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Cozumel to Chichen Itza By Plane!


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!


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 $25.00 USD per person


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.


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.


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



Private Flight Round-Trip
Ground Transportation Chichen Itza
Entrance Fee and Private Guide Chichen Itza
Water Onboard
Airport tax (collected at checkout)

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

58 reviews for Cozumel to Chichen Itza By Plane!

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    We just did this on Saturday, Nov 24th. It was fantastic! Most people don’t even know there is an airport at Chichen Itza. It was a first class experience! I’ve never been treated so exceptionally well. I can’t recommend this trip from Cozumel to Chichen Itza any more.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    The only way to see Chichen Itza! Flyyyyyyyyy!
    We visited Cozumel on June 29th on a cruise ship stop (Norwegian Getaway). We booked the cruise and planned our excursions all within 4 weeks of sailing so without much time I started figuring out how to get to Chichen Itza with only 8 hours in port. It can be done through a series of Ferries Buses and cabs but it would be tight and also hours of journey each way putting us at the ruins during the hottest part of the day.
    I found Fly Cozumel through TripAdvisor and made direct contact with Leo. Within 15 minutes I had planned and booked an excursion that would be the best one of the cruise.
    Diego (I think) met us at the cruise port on time and in great spirits. He would be our guide throughout the entire day. He secured transportation to the airport where we met our pilot, received a briefing and were soon on our way. With Diego in the plane we were able to get a true tour of the landscape below and he also prepared us for for what lied ahead.
    We landed and were shuttled to the ruins by another team member with Diego along for the ride. When we arrived Diego introduced us to Tortuga who, not surprisingly, looked just like his namesake. He was well versed in Mayan lore and even kept up to date on recent theories on the demise of Chichen Itza. We breezed through the ruins hitting the Points of Interest that were important to us and then boarded the bus for the Cenote and lunch. We ate a great buffett lunch followed by a swim in the Cenote near Chichen Itza. From there we returned to the airport and flew back to Cozumel.

    This is a private excursion and it is at the higher end of excursion per person prices but what you get is far more than what you pay for. Diego was like a personal concierge. We were in control of our schedule. Want to stay longer, no problem. Want to leave early, they are at your service. Want more food, just ask. Need a drink, we are on it. Finally Diego took a LOT of amazing pictures that they shared with us after the adventure and there was no charge.

    Take this trip or die with at least one regret.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Last week we took a trip to Chichen Itza with Fly Cozumel and it was fantastic! We arrived at the deserted airport (which was so amazing and made us feel special) and Leo greeted us. He was professional as well as warm and friendly. We loved the short flight and the views were breathtaking.

    When we arrived at the Chichen Itza airport, once again the airport was deserted. It was like both airports shut down for our arrival! We had a very short ride to Chichen Itza in an air-conditioned van and then met with Alfredo who was our tour guide. He was so knowledgeable and gave us a wonderful tour. And because we got there so early there were no crowds at all.

    After that, we went to a Cenote. It was beautiful and we swam in the cold water which felt amazing because of the heat. We then had a lunch buffet and headed back to Cozumel.

    I highly recommend this tour. It is expensive because it is a private plane and a private tour but it was worth every penny.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    The best way to get to Cozumel!
    After our experience with Fly Cozumel I do not know if we will take the ferry from Playa to Cozumel ever again. Leo and his team truly understand customer service. We booked several flights during our vacation: Playa to Cozumel, tour to Chichen Itza and Cozumel to Cancun. Every flight was a wonderful experience from arriving to the airport to landing at our destination. I really enjoy having more time to spend in Chichen Itza and enjoying the beach for few more hours because we did not had to take the ferry and the bus from Cozumel to Cancun. Muchas gracias: Diego, Carlos, Anne, Miguel, Javier, Mr. Tortuga and Leo for a wonderful flying experience.
    If you have the opportunity fly in the Diamond DA62, it is amazing!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Chichen Itza was worth every penny. This is one of the new 7 wonders of the world and is a must see. Leo was very awesome to communicate with and provided great help. everything from the first taxi ride to that last was all perfectly executed from Leo’s team. the tour guide was amazing and very passionate about what he was doing. there was no long lines of people we had to wait for it was just our grope and the tour guide. learned a lot about that ancient civilization and we were amazed on how everything was built it just mine blowing, then taking a swim in the Ik Kil was a awesome experience. The taxi driver the tour guide the pilot where all wonderful and friendly. This is a must do tour through flycouzmel its more pricier than what the cruise line offers but your paying more for the better experience. Big thanks to Leo and his team

