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Chichen Itza Deluxe Small Group with Buffet Lunch & Cenote

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Cancun, Mexico

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Explore Chichen Itza with a small group, entering through the Mayaland Resort to skip the long entry lines. On this full-day excursion, follow an expert guide through the Pyramid of Kukulcán and the rest of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a buffet lunch of regional and international dishes before spending the rest of the day at the resort hotel swimming at the pool or a beautiful cenote. Plus, you can relax at Viator's exclusive on-site hospitality suite.
  • Enter Chichen Itza through a private gate without waiting in line
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site with an expert guide
  • Explore the archeological park on your own as many times as you want
  • Use the facilities of Mayaland Resort, including swimming pool and gardens
  • Enjoy a lunch buffet including local and international dishes
  • Round-trip transportation by Mercedes Benz

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With access through a private resort, this Chichen Itza tour includes skip-the-line entrance and buffet lunch.
Roundtrip Semi-private Mercedes Benz transportation from Cancun/Riviera Maya hotels (drop off at major hotels at Merida if option select)
The services of our Gray Line Certified, bilingual, official guide.
Free use of all of Mayaland Resort facilities and exclusive access to Viator's Hospitality suite
All you care to enjoy Buffet Lunch at the Mayaland Resort.
Admission to swim in a beautiful Cenote
Entrance fee to Be Maya Planetarium
Gratuities and Optional Activities
Entrance fee to Chichén Itzá (payment only in pesos)
Beverages, free on board, are not included in the buffet lunch.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Tour departs from most Cancun and Playa del Carmen hotels (Pick-up between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM depending on your hotel). No service pick-up for hotels at downtown:
• For passengers staying at hotels located in the downtown of Cancun, the meeting point will be at the Bonampak Hotel.
• For passengers staying at hotels located in the downtown of Playa del Carmen or in its surroundings, the meeting point will be at The Reef Coco Beach, The Reef Playacar or The Reef 28.

You must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pick-up time.

Return point:
• Drop-off is not available at Courtyard by Marriott, Secrets Maroma, or Excellence Playa Mujeres.
• Drop off in most hotels in Merida (if option selected).

Please note that return times vary depending of the time of the year.

Departure Time

7:00 AM
Enjoy pickup at your hotel in a luxe Mercedes Benz for the ride to the Mayaland Resort adjacent to Chichen Itza. Upon arrival, meet your guide to begin exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Purchase your tickets and accessing the ruins through Mayaland's private entrance, heading straight to the best parts of Chichen Itza without waiting in line. During this guided tour, learn about the cultural, historical, and archaeological highlights of the various temples and structures in the ruins. Visit the Pyramid of Kukulcán, the Nunnery, the Ball Court, and the observatory. When you part with your guide, explore further at your own pace or head back to the Mayaland Resort.

Enjoy a lunch buffet of Mexican, Yucatecan, and international dishes, then choose to head back to the ruins or relax at the resort, including access to Viator's exclusive hospitality suite. Swim in the pool, stroll through the botanical gardens, or relax on a cenote.

Your day ends with transportation back to your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cancun
Your Chichén Itzá Experience begins when we pick you up in our luxurious Mercedes Benz vehicle between 7:00 & 8:00 am from your hotel lobby directly to Chichen Itza now named of the New Seven Wonders
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chichen Itza
Your expert Gray Line professional Guide will share his knowledge of the Maya Civilization as you are comfortably driven to our Mayaland Resort, uniquely located inside Chichen Itza´s sacred grounds, adjacent to the temples. A two-hour guided tour plus free time to re-enter and visit on your own!. 
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Templo de Kukulkan
Access the Temples from our own private entrance. No waiting in line. Enter and exit the park as many times as you want!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
El Caracol
You will visit temples in the Central area (Classic Period) and Northern area (Maya-Toltec Period). 
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Chichen Itza
Use the facilities of our unique Mayaland Resort, a multiple time Condé Nast winner and National Geographic Favorite. Enjoy the use of Hospitality Suite and access to all Mayaland facilities including beautiful tropical fresh water pools to swim and cool down, You can spend time here as much as you want before departing to your hotel.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tsukan Santurio de Vida
Enjoy a cenote swim in underground fresh waters beforein the way back to your hotel.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cancun
After your cenote swim we will return to Cancun
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour itinerary subject to change without notice.
  • You should wear light, comfortable clothing and walking/hiking shoes, and bring sunglasses, a hat, biodegradable sun block, and water.
  • No service pick-up for hotels at downtown, the pick up time at the meeting point will be notified at the moment of confirming the service.
  • Entrance fee to Chichen Itza apply to children from 3 years old.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Admission fee into the archaeological site is NOT included, and will be payable upon entrance. This is governed by the local municipality and our Tour providers have no control over this.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chichen Itza Deluxe Small Group with Buffet Lunch & Cenote ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza Deluxe Small Group with Buffet Lunch & Cenote .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chichen Itza Deluxe Small Group with Buffet Lunch & Cenote ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza Deluxe Small Group with Buffet Lunch & Cenote .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chichen Itza Deluxe Small Group with Buffet Lunch & Cenote ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza Deluxe Small Group with Buffet Lunch & Cenote .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chichen Itza Deluxe Small Group with Buffet Lunch & Cenote ?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza Deluxe Small Group with Buffet Lunch & Cenote .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Chichen Itza Deluxe Small Group with Buffet Lunch & Cenote ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza Deluxe Small Group with Buffet Lunch & Cenote .

