Explore the Insights of Chichen Itza with the Best Private Tour in Cancun

Discover the mystery behind the ancient city of Chichen Itza by taking this Private Tour! Enjoy a ride in an A/C van exclusively for your group and get there before the big crowds start filling the place.

Founded in the 9th Century, Chichen Itza is considered one of the main icons of the Mayan culture and has been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Its main pyramid, called El Castillo or The Temple of Kukulkán, is full of cosmological symbolism. The four sides of this building contain 365 steps, depicting the solar year; 52 panels for each year in the Mayan century, as well as each week in the solar year; and 18 terraces for the 18 months in their religious year.

During the spring and fall equinox, the Temple of Kukulkán serves as a canvas for a beautiful light effect. When the sun of the late afternoon starts to show up, it creates the illusion of a snake creeping down the northern staircase. This event is thought to symbolize the descent of Kukulkán (the primary god for the Mayan culture) to the Earth, marking the beginning of the farming season.

Walk through these amazing buildings and find all the little secrets hidden in the Mexican jungle!

Enjoy the Amazing Architecture of Chichen Itza

As you walk through the traced paths of this archaeological site, you’ll see the beautiful artwork of the Mayan people. Discover the meanings and functions behind the design of each one of these buildings!

The Great Ball Court was the place where the sacred ball game took place. The objective of this ritual game was to get rubber balls through the stone hoops located at the sides of the court by using the hips, knees and elbows only! The enormous court has a length of 557.74 feet and a width of 229.65 feet.

Venus played a significant role in the Mayan culture, as it was considered to be the war god and the Sun’s twin. That’s why, on the other side of Chichen Itza, you can find El Caracol celestial observatory which seems to be aligned with the motions of this planet. Also, the grand staircase of this building faces 27.5 degrees northwest matching almost perfectly with the northern extreme of Venus.

Make a Stop on the Way at the Magic Town of Valladolid

After your visit to the mystical remains of Chichen Itza, stay for a couple of minutes in the oldest city of Yucatán. Walk through its streets and discover why it was called a Magic Town!

Founded in 1543 by the Spanish conquerors, Valladolid was the development center for this region in Mexico. The beautiful Viceregal churches and mansions are a well-preserved proof of the importance this city had during that period. In the XIX century, this town also became one of the most important cities in Mexico due to the establishment of the first textile factory in the country.

As you stroll through its cobbled streets, you can feel the magical atmosphere getting into your bones, as well as the delicious smell of the traditional Yucatecan food on your nose. Stop for five minutes, and you’ll want to stay there forever!

The most important archaeological zone in Yucatan, ancient capital of the Mayan Empire and voted one of the new "Seven Wonders of the World" due to its extraordinary architecture beauty and its geographical location.

Itinerary:
  • It is a 2 ½ hour ride there. I suggest a 7 - 10 AM departure (tour buses arrive around 12 noon and for me, I would leave early at 7 or 8). Stay there for 2 ½ - 3 hrs.
  • Walk in the town, buy a few gifts, have lunch at one of the restaurants in Chichen Itza, head back to Cancun early or go to Valladolid to see a small town. It is a great place to take a few photos in the park. It is up to you!
Includes:
  • Round trip air-conditioned transportation exclusively for your group
  • English speaking driver,
  • Entrance fee to Chichen Itza,
  • Toll road fees and parking
  • Stop anywhere along the way for lunch. We suggest in Valladolid -optional
Does not include:
  • Food and beverages.
  • Gratuities.
  • Any extra stop or activity not purchased in this package.
  • Certified guides inside the ruins.
Tips:
  • Bring biodegradable insect repellent and sunblock
  • Bring a bottle of water, hat, walking shoes, sunglasses, camera.
  • Bring cash. 
Additional Information:
  • You get the vehicle for the length of your tour.
  • ALL sites of ruins close at 5 PM. Please plan your time accordingly.
  • There is a small federal fee for the use of electronic devices to shoot video inside the ruins.
*** Note that the certified guides inside the ruins are not included on this tour, and they are not part of the service that we provide. Therefore, we are not responsible and do not control the prices or exchange rate of the guide that you hire. Remember to agree on the price before hiring a guide.
 
