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Chichen Itza Tour from Riviera Maya
Visiting Chichen Itza as part of your vacation in the Mayan Riviera is one of the best options, it's a once in a lifetime experience that you won't regret!
Chichen Itza is one of those places you must see before you die, just like the Great Pyramids of Egypt or the Niagara Falls. It's no surprise this place is one of the seven wonders of the world. The buildings and temples are simply amazing, it's truly a remarkable masterpiece of the mayas, and how did they manage to build all that when there was absolutely no technology like we have nowadays? With our excursion to Chichen Itza from the Mayan Riviera is possible to learn about it, for a great price.
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We'll pick you up at the lobby of your hotel (in the Mayan Riviera) ***Restrictions Apply*** in one of our vans/ buses which, by the way, have comfortable seats and air conditioning as well as professional drivers who have experience on this route.
Chichen Itza, it feels surreal to see the ruins in person!
Access to Chichen Itza is included in the price. This spectacular archaeological site is thought to be the most important and visited mayan ruins in Mexico, and it's very easy to access. Besides, a guided tour inside this majestic place is also included in the price.
Why Chichen Itza
The ruins and the pyramid mean nothing if the visit is not guided by an expert that can show you interesting things like the sound effects made when you clap by the pyramid, the temple truly comes to life. By the way, one of the most important aspects of the excursion to Chichen Itza from the Mayan Riviera are our guides, they are experts on the mayan civilization and will do an incredible job explaining and answering all your questions.
When you think of the most emblematic, charming and famous ruins of the world, you can't help but to think about the well-known Chichen Itza. Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, Chichen Itza was once a huge Mayan city. Currently with over 1 million visitors who come to see this spectacular structure each year, Chichen Itza is now the most famous attraction in Mexico, and it has become a must visit for tourists that arrive at nearby cities like the Mayan Riviera.
In the center of this incredible complex is the imposing pyramid EL CASTILLO. It incredibly dates from the year 250. Surrounding this pyramid you will also find the Temple of the Warriors and the disturbing wall of Skulls, but it still prevails the same atmosphere created by the intriguing story behind the complex, as well as the intricate nature of the carvings on each wall.
Whether you visit the Mayan Riviera or any region of this incredible Mayan city, don't miss the chance to look around and find a unique and unforgettable experience.
In addition, a trip to Chichen Itza from the Mayan Riviera is not complete if you don't come to the Cenote. It's like being in heaven after the heat in the Mayan ruins. The ceiling of this cenote collapsed many centuries ago, and it offers a breathtaking view! The gardens resemble a park, and walking down to the cenote is something you will never forget. The waterfall creates a rainbow on the water and you will love the vines and orchids that are spread around the cavern. This is why you travel.
In addition, a delicious buffet lunch in a traditional restaurant of the area is included in the price. There are many options to satisfy the most demanding palates. There are different options of main course, fruits and salads and of course, delicious desserts (drinks are not included)
Valladolid Colonial City
The last stop of the day would be an old Spanish city called Valladolid, that used to have a beautiful square and church, where you will find some beautiful and picturesque shops and buildings.
We take this opportunity to recommend our blog dedicated to Chichen Itza, It's one of the most comprehensive of the market. In it, we go through each of the options available, as well as recommendations that only a local could give. We tell you everything about the hidden places that this part of Mexico has to offer but, most importantly, we give you tips on how to make your money last so you can better enjoy this wonder of the modern world. We answer questions like:
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We'll try to pick you up at the comfort of your accommodation facility ***Restrictions Apply***
To offer you a better service, and because we aspire to make things easier for you, our meeting places will be, in most cases, at the lobby of your accommodation facility.
One of the requirements is that the pick up cannot be at condominiums, because they are sometimes difficult to locate. However, if you need advice, you can email us.
- The Pick Up schedule is based on the location of your hotel
- If we can't find your hotel, we'll select the closest location to you (call us or send us an email)
- If you have any doubts concerning the location of your hotel, don't worry, you can call us and we'll assist you.
We want to be very specific in order to avoid misunderstandings
We don't want to miss the chance to mention what is included in our excursion to Chichen Itza from the Mayan Riviera. We want to be as specific as possible to avoid any possible misunderstandings. Just like some things are included, there are some others that are not included.
Bringing cash is an excellent idea, just in case you need it.
