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Chichen Itza

Address: Merida, Chichen Itza 77500, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Chichen Itza
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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St. Albert, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Oasis Tulum resort and wanted to visit this site as we had heard so much about it. All the tours were expansive, over $100 US per person...so we rented a smart car from the resort for 165 US $ for 5 days. Although lots of people had told us not to drive, we had no problems.... More 

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Rhinebeck, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Chichen is a huge, heavily commercialized site. The paths are lined with souvenir sellers. But the scale of the architecture is so grand, so monumental that it dominates everything. There are also some fine examples of Mayan carving in the earlier and later parts of the site. The huge Cenote Sagrado is also impressive. As with most Mexican sites, the... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived early around 8.30 and had a nice 2 hours with just a few people around, so we could take nice pictures and enjoy El Castillo without crowds. Vendors were only starting to prepare their stands at that time, so they did not bother us as well. It is really worth to come in the morning, we arrived night... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is a lifetime dream. Disappointed that I could not climb the pyramid, but I totally understand why - we need to preserve it for future generations. The site is spread out so be prepared for some walking. The ball court is amazing, cannot comprehend the pressure of the players and the height of the rings (the losers were sacrificed).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Absolutely gorgeous! Loved all of it, even the many vendors trying to sell us stuff. Great place to go early! Before 9am! The lines become gigantic at that time. Bring sunscreen and water!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Chichen Itza is simply amazing. We saw several ruins in the Yucatan, and they were all different, but this is definitely a must-see. My one recommendation would be to get there early. We stayed in nearby Piste and walked in right after 8:00am. It was great! No tour buses yet. Vendors were just arriving. We practically had the place to... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Interesting, informative tour of the Mayan Ruins. The only thing we disliked was the "sales" pitch and taking orders for artisan Mayan calendars, etc. Otherwise, we enjoyed this excursion very much.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Please obtain a guide to fully appreciate and understand the magnificence of what you are seeing and experiencing.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I booked a Chichen Itza tour with Cancun Cab and they used the tour guide service from a company called Cancun Passion. The tour was very educational because the guide was very thorough with describing the historic background as we walked through the site. The tour also included a bus ride to Ik Kil, the Cenote nearby. It's also too... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We bought a tour to Chichen Itza in Cancun on this " TRAVEL AGENCY" if you can call it TRAVEL AGENCY. The worst experience ever. Cancun Vista Travel Agency is the WORST you can get as a travel agency. Our nightmare starts a 6am at the lobby of the hotel, they suppose to pick us up at this time in... More 

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