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  • Address: Mexico
  • 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

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Spectacular Chichen Itza holds both mystery and magic and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the most important archaeological zone and ancient ...  Read more

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

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Chichen Itza Day Tour with Transportation, Cancun, Day Trips
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Chichen Itza Day Tour with Transportation

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Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Cancun Super Saver: Exclusive Early Access to Chichen Itza plus Early Access to Tulum Ruins with an ... 
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Cancun Super Saver: Exclusive Early Access to Chichen Itza plus Early Access to Tulum Ruins with an Archaeologist Guide

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Experience the Maya sites of Chichen Itza and Tulum in the morning hours, before the majority of the crowds arrive. With this Super Saver, you can combine two ...  Read more

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Chichen Itza Small-Group Tour with Private Entrance, Cancun, Day Trips
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Chichen Itza Small-Group Tour with Private Entrance

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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.)

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Chichen Itza and Cenote Mayan Experience Tour, Cancun, Day Trips
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Chichen Itza and Cenote Mayan Experience Tour

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Discover the site of Chichen Itza, which is considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Enjoy a swim at a cenote and lunch and have a great day ...  Read more

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Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Day Trips
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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Playa del Carmen

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Discover the mystery and allure of Chichen Itza, the ancient capital of the Mayan Empire, on a full-day tour from Playa del Carmen. At this UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Chichen Itza Day Trip by Plane: Small-Group Archaeologist-Led Tour with Mayan Jungle Flight, ... 
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Chichen Itza Day Trip by Plane: Small-Group Archaeologist-Led Tour with Mayan Jungle Flight

Visit one of the new 7 wonders of the world with this unique tour by plane from Cancun. Chichen Itza is 200 kilometers away from Cancun and usually takes 2.5 ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil and Coba Ruins from Cancun

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Visit Chichen Itza, Coba and Ik Kil Cenote on this tour in the Mayan Riviera. See amazing archaeological sites and views while learning of the history of these ...  Read more

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Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Merida, Merida, Day Trips
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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Merida

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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! ...  Read more

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

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Chichen Itza from Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya & the Yucatan, Day Trips
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Chichen Itza from Riviera Maya

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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.)

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