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Excursion to Chichen Itza from Riviera Maya

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  • Transportation
  • Entrance
  • Chichen-Itza
  • Guide
  • Bufete
  • Sink-Hole
  • Colonial City


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Chichen Itza Tour from Riviera Maya

Chichen Itza Tours from Riviera MayaVisiting Chichen Itza as part of your vacation in the Mayan Riviera is one of the best options, it's a once in a lifetime experience that you won't regret!

Chichen Itza is one of those places you must see before you die, just like the Great Pyramids of Egypt or the Niagara Falls. It's no surprise this place is one of the seven wonders of the world. The buildings and temples are simply amazing, it's truly a remarkable masterpiece of the mayas, and how did they manage to build all that when there was absolutely no technology like we have nowadays? With our excursion to Chichen Itza from the Mayan Riviera is possible to learn about it, for a great price.

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We'll pick you up at the lobby of your hotel (in the Mayan Riviera) in one of our vans/ buses which, by the way, have comfortable seats and air conditioning as well as professional drivers who have experience on this route.

Chichen Itza, it feels surreal to see the ruins in person!

Access to Chichen Itza is included in the price. This spectacular archaeological site is thought to be the most important and visited mayan ruins in Mexico, and it's very easy to access. Besides, a guided tour inside this majestic place is also included in the price.

Why Chichen Itza

The ruins and the pyramid mean nothing if the visit is not guided by an expert that can show you interesting things like the sound effects made when you clap by the pyramid, the temple truly comes to life. By the way, one of the most important aspects of the excursion to Chichen Itza from the Mayan Riviera are our guides, they are experts on the mayan civilization and will do an incredible job explaining and answering all your questions.

When you think of the most emblematic, charming and famous ruins of the world, you can't help but to think about the well-known Chichen Itza. Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, Chichen Itza was once a huge Mayan city. Currently with over 1 million visitors who come to see this spectacular structure each year, Chichen Itza is now the most famous attraction in Mexico, and it has become a must visit for tourists that arrive at nearby cities like the Mayan Riviera.

In the center of this incredible complex is the imposing pyramid EL CASTILLO. It incredibly dates from the year 250. Surrounding this pyramid you will also find the Temple of the Warriors and the disturbing wall of Skulls, but it still prevails the same atmosphere created by the intriguing story behind the complex, as well as the intricate nature of the carvings on each wall.

Whether you visit the Mayan Riviera or any region of this incredible Mayan city, don't miss the chance to look around and find a unique and unforgettable experience.

Amazing Cenote

Chichen Itza Tours from Riviera MayaIn addition, a trip to Chichen Itza from the Mayan Riviera is not complete if you don't come to the Cenote. It's like being in heaven after the heat in the Mayan ruins. The ceiling of this cenote collapsed many centuries ago, and it offers a breathtaking view! The gardens resemble a park, and walking down to the cenote is something you will never forget. The waterfall creates a rainbow on the water and you will love the vines and orchids that are spread around the cavern. This is why you travel.

buffet meal

In addition, a delicious buffet lunch in a traditional restaurant of the area is included in the price. There are many options to satisfy the most demanding palates. There are different options of main course, fruits and salads and of course, delicious desserts (drinks are not included)

Valladolid Colonial City

The last stop of the day would be an old Spanish city called Valladolid, that used to have a beautiful square and church, where you will find some beautiful and picturesque shops and buildings.


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Other Excursions

If you are not staying in the Mayan Riviera, don't worry, we operate in all the other cities in the vicinity. Check it out.

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If you are 7 pay only 6 persons, ONE IS FREE!

These promotions are valid until December 30, 2020.

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  • Reservations with promotions requiring reservations at least 7 days in advance of the day of the excursion.
  • Promotion valid until December 30, 2020
  • This promotion does not apply or can be combined with another promotion, offer or package

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Meeting Place

Meeting place

To the extent possible, we'll try to pick you up at the comfort of your accommodation facility

To offer you a better service, and because we aspire to make things easier for you, our meeting places will be, in most cases, at the lobby of your accommodation facility.

One of the requirements is that the pick up cannot be at condominiums, because they are sometimes difficult to locate. However, if you need advice, you can email us.

  • The Pick Up schedule is based on the location of your hotel
  • If we can't find your hotel, we'll select the closest location to you (call us or send us an email)
  • If you have any doubts concerning the location of your hotel, don't worry, you can call us and we'll assist you.


We include

We want to be very specific in order to avoid misunderstandings

We don't want to miss the chance to mention what is included in our excursion to Chichen Itza from the Mayan Riviera. We want to be as specific as possible to avoid any possible misunderstandings. Just like some things are included, there are some others that are not included.

Bringing cash is an excellent idea, just in case you need it.

