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Chichén Itzá Tours

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Take a tour of an ancient mesoamerican city, the remains of which are known today as one of the world's wonders - the Chichén Itzá. Built around 400 - 600 AD, the Chichén Itzá is a cluster of structures and ruins, the most famous being the iconic ‘El Castillo’. You also get a chance to view underground cenotes! Explore this site and many other historical ruins in Mexico with skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, combo tours, cenote tours, and more!
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Entrance fee to Chichén Itzá

Ticket to a sacred Cenote

Bilingual guide

Round-trip transfers

Buffet lunch

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Expert bilingual tour guide
Entry into sites mentioned
Admission to Cenote Hubiku
Regional lunch buffet
Bottled water
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Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Bilingual guide

Breakfast (coffee & bread)

Tequila tasting

Lunch buffet

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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Chichén Itzá Tours Guide

Located in modern-day Mexico, Chichén Itzá was one of the largest cities in the pre-Columbian era dating back to around 400 - 600 AD. Built over an area of 5 sq. km., Chichén Itzá is a cluster of fine stone buildings, the most famous being ‘El Castillo’. The Mesoamerican architecture featuring Toltec and Puuc styles, is a testament to the ingenious engineering of the Maya people and is bound to get you wrapped up in an ancient time of kings, priests, temples, and blood sacrifices. Here you can explore need-to-know information and facilities available at Chichén Itzá and look at some Chichén Itzá tours and tickets we have on offer. 

All Your Chichén Itzá Tours & Tickets Options

Choose from a variety of tours and tickets available: entry tickets, skip the line tickets, guided and combo tours, of this breath-taking archaeological site and other nearby landmarks. Choose tickets depending on your budget, time, and site-seeing objectives to make the most out of your Chichén Itzá tour.  Fancy a swim in a cenote? Then choose from one of our cenote tours. If you want to delve deeper into the architectural significance and Mayan civilization, then take a guided tour or save time on our combo tickets to visit other famous monuments nearby. 

Skip-the-line Tickets

Guided Tour

Combo Tickets

Cenote Tours

Skip-the-line tickets allow you to bypass long queues and gain quick entry into the site. If you are running short on time, these tickets are going to get you inside the complex in a swift moment. Owing to the site’s massive popularity, this ticket option is the best one for you.

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Use these skip-the-line tickets to get you swift entry into Chichén Itzá without having to stand in queues! 
Through our Chichén Itzá guided tours, get to know amazing facts with a bilingual expert tour guide who will take you through the history and salient features of the architecture used in building this wonder of the world. Depending on your tour choice, you may get additional benefits such as transfers, meals, entry to exclusive access etc. 

Recommended experiences

Get ready to wake up early if you want to witness the sun rising over the Mayan marvel. With these tickets, not only will you be able to skip the waiting lines, but you will also be taken on a guided tour of the site. At the end of the tour and taking some time to relax in the Mexican sun, enjoy a sumptuous lunch provided by the organizers. This ticket also includes round-trip transportation. 
Combo tickets are a great way of getting a lot of sightseeing done in a manageable timeframe. So, while you travel from Cancun, why not explore other attractions like the historic city of Valladolid, famous cenotes, and nearby Mayan ruins like Ek Balam. Our combo tours include round trip transfers from various locations, an expert-led guided tour of the sites and lunch as well. 

Recommended experiences

  • Chichén Itzá, Cenote Hubiku & Ek Balam Tour
    Along with seeing the iconic El Castillo, this ticket will grant you admission into the Cenote of Hubiku and the less-known Mayan ruin, Ek Balam. Tickets for this experience include hotel pickups and drop-offs through an AC vehicle, a guided tour of all the sites and an authentic regional lunch buffet. 
  • Chichén Itzá, Hubiku Cenote & Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour
    In this all-inclusive tour you will be transported from your hotel to three attractions: the UNESCO heritage site Chichén Itzá, the Hubiku cenote, Valladolid city and back. This ticket will also entitle you to a buffet lunch, a guided tour of the attractions with an English/Spanish expert. 
Cenotes are underground water bodies that are scattered across the Yucatan Peninsula. The natural sinkholes are found in limestone chambers which were not only sources of water, but important places for Mayan rituals. Our Chichén Itzá cenote tours will give you a chance to take a swim in these pristine waters, alongside entry to other attractions.   

Recommended experiences

Explore the ancient city of Chichén Itzá and learn about the fascinating history of the Mayans. Then take a swim at one of the azure cenotes of the Mexican Peninsula. Then enjoy a delicious lunch buffet featuring authentic Mexican cuisine. In this experience you will also have convenient pickups from meeting points to the site and an expert tour guide by your side.

