Chichen Itza
Tourists on a trip to Chichen Itza near Cancun, Mexico
Tourists on a trip to Chichen Itza near Cancun, Mexico

Chichen Itza Tours and Tickets

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One of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza 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).

  • Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo, 77760

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Kristen_L, Aug 2023
Experience of a lifetime
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.
Sheryl_J, Nov 2023
Wonderful trip with Gerry as our guide!
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!
Rashmi_D, Nov 2023
Best Experience at...
Best Experience at Chichen Itza and Cenote. Pickup was on time. Marcela was a brilliant guide and told us many interesting facts of Mayan culture. Excellant lunch as well.
Barbgal, Nov 2023
Alex was a fabulous and...
Alex was a fabulous and knowledgeable tour guide!! He made the history of Chichen Itza come to life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Chichen Itza hours of operation?
Chichen Itza hours of operation: . 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 2024?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Chichen Itza costs USD 70.00. Guided Chichen Itza tours start around USD 70.00 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:Do you need to book Chichen Itza in advance?
A:No, but buying Chichen Itza 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.