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Amazing! To avoid an entire day on a ferry and a bus I made a last minute decision to book a Chichen Itza tour with Fly Cozumel. From the moment we arrived at the airport to the moment we returned the only word to describe the experience is PERFECT. Everything is planned for you to perfection and coordinated with precision. You will be greeted at the airport and walked to your plane. We flew on the Diamond DA 62. This is an amazing aircraft. Our pilot was fantastic. We got to see Chichen Itza from the air, very beautiful. There was a cab driver waiting for us who took us the short distance to Chichen Itza where we met MR Tortuga, a very knowledgable man on the ruins. He gave us a wonderful tour and took excellent photos of our three person group. After the tour we went to Ik Kil cenote where we had lunch. The lunch was buffet style but don’t let buffet fool you. The lunch was five of five stars delicious with fish, chicken, pork, rice, fresh fruit etc. I can’t say enough about how good it was. After that it was a swim in the cenote, simply gorgeous! Our cab driver took us back to the airport and we flew back to Cozumel. There we were escorted to our cab for our ride home. Everything was thought of. They overlooked nothing. They took care of all the tickets and payments which are included in the price of the tour. Of course, if you feel the service is good which we clearly did, you may want to tip the people involved. This was well worth the cost and the best part is you beat the crowds! So much fun!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    I highly recommend Fly Cozumel to see Chichen Itza. Leo and his staff are very accommodating, knowledgeable, and super friendly. 45 mins travel from the ship to the ruins are the by far the best way to go. You get to spend a couple hours there before all of the tour buses arrive. Plus, you get to see the beautiful coastline from the air. While at Chichen Itza, you will have a great guide to educate you on the history of the site and the Mayans.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    Do this!!!
    We were going to Cozumel on a cruise and wanted to get to Chichen Itza, but did not want to endure a whole day of travel to do so. Enter Fly Cozumel!

    What an great experience! Fully escorted, flawless execution, nice plane. We got to the ruins before the tour busses which was heaven! Spent about an hour and a half with a guide – great tour.

    Then lunch (included) followed by swimming at a cenote – probably one of the coolest things I’ve ever done (and I’ve been a lot of places!)

    We were back to the ship by 3:00. Leo and his team provide exceptional service. Next time I get to Cozumel I would do it again!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    It was a fantastic trip – thanks a lot for awsome moments! Everything was well organized, the pick up service, the fantastic trip with Anne, our guide at Chitzen Itza and also the cool trip to Cenote! Thanks a lot!!!! Stephanie

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracy, Chris & Nick

    Our entire adventure was amazing! Each of the crew of the day was wonderful and great & we really enjoyed the flight, Oyuki and Tortuga especially!! What an amazing cultural experience of Maya era we enjoyed. We will recommend Fly Cozumel! This was our 4th archeological trek- (& the most special) on our Mexico trip! Thank you all and a great upcoming Christmastime to all! -Kind Regards, Tracy, Chris & Nick

  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    Best Cruise Excursion! Go see Chitzen Itza !
    From start to finish, this was an amazing way to explore one of the wonders of the world! A short 45 min flight allowed us ample time (~2.5 hours) to see the ruins and amazing Mayan art/culture in the cooler morning time. We arrived back (~2:45) for a relaxed lunch at the port. Oyuki was our guide for the whole excursion, picked us up at the cruise terminal exit exactly on the set time, and arranged all transportation to/from the port.. Leo and his team were professional and worked to make sure we had a great time. We booked directly through Fly Cozumel by email and a call. We have some great new memories, some cool photos, and a few new friends!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great day at Chichen Itza!
    We had arranged a day tour with FlyCozumel as part of our stop with Carnival Cruise ship. A really wonderful experience for the whole family (me, my wife and our three sons 15-13 and 5 years old). A skilled pilot took us without any problems to Chichen Itza airport and then we have excellent guide of both Chichen Itza and a Cenote. No stress but we had time to see and experience all that we wanted. Could not have been better and would recommend this to anyone stopping in Cozumel.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    Like I used to do, you’re on this page ’cause you want to know if Flycozumel is a reliable local partner for your excursion. Arriving on cruisehip in Cozumel, we wanted to visit Chichen Itza, avoiding 8h of travel by ferry and bus. For the selection of our excursions, we’ve send out several mails to several local companies. As from the first reaction by mail, it was clear that Leo had something extra. A very warm mail, with lot’s of details, creating a good feeling. A few more mails back and forth and we had a booking. What follows is even better. An amazing experience : personal pickup at cruise terminal, flying direclty to Chichen Itza without any hazzle or any waiting times at airport and under permanent guidance. Admission for Chichen Itza, assistance of a local guide : all was arranged. Even a fly-by to the cruiseship 🙂 Flycozumel says clearly what it does and does exactly what has been said and promised. Now, your next step : mail Leo to arrange your trip. 🙂

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very happy with Leo and the team. Quick answers upfront via mail. Correct and timely pick-up at port. Excellent and Well organized trip. I recommand using them for Andy trip you World plan. IT is worth even penny.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5


    Huge gratitude to
    I want to say a thank to! It was a unforgettable pastime! Comfortable flight, interesting excursion! Everything was on a high level of service! And ofcourse thanks a lot Leo!! He always was in touch. Gave a lot of information on a travel and on the organization of a travel. I am very glad for our communication with! Thank you so much for trip!!!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    “Trustworthy and reliable business”

    Preface: All of my plans were cancelled due to some unforeseen circumstances, so, while I never took my tour with FlyCozumel, I would like to add a review here for the excellent customer service.

