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Chichen Itza Deluxe Tour from Cancun with Drop Off in Merida
"Your excursion begins with a pick up service aboard a 16 seater Mercedes Benz Van (small groups for luxurious comfort) from the lobbies of all major Cancun and Riviera Maya hotels. Arriving at the Mayaland Hotel you will head directly to the archaeological site through a private entrance. A certified tour guide will take you on a 2 hour tour exploring the secrets of the ancient Mayan Civilization. Your guide will explain the historical significance of all the most important constructions such as the Observatory the Nunnery La Iglesia and Akab Dzib. After this you will continue to the main plaza where the famous Temple of Kukulcan is located (El Castillo or the Pyramid)
From $118.00
Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Chichen Itza with a Private Archeologist
"Your Viator Exclusive tour begins with morning pickup from your Cancun hotel.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 archeological 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
From $65.00
Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun
"During your stay in Cancun you simply must take the opportunity to visit Chichen Itza the most important archaeological zone in Yucatan. After hotel pickup in Cancun explore the ancient capital of the Mayan Empire and learn why it has been designated one of the modern wonders of the world. Its extraordinary architectural beauty and geographical location are sure to leave you in awe. Your first stop is a 50-mi so be sure to bring along your towel and swimsuit! By 10:50 you'll head to the world famous archaeological site of Chichen Itza. At approximately 12pm and once inside the archaeological site you'll be divided into English and Spanish speaking groups for a guided tour. You'll be taken on a 1.5 hour tour with a certified guide who will introduce you to the secrets of the Mayans. Your guide will explain the historical significance of all the mo
From $70.00

Chichen Itza Tips (54)

A mandatory day trip

It´s a couple of hours by car from Cancun, but I think that it's impossible to skip its visit. Chichen-Itza it's popular worldwide, and it would be silly not to visit it, being so close. So, have a...
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Apr 08, 2016

Wonder of the world

the Mayan city of chichen itza was amazing, this new wonder of the world give a meaning to this trip . Also there was natural lagoons where you can swim for a period of time, but they were so deep...
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Mar 17, 2016

Visit the Mayan Ruins of Chichén Itzá

In the jungles of Yucatan lies one of the largest and best preserved archeological sites in Mexico, Chichen Itza. The ruins are a strange combination of Mayan and Toltec influences, spanning hundreds...
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Apr 04, 2011

A trek through history

Anyone traveling to the region should definitely stop at one of the ruins. My husband wanted to go to Chichen Itza because it was the most famous. My vote was and still probably would be for Coba as...
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Mar 15, 2010

Chichen Itza

It’s a total day trip to Chichen Itza. Our ‘luxury bus’ – which was actually very nice and strongly air conditioned - picked us up at 7:20am and it took about another hour before the rest of the...
Sep 30, 2009

Marvel at Chichen Itza but better not go up!

Dominating the center of Chichén is the Temple of Kukulkan (the Maya name for Quetzalcoatl), often referred to as "El Castillo" (the castle). The pyramid was closed for "going up" during the time that...
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Apr 26, 2009

One of the New Wonders of the World

I've always wanted to see the ruins of Mayan Riviera so out of the 3 days we have in Cancun, I made sure we get to see Chichen Itza. It's a whole day tour; quite far from Cancun, about 3 hours drive,...
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Sep 20, 2008

Chichen Itza

I would suggest waiting until you get there, that way you can plan around bad weather - unlikely in Oct. Tour bus from $65.00 US to $95.00. Rental will run about $75.00 with insurance and possible...
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Aug 26, 2008

Chichen Itza

A day trip to see Chichen Itsa is well worth it !! To be honest I had no idea what chichen itza was about, and I was amazed at what it was. The day was extremely hot. The tour that was given was...
Apr 09, 2008

A FAbulous Site of High Times

This is one of the better preserved monuments in Mexico, having seen a couple of others in the past. Since our last visit, maybe tourism has diluted the impressionistic aspect, but hopefully not. The...
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Jan 30, 2008

Chichen Itza

El Castillo. The most amazing acoustics here. Clap your hands anywhere in front of the stairs of the pyramid and hear a return sound of a local bird. Multitone song originates from the spaces between...
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Nov 09, 2007

Ruinas Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is probably the most visited site in the Yucatan Penninsula. It is the most famous site, is easy to get to on a day trip from Cancun and with good visitor facilities. Chichen Itza is in...
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Sep 13, 2007
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Swim with Dolphins

Are these tourists really that clueless about this dolphin swim? Guys, dolphin families are killed so you can swim with the left over prisoners. Get a clue and inform yourself before handing over...
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Coco Bongo

This place is a must visit, you'll find people from different ages, well from 18 yrs and up. there's no dress code so can wear anything you like jeans or dressit doesn't matter. This night club has...
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Playa Norte

This is a great beach for swimming. The water is calm and it seems like you can walk out forever in just waist deep water. The turquoise waters are unbelievable. There are many bars and restaurants...
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Getting to Cancún


112 miles (180 km) west of Cancun, on the Yucatan.


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