Chichen Itza or Tulum?

That depends on your personal preference. If you have to choose one or the other, then perhaps it would be wise to consider how important it is for you to learn about the culture. While both archaeological sites provide fascinating backgrounds into the history of the ancient Maya, Chichen Itza [...]

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How tall is the Kukulkan Pyramid?

Kukulkan is the tallest pyramid at Chichen Itza,  reaching up 30 meters in height or about the length of a football field. However, it is not the highest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula. That distinction belongs to the Nohoch Mul pyramid at Coba.

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What should I bring on a Chichen Itza tour?

Wear comfortable clothes, shoes you feel comfortable walking around in, and a hat. Make sure to bring sunscreen and camera as well. Other than that, maybe some additional cash if you wish to purchase some souvenirs or deem Mr. Tortuga and the Fly Cozumel crew worthy of your monetary gratitude.

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Can I climb the pyramids?

No, no, and no. It is no longer possible to climb the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza. This is as much for the personal safety of the guests to this UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is for the preservation of these ancient constructions.

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What temples will we visit?

Your Chichen Itza tour will be led by our talented and humorous guide, Mr. Tortuga, who will explain the fascinating history of the Temple of the Warriors, the Kukulcan Pyramid, the Observatory, and the Mayan Ball Court, among others.

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What is the history of Chichen Itza?

Contrary to popular lore, Chichen Itza was not built by extraterrestrial beings from outer space and, no, there's no Nazi gold buried here either. The history of Chichen Itza dates back to back to at least 600 A.D. and was one of the most important Mayan cities ever built.

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Where is Chichen Itza?

Chichen Itza is located on the mainland of the Yucatan Peninsula, about halfway between the towns of Valladolid and Merida. The trip to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza from Cozumel takes over three hours by ferry and bus or just 45 minutes by plane.

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