Chichén Itzá Tickets Discounts & Offers


Reduced prices are available on certain Chichén Itzá tickets for children below 12 years.

Free Entry

Entry to Chichén Itzá is free for Mexican Nationals.

Plan Your Chichén Itzá Tour

Opening Hours

Getting There


What are Chichén Itzá’s opening hours?
It is open from Sunday to Saturday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 
When is Chichén Itzá closed?
Closing time begins by 4:00 PM-4:30 PM. However, most Chichén Itzá tours wind up at 3:00 PM. 
What is the best time to visit Chichén Itzá?
The best time to visit the site would be early in the morning. This gives a chance to avoid the long queues and crowds. The best time in the year for visiting Chichén Itzá is between November and March. This way you can avoid the harsh summer and the rains that begin in June. 
How long is a Cancun to Chichén Itzá tour?
The tour takes approximately 2 and a half hours to complete along with some time to take pictures.
Where is Chichén Itzá located?
It is located within the state of Yucatan in Mexico.  
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How do I get to Chichén Itzá?
Tickets in our experiences include round trip transfer from your hotel and back. The easiest way to get to the destination is by booking a guided tour. If you are coming by yourself, you could take the bus or rent a car.  
Can I take the bus from Cancun to Chichén Itzá?
Yes, there are buses from various locations that will take you to Chichén Itzá. There is a daily bus that runs from 8:45 AM from Cancun. The duration of the journey will be approximately 2 and a half hours. 
Can I take the train to Chichén Itzá?
As of now, Chichén Itzá cannot be reached by train. However, a project called the Maya Train is in the works that will connect famous attractions in the Yucatan Peninsula by rail. It is expected to be completed in 2023. 
How long does it take to get from Cancun to Chichén Itzá?
From Cancun, a popular vacationing city, Chichén Itzá is about 2.5 hours with a distance of 187 km, depending on the route you take. The site is 30-40 mins from Valladolid city. The coastal city of Playa del Carmen is about 180 kms from the site and will take 2.5 hours.  
How can I reach Chichén Itzá from Tulum?
If you want to take a Chichén Itzá tour from Tulum you will need to get there first. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to reach by bus or by a rented car. You don’t want to miss the morning bus to the site and return bus in the evening, since buses from Tulum to Chichén Itzá are scarce. 
Is photography permitted at Chichén Itzá?
Yes, photography is permitted inside the archaeological site. However, usage of tripods, selfie sticks, GoPros and other devices and equipment require an additional fee. The usage of drones is not permitted. 
Are outside food and drinks permitted inside Chichén Itzá?
Bringing drinks and snacks within the archaeological site is permitted. 
What are my dining options at Chichén Itzá?
There are centres within the vicinity that sell food and beverages. Most Chichén Itzá tours will also include a lunch buffet towards the end of the tour.
Are return transfers included in my Chichén Itzá tickets?
Many of our experiences include round trip transfers from your hotel and the site and back again based on specific locations. 
Is Chichén Itzá wheelchair accessible?
The building complex that precedes the archeological site is accessible through strategically placed ramps. The site itself is situated on flat terrain, however, some parts of the tour like viewing the Chichén Itzá cenote may be difficult to traverse because of the gravel.  

What to See at Chichén Itzá?

The ancient history oozing through the walls, floors, and even the air of Chichén Itzá is truly remarkable. If you are planning a visit, here are the top attractions not to miss out on:

The Temple of Kukulcan (El Castillo) 

When Spanish conquistadors first invaded the city, one of the scouts reported back to his unit saying that he had seen the top of a large castle. The 100 feet tall Temple of Kukulcan has been popularly referred to as El Castillo (the castle). The Mayan pyramid is a temple dedicated to the Mayan god Kukulcan, a serpent deity. 

The Temple of the Warriors 

The three-layered Mayan pyramid is located within the great city and carved with images of Toltec warriors. It is surrounded on its south and west sides by hundreds of stone columns.  

Great Ball Court 

The entire court spans 225 feet in width and 545 feet in length. Pok-a-Tok, a revered ball game of the Maya people, was known to be played in this part of Chichén Itzá. The acoustics of the location are fascinating with players at one end of the court being able to hear what is heard at the other end. 

El Caracol (observatory) 

It is believed that this site was a Mayan observatory, which allowed its ancient inhabitants to view the skies for changes in weather and study the constellations to understand and track astronomical events like the solar years and the equinox.    

Sacred Chichén Itzá Cenote  

Cenotes are underground pools replenished by groundwater reserves, prevalent across the Yucatan Peninsula. This particular cenote at Chichén Itzá, sometimes called the ‘Well of Sacrifice’, was known to have bodies and valuables of sacrifices offered in it.

