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Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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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 and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. A boxed lunch is also included for your convenience.
  • Early access Chichen Itza tour 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
  • A boxed lunch and round-trip transport from Cancun included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See and gain more insight than most visitors with a private guide and early morning entry.
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Professional guide
Round transportation from the meeting points (for VIP or DELUXE option, hotel pick is included)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Toll Road
Buffet Lunch
Soda/Pop
CULTUR tax (453 MXN) is included in DELUXE option
Ticket to Chichen Itza
Alcoholic Beverages
1 umbrella per reservation is included DELUXE option
Drinks (available to purchase. Only included in DELUXE option)
All visitors to Chichen Itza need to pay a local tax of $453 mxn. Only credit card payment.
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After morning pickup from a central meeting point, 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. 

Purchase your ticket and head inside to learn about the important role that this well-preserved site played in Mayan civilization between AD 600 and 1200 from your private archaeologist guide. Listen to your guide's explanation of how this pre-Colombian settlement was an important destination for pilgrimages and a center of worship for the Mayan people which 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 and enjoy a boxed lunch for transportation back to Cancun.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cancun
Ride from Cancún or Riviera Maya to Chichén Itzá
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Valladolid
If you select the Deluxe option
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chichen Itza
Your tour begins with an early morning departure. Arriving at Chichen Itza, join your specialized guide for an in-depth tour of the site, and enjoy the tranquility of your early-morning visit before the crowds arrive. Throughout the trip, your archaeological guide’s commentary provides essential background to the well-preserved site of Chichen Itza. Learn how this large pre-Colombian city played an important role in Mayan civilization from around A.D. 600 to 1200, and remained a center of worship and pilgrimage until the arrival of the Spanish. Even today, it is still considered a sacred site by the Yucatán peninsula’s Maya population. Like many of ancient Mexico’s cities, the site was abandoned, and its ruins were hidden by jungle. Hear how the site was discovered and unearthed by archaeologists, gaining UNESCO protection and considered today one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Your guide will explain the philosophy, cosmology and mythology behind this ancient site, such as the meaning of the stone carvings, pyramids, platforms, ball courts and staircases. Visit the Observatory, Temple of the Jaguars, Temple of the Warriors and of course the famous El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulkan.  Return around 3:00 p.m. With this Viator Exclusive, your early morning trip to Chichen Itza helps you to beat the crowds so you can enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at your own leisure!
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Piste
Enjoy a delicious Mexican Buffet at Piste
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you bring comfortable walking shoes and camera
  • Note: An additional fee is required for the use of video camera at the site. The fee is between $10USD to $25USD (depending on the device) and must be paid directly on site on the day of the tour
  • Note: The tour is on shared basis and there is a private guide per each group of up to 20 people
  • Please note that all visitors to Chichen Itza will need to pay a local tax of $453 mxn. This fee is included in DELUXE option
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We care about your safety and we guarantee a safe route by toll road to Chichen Itza.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Amigo Tours Mexico

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza Sunrise with lunch,Tequila & optional Valladolid, Cenote & Pick up.
Q:
Do I need to bring my confirmation / ticket?
A:
Please bring your ID and your voucher (printed or digital).
Dec 2020

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Traveler Tips


  • "Bring lots of water, sunblock, umbrella, and wear a hat because there's not enough shade to cool you down walking from one end to another." See review
  • "It is very hot there so make sure to bring water." See review
  • "The bus is punctual so make sure that you are at the waiting area on time!"

