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Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza

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Ruin Historic Site
Over a thousand years old yet remarkably well-preserved, the World Heritage-listed Mayan architecture of Chichen Itza draws huge numbers of tourists every year. Once one of the largest Maya cities, the ruins consist of numerous stone buildings, originally linked by a well-planned network of paved streets. The biggest crowds gather at the autumnal and vernal equinoxes, when the sun's rays produce an illusion of a snake climbing up the stairs of the imposing central pyramid. A nightly light-and-sound show recreates the spectacle for those visiting at other times. Chichen Itza is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Chichen Itza Edition.
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  • Great site to see early because of the heat of the world and merchants who until 10:30 / 11: 00 are quiet. We arrived at 9:30 and finished at 11:15. Perfect and with the guide who speaks good french Felipe we learned many things.
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  • My husband and I went to Chichen Itza during our trip to Playa del Carmen. It was utterly breathtaking! we were some of the only English speaking folk on our bus, and got hooked up with an English gui...  more »
  • We went for the second time this vacation winter 2017 to Mexico, we hired a guide in particular, were 10 people, very but very interesting, it was very informative, I learned enough about the Mayan culture developed in principle in the Yucatan peninsula. well, we met his ball game, as is the ball, how to play it, and their sacrifices to honor their gods. Some Secrets of the pyramid, the cenotes. It is unforgivable to not go to chichen if you go to the Yucatan peninsula.
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  • Loved it! We you Eric Martinez with Mayan Destination Services for a private tour and it was amazing. There were lots of people walking around without guides and without a guide its cool to look at but you need the history of it. It changes the way you see these temples. You can no longer get on any of the temples thanks to people carving there names into them and leaving trash.
  • Loved this place but didn't stay with tour guide too much was being said and it was very HOT! Stay hydrated, I wore sandals and was fine even though there are rocks. Be sure to take a hat, sunblock and something to wipe your sweat. There is a restaurant and stand to order drinks and food. I had a nice cold beer and Powerade at the end of my tour!
  • It is amazing to see. I always thought it was one big pyramid. There are like 3 big pyramids and 4 other huge structures. It covers a large area. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. Wear some good shoes. Flip flops would be a bad idea. There isn't much shade. It is truly wonderful to experience.
  • Very hot.. be prepared to beat the sun - enough water, sunblock, caps, umbrella, walking shoes. Wood products made of low quality soft wood and silver products are mostly fake..too many vendors trying to sell many things.. Clear your bladder and stock up on water at the entrance itself. No washrooms near archaeological site and no shops selling water.. Lots of interesting facts around this site..no wonder this is one of the new 7 wonders of the world..sweating tired and sun struck.. I reached home with the satisfaction of completed this one..
  • Its one of the SEVEN WONDERS of the world! Beautiful! I recommend having a tour guide some of them have great information to share which guarantee you get the most out of your visit. Weather can be unpredictable heavy rain one minute, sunny skies the next minute taking an umbrella might be something to consider. I strongly recommend taking bug repellant.

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