Chichén Itzá By Plane!

(84 customer reviews)
  • Rating 5.00 / 5.00
  • Duration 4.5 hours
  • Age All ages
  • Available Year-Round
  • Locations Cozumel, Chichen Itza
  • Languages English, Spanish

$1,275 FromUSD

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The #1  Cozumel Chichén Itzá shore excursion

The Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá 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 Chichén Itzá 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 Chichén Itzá 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 Chichén Itzá shore excursion will allow you to visit these stunning Mayan ruins in comfort.

On the Fly Cozumel Chichén Itzá 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 Chichén Itzá 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 Chichén Itzá 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 Chichén Itzá by Airplane from Cozumel tour is between four and five hours.

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 Chichén Itzá excursion by plane with Fly Cozumel!


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  • Preparations (15 minutes)
    • Pick up at your Cozumel location (cruise dock/resort/home)
    • Transfer to Cozumel Airport
    • Discussing Flight Plan & Special Points of Interests
    • ...
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What is Included?
  • Private Flight Round Trip
  • Ground Transportation Chichen Itza
  • Entrance Fee Chichen Itza
  • Experienced and Qualified Private Guide
  • Water Onboard
  • Airport tax (collected at checkout)
Departure Information
Departure times for Chichén Itzá 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.
1 PAX$1275.00 USD
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Airport Tax$35.00 USD per person
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84 reviews for Chichén Itzá By Plane!

  1. Dana

    First Class Operation! I booked our tour of Chichen Itza over the internet. The owner of Fly Cozumel (Leo) chatted with me through the whole process and gave me times for pickup, orientation at the airport, flight times to Chichen Itza and what time we would return to our hotel. Everything went according to schedule, it was amazing! His staff were kind and courteous and he even came to the hotel to meet us in person and arrange for a taxi to take us to the airport for our excursion. I would highly recommend Fly Cozumel!

  2. cruiser99

    I looked at reviews before booking, but Fly Cozumel still blew me away. Excellent staff and service all the way through. They even recommended one of the best Mexican restaurants I have ever eaten at and arranged to drop us off there after the tour. Much better than other shore excursions. It was just starting to get really hot when we were leaving and the other cruise passengers were arriving.

  3. P

    We had a day in Cozumel on our cruise. The staff was so courteous when I had booked this (I booked direct with Fly Cozumel; not through cruise) and I had been given instructions for a meet right outside of the cruise port. A representative met us on time, arranged a clean cab to the airport. There were 5 of us and our pilot in our 6 seat plane. The pilot was so nice and the plane was clean. We arrived in Chichen Itza in no time (what a nice little airport) where another clean taxi took us to the ruins and we met our guide. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about this site and we enjoyed it before hardly anyone had arrived-our photos show no other people in them. I can’t tell you how amazing these ruins are–I loved it even more than the Egyptian pyramids. As the crowds started to flow in and the temperatures were rising, we were done and leaving!!!! Another seamless transition back to the airport and our return flight to Cozumel where another cab returned us right to the port. This was a once in a lifetime visit and Fly Cozumel did everything to make sure that we had a top class day!

  4. Jim

    Chichen easy
    Went with royal Caribbean to Cozumel. Didn’t initially offer a tour but later found it was a 3 hour ride in and another 3 hours back. Little one gets motion sick so not an option.
    Very streamlined pricing and easy to use PayPal. Follow up emails to ensure everyone on the same page. Day of met in specified location outside port. Taxi to airport 10 minutes. Private plane with guide- 35 minutes over land and sea. A few minute drive and we were there! Guide was fantastic and we learned so much. We beat the cruise ships and were leaving by the time the crowds got there. Trip home just as easy and we had plenty of time for lunch in Cozumel. Worth the money. Thank you for an unforgettable experience.

  5. 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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