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Traveler Tips


  • "Great food at buffet - local food, taco bar, lime soup etc, Chichen Itza is a MUST." See review
  • "Chichen Itza itself is a good place to go and see what the Mayan culture is all about." See review

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Small group not so small
jimbB9380II
, Dec 2019
The driver and Guide were nice and the sights were amazing but the arrangement for transportation was unacceptable and the Viator description was completely wrong. There was no time to do anything at the Mayaland Resort and there was no such thing as a Viator Suite. The worse part was the transportation. The number of stops and the distance between stops, should have called for multiple vans. Our time on vacation is valuable to us and tonight we spent an extra two hours because of the unorganized transportation. To make things worse a passenger was pick up at the hotel and taken far out of the way delaying the trip back to our hotel even longer. I have used Viator several time but this experience will give me reason to search elsewhere go our future excursions.
star-5
Amazing Tour! Highly Recommend!!!
LiveLearnTravel
, Aug 2018
This tour was Amazing! Maurico was our tour guide and it was amazing. He was warm, friendly, knowledge and fun. He is also Mayan so he taught and showed us ancient spots that are not in the history books. It's a personal tour so they pick you up in a Mercedes Van. My best friend and I loved the exclusivity. It also worked out in our favor because I broke my charger at the hotel and after the tour my phone was at 4%. Maurico drove to 2 cell phone stores to ensure I had a charger then plugged it in so I could get some charge on the way back to the resort!Again I say awesome. If you like to learn and have fun I highly highly recommend this tour! Thank you Maurico for making our experience memorable!
star-5
Chichen Itza MUST Tour
David M
, Jul 2018
Wonderful Tour. Tour guide has over 20 years experience - great knowledge, friendly and courteous. Great food at buffet - local food, taco bar, lime soup etc, Chichen Itza is a MUST. Then, when a little baked out from the heat - you go to a sink hole = Cenotes and cool down with a swim in a historic large pool dropping down 100 yards into the ground. This is why you travel.
star-3
This tour was put on my Mayaland...
james.keenan444
, May 2018
This tour was put on my Mayaland Tours. I was not a fan. It was not awful but not great. 20 percent of the information given is old and no longer what people in the field of anthropology/archaeology believe. Also, the guide was not the friendliest. Also, the tour was supposed to be English but turns out to be Spanish/English, where only 40 percent of the time the guide is speaking English. Also, they speak of an exclusive room at the hotel on the grounds. This is pure BS. There is no such thing. Also, there is no true time to do much at the hotel other than eat lunch. You would do yourself a solid by going to another company for this tour. Chichen Itza itself is a good place to go and see what the Mayan culture is all about.
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Expected a stop at a cenote only to...
Najat A
, Dec 2017
Expected a stop at a cenote only to be told that there won't be any visits to a cenote to then be surprised that half the group got to go during the free time in Chichen itza. Guide was not interested in explaining anything in English and was focused on the Spanish speaking tour members.Not worth it
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This was a long and quite boring...
Lynne S
, Nov 2017
This was a long and quite boring day. On the trip to the site 2.5 hours there was one loo stop no chance to get a coffee or anything even to take on the bus. The guide spoke for approximately 20 minutes and then we saw some random adverts about hotels on the TV for a short time. The guide did not explain the process for the day very clearly. On the way back there was no chat from the guide at all, no music nothing on TV. At the site we had to go with another guide called Carlos. He was quite difficult to understand at least another 4 of us felt the same he was not engaging and factually incorrect. He quite quickly lost the interest of the majority of the group but he didnt change his style. The food after the visit was not nice. We ate some salad. We had to watch local dancing for which we were then expected to tip.we then had the choice of being left for another 2.5 hours or to go with the rest of the group to the cenote. We went with the rest of the group paid an additional 160 Mexican dollars to see something we didnt care to see and then wasted an hour or so until the rest of the group were ready to go. The others thought this was a 20 min stop max. These type of tourist trap experiences are exactly why my husband and I prefer to go it alone. We felt viator trips didnt fall into this category but you definitely do in this case. It will make us think twice about using you again. Very disappointing visit. I dont feel this trip was explained clearly enough. I would not recommend to anyone.
star-4
This was a very good tour. We were...
Alex C
, Jul 2017
This was a very good tour. We were a party of 14 with 8 Jr high and high school kids. The shuttle bus arrived at the hotel on time and took us straight to Chichen Itza. The tour was very good and the sites were amazing. However, there is no place to buy water... We only had a few bottles of water with us and it quickly ran out. The kids were completely dehydrated by noon and we headed for lunch. After lunch, although we had the option to head back into Chichen Itza, we declined and decided to rehydrate and stay cool. Our guide Tino it was short for a longer name was very knowledgable. Although he was very good at informing us of the Mayan civilization and culture, he started to talk about current U.S. politics... which I didn't appreciate. It would be better for the guides to not talk about their personal views of current world politics and just stick with informing us of the ancient civilization. Water was offered to us on the bus ride back... but it would have been better if it was offered when we arrived at Chichen Itza. Chichen Itzá is an experience everyone should have and I highly recommend it... although maybe next time with the swim in the Cenote.
star-5
Great experience. Faustino was our...
Nick
, Jul 2017
Great experience. Faustino was our tour guide, he was excellent and very knowledgeable. This tour package was great. Small tour group lets you ask questions easily.
star-5
A fantastic tour. Going in a small...
heavygmd
, May 2017
A fantastic tour. Going in a small group was definitely the way to go. Transportation was timely and comfortable. Our guide was great and able to speak in both Spanish and English. His knowledge of the Mayan culture and Chichen Itza added to the enjoyment of the trip. You could see his pride in his culture. Chichen Itza is truly a wonder of the world and a must visit place. Highlight of our trip to Cancun
star-5
This tour was amazing. The driver made...
Stephanie C
, May 2017
This tour was amazing. The driver made sure we were very well taken care of. I loved it!!

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