Top Things to Do In and Around Cancun 

The Yucatan Peninsula is known for several splendid tourist attractions. The rich history of the Peninsula with its Mayan heritage, along with its vibrant tourism industry makes for a perfect and unique getaway. Here are the top things to do in Cancun:

Cancun Tours 

Cancun is a vacationer's paradise boasting pristine beaches, water sports, and uplifting nightlife. Cancun is also conveniently located that allows visitors to make day trips to other attractions in the Peninsula. 

Tulum and Coba 

Check out the famous ruins of Tulum, known to be one of the last city built by the Maya people and get a chance to meet and learn from members from an isolated Maya community through our Tulum day trips. Coba, another archeological marvel, is located 47 km from Tulum. Both sites can be accessed conveniently from Cancun in our Cancun to Tulum and Coba day trips.

Isla Mujeres 

13 km off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula you will find this beautiful Caribbean island. Enjoy Cruises on the Caribbean sea, snorkelling experiences and swimming with dolphins in these Isla Mujeres tours.

Las Coloradas & Rio Lagartos 

In this sleepy fishing town, there lies a one of a kind attraction - pink lakes! To be fair,  these pink lakes are rows of salt evaporation ponds but are stunning nonetheless. Situated on wetlands, this attraction is home to a variety of flora and fauna including flamingos, sea turtles and jaguars.  Check out our Las Coloradas & Rio Lagartos all-inclusive tours here.

FlowRider in Cancun 

Try out this thrilling surfing activity in AquaWorld’s water amusement park in Cancun. Here you can experience Bodyboarding and Flowboarding for an entire one hour while being instructed by a  professional bilingual instructor on how to surf. You can book your FlowRider in Cancun tickets here.  

Chichén Itzá Tours & Tickets FAQs

Are Chichén Itzá tickets available online now?

Yes, tickets to the Chichén Itzá are available online. Guests are advised to pre book their tickets online to get their preferred date and time of visit.

What are the different types of Chichén Itzá tickets and tours?

There are skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, cenote tours and combo tours of Chichén Itzá that guests can avail of. Skip-the-line tickets allow you to bypass long queues. Guided tours will include a tour guide who will take you through the history of Chichén Itzá. Get combo tickets for visiting Chichén Itzá as well as nearby attractions and cenote tours which include a dip in a Yucatan cenote. 

Are discounts available on Chichén Itzá tickets?

Children aged 3-12 may enjoy reduced ticket pricing (please carry a valid photo ID). Entry to the archaeological site is free for Mexican nationals. 

Is skip-the-line entry included in my Chichén Itzá tickets?

Many of the experiences in our collection include skip-the-line entry to Chichén Itzá. Skip-the-line tickets allow you to bypass long queues and get to the front of the line. Be sure to check your tickets if this is one of the inclusions. 

Are return transfers included in Chichén Itzá tours?

Return transfers are included in many of our guided, cenote and combo tours that take you to and from your hotel from certain locations. Peruse through our Chichén Itzá collection to get Chichén Itzá tickets with return transfers. 

Are guided Chichén Itzá tours available?

Yes, guided tours for Chichén Itzá are available. In a guided tour you will be taken on an in-depth tour of the history of Chichén Itzá led by an expert bilingual guide. Along with this, you will also be entitled to a lunch buffet and round trip transfers. Browse through our Chichén Itzá guided tours on this page. 

What are Chichén Itzá’s timings?

The site opens at 8:00 AM and closes at 5:00 PM. 

How do I get to Chichén Itzá?

Chichén Itzá can be accessed easily by going on guided tours. The site can also be accessed through bus and hired vehicles.
Chichén Itzá can be accessed by daily buses that come from several surrounding cities and towns. Depending on where you are, most bus commutes to the site take 2 hours by bus. 
Guided tour
Guided tours usually come with round-trip transfers that take you to the destination and back to your hotel, especially if you are staying in Cancun, Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen. 
Presently, Chichén Itzá cannot be accessed by train. 
If you are planning to go on your own to Chichén Itzá, you can hire a car that you can drive down to the site. The distance from Cancun to Chichén Itzá is about 187 km and will take you 2 and a half hours to reach.

What is the best time to visit Chichén Itzá?

In terms of weather, visiting Chichén Itzá between November and March is ideal to avoid the oppressive heat of summer and relentless rains that begin in June. 

Is Chichén Itzá wheelchair accessible?

Upon reaching the site, the maintaining organisation of the Chichén Itzá have taken care to make sure that the site and its surrounding areas are accessible for people in wheelchairs.

Can I climb the pyramids of Chichén Itzá? 

No, climbing any of the Mayan pyramids at the site is not allowed. 
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