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

Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun

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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 guided tour from Cancun. Admire the majestic observatory, the sacred cenote, the ball court and the castle. Sample typical Mayan cuisine at a buffet lunch with folkloric dancers before beginning your tour of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site.


  • Day trip to Chichen Itza from Cancun
  • Explore the observatory, a sacred cenote, the ball court and the castle
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch while watching a traditional folkloric dance
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site and its fascinating temples
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Cancun hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Chichen Itza is a must-see, and the super-informative guides on this tour will help you understand why. You also get free time to explore these well-preserved Mayan ruins on your own.

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What You Can Expect

Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun

Chichen Itza: All Inclusive Day Tour from Cancun

During your stay in Cancun, you simply must take the opportunity to visit Chichen Itza, the most important archaeological zone in Yucatan. Explore the ancient capital of the Mayan Empire and learn why it has been designated one of the modern wonders of the world. Its extraordinary architectural beauty and geographical location are sure to leave you in awe!

Your first stop is a 50-minute visit to either the Ik Kil cenote or the Hubiku cenote.The cenote visited will depend on which area is less populated on the day of your tour. You'll have free time to explore this natural wonder, so be sure to bring along your towel and swimsuit! By 10:50, you'll head to the world famous archaeological site, Chichen Itza!

At approximately 12pm and once inside the archaeological site, you'll be divided into English and Spanish speaking groups for a guided tour. You'll be taken on a 1.5 hour tour with a certified guide who will introduce you to the secrets of the Mayans. Your guide will explain the historical significance of all the most important sites before leaving you to enjoy the ruins on your own until 3pm. After exploring the site, you'll head to the local restaurant and enjoy a buffet of fresh salads, soups, rice, meat, chicken, fish, vegetables and other regional dishes (drinks at own expense). While eating, you'll enjoy a festive show in which the locals perform traditional dances to folklore music.

After lunch, you'll be transported back to your Cancun hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Well organized. THe tour guide was funny and very knowledgeable. He was very passionate and enthusiastic about the history. He was very nice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The trip and the guides were great .... Carlos and Carlos : On time, educational, and just an all around great trip. Just wish we could have gone to Carlos's moms house for dinner :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a fantastic day. Rafael, our guide, was funny and knowledgable. Chichen Itza was stunning, and the trip afterwards to the cenote was truly breathtaking. I loved every minute of this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Carlos our guide was very informative and pleasant. It was an extremely hot day and the swim at the cenote was fabulous! What an amazing place!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had quite an experience. Our tour guide was 1/2 Mayan and was passionate about the history, tradition and culture of the Mayans. During the bus ride he shared just the right amount of information with a smile and great sense of humor. Our bus broke down and the guides had to do some quick rearrangement to split the tour and meet up again at the nearby first stop. We were glad that the guides were able to arrange for use to see all sites despite the delay. Both Chichen Itza and the Cenote were amazing sites -- a must see. Rain further abbreviated the time at Chichen Itza. We had to sprint from site to site just to see the basics. At the same time there is something special about seeing a site in the rain. The one downside to the tour was the blatant commercialism. The tour stopped at a school where children had the opportunity to sell a bus full of tourists handmade trinkets. In the Chichen Itza site, you are constant bombarded with vendors selling their wares. I don't begrudge the poor trying to make some money, but the Mexican government should step in and disallow the practice inside Chichen Itza -- a world heritage site and one of the new7wonders of the world. That aspect tainted the experience slightly. This is definitely worth seeing once in your life.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

i highly recommend going to Chichen Itza when you are in cancun learned a lot about the the history of the Mayan's and Mexico. got a really good price from Viator, and i recommend when getting a trip from viator
pls request for Carlos Moo as your tour guide, very well educated speaks both spanish and english.
i would say i would come back to ChiChen Itza when i come to Cancun again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Nice tour, very good and knowledged tour guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The trip to Chichen Itza was very good. They picked us up at our hotel right on time. We stopped at a souveniour store on the way that had some very good quality gifts. Our tour guide was very good and he did a good job at Chichen Itza also explaining everything and the culture of the Mayans. It's a very beautiful site. We then went to a cenote to swim which was so awesome then lunch which was very good. The overall trip was perfect.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It went very well and the Guide was very knowledgeable. The Lunch was a very nice Buffet, however drinks and Tips are not Included. Long day though as it is quite a distance.

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