    Leo and team work hard to make the entire booking and arrangement experience as seamless as possible. It’s rare to find a business that operates and communicates so well with customers from all over the world.

    Eagerly awaiting the chance to make another attempt to go on a tour with FlyCozumel … I know i will book with them.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    My husband, 13 year old son, and myself took a cruise that docked in Cozumel. Rather than take the cruise excursion, we decided to book the tour with Fly Cozumel. I can honestly say, I would not have visited Chichen Itza any other way. Pamela, Daniel, and Alfredo were fantastic!!! Pamela made sure we got to each location on time and saw everything we wanted to see. The team is wonderful and very knowledgeable. You definitely get first-class treatment when you fly with them. We hope to return again soon and take other tours with Fly Cozumel. I highly recommend them, and they made our experience the best memorable one we have ever experienced! Flying with them for our 27th year wedding anniversary was the best gift ever!!!!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you Leo!
    That entire day was awesome! Thank you so much!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5


    We all so loved our tour. Fly Cozumel is truly numero uno! Oyuki takes wonderful pix. It was a REAL pleasure finally getting to meet Leo.
    I have done tours all over the world & Tortuga is the best I have ever seen as he is so knowledgable & makes the site come alive. The best part of our trip!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    Amazing 50th Birthday, and a great day!

    My wife and I were taking a somewhat last minute trip to Cozumel for her 50th birthday, and I wanted to do something special for her day. We’ve done most everything there is to do on Coz, and I was looking for something unique and special (and to fulfill her wish to go somewhere she’s never been before on her birthday). We had never done Chichen Itza. Although we had considered it before, the travel to and from C.I., even as an overnight trip, always put us off since we only had a week on the island. Then I found Fly Cozumel. Leave at 8 am, beat (most of) the crowds and the heat, and be back on La Isla, napping in a hammock, by 3? Sold

    Leo was great to work with and very responsive to my (many) questions as to the level of services offered (we aren’t divas by any stretch, but it is a bit of a splurge so wanted to be sure I knew what I was getting). Plus, wife’s birthday. ‘Nuf said. Leo even offered to get flowers for my wife to give to her on the plane, which was above and beyond.

    The day was flawless from start to finish, from Leo’s timely pickup at our hotel, a convenience stop at Maple Bake House for my wife’s favorite pastry, the flight over with Hugo at the controls, driver Miguel, and tour guide Tortuga at C.I. Leo was there every step of the way to ensure that all we had to do was have fun. Even though we got to C.I. about 9, it was already getting crowded, and by the time we left it had gotten very hot and very crowded. But we had seen all we need to see by then, and you don’t need more than a couple hours to tour C.I. Escaping then, and getting to lunch and a cool dip in the cenote, was just perfect.

    The trip back was a little bumpier over the warming Yucatan jungle, and you feel everything in those small planes, so that was part of the thrill ride too. As promised, we landed about 2:30 and (per local rules) Leo got us on the shuttle for the ride back to the hotel.

    I am really impressed by Leo’s operation and his enthusiasm for his company, and can’t recommend Fly Cozumel enough!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5


    “Amazing day with FlyCozumel ”
    Having been to Cozumel before and doing the normal things, I was looking for something different and adventurous and I happened upon Leo and FlyCozumel online and boy did they ever deliver with an amazing private trip to Chitchen Itza…I booked my wife and I solo but before I knew it we had 2 other couples joining us from our cruise and we were all ready for a great day…Leo always responded to any questions or changes to group very graciously and set our minds at ease…it was like talking to an old friend who was just as excited to show us everything as we were to see it…on morning of our tour we left ship and met Leo and his team at the airport and found out that we were getting 2 more added to our group who ironically we had met and hung out with the day before in the previous port…the more the merrier and worked out great…Due to the larger group size,Leo even upgraded us into a bigger plane..
    After a smooth 45 minute flight we arrived at Chitchen Itza airport where a taxi was waiting to take us to the ruins…once there,we met our guide for the day,”Turtle”, who was funny and very knowledgeable about the site and the Myan history surrounding it…It was mind blowing to walk around and just let it all soak in…Turtle was great about keeping us away from/ahead of the crowds and larger group tours,and Oyuki was great about keeping us together and on schedule,even though we basically set our own pace which was great..After learning a lot from Turtle and a ton of great photo ops and stops,we headed to our next stop,the cenote…
    The cenote was awesome and enough by itself for another trip for it alone and lunch was great too…so many choices…Leo and his team are top notch and made sure we got back in plenty of time to get back to our ship and even get some shopping done in port before boarding
    I can’t say enough about how great this day was and how well we were all treated by Leo and his staff…staff seems like the wrong word because they seem more like a family,but if you ever want to scratch this off your bucket list,you can’t go wrong with FlyCozumel

