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

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Cancún, Mexico
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10 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Discover the ruins at Chichen Itza with a private archaeologist 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.
  • 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
  • Experience personalized attention on this Viator Exclusive tour

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See and gain more insight than most visitors with a private guide and early morning entry.
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 archaeologist 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, 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. Arrive back at your Cancun hotel at approximately 3pm.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Do I need to bring my confirmation / ticket?
A:
Please bring your ID and your voucher (printed or digital).
Jul 2019
Q:
What is the pick up location?
A:
We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019
Q:
What additional money do we need to bring?
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Remember that this tour does not include the tax of $ 23 usd / $ 406 pesos per person for the entrance to the archaeological zone that by official disposition was approved on January 1, 2019. This tax can be paid in cash or credit card (with a 5% charge). In case of being in cash, we ask you to bring the exact amount.
Jul 2019

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Mind blowing / amazing 5⭐️
glk45
, Jul 2019
This trip is 100% worth the $- it’s truly life changing. The early access is definitely the way to go, waking up super early on vac.is hard, but we were the first tour bus there, no line, and no crowd. It gets super hot & crowded, so that’s a major plus. Marco-our guide was so knowledgeable of the history and culture and is so personable, he was awesome and our driver Jorge was excellent and safe as well. They made my 4year old feel like the boss! They both gave us an experience of a lifetime and we would do this again. Make sure to bring sunblock,h2o,snacks, and good walking shoes. If your lucky, the village you visit on the way home will have their shaman available, we got blessed in a Mayan ceremony, that was a plus too. We checked the tour prices at our resort and it was almost triple the cost, this is definitely the way to go if you want to save $ and have an experience of a lifetime. You won’t regret it.
Amazing day out.
jasonnevin98
, Jul 2019
Carlos and Marco were absolutely fantastic, totally professional and picked us up from our hotel. Straight away they made us feel relaxed and looking forward to our casual day out with them. Marco was so informatively throughout the coach ride and during our tour, providing a wealth of knowledge and really making us feel engaged and excited to continue. After chichen itza we were taken to a Mayan community to meet and receive a blessing from the local shaman which was a surreal experience! Thank you so much guys!
Amazing excursion!!!
hufseyrj
, Jul 2019
Nestor( not sure of the correct spelling) was an amazing guide!! Such great historical information and a funny sense of humor too! I would recommend this day trip to anyone looking to see incredible ruins and a overall fun day.
Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hello, Thank you for your comments, it is great for us to know you had a wonderful time with us. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
Great day and amazing place.
Corwin M
, Jul 2019
Our guide Marcos was phenomenal. He was extremely knowledgeable, easy to talk with, and kept the tour entertaining. I highly recommend the early tour. We were leaving right about when the crowds arrived and heat was starting to get uncomfortable. The ruins were amazing and well worth the trip.
Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hello, Thank you for your comments, it is great for us to know you had a wonderful time with us. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
Miscommunication was not picked up.
Jman8763
, Jul 2019
Was called day before, gave them name of hotel, and was told to be outside hotel at 0500, so dragged selves out. No pick up, No call. Checked E-mail later, Turned out they misunderstood me over phone and showed up at wrong hotel. I got through to them by phone by 0900, but bus was long gone. Refund will not make up for wasted day of our week long vacation. Very unhappy!
Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hello. Thank you very much for your comments; we are sorry you didn't have the best experience with us. In this case we are not able to identify your booking to open a proper case so we recommend you to contact your agency so they can send us the incidence, we will be ready to follow up the case. Best regards, Amigo Group
Well worth the early start!
LincolnshireSmudge
, Jul 2019
Marco our guide and Antonio our driver looked after us so well! We left before the crowds. Fab trip!
Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hello, Thank you for your comments, it is great for us to know you had a wonderful time with us. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
Loved this tour!!
villains0315
, Jul 2019
Great tour !! Excellent guide, made it fun and very interesting, comfortable ride to site. Totally worth waking up early. Thank you Viator!!
Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hello, Thank you for your comments, it is great for us to know you had a wonderful time with us. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
Early morning tour, only way to go!
Connector60529368506
, Jul 2019
Our tour guide Frank was really great. He's very knowledgeable and tried to squeeze in hundreds of years of Mayan history in just a few hours. He is very passionate about the culture/his culture and it's preservation. I highly recommend this tour! Thanks to Conrad our tour driver for an excellent job and making us feel comfortable during our journey.
Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hello, Thank you for your comments, it is great for us to know you had a wonderful time with us. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group
Chicken itza
Elizabeth M
, Jul 2019
The actual tour from our guide Frank was great! He had plenty of information and could answer all questions. I was so glad to be there early before the crowds and more intense heat. A couple of issues: 1) we are staying in a condo on avineda 5, so pick up was at another hotel at 5:05 a.m. was told no taxis available that early so walked 15 min. to meeting spot. Tour was 10 min. late meaning we waited outside the closed hotel on the curb for 30 min. All other groups were picked up at their specific hotels. 2) After booking told I had to pay a $22 tax extra per person. When time to pay it was $23. 3) Was told group would be no larger than 20, but we had about 35 people. Despite these issues really did love the tour and would recommend.
Excellent Experience
822lilil
, Jul 2019
The guide Marco and the driver Carlos were great. I love the experience and the presentation. We got there early and the heat wasn't too bad and not too many tourists were there. It's was a great program.
Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hello, Thank you for your comments, it is great for us to know you had a wonderful time with us. We work every day to provide the best service to all our clients because we love what we do. We hope you to come back soon. Best regards, Amigo Group

Product code: 5885CUNCHI

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