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Chichen Itza

Address: Merida, Chichen Itza 77500, Mexico
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Chichen Itza from Riviera Maya
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Chichen Itza
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hobart
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Went on an all day tour, which was mainly 2 hours e/w on a bus with about 2 hrs at the site and thoroughly enjoyed it. Has become a little commercialised, but harmless and doesn't take away from the history and intrigue of a modern wonder of the world. Would go again and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We took the earliest tour to get to the site before the massive crowds and melting heat and so glad we did! We got in/out easily and learned a lot from our archaeologist guide, Freddy. I didn't mind his 2hr "audio" tour because I learned more about the temples and Mayan culture than any history book in school ever wrote.... More 

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Nixa, Missouri
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We booked a tour through CancunDiscounts & had Juan Carlos & Miguel as tour guides. It was a long bus ride to the ruins from Riviera Maya. Juan Carlos took the english-speaking group and gave an excellent tour (about 45 minutes). There are a lot of vendors inside the ruins, but most weren't too persistent. The cenote is very stagnant... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The buildings are amazing!! The detail still visible!! Unfortunately you can't go in or touch them, but learning about the history is wonderful!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was a amazing to see this ancient ruin and think about what was needed to create such a place at that time. I disliked all of the vendors. They were friendly but at times we felt pressured/guilt tripped into buying something.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

There are many ways of getting to Chichen Itza from Cancun; we considered and discarded the organized bus tour that picks you up at your hotel in the morning and brings you back late in the evening. Because we had two children of 5 and 6 in our party of six, we opted for a private tour (negotiated a deal... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Ruins where amazing! Trip was very poor 12 hour trip. We spent two hours at chicken itza. Guides get kick backs for stopping in markets so we stopped. People kept whole bus waiting after pre set times to return. Raymond would speak 15 minutes in Spanish and then say a few words in English. Cannot believe we wasted a whole... More 

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Golden, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We went with Viator/Amigo Tours. The guide was exceptional, knowledgable, exceptional speaker in Spanish & English, came loaded with props and pictures--thought he could qualify for teacher of the year! He was delightfully entertaining too. Go with this group and ask for Alberto and Guido (our smiling driver). It won't be the most comfortable trip as we were in a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Fascinating to learn about the Mayans. Our advice is to go early ( it opens at 8 ) to avoid both the heat and bus tours. The guides are all lined up just inside the entrance. Talk to a couple of them- you'll be listening to them for 1 1/2 to 2 hours and you want to be able to... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I learned a lot about the Mayas! But there was a LOT of other tourists there, so a lot of queue. No chance to use the toilets before we left.

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