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Uncover the mysteries of ancient Mayan culture on a fascinating full-day sightseeing tour of Chichen Itza from Riviera Maya. Discover one of the world’s most prominent archeological sites as you explore Chichen Itza’s awe-inspiring pyramids and sacred temples alongside a knowledgeable guide. Peruse stalls selling artisan souvenirs during your relaxed free time in the ancient park. Enjoy refreshing drinks, light snacks and a delicious lunch throughout your exciting excursion.


  • Sightseeing tour to Chichen Itza from Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • Learn about the mysteries of the ancient Mayan culture
  • Visit the famous archaeological site and explore the ruins
  • Explore the Temple of the Warriors
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Riviera Maya hotels

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What You Can Expect

Chichen Itza from Riviera Maya

Chichen Itza

Depart from your hotel in the Riviera Maya and enjoy a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned coach to the ancient archeological site of Chichen Itza. Alongside your informative and interesting guide, begin your tour of one of the New World Wonders. Gaze at the colossal construction of El Castillo, a sacred pyramid that dominates the site, as you gain insight into Mayan traditions and the astronomical precision of the architecture.

Explore legendary landmarks like the Temple of the Warriors before discovering the mystifying acoustics of the Ball Court on your guided expedition. Stroll to the dramatic natural formation of the sacrificial cenote, from which human skeletons and precious jewelry were recently excavated. Discover entire excavated cities that are only just beginning to reveal the secrets of their founder’s glorious past.

Enjoy some relaxed free time wandering around the site independently; absorb the stunning jungle scenery before perusing the unique craft stalls for special souvenirs. Then, return to the minivan to journey to your next destination.

Feast upon traditional Mexican fare at a local restaurant then travel to the subterranean depths of a spectacular cenote; gaze downwards at the glittering pool of water below, diving into the iridescent waters for a refreshing swim. Dry off and return to the coach to enjoy the scenic journey back to your Riviera Maya hotel.

Customer Reviews

Stephanie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

this trip was amazing! Visiting the ruins was not only great but the tour guide and others helping on the tour were awesome! You should definitely book this.

Yvonn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very informative. Could have had more time on the second sight. Strathmore friendly and professional.
Excellent experience.

Josue M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

great tour with the great tour guides. They provide you with the water, corona beer, coffee, fresh bread from local bakeries, and they provide a great experience. I would highly recommend for anyone. If you speak Spanish or want to learn go with the Spanish guided tour its more smaller and more personal rather than the English one which is mostly about 20 people. I would also buy any items at the local shops in cancun or any other place the place the guides take you is a bit expensive and the places in Chichen Itza its also expensive.

Robert H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour, a very pleasant experience all around. Victor and his team made everything very easy, and he was incredibly informative. We learned a ton of great, interesting information that really made us appreciate what we were seeing. Everything was very punctual, and little things like having breakfast on the bus which was very good made things comfortable and pleasant. Bus was air conditioned and very comfortable. You stop to shop but it is only for 40 minutes so you don't spend long there, allowing you to get the full experience at Chichen Itza. One note, it is very hot at Chichen Itza and you are in the sun for most of the tour there so keep that in mind when thinking about dress / sunscreen. After Chichen Itza and lunch which was one of the best meals we had on the entire trip, you go to a sink hole that is really cool and is a lot of fun. Make sure to bring your bathing suit as we forgot ours and I slightly regret not going into the water. The total tour is 12-13 hours, so keep in mind when booking as it will take all day and you may want a more expedited tour. However, this tour was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to spend a day seeing a bit more of Mexico than just the resort.

Jacqueline J S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fabulous tour guides
Awesome destination
Brilliantly run
Information and pre-booking information were superb

Faiçal J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Cancun passion has been very professional. They gave us interesting information throughout the tour. The buffet was really good. And when I have forgotten my camera in the bus, they were very helpful and delivered it to my hotel.

Nancy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

My family of 4, including 13-year-old twins, took this tour on July 28, 2015, and would highly recommend it to others. The tour operator, Cancun Passion, provided prompt pick-up at our resort and brought us to a central location to meet the coach. We were served coffee, juice, fruit and pastries, which made for a pleasant trip. We had a restroom/shopping stop for about 30 minutes prior to Chichen Itza, where we purchased some lovely crafts. Chichen Itza was amazing!! Our guide, Tony, provided excellent explanations of sites before we were given free time for pictures and lunch included in the price, aside from drinks. The history and sites are not to be missed!! We had an amazing cenote swim before heading back. This is a long day, but well worth it. The staff was professional and personable from start to finish. Tony taught us so much about Mayan history. This tour is highly recommended. Once again, I have had success in booking an excursion through viator!

Michele O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I want to first acknowledge the local tour company who viator works with or who was at least the assigned local tour group. Evelyn was so accommodating and super nice. The email sent from Viator says to contact the local tour group 48 hours in advance. This, in my opinion, was not highlighted very well. We were also traveling on the 48 hour mark. So we did not contact them in time for our Monday tour. The company rescheduled us with no problem. Seeing the ruins is highly recommended. Our tour Cancun Passion was also fantastic. The guides Noe and Fernando were fabulous. Noe cares more about the history and is very knowledgeable. If you just want to take pictures you don't really need a guide. But it was really informative.

Christine V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Robert G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Great trip- the tour of the ruins was informative; it is only 3 hours (which seems like a lot until you realize how much actually there is to see) and it would have been nice to have some additional time to walk around on your own but it was really great. The lunch was good- definitely try to the corn ice cream. Swimming in the cenote was a highlight and fun; definitely a unique experience. Definitely recommend for any first timers to the region/looking for something interesting to do.

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