  22. Rated 5 out of 5


    A first class operation and wonderful customer service. Thank you again to you and your staff for showing us such a wonderful time!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    David & Annie

    We were thrilled to avoid the long bus ride and to beat the crowds and the heat—oh man, the heat—at Chichen Itza. The flights were great, with stunning views.
    At the ruins, Jorge “Tortuga” was a fantastic guide. Super knowledgeable and friendly. The Ik Kil cenote is a magical spot, and once again we were super grateful to stay ahead of the crowds.
    Oyuki is great and we had a largely seamless experience start to finish.
    Great day for us and just what we wanted—definitely would recommend to other travelers. Thanks for the pics.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracie (& Steve & The boys)

    We had the perfect experience, from being picked up at our Hotel by Leo & Oyuki – both whom were really great, kind people! Our package included everything paid for from pickup to drop off (we chose to tip additionally for such prompt and perfect customer service)! This is a trip of a lifetime! My husband flies on small planes often, but my kids and I never have. It was so incredible! I was a little nervous and excited, as I didn’t know what to expect on a small plane! OMG! It was amazing! We felt so special the whole time! We flew in a small private plane that could only seat our family of 4. Flew short span over the ocean – was very thrilling to me, seeing over the island and Mexico mainland was an amazing experience. So glad that my boys experienced this all, too! Landed in Chichen Itza, taxi waiting for us, and he serves us personally the entire time. So, no waiting the whole trip. Oyuki – she was amazing and stayed with us the entire time!

    Chichen Itza was just amazing! We had a a great tour guide, Tortuga. He was funny, informative, and kind. It was so hot. Bring your sunglasses, camera, & some water in! There are many, many vendors there selling all kinds of cool stuff. The history there is amazing. Tortuga and Oyuki took many family photos for us, suggesting best angles for the sunlight and all. Just such great personal service!

    Then we took taxi to the Cenote! Omg! If you never been to one – you must! We want to go back just to do a Cenote tour! It’s one of the most amazing experiences we’ve had in our lives, and we’re world travelers! The Cenote is a park you enter. There are gift shops and restaurants there, which our package included lunch – again, all super beautiful, clean, & nice!

    So, In summary, Fly Cozumel was absolutely perfect and amazing, and worth every penny! You must do this trip! Stop thinking and book it already! You’ll be so glad you did! This is what living life is all about!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Southernstar NC

    Leo, the owner, picked us up at the hotel we were staying at right on schedule at 8am. He drove us to the airport in Cozumel and we then flew in a small aircraft from Cozumel directly into the airport at Chichen Itza. Very nice 40-45 minute flight. Upon arrival at the airport we were greeted by a van who drove us straight into the park. Our tour guide there, Tortuga, was a most interesting and knowledgeable gent. He walk through the park with us gave us a non-stop history of the ruins. He was both informative and humorous! After the ruins we were driven a nearby cenote for a swim in the beautiful, clear water. Had lunch and a cerveza at the cenote and then a short drive back to the airport. The return flight was very pleasurable as well. The pilot, Benjamin, was a very skilled and friendly gentleman. We were back at the Cozumel airport by mid afternoon with lots of the day remaining ahead of us. The is the ideal way to visit the ruins and avoid the ferry ride, and then a long bus ride. I would highly recommend this to all!

  26. Rated 5 out of 5


    We had an absolutely awesome time. This was definitely the way to get to and see C.I. Just as we were leaving, crowds of people were entering and there were long lines of buses and cars to get into the park. Tortuga is a national treasure and Oyuki was wonderful.
    Thanks -Ken

  27. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you for making our visit to Cozumel so successful. Given our docking time and the travel time to Cozumel normal ground transportation to the ruins was not possible. We chose your guide service. There are others who will fly one to the ruins. BUT, they do not pick up and return directly at the ship and do not have the personal service you provide. It gave us a considerable feeling of security to know you were going to fly there with us and then had your own personal guide to show us the ruins. Talk about feeling special. You even managed to dodge most of the lines.
    Upshot, I just wish I had someone like you at every port; would make travel so much easier.

    For me, the flight was almost as much fun as the ruins. A really marvelous view of Cozumel and the forest lands on the way. We had an easy trip, a good guided tour of the ruins and then an easy flight back to the ship. Door to door service. Fast, efficient and painless.