- Round trip transportation on air-conditioned vehicles.
- Professional drivers
- Buffet lunch (drinks not included)
- Admission to the Cenote (Lifejacket not included)
- Free time in the Cenote (Swimming)
- Access & Taxes to Chichen Itza
- Free time in Chichen Itza (pictures)
- Certified tour guide in Chichen Itza
- Early departures to see as much as possible
- Visit to the colonial city of Valladolid
Some things are not included
During the excursion, just like in any other part of the world, you will find several options to choose from when it comes to shopping, from handcrafts, to pictures, even tips, etc.
It is important to clarify that our clients are not obliged to buy anything and that it is a personal decision whether to buy something or not, based on the client's budget.
This is not a detailed description of all the things that are not included, because it would be very long and boring, but if you have any questions just follow these guidelines. If you can't find it on the Included tab, then it means it's NOT INCLUDED. However, email us, we are here to help you.
- Drinks at the buffet lunch
- Vests and Lockers at the Cenote
- Water or drinks on the bus
- There is an extra admission fee in Chichen if you bring a very sophisticated camera or tripod.
- If you can't find it in the 'included' tab, it is not included.
What To Bring
What should I bring to the Excursion to Chichen Itza from my hotel in the Mayan Riviera?
We have the option to swim in a cenote, so a swimsuit, a change of dry clothes and a towel would come in handy. Besides, consider that we are in the Yucatan forest, so the heat can be very suffocating during the summer. We recommend our clients to be prepared. You can also bring other things to entertain yourself on the bus ride.
Please note: It is important to clarify that there aren't hospitals near the area, therefore, people who are under medical treatment or that suffer from any medical condition must bring everything necessary for the proper care of their bodies. People who are on a special diet should know that the buffet lunch has different options, but it may lack foods that you consider important, so it would be a good idea to bring what you consider indispensable.
- Fully charged phone
- Beach towels
- Swimsuit and a change of clothes
- Comfortable and fresh clothing, we do not recommend dark colors
- Comfortable footwear (sandals, sneakers)
- Hats, caps, umbrellas (the bigger better)
- Mosquito repellent
- Lunch or Snacks for the road
- Blanket (in case it gets chilly on the bus)
- Neck pillow
- Book, notebook or games for the bus ride
- Small backpack
- Patience and a good attitude
Basically, you can choose any payment method
We have all payment options available, from electronic transfers to payment in cash at the moment of the excursion. But please keep in mind that if you make a short notice reservation it will be easier if you pay in cash. You can pay with a credit card but just remember that there is a fee due to administrative costs.
- Bank deposit (At least 2 days in advance)
- Electronic transfer (At least 2 days in advance)
- Credit Card Payment (with a 4-5% extra charge)
- PayPal (At least 2 days in advance)
- If you don't feel confident, you can pay in cash when we pick you up. You can pay once you see the vehicle and the guide, and confirm that this is real (Cash Only) **Restrictions apply**
1. How long is the excursion to Chichen Itza from the Riviera Maya?
Approximately 11-12 hours, this is due to the distances that have to be traveled and also for the places that are visited.
If this is longer than what you were expecting, we have shorter options available such as Chichen Express, at a different price.
2.- Can you explain what is included in the tour of Chichen Itza from Riviera Maya?
Of course, we include
- Round-trip transportation from your hotel or central location (Restrictions apply)
- Visit a beautiful cenote (Lifejackets not included)
- Visit the magical town of Valladolid
- Lunch buffet (drinks are not included)
- Access & Taxes to Chichen Itza
- Certified guide who is an expert in Mayan civilization
3.- The price seems really low, why?
Because we are the direct providers of the excursion. One of the benefits of the internet is that it connects people. We are able to provide all of this without affecting the quality of the excursion. Please check what is included, and what is not included, itinerary etc.
4.- Does the excursion to Chichen Itza from Riviera Maya include food?
Yes, we have a regional buffet lunch (not gourmet), the drinks are not included and are paid separately.
5.- Does this excursion include drinks?
No, we have the option of Chichen Deluxe Tour, if you want drinks included but, the classic excursion to Chichen Itzá does not include drinks. Clients can bring their own bottles of water.
Important: in the restaurant you cannot bring in your own drinks, they must be purchased at the restaurant
6.- Will we have the opportunity to swim during the excursion Chichen Itza from Riviera Maya?
