See the Mayan ruins of the Yucatán on this excursion to Chichén Itzá, when the watery morning light illuminates the monuments, creating an unforgettable image.
Chichén Itzá Day Trip Itinerary
First thing in the morning we'll pick you up at your chosen meeting point and make our way to the interior of the Yucatán peninsula at sunrise.
Arriving at the Mayan Chichén Itzá complex, we'll enjoy an hour and a half long guided tour of the surrounding area. The dawn light on the Kukulcán pyramid is sure to captivate your gaze, fixing it to this impressive monument, commonly known as "the castle" thanks to its shape. Its function was more mystic however, and on our visit we'll learn about the secrets the pyramid holds, whose link with Mayan astronomy is long and storied.
We'll also investigate the Mayan 'football stadium', found next to the pyramid, although in reality it's neither a stadium nor was the sport football. You'll learn about the Mesoamerican ballgame, a sacred sport practised by the indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica, before visiting the warrior temple, whose forest of columns make it one of the most impressive sights in the area.
You'll have an hour and a half of free time to explore the rest of this magnificent complex at your own pace, before heading back to Riviera Maya for 2 pm, making a quick rest stop during the journey back.
The trip includes pick up from the following meeting points at the indicated times:
- 4 am: Bus stop at the Oxxo shop, next to the Pemex gas station in Pentempich Bay.
- 4:15 am: Bus stop at the 7 Eleven shop, next to the Pemex gas station next to the bridge.
- 4:40 am: Bus stop at the Oxxo shop, next to the Pemex gas station located by the Secrets Capri Riviera Cancún Hotel.
- 5 am: Entrance to the Hotel HM Playa del Carmen.
- 4 am: Entrance to the Plaza Antigua shopping centre.
- 4:40 am: Go Mart supermarket, next to Puerto Aventuras.
- 4 am: Circle K supermarket, next to Pemex gas station located by the Catalonia Royal Tulum.
You can also book this tour with pick up in Cancun.
If you choose the option for Mexican citizens, on the day of the tour you must present your Mexican Identification document.
|Adults||Children (3-11 years old)||Children under 3|
Children (3-11 years old)US$ 33.20
Children under 3Free
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Skip the line access to the archaeological site. Snack (baguette, juice and biscuits).
Fee for non
Mexican citizens: 417MXN (US$17.2).
For the use of mobile devices in Chichén Itzá: 45MXN (US$1.9).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Riviera Maya).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How can I pay the Chichen Itza non-Mexican citizen fee
A - By card on the day of the tour, or via PayPal by email beforehand.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).