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Enjoy exclusive access to Chichen Itza on this day shore excursion from Progreso port, just north of Merida. Skip the lines with immediate entry through Mayaland Resort, then join a knowledgable guide for an in-depth tour of this renowned UNESCO-listed archaeological park. Learn its history as an ancient Mayan capital while exploring such ruins as the Great Ball Court—Mesoamerica's largest—and the imposing Temple of the Jaguars. Afterward, spend an hour exploring on your own before returning to port via Mercedes minivan.


  • 6.5-hour Progreso shore excursion to Chichen Itza
  • Skip any wait lines with private entry from Mayaland Resort
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site with an experienced guide
  • Discover the Pyramid of Kukulcán, the Great Plaza and the Ball Court in the pre-Columbian Mayan city
  • Enjoy a box lunch and soft drinks provided on your return
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures personal attention
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Progreso Shore Excursion: Chichen Itza Day Trip

Visit Chichen Itza while in port!

Following pickup at the Progreso cruise port at 8:30, transfer to a pre-arranged point to meet your guide. With your small group, board a Mercedes Benz minivan and proceed directly to the Mayaland Resort and Chichen Itza. 

Take advantage of skip-the-line access and private entry to the world-renowned archaeological site, one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. Walk through the site's landmarks and highlights while your guide makes history come alive through their commentary. Imagine what life was like at the height of this Mayan Empire while viewing El Castillo (the Castle), the Pyramid of Kukulcán and the Great Plaza. Learn about the Toltec symbols from the invasion of 950 AD as your guide explains the architectural styles unique to Chichen Itza. 

Visit the Great Ball Court, Mesoamerica's largest, as well as the Temple of the Jaguars. See the Nunnery, the Temple of the Warriors and the Akab Dzib, among other important buildings. Enjoy some free time to explore independently before boarding your vehicle for transportation back to the Progreso cruise port. On the return drive, enjoy a box lunch and arrive at roughly 3pm. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Progreso port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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