Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza

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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. Use our Chichen Itza day trip planning tool to arrange your visit to Chichen Itza and other attractions in Chichen Itza.
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  • Chichen Itza is considered to be the most important ancient city of the Mayan Culture and has the most amazing examples of architecture in Mayan society. The largest and most impressive of the Cancun....  more »
  • As we stayed a night next to this magical place we could decide between visiting in the afternoon or early morning the next day. We opted for a visit afternoon and it was perfect for us. A bit more...  more »
  • A must visit ancient site in the Yucatan Penninsular. We were staying in Cancun and looked at different options to get there, tour bus, VIP guided tour etc, but in the end opted for a self drive hire....  more »
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  • Not to be missed. Even though it might be a long bus trip each way, this is a wonder that’s sure to please. Bring a hat and sunglasses . The sun is strong and hot! They do sell hats if needed. Plenty of photo opportunities. This is a remarkable educational experience for all.
  • Amazing place.. One of my favourite. Its a tourist place so it has this atmosphere, but you can enjoy it because you can feel how magic is this place. For me it was incredible experience.
  • One of the most amazing sites we visited in Mexico. Mexico is one of the most exciting places we have visited. Beautiful people proud to share their heritage. Sadly not a good place for vegetarians to find food.
  • This place is magical! It transmits such an energy that is hard to describe. The perfection of dimensions, sizes and just overall architectural genius is hard to match. TIPS! Get here early! It takes 3 hours for the whole tour, and it costs about $20 USD per person. Definitely need water to stay hydrated. I was highly disappointed at the service though, it was just rude most of the time. We also stayed for the night show, in which they supposedly do a pyramid projection show, but it was just cancelled like that. No warning, no solution. Just one person saying it doesn't work, and get your refund by going to the main entrance... it was chaos. I can't believe that a place like this, with all the money they collect, didn't have a back up plan. Such a shame...
  • Absolutely a bucket list experience. The vendors are too numerous and too aggressive, but I did my part by buying from one who was very mellow, even as his wares caught my eye.

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