Exclusive: Early Access to Chichen Itza with a Private Archaeologist

Cancun, Riviera Maya & the Yucatan, Mexico
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 Exclusive: Early Access to Chichen Itza with a Private Archaeologist
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  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Family friendly
  • Lunch included

Overview

Your Exclusive tour begins with morning pickup from your Cancun hotel. A meal will be provided (breakfast OR lunch, depending on the season)

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. Hear how a serpent of light appears to wriggle its way down the temple’s stairways on the spring and fall equinoxes.

Return to your hotel at around 3pm. With this 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!

Information

Includes:
  • Bilingual  guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Meal according to season: During summer, lunch During winter, breakfast
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Excludes:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Snacks
  • Fee for use of video camera at Chichen Itza (between $10USD to $25USD)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you bring comfortable walking shoes and camera
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • 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
  • Note: If you book this tour with just one hour in advance of the tour's departure, you must meet your guide at Courtyard Marriott Airport Hotel at 6am

Meeting Point

Tour departs from most Cancun hotels. If you are booking with just one hour in advance, please head to the Chedraui Selecto Zona Hotelera at 5:05am.
Departure Time:
April-October: Starts at 4am, depends on hotel's location
November-March: Starts at 5am, depends on hotel's location
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 3pm
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