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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  • October 4, 2017
    Today, one of the new wonders of the world was on the agenda. Tip for all: early stand up and even travel. We were at about 8:15 there and there was no one at the ticket offices, as well as at the turnstiles. Furthermore the souvenir sellers built just their stands, what had the advantage, that you (still) not addressed. As shown in my pictures visible, we could make all images without a single person. We could thus enjoy the peace and solitude of the plant. The inflow of large tour groups began about 9 o'clock. In addition the large warm started planet and the heat grew. Currently, parking costs about 240 Peso 30 peso and admission. When we were at 8:15, everything was already opened, for this reason, we don't know when it does exactly. Belongs on the to-do list for Yucatán and México.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Chichen Itza is a must see. Yes it's busy, yes it's hot, yes there isn't much shade, yes it's a very long day if you're travelling with a tour company from Cancun but it's worth it. This is a wonder o...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    A couple of pictures from our lovely tour with CancunPassion.com It was excellent! Review submitted separately.  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • June 28, 2017
    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!
  • June 13, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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..
  • June 10, 2017
    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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