Chichen Itza Tour

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Chichen Itza Tour

  • 4 Hours

  • Everyone

  • Min 8 years old

  • Easy

  • Small Groups


  • Visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itzá, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Walk among the giant pyramid El Castillo, visit the sacred cenote, and explore the ancient Mayan city led by an expert bilingual tour guide. 

  • Explore one of the most mysterious and intriguing archaeological sites in the Mayan Riviera on a small-group tour. 

  • On the ride back, delight yourself with superb and specially prepared Traditional Yucatan food. 

Tour the Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza

On this day trip to Chichen Itza the epic stories and the mysterious history will come to life as you listen to our bilingual tour guide weave an enticing narrative. Embark on a journey of exploration at the awe-inspiring ancient city of Chichen Itza - once the center of the Mayan empire in Central America.

Listen as our tour guides illuminate the rich history of the Mayans at the very location where it all happened. Walk among the giant pyramids and ancient ruins that dominate the grounds of Chichen Itza, and uncover the secrets of the ancient Mayan people through a guided tour of the archaeological sites.

At the end of the day, return to Cancun or Playa del Carmen with enough time to enjoy your evening's festivities. 

Out of the many tours to Chichen Itza offered in the region, none bring the expertise and awesome amenities provided by our very own day trips here at Cancun Adventures.

Enjoy this exclusive, Mayan ruins tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Travel in the comfort of a modern, air-conditioned van. Relax on the journey back to your hotel with a delicious lunch and friendly discussion of the day’s discoveries.

If you are looking for a comprehensive excursion to Chichen Itza that fits into a single day with time to spare, this is the perfect choice for you!

What Is Chichen Itza?

The ancient city of Chichen Itza was the most important capital city of the Mayans during the Classic Period (AD 600 - 750). Many of the city's ancient ruins still stand to this day - including the famed El Castillo or Temple of Kukulcán, a massive step pyramid that dominates the city's center.

The stunning Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza are located deep in the Yucatan jungle and have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. In 2001, Chichen Itza was also named one of the "New 7 Wonders of the World."

Chichen Itza is one of the largest and most visited archaeological sites in Mexico and a trip to Chichen Itza should not be missed when visiting the Mayan Riviera!

Why Choose the Express Chichen Itza Tour From Cancun Adventures?

Here at Cancun Adventures, we are committed to helping travelers get the most out of all that Cancun has to offer. As Chichen Itza is by far one of the region's most breathtaking and culturally significant historical landmarks, we are proud to offer a comprehensive tour to help travelers like you experience this ancient city firsthand and learn about its rich history along the way. 

During the tour of Chichen Itza, you'll get the opportunity to take advantage of free time to stroll along the grounds to see the Ceremonial Walkway that leads to the Sacred Cenote. Marvel at the ancient pyramid, El Castillo, and explore the Temple of Warriors. Spend the day discovering the complexes of this rich archaeological site including the Great North Platform, the Osario Group and the Central Group.

The Great North Platform includes: 

  • The monuments of the Temple of Kukulcán (El Castillo)
  • Temple of Warriors 
  • The Great Ball Court

The Osario Group includes: 

  • The Osario Pyramid 
  • Temple of Xtoloc

The Central Group includes: 

  • The Caracol
  • Las Monjas 
  • Akab Dzib

What's great about our Chichen Itza excursion is that it packs a full trip to Chichen Itza into one day, all while giving you more than enough time to return home to your hotel or condo and enjoy the evening on your own. Transportation is provided both ways.

For the region's best tours to Chichen Itza from Cancun or Playa del Carmen, partner with our team at Cancun Adventures and book your Chichen Itza Tour today!

What's included in this experience

  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned van from most hotels in Cancun and Playa del Carmen
  • Professional bilingual guides
  • Traditional lunch
  • Light snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance to Chichen Itza

What do you need to know before you book

  • Minimum Age: 8 years. Child pricing applies to ages 8 to 11 years.
  • Not recommended for guests with limited mobility
  • Round-trip transportation is included from select hotels exclusively for our guests who book their tours at least 24 hours in advance
  • Please consider the drive to Chichen Itza may take up to 2 1/2 hours each way, depending on your hotel's location.

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat/Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Biodegradable sunscreen and repellent
  • Extra money for souvenirs


How far away is Chichen Itza?
Chichen Itza is about two and a half hours away from most of Cancun and Riviera Maya hotels.
Where is Chichen Itza Located?
Chichen Itza is located centrally on the Yucatan Peninsula in the municipality of Tinum. It is on the main highway between Cancun and Merida.
How Do You Get from Cancun to Chichen Itza?
Cancun Adventures provides transportation to and from Chichen Itza in the comfort of a modern air-conditioned van. Tours depart from most hotels in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
Can I stay overnight?
At the moment we only offer tours that return the same day.
Is it Worth Visiting Chichen Itza?
Chichen Itza is definitely worth a visit. As both an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World it is one of the most popular and breathtaking destinations on the Mayan Riviera and should not be missed.
Can I Climb the Pyramid at Chichen Itza?
Unfortunately guests are no longer able to climb the ruins at Chichen Itza and have not been able to for several years.