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VIP: Chichen Itza Tour, Light and Sound Show with Mayan Appetizers From Cancun

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Cancun, Mexico

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Uncover the ancient mysteries of Chichen Itza on a day and night tour from Cancun or Riviera Maya. Sail past long lines at the sacred site with a certified Guide, and then watch the sun set over the iconic pyramid of the park, sipping bottomless margaritas and feasting on Mexican tapas at a luxurious nearby resort. Afterward, enjoy a light and sound show and see the history of the Maya empire brought to life through color and music. Convenient round-trip hotel transportation plus access to Viator's hospitality suite is included in the tour.
  • Viator VIP trip to Chichen Itza, Mayaland Resort and Be Maya Planetarium
  • Enter Chichen Itza through a private entrance without waiting in line
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site with an expert guide
  • View Chichen Itza’s observatory from Mayaland’s private terrace with tapas and unlimited margaritas
  • Watch the newly renovated light and sound show projected onto Kukulcán Pyramid
Roundtrip transportation in a Mercedes Benz van
Mayan tapas in the afternoon with all the Margaritas you can drink
Dinner on board: steak, chicken breast baguette or a veggie option (includes soft drinks and beer)
Entrance fee to Chichen Itza
Entrance fee to Be Maya Planetarium
Admission to Chichen Itza Light and Sound Show
Gratuities
Translator device rental used during the night tour and the Light and Sound show

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
• Tour departs from most Cancun and Playa del Carmen hotels. Pick up between 11:30AM- 12:30PM (summer time) or 10:30AM- 11:30AM (winter time) depending 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. If your location is our of pick up zone, you will be directed to the nearest.

After late-morning pickup from your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel, sink into the soft seats of your luxurious Merceders-Benz minivan and enjoy the scenic 2.5-hour journey to Mayaland Resort. Venture within the highly acclaimed hotel to explore the fabulous facilities. If you want, you can access Viator's VIP on-site hospitality suite where you can relax after the tour.

Revitalized, immerse yourself in the ancient majesty of Chichen Itza; sail straight past the long lines and stroll through your own private entrance with your guide. Begin your tour at the iconic Kukulcán Pyramid, a colossal structure that boasts 365 steps representative of each day in the solar year. Imagine a thriving city of ancient Mayans as you wander amid ancient temples like the Temple of Warriors, gaining fascinating insight into an extinct empire. 

In the late afternoon, take a seat at your table on the private bar terrace of Mayaland Resort and taste delicious Mayan tapas. Sip margaritas made with zesty limes and tangy salt as you watch the sun set over the ancient structures of the park. Afterwards, visit the BE Maya Planetarium to learn about the secrets of the stars and space

Board a free shuttle and re-enter Chichen Itza to view the park from an alternative perspective. Take a seat for the light and sound show and watch dramatic lighting and advanced mapping projection techniques illuminate the 1,500-year-old Kukulcán Pyramid and offer insight in the turbulent history of the Mayan civilization. 

After the show concludes, return to your air-conditioned minivan and settle in for the journey back to Cancun or Riviera Maya. Enjoy a box dinner (select from either a steak-and-avocado baguette, chicken breast or vegetarian option) then sit back until you reach your destination.
Itinerary
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Gray Line Cancún-Yucatán
Your Viator VIP experience begins with late-morning pickup from your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel in a luxurious Mercedes-Benz van. Arrive about 2.5 hours later at Mayaland Resort, conveniently located inside the archeological park of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Inside Mayaland, a Condé Nast Traveler magazine winner and National Geographic favorite since 1936, you will have access to Viator's exclusive on-site hospitality suite where you can relax before or after the tour.
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Chichen Itza
Next, embark on a tour of Chichen Itza led by an expert guide. As a Viator VIP, bypass the crowds of visitors waiting in line to enter the park, and follow your guide through Mayaland’s private entrance to visit the site’s most important temples. Stand in awe before the four-sided Kukulcán Pyramid, a structure containing 365 steps, the number of days in the solar year, and learn about the snake-shadow that only appears during the equinox. Imagine how the ancient Mayans lived as you stroll through the gathering place of the Temple of the Warriors, the ball court, observatory and nunnery.
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Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows
After the tour, wander the grounds of Chichen Itza at your own pace or stop by the BE Maya® Planetarium to admire a swirling starry sky. During the show, learn more about Mayan mythology, astronomy, science and art. In the late afternoon, settle into your table on the private bar terrace of Mayaland Resort and savor delectable bites of Mayan tapas, paired with as many margaritas as you’d like to drink. You’re in for another treat: Your table gives you a prime view of the sun setting over the El Caracol observatory. Board a free shuttle and re-enter Chichen Itza to admire its main temples bathed in moonlight. Then grab a seat for another memorable experience, a light and sound show called Nights of Kukulcán. Watch the 1,500-year-old Kukulcán Pyramid come alive, newly revitalized with 3D mapping projection and dramatic lighting and music, for a special look into Mayan culture and the discovery of the archaeological zone. 
After the 25-minute show concludes, you’ll be taken back to your Mercedes-Benz for a ride back to your hotel. During the trip, tuck into a satisfying box dinner (choices include a steak-and-avocado baguette, chicken breast or a vegetarian option). After a full and satisfying day at Chichen Itza, arrive at your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel. Viator VIPs feature travel experiences not typically available to the general public — from behind-the-scenes access to private viewings and VIP service — at many of the world’s top attractions, often with no lines and no crowds. Viator VIP tours are not available from other 3rd-party online sellers.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No flash photography is permitted at the archaeological site or during the projection
  • We suggest you wear comfortable clothes and sneakers (roads are not paved at the site), bring with you: sunscreen, hat and extra money for personal expenses or souvenirs.
  • Note: Please note This tour is nonrefundable. Note that if cancelled, modified, or in case of no-show, the total Price of the reservation will be charged.
  • Minimum age to drink alcohol is 18 years.
  • Entrance fee to Chichen Itza apply to children from 3 years old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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 VIP: Chichen Itza Tour, Light and Sound Show with Mayan Appetizers From Cancun?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by VIP: Chichen Itza Tour, Light and Sound Show with Mayan Appetizers From Cancun.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during VIP: Chichen Itza Tour, Light and Sound Show with Mayan Appetizers From Cancun?
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 VIP: Chichen Itza Tour, Light and Sound Show with Mayan Appetizers From Cancun.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during VIP: Chichen Itza Tour, Light and Sound Show with Mayan Appetizers From Cancun?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by VIP: Chichen Itza Tour, Light and Sound Show with Mayan Appetizers From Cancun.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during VIP: Chichen Itza Tour, Light and Sound Show with Mayan Appetizers From Cancun?
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 VIP: Chichen Itza Tour, Light and Sound Show with Mayan Appetizers From Cancun.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during VIP: Chichen Itza Tour, Light and Sound Show with Mayan Appetizers From Cancun?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by VIP: Chichen Itza Tour, Light and Sound Show with Mayan Appetizers From Cancun.

