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Gain essential insights into Mexico’s past on a visit to Chichen Itza with a private archaeologist. Miss the crowds, heat (98°F) and humidity (65%), by visiting in the early morning, and see parts of the site that traditional tours don’t visit. With meeting point from Cancun, experience the majesty of the entire Chichen Itza site and receive personalized attention from your professionally certified guide.

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InterContinental Presidente Cancun Resort
Blvd. Kukulcan Km 7.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., MexicoMeeting Point: Crown Paradise MP (GO MART VILLAS DEL REY) 5:00am Beach Palace MP (BUS STOP) 5:15am Presidente Intercontinental PARADERO 5:40am PARADERO HOLIDAY INN-LAS PERLAS 5:50am CRAZY HOT COYOTE 6:10am
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    Chichen Itza
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Your tour begins with an early morning departure. Arriving at Chichen Itza, join your specialized guide for an in-depth tour of the site, and enjoy the tranquility of your early-morning visit before the crowds arrive. Throughout the trip, your archaeological guide’s commentary provides essential background to the well-preserved site of Chichen Itza. Learn how this large pre-Colombian city played an important role in Mayan civilization from around A.D. 600 to 1200, and remained a center of worship and pilgrimage until the arrival of the Spanish. Even today, it is still considered a sacred site by the Yucatán peninsula’s Maya population. Like many of ancient Mexico’s cities, the site was abandoned, and its ruins were hidden by jungle. Hear how the site was discovered and unearthed by archaeologists, gaining UNESCO protection and considered today one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Your guide will explain the philosophy, cosmology and mythology behind this ancient site, such as the meaning of the stone carvings, pyramids, platforms, ball courts and staircases. Visit the Observatory, Temple of the Jaguars, Temple of the Warriors and of course the famous El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulkan.  Return around 3:00 p.m. With this Viator Exclusive, your early morning trip to Chichen Itza helps you to beat the crowds so you can enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at your own leisure!
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Highlights
  • Beat the crowds and midday heat on an early-access tour of Chichen Itza 
  • Gain priority access to the wonder of the world and explore in more comfortable temperatures 
  • Visit parts of the site that many visitors don't have access to 
  • An archeologist guide provides important historical and cultural details 
  • A boxed lunch and round-trip transfers from meeting points are included
What to Expect
The tour begins with early morning pickup from a meeting point in Cancun, where you board an air-conditioned coach destined for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza. Early access to the ruins means you beat large crowds and explore the ruins in more comfortable morning temperatures. Listen to commentary featuring essential historical and cultural information and visit highlights such as the Ball Court, the Temple of the Warriors, and the iconic Kukulcan Pyramid (El Castillo). Once the site starts to become crowded, return to your vehicle and have the rest of the afternoon to spend at your leisure.
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Important Information
Departure Point
InterContinental Presidente Cancun Resort, Blvd. Kukulcan Km 7.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Departure Time
5:00 AM
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide, according to selected option
  • Box Lunch for Chichen Itza (includes a sandwich, boxed juice, apple and a chocolate)
  • Round transportation from the meeting points
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Toll Road
  • Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Fee for use of video camera at Chichen Itza (between $10USD to $25USD)
  • All visitors to Chichen Itza need to pay a local tax of $417 mxn. Only credit card payment.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you bring comfortable walking shoes and camera
  • Note: An additional fee is required for the use of video camera at the site. The fee is between $10USD to $25USD (depending on the device) and must be paid directly on site on the day of the tour
  • Note: The tour is on shared basis and there is a private guide per each group of up to 20 people
  • Please note that all visitors to Chichen Itza will need to pay a local tax of $417 mxn. Only credit card payment the day ot the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We care about your safety and we guarantee a safe route by toll road to Chichen Itza.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Very user-friendly I recommend this to her because it’s early in the morning and the crowds are very very small and it’s not very hot and it was lovely. And there was a screwup when I got on the wrong bus when I got tired and he worked very very hard to try to find me I highly
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We had an excellent experience in this tour. Rodrigo is a great guide, all though we branched out at the site and we did the tour in Spanish with a different guide which sadly I forgot his name, but he was 100% professional and informative. They serve you a bagged lunch
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Response from AmigotoursCalidad, Public Relations Manager at Exclusive: Early Access to Chichen Itza from Cancún
Responded yesterday
Hello! Thank you for your comment, we are pleased to know that you enjoyed this wonderful tour in Chichen-Itza that is a place full of amazing landscapes and very emblematic of our country. Rodrigo will receive your good comments. We hope you will live a new experience with us. Regards, Amigo Group. :)
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We really enjoyed this tour. We were picked up at our hotel early and brought to the main bus. There was a stop on the way to buy some breakfast. Once we were getting close, our tour guide Frank went over some history with us about the Mayans. We got there as the park was
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Response from AmigotoursCalidad, Public Relations Manager at Exclusive: Early Access to Chichen Itza from Cancún
Responded yesterday
Hello! In Amigo Tours, we are very committed to offering a quality service to our customers and, for this reason, we are very grateful for your comment and happy that you enjoyed the service in one of the most impressive places Remember that we offer many different experiences so you can continue to experience this wonderful country. We hope you come back soon! Regards, Amigo Group.