  • Add On option Ik Kil cenote & buffet lunch: Stop at the beautiful Cenote Ikkil to swim in the fresh waters and have a buffet lunch of traditional dishes from the Yucatan including salads, rice and beans, grilled fish, chicken in an orange sauce, pork loin done in a classic Mayan sauce, beef tips, fettuccini primavera, fresh fruit, desserts and tea or coffee. Does not include tip or other drinks. Additional cost: $12 USD per person.
  • Add On option Ek Balam Ruins: Climb the ruins and see the distinct carvings up close. (Cancun, Playa Mujeres, Bahía Petempich, Puerto Morelos, Puerto Juarez, Playa Paraiso or North Playa del Carmen Hotels ONLY) Additional cost: $15 USD per person.
  • Add On option Coba Ruins: Climb these ruins too! This site of ruins is off the beaten path. (Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal & Tulum Hotels ONLY) Additional cost: $10 USD per person.
Transportation:
  • If staying in Cancun and north Playa del Carmen (Bahia Petempich, Puerto Morelos, Playa Paraiso, North Playa del Carmen) we suggest to do EKBALAM, as it is less driving,  more time to make the most of your tour. However, if you still would like to do COBA, we need to add on a Riviera Maya fee of $50 USD per van.
  • If staying in Playa del Carmen and south (Puerto Aventuras, Akumal or Tulum), please book COBA. It is less driving, and Coba is a comparable site of ruins to Ek Balam. However, if you still would like to do EKbalam, we can do it but it will take an additional Riviera Maya fee of $100 USD per van.
* These are the Add Ons available for this tour. You will be able to add them to your order in your Shopping Cart.

RATES

Note: Price per adult drops when the more adults you are. Kids prices remain the same, no matter how many. Infants are free. (Child rate is based on age or height as set out by the park). 13 people max per vehicle regardless of ages. 14 people (including infants) or more, will require 2 or more vans and the rates will change. Feel free to email us with any questions.

Private Chichen Itza

Current
# of People Per Adult Rate Per Child Rate
1 $ 318.10 $ 21.55
2 $ 150.86 $ 21.55
3 $ 114.66 $ 21.55
4 $ 93.97 $ 21.55
5 $ 81.90 $ 21.55
6 $ 75.00 $ 21.55
7 $ 68.97 $ 21.55
8 $ 65.52 $ 21.55
9 $ 62.07 $ 21.55
10 $ 56.03 $ 21.55

These are the Add-ons available for this tour. You will be able to add them to your order in your Shopping Cart.

Add on for Private Chichen Itza

Add on Extra

Surcharge for Coba from Cancun, Playa Mujeres, Bahía Petempich, Puerto Morelos, Puerto Juarez, Playa Paraiso

Vans: $ 50 usd

Add on Extra

Surcharge for Ek Balam from Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal or Tulum

Vans: $ 100 usd

Add on Extra

Coba Entrance

Adult: $ 10 usd

Child: $ 10 usd

Add on Extra

Ek Balam Ruins

Adult: $ 15 usd

Child: $ 15 usd

Add on Extra

Ik Kil Cenote & Buffet Lunch

Adult: $ 12 usd

Child: $ 12 usd

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All prices are in US Dollars
  • Groups of 6 or more subject to larger deposits
  • You do not need an EP card to get the BEST prices in Cancun.
  • Some tours/transfers require deposit or payment in full at time of booking.
  • If the tour departs as scheduled it is a completed tour. If you are not on the tour on time you will be considered a no-show and therefore we will be charged. In that case, you will forfeit any deposit made.
  • Do not assume a tour is cancelled by rain. Only the tour operator determines if a tour is cancelled due to weather. Not even I can make that call.
  • This tour must be cancelled by 2:00 PM on the day BEFORE the tour in order to receive a full refund of any deposit you may have made.
  • Cancellations can be made by e-mail 48 hrs before your tour departs. Less than 48 hrs you are required to call our office.
  • You personally must speak with our staff. Do not have the hotel travel agent or concierge call. We all speak English.
  • We will provide you with a cancellation number. Please write it down and guard it until you have received your refund.
  • In most cases a refund will be issued within 48 hrs.
  • After 2:00 PM on the day before your tour we still may be able to cancel/refund you, but you are taking a risk. If the tour is full and the operator cannot fill your space, you will lose your deposit. So, call us whenever you can.
  • Our phone number in Cancun is 914-0290. It is also on the back of your EP Card and all tour e-vouchers you received. If you have any trouble dialing this number, ask the concierge or front desk staff to assist you. We are here from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM daily and have an answering machine for the off hours.
  • If your tour is cancelled by the tour operator for any reason including weather, you will receive a full refund or be able to reschedule with no penalty.
  • You can change the date of any tour without penalty IF you call before 2:00 PM on the day before the tour.
  • We have the most flexible cancellation policy in Cancun and we will only keep your deposit IF we are charged by the tour operator.
  • IMPORTANT : We have the right to cancel or exchange any portion of this tour due to weather, availability, road construction or any other reason without notice. We always try to provide the exact service above however, there are times it is out of our control. We will offer other "parks/activities" near the area if something is closed. If you decide not take any other option or if none is available we will charge you the web site price for the services that you were able to do. Example; if you have Tulum and a snorkeling trip planned, you cannot snorkel; we will charge you as if you only went to Tulum. The most expensive part of this trip is the van, gas and driver for the day.
Private Chichen Itza
Available: Daily
Adults from $56.03 + tax
Kids from $21.55 + tax
 

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