Tour code: 3206PVTCHI
Discover Chichen Itza on a private tour from Cancun. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site outside of Cancun at your own pace; private tours allow you to dictate how long you'd like to spend at the site. Visit the ball court, the castle, and the Sacred Cenote, all integral parts of the most important archaeological sites from the Mayan Empire. Hire an on-site guide or upgrade your tour to include drinks and lunch, both at additional costs.


  • Private day trip to Chichen Itza from Cancun
  • Spend as much of the day as you'd like at Chichen Itza, an ancient Mayan ruin and UNSECO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the observatory, the Sacred Cenote, the ball court and the castle
  • Complimentary roundtrip transportation from your hotel in a private vehicle
  • You choose the start and end times for your private tour
  • Upgrade to include lunch or lunch with drinks

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Chichen Itza is a truly captivating archeaological site, and taking a private tour allows you to see it on your own terms. Start out whenever you're ready and spend as many hours as you'd like exploring this ancient Mayan capital.

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun

Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun

Meet your professional driver at your hotel for your trip to Chichen Itza. Private tours allow you to set your own pickup time and dictate how long you spend wandering amongst the ruins at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chichen Itza lies approximately 2 hours south west of Cancun, and your private car will ensure you get there in comfort. 

Upon arrival at this marvel of the ancient Mayan Empire, opt to hire an on-site guide at an additional cost of about US $50-60. Guides can take you a little deeper into the historical significance of sites such as the Sacred Cenote (Cenote Sagrado,) the castle, the ball court and the observatory. The Yucatan's most important archaeological site deserves to be explored at your leisure, which you can do on a private tour. 

Upgrade to include lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy regional dishes like salad, rice, soup, chicken and fish while watching a folkloric show. 

When you've explored Chichen Itza and the surrounding area sufficiently, meet your driver for private transportation back to your Cancun hotel. 

Customer Reviews

raj M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Driver, Manuel, was great. Very polite and courteous. Its a long drive from Cancun and almost nothing to see on the way, but Chichen Itza is very nice. Worth the trip. Go early, its very hot by noon. Cenote was the highlight. Bring pesos as the dollar rate is very poor. The buffet lunch was terrible. They cram you in a room with hundreds of people. You can't get more than 1 serving because the lines are so long. If you don't have pesos, the dollar equivalent cost is 30USD per person.

Nicola D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent private tour

Thuc-Quyen N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent service. Our driver was professional and helpful. We also like the flexibility of the tour. We did not want to see a village as suggested by the agency so we wanted to see Ek Balam instead and the driver took us there. Of course, we bought our own ticket entrance since this was not in the original plan but it was okay. We really enjoyed the trip and the service.

Asha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour. Our driver was Victor. He was 20 minutes early for us! That was unfortunate for him because we are not an early family lol! But all in all he was helpful, a safe driver, knowledgable and was extremely pleasant to be around. He recommended a guide for us, and the guide - Guillermo was waiting when we arrived. He was prompt in getting tickets etc and from Chichen Itza to the Cenote. Unfortunately due to our time constraints we did not get to spend as long as we would have liked at the Cenote.

It was lovely to learn about Mayan culture, and the guide was exceptional. The weather was extremely hot, and the less clothes you wear, the better, but load up on sunscreen or you will get burnt! Hats can be purchased as you arrive for about 5 USD before you go in to the venue itself.

Just to be clear, what's included in the package I took: 7 persons, 114 USD per person - tickets to Chichen Itza and the Cenote, buffet lunch nothing special, personalized tour times - decide your own start point and end point, as well as transportation to and from the site.

Will highly recommend this tour.

For the Mexican government or whoever is in charge of running Chichen Itza, please please reduce the number of vendors you have lining the walkways around your beautiful ruins. They are cumbersome and definitely take away from the experience.

Will highly recommend this tour to anyone!

Rick N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The trip was great but the best part about it was our private driver -Ray Gonzalez! Ray made everything fun and easy. He is an amazing host and we felt very safe with him.

Duncan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had the perfect day, our driver was fantastic attending to everything and more. Have used Viator in the past and will be definitely using again. Thank you Viator for making our holiday more special.

Paul B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Incredible experience, your tour guide and all of his suggestions made the trip a wonderful family experience we will all remember for the rest of our lives! Well worth the money! Thank you. Paul

Janet b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

There were 9 of us on a tour to Chichen Itza and we all enjoyed it immensely. Upon arriving to our resort I spoke of them hiring a tour guide, who they had hired and was waiting when we arrived. The driver also stopped at 3 places we wanted along the way. After the tour we went for lunch at an air conditioned buffet that served very good food and was most welcome on a hot day in May. I do believe it was less expensive than other tour groups and it cut off probably 3 hours of the ride with a personal van.

Socorro Marie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We were a family of four and we enjoyed our tour. The tour driver was at the hotel on time and returned us to the hotel on time. He guided us to places were we need to go and provided us all of the tickets needed for the tour. He was professional and took care of us from the start of the tour to the end.

Colleen O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We loved our day trip to Chichen Itza and Cenote. Loredo was our local guide. He gave us the perfect balance of interesting facts and stories and never rushed us on our own. He offered lots of information about the Yucatan and was so happy to have us for the day. He stated himself He LOVES his Job! and you can tell he does. I recommend the private tour, so much more time efficient and relaxing than all the buses we saw.

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