    For all those reading this review, I am found at and I have become a real fan of Leo and his service. Save yourself a lot of grief, use Leo!

    Wayne Hunkins
    Fairview, TX

  28. Rated 5 out of 5


    Best tour we’ve ever been on- hands down. Leo was awesome guide/pilot and delivered some awesome sights at Chitzen Itza!

  29. Rated 5 out of 5


    I wanted to tour the Mayan ruins of chichen itza while we were in port in Cozumel. We had always exclusively book our shore excursions through the cruise line. Having to sit on a bus for hours and hours at our age didn’t sound appealing to us. We searched the internet for a better alternate and and found FlyCozumel which offered a Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza By Airplane tour. We were skeptical and nervous doing a private excursion. A couple of months before the arrival of the Royal Caribbean Oasis Of The Seas in Cozumel we e-mailed Leo and asked him the following questions.
    1.Is it possible to visit the Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza and do an Island Tour of Cozumel in a day?  
    2.Also, would you be able to provide us roundtrip transportation to and from cruise port and guarantee that we will be back in Cozumel before the Cruise Ship departs at 6:00 pm?  
    3.Is lunch provided?
    4.I am a 100% permanent and total service connected disabled American veteran.  I am able to walk with the assistance of a cane although at a slow pace. However, I do have some difficulty with climbing stairs or getting in and out of a car but should be able to manage getting onto the plane.  Will my disability be a problem?
    Leo was very professional, courteous and prompt in responding our emails. Through the WhatsApp he answered all our questions. His thoughtfulness and responsiveness in those communications gave us confidence in moving forward with the booking and the reservation was made.
    Leo and Oyuki met us outside the cruise terminal in Cozumel where the Royal Caribbean Cruise Oasis Of The Seas docked and had a taxi arranged to take us to the Cozumel airport.
    When we arrived at Chichen Izan airport, we had the whole airport in Chichen Itza to ourselves. We saw a couple of abandoned military C-130 cargo planes and there were two army soliders with M-16 rifles patrolling the airport. A taxi was waiting for us and driver who took us to the Mayan Ruins.
    Our English speaking tour guide was filled with knowledge (he even brought a binder filled with pictures) and made touring the ruins so much more enjoyable.” There were no lines at all. Tickets were in our hands and we went right into the ruins. We were disappointed that tourists were not allowed to climb the pyramid anymore, but the experience was still fantastic. We had time to do a little shopping at the vendor tables inside.

    After the tour, our same taxi driver took us to go swimming in a cenote and have lunch. They have nice change rooms, showers and lockers for a small fee.

    Leo runs a very well orchestrated operation out of Cozumel. This trip exceeded our expectations.
    We felt very welcomed and very well taken care of during our tour from Cozumel to the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza. The whole day was spectacular and an fantastic experience. Leo and Oyuki went out of their way to accommodate my disabilities.
     Chichen Itza by Airplane tour does cost much more than booking the Mayan Ruins bus shore excursion straight through Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, but it is worth every penny. The tour price was all-inclusive except for tips. We would recommend Leo and Fly Cozumel to anyone wanting to visit Chichen Itza who can not endure a long bus ride. When we come back, we’ll make a flight again.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great custom tour all to ourselves. We visited Cozumel via cruise ship and had a very limited amount of time. Leo at Fly Cozumel customized our trip and got us to Chichen Itza and back to our ship with plenty of time to see everything we wanted to. We received personalized service not available through other tour operators in the area.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5


    “The Only Way To Go To Chichen Itza!” We took a guest to visit Chichen Itza with Fly Cozumel. We had previously survived the ferry to PDC and bus to the ruin ordeal and were reluctant to repeat it. We went on the small plane with Leo and it was great! We left from the Aerodomo and we were at the site about 1 hr. later. Our guide, Pamela, could not have been more personable or helpful. We arrived at the ruins before all the crowds and had one of the best site guides ever, Jorge (“Turtle”). He was so funny yet very knowledgeable about the site and the best way to see it. Seeing the ruins by air was amazing in itself. We stopped at a cocina locale for lunch and had some fabulous tastes of the Yucatan. We then visited a cenote and tasted a local brew, Ceiba, before flying back to Cozumel. The tour price was all-inclusive except for tips. We were home in time for dinner! Kudos to Leo and the crew!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5


    Awesome – Thank you Leo! We had a great time with Oyuki- she was great as well as our pilot to took us there and back safely (always appreciated). Tortuga was great and really gave us a nice insight to the ruins – we’re glad we made the trip with you.

