Chichen Itza Tour From Playa Del Carmen Including Private Entrance

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from most Playa del Carmen hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure pointPlease note that return times vary depending of the time of the year. From April 5 to October 24 returns start at approximately 3:30pm; and from October 25 to April .. read more

Overview

While you're in Playa del carmen, don’t miss the chance to explore the Mayan capital of Chichen Itza through a private entrance — no waiting in line! On this day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site, explore important archeological landmarks, including the Kukulcan Pyramid, and learn about their historical and cultural significance from an expert guide. Then enjoy the conveniences of the modern world at Mayaland Resort where you can enjoy a buffet lunch, a swim in the resort pool, a walk through the beautiful gardens and Viator's exclusive hospitality suite.

Highlights

  • Buffet lunch included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Your day trip to Chichen Itza begins in style: enjoy pickup from your Playa del Carmen hotel in a luxurious Mercedes-Benz van, and catch a few more minutes of sleep on a reclining leather seat. Travel directly to Chichen Itza and meet your guide at Mayaland Resort, conveniently located inside the archeological park.

Bypass the crowds of visitors waiting in line to enter the park, and follow your guide through Mayalands private entrance. During your two-hour tour of Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, learn about the sites central section from the classic period, the northern area from the Toltec age and the daily life of this pre-Columbian society.

Listen to your guide explain the archaeological, historical and cultural significances of the sites most revered temples and the Mayans strong interest in astronomy, most notably evident in the Kukulcan Pyramid. This four-sided structure contains 365 steps, the number of days in the solar year. If you happen to visit during equinox on a clear day, youll see what appears to be a snake slithering down the pyramid stairs, a shadow created by the setting sun. Look up at the pyramids apex and see if you can spot the carving of a serpent. Inside the pyramid, which was built on top of an older edifice, make your way down steep stairs to a hidden chamber and face the growling Throne of the Jaguar.

Walk through the gathering place of the Temple of the Warriors, as well as the ball court, observatory, sacred Xtoloc Cenote (swimming not allowed), and nunnery. After visiting the major archeological ruins, your guide leaves you to explore and imagine on your own how the Mayans lived in Chichen Itza. When you need a break, jump back to the present day and enjoy the modern world by returning to Mayaland Resort, a Cond Nast Traveler magazine winner and long-time National Geographic favorite. Enjoy a lunch buffet that includes a vast array of international, Mexican and Yucatecan cuisine.

Take a dip in the resort pool, meander through the 100-acre (40.5-hectare) tropical botanical gardens and observe colorful birds and iguanas. At any time, feel free to revisit the archeological park on your own, or head to Viator's hospitality suite for a relaxing timeat the resort. Your day trip ends with return to your Playa del Carmen hotel.

Be Maya Planetarium upgrade option:
Before returning to your Playa del Carmen hotel in the late evening, stop by Be Maya Planetarium, where you'll hear tales of ancient Mayan civilization. As you watch the swirling starry sky of the planetarium, learn about Mayan mythology and this societys amazing accomplishments in astronomy, science and art.

Inclusions

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz van
  • Professional guide
  • Buffet lunch
  • Use of Mayaland facilities (pool, lounge chairs, etc)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fee to Chichen Itza
  • Exclusive access to Viator's Hospitality suite
  • Entrance fee to Be Maya Planetarium (if option selected)
  • Mayaland Resort Fee

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Beverages during lunch
  • Entrance fee to Be Maya Planetarium (if option not selected)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking