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We visited Cancun for our honeymoon and my partner list Chichen Itza as a must see place. We participated in the small group day tour and enjoyed it thoroughly.
The ruins are pretty well preserved and It was an eye opening experience how all those wonderful architectural structures were built centuries ago and the magnificent scale of each of them.
Our tour guide Faustino did an excellent job in explaining the history and the cultural aspect, and demonstrating the acoustic aspect of some of the ruins. The our also include a lunch buffet at the Mayaland Resort which has good food and include the usage of its pool to relax which is nice because it was VERY VERY hot and humid there before the 2 hours trip back to Cancun.
One annoying fact besides the HUGE swath of tourists are the vendors that would just approach you pitching the items and some of them have those wild-animal-sound-making thing that they are trying to sell and they constantly demonstrating it, which is super annoying....
Great tour guide and great experience. We would highly recommend this trip.
Juan Carlos and Javier were great! Very comfortable van, and great lunch!
Fun place to visit and relive the old historical times. A well spoken and knowledgeable guide is a must because there a lot going on in here than what meets the eye. Go on a day when the weather is cooler. Take plenty of water. Excellent historical site.
Well worth the time to do this tour. guide very knowledgeable / helpful. crowds are annoying. being able to re-enter the site on your own is really great and the crowds had decreased making it more pleasant. worth the effort.
Carlos was the guide and Oscar was the driver. Very professional. On time and the van was new and nice. Very careful and safe driver. Carlos was courteous and informative. Highly recommend
Great tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Tour was on time. Bus was clean and ac worked fine. Wear comfortable shoes as there is quite a bit of walking. If you are in the Cancun area and haven't seen Chichen Itza, it is well worth seeing.
Excellent world heritage - a must see. Great construction demonstrating the Mayans grasp of Math and Science and Engineering in about thousand year BC. The tour guide from the tour company was excellent in narration and detail. The small van tour was private and personal and the hotel entrance is great. Food was good quality, but can be of more variety. Not enough time to access pool etc at Mayaland hotel. Overall best way of experiencing Chchen Itza
Great..?Our tour guide Mauricio was very knowledgeable and interesting.
WOW, this was amazing.
Very well organised.
Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Facilities were excellent and good food selection for a vegan.
Loads of time to explore and take photos.
This was an awesome tour! If you are planning on visiting Chichen Itza do yourself a favor, spend the extra money and book the small-group tour. My wife and I went in October of 2014 and our tour had 11 total people, which is much better than the 40+ you will get on the tour busses. The vehicle was clean and comfortable. At lunch at highly recommend the pork tacos with the handmade tortillas. The driver and tour guide were friendly, knowledgeable and made the tour a great experience we will never forget.
What an adventure! My husband and I booked the small group tour. There were about 15 of us on that tour that day. It was about a two and half hour shuttle ride from the resort to the site. Our tour guide, Juan Carlos, was wonderful. He had a great sense of humor and you can tell he really loves his job. Once there we got right down to business making the rounds of the site. It is an amazing place with such an amazing story. I can tell you, I learned a lot. Along the tour route there are plenty of vendors so one can do a little shopping. After the tour was over, we had a wonderful buffet lunch complete with dancers at the Maya Land Hotel which sits right on the grounds as well. The hotel is beautiful. We also had free run of the facilities for a couple of hours before leaving for the trip back. I would highly recommend this tour. It was educational and we met some really nice people :)
We had an older gentleman named Carlos, he was outstanding in presenting all of the places of the ruins. The ruins themselves were gorgeous. The only thing that I would change is the actual GUESTS. Many of them were extremely rude to this tour guide. As he tried to speak to the group, he had made a deal with all of the guests in the group that he would speak in Spanish first and the English speakers can wander closely, then vice versa. Many people in the group that we were in would just wonder far off or talk to each other and not even listen to him. As far as the tour itself, it was very informing and made you want to know more. The food at the hotel was delicious, and the Mayan Planetarium was very neat!
An amazing experience I went in mid August and there weren't large groups. It was organzied and we were provided with umbrellas. I wish we had more time to continue to explore, but the tour is very interesting. You see a cenote, but ONLY the sacred one. With this tour cenote swim is NOT included.
Great Tour. Was very comfortable for me and my two children of 5 and 7.
Very educational. We had wonderful guide. Lots of areas without shade so remember sunblock. If your bus driver offers an umbrella, take him up on it!
Our guide was very informative about the Mayan history and the history behind the ruins. The handmade tortillas with pork were amazing. The guide gave all of us a enough free time to do whatever, and we did Mayan planetarium. It was a great experience and I recommend to do chitchen itza before tulum
Excellent tour from beginning to end! Our guide was very engaging with our group and was very informative. Having done a previous tour of Chichen Itza with a different tour operator, this was above and beyond my expectations! The private entrance,the lunch at the hotel and then being left to be on your own afterwards makes this THE tour to take!
The tour guide was awesome! Full of information and made the tour interesting and exciting. I am travel agent out of Canada and I will definitely recommend this private tour.
Thank you for the great experience.
You can get lost in the crowd, OR, you can get pampered with a small group tour. This tour is exactly as advertised, with VIP treatment from resort pickup to drop off. I've always been 'part of the crowd' on my previous Chichen Itza visits. This time my wife and I made the smart choice, and went with the Viator small group.tour. What a difference! No more stampedes. No more exhaustion from trying to 'keep up with the crowd'. Thanks Viator. You made our day! Jon and Joanne
This was a great day out. We were picked up at the said time and the transport was not crowded at all. We had a good comfortable seat as this was a 2 hour journey which went in quite fast. The rep ( Maurico) was good and informative and gave a good narrative during the trip. The tour itself was excellent as i had wanted to go to this site and see for myself the buildings. Good return journey. I would highly recommend this trip.
Good tour and guide. Very happy with the small group trip. Worth every penny.
Outstanding. Chichen Itza was much more awesome than any picture or comment can express. The tour was a really good deal, too! Mayaland is a sweet hotel with grounds and villas blending in seamlessly with the breath-taking ruins of Chichen Itza. The lunch was OK, but the entertainment was outstanding!! The bus ride was as comfortable as a bus ride can be. Bring a hat, wear sunscreen, and sport light clothing...even in early February it got hot in a hurry! I could not recommend this more highly!! ENJOY!