Private Tour: Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun
Meet your professional driver at your hotel for your trip to Chichen Itza. Private tours allow you to set your own pickup time and dictate how long you spend wandering amongst the ruins at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chichen Itza lies approximately 2 hours south west of Cancun, and your private car will ensure you get there in comfort. Upon arrival at this marvel of the ancient Mayan Empire, opt to hire an on-site guide at an additional cost of about US $50-60. Guides can take you a little deeper into the historical significance of sites such as the Sacred Cenote (Cenote Sagrado,) the castle, the ball court and the observatory. The Yucatan's most important archaeological site deserves to be explored at your leisure, which you can do on a private tour. Upgrade to include lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy regional dishes like salad, rice, soup, chicken and fish while watching a folkloric show. When you've explored Chichen Itza and the surrounding area sufficiently, meet your driver for private transportation back to your Cancun hotel.
- Private round-trip transportation to and from Cancun
- Private self-guided tour of the archaeological zone (guide not included)
- Lunch (if option selected)
- Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
- Lunch (if option not selected)
- Guide (can be hired on site for USD 50 - 60)
- State Tax applies Per Access of $260 MXP or its equivalent in USD
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Note: A guide is not included on this tour and can be hired on site for USD 50-60
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infant seats available
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Worth the investment. Get to pick your own schedule...make sure you bring your swim suits for the second part of the day! Had Mario as our driver and he was our tour guide too for a small extra cost. When its HOT, always great to be able to move to the next event vs. waiting for the scheduled departure of the bus tour.
My family of 5 was treated to fabulous day in Chichen Itza a few weeks ago. Our driver, Ariel, was most informative, both as we journeyed to Chichen Itza, and while we visited the ruins there. Much of the information he shared, was later corroborated when I viewed a YouTube video on Chichen Itza. Ariel greatly contributed to my knowledge of and appreciation for the Mayan culture. This trip was the highlight of our visit to Cancun!
Absolutely fantastic tour, Micshel our driver was a mind of information about the Mayans and the area in general. Booked with Viator many times now, all have been great tours, but this tour of Chichen Itza was up there with the best. Great air conditioned transport, a mini bus to ourselves Just me and my wife On time being picked up, we were taken straight to the front of a very long queue by Mischel on arriving at Chichen Itza, had as long as we wanted there and then a nice drive back to Cancun chatting to Mischel about Mexico and the best places to visit whilst we were there. Not going to bang on about Chechen Itza, it speaks for its self, Amazing place. Brilliant tour, thank you Viator.
Very cool to see the ancient Mayan ruins up close! It's hot so bring an umbrella or hat but completely worth it. I wish I'd read up a bit before I went to get the most out of it. And after you have to go swimming at the Canote. That's a must. Breathtaking. So bring your swimsuit and a towel. You can rent lockers, life vests and towels if you want. Oh, and everything takes cash, and tips. Be prepared so you don't have to go to an ATM every minute. There is a buffet restaurant at the Canote swimming hole which is ok, but if you're famished, it's fantastic. My driver was great and having a private ride was much better than waiting on the busses. A splurge, but worth it!
The tour was terrific. The site is larger than I imagined - it is much more than the pyramid. We also had a superb driver and guide. For anyone in the area and who has never been to the site - it is worth the travel
This tour was amazing!
The private tour of Chichen Itza was the highlight of my family's trip to Mexico. Our driver, David and guide, Hugo arrived at our resort early and were waiting for us to start our day. Hugo was knowledgeable, friendly and very easy going with our family of four. Without him, I'm certain we wouldn't have covered as much ground as we did. Chichen Itza is one of those sites you'll want to visit every chance you get as you're certain to uncover something new each time. After our tour, we were offered refreshments on the drive to the Cenote. There, we had a buffet lunch which we washed down with agua frescas. It gave us just enough energy to take a dip in the cool water of the sinkhole. A wonderful experience overall!