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Cozumel to Chichen Itza By Plane!

  • 6 hours
  • All ages
  • Year-Round
  • Cozumel | Chichen Itza
(71 customer reviews)
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The best way to go from Cozumel to Chichen Itza? By plane! Visit the Mayan ruins in style and comfort, before the crowds & the heat with Fly Cozumel!

The #1  Cozumel Chichen Itza shore excursion

The Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza represent one of the most popular cultural tourist attractions in Mexico. Due to its importance, the site has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Moreover, the main pyramid of the ancient Mayan city, Kukulcan, also known as El Castillo, was declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Flying to Chichen Itza from Cozumel allows you to visit early in the morning, out of the hot sun and before the masses of tourists that arrive on day trip tours by bus.

The ancient city of Chichen Itza is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico. The iconic Kukulcan pyramid, the Observatory, Mayan ballcourt and the famous Temple of Warriors, among other buildings and ceremonial sites, attract millions of visitors each year.

Cozumel to Chichen Itza in 35 minutes

No other Cozumel Chichen Itza shore excursion will allow you to visit these stunning Mayan ruins in comfort.

On the Fly Cozumel Chichen Itza excursion, you’ll be able to reach this majestic World Heritage Site in just 45 minutes!

By land? It would take you over three hours. One-way!

Here’s how it works.

You’ll be picked up by a Fly Cozumel representative at your Cozumel cruise port, resort or vacation rental, who will take you directly to the nearby Cozumel International Airport.

Following a briefing by your Fly Cozumel pilot, you’ll buckle up and take off aboard a modern and well-maintained Cessna airplane.

In just 35 minutes, you’ll have flown over the Caribbean Sea and Yucatan Jungle and land at the Chichen Itza airport, located just ten minutes from these amazing Mayan ruins.

Our certified bilingual guide will be waiting for you to take you on a fascinating journey through the amazing history of the Chichen Itza ruins, once one of the great cities of the great Mayan civilization.

Finally, it’s back to the plane and up into the heavens for more mesmerizing views of the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula!

The total time of this Chichen Itza by Airplane from Cozumel tour is between four and five hours.

Description

Visit the archaeological site of Chichen Itza from Cozumel by plane and arrive in just 35 minutes!

The majestic Mayan ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Seven New Wonder of the World, is only a short forty-five minutes away from Cozumel by plane.

Arrive in style and comfort at the famous archaeological site before the crowds and before the hot weather.

Just like our other Fly Cozumel excursions, you’ll go top-flight service all the way — no more traveling by ferry or public bus for hours and hours!

If there is one great Cozumel shore excursion you won’t want to miss, then it’s the Chichen Itza excursion by plane with Fly Cozumel!

Itinerary: Chichen Itza tour

Departure times for Chichen Itza tours from Cozumel begin at 7:00 a.m. and continue up until no later than 2:00 p.m. Please let us know if you’d like a specific time. Otherwise, we’ll plan a time for you in the early morning or early afternoon, depending on your availability.

Preparations (15 minutes)

  • Pick up at your Cozumel location (cruise dock/resort/home)
  • Transfer to Cozumel Airport
  • Discussing Flight Plan & Special Points of Interests
  • Safety Instructions
  • Bathroom Visit

Flight (35 minutes)

  • Flight Cozumel – Chichen Itza
  • Points of Interests During Flight

Ground Transportation (15 minutes)

  • Bathroom Visit at Airport Chichen Itza
  • Transfer to Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza
  • Introduction to Private Guide

Visit Ruins (2 hours)

  • Private Tour of Archeological Site
  • Bathroom Visit

Transportation (15 minutes)

  • Transfer to the Chichen Itza Airport
  • Bathroom Visit

Return Flight (35 minutes)

  • Flight Chichen Itza – Cozumel

TOTAL EXCURSION TIME = 4.5 HOURS

What is included?

INCLUDED

Private Flight Round-Trip
Ground Transportation Chichen Itza
Entrance Fee and Private Guide Chichen Itza
Water Onboard

NOT INCLUDED

Airport tax (collected at checkout)

Have a large group? Contact us to book your flight!

