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Open the Gate to Chichen Itza: Privileged Early-Access Tour - Gray Line Cancun

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Overview
Be among the first to enter Chichen Itza as the park opens. You'll avoid the crowds and enter the site from an exclusive privileged entrance. Take a guided small-group tour of the archaeological site, visit the Mayan Planetarium and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Your tour includes a professional guide, transport and access to Viator's exclusive on-site hospitality suite.
Highlights
  • A private-entrance tour of Chichen Itza, with Mayaland Hotel stay
  • Opt for a night at the jungle resort before or after your visit to the park
  • Enjoy expert commentary from a bona fide archaeologist 
  • Upgrade to include spa services, horseback riding, or a cenote swim
What to Expect
Chichen Itza earns its accolades as one of Mexico’s top archaeological attractions, drawing thousands of visitors each day. Arriving at your own private entrance before the park opens to the public, you’ll skip the crowds and get the rare opportunity to explore the fabled Maya ruins in almost total solitude.    You’ll have a real-life archaeologist on hand to give you a guided tour of some of the park’s standout ruins, from the massive stepped pyramid of El Castillo to the ancient Ball Game Court, where tournaments once ended in deadly sacrifices. Your tour includes a stay at the Mayaland Hotel, an historic jungle resort located directly inside the park—the world’s only on-site hotel at an archaeological attraction. Upgrades include a refreshing spa treatment, horseback ride, or a swim in a Maya cenote. You’ll also enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with authentic Yucatan specialties, as well as a visit to the Mayan Planetarium to learn about the history and culture of the mighty, fallen civilization.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Tour departs from most Cancun and Playa del Carmen hotels. Pick up between 4:45 am to 5:45 am (summer time) or 5:45 am to 6:45 am (winter time) depending of your hotel. No service pick-up for hotels at downtown:
• For passengers staying at hotels located in the downtown of Cancun, the meeting point will be at the Bonampak Hotel.
• For passengers staying at hotels located in the downtown of Playa del Carmen or in its surroundings, the meeting point will be at The Reef Coco Beach, The Reef Playacar or The Reef 28.

You must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pick-up time.
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bilingual professional guide
  • Mercedes Benz transportation
  • Light breakfast onboard our vehicle
  • Buffet lunch at the Mayaland Hotel, including beverages
  • Free access to Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows pool facilities, including towels
  • Water and soft drinks and beer on-board the Mercedes Benz vehicle
  • Entrance to the Mayan Planetarium
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • On site optional activities
  • Entrance fee to Chichén Itzá (payment only in pesos)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Itinerary subject to change without notice
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended. Bring extra money for personal expenses and souvenirs
  • Entrance fee to Chichen Itza apply to children from 3 years old.
  • Pick up between 4:45 am to 5:45 am (summer time) or 5:45 am to 6:45 am (winter time) depending of your hotel. No service pick-up for hotels at downtown.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Admission fee into the archaeological site is NOT included, and will be payable upon entrance. This is governed by the local municipality and our Tour providers have no control over this. The amount is usually approximately $481 Pesos which is only around $24 USD per person.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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We took the Viator tour with Charlie and Frank. Pickup was at 5:30 am. Needless to say this is the way to go before the crowds get there and the heat. Frank was great and led our tour around the site and it was very interesting and informative. By the end of time there it was
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Amazing service and experience starting with our driver Janitzio Antonio. He picked us up in our hotel lobby and was such a courteous and safe driver. Our guide Mauricio was so funny and Andres was our Mayan priest, we felt such peace right after the Mayan ceremony. Buffet lunch
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Response from chichenuxmal, Owner at Open the Gate to Chichen Itza: Privileged Early-Access Tour - Gray Line Cancun
Responded 03 Jun 2018
Thanks for your AMAZING comments! We look forward to hosting you again in one of our fabulous experiences thru Mexico's most desirable destinations, Hasta la vista !
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Our tour of Chichen Itza (Open the Gate to Chichen Itza) was very well done. The drivers were very good - professional and friendly - both the ones who shuttled us from our resort in Akumal to the meeting spot in Playa Del Carmen, and the gentleman who drove the group from
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Response from chichenuxmal, Owner at Open the Gate to Chichen Itza: Privileged Early-Access Tour - Gray Line Cancun
Responded 08 May 2018
GRACIAS! From all of us at Mayaland/Gray Line Cancun. Looking forward to providing you with unique experiences in the future. Hasta la vista!
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From the start this was excellent. The pick up was at 0500, which seems early, but it meant we were at the site before it opened and got virtually exclusive access (less than 100 people in the site). We had a tour guide for the three of us and nothing was too much trouble. Abner
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Response from chichenuxmal, Owner at Open the Gate to Chichen Itza: Privileged Early-Access Tour - Gray Line Cancun
Responded 22 Apr 2018
What a wonderful review of our unique "Open the Gate to Chichen Itza" tour! Thank you !! We all look forward to having you in another Gray Line Service. Hasta la vista !
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I would definitely recommend this tour company for the trip to Chichen Itza. We picked them because they were the only company we could find that offered early trips (“Open the Gate – Chichen Itza Tour”) to beat the heat and crowds. Very cordial and accommodating service. Our
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Response from chichenuxmal, Owner at Open the Gate to Chichen Itza: Privileged Early-Access Tour - Gray Line Cancun
Responded 22 Apr 2018
Thanks for using our services!
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