• Location: Cozumel, Mexico
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 153.00 View price calendar

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Discover the mysterious magnificence of Mexico’s most significant archeological site on a full-day excursion to Chichen Itza from Cozumel. Explore the vast site on a 2-hour tour with a knowledgeable guide, discovering fascinating facts about the ancient Mayans and their prosperous civilization.  Marvel at a selection of impressive structures before visiting the luxurious Mayaland Hotel for a 5-course gourmet lunch accompanied by beer and wine. Wander the resort’s beautiful gardens and take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool before returning to Cozumel in a comfortable vehicle. 


  • Day trip to Chichen Itza from Cozumel
  • Take a 2-hour walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site with a professional guide
  • Learn about the Maya people and their history on the Yucatan Peninsula
  • See Chichen Itza’s most important structures, including El Castillo and the Temple of the Warriors
  • Enjoy use of Mayaland Hotel’s beautiful facilities, including the swimming pools and gardens
  • Relax over a 5-course lunch with wine, beer or a refreshing soft drink
  • Round-trip ferry between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and transport to Chichen Itza by deluxe van included

What You Can Expect

Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cozumel

Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cozumel

Commence your exciting expedition at the Cozumel ferry dock and enjoy the smooth sail over to mainland Mexico. Climb aboard your plush Mercedes-Benz minivan for the scenic 155-mile (250-km) journey to Chichen Itza. 

Feel your excitement heighten as you approach the site of one of the New World Wonders; skip long lines of tourists as you enter the park through an exclusive entrance at the Mayaland resort, and dive headfirst into your enthralling exploration of the park. Stroll around sacred UNESCO World Heritage-listed structures including the colossal El Castillo, or Temple of Kukulcan, a prominent 79-foot (24-meter) pyramid that reigns resplendently over the park. 

Continue to other legendary landmarks like the Temple of Warriors, the Ball Court and the Nunnery. Listen as your guide provides a captivating commentary of the historical and cultural significance of ancient Mayan Mexico. Marvel at the mystifying acoustics of the Ball Court and decipher the intricate hieroglyphics that decorate the façade of the Nunnery. 

When the tour concludes, revisit the lavish facilities of Mayaland Resort and enjoy them at your leisure until you leave for Cozumel. Take a refreshing plunge into the swimming pool; stroll through 100 acres (40 hectares) of exotic tropical gardens; or re-enter the grounds of Chichen Itza to enjoy some independent exploration. 

Pleasure your palate with a 5-course gourmet lunch in which the flavor and flair of Yucatan cuisine bursts to life. Sample local and international specialties as you sip refreshing beverages such as water, beer, wine and soft drinks. To enliven your meal, traditional Mexican dancing and signing is performed. 

When your delightful day draws to a conclusion, embark the luxurious minivan once again to enjoy the return journey to Playa del Carmen. Enjoy unlimited refreshments before boarding the Cozumel ferry to return to your original departure point.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

What a memorable experience. We arrived by ferry from Cozumel and the driver was just where he was supposed to be upon arrival. It is a long drive, about 2 hours from the Ferry Station to Mayaland, so be prepared, but it is so worth it. Without a doubt it certainly belongs on the Wonders of the World list. Our guide at Mayaland was very good, and the lunch at the hotel was also good. We were in a group of 8, and our driver made sure that we caught our ferry on time. We appreciated it kindness and consideration during the long drive. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Yucatan Peninsula.

Kimberly C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

I left from Cozumel very early in the morning to take this trip. But I am really glad I did! My ferry ticket was included as part of the excursion. I was met at Senior Frogs by the driver as directed. We drove with a van of about 12 others roughly 2 hours away to the site. We entered through the hotel as promised. We were given a 2 hour walking tour with a guide that TOTALLY made the trip! Our tour guide has been doing tours for 40 years and his love of the area was infectious! We were at the ruins early so I was able to get pictures without a lot of people in the background. Then I was given lunch at the restaurant in the hotel. Great food and service. So glad I did this excursion. Knocked one off my bucket list!!

kyle t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent trip. Delio was the best guide Ive ever had. Very nice, jovial, knowledgeable, and he has some great night pics of the pyramid! Answered everyone's questions with enthusiasm and insight!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Tour was exactly as described. We were a bit concerned finding our with the ferry, but the tour staff made it easy by meeting up with us to give the ferry tickets and finding us once we arrived in Playa Del Carmen. Bus was nice and comfortable for the long ride to and from, and the included beverages with the package was a definite bonus. The ruins were very impressive and the hotel was very cool and relaxing. The whole trip was pretty tiring due to all the travel, but overall very good experience!

Kelly G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide was amazing!! Couldn't have asked for anyone better. Very knowledgeable, ensured that everyone had a great time, and we could see everything we wanted. I wish we could have spent more time here, but this tour would be something that I would love to go on once more!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

When visiting the Yucatan, Chichen Itza is a must see for anyone interested in history or ancient cultures, .

There are many tour operators providing tours of this fabulous site, but I can't imagine an operator in better position to provide this tour than Mayaland Tours, Viator.com's contractor for this tour. They operate the Mayaland Resort which is adjacent to the Chichen Itza site with their own private entrance. The trip to from Playa del Carmen takes a little over two hours, one way. Fortunately Mayaland Tours use the Gray Line buses for transportation to the site from Playa Del Carmen, which were comfortable and professionally operated.

Our tour guide, Faustino, was friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. The tour progressed at an easy pace throughout the site with stops to learn of the history, culture and little inside details from Faustino.

The lunch, which was advertised as a 5-cousre gourmet lunch ... with beer and wine, has changed to an all-you-can-eat buffet with drinks at additional cost. The buffet however was stupendous with many local dishes to try and some international items, like hot dogs and hamburgers.

After lunch we had a couple hours on or own. Some of the tour returned to the site for another look or to shop the numerous vendors tables. Others took advantage of the resorts pool and bar.

The trip back to the ferry dock to Cozumel was another two hours, which tends to make this a long day, but the experience is well worth the time and the fee.

Jennifer I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Ron G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The buses were comfortable, the tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate about the site and it's people and history. We would recommend this trip to our friends and family.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a very educational and fun excursion. The tour guide was awesome. He shared information in both English and Spanish. The all you can eat and drink buffet was awesome! Swimming at the sink hole was definitively a unique experience. Be sure to bring your beach things. The ride was a bit long 2.5 hours each way, but well worth it. Truly a must do excursion.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The entire tour was nicely arranged, from taking the ferry to Playa Carmen and back. The driver was waiting for us at the dock and drove us to Chichen Itza. He was very nice and helpful. Our tour guide at Chichen Itza did a fantastic job of explaining the history - very enjoyable. Our lunch was lovely. Great food and service. All in all a great tour!

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