There’s a reason why this is the #1 Chichen Itza Cancun excursion.
Departing from Cancun International Airport, we’ll make the 50-minute flight from Cancun to Chichen Itza flying over the majestic jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Along the way, you’ll be able to take in spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, towns and cities, cenotes, and amazing horizon on your comfortable 50-minute Chichen Itza flight.
CHICHEN ITZA AIRPORT
We’ll arrive at the Chichen Itza Airport early in the morning so that we can beat the crowds and the heat.
The Chichen Itza airport is located in the neighboring town of Piste. From here it’s just a ten-minute drive to the Mayan ruins.
Once we leave the runway and pass through security it’s off to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
CHICHEN ITZA CANCUN TOUR PRICES
|1 person||$1250.00 USD|
|2 persons||$1250.00 USD|
|3 persons||$1500.00 USD|
|4 persons||$1600.00 USD|
|5 persons||$1700.00 USD|
|6 persons||$2050.00 USD|
|7 persons||$2150.00 USD|
|8 persons||$2250.00 USD|
|9 persons||$2350.00 USD|
|10 persons||$3100.00 USD|
|11 persons||$3200.00 USD|
|12 persons||$3300.00 USD|
|Airport Tax||$25.00 USD per person|
CANCUN TO CHICHEN ITZA EXCURSION
So what can you expect from our Chichen Itza tour from Cancun?
Upon arrival to Chichen Itza, we’ll be greeted by our fun and affable tour guide, Mr. Tortuga, who will welcome you to what promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Once inside the ruins, Mr. Tortuga, who is a master at finding the shade to escape the wrath of the Mayan sun god, Kinich Ahau.
As you walk around these expansive grounds, he’ll keep you entertained with the fascinating and mysterious history of the ancient Maya who once inhabited this imposing city-state known as Chichen Itza.
Here are some of the highlights you’ll be able to experience on your guided tour of Chichen Itza:
The famous Kukulcan pyramid, also known as El Castillo or The Castle, is the site’s most iconic and massive structure. Recently, archeologists discovered that the pyramid was built over a large cenote, a.k.a sinkhole. What’s perhaps most impressive and awe-inspiring is the fact that the Kukulcan Pyramid has 365 steps — one for each day of the year.
The ancient Maya were experts at many areas of civilization. High on their list of accomplishments? Astronomy. Their calendar proved to be even more precise than the Roman calendar we use today, and many of their structures located throughout Mexico and Central America were built in accordance with the movement of the stars. The Observatory, also known as El Caracol (the snail) is where their astronomic scholars had their headquarters.
The Great Mayan Ball Court
Hundreds of ball courts could be found throughout Mesoamerica. The largest of all these ball courts, however, can be found at Chichen Itza (the length of over two American-style football fields). Moreover, the brilliant brains behind the construction of the Chichen Itza Ball Court designed it in such a manner that you could perfectly discern whispered conversations from one extreme of the field to another.
Temple of the Warriors
The Temple of the Warrior is comprised of a large pyramid upon which rests the figure of Chac Mool. The figure, which can be found in different variations throughout Mesoamerica, did not represent a deity but rather a warrior. Rows of carved columns, meant to represent the warriors of Chichen Itza, can be found in front of the pyramid.
The Sacred Cenote
In Yucatec Maya, the name Chichen Itza means “At the well of the Itzae people.” For the ancient Maya, these sacred bodies of water not only provided the essential element to sustain life and large population centers. In reality, they were understood to be portals to Xilbaba or the Netherworld; a space that connected the realm of the underworld to that of the earthly realm. At Chichen Itza, the Sacred Cenote served as a place of offering, and many sacrificial remains and objects have been discovered in its interior.
Ik Kil Cenote
Following your fun and informative Chichen Itza tour with Mr. Tortuga, time permitting, you’ll be ready for some cooling off at the world-famous Ik Kil cenote.
While there are over 6,000 registered cenotes or sinkholes in the Yucatan Peninsula, few are as well known as this one.
Set deep below the earth’s surface with giant walls of mud and limestone extending upwards in a bottleneck fashion, the views are just as breathtaking as the water below is refreshing.
WHAT TO BRING
Thinking ahead will make your Chichen Itza Cancun excursion all the more enjoyable.
There are three important aspects to consider when planning your Chichen Itza tour from Cancun.
- It’s hot.
- You’re going to be walking around quite a bit.
- You may go for a swim in the Ik Kil cenote.
In other words, follow the golden rule of the Boy Scouts and always be prepared.
Here’s what you should bring with you on your tour:
- Biodegradable sunscreen
- A hat or umbrella to protect your face from the sun
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Biodegradable insect repellent
- A camera (use of video cameras cost an additional 40 pesos)
- Cash for souvenirs and gratuity
For more tips, be sure to check out our informative article on Chichen Itza facts.
CANCUN TO CHICHEN ITZA TOUR DETAILS
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8:00 AM – 8:45 AM: Preparations
- Pick up at your Cancun location (cruise dock/resort/home)
- Transfer to Cancun Airport
- Discussing Flight Plan & Special Points of Interests
- Safety Instructions
- Bathroom Visit
8:45 AM – 9:50 AM: Flight
- Flight Cancun to Chichen Itza
- Points of Interests During Flight
- Fly Over the Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins (if possible)
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Transportation
- Bathroom Visit at Chichen Itza airport
- Transfer to Mayan Ruins Chichen Itza
- Introduction to certified bilingual guide
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM: Visit Ruins
- Private tour of Chichen Itza ruins
- Bathroom Visit
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM: Transportation
- Transfer to Ik Kil cenote
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: Visit Cenote
- Visit Ik Kil cenote
- Opportunity to swim in the cenote
1:00 PM – 1:10 PM: Transportation
- Transfer to restaurant for lunch
1:10 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch
- Lunch buffet at a traditional Yucatan restaurant
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Transportation
- Transfer to the Chichen Itza Airport
- Bathroom Visit
2:15 PM – 3:10 PM: Flight
- Flight Chichen Itza to Cancun