Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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CatBostonTraveler
Boston, MA255 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Chichen Itza itself is a beautiful historical spot with impressive ruins and fascinating Mayan history. It gets 4 stars.

The challenges and reduction in rating regarding Chichen Itza are:
1) Getting there - we took a tour bus from Cancun for $100 US each (cash discount from $125). Entrance fees were included. Left our hotel at 7:30 am and returned at 8:30 pm.
2) The hawkers aggressively trying to sell you souvenirs ALL over Chichen Itza AND the tour guides constantly trying to guilt you into buying things.

For practical purposes, it makes sense to take a tour because it's a 3 hour drive to Chichen Itza from Cancun. BUT - be sure to understand what the tour includes and where you will be stopping. Our tour included a mediocre lunch at a souvenir shopping center. Prior to our arrival at lunch, our tour guide gave us a long pathetic sales pitch on why we should buy souvenirs to support the Mayan people. Sadly, most of the stuff was mass-produced & we had already seen it for sale in Cancun. Not interesting, not unusual. We also stopped at a Cenote (actually very pleasant) and the town of Valladolid ( a quaint place to visit). Our Chichen Itza tour guide provided lots of good info in English and toured ua around the grounds. This was a good experience!

A few words of advice: a small tour will offer more flexibility & MANY fewer stops on the tour bus!!!! We made the mistake of joining a large group and it took over an hour to pick everyone up from their various hotels in Cancun, adding to a long day on the bus.

Bring water, sunscreen, snacks and a good book to read in the bus and you will enjoy your day! Don't bring your camera tripod or extra lenses - you can't take them into the Chichen Itza grounds with you.

Written 23 January 2022
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Itcanbedone
Seaton, UK1,692 contributions
Jan 2022
We stayed in Piste and walked for 25 minutes to be first in the queue just before 8am. Cost almost 600peso.

It is a very large area and with the odd rest in the shade the tour will take about 3hrs. Vendors don't hassle which is nice.

The estate is stunning and well worth it. We didn't take a guide, instead we photographed the guide books and read to each other the background to each site.

It is worth staying overnight so you can get in early before the coach tours start to arrive
Written 23 January 2022
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Jennifer C
Westchester County, NY9 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
It is a beautiful site that you must come to see when coming to Cancun. It’s incredible to see that this archaeological site is still standing after 2000 years and the history behind it. What made this trip even more insightful was our tour guide, Rodrigo, who is also a Mayan. He was incredible and very knowledgable on the entire site. He taught us how to take some the best pictures in the area and was very engaging. Would highly recommend you ask for him if you come onsite and ask for a tour guide.
Written 21 January 2022
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HollieClegg
England, UK806 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
This was a really interesting tour for my partner and I as we love hearing about different cultures and their history. If that is not what you're looking for then you will be disappointed. Many vendors around trying to sell you stuff, then when you do choose something it's more expensive than they made out when shouting prices as you walk past.
Written 21 January 2022
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thaisfuncia
Sao Paulo, SP272 contributions
Oct 2021
Its a must see.
But be prepare bcoz its far from everything.
Private tours or smaller tour I would say would be the best.
The location is huge. Be ready to walk a lot. But, you always have the choice of not walking all around right?
Water and confy shoes.
You you choose to go on your own, you can get private guides at the entrance.
Lots of local artesanillas to buy and help the local people.
Written 19 January 2022
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Erick
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
We have just returned from Chichén Itzá and wanted to write a review before we forget how overrated and distressed this place is.
Our entire experience was dampened by the detrimental quality VENDORS give this important archaeological site.
Tables packed with plastic heads of animals completely unrelated to the Yucatan and other figurines with no meaning or connection to the history of the region are lined up alongside every single access trail. The number of VENDORS is overwhelming, and some have decided to set up shops next to the ruins with the original stones serving as chairs.
They all shout, sing out loud, call people in different languages, imitate Jaguar sounds in a fierce competition to get tourists’ attention.
Broken stands, metal structures and trash is left out to rust in plain sight. Unfortunate, very unfortunate really.
Written 18 January 2022
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yaroslav66
Konin, Poland111 contributions
Dec 2021
One of the new wonders of the world. A part of History of Maya civilisation and culture. Very impresive.
Written 15 January 2022
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,389 contributions
Feb 2021
This gorgeous, intact city, an important site in Mayan culture, is absolutely worth visiting. It's worth it to take a tour to learn more about the Mayans, the city, the temples, and the sacrifices made here. The tour guides are really quite good here, and will tell you plenty of stories about the Mayans and the temples. The temples have a lot of architectural details to them, so spend the time to look closely at everything. Try clapping in front of pyramid - you'll hear an echo that sounds like a bird chirping. It gets hot here, even in winter, so make sure you have enough water with you.
Written 12 January 2022
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DateNiteKing
Las Vegas, NV76 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Such a beautiful place! We decided to have a tour guide (which I totally recommend). Victor was the name of our tour guide. Victor is very professional, funny, really informative and knew all the best spots for pictures. All the pictures you see were taking by Victor. You can definitely tell that tour guiding is a passion for him and not just a job.
Written 8 January 2022
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shabnamy89
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We took a tour which I think was not a bad idea. Everything was managed and we had good service without worrying about anything. The trip started at 7 a.m from cancun and we arrived in the temple at around 4 p.m. because we had couple of stops which only the cenote was worth it. But in the temple we had a nice and passionate guide called Martin which spent more than the regular time with us to answer all our questions. The mayan culture and the story behind this temple and sacrifices was really interesting. It was not as crowded so you could even take photos with the temple which no other tourists were around and in your photos!
Written 6 January 2022
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