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good service
sherae2018
, Jul 2018
the service is very good. We have private entrance into the site, free beverage, dinner and a very small group. But if you are looking for a tour which can give you professional and in depth interpretation of the site in English, it may not be the best choice.
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I have been to Chichen Itza three...
bailsm
, May 2018
I have been to Chichen Itza three times now and this tour is hands down the best way to see it. The value is great, the guides are the most knowledgeable and just everything was perfect. The Mercedes Passenger Vans are so much more comfortable than the buses and walking around was much better as you could easily hear the guide and did not get lost in the crowd. I can not recommend this tour enough!!
star-5
Professional quality guide. Nice...
jfscal
, Apr 2018
Professional quality guide. Nice vehicle. The food at the hotel was outstanding. The nighttime show was awesome.
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Great tour! Highly recommend! Delio...
Rene V
, Feb 2018
Great tour! Highly recommend! Delio was a great guide and tour was 100 in line as was promised. Chichen Itza temples were great, especially during the night show. Tapas tasty and plenty of Margaritas in nice resort.
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I can not recommend this tour...
Michael B
, Feb 2018
I can not recommend this tour enough! This tour has truly a fantastic treat, it turned me into a Viator loyalist! You get picked up in a Mercedes and it is just you and whoever you are going with. It was a completely private tour. Our guide was just fantastic and full of history.
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It was just us and one other couple...
Nicole S
, Dec 2017
It was just us and one other couple (4 people total). The tour was great and the tour guide fantastic taking us around to each major structure and have us a little history on each one. He was also great at answering all of our questions. The light show was cancelled about 5 minutes into it though...
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(Small group 6 max...
Justin C
, Jun 2017
(Small group 6 max great) Rosando and Carlos were super friendly and extremely knowledgeable( awesome) No lineups( great) the park closed within 1.5 hrs of getting there (rushed tour) Planetarium ( movie very informative) Light show ( good but missing dancers sad)
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This tour was a total waste of money...
csbritt12
, Jun 2017
This tour was a total waste of money .when we started out we went into rain . The nice part is it's a small group. So now the guide tells us ....if it's raining they may cancel this!! First time we had heard this . After numerous questions regarding the cancellation of the show, he admitted they cancel the night show more than 50% of the time!! So when you leave at 12:30 for the tour, you don't get there until 3:30. They close at 5:00. So you are basically walking very fast through this site. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the ruins . You need to eat lunch before you go because you don't get the tapas/ margaritas until about 5:30 or 6. The planetarium was really good so that was a definite plus. So now you are waiting for the light show to begin and you go to the hospitality room. It's a place where Pavorriti stayed . An empty room with a bar and a couch . It's cooler sitting outside as it's just an empty room. Now the guide comes up and says, the show is cancelled not raining and saw a beautiful sunset on way home . You get your box lunch on way home. When we were talking to another tour guide he said that they should have refunded our money since the show was cancelled! I wouldn't waste your money on this tour. There are so many tours to see Chechen Itza, I would pick a different one other than this one
star-5
This tour was great! Mr. Solice was...
aliciahofer
, May 2017
This tour was great! Mr. Solice was very knowledgeable, and took good care of us. The seats for the light show was in the front row! I definitely recommend this tour. I have no complaints!
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We booked the tour thinking that we...
Arthur D M
, Apr 2017
We booked the tour thinking that we would have a small group. To our surprise we were the only people going. Carlos our driver and guide was on time in a really nice Mercedes My wife and I was treated to an awesome tour. Although the tripe to Chizen Itzel took several hours Carlos made sure that all of our needs and questions were answered Mayaland tours really did a great job. When I return I will certainly use there company and will request Carlos as our guide. The best tour I have had. Thanks Mayaland and of course Carlos.

Product code: 5811VIP

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