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, 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).

  • Daily 8am–5pm
  • Carretera Costera del Golfo s/n, Riviera Maya & the Yucatan

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What are people saying about Chichen Itza

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.
Gina_A, Jul 2023
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.
Amr_A, Jul 2023
Great trip, underwhelming overall
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
Destiny_K, Nov 2023
Definitely worth it!
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!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Chichen Itza hours of operation?
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 Ask
Q: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.