One of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Chichén Itzá is among Mexico's most visited and iconic archaeological sites. Known for its main central pyramid, this impressive Maya site—once the ceremonial center of the Yucatán—also features temples, ball courts, and a cenote (freshwater sinkhole).
Carretera Costera del Golfo s/n, Riviera Maya & the Yucatan
Early access was worth getting up at 4am. This allowed for great pictures at the ruins. Our tour guide was wonderful and shared amazing history and culture of the Mayan people and intricate details of the Chichen Itza ruins. Clean comfy bus. The buffet was poor but everything else was great.
The tour was very well thought out and organized. The transportation was punctual, clean, and comfortable.
The guides and driver (Ray, Raul, and Martin) were knowledgeable and very helpful. The food was decent, the tour of Chichen Itza was very informative and so interesting, the town was great (I wish we could have spent more time there!), and the cenote was beautiful. This is one of our favorite things we did on our trip. I would highly recommend this trip and company.
Cenote was not as clean or inviting. Just a simple sinkhole, other cenote trips are better, especially Tulum.
Village where the cenote and lunch is are extremely over priced for drinks.
Not a lot of time to explore the market and sightseeing at Chichen Itza
It was so nice having a bus to take us to Chichen Itza and the Cenote! It was definitely worth it! The tour guide collects the payment for the entrance to Chichen Itza when you get on the bus at the beginning of the tour so you don't have to worry about any expenses (other than souvineers and water) the whole day!
Gerry is the most amazing tour guide any of the four of us have used. He was personable, went out of his way to adapt to our interests, and deeply knowledgeable about ancient history. We visited a Cenote, Chichen Itza, and then asked Gerry to also take us to Coba. Gerry worked that out for us seamlessly. Thank you for this amazing day!
A fantastic trip with the very knowledgeable Arnie. Arrived on time (6.45am but worth it to avoid the crowds) and outlined his plan for the day. We chatted all the way to Chichen Itza and we learned lots about Mexico we never knew. His Tour of Chichen Itza was excellent. Took his time and took us on a route that most did not cover. Took his time and helped us get the best photo angles. Cenote swim was great fun. Food in the restaurant was excellent and not a buffet. Would book with him again.
The buffet lunch was good and the cenote was very refreshing after chichen itza. The cenote does not look like the photo, it was very cool to see but the water was brown and likely not very clean. Chichen itza had way to many vendors all over selling things way over priced and the talking part of the tour was so long we barely had any time to walk around to see other things. The guides were very friendly and informative but it was too hot to stand there for 90min listening to his stories.
The trip was well organized. We left early enough in the morning to arrive at Chichen Itza before it was too hot or crowded. After Chichen Itza we went to a cenote where we could swim in the beautiful water and cool off. We finished the tour with a visit to Izmael where we could climb the pyramid/temple and also had an opportunity to visit the convent.
It was a long day, about 14 hours in total, but the cenote was beautiful and Chichen Itza was amazing. The church in Vliadad (spelling?), was beautiful but it appeared to be closed to the public so you could not go inside. We could have skipped this stop and saved some time to our day. Overall, we enjoyed the tour and our tour guide was great. I would definitely recommend this but know you are in for a long day.
We enjoyed our tour to chichen Itza. The tour guide Viktor and Miguel very informative and enthusiastic. They provided us a lot of information about Mayan culture. The lunch was good. The driver Juan drives safe. It’s a a long trip, it started 7 am and came back to hotel 8:30 pm.
Chichen Itza hours of operation: Daily 8am–5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:Should I book Chichen Itza tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Chichen Itza can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Chichen Itza 2023?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Chichen Itza costs USD 77.00. Guided Chichen Itza tours start around USD 77.00 per person.
People Also AskQ:Do you need to book Chichen Itza in advance?
A:No, but buying tickets in advance can be a good idea to avoid disappointment and save time on the day. This is because tickets often sell out and there tend to be long lines at the ticket desk. Plus, you don't need to worry about bringing cash on the day to cover your admission fee.
Q:How long do I need at Chichen Itza?
A:Plan to spend half a day at Chichen Itza, or up to four hours. This will give you enough time to explore the main sights, cenotes, and more without feeling rushed.
Q:What is the best day of the week to visit Chichen Itza?
A:Early morning on a weekday is the best time to visit Chichen Itza, because you can avoid the tour bus crowds which tend to arrive mid-morning. Sunday is perhaps the worst day for a non-Mexican resident to visit Chichen Itza, as Mexican residents enjoy free entry on Sundays and the ruins fill up fast.
Q:Can you swim in the cenotes at Chichen Itza?
A:No. The only cenote which forms part of the Chichen Itza site is known as the Cenote Sagrado and while you can observe it from above, you can't swim in it. There are, however, dozens of nearby cenotes where swimming is permitted.
Q:Can you still climb the pyramid at Chichen Itza?
A:No, you cannot climb the pyramid at Chichen Itza. Climbing any structures at Chichen Itza is prohibited, including that of the main pyramid which has been off limits to visitors since 2008.
Q:What do you wear to Chichen Itza?
A:As Chichen Itza is located in the Yucatán Peninsula, the weather tends to be hot and humid year-round. Wear light layers and shoes that are comfortable for walking, as the site is huge and well worth exploring in its entirety. You may also want to pack sunscreen and plenty of water.