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Chichen Itza

Merida, Chichen Itza 77500, Mexico
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is the second time I visited the Chichen Itza site and I will still recommend. It is a bit of a drive so this is an all day trip. I have not visited the other mayan sites so cannot compare this to the others that are more accessible (e.g. Tulum). We decided to drive to this site instead of... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Absolutely breath taking and the guide was very knowledgable - got loads of pictures and luckily we were on site for the Summer Equinox. Shame there was little sun and a hell of a thunder storm.

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Florence, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend it! Though it was a 2.5 hours drive away from Playa del Carmen where we're staying, it's worth the long drive. It is a UNESCO heritage site and one of the best preserved architectural destinations in the world. (and we've been to many). There are some 80 pyramids but the there is a specific tour to see the... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We took a day trip with a tour bus ( including Villadolid ) to Chichen Itza. These ruins are really impressive and magic. Our local guide was excellent - many stories and a lot of history and secrets to discover. We had only 2 hours to spend in Chichen Itza - far to little for this cultural monument. Do some... More

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Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Some friends and I went with a tour and it is well worth the cost as there is a lot to see and learn and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. The cost included the coach fare, a stop at a souvenir shop where we met a shaman who blessed the group (this is optional) then we had lunch at... More

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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

When you look at what the Mayans did all them years ago it just beggars belief. Some amazing structures to be found here and only 10% has so far been discovered. LOTS of little market type stalls were they keep saying, 1 dollar, only 1 dollar, gets annoying after a while but there only trying to make a living and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The first surprise was how developed the entrance was. I had assumed it would be a guy collecting tickets but no there were booths, shops, cafés, toilets etc. The actual temples were splendid and you could walk around at leisure. Fantastic site and although there was loads of stalls selling souvenirs they were not pushy. Another one off the bucket... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The mysterious history in this place is undeniable and the ruins are impressive to say the least. However I'm afraid something about this tour was not for me. We took this excursion with Thompsons as we felt it would be rude to visit the land of the Mayans without going to see the history for ourselves. The transport picked us... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

On a recent visit to Mexico I was able to visit Chichen Itza with Soltours. Patrick, our guide, is Mayan himself. He taught us so much about the Mayan culture and I was fascinated! The information he provided about the ruins at Chichen Itza was amazing! It makes me want to go back during the Equinox so I can see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We visited with a guide. If you want a guide which, I would advise, don't take the first one. The guides get cheaper and cheaper as you enter the park! Ours was terrific and showed us much that we would have missed by ourselves. You are not able to climb on any structures as this is now a UNESCO world... More

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