Yes, we have a stop in a beautiful cenote, this will give you the opportunity to take a dip in one of the most beautiful cenotes in the region.
7.- I have a baby, can I bring their food?
Yes, please bring the baby food. There is no problem
8.- Can we eat inside of the archeological zone of Chichen Itza?
No, imagine the amount of garbage that would be generated, that is the reason why it is not allowed, you can bring water.
9.- Roughly how much time will we spend in each location?
- 2 hours in Chichen Itza
- 1 hour for lunch
- 1 hour in the cenote
- 30 minutes in Valladolid (may vary)
1.- I would like to make a reservation, What can I do?
Send an email, but first we recommend that you read everything that is included and what is not included as well as the itinerary to avoid any misunderstandings and if you agree we will make the formal reservation.
2.- I purchased online, how will I recieve my receipt?
You will receive a detailed email with all the pertinent information.
3.- Do I need a specific date for my reservation?
Yes, we can give you the general information so that you can compare and make your decision, when you have the date that you would like to take the tour then can make the formal reservation.
4.- I do not have a credit card, do you have other payment options?
You can pay cash when you are picked up. We accept pesos, dollars or euros
5.- I have had bad experiences before, can you guarantee that you will pick me up?
Yes, I am personally aware of all of my reservations, you can call me and I will tell you exactly where the transportation is. I also give you the option of paying nothing until the transportation is there to pick you up, that way you can see that we have fulfill what we promised.
6.- What hours can I call?
24 hours a day if it is urgent, if you can wait, office hours are
- Monday to Friday 7:00am-10:00 pm local time
- Saturday and Sunday 7:00am- 8:00pm local time
7.- Is it possible for someone else to buy my ticket?
Yes, it's no problem as long as the other person agrees to the purchase.
8.- I am not in Mexico, can I still call?
Yes, you can dial (+52) 987 112 99491 or if it is more comfortable you can send a message via WhatsApp, that is answered immediately.
9.- Can I change the date of my reservation?
Yes, we only ask you to let us know as soon as possible so that the space that you are not going to occupy can be given to someone else.
10.- I'm going to pay with a family members credit card, is that possible?
Yes, as long as the owner signs the purchase voucher, if it is payment in person, if it is through PayPal or by electronic means, there should be no problem.
11.- I can't print me receipt is it necessary to present it?
It’s ok, it is not necessary, you can show it on your cell phone.
12.- How can I cancel?
Yes, you can cancel at anytime, we only ask that, if this is the case, you let us know as soon as possible at any time so we do not go pick you up.
13.- What information do you need for the excursion?
We need full name, hotel, number of participants (adults and children), excursion date and the name of the excursion as we have several.
14.- Can you call me?
Yes, just tell us what number, and if it is outside of Mexico.
15.- If I cancel will you refund my money?
Yes, if you pay in advance and it is a normal reservation, we will return your money as soon as possible.
If it is a private reservation, other criteria is involved, please send an email for more information
1.- What is the cost of Chichen Itza tour from Riviera Maya?
Adults $65 USD per person, Children $60 USD per child
2.- What is considered an adult versus a child for pricing?
Children prices are for children 3 to 10 years old, older than 10 years old will be charged adult prices.
3.- We have a large group, is there special pricing?
Yes, group rates apply for more than 7 people, please send us an email.
4.- Are there any promotions available?
There are always promotions available, please send us an email to find out which one is in force.
5.- I am not local, do I pay the same amount?
Yes, if you pay in pesos it would be $1100 pesos per person.
6.- How can I pay?
The most recommended option is in cash, although we have all the options available such as credit card, debit card, PayPal, electronic transfers.
7.- I only have dollars, can I pay with dollars?
Yes, the exchange rate for the day will be applied, the price of this excursion is in Mexican pesos, if it is in another language such as English, German or Italian it is not the same price because there are different exchange rates daily.
8.- I want to pay with credit card, is that possible?
Yes, as long as they are VISA or MasterCard. It should be taken into account that if you pay by credit card there is an increase of 4% for administrative expenses that must be added to the total cost.
9.- Can I show my receipt from my cellphone?
Yes, no problem, we are in the 21st century.
1.- I don't have enough cash, can I pay by credit card?
