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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza 77500, Mexico
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Chichen-Itza is absolutely worth going to, it is beautiful and spectacular. Quite breathtaking. You only need about 2 hours on the site, but I can imagine it being quite hideous full of tourists (and endless traders trying to sell you crap). We stayed nearby in Valladolid which is a 45 minute drive. We got there at 7:55am and were the... More

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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

On a day trip arranged through Best Day and handled by Xcaret, I had one of the most amazing experiences of my life: I finally saw Chichen Itza. Our tour guide through Xcaret was Juan Jose... You want this guy as your Chichen Itza tour guide. He is Mayan and spent days in his childhood climbing up El Castillo, the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Make no mistake about it...the ruins of Chichén Itzá are indeed impressive, but visiting Chichén Itzá leaves a sour taste in your mouth. Yes, the pyramid is very nice, so are the surrounding structures around, but the place is overrun with tourists (yes, we were obviously contributing to that), but more importantly, everything is cordoned off, you cannot really truly... More

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SoCal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Seemed like forever to get there, Maybe I took the wrong bus but it seemed like we stopped at every stop and took the old road ? Once we got there it was Magical, unlike you see in pictures or even on TV. This place is huge, bring plenty of water, lots of walking, lots of vendors.I think we took... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

One of the must see places on the Yucatan peninsular. Though over subscribed with vendors. You need to allow yourself about 4 hours. longer if you have a knowledgeable guide.

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Chichen Itza is the most famous of the Mayan Ruins and a new 7th wonder of the world. It is definitely worth a visit. On a tour of the Yucatan, I saw many Mayan ruins and my personal favorite was Uxmal. The structures at Chichen Itza are many and impressive. They are spread out and out in the open. That... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Booked a tour through Cancun Discounts before heading to Mexico. The tour was what I expected, transport from hotel, food, water and a NICE BUS for the long drive to Chichen Itza. Be prepared for a very hot day at Chichen Itaza. I wish I would have brought more small American dollars to buy things easily.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The first time I went to Chichen Itza I loved the majestic feeling. You could climb and touch the ruins. We loved it so much we decided to go back. I am sorry we did. When Chichen Itza became a "Wonder of the World" everything changed. It is still impressive, but we were there before and after. The after made... More

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Meaford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You MUST experience this! This was a whole day tour...and worth every single second of that bus ride! First stop the Cenote!!!! It's massive and so breathtakingly beautiful. With flowers and vines al around the opening and leading down into its depths. There is a large rock (?) stairway that leads into the swimming zone. My husband and I jumped... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A spectacular display of what the Mayans were able to do roughly 1000 years ago. Their skill in astronomy and engineering was amazing. Tip: bring lots of sun cream as the place is in the open. Also, don't be shy about accepting an umbrella from the tour bus. You won't think you look so stupid when the sun is beating... More

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