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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Immerse yourself the mysterious allure of ancient wonder Chichen Itza on a full-day excursion from Merida. Skip crowded lines as you enter the atmospheric ruins through a private entrance, completely avoiding hassle or stress. Listen to your guide’s captivating commentary as you journey through the significant archeological site, discovering sacrificial cenotes, sacred temples and the ancient ball court. Delve into the darkened depths of the Kukulcan Pyramid to catch a rare glimpse of the Chac Mool sculpture before enjoying a fulfilling lunch and dance performance at the Mayaland Resort. A personalized experience is guaranteed on this small-group tour, with number limited to 25 people.
  • Day trip to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chichen Itza from Merida
  • Skip the lines with private entry from Mayaland Resort
  • Discover the pre-Columbian Mayan civilization at the observatory, Great Plaza and Akab Dzib
  • Visit the Sacred Cenote where Mayan sacrifices were once made
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch, regional dance performance and swimming at Mayaland Hotel
  • Small-group tour limited to 25 people ensures personal attention from your expert guide
Depart early from your Merida hotel and commence the journey to Chichen Itza in a comfortable and air-conditioned minivan. Sail straight past long lines at the entrance and begin your personalized group tour with an expert guide; wander the ancient capital of the Mayan empire and discover the mysteries of one of the world’s most significant archeological sites. 
Begin your tour by absorbing the unique atmosphere of a world wonder in the Great Plaza, hailed as the social and spiritual heart of the city. Continue to the Pyramid of Kukulcan and gaze upward at the iconic structure; marvel at the pyramid’s perfect symmetry; learn how it was influenced by astronomical discoveries and listen to stories of serpentine shadows and architectural inspiration. Venture within to lay eyes on the exceptional pre-Colombian Chac Mool sculpture. 
Next, venture to the enigmatic Great Ball Court to gain insight into the mystifying acoustics of the area. Stand 150 feet (46 meters) from someone on the opposite side of the ball court and hear their muted whispers loud and clear. This scientific marvel continues to perplex experts and archeologists around the world. 
See, too, the sacrificial Sacred Cenote, from which human skeletons and glittering jewelry were excavated. Observe Tzompantli, a wall of skulls upon which the heads of sacrificial victims were displayed for an insight into the gruesome traditions of the Mayans. Next, follow your guide to an ancient collection of buildings constructed during the classical period; see the Temple of Warriors and the House of Mysterious Writings as your guide provides enrapturing explanations. 
Explore the site independently until you depart for the luxurious Mayaland Hotel Resort. Feast upon a delicious buffet of local dishes and special recipes, watching local performers dance to traditional folkloric music. Luxuriate in the resort’s fabulous facilities before boarding the minivan for the return journey to Merida.

Reviews

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, Sep 2018

The tour company Grayline was soooo professional, so nice, and I really had a great time! The driver had ice cold water for guests, the tour guide at Chichen Itza was so enthusiastic and I was engaged the entire time of the tour. The lunch buffet was really good and the ancient city is just gorgeous! I would book every tour in Merida with Grayline if I could. They were definitely the best tour company I experience and I went on two other separate tours. I was picked up in the morning on time, and the van was really nice compared to some of Grayline competitors. With this ticket, you don't have to worry about any entrance fees, they are all taken care of, and you'll go to Chichen Itza, watch a movie in the planetarium, have a wonderful lunch, swim in a cenote afterwards and really have a great time. I loved it! Highly recommend.

N
, Mar 2018

This was a good trip however when I booked it the site was misleading. Wasnt aware that it was swimming at a cenote nearby versus using all of the Mayaland Resort, it said swimming at the Mayaland resort which we were looking forward to. Lots of vendors selling things at the site, so bring some pesos.

T
, Mar 2018

Chichen Itza is hot and unshaded so bring the right clothing. The guide was fantastic and explained everything well!

D
, Mar 2018

Gray Lines picked us up at the hotel. The driver was very courteous and helpful. The bus was well air conditioned and the number of guests only five...nice and small. We arrived at Chichen Itza and were escorted to where we needed to be, met our guide who was just superb. Knowledgeable, conscious of time but not at all rushed and very friendly with openness to questions. Previously and with Amigo tour company, we went on a tour of Uxmal where the driver had us in a hot van and did the tour. He talked and talked so much about irrelevant things that it was awful. This tour through Viator was just the opposite. Highly recommended

T
, Mar 2018

Great trip! 3 people in the tour group. Our guide provided us with great information. I would recommend this tour to friends.

M
, Mar 2018

I would highly recommend this trip to Chichen Itza. It would be a real shame to be in this part of the world and miss one of the seven wonders of the world. The tour price is very affordable and our guide Rosendo was engaging and knowledgeable. I had spent some time studying Mayan History, and still I learned a few new things. Whatever your knowledge base is, you will be amazed.

M
, Feb 2018

We had a wonderful, informed guide who spoke at length on the Maya culture and traditions. Wonderful lunch buffet.

G
, Feb 2018

The local was very interesting, guide knowledgeable and understandable, but it was hot and got very crowded toward the end. I think youd be better off to take a bus in your own. Leave Merida early to avoid the heat and crowd.

M
, Jan 2018

Chichen Itza is extraordinary. While visitors cannot climb on the ruins, they are still an extraordinary experience I was happy to have brought a small pair of binoculars. Travelling alone, I was fortunate to be in the company of only four other people on my tour a charming family, so never had the feeling of being part of a big herd. Our guide, Jose hoe-sway was well informed, found the right pace for our group, and gave us time to explore on our own. While there are many people selling handicrafts at stalls ringing the perimeter of the site, this was not a distraction. Lunch was good, and stopped at a cenote on the way back to Merida. There were a lot of folks jumping in for a swim, so I decided just to watch, but the others on the tour took a dip and seemed to have a great time. Visitors may rent life preservers and towels for a few pesos.

K
, Jan 2018

Tour was AWESOME! We went first to a cenote in Yokdzonot. Then headed out to Chichen Itza with a good guided tour in both English and Spanish. The place is amazing and you have enough time for pictures. Then we had buffet lunch in a hotel nearby and the food was really good. Then we finished off with a cenote called Xcajum. I highly recommend this tour for your visit. Tour guide Santiago deserves a medal for his efforts!


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