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Advantages and Disadvantages of going to Chichen Itza with a private tour

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Advantages and Disadvantages of going to Chichen Itza with a private tour

It is the best option in terms of flexibility and knowledge; however, it is the most expensive

Advantages and Disadvantages of going to Chichen Itza with a private tour


Flexibility: You can leave at the time you want, usually clients leave very early to avoid the crowds of Chichen Itza and the extreme heat in this area.

You can make as many stops you want based on your places of interest, cenotes, food, etc.

You can customize the itinerary according to your preferences and needs. You can decide the start and end time of the tour, as well as the places you want to visit and the duration of the stops

Personalized Attention: On a private tour, you’ll receive personalized attention from a guide and driver dedicated exclusively to your group. This means you can ask questions and get recommendations and learn more about the places you visit in a more intimate and detailed way.

Local knowledge: By going with a specialized guide, they already know the different cenotes, they can give you the options of the types of cenotes that there are and you choose the one that suits you best, the same with the restaurants, they already know the places which one has the better food. They also know secret areas such as other archaeological zones nearby like Ek-Balam.

A private guide has in-depth knowledge and experience of Chichen Itza. They can provide you with accurate and up-to-date information based on their experience and knowledge acquired over time. This allows you to access relevant and reliable information that you may otherwise miss.

Responsibility and navigation: You are not responsible for driving, there will be a driver who will be in charge of driving. They know the roads like the back of their hand. They know the area well, where the bathrooms are, the shops, and just about everything.

Efficiency in travel time by knowing the route they can select the most efficient route and avoid traffic congestion.

Driving safety, they are familiar with road conditions, dangerous junctions, speed limits and other relevant aspects. They are prepared to take the necessary precautions and anticipate possible risk situations

Avoid navigation errors, by knowing the way you are less likely to take the wrong exit or get lost in an unfamiliar area. Avoid unnecessary delays and cause less stress and frustration for passengers

Privacy: Being a private excursion, you and your group will be the only participants. This means that you can enjoy a more intimate and calm experience without having to deal with other people.


Price: Private excursions are more expensive than shared or group excursions, since the cost is divided among a smaller number of participants. Consider whether the benefits of the personalized experience justify the additional cost

Availability: Depending on the time of year, private tours may be limited compared to regular tours. You may need to make a reservation in advance and check availability


In general, a private tour can give you a more personalized and flexible experience, but you should also consider cost and availability before deciding if it is the right option for you.