Chichen Itza Early Access Tour From Merida

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Overview

Enjoy a wonderful early access tour to Chichen Itza from Merida. Upon arrival at the archaeological site, you'll truly enjoy the tranquility of your visit before the crowds. Accompanied by a knowledgeable and professional guide, you will learn essential background about this place so you better understand the history of Chichen Itza. Your tour includes transport and lunch.

Highlights

  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Excellent value for money
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

After hotel pickup in Merida, you'll arrive at Chichen Itza and start a guided tour with a specialized guide enjoying the tranquility of your morning visit. Throughout the tour, your guide will provide archaeological essential background so you better understand the history of Chichen Itza.

Discover how this large pre-Columbian city played an important role in the Mayan civilization around 600 AD to 1200, and remained a center of worship and pilgrimage until the arrival of the Spaniards. Even today, it is still considered sacred by the Mayan people of the Yucatan site. Like many of the cities of ancient Mexico, the site was abandoned, and its ruins were hidden in the jungle.

This archaeological site has earned the protection of UNESCO and today is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
After the tour, board a vehicle back to Merida and enjoy a lunch box on your way there.
You'll return to your hotel at approximately 5:30 pm.

Inclusions for Chichen Itza Early Access Tour From Merida

  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Admission ticket

Exclusions for Chichen Itza Early Access Tour From Merida

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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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  • I haven't been there in the past 20 years. I was shocked at all the vendors selling junk from China. The ruins are still awesome but all the vendors really are distracting.

  • There was a small mix up in our case but the tour turned out ok still. I had booked an early morning tour, wanting to avoid the heat, but somehow we were switched to the later tour, and hotel pick up was at 8am and not 6:30am as planned. It was very hot but the tour guide, Israel, made the trip so worth it. He was AMAZING, very friendly, and so knowledgeable. I felt bad for him to have to talk so much in that heat--he had to say everything in both English and Spanish because there was a couple of participants who preferred Spanish. Israel did the explanation effortlessly and he stayed very personable throughout the tour. Chichen Itza sure was a trip worth. Thank you.

  • Well Chichen Itza was very very impressive - the size and majesty of that pyramid was mind-blowing. A Warning - The heat, the lack of shade, and amount of walking did, however, take its toll seniors. The fact you could not really get closeup to the ruins was quite disappointing.

    My complaint was the guide provided - 1 his lack of knowledge claimed the ancient Maya had contact with China, and that China supplied all the jade to the area since it was not available in Yucatan. He also often contradicted the written sign next to the particular structure. And 2 his poor management of the walking tour he often was speaking to only one of the party, since nobody knew when he was going to talk The time at the site was just too rushed so that we could make time for the heavily talked-up but unscheduled later visit to a cenote. Also the Spanish portion went on for many minutes longer than the English portion even though there was an equal split of English/Spanish speakers.

    Secondly our printed verification stated we were to phone the local tour operator to confirm our hotel pickup in Merida and gave a local number. The 1st call turned out to be Mexico City -where they stated they had no idea why I was calling this number. I was told to make a 2nd call to Cancun - after much confusing conversation and checking and more checking I was told I must again call Mexico City and ask for Magda. I this 3rd call, Magda was able to tell me that: Yes the tours I had arranged to Chichen Itza and to Uxmal which was great!! would as stated pick us up at our Hotel in Merida.

    Viator and TripAdvisor - You guys should be able to do better !!

  • Very nice tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. The only problem we had was that we were not picked up at our lodgings as we were promised. We stayed at a Airbnb lodging and were told we had to go to a hotel to be picked up. It was a 30 minute walk to get to the hotel or a taxi ride. So if you book this tour and do not stay at a hotel in the center of Merida they will not pick you up.

  • I was somewhat disappointed from Chichen Itza. It is true that the site, and especially the center pyramid are amazing, But the fact you cannot really access any of the buildings, not to mention climbing the pyramid reduces the effect of the visit. At first I was afraid that the time allocated to the visit is too short, but given the limited access, 2-3 hours are enough time to explore the site. If you do not mind rising early, choosing the early morning option is the best way to enjoy the site, because it tends to get very crowded around lunch.

  • Local tour company had no idea they were picking us up for this tour until after we waited for 30 minutes and called them. After the tour, we were supposed to have lunch, for which we paid. It was a long, hot morning at Chichen Itza. The other participants had lunch provided but we did not. Viator let us down - with this tour and subsequent customer service.

  • Well timed. Professional guidance. Very service minded and considerate

  • This was a great experience, with a great guide, David. However, the information given before the trip was wrong on the start time and the duration of the trip. I ended up getting up at 4.30 and ended up waiting for 1.5 hours, and the trip was shorter than promised. I felt I had to rush through, and did not get to see both denotes. Finally, instead of lunch being included, it was breakfast, so that was wrong as well.

  • This trip was amazing! I recommend a lot, service is very professional and you always have an answer for your doubts, Thank you very much Viator, I really appreciated it

  • The tour guide gave us too short of a description. Other tour guide would wlak their group to the cenote and explain about it. Not ours.

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