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Explore Chichen Itza with a small group, entering through the Mayaland Resort to skip the long entry lines. On this full-day excursion, follow an expert guide through the Pyramid of Kukulcán and the rest of the UNESCO World Heritage Site for 2 hours. Enjoy a buffet lunch of regional and international dishes. Spend the rest of the day at the resort hotel swimming, strolling through the botanical gardens, or visiting the Xtoloc Cenote. Plus, you can relax at Viator's exclusive on-site hospitality suite.


  • Enter Chichen Itza through a private gate without waiting in line!
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site with an expert guide
  • Explore the archeological park on your own as many times as you want
  • Use the facilities of Mayaland Resort, including swimming pool and gardens
  • Enjoy a lunch buffet including Yucatecan dishes
  • Round-trip transportation by Mercedes Benz
  • Small-group tour limited to 25 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The best choice if you're looking for a relaxing, intimate experience of Chichen Itza. This tour allows you more time to wander and take photos of the famous Mayan ruins.

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What You Can Expect

Chichen Itza Small-Group Tour with Private Entrance

Ball Court at Chichen Itza

Enjoy pickup at your hotel in a luxe Mercedes Benz for the ride to the Mayaland Resort adjacent to Chichen Itza. Upon arrival, meet your guide to begin exploring this UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Accessing the ruins through Mayaland's private entrance, your small tour group will head straight to the best parts of Chichen Itza without waiting in line. During this 2-hour tour, learn about the cultural, historical and archaeological highlights of the various temples and structures in the ruins. Visit the Pyramid of Kukulcán, the nunnery, the ball court and the observatory. When you part with your guide, explore further at your own pace or head back to the  Mayaland Resort.

Enjoy a lunch buffet of Mexican, Yucatecan and international dishes, then choose to head back to the ruins or relax at the resort, including access to Viator's exclusive hospitality suite. Swim in the pool, stroll though the botanical gardens, or visit Xtoloc Cenote, a sacred sinkhole located on the hotel grounds.

Be Maya Planetarium upgrade:
In the evening, stop at the Be Maya Planetarium. View a show that teaches about Mayan civilization and the Maya skies, along with history and mythology.

Your day ends with transportation back to your Cancun hotel.

Customer Reviews

Humphrey M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

The tour was actually operated by Mayaland Tours. It was a very good tour company. Our tour guide Rosendo and driver Oscar was great. Rosendo is polite and knowledgable and wasn't pushy about selling extra sourvenier. The company uses newer MB vehicles for all their transportation and all the drivers are professional. The tour really don't have a lot of free time to be on your own due to length of travel time from Cancun but enough time to enjoy the site at Chichen Itza. The included buffet lunch at the hotel is average but will satify your hunger but should include at least one freshment suggesion.

Tom H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The weather was great. The Chichen Itza tour about the Mayan culture and architecture was wonderful. The knowledge and history of the area presented by our guide Maurcicio was outstanding. I would highly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Highly recommend this tour, on time transportation and polite driver and guide.

Chris S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

The tour was excellent and I recommend taking a full day to see this amazing site, even then we could not fit everything in.
The guide Rosendo was very passionate and knowledgeable and brought the tour and history to life.

kim j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Brilliant, what an experience, excellent guide, it was a long day but worth it. Make sure you have breakfast before you go.

Tiffanie N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My trip was great. The van I was picked up on was very comfortable and the ac was super cold! Bring a sweater! However it and #39;s a good feeling when you and #39;re riding back from the 2-3 hour walk in the heat. Our driver was awesome and our tour guide was very detailed in giving us the history of chichen Itza.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great Ride and extremely fun. My wife almost passed out and MAURICE the best tour guide told us to go relax and cool off cause the medic that was called said to take break. we thought we would miss the tour but Maurice told us that when he was done he would come back for us and give us a private tour so me and my wife wouldn't miss anything. it was an amazing experience and would only consider using this company from now on. Thanks guys!

Kent F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Positives: we had a very quick pickup procedure which involved the tour company to send smaller vans out to pick people up and take them to a meeting point. The whole process took less than 10 minutes for us to change to the tour bus and be on our way. This was the same for the return trip. The drivers were all very good,courteous and safe as well as friendly. A larger tour we took earlier in the week was a 2 hour pickup process before we were on our way. The vehicles were all very clean and newer. The only negative was that the smaller size tour bus was fairly small for a few 6 foot guys and the air conditioning did not keep up as well after the hot day on the way back. The rest of the tour was very positive. Our tour guide was Mauricio who is Mayan and was very knowledgeable and passionate about his heritage. He used a few people in the group to demonstrate some of the actions of the Mayans as well and injected some humour when appropriate to make the tour fun. He mentioned his intention of purchasing a Tilley hat for himself for Christmas to protect himself in his time in the hot sun. The final positive of this small group tour was the access we were given to the hotel on site. We were told that we were guests of the hotel and able to use the pool etc if we wished. We had a fabulous lunch in an air conditioned restaurant which we were so grateful for after spending time in the scorching hot sun to see the very amazing 7th wonder of the world

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Enjoyed the tour, luncheon, the swimming, but not the van. It was the most uncomfortable ride. The seats were hard, stiff and non moveable. With a total of four plus was a back breaker.

Susan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I must say that I was impressed by Viator from beginning to end. The online booking process was smooth and easy. I even made schedule changes to both of my tours and the amendments were made with no fuss. When I got to Cancun, I realized that a 48-hr window for booking a hotel pickup was recommended. I had less than 24hrs before my tour! I called the local agent's number and they quickly and easily gave me a pickup time. They arrived on schedule in a modern, immaculate tour bus/van. The tour guide Mauricio and driver Benito were dressed very nicely and they were very warm and welcoming. They've done this tour so many times that all the pickups and bathroom stops were perfectly timed to allow us to get to Chichen Itza at an appropriate hour. They gave out bottles of water before the tour began and again for the ride home. FYI, bring bug spray! The walk to the main pyramid was not far. Along the way Mauricio pointed out several structures and he gave us a graphic and dramatic depiction of Mayan life and culture as it related to each spot. My head was spinning with the mathematical significance of these structures and I didn't follow it all. I just know that the Mayans were really smart! After seeing and experiencing the various points of interest, we went to the Hotel for lunch, which is included in the cost of the tour. You must purchase drinks and you are encouraged to tip the Mexican dancers who entertain during the meal. After that, you're free to swim in the pool, lounge at the bar, or go back to the pyramids to take more pictures or shop and bargain with the many, MANY vendors selling various items. And be prepared for the upsale from the tour guide as there are specialty items that they are promoting. Even so, it didn't ruin my enjoyment of the whole day. I highly recommend this tour.

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