Reviews

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Vanessa_A
, May 2021
This is an absolute must for your trip to Mexico! Be prepared for a long day starting at as early as 6am. Pack a backpack with ALL the recommended essentials. Our tour guide David was spectacular! The tour was so informative and beautiful!!!
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Must see!!
Katelyn_B
, May 2021
This trip is a must if you travel to Mexico! Rodrigo was an amazing tour guide. Brings lots of water
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All inclusive for the win!
Chanel
, May 2021
David was a great tour guide who's a well of knowledge and history. So much to see, learn and enjoy. Save yourself the headache and get an inclusive package because the travel time is what takes up at least half of the day and it's better to have people who live here guide you! Also bring money to support locals. Everywhere you turn there is a merchant offering you something food, hats, liquor, stones, art. If you're not trying to buy stuff then bring a backpack with snacks for the long day. The only downside was not having more than an hour in the cenote. It was a truly delightful experience.
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10/10!
Simon_British
, May 2021
10/10!! Not only did we learn about the beautiful and often gruesome history of this beautiful city but we also learned about the history of the local area and the current Mayan population still inhabiting the Yucatan! We were lucky enough to have Marco as our tour guide and the only thing that surpassed his knowledge was his passion for Chichen Itza and the Mayan culture. We started the trip with a tour guide and left with what felt like a friend for life! If you're lucky enough to have a tour with Marco, just listen, this man is a fountain of knowledge! The cenote swim is MUCH needed after walking around Chichen Itza and highly recommended as it is a unique experience and truly a wonder in and of itself. I cannot speak highly enough of this tour!
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Do it!
Amy_A
, May 2021
Really enjoyed this tour! Marco was an excellent tour guide - personable & knowledgeable about the history of the Mayans & all of the amazing facts & curiosities of the site. I took the advice of another reviewer & brought a little sweater along bc the bus does get cold & it’s a long ride out. The other thing I’d note is that you may have an early pickup time (mine was at 5:45) & then still be waiting on others to join you for awhile. It’s understandable, but just keep it in mind so you aren’t wondering what’s taking so long to get going. We still got there early & there weren’t any crowds. The cenote swim was amazing. Valladolid wasn’t open to tourists yet, but we did get to drive through & see a few things from the bus. Highly recommend this tour!!
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Great time exploring Chichen Itza
FadyY
, May 2021
We had a great experience touring Chichen Itza with Vicente. He is very knowledgeable about the history and is fluent in many languages. Very positive experience overall.
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Incredibly Amazing
Lucina_G
, Apr 2021
We loved Chichen Itzá specially the cenote all of that was amazing cool and worth it! The tour guy cool was amazing! Forgot his name but he said his wife is Mayan and his partner driver drove smooth. Definitely recommend just make sure u use sunscreen n light clothes and don’t forget a hat.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Dear Amig@ We are very happy to read that you had a great time, we hope to see you on your next trip. Dulce, Amigo Tours
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Great experience!!
Mandy_B
, Apr 2021
We are so glad we went! You have to know going into it that it makes for a long day, but so worth it. Our tour guide Vicente Padilla was amazing, knowledgeable, patient and honest. Bring water and utilize the locker for the cenote because there is really no place to put items when you get to the bottom of the stairs. Lunch was delicious and filling. Glad we did it.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Dear Amig@ We are very happy to read that you had a great time, we hope to see you on your next trip. Dulce, Amigo Tours
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Solid Experience
Lauren_C
, Apr 2021
Overall I’d say the tour was good, what stood out from the experience were: Covid - I appreciated that every time we got on the jus the driver squirted hand sanitizer in your hand. Mask wearing was compliant for the first half of the tour, after lunch I’m not sure what happed but people stopped caring and the tour guide didn’t remind anyone after the initial request during the start of the tour. Chichen Itza is hot, just like all the reviews say. You will need water and can purchase on site also. Your guide on the bus is not your guide inside the grounds, you are split up into smaller groups. As stated in other reviews the guides tell you not to buy items there... the one con of this tour is that it was obvious this was a preference by the tour company which clearly has an agreement with the lunch location to push their items. The items sold at Chichen Itza are better and less expensive, easier to haggle. Lunch was better than anticipated. An array of pork, chicken or fish. With rice, beans, spaghetti, and vegetables. We did go back for seconds. Bring snacks as reviews are accurate it’s 6 hours into the tour. The cenote was a truly enjoyable experience, especially after such a hot HOT day at the ruins. The water was a perfect temperature and the views were awe-inspiring. Tour guide Tony was awesome, very charismatic, and funny. It was also cool that he was Mayan so he was very knowledgeable! Overall I do recommend the tour, it’s a long 12hrs, heed the warnings from the other reviews about their personal preferences.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Dear Amig@ Lauren_C We really appreciate your comments, we think it's great to share your experience. We work hard every day to provide you with the best service. Dulce, Amigo Tours
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Good.
Patron
, Apr 2021
Marco and Rodrigo are great guides. I really enjoyed the Chichen Itza trip, very informative. At the sink hole, everyone needs to rent a life vests for 30 pesos. At first, I was a little skeptical, but then when you actually get into water, you can float and enjoy the beautiful sink hole. The only thing that I didn't like is the lunch area where they sell souvenirs. It was a buffet, so I did not expect to pay for Cola-Cola that I was charged for. Either tell me at the beginning that it costs money, or don't ask if I want it. Souvenirs were way overpriced, I don't believe "thank you for helping Mayan people", yeah, sure. I also choose deluxe option, otherwise you'll be spending hours picking up people from different hotels.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Dear Amig@ Your comments are greatly appreciated. It's great to hear that you had an excellent experience. In our product, we indicate that drinks are not included, but we will still look for a way to remind you. Thank you for being part of this experience. Dulce, Amigo Tours
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