Upplev mayaplatserna Chichén Itzá och Tulum tidigt på morgonen, innan de stora folkmassorna hinner dit. Med detta Super Saver-erbjudande kan du kombinera två dagsturer från Cancún till rabatterat pris. Utforska varje plats med en arkeolog som guide och ta del av intressanta fakta om en av Mexicos antika civilisationer. Se fascinerande ruiner som El Castillo i Chichén Itzá (ett världsarv) och beundra Tulums spektakulära läge vid Karibiska havet.
Chichen Itza was fantastic. Our driver Raphael was great and our guide Marco was fantastic. Marco was terrific and kept the group interested and the tour went so quick. Wish we could have stayed longer. The next day we went Ron Tulum and the guide Abraham was horrible. He spoke for about 15 minutes and then left us to wander around by ourselves for over 2 hours. To me this was not a “guided” tour.
The first day was absolutely fantastic. I got picked up promptly and transferred to a larger coach for the tour. About halfway through the journey Marco, our tour guide, gave us a fantastic intro to the Mayan civilisation, informing us of a lot of things that would then come up during his tour later on, so that he didn't have to explain everything while we were at the site. The tour was maybe a little too long, and we didn't get a lot of free time. We then went through a local marketplace-style area selling souvenirs to pick up the lunch and drove back to the hotel.
A note about food: BRING YOUR OWN. The food bag consisted of a ham and cheese sandwich, small bag of chips containing milk, chocolate and a banana. No options for anything else. If you're veggie, vegan, lactose intolerant or don't eat pigs, you don't get to eat. If they're only going to have one option, it's probably a good idea to make it an option everyone can eat! This is given to you around midday, by which time you've probably been up for eight hours leaving too early for hotel breakfast so, remember to bring your own food!!
The second day was a slightly later start. Same basic idea. About halfway through the tour Sara, our guide, started priming us, but unlike Marco this was nothing about the site - it was all rules and timings. Sara was enthusiastic but her accent is very difficult to understand through the intercom. The actual tour was zoomed through quite fast with much less detail than the day before, but you do get more free time to walk around. Again, the food was poor - delivery as you got on the bus at 6.30am, you got a chocolate bar and a small cereal bar. Thankfully, the day wasn't as long, and you're back by lunchtime, so it wasn't quite as bad!
So, great first day, not as great second day, Tulum is lovely but TBH I'd probably recommend booking the Chicken Itza day on it's own and bringing your own food.
I really enjoyed the early access tours because there were less people at the sites and it was not as hot. It was a little difficult getting up in the morning. However, it is well worth it. For Chichen Itza we were done around 3:00pm and Tulum we were done around 1:30-2:00pm so we had plenty of time to hit the beach afterwards.
The tour guide for Chichen Itza was Marcos and the driver was Carlos. Both were excellent. Marcos was very engaging and informative. I enjoyed listening to him and he did an amazing job interacting with us all and involving us during the tour. I recommend this tour especially if Marcos is the tour guide. The bagged lunch consisted of a sandwich chips fruit and a juice. Overall, the tour was great and I would highly recommend it.
The tour guide for Tulum was Navarro and the driver was Carlos. Navarra was a good tour guide and very informative, not as engaging as I had hoped he would be but still a good tour guide. Carlos was a great driver. The views were amazing and if you are interested you have a little bit of time to walk down the coast. However, it would have been nice if we had some extra time to explore the coast more or get into the water as well. The bagged lunch consisted of juice carton, a bag of chips, and a sugar wafer. I was disappointed in the bagged lunch as I was very hungry getting picked up at 6:00am with no way to eat since the resort restaurant was not open at that time. Overall, the tour was great and I highly recommend it. Improvement would be needed in bagged lunch and if possible extra free time.
This was a big mess, the hotel pickup zone was inaccessible to those not staying there. Unable to meet the bus and group due to security. I made sure to drive out to the premises the night before. Contacted Viator from Mexico, what a horrible experience
The Chichen Itza portion of this tour was excellent.
Our bus/coach was modern and comfortable.
Our driver Carlos was a very professional, cautious and smooth driver which made the ride very comfortable.
Our guide Frank was outstanding. Frank is Mayan and passionate about sharing his culture and knowledge about the Mayan history. He did a great job at explaining the history and the main monuments of the sites.
We were the first bus to arrive at Chichen Itza we arrived at 9am and at to wait a couple of minutes for the parking lot gate to open. The first sight of Chichen Itza in the earlier hour of the morning with very few people around is spectacular is well worth waking up early for.
I highly recommend this Chichen Itza Early Access Tour.
For the Tulum tour, I will provide a review later.