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Rodrigo is BEST!! During the tour I didn't see any other tour guide doing what he is doing for our group, taking special pictures for our group member, detailed explanation, photos, history, telling us the best position to take a 500 LIKES photo, and ended with an amazing
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Response from AmigotoursCalidad, Public Relations Manager at Exclusive: Early Access to Chichen Itza from Cancún
Responded yesterday
Hello :) We appreciate your comment and it makes us very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. Rodrigo will receive your comments as well. In Amigo Group we have highly qualified staff to make each client have an unforgettable experience. We hope you come back soon as we have many more experiences to offer. Regards, Amigo Group.
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Frank and Rene were beyond excellent. Early morning access makes for an easy, comfortable, informative tour. A must to go early. Amazing location Amazing education Amazing guides. See photos- hardly anyone there yet. Loved it. Wear tennis shoes.
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Response from AmigotoursCalidad, Public Relations Manager at Exclusive: Early Access to Chichen Itza from Cancún
Responded yesterday
Hello! :) We appreciate your comment as we are committed to offering unforgettable experiences to our customers. Alfredo will be happy to receive your comment. Come back soon! Regards, Amigo Group.
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Sonja D
Bellingham, Washington
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And he played the height archaeologist very well
Very user-friendly I recommend this to her because it’s early in the morning and the crowds are very very small
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Manish Gaba
Toronto, Canada
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Lovely Day Trip!
We had a wonderful time on our tour with Marco & Pedro! Marco was engaging and very informative. We stopped by
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elzabeth
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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ALITTLE CONFUSION ON PAID OR NOT. FIXED PROBLEM THANKS TO CELL PHONE !! UGH!!
So, as I said confusion on paid or not. I lucky had a cell phone and called hotel in Playa Del Carmen got manager
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Cesar C
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Early access is well worth it!
We had an excellent experience in this tour. Rodrigo is a great guide, all though we branched out at the site and
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Kyla Saby
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This tour does not exist
I'm sorry I made this purchase. The offer should be removed from Trip Advisor. When I arrived at the site, no one
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Rommy
11
The wonders of Chichen Itza with less people and out of the midday sun
We really enjoyed this tour. We were picked up at our hotel early and brought to the main bus. There was a stop on
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Tay K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
41
Best Guide Ever!!
Rodrigo is BEST!! During the tour I didn't see any other tour guide doing what he is doing for our group, taking
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Ollie G
Horsham, United Kingdom
20
Amigo tours
We had an excellent trip with Kevin and Alejandro. Thank you very much. Would definitely come again.
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RJMartin811
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THIS IS THE ONE. DO THIS TOUR.
Frank and Rene were beyond excellent. Early morning access makes for an easy, comfortable, informative tour. A
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writerjordan
Towson, Maryland
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Those complaining are spoiled and elitist
My sister and I were the only non-fluent Spanish speakers on the catamaran. At first, we were alarmed by the
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