Yes, but only Visa and MasterCard. American Express is not accepted and there is a 4-5% increase for administrative expenses that has to be added to the total cost of the excursion
2.- I would like to pay for everything at the time of pickup, is that possible?
Yes, we only recommend that you pay in cash, although if necessary you can pay by credit card.
3.- How much is the excursion for adults?
$65 USD per adult, remember that prices may change without prior notice please send us an email for the updated prices.
4.- How much is the excursion for children?
$60 USD for each child, remember that prices may change without prior notice please send us an email for the updated prices.
5.- We are locals, retired adults, or travel agents, are there any promotions for us?
- For locals it is important that you present your INE to prove you live in Quintana Roo
- For retired adults you must show your INAPAM card
- Travel agents must show their IATA card
All will be given children prices
6.- What promotions do you have available?
The promotions are constantly changing and depending on the holiday season, they apply to groups of 7 people or more. Send us an email for more information.
1.- Do you pick me up and bring me back for the Chichen Itza Tour from Riviera Maya?
Yes, we include round-trip transportation from where we picked you up.
2.- Will you pick me up from my hotel?
Yes, as long as the hotel lets us pass and has access from the road and finally that it is within our pre-established routes.
3.- Can you guarantee that you will pick me up?
We guarantee it, we have a reputation to take care of and if we do not pick you up we lose out on money and the confidence of our customers. We have commitment to you.
4.- I'm running a little late, I haven't made it to the meeting place, what should I do?
Call us as soon as possible (+52) 987 112 9491 so that we can see what we can do, if it is a short period we can wait about 5 minutes, but it depends on how we are in our operation. Remember that we have to pick up more people and there are probably people already aboard the transportation. We recommend that you be on time at the meeting place so as not to miss your excursion.
Detailed information of each of the stops of the excursion
We reserve the right to alter and/or modify the itinerary based on the need to provide a better service, due to unforeseen circumstances, or to replace the excursion when it is required, without altering the agreed services.
Don't forget that all times listed in this section are estimated. Though the times can vary due to unforeseen circumstances, rest assured that we will do our best to comply with them, but we list them for illustrative purposes only.
We want to be clear regarding our descriptions because that way we will be more professional
1.- Transparency and accuracy are the characteristics that set us apart. Compare prices, quality and professionalism and you will see that our competitors are light years behind from offering detailed excursions as ours, just to give you an idea of how professional we are.
2.- The excursion lasts 12 hours, at least. Is it worth it? Of course YES, IT IS.
One of the advantages of this being an all-day excursion, is that for a shockingly low price, we'll keep you busy the whole day, avoiding any extra expenses on other activities. Remember there's a reason Chichen Itza is considered to be one of the wonders of the modern world. Don't hesitate, book with us, seats sell fast!
If you want to spend more time in Chichen Itza, don't worry: with our Chichen Express excursion we spend 3 hours at the site. If you want to arrive early, we have an excursion called Chichen Itza Small Group Tour. We have all possible options, send a message by WhatsApp, we are here to help you.
Wait for us in your hotel lobby
In most cases we will pick you up at the comfort of your hotel ***Restrictions Apply***. Leave all the organization to us, you just sit and enjoy the ride.
Delicious buffet lunch
Included in the price is a buffet lunch with all the gastronomic delicacies of Yucatan. It's a varied buffet with options like chicken, rice, beans, seasonal fruits, etc. Just remember that drinks are not included in the price of the excursion and they must be paid in cash.
Arrival to Chichen Itza
Arrival to Chichen Itza. We spend two hours inside the archaeological site, but trust me, it's more than enough time to take all the photos you want and to thoroughly explore the site. Includes access to the site and guide.
A spectacular natural formation, it's a deposit of fresh water from the subterranean streams in the Yucatan Peninsula. It's very refreshing to swim in this natural wonder of the zone after the intense heat in Chichen Itza. We include access to the cenote, but if you are going swim just remember renting a life vest is mandatory, just to be safe.
Visit to the Magic town of Valladolid
A lovely park and a picturesque church are the perfect setting for this last stop. Many descendants of the Mayans have settled in this place and sell their handcrafts at low prices. Don't forget to try the marquesitas or the delicious esquites.
Return to Riviera Maya
We will take you non-stop to the place we picked you up at. You can take this time to savor the moment and remember all the great memories you made this day.
