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  • Hours: Open daily 8am - 5pm
  • Admission: Adults: 95 pesos, Children (12yrs and under): Free
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza - meaning "At the mouth of the well of the Itza" - is Mexico's most visited archeological site, a magnificent display of Mayan culture and the ceremonial center of the Yucatán. The highlight of Chichen Itza is the Kukulkan Pyramid, known as "El Castillo", 24 meters (79 feet) high of step pyramid construction. Mesoamerican cultures occasionally built larger pyramids on top of smaller ones and this is the case for El Castillo where an excavation discovered a temple with an elaborate jaguar throne.

At sunrise and sunset on the Spring and Fall equinoxes the corner of the pyramid casts a shadow of Kukulkan, a feathered serpent god, creating the illusion of a snake slithering down the North side with the sun's movement. The Cenote Sagrado is also an impressive natural site at Chichen Itza, featuring a sinkhole gateway into an underground body of water 60 meters (197 feet) in diameter. Visitors to Chichen Itza get a good feel for ancient Mayan culture through these impressive structures.

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Chichen Itza is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, made up of many stone buildings in various states of preservation, but all sites are connected by a network of roads, called sacbeob. The three most well-known of these monument complexes are El Castillo, Temple of Warriors and the Great Ball Court. While some groups like the Ossario group and Central group are open to everyone, Chichen Viejo (Old Chichen) is only open to archeologists.

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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun

4.5 star rating: Recommended 647 Reviews

Spectacular Chichen Itza holds both mystery and magic. Explore the most important archaeological zone and ancient capital of the Mayan Empire on a full day ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.99

Chichen Itza from Riviera Maya

4.5 star rating: Recommended 49 Reviews

Unlock the mysteries of the ancient Mayan culture on this fascinating full day sightseeing tour from Riviera Maya. Chichen Itza is a famous archaeological ...  Read more

Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.99

Chichen Itza Day Trip from Merida

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Immerse yourself in Mayan culture at Chichen Itza, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, where a private entrance awaits you – without the lines! This day ...  Read more

Location: Merida, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Chichen Itza with a Private Archeologist

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 120 Reviews

Gain essential insights into Mexico’s past on a visit to Chichen Itza with a private archeologist. Miss the crowds by visiting in the early morning, and see ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Riviera Maya Combo: Chichen Itza Tour plus Dolphin Xtreme

Revel in the natural wonder of dolphins and the archeological splendor of Chichen Itza on this great combo tour! You’ll visit the ancient Mayan city – a UNESCO ...  Read more

Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: Valid for 2 days

From USD $240.50

Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cozumel

Visit Chichen Itza — one of the most important Mayan sites in Mexico — on this full-day trip from Cozumel. With a knowledgeable guide, travel by deluxe van ...  Read more

Location: Cozumel, Mexico
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $151.99

Chichen Itza Small-Group Tour with Private Entrance

4.5 star rating: Recommended 90 Reviews

Discover the Mayan city of Chichen Itza through a private entrance at Mayaland Resort, without waiting in line! On this small-group tour of this UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.99

Progreso Shore Excursion: Chichen Itza Day Trip

After your cruise ship docks in the Progreso port, take a shore excursion to Chichen Itza! You’ll pass through a private entrance at Mayaland Resort without ...  Read more

Location: Merida, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Riviera Maya Combo: Chichen Itza Tour plus Zipline and Snorkel Adventure

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chichen Itza – the Yucatan’s most popular archaeological site – plus enjoy a zipline and snorkeling adventure on this ...  Read more

Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: Valid for 2 days

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Cancun Combo Tour: Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor and Chichen Itza

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Indulge in some of the greatest attractions on offer in the Yucatan with this Cancun combo! Select two out of four amazing options – Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor or ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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