Prices

1 PAX$1275.00 USD
2 PAX$1450.00 USD
3 PAX$1700.00 USD
4 PAX$1900.00 USD
5 PAX$2000.00 USD
6 PAX$2850.00 USD
7 PAX$3075.00 USD
8 PAX$3300.00 USD
9 PAX$3525.00 USD
10 PAX$3750.00 USD
11 PAX$3975.00 USD
12 PAX$4200.00 USD
13 PAX$4425.00 USD
Airport Tax$35.00 USD per person

Reviews (71)

71 reviews for Cozumel to Chichen Itza By Plane!

  1. Robert

    When investigating options for excursions in Cozumel during a cruise, I noticed that Chichen Itza was offered via the cruise. However, I was not looking forward to a three hour bus ride, a site packed with busloads of tourists in the heat, and a three hour ride back to the ship. I researched other options and came upon Fly Cozumel. A little weary of dealing with an independent company in another country, I checked them out and saw their amazing reviews from satisfied customers. I am proud to say I am now among them.

    I contacted a representative via the chat feature on their website a few months before our trip. I didn’t realize I was speaking to Leo, the owner of the company at the time. He answered all of my questions promptly and fully, making sure the trip he designed met my needs. We were able to arrange a private excursion for my fiancé and me and added on lunch and a visit to a cenote for a small additional fee. All arrangements made before the trip were as smooth as could be, especially since I can be a difficult customer and had plenty of questions.

    The only minor issue occurred the day of the excursion. We had set up the start time for 8am. Unfortunately, I was on ships time (EST) and Cozumel is an hour behind. So we waited in the plaza outside the port for about 45 minutes, but that’s my own fault (make sure to check time zones and work that out ahead of time). Fernanda met us promptly at 8am, arranged transportation to the airport, and followed us in her personal car. At the airport we me tour pilot, Abraham, and Fernanda finalized the necessary arrangements with the airport personnel. In no time we were on our way.

    The airplane was a little tight for me (6’6″) but not uncomfortable. We flew a single prop plane that seemed to have room for 6 (2 up front, 2 mid, 2 rear). It was nice that it was just fiancé and me, but if I would have thought about it I would have asked if I could sit in back to give us each a little extra shoulder room. The flight out was one of the calmest I’ve ever been on. No turbulence at all. The views were stunning. Abraham flew us around our ship for some pictures, then out to the mainland. It’s amazing to see the vast forests surrounding Cozumel, and then the same on the mainland. Over the intercoastal waters, in my mind I was imagining the packed ferry coming from our ship to the busses that would carry everyone else visiting Chichen Itza that day, making the flight that much more enjoyable.

    Landing at Chichen Itza International Airport was a little surreal. It’s a fully operational airport, but we were the only ones there (aside from the staff). It’s like it was opened just for us. We had a spacious van waiting for us to take us the 10 minutes to Chichen Itza, where we met Jorje (aka Tortuga). Tortuga would be our guide at the site, handling our entrance for us and immediately making the most of the day, providing information about the site as we made our way past the vendors setting up. Tortuga was an excellent guide, leading us to shade where available, sharing his knowledge of the site, and entertaining us with stories of his past (ask him about the alien enthusiasts). It was nice to have our own private guide, as opposed to the large groups we saw. We were able to go at our own pace, pause at areas we wanted to spend more time at, and have a resource to ask questions. Tortuga really knew the site. Everyone we passed knew him and you could tell he was passionate about his work.

    After our exploration of Chichen Itza, we traveled to Cenote Il Kil for lunch. This appears to be a private resort area with a maintained cenote. Fortunately we arrived when we did and were able to have a quite lunch, because just before we were finished a large tour group arrived. Lunch wasn’t anything special, but it was nice to have a place to cool off and relax after Chichen Itza. We opted not to climb down and swim in the cenote as it was a little busy for us (20-30 people).

    From there it was time to head back to the ship. The flight back was a little rougher due to the incoming weather, but Abraham handled it expertly. On arrival Fernanda handled the arrangements back to our boat.

    The whole trip was well organized and could not have been more relaxed. I can’t have imagined how it would have been if we went through the cruise line, via the bus route. Not only did we have a private experience, we arrived early before the site was packed from the busses, before the local vendors were set up to pressure us to buy, and before the real heat of the day. I know if we had a three hour ride there and arrived to a mass of people in the midday heat, we would have been miserable, especially with the prospect of another three hour ride back. Instead, we were at the site within an hour of leaving the ship, had time to enjoy a nearly empty site, and had an amazing view on the way home.

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