  • Round trip transportation on air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Professional drivers
  • Buffet lunch (drinks not included)
  • Admission to the Cenote
  • Free time in the Cenote (Swimming)
  • Access & Taxes to Chichen Itza
  • Free time in Chichen Itza (pictures)
  • Certified tour guide in Chichen Itza
  • Early departures to see as much as possible
  • Visit to the colonial city of Valladolid

Not Included

Some things are not included

During the excursion, just like in any other part of the world, you will find several options to choose from when it comes to shopping, from handcrafts, to pictures, even tips, etc. It is important to clarify that our clients are not obliged to buy anything and that it is a personal decision whether to buy something or not, based on the client's budget. This is not a detailed description of all the things that are not included, because it would be very long and boring, but if you have any questions just follow these guidelines. If you can't find it on the Included tab, then it means it's NOT INCLUDED. However, email us, we are here to help you.

  • Drinks at the buffet lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Umbrellas
  • Vests and Lockers at the Cenote
  • Water or drinks on the bus
  • There is an extra admission fee in Chichen if you bring a very sophisticated camera or tripod.
  • Souvenirs
  • Photos
  • Tips
  • If you can't find it in the 'included' tab, it is not included.

What To Bring

What should I bring to the Excursion to Chichen Itza from my hotel in the Mayan Riviera?

We have the option to swim in a cenote, so a bathing suit, a change of dry clothes and a towel would come in handy. Besides, consider that we are in the Yucatan forest, so the heat can be very suffocating during the summer. We recommend our clients to be prepared. You can also bring other things to entertain yourself on the bus ride.

Please note: It is important to clarify that there aren't hospitals near the area, therefore, people who are under medical treatment or that suffer from any medical condition must bring everything necessary for the proper care of their bodies. People who are on a special diet should know that the buffet lunch has different options, but it may lack foods that you consider important, so it would be a good idea to bring what you consider indispensable.

  • Fully charged phone
  • Camera
  • Cash
  • Beach towels
  • Swimsuit and a change of clothes
  • Comfortable and fresh clothing, we do not recommend dark colors
  • Comfortable footwear (sandals, sneakers)
  • Hats, caps, umbrellas (the bigger better)
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Water
  • Lunch or Snacks for the road
  • Blanket (in case it gets chilly on the bus)
  • Neck pillow
  • Book, notebook or games for the bus ride
  • Small backpack
  • Patience and a good attitude

Payment methods

Basically, you can choose any payment method

We have all payment options available, from electronic transfers to payment in cash at the moment of the excursion. But please keep in mind that if you make a short notice reservation it will be easier if you pay in cash. You can pay with a credit card but just remember that there is a fee due to administrative costs.

  • Bank deposit
  • Electronic transfer
  • Credit Card Payment (with a 5% extra charge)
  • PayPal
  • If you don't feel confident, you can pay in cash when we pick you up. You can pay once you see the vehicle and the guide, and confirm that this is real (Cash Only) **Conditions apply**


Detailed information of each of the stops of the excursion

We reserve the right to alter and/or modify the itinerary based on the need to provide a better service, due to unforeseen circumstances, or to replace the excursion when it is required, without altering the agreed services.

Don't forget that all times listed in this section are estimated. Though the times can vary due to unforeseen circumstances, rest assured that we will do our best to comply with them, but we list them for illustrative purposes only.

We want to be clear regarding our descriptions because that way we will be more professional

1.- Transparency and accuracy are the characteristics that set us apart. Compare prices, quality and professionalism and you will see that our competitors are light years behind from offering detailed excursions as ours, just to give you an idea of how professional we are.

2.- The excursion lasts 12 hours, at least. Is it worth it? Of course YES, IT IS.

One of the advantages of this being an all-day excursion, is that for a shockingly low price, we'll keep you busy the whole day, avoiding any extra expenses on other activities. Remember there's a reason Chichen Itza is considered to be one of the wonders of the modern world. Don't hesitate, book with us, seats sell fast!

If you want to spend more time in Chichen Itza, don't worry: with our Chichen Express excursion we spend 3 hours at the site. If you want to arrive early, we have an excursion called Chichen Itza Early Departures. If you want to drive, don't worry because once you arrive in Chichen we can offer you a package that includes: Access to Chichen + Guide + Food, etc. We have all possible options, email us, we are here to help you.

  • Wait for us in your hotel lobby

    In most cases we will pick you up at the comfort of your hotel. Leave all the organization to us, you just sit and enjoy the ride.

  • Stop to stretch legs and use the bathrooms

    This stop is basically to use the bathroom and to stretch the legs a bit, and we also take this opportunity so people who pay with credit cards have the chance to pay, since all bank terminals are there. Don't worry, before you know it you will be on your way to Chichen Itza.

  • Wonderful Cenote

    A spectacular natural formation, it's a deposit of fresh water from the subterranean streams in the Yucatan Peninsula. It's very refreshing to swim in this natural wonder of the zone after the intense heat in Chichen Itza. We include access to the cenote, but if you can't swim just remember that we recommend renting a life vest, just to be safe.

  • Delicious buffet lunch

    Included in the price is a buffet lunch with all the gastronomic delicacies of Yucatan. It's a varied buffet with options like chicken, rice, beans, seasonal fruits, etc. Just remember that drinks are not included in the price of the excursion and they must be paid in cash.

