Tour code: 5885CUNCHI

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Discover the ruins at Chichen Itza with a private archeologist guide on this all-day Viator exclusive tour. Skip the lines and the crowds with early morning access and view parts of the ruins that most traditional tours don't visit.  Learn about Mexico's past through your guide's insightful commentary about this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy lunch and round-trip transportation from your Cancun hotel.


  • Early access Chichen Itza tour with a private archeologist
  • Beat the crowds with an early morning visit to Chichen Itza
  • Gain essential background information by touring with a private archeologist
  • Visit parts of the UNESCO World Heritage site that other tourists don't see
  • Enjoy a box lunch and round-trip transportation
  • Experience personalized attention on this Viator Exclusive tour

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Tour Chichen Itza in the early morning, when the site is less crowded, and gain essential historical and cultural background by visiting with a private archeologist. Hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees and box lunch are included, making this a great trip for families

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What You Can Expect

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

Explore the archaeological site of Chichen Itza

After morning pickup from your Cancun hotel, travel to Chichen Itza for early access to the ruins. Follow your guide through the UNESCO World Heritage Site before most of the crowds arrive, allowing up-close access and a more tranquil experience. 

Learn about the important role that this well-preserved site played in Mayan civilization between 600 and 1200 AD from your private archeologist guide. Listen to your guide's explanation of how this pre-Colombian settlement was an important destination for pilgrimages, center of worship for the Mayan people and is still considered sacred today. 

Visit the Temple of Kukulkan, which enjoys a special trick of the light during the spring and fall equinoxes. View the Temple of the Jaguars, the Temple of the Warriors and the Observatory. Hear about the meaning of the staircases, stone carvings, platforms, pyramids and ball courts according to the mythology and cosmology of the ancient Mayan people. 

Board your vehicle for transportation back to hotel, enjoying a provided box lunch on the way. Arrive back at your Cancun hotel at approximately 3pm.

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Customer Reviews

Heather L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Went with our 2 sons 9 and 15 and we all agreed this was the highlight of our vacation. Our guide was entertaining and obviously cares very much about the history of his culture. Doing the early tour is a must if you want to see the architecture without being harassed to buy souvenirs everywhere you turn.

John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Frank and Ramon were great! Frank was very knowledgeable and provided us with a great tour filled with information. He knows the ins and outs very well and showed us a lot. The tour was a little large and he did a great job explaining where we needed to be and when. I would highly recommend this tour. As a bit of advice, the bus can get hot and if you weren't hot by then, you will be once you get to Chichen Itza. I would highly recommend an evaporative cooling cloth and the standard sun-screen, hat, cool clothes and bug spray.

Carlton B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide Frank and driver Ramon were excellent. I was a little skeptical about Amigo Tours because of the reviews. The tour guide was extremely informed and willing to share as much info as we wanted to learn. The drive was great to and from Our hotel. Clean/new bus. Bring/buy lunch at Itza

Melissa K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Marco was so knowledgeable. One of the best tours we and #39;ve been on. It is an early morning, slow start, but the tour can and #39;t be beat. The number of people arriving when we were leaving was incredible. Got the best pictures without a sea of people in them.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing! It and #39;s Informative, perfect time of the day, avoided the crowd and long lines, and comfortable bus. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and understanding. Bus driver is good too.

Ayesha H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was amazing! Fantastic service from the early morning pick up to the afternoon drop. They gave us a lunch pack when we boarded the bus in the morning and cold bottles of water when we boarded back after the tour ended in the afternoon. The guide Frank was brilliant. He was very well informed, engaging and attentive. Please wear a big hat and stay hydrated. There are medical emergency services on site if you feel ill. Highly recommend the tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing tour, this was our second time going, and going early and having our own tour guide made this experience extraordinary! We enjoyed and LEARNED so much more!

John M. G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guides Frank and Ramon were fantastic and added immeasurably to our trip. We recommend the early trip over to avoid the crowds and heat!

Arlene G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Going early was well worth it. Frank was our Archeologist and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. He went above and beyond. Highly recommend this tour.

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