Open the Gate to Chichen Itza: Privileged Early-Access Tour - Gray Line Cancun
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Pass By: Gray Line Cancún-Yucatán, local 41, Calle Robalo 30, 3, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Pass By: Zona Arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Carr. Costera del Golfo 180 Pisté, Chichen Itza Mexico
Enjoy your visit to Chichen Itza in almost complete privacy before the masses arrive. The Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows, the world’s first hotel inside an archaeological site (founded in 1921), will be your base, allowing you to enter archeological site through its private gates.
You’ll be visiting the classic Maya temples as well as the Mayan-Toltec vestiges with a certified bilingual Gray Line guide for two hours before deciding your next move. In this tour you will have the option to explore the archeological site for an extended amount of time, relax at the spa, use the pool or just enjoy the grounds of the Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows.
Pass By: Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows, Km.120, Chichén Itzá, Highway Merida Cancun, 97751 Chichén Itzá, Yuc., Mexico
Arriving at the hotel, you will have the opportunity to be spiritually enriched by a H’men, a high Maya priest. An experience you won’t forget.
Don’t forget to visit our unique Mayan Planetarium, included in your tour. Here you will witness the “Maya Skies”, a thirty-minute, 360° presentation that will greatly enhance your understanding of the Mayan civilization.
Before parting to your base in Cancun or the Riviera Maya, enjoy a delicious buffet full of Yucatecan, Mexican and Maya cuisine as well as international, pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan options.
- Bilingual professional guide
- Mercedes Benz transportation
- Light breakfast onboard our vehicle
- Buffet lunch at the Mayaland Hotel, including beverages
- Free access to Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows pool facilities, including towels
- Water and soft drinks and beer on-board the Mercedes Benz vehicle
- Entrance to the Mayan Planetarium
- On site optional activities
- Entrance fee to Chichén Itzá (payment only in pesos)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Itinerary subject to change without notice
- Comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended. Bring extra money for personal expenses and souvenirs
- Entrance fee to Chichen Itza apply to children from 3 years old.
- Pick up between 4:45 am to 5:45 am (summer time) or 5:45 am to 6:45 am (winter time) depending of your hotel. No service pick-up for hotels at downtown.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Admission fee into the archaeological site is NOT included, and will be payable upon entrance. This is governed by the local municipality and our Tour providers have no control over this. The amount is usually approximately $481 Pesos which is only around $24 USD per person.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Comfortable transportation, small group though we were still held up by one straggler. I'm not sure what the special Viator welcome room is at the hotel. Planetarium was closed for refurbishment so we requested and received a refund for that portion of the trip. Getting to Chichen Itza early is a must because the site becomes swamped in no time whatsoever.
This tour is given by Mayaland resort tours. We booked this tour to accommodate Ik Kil cenote in the schedule. When we asked the coordinator how to go to Ik Kil, they were not ready to give us transportation of any kind, even though we were ready to pay the taxi and entrance fees as stated in description. Later the coordinators blatantly lied to us saying the cenote is closed for the day. We googled and verified it was not. After some angry conversations they arranged a taxi for us. Transportation and chichen itza tour was alright. But bad experience when it came to handling our requests for Ik Kil. Not worth 110, no other activities apart from Chichen Itza.
Stunning, enjoyable and amazing.....and wow the photo opportunities. Well worth doing early before everyone else. Excellent lunch as well.
This tour was a blast, kinda early departure for a vacation day but turned out to be worth it. The Mayan priest, lunch and departing before the heat got too bad made for a very enjoyable day.
I highly recommend this excursion. We arrived at the Chichen Itza ruins before many of the vendors, other tourists, and extreme heat had arrived. Furthermore, the buffet lunch was delicious with authentic Yucantanean-style cuisine. Out tour guide did an excellent job explaining the ruins and showed a real passion for teaching Mayan history.