Private Tour: Chichen Itza Day Trip From Cancun

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If your hotel is not listed please contact the support team to set your pick up time.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover Chichen Itza on a private tour from Cancun. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site outside of Cancun at your own pace; private tours allow you to dictate how long you'd like to spend at the site. Visit the ball court, the castle, and the Sacred Cenote, all integral parts of the most important archaeological sites from the Mayan Empire. Hire an on-site guide or upgrade your tour to include drinks and lunch, both at additional costs.
Private day trip to Chichen itza from Cancun
Spend as much of the day as you'd like at Chichen itza, an ancient Mayan ruin and UNSECO World Heritage Site
Explore the observatory, the Sacred Cenote, the ball court and the castle
Complimentary roundtrip transportation from your hotel in a private vehicle
You choose the start and end times for your private tour Upgrade to include lunch or lunch with drinks


  • All entrance fees included
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Why Travelers Choose This Tour Chichen itza is a truly captivating archeaological site, and taking a private tour allows you to see it on your own terms. Start out whenever you're ready and spend as many hours as you'd like exploring this ancient Mayan capital.

Meet your professional driver at your hotel for your trip to Chichen itza. Private tours allow you to set your own pickup time and dictate how long you spend wandering amongst the ruins at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chichen itza lies approximately 2 hours south west of Cancun, and your private car will ensure you get there in comfort. Upon arrival at this marvel of the ancient Mayan Empire, opt to hire an on-site guide at an additional cost of about US $50-60. Guides can take you a little deeper into the historical significance of sites such as the Sacred Cenote (Cenote Sagrado,) the castle, the ball court and the observatory. The Yucatan's most important archaeological site deserves to be explored at your leisure, which you can do on a private tour. Upgrade to include lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy regional dishes like salad, rice, soup, chicken and fish while watching a folkloric show. When you've explored Chichen itza and the surrounding area sufficiently, meet your driver for private transportation back to your Cancun hotel.


Private round-trip transportation to and from Cancun

Private self-guided tour of the archaeological zone (guide not included)

Lunch (if option selected)

Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza



Lunch (if option not selected)

Guide (can be hired on site for USD 50 - 60)

State Tax applies Per Access of $260 MXP or its equivalent in USD

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Note: A guide is not included on this tour and can be hired on site for USD 50-60

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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  • 27-Feb-2020

    Jeromino was our guide and was so helpful in guiding our ride in and offering perspectives on how to spend our time at each place. The time at Chichen Itza should be at least 1 hour and for full effect 2 hours. We loved the cenote and was better for us to leave at 7:30 am from Cancun to have less crowds at both places. It got so busy by the time we left we were happy to leave when we did at both places. Get some deals at Chichen Itza on gifts but Jeromino also took us to a store that was pricer but better products and accepts credit card. Thank you Jeromino!

  • 19-Feb-2020

    This was well worth the money. Michael was so kind and knowledgable and very helpful. We had a 4 month old with us and he made accommodations to help make everything easier. He was also helpful in finding a lovely place to eat. We cant say enough about how great this was.

  • 01-Apr-2018

    Worth the investment. Get to pick your own schedule...make sure you bring your swim suits for the second part of the day! Had Mario as our driver and he was our tour guide too for a small extra cost. When its HOT, always great to be able to move to the next event vs. waiting for the scheduled departure of the bus tour.

  • 15-Dec-2017

    I was skeptical on many levels about hiring a private driver for this tour, but all the other options involved a full day plus. Having only four full days in Cancun I wanted to maximize my experience in as little time as possible. I cannot say enough about our driver, David and our guide Fernando. When calling to confirm our driver, I asked if they had a guide who could help us. Little did I know the man they booked for us would be such an experienced, kind man with such an AMAZING amount of information. I had my daughter in law and two grown sons with us and for them to voice such a positive appreciation to me says it all. Fernando, if you can get, will NOT disappoint. This man has not only done his research, he literally has lived the experience personally through his family. One of the BEST guides EVER in any city in the world. Standing ovation to you, Fernando!

    David was kind and considerate, having cold drinks in the cooler and making a pit stop for us halfway to Chichen Itza. The lunch experience was conducted professionally and the food was very good. Buyer beware - drinks are NOT included in the cost. A second standing ovation to you, DAVID! Thank you for making the day so pleasant for us!

    HIGHLY recommended day trip from Cancun to Chicen Itza, plus you don't have to deal with groups of people on a bigger bus.

  • 01-Aug-2017

    fantastic trip loved every minute, guide was fantastic. Private tour and our driving was so good.

  • 02-Jul-2017

    My family of 5 was treated to fabulous day in Chichen Itza a few weeks ago. Our driver, Ariel, was most informative, both as we journeyed to Chichen Itza, and while we visited the ruins there. Much of the information he shared, was later corroborated when I viewed a YouTube video on Chichen Itza. Ariel greatly contributed to my knowledge of and appreciation for the Mayan culture. This trip was the highlight of our visit to Cancun!

  • 23-Apr-2017

    Absolutely fantastic tour, Micshel our driver was a mind of information about the Mayans and the area in general. Booked with Viator many times now, all have been great tours, but this tour of Chichen Itza was up there with the best. Great air conditioned transport, a mini bus to ourselves Just me and my wife On time being picked up, we were taken straight to the front of a very long queue by Mischel on arriving at Chichen Itza, had as long as we wanted there and then a nice drive back to Cancun chatting to Mischel about Mexico and the best places to visit whilst we were there. Not going to bang on about Chechen Itza, it speaks for its self, Amazing place. Brilliant tour, thank you Viator.

  • 17-Oct-2016

    Very cool to see the ancient Mayan ruins up close! It's hot so bring an umbrella or hat but completely worth it. I wish I'd read up a bit before I went to get the most out of it. And after you have to go swimming at the Canote. That's a must. Breathtaking. So bring your swimsuit and a towel. You can rent lockers, life vests and towels if you want. Oh, and everything takes cash, and tips. Be prepared so you don't have to go to an ATM every minute. There is a buffet restaurant at the Canote swimming hole which is ok, but if you're famished, it's fantastic. My driver was great and having a private ride was much better than waiting on the busses. A splurge, but worth it!

  • 14-Aug-2016

    The tour was terrific. The site is larger than I imagined - it is much more than the pyramid. We also had a superb driver and guide. For anyone in the area and who has never been to the site - it is worth the travel

  • 10-Jul-2016

    This tour was amazing!

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