- Buffet lunch included
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Follow your knowledgeable guide through Mayaland’s private entrance, skipping the long lines and getting a first-look at the ruins from a unique point of view. Get an introduction to the pre-Columbian Mayan way of life as you step foot inside Chichen Itza, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
During your 2-hour tour of this ancient city, listen as your guide explains the archaeological, historical and cultural significance of its most important temples to your group. Learn about the central area of the classic period and the northern section from the Toltec period.
Stop to admire the Pyramid of Kukulcán, and see the Temple of the Warriors as well as the ball court, observatory and nunnery. When your guide leaves you to experience Chichen Itza at your own pace, make sure to visit the well-preserved smaller temples in the vicinity.
Once you’ve taken your share of pictures, you’re free to use the pools and other facilities at Mayaland Resort, a multiple Condé Nast Traveler magazine winner and considered a National Geographic favorite since 1936. After a lunch buffet that includes a wide selection of international, Mexican and Yucatecan dishes, head back to revisit the temples or simply relax at the resort amid the beautiful and scenic surroundings.
Lay back in a lounge chair or dive into a swimming pool, stroll through the 100-acre tropical botanical gardens brimming with native plants or visit the sacred Xtoloc Cenote, located on the resort grounds (no swimming permitted). Finally, head to Viator's own hospitality suite to relax before heading back to your hotel.
Be Maya Planetarium upgrade option:Before returning to your hotel in the late evening, stop by Be Maya Planetarium, where you'll listen to stories of the ancient Maya civilization and tales of the Maya skies. Learn about Mayan science, art and mythology while observing the starry sky of the planetarium and let it transport you back into ancient Mayan times.
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Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Please note that return times vary depending of the time of the year. From April 5 to October 24 returns start at approximately 3:30pm; and from October 25 to April 4 returns start at approximately 2:30pm.
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Tour option includes entrance fee to Chichen Itza
USD $91.99Pricing details
Be Maya Planetarium
Tour option includes entrance fee to Chichen Itza and Be Maya Planetarium
USD $100.99Pricing details
Chichen Itza Small-Group Tour with Private Entrance
- Transport by air-conditioned Mercedez Benz van
- Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
- Private entrance to Chichen Itza
- Buffet lunch
- Use of Mayaland facilities (pool, lounge chairs, etc.)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fee to Chichen Itza
- Exclusive access to Viator's hospitality suite
- Entrance fee to Be Maya Planetarium (if option selected)
- Mayaland Resort Fee
- Gratuities (optional)
- Beverages during lunch
- Entrance fee to Be Maya Planetarium (if option not selected)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Note: If your hotel is located in downtown Cancun, you will be picked up from a central meeting point close by. The local tour operator will provide the meeting point upon booking
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Humphrey M, February 2017
The tour was actually operated by Mayaland Tours. It was a very good tour company. Our tour guide Rosendo and driver Oscar was great. Rosendo is polite and knowledgable and wasn't pushy about selling extra sourvenier. The company uses newer MB vehicles for all their transportation and all the drivers are professional. The tour really don't have a lot of free time to be on your own due to length of travel time from Cancun but enough time to enjoy the site at Chichen Itza. The included buffet lunch at the hotel is average but will satify your hunger but should include at least one freshment suggesion.
Reviewed by: Tom H, January 2017
The weather was great. The Chichen Itza tour about the Mayan culture and architecture was wonderful. The knowledge and history of the area presented by our guide Maurcicio was outstanding. I would highly recommend this tour.