    Thanks Leo – much appreciated.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5


    From start to finish this trip was top notch. What an amazing experience. Every aspect of the trip was professionally handled and friendly. Leo’s excellent communication and timely responses were appreciated. Thank you. Also, I would like to thank Pamela for her direction and the handling of our trip. Every detail was perfect. Our tour guide was Turtle. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. The trip to the cenote was amazing and beautiful. The experience was perfect. I highly recommend this trip and Fly Cozumel.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5


    Our entire day was fabulous. Thank you to Pamela. She was “the best”. She took care of us all day. I will highly recommend you and your operation and your tour. It was top notch. Thank you.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5


    This was the highlight of our cruise. Leo made sure we had an amazing experience. He did not disappoint. From the very beginning when I first contacted him weeks before, he stayed in constant contact with me explaining everything about the day and what to expect. When the cruise ship arrived, a cab was waiting for us to take us to the airport, no hassles. We went with two other couples from the ship and then joined up with six other people from another group on the same cruise. The plane seemed relatively new and the ride was amazingly smooth. The pilot flew over the ship so we can get great pictures, and we were in Chichen Itza in about 45 minutes. He did another fly over the site before we landed. Another cab took us to Chichen Itza, where we were met by a private tour guide. We arrived before all the crowds. The tour guide was amazing, he was obviously very knowledgeable and loved what he did and had so much pride in the Mayan culture. We spent over two hours at the site. A cab then took us to lunch and to visit one of the Cenotes. We had about another hour there before taking a cab back to the plane for a ride back to Cozumel. The whole day was spectacular, flawless, hasslefree. I would recommend Leo and Fly Cozumel to anyone wanting to see Chichen Itza.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is the best option to visist Chichen Itza if you are in Cozumel and have just a few hours, as we did. It was amazing, everything was perfect.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5


    “Trip to Chichen Itza”. Our trip with Leo and crew was a definite highlight of our vacation. Fantastic experience. very professional. unforgettable experience.

  38. Rated 5 out of 5


    “WOW EXTREMELY FUN AND PROFESSIONAL” My friends and family used fly Cozumel January 2017 what an incredible time very professional on time the owner Leo always had someone with us if not himself it was a great experience I highly recommend it saves you a ton of time during your trip Plus you get a wonderful Adventure

  39. Rated 5 out of 5


    The service you provided was extremely professional thanks again for everything we all were happy and thanks again for making time to stop by the little school sincerely your new friend in Spokane Washington

  40. Rated 5 out of 5


    Perfect from the first moment! Outstanding customer service, really made us all feel special!

    Took the plane from Cozumel Airport to the Mayan ruins – about an hours flight.

    Everyone we came into contact with at FlyCozumel was outstanding, but special thanks to our private tour guide “Turtle” – who made the experience unforgettable, and also very informative.

    If you are arriving on a cruise ship – this is the way to see the ruins! Spend the extra money, it’s absolutely worth it.

  41. Rated 5 out of 5


    Talk about the perfect day, and the highlight of a 7 day cruise for the whole family! The jaw drop of our 15 year old when she learned the plane was waiting on us was priceless. To see our 13 year old’s nerves when he saw the size of the Cessna was hilarious. Our 10 year old was SO excited to be able to walk around Chichen Itza since he just finished studying the Mayans at school. And our 9 year old learned how brave he really is, overcoming his fears of getting in the plane and of swimming in a 150 foot deep cenote. Priceless memories…

    We wanted to tour Chichen Itza while in port in Cozumel, but the 6 hours of travel by ferry and bus in order to spend 45 minutes actually touring Chichen Itza just didn’t make sense to us. Thankfully we found Fly Cozumel!

    Leo was very professional, courteous and prompt in responding to emails and setting up our tour. His thoughtfulness and responsiveness in those communications gave us confidence in moving forward with the booking. The level of customer service prebooking, while on the tour and after exceeded expectations every time. And by going with Fly Cozumel we had a few hours at the ruins and beat the crowds there! Plus we had time for lunch and swimming in a cenote!

    The entire day went so smooth- Leo was already at the port when we arrived and had a taxi arranged to take us to the Cozumel airport. Hugo was ready to fly us to the Chichen Itza airport when we arrived. We had the whole airport in Chichen Itza to ourselves, also unique about this trip. 🙂 Taxis were waiting on us on there, (very friendly guys happy to answer any questions!), and when we arrived at the ruins, you guessed it, Pamela was already there waiting for us! She passed us off to our guide for inside Chichen Itza, Tortuga. He was very knowledgeable and we absolutely loved the tour. What an amazing place!

    We stopped afterward for lunch and swimming at Ik Kil resort. They have nice change rooms, showers and lockers for a small fee. Swimming in a sinkhole, looking up hundreds of feet at the cave walls ascending to the blue sky above, with greenery and vines dangling toward us, was incomparable and exhilarating. (Splurge for Magnum ice cream bars after, great prices!)

