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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)

The Ruins

It was smoking hot the day we went here but it was nice to see and provides a good place to take pictures., and they sell ice-cream so it's ok. Bring water though, we brought some and before we even...
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AshleeS
Apr 26, 2006

CICHEN_ITZA <br/>The ruins of...

CICHEN_ITZA The ruins of Chichén Itzá lie about midway between Cancún and Mérida, so that the journey from each city takes around 2 or 3 hours via the new autopista. It is possible to see the main...
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Juliet67
Sep 02, 2002

Chichen Itza

I must say I was disappointed when I saw the pyramids,they were way smaller than the Egyptian Giza pyramids and way much ruined.but if you have not seen the Egyptian pyramids the Maya pyramids might...
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DunaKal
Jul 31, 2003

Visit the Mayan ruins of...

Visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen ItzaI found Chichen Itza very interesting and a little bit scary when learning about all of the snakes, idols, and ritual sacrifices. For example, check out the Cenote...
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holligolytly
Aug 25, 2002

Rent a car and go to...

Rent a car and go to Chichen-Itza. Chichen Itza is a famous ancient Maya city. It consists of a lot of ancient buildings and ruins a.o. a ball-game field, the Kukulkan pyramid. The pyramid has a slope...
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JohnBee
Aug 26, 2002

Chichen Itza is a pretty...

Chichen Itza is a pretty impressive place. If you haven't noticed when I was there, notice it was in August. By the way, August&#61;hot. That out of the way, unfortunately, no one was paying attention...
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hajin
Aug 24, 2002

The climb up to the top of the...

The climb up to the top of the pyramid is somewhat daunting. It's a near vertical and each step is very narrow and steep as well. Many climbed with hands and feet. It's even a little more scary on the...
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hajin
Aug 24, 2002

CHICHEN ITZA

I BELIEVE ITS THE BIGGEST MAYAN RUIN I'VE SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.... TAKE A FAN EXREMELY HOT OVER THERE. ABOUT 100 DGREES AND HIGHER SPECIALLY DURING SUMMER....... GREAT WORK OUT AND FANTASTIC VIEW...
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Jazzigirl85
Aug 14, 2005

Pyramids at Chichen Itza

We booked a trip to Chichen Itza with the hotel.Our tour included transportation in an a/c bus, a buffet-style lunch, a tour of the cenotes or "sink-holes", and the tour of Chichen Itza.You will be in...
SilverStream
Mar 18, 2005

Missed the best thing!!

Unfortunatly I missed the bus because I slept in and I regret it to this day!! I am eager to go back to see the mexican pyramids. I don't know, I have this thing for pyramids and history. Everybody...
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jennijeans
Jun 20, 2004

Chitchen Itza Mayan Ruins

Amazing ruins right in the heart of the forest. The guides are very helpful in bringing the past back to life. It gets very hot here, there's no breeze and the trees seem to capture the heat...you...
shwest
Aug 26, 2002

Chichen Itza is definitely a...

Chichen Itza is definitely a MUST SEE!This huge complex of magnificent Mayan ruins is one of the biggest in Mexico. It dates back to 600 AD and the Mayan civilization. It features in the center the...
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EllenG
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Cancún

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Snorkeling

It was a package deal. The deal including cruising in a catamaran, snorkelling and half-day visits to Isla Mujeres plus lunch and drinks many as you want. At $70USD I thought it was worth it. We book...
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Mercado 28

We arrived there by bus (Rte.2), and it took us some 10 minutes walk with sales guys along the way trying to sell us their stuff. The market itself was a huge disappointment, with products for sales...
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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

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

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  • Sunday 08:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 08:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 08:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 08:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 08:00 to 17:00

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