Get the ultimate Yucatán experience on a private tour of Chichen Itza, one of the New7Wonders of the World. Explore the archaeological site while accompanied by a personal guide and discover the Maya Empire. Then visit the colonial town of Valladolid, eat a buffet lunch at Hacienda Selva Maya, and swim in Saamal Cenote.
Private tour of Chichen Itza from the Riviera Maya
See the Kukulkan Pyramid with a personal guide
Snacks, bottled water and lunch buffet included at a hacienda
Swim in Saamal cenote and visit Valladolid
Round-trip hotel transport included by private vehicle
Start your full-day tour to Chichen Itza with pickup from your Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya hotel. Get comfortable in your private vehicle for the drive to the renowned archaeological site. You'll have 3–4 hours to spend meandering past the restored ruins with your guide while you learn about the features of this ancient capital of the Maya Empire. See the Kukulkan Pyramid, the Temple of the Warriors, and more.
Then make a stop at Hacienda Selva Maya for a delicious buffet lunch. Afterward, visit the on-site Saamal cenote (entry fee included) and delight in a refreshing swim in the emerald-green waters of this open-air sinkhole.
Your tour concludes with private transport back to your hotel in Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya, stopping to visit the colonial town of Valladolid en route.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Amazing experience and worth every penny!
, May 2019
Tour led by extremely knowledgeable guide! He was an archaeological expert and went into great detail at our pace. This was a great way to skip the lines and get the level of detail desired. Lunch was delicious and every part of the tour was enjoyable! We would not change a thing—highly recommended
We had an awesome trip to Chichen Itza. We booked a private tour because we wanted to be on our own time frame. Our driver picked us up on time at our resort. Note: Some resorts do not let private tour companies pick up in the resort. Our driver called up and we had to walk out of our resort, down the hill, in order to get to our van. That was fine because it was not far. We did not know that we should pack towels for the cenote. It would have been good to know that before hand. We did not go back up the hill to get them and decided to just figure it out when we got there. Our driver did ask if we wanted to stop anywhere to buy towels and he would also stop if we wanted to go to Starbucks or anywhere else. Driver had snacks and cold drinks in the van and our kids loved that. It was a long drive there and back and no radio in the van he said it was a new van and not installed yet and our driver did not give us any information on the drive on what we were going to see or info on the area, so it was pretty boring ride. When we got there our Mayan guide already had our tickets so we did not have to wait in the long lines. Also, we requested a 7 a.m. pickup instead of 8 and we really beat the afternoon crowds. It was great having a Mayan guide and it took a few minutes to get used to his English and understand him. He was great and had a lot of information and a laminated book with photos to show us the inside of the pyramids and other information we wouldn't get to see. Very interesting! It was really, really hot! Bring water and a hat! Lots of market vendors inside trying to get you to buy things. You can really bargain with them as they start at high, ridiculous prices! Would definitely use this company again! Great tour!
We had an amazing day- Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, a scrumptuous buffet lunch, a swim in an incredibly beautiful cenote, and a walk around a charming Mexican town. What really made the day so special, though, was our fabulous guide, Jose The highlight of our trip.