    As far as the plane ride goes, the views all along the way were fantastic, but I personally loved that as we got closer to Chichen Itza, we could see it off in the distance. What a unique perspective, and a view that shows how grand it really is amongst its jungle surroundings. On our way back to Cozumel, we also flew by both sides of a rainbow! Icing on the cake! Thanks Hugo!

    Leo, Hugo and Pamela were all SUCH great hosts- so professional, hospitable, capable and attentive. The tour was worth every penny and we certainly wish each of them and their business prosperity and happiness!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5


    Our family loved the experience. These guys took good care of us. The tour was fantastic and informative. Our guide, Raule was the best. The private flight to Chichen Itza was delightful and fun.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5


    It was fantastic!! We had a great time and the entire staff was excellent. Pamela was awesome and the guide at the ruins was extremely knowledgeable. Our pilots were very professional and we were treated like rock stars!

  44. Rated 5 out of 5


    Absolutely awesome experience. Leo was excellent and totally wow-ed us with going above and beyond to make our family trip to Chichen Itza truly unique and exceptional!

  45. Rated 5 out of 5


    A truly amazing day thank you all in all for the activities it’s a really strong tour you have with great people along the way.

  46. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you for setting up an extremely excellent day for our family! We will reminisce about the amazing adventure for years, I’m sure.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5


    Leo runs a very well orchestrated operation out of Cozumel. We felt very welcomed and very well taken care of during our excursion from Cozumel to Chichen Itza via a 6-seater Cessna 206. Pamela was our very knowledgeable and fun tour guide from beginning to end (except when the famous ‘Tortuga’ took over at Chichen Itza). Flying over the jungle was a truly unique experience and to see Chichen Itza from air is something not offered by the cruise line shore excursions. Leo and his staff definitely made our trip to Cozumel worth every penny! My only suggestion is to bring foam ear plugs for the plane ride. It can get a little loud at 1,500 meters.

    Thanks again to Leo, Pam, and our pilots!

    Hasta la próxima!


  48. Rated 5 out of 5


    We took a single-engine plane from Cozumel to Chichen Itza where we met with an excellent local guide (nicknamed the Turtle for some reason) who showed us around Chichen Itza, which is a fantastically well-preserved and fascinating historical site. From there, we proceeded to Cenote Il Kil, a beautiful underground pool for a nice dip and before going back, at our request, Leo took us to a very authentic-looking mayan eating place with great food. Highly recommended.

  49. Rated 5 out of 5


    My Husband and i were doing a cruise around the Caribbean and really wanted to visit Chichen Itza however the bus ride from the port would have taken hours there and back. I looked online and found Fly Cozumel and am so glad i did! Leo always responded to any questions i had via email so quickly and was very organised! The day ran so smoothly we met Leo at the airport got on the plane and were at the Ruins within 45 minutes. The flight was so scenic and beautiful. We also got to visit Ik Kil Cenote which was beautiful. The flight home was fantastic as we had been walking around and swimming so were tired and just sat back and enjoyed the beautiful views below. We got back around 2pm after leaving at 9am, had we of got the bus there we would not even have been at the ruins yet. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat! Such an amazing day, thank you so much to Leo We had such a fantastic trip! We cant wait to get back to Cozumel and do another tour!

  50. Rated 5 out of 5


    We had such a great day !

    So glad we found your company online as the day was perfect for us !

  51. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thanks for the great time last week and for the beautiful photos! We may be back next year. Claudio

  52. Rated 5 out of 5


    We used Fly Cozumel for 6 of us to visit the Chichen Itza ruins while vacationing in Cozumel. Having been before by bus I knew it was a hellish amount of traveling time and was excited for this new small plane option to do tour early in the day and be home for cocktails. Leo picked up our group of 6 by taxi and took us to the airport. Got us all checked in and handed off to Omar, our pilot for the day. The flight out was beautiful as the sights included Cozumel, the Yucatan coast and interior, beautiful cloud formations and a look at Chichen Itza from the air before we landed.

    We then had our own private taxi van and driver who took us to the ruins and connected us with ‘Turtle’ for a private tour of the ruins. The parking lot was basically empty when we arrived (but overflowing when we left). There were no lines at all. Tickets were in our hands and we went right into the ruins. Turtle speaks excellent english (among many other languages) and was an expert on the ruins. He gave a great tour and let us do a little shopping at the vendor tables inside. I was disappointed you couldn’t climb the pyramid anymore, but the experience was still fantastic.

    After the tour, our same taxi driver took us into town and we had lunch at a local outdoor restaurant. It was packed with locals which meant good food, and it was confirmed. Loved the ambiance and hosts. The taxi driver paid for our lunch (we just tipped waitress) and back to the airport.

    The Chichen Itza airport is spooky. We were the only plane that came in that day and it looks like a place out of the show ‘Lost’ with several abandoned jumbo jets to the side and just 2 army guys with machine guns patrolling the place.

