Chichen Itza Day Trip From Cancun

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Overview

Spectacular Chichen Itza holds both mystery and magic. Explore the most important archaeological zone and ancient capital of the Mayan Empire on a full day guided tour from Cancun. Admire the majestic observatory, the sacred cenote, the ball court and the castle. Sample typical Mayan cuisine at a buffet lunch with folkloric dancers before beginning your tour of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

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-minute visit to either the Ik Kil cenote or Hubiku cenote. The cenote visited will depend on which area is less populated on the day of your tour. You'll have free time to explore this natural wonder, 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 most important sites before leaving you to enjoy the ruins on your own until 3pm. See the Pyramid of Kukulkan, el Castillo (the Castle), the Temple of Warriors and much more. After exploring the site, you'll head to the local restaurant and enjoy a buffet of fresh salads, soups, rice, meat, chicken, fish, vegetables and other regional dishes (drinks at own expense). 

After lunch, you'll be transported back to your Cancun hotel.

Inclusions for Chichen Itza Day Trip From Cancun

  • Guided visit
  • Certified bilingual guide
  • Brief visit to Colonial Valladolid 
  • Entrance fee to Chichen Itza archaeological site
  • Bottled Water upon arrival at Chichen Itza 
  • Buffet lunch with one flavored softdrink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Visit to a sacred cenote (Ik Kil  )

Exclusions for Chichen Itza Day Trip From Cancun

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children ages 3 years and under are free, but their seats are subject to availability. They may have to ride on their parents' laps if seats are not available

Not wheelchair accessible

What to Bring:

Comfortable lightweight clothing

Good walking shoes or sneakers

Hat

Sunglasses

Biodegradable sun block

Swimming suit and towel

Extra change of clothing

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This trip wastes a morning. A lot of time is spent travelling and then you are dropped in a medieval town for 20 minutes which is rather pointless, followed by half an hour in a Mayan shop. This is clearly just to get you to spend money in a store where there is a favourable deal for the tour company as the shop is in the middle of nowhere. Those of you not looking to buy tourist gifts then there is a lot of hanging around. Lunch is ok, but have to pay for your drinks with lunch and waiters insist on tips before allowing you to leave. Chichen Itza tour was very good and very informative in English and Spanish. However, tour guides do not insist on times to get back to the coach so we spent over 20 minutes waiting for late comers at each stop. This really added up. We didn't return to the hotel until 8.30PM after setting off at 7.30AM. A long day with a lot of wasted time.

  • I was not happy, we went to a colonial city but only had 30 mins.... got to see a park, watch a dog fight, could not see the church that was made out of a Mayan pyramid. Then on the bus again to the cenote and a lunch that was less than stellar lunch, pack into the restaurant like cattle. Where even if you wanted to have your picture take with Mayan warriors you had to pay. Back to the bus, to then be dropped off at this Mayan store. Where you walk around with some guy following you around acting just like the street vendors in flea markets You can't even look at anything without one of the attendants saying almost free or I give you a good deal . Then back to the bus, to FINALLY see Chichen Itza. Less than 2 hours at the pyramid, less than 2 hours at 1 of the Seven Wonders of the World!!!!
    Now our guide was amazing!!!! He showed/ told us a lot of about the culture, that part was amazing. I guess my point is more time at Chichen Itza, less time seeing the other stuff. Chichen Itza should be revered. not just a stop over. 12 hour round trip 1 hour 50 mins at a Wonder of the world, just not right. oh and the company that is listed, it not the same that takes you.
    Annette
    P.S I am not someone who complains, I am extremely easy going so for me to write this I am truly disappointed.

  • This day out was amazing! Such good value, a lot cheaper than booking through your hotel. They pick you up early in the morning from your hotel and drop you back to your hotel in the evening. Our tour guide was so helpful and gave us lots of tips about where to buy the best souvenirs etc. You go swimming in the Cenote and get lunch afterwards which is delicious and included in the price. Chichen Itza is amazing and definitely worth a visit but there is very little shade so be prepared with sun screen, water, a hat etc.

    It is a long day, we were gone for 12 hours, so bring some snacks with you. The lunch is a buffet so you can help yourself but it was nice to have some snacks to have on the bus.

    Bring cash too if you want to buy anything.

    Do not be late back to the bus when your guide lets you go off for a few hours in the different places. There was a couple on our bus that were late back after swimming in the Cenote so we had to leave without them. We waited for almost 30 mins which is very frustrating for everyone else who arrives back on time and our guide even went back in looking for them but had no luck. A van picked them up so they weren't stranded but it just makes it frustrating for the guide and others. There is a change in timezones between Cancun and the Cenote and Chichen Itza. Our guide was very clear in telling us that we would be sticking to Cancun time so everyone was to follow that. Be sure to clarify this with your guide before going off on your own from the bus.

  • We had a great time on this day trip!

  • awesome tour!

  • Ricardo did an excellent job guiding us around. He is very enthusiastic and passionate about the Mayan history and culture. The tour was both informative, enjoyable and humorous.

    The transportation was great, large coach with onboard toilet. You will be given opportunities to shop along the way.

  • AMAZING - PLEASE DON'T MISS THIS WHILE IN CANCUN! The entire trip was entertaining and amazing. The tour guide told us great stories the entire way there plus we stopped for some shopping, sight seeing and eating along the way too. So good.

  • Chichen Itza is absolutely amazing, and the history of it is even more incredible. But I would not have appreciated it nearly as much without the tour guide we had. He knew SO much and really broadened our minds into what Chichen Itza was really all about. It is quite the trip from Cancun, but well worth a day spent.

  • The tour guide was not very good. He and the driver sat in silence for the first 2 1/2 hrs of the trip. He didn't give any information on the things we did pas. When asked real questions he would say wait till we get there. Before the first stop a a Mayan village it was him trying to sell stuff

  • Amazing excursion! Very informative and fun! The tour guides were very knowledgeable and funny. A bus picked us up and dropped us off from our hotel which made it easy and stress-free. Swimming in the cenote was incredible and then finally Chichen Itza was breathtaking. I highly recommend this tour!

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