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Address: Merida, Chichen Itza 77500, Mexico
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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We had a great time at Chichen Itza. We drove on our own from Cancun and bought our tickets there which also included a buffet. We hired a guide once we got there. He was an older... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Eagle Pass, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We had a great time at Chichen Itza. We drove on our own from Cancun and bought our tickets there which also included a buffet. We hired a guide once we got there. He was an older man by the name of Raul. He was great. He explained a lot and also answered our questions. The tour lasted about 1.5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

If you can get through the madness of the ticketing, it is worth it. Starts out a little hectic, but stick with it! Also, don't buy anything until you come here. Anything you could want craft wise they have it - crystal, obsidian, turquoise, painted skulls, etc. Santiago was our tour guide and was wonderful. He actually helps in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit experience. The is classed as one of the great wonders of the world and it is easy to see why when you get there. If you love culture and history you will not be disappointed. Bring plenty of water though as normally very hot.

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This place is so magical, when you get there especially if you are traveling without a tour is to get a guide. Also a good idea is to bring a hat and lots of water. If you are interested in buying souvenirs make sure you bring $, there is lots to buy that are $1

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The pyramids and ruins were wonderful to visit, and the property is maintained by the Mexican gov't. To visit the pyramids, it might be good to know some history before coming. The only thing I disliked was that trinket sellers are all around the grounds and detract from fully enjoying the pyramids themselves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Pros: Amazing ruins, so beautiful, a lot of history, unique experience, so much to see and learn. Cons: get very early because after 11am to many people, difficult to take good pics with a lot of folks around It's look more like a flea market, vendors every where, they become really annoying Not able to climb the ruins was very... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Can't remember who our tour was through, so that's not helpful at all; however, our guide was very informative and very interesting. The pyramids are beautiful and the area is awesome. Beware though, don't buy the wooden trinkets and masks from the vendors inside - they could have termites that you might take home in your suitcase.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It is very cool to visit. It's a shame that you are no longer able to climb it. It's very hot and humid, so take lots of water. Once you've seen it, you likely won't need to go back, but it's very neat and an interesting part of history.

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Valladolid, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Firstly, let me say that the ruins themselves were spectacular. The problem is with the over commercializing of everything. Too many vendors everywhere. If you want to visit , in my opinion, a much nicer place I would recommend Uxmal.

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Guatemala
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I didn't like the fact that you have to hire a guide if you really want to know what is going on, there should be signs with a brief explanation of what you are looking at (as in Tikal, in Guatemala).

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Address: Merida, Chichen Itza 77500, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Chichen Itza

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