    The flight back was hazy and because the terrain under us was very hot by then we experienced a lot of turbulence in the plane. This is why my title includes the part about brave hearted flyers. You need to know when you go that this is a 6 person plane, a little old (some seatbelts missing and air vent didn’t work so quite hot in the plane), and it gets jostled around by the turbulence so be prepared. Omar is a good pilot and he took us over another pyramid ruin that was on the way home. We were glad to see Cozumel when it came into view and glad to be on the ground safely with high cross winds at the airport.

    Leo met us at the airport and got us tickets for the airport taxi. Our only negative experience was out of control of Fly Cozumel. They are required to use the airport taxi service to take us home and we had to wait 30 minutes in the hot taxi until the driver filled the taxi to capacity, one by one, before he would take us home. We had no idea why we were waiting and how many passengers he was trying to squeeze in before he left. If you are in this situation, just get a beer at the kiosk and wait until the taxi driver has enough passengers to leave.

    All in all an amazing and unique, all inclusive excursion. The 6 of us so enjoyed this private tour and high class treatment by Leo’s team. I recommend it if your group is ok with small plane turbulence for the flight back. Thanks Leo!!!

  53. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marc & Lana

    We have been coming to Cozumel for 15 years. Mostly to scuba dive, relax and enjoy the local resturants. Never really wanted to take the ferry and then a 3 hour drive to Chichen Itza and back.
    I am so glad our family went with Leo and Fly Cozumel, he and Omar will fly you from the Cozumel airport and you can be there in about 50 minutes, allowing you to skip the crowds and lines. Leo has already arranged every detail including our private tour guide, ground transportation, lunch, swimming at cenote Ik Kil, kept us company along the way, and answered every question we had.
    We had such a fun day as a family and by the end of our fun-filled day, we didn’t need to worry about a 4-hour trip back- we simply were whisked back to the airport where we could rest and relax on the short return back to Cozumel. It was really fun to be able to take pictures from the plane and see everything below. Since I’m a private pilot, I’ve always wanted to fly in Mexico, and they allowed me to help copilot the Cessna. It was an amazing experience!

  54. Rated 5 out of 5


    What a unbelievable experience that only happened because of the hard work of Leo and our pilot Omar! With weather being a factor that day, there was only a short window got us to get up and out of Cozumel. The flight yo Chichen Itza was truly amazing and included a fly by of the ruins before landing. Leo arranged for George “Turtle” to give us a private tour that lasted over three hours. With weather closing in again Omar made the call to leave asap. In route the airport in Cozumel closed and we ended up landing in Playa del Carman and had to take the fairy back. Talk about getting to do it all!! Leo took care of every detail, keeping us safe the entire way. This trip is off the hook and Leo is definitely the man!!!

  55. Rated 5 out of 5


    We went to the ruins last week on an airplane of fly cozumel and it was a great adventure. We got more than we expected. we took the van to the airport at 9 am and our airplane was ready to fly, 9:30 take off to the ruins to land at 10:20am. Great aircraft and flight, excellent pilot, nice weather round trip, delicious food, very explicit guide, the ruins worth to visit My friends and I highly recommend to our friends and people this private tour by airplane with “Fly Cozumel” which provide a very excellent service, thank you so much we had a memorable experience… We will be coming back next vacations and do more destinations in the area. Look for them on internet.

  56. Rated 5 out of 5


    What a fantastic day, we could never have expected such a good time. The staff is simple top of the line, professional, courteous, and friendly. Some of the smoothest landings I have been a part of, the ruins were amazing and we had a blast at the cenote swim was out of this world! Highly recommend this tour!

  57. Rated 5 out of 5


    I booked a private airplane tour to Chichen Itza through Fly Cozumel and I would recommend them 100%. They allowed me to customize the trip to my likings. I booked through Captain Leo and he was great with communication. We got to Chichen Itza by 9:00 am and not much crowds at the time. We spent 2 hours there with a private tour guide and left as the crowds were coming in. It was an awesome experience but it was hot hot hot even in the am. We went to a nearby Cenote and spent about an hour there and then were off to Cozumel again. It costs much more as a big tour bus tour but in my opinion is SOOOO worth it… No sweaty tour bus, crowds, stopping at other hotels, or waiting for others to catch up… Well worth it…. It was great and would do it again in a heartbeat!

  58. Rated 5 out of 5


    It’s a little more pricey than doing the Chichen Itza trip via tour bus. But if you can afford this it is SO, SO, SO worth the money! We were taken to a small airport (in a well air conditioned bus), caught our private plane, & taken directly to the ruins. Our tour guide knew everything about the Mayan people & the site. We waited in NO lines anywhere! We were taken directly past the LONG lines at the ruins & at the restaurant after the tour. We were back at our hotel & relaxing hours before we would have been had we taken the tour bus. ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!

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