Arrival to Riviera Maya
The arrival time at your hotel is between 08:30 and 09:30 pm in the area of Riviera Maya
There are some issues to take into account before booking this excursion
Factors like times, distances, heat, and long walks should be taken into account. Overall, any person who is in good health can take this excursion. Read the following information.
- To apply the payment on the day of the excursion it is only for groups of less than 4 people. If you make two reservations we cannot guarantee that you will go on the same transportation
- Not having circulatory problems, since the ride from Riviera Maya to Chichen takes from 2-3 hours
- Please be on time. When one of our clients is late we have to wait for them and this results in delays for the rest of the clients.
- The soil in Chichen is uneven, and there are tree roots and gravel, so it is not recommended for people in wheelchairs.
- Visitors must know how to swim in order to enter the cenote (renting a lifejacket is mandatory)
- It is not recommended for young children
- Being physically and emotionally well
- People under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult / guardian
- Being able to walk, even if it is for short distances
- It is strictly prohibited to climb the ruins at Chichen Itza (due to conservation purposes)
- Drones or tripods are not allowed at the archaeological zone. For more information, send a message by WhatsApp.
if for some reason you can't join the adventure, don't worry, we only ask you to let us know.
Health issues, fatigue, etc. are circumstances we can't control, and we understand that unforeseen circumstances can force you to miss this excursion. However, we only ask you to let us know as soon as possible so we don't lose money
We don't have a penalty for cancellation. We only have certain conditions for private groups, and this is because they made a reservation and a van was already waiting for the group.
- No penalty up to 24 hours before
- No show surcharge of 100%
ReviewsLeave a review
"Gonzalo was amazing! The Mayan history about Chichén Itza was incredible! Such an amazing tour and guide!"
"Chichen Itza tour was amazing! The Mayan ruins are a sight to see and this tour was wonderful. They thought of everything! Luxury bus, great food, and wonderful tour guides. The tour guides really helped make this tour. Without them the tour would not be the same. The guys that helped make this trip wonderful were David, Robert and Manuel. David taught us so much about the Mayan culture, I really appreciate his hard work and the fun and patient he did it. Robert also was so very kind and helpful. Manuel is an amazing driver and drove that bus with expertise. This is a great tour. I highly recommend it!"
"Juan was the leader and he was entertaining, knowledgeable and cheerful for an 8 hour tour to chichen itza. The tour was highly organized but flexible when it was needed. There was always time to shop, eat and find a moment alone if needed. I learned a lot about the Mayan culture as a result of this tour."
"We visited the historic Chichen Itza to include Cenotes and a Mayan town plaza. This was an all day trip with a 2 hour drive from Riviera Maya. The best part of the trip was the history lesson, visiting the ruins and learning Mayan language. The buses are very comfortable. You will need a hat, sunscreen, umbrella, comfortable shoes, loose clothing, swimsuit, a camera with selfie stick, and a backpack. Great service AND experience!"
"This tour was amazing!! Very informative and worth every penny. The guides were very knowledgeable about the Mayan culture. They had someone offering drinks throughout the tour which was a nice touch. They also provided information on the Mayans today."
"The experience, as a whole, was enriching. We were well taken care of. The guides really knew what they were doing, though, in my opinion, they talked a bit too much. Other than that, the day was interesting. They could have given us a bit longer in Chichén-Itzá, to explore, and skipped Valladolid altogether, since we only had half an hour there. It is important to say that none or the negative aspects mentioned above are enough to make the experience less than a five-star one."
"A wonderful tour with a magnificent guide. Victor, who used to be a teacher, has so much enthusiasm and humor. He loves his, the Mayan culture, and manages to draw you into being curious about it. The man must have been talking for about 4 hours all together but somehow you could not stop listening to him. He made us understand the mindset of today's Mayans and also the mindset of the ancient Mayans. Of course he told us the latest results of the historian's research but especially in Chichen Itza he enabled us to understand the purpose of the architecture because he made us think like their ruler. It was a long day, from 7am to 9pm, but we felt that it had enriched us."
"The tour was well worth it and the tour guide was so knowledgeable and answered all of our questions and more! These people were extremely polite, professional & funny! I would highly recommend this tour!! The bus was comfortable and air conditioned and you could leave your things on the bus when you got off because it was locked once everyone was off!"