim & Buffet

Chichen Itza All-Inclusive, Valladolid, Tequila tasting, Cenote Swim & Buffet

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Journey to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula to visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza on this full-day excursion that includes easy hotel pickup and drop-off. Along with seeing El Castillo and learning how this pre-Columbian city played an important role in the Mayan civilization, visit the colonial town of Valladolid, stop at a cenote for a quick swim, and enjoy a buffet lunch.
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  • 12 hours
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Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour

Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour

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The Yucatan Peninsula offers visitors a treasure trove of history, from the pre-Columbian archeological sites of the Maya civilization, to 16th century towns settled by the Spanish. Experience this history firsthand with a full-day tour from Cancun or the Riviera Maya. See the ancient Maya site Chichen Itza (admission not included) the pyramid of Kukulcan, and explore the architecture in Valladolid. After a busy day exploring, refresh yourself in the waters of the Ik Kil cenote, and enjoy a delicious buffet meal.
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  • 12 hours
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$42.00
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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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Chichen Itza first access with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid & Cenote Swim

Chichen Itza first access with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid & Cenote Swim

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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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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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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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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 to Chichen Itza All Inclusive & optional Valladolid and Cenote Swim

Early Access to Chichen Itza All Inclusive & optional Valladolid and Cenote Swim

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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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  • 10 to 11 hours
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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 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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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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VIP: Chichen Itza Tour, Light and Sound Show with Mayan Appetizers From Cancun

VIP: Chichen Itza Tour, Light and Sound Show with Mayan Appetizers From Cancun

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Uncover the ancient mysteries of Chichen Itza on a day and night tour from Cancun or Riviera Maya. Sail past long lines at the sacred site with a certified Guide, and then watch the sun set over the iconic pyramid of the park, sipping bottomless margaritas and feasting on Mexican tapas at a luxurious nearby resort. Afterward, enjoy a light and sound show and see the history of the Maya empire brought to life through color and music. Convenient round-trip hotel transportation plus access to Viator's hospitality suite is included in the tour.
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  • 12 hours
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Chichen Itza Deluxe from Cancun

Chichen Itza Deluxe from Cancun

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Experience the ancient magnificence of Chichen Itza—one of the New7Wonders of the World—on a full-day trip from Cancun. As you travel through the scenic countryside of the Yucatán, enjoy an on-board breakfast before arriving at Chichen Itza. Embark on a guided tour of the monument and visit prominent features like El Castillo and the Temple of Warriors. Then, revitalize with a buffet lunch before plunging into the cool waters of a cenote and taking a panoramic tour of traditional Yucatán town, Valladolid.   
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  • 11 hours
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Chichen Itza Valladolid and Cenote tour

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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  • 12 hours
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Chichen Itza Combo Tour with Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun

Chichen Itza Combo Tour with Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun

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Visit the ancient Maya city of Chichen Itza on a full-day tour from Cancun to a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop at a local restaurant for a buffet lunch, take a guided tour of Chichen Itza’s towering pyramids and ball courts, enjoy time to explore the site on your own, then cool off in an underground cenote. This tour includes entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip hotel transport from Cancun.
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  • 12 hours
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Private Chichen Itza and Coba Ruins with Lunch and Cenote from Cancun

Private Chichen Itza and Coba Ruins with Lunch and Cenote from Cancun

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Make the most out of your time in the Yucatan by booking this full-day guided trip to Chichen Itza and Coba, two of the most important archeological sites in the southern Mexico. Take delight in the sight of these wonders and then indulge in a hearty Mexican lunch. After, visit Ik Kil cenote.
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  • 10 hours
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$370.00
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Viator Exclusive: Chichen Itza on your own and Welcome Suite

Viator Exclusive: Chichen Itza on your own and Welcome Suite

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Enjoy transport to Chichen Itza, a welcome suite in the Mayaland Resort and use of the resort’s facilities with this Viator Exclusive, available nowhere else! Travel to and from the UNESCO site by air-conditioned Mercedes Benz van. Upon arrival, a guide assists you in purchasing admission to Chichen Itza (own expense) and escorts you through a private entrance, allowing you to bypass the crowds waiting in line. Enter and leave the archaeological zone as you like, relax in the welcome suite and make use of Mayaland’s amenities. Bonus: a booklet of discounts included!
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  • 10 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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Chichen-Itza, Cenote Ik-Kil, Rio Lagartos, Las Coloradas Private Tour with Lunch

Chichen-Itza, Cenote Ik-Kil, Rio Lagartos, Las Coloradas Private Tour with Lunch

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The ancient Maya ruins of Chichen Itza are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most visited attractions in Mexico. On this private tour, combine a guided visit to the ruins with other Yucatan highlights. Admire the stunning pink lagoons of Las Coloradas, cool off with a swim in the Ik-Kil cenote, and spot pink flamingos and crocodiles on a cruise around the Ria Lagartos biosphere reserve.
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  • 12 hours
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Private Tour of Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum with Lunch and Cenote Swim

Private Tour of Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum with Lunch and Cenote Swim

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Hit the best of Maya archaeological sites — Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum — on this 12-hour private tour from Cancun. At the UNESCO site of Chichen Itza, learn the cultural import of landmarks like the Kukulcan Pyramid and the Temple of Warriors. Wind through Coba, a city shrouded in jungle, and admire the Caribbean Sea from the bluff-top city of Tulum. Take a refreshing dip in the Ik-Kil cenote. Enjoy the sites in the company of just your family and friends on this tour that comes with lunch and chauffeur-style transport.
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  • 12 hours
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$434.00
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$434.00
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