Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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2-3 hours
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from $57.00
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DCCR336
Fallbrook, CA119 contributions
Diego - best tour guide
Sep 2021
Got tickets while en route from the Cozumel ferry. We were fortunate to have a private car and driver (Viator tours - George). Walked right to the ticket counter without waiting in the long line. I would recommend getting tickets prior to your arrival unless you enjoy waiting in long lines. George knew the perfect tour guide for our family - Diego. Diego is a 7th generation Mayan. He was so knowledgeable of the history and had stories passed down through generations. We were so impressed. Once there we understood why this is one of the seven wonders of the world. Truly magical.
Written October 18, 2021
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Joey P
1 contribution
Disappointing
Oct 2021 • Couples
It's a shame that such a historic site is ruined by poor management decision. Vendors will pester you the entire time to buy their mass produced junk they're presenting as authentic Mayan "art". The price of admission is clearly not going towards improving the grounds. For a place that's estimated to have over 2 million visitors, you would expect they would be able to make it a nicer place to visit.
Written October 14, 2021
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TuanThompson
2 contributions
Chicken itza awesomeness
Oct 2021 • Couples
Gerardo Ortiz booked this excursion for us while we stayed at the Royalton Riviera Cancun. It was awesome experience. The tour bus guys are so great.
Written October 8, 2021
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Alicia H
2 contributions
See one of the Seven Wonders of the World !
Oct 2021 • Solo
This is one of the Seven Wonders of the World!

Put this on your must do list.

It is an all day trip in every way - but more than worth it.

Tino - Allen - Raul - were Team Wonderful.

Tino is a formally trained educator and it shows — his passion about history and the Mayan culture is very sincere - Allen’s teaching of the history and connecting to the 21st century is refreshing —Raul drove us safe and secure - I’m a nervous passenger but Raul’s skilled and comfort with driving was remarkable - he navigated the coach bus like a NASA astronaut,

To see the Temple and military training and arena and HEAR and see the marvelous engineering with the architect of the buildings - WOW

Lunch was good - staff was waiting for our arrival and polite and attentive.

Perfect trip if you are alone - several people on our coach were traveling alone and some were seniors

Invest your time and money for this field trip.

Alicia
Chicago
Written October 6, 2021
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Naddel N
2 contributions
Disappointing
Oct 2021 • Friends
The site is far smaller than expected — really only 3 buildings that take ~15 minutes to walk between and hear the history. Getting past the vendors took longer. Most disappointing is that they only allow you to bring in one camera lens and not a big zoom lens at that. So much for trying to get something other than what you can buy on a postcard. Have been looking forward to this place for 24 years and it was such a let down.
Written October 4, 2021
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Francis P
Austin, TX14 contributions
World wonder
Aug 2021
A Mayan Footprint of power and Vigor. A standing manuscript of a culture that functioned centuries ahead of us. How they did it is a wonder and It is a world wonder today. You cant miss this if you are in Yucatan Peninsula.
Written October 4, 2021
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Phil R
Kansas City, MO527 contributions
Great time
Sep 2021 • Solo
Wonderful site. The main pyramid was in great shape. The other ruins on the grounds were well kept and easy to see. They have guides in various languages at the main gate, I highly recommend getting a guide. They can add a lot to the experience. Make sure you visit the old city. Parking is limited at the main entrance but there is another parking area about a half mile off that is an easy walk to the main gate. I think the charge was 30 pesos or so.. They charge for GoPro and other small cameras at the entrance, but they don't charge for cameras or larger DSL cameras. There are a lot of vendors on site, but they are kept out of the way of the structures. If something catches your eye, don't accept the first price, you won't get the best price until you're walking away. I spent 4 hours here and really enjoyed it.
Written October 1, 2021
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Natalie
5 contributions
Amazing
Sep 2021
We had a great time. It's an extremely hot trip and masks were "required" outside, though no one really complained when I took it down for a bit in the 107 degree blazing heat. It's truely an amazing site and it's worth the drive! You definitely need to have a tour guide to really appreciate everything and learn the true history.
Written September 26, 2021
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paotanez
Bremerton, WA14 contributions
Mind blowing historical site
Sep 2021
Chichen Itza. What can I say! It was magnificent and fantastic. To say I've been to this ancient wonder of the world is mind blowing. We got there when it opened at 9am and found a place to park that was close. Purchasing tickets was very easy. They do accept cards but there system was down so we paid in pesos. In the lobby was a place to get cold water. They do (lazily) check your bag/purse. We went early to beat the heat. Bring your walking shoes and there is not much shade. However, there are many opportunities for great photos. Because of the early morning, not too many people were there but by the time we left 3 hours later, it was quite busy. I hadn't realized how many vendors there were going to be. There were possibly over a hundred all selling pretty much the same thing. Down one lane of vendors, there is a cenote you can view but not swim in. There is a small snack shack near the cenote that offered snacks and cold drinks but no bathrooms. Chichen Itza had a festive air to it as people were excited to be there and taking creative phots and buying fun trinkets. It is also very spread out with plaques on the ground in front of each structure with informative information. Go with enough time to really enjoy yourself and to take pictures. It was a wonderful experience.
Written September 25, 2021
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JackieNewportBeach
Newport Beach, CA502 contributions
A Must
May 2021 • Couples
A must see if you appreciate history. It’s a bit of a drive outside of Cancun but so worth it. It gets hot so get mentally ready for that.
Written September 22, 2021
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Chichen Itza is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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