Chichen Itza VIP Early Access with Private Guide from Cancun

Cultural & Theme Tours in Mexico

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Gain essential insights into Mexico’s past on a visit to Chichen Itza with a private archaeologist. Miss the crowds by visiting in the early morning, and see parts of the site that traditional tours don’t visit. With pickup from Cancun, experience the majesty of the entire Chichen Itza site and receive personalized attention from your professionally certified guide.
Your Viator Exclusive 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!

What’s included

  • Professional  guide, according to selected option
  • Entrance fees
  • Box Lunch for Chichen Itza (includes a baguette, a boxed juice and a pack of cookies) 
  • Round transportation

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fee for use of video camera at Chichen Itza (between $10USD to $25USD)

Highlights

  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Family friendly
  • Lunch included
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