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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?
A:
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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Great experience
vishal p
, Sep 2019
I had a great time on this tour. The pickup was prompt, the bus was cool and comfortable, the guide Marco was knowledgeable and provided constant information during the whole tour and kept the group engaged. Being picked up at 430 am on vacation wasnt the most fun, but getting to chichen itza before the majority of the crowds (and before it got too hot) was completely worth it. Id highly recommend this tour
Response from Host , Sep 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
Marco,thank you!
Michelle R
, Sep 2019
Such a lovely experience. Marco (our guide) is extreamly passionate and knowledgeable about the Mayan culture. He even went out of the way to have the tour bus stop at our resort even when it wasn’t part of the stops. I recommend this tour 100%. You aren’t going to find a better tour with early entrance, food, local pit stop, shaman blessing anywhere.
Response from Host , Sep 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 experience!
zhoux345
, Sep 2019
Marco was such a great guide. He was very knowledgeable and was happy to share all the information with the group. He brought the Mayan culture to life!!! The bus was air-conditioned, clean, and comfortable. However, don't expect too much from the lunch. Pack some snacks that you like.
Response from Host , Sep 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 Trip!
KevinDedrick
, Sep 2019
Had a fantastic experience on 09/06/19 with Frank. Pickup from hotel was right on time. Definitely worth it to get there early before the heat sets in and crowds arrive. Bus was cool and comfortable, an easy ride to Chichen Itza. Frank is very informative and gives great insight. Only advice is make sure you eat before and bring water. Thanks again!
Response from Host , Sep 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 tour, worth the drive
sylvesterdwilliam
, Sep 2019
Marco and Raphael were good tour guides, the tour bus was excellent and they even picked us up at our hotel which was slightly out of the way past the hotel zone. A trip to a Myan village was very educational as the Shamen gave us all a blessing.
Response from Host , Sep 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
Good Tour guide overall
Isabel_Henriquez
, Sep 2019
I had this in my bucket list so I carefully chose this tour to make the trip worth it. I had Franck as a tour guide and he was great! Had a lot of details about the Mayas and explained as much as we had time to hear. I would recommend him. BUT, the title of this package is "...with Private Archaeologist" and he was not an Archaeologist-- a little bit of false advertising that I don't appreciate. Picking the 5am pick up was definitely the best option since we got a chance to get there before the huge crowds and before the heat got uncomfortable. Will recommend to friends and family.
Response from Host , Sep 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
A long day, but worth it!
amberi957
, Sep 2019
Our guide Marco made this trip great. He's super knowledgeable, fun and friendly. You'll have to get up super early for this, but you beat the crowds and some of the heat (was still super hot and humid for our September tour). Would definitely recommend this!
Response from Host , Sep 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
Charge additional fee
anna130kimo
, Sep 2019
I ordered the tour with a hotel pick up service which is more expensive. But turned out that the tour company can’t pick me up at my hotel. I had to walk to the pick up point. I wrote an email to ask for partial refund but receive no response.
Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hello, Thank you very much for your comments; we are sorry you didn't have the best experience with us. We offer an apology. We would like to follow up on your case. Regards Amigo Group
Excellent Guide
crj004
, Sep 2019
Excellent tour. We had SuperFrank as our tour guide, he was incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining throughout. Having someone to explain and learn from definitely made for a better trip. Had we gone on our own we would of been unaware of so many of the details surrounding the buildings and temples. We would also recommend the early start, it is incredibly hot and we would of really struggled if we were there much later in the day. The stop to a local mayan village and shop was probably unnecessary but lunch was provided there and we still got back to our hotel early enough to enjoy the rest of the day. Thanks Frank
Response from Host , Sep 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
Amazing experience
mcknighte26
, Sep 2019
Chitzen Itza is definitely worth visiting! Our tour guide Marco was full of knowledge and made the trip very interesting. Only fault was the lunch. We were picked up at 04.40am and didn't receive any food or water until the journey back to the hotel at approx. 12.45pm. Any trips I've been on before we received water and stopped off for tea/coffee and had the chance to get some breakfast on route. There is a shop at Chitzen Itza but it's quite expensive and time is limited before entering the site. The packed lunch provided on the way home wasn't great. Small roll with minimal filling, warm apple juice, an apple, handful of crisps and a small biscuit. Can't fault anything else. Just bring your own food and drinks!
Response from Host , Sep 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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