  • Arrival to Chichen Itza

    Arrival to Chichen Itza. We spend two hours inside the archaeological site, but trust me, it's more than enough time to take all the photos you want and to thoroughly explore the site. Includes access to the site and guide.

  • Visit to the Magic town of Valladolid

    A lovely park and a picturesque church are the perfect setting for this last stop. Many descendants of the Mayans have settled in this place and sell their handcrafts at low prices. Don't forget to try the marquesitas or the delicious esquites.

  • Return to Riviera Maya

    We will take you non-stop to the place we picked you up at. You can take this time to savor the moment and remember all the great memories you made this day.

  • Arrival to Riviera Maya

    The arrival time at your hotel is between 07:30 and 08:00 pm in the area of Riviera Maya


There are some issues to take into account before booking this excursion

Factores like times, distances, heat, and long walks should be taken into account. Overall, any person who is in good health can take this excursion. Read the following information.

  • Not having circulatory problems, since the ride from Riviera Maya to Chichen takes from 2-3 hours
  • Please be on time. When one of our clients is late we have to wait for them and this results in delays for the rest of the clients.
  • The soil in Chichen is uneven, and there are tree roots and gravel, so it is not recommended for people in wheelchairs.
  • Visitors must know how to swim in order to enter the cenote (otherwise it is recommended to wear a life jacket)
  • It is not recommended for young children
  • Being physically and emotionally well
  • People under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult / guardian
  • Being able to walk, even if it is for short distances
  • It is strictly prohibited to climb the ruins at Chichen Itza (due to conservation purposes)
  • Drones or tripods are not allowed at the archaeological zone. For more information, write us an email.


if for some reason you can't join the adventure, don't worry, we only ask you to let us know.

Health issues, fatigue, etc. are circumstances we can't control, and we understand that unforeseen circumstances can force you to miss this excursion. However, we only ask you to let us know as soon as possible so we don't lose money

We don't have a penalty for cancellation. We only have certain conditions for private groups, and this is because they made a reservation and a van was already waiting for the group.

  • No penalty up to 24 hours before
  • 50% surcharge if you cancel 12 hours in advance
  • No show surcharge of 100%


Leave a review
15 Reviews
Can't make up your mind? would you like to see what people who already went on the tour think, we have TripAdvisor section, send a message requesting information
- March -


"Gonzalo was amazing! The Mayan history about Chichén Itza was incredible! Such an amazing tour and guide!"

- March -


"Chichen Itza tour was amazing! The Mayan ruins are a sight to see and this tour was wonderful. They thought of everything! Luxury bus, great food, and wonderful tour guides. The tour guides really helped make this tour. Without them the tour would not be the same. The guys that helped make this trip wonderful were David, Robert and Manuel. David taught us so much about the Mayan culture, I really appreciate his hard work and the fun and patient he did it. Robert also was so very kind and helpful. Manuel is an amazing driver and drove that bus with expertise. This is a great tour. I highly recommend it!"

- January -


"Juan was the leader and he was entertaining, knowledgeable and cheerful for an 8 hour tour to chichen itza. The tour was highly organized but flexible when it was needed. There was always time to shop, eat and find a moment alone if needed. I learned a lot about the Mayan culture as a result of this tour."

- November -


"We visited the historic Chichen Itza to include Cenotes and a Mayan town plaza. This was an all day trip with a 2 hour drive from Riviera Maya. The best part of the trip was the history lesson, visiting the ruins and learning Mayan language. The buses are very comfortable. You will need a hat, sunscreen, umbrella, comfortable shoes, loose clothing, swimsuit, a camera with selfie stick, and a backpack. Great service AND experience!"

- February -


"This tour was amazing!! Very informative and worth every penny. The guides were very knowledgeable about the Mayan culture. They had someone offering drinks throughout the tour which was a nice touch. They also provided information on the Mayans today."

- January -


"The experience, as a whole, was enriching. We were well taken care of. The guides really knew what they were doing, though, in my opinion, they talked a bit too much. Other than that, the day was interesting. They could have given us a bit longer in Chichén-Itzá, to explore, and skipped Valladolid altogether, since we only had half an hour there. It is important to say that none or the negative aspects mentioned above are enough to make the experience less than a five-star one."

- December -


"A wonderful tour with a magnificent guide. Victor, who used to be a teacher, has so much enthusiasm and humor. He loves his, the Mayan culture, and manages to draw you into being curious about it. The man must have been talking for about 4 hours all together but somehow you could not stop listening to him. He made us understand the mindset of today's Mayans and also the mindset of the ancient Mayans. Of course he told us the latest results of the historian's research but especially in Chichen Itza he enabled us to understand the purpose of the architecture because he made us think like their ruler. It was a long day, from 7am to 9pm, but we felt that it had enriched us."

- November -


"The tour was well worth it and the tour guide was so knowledgeable and answered all of our questions and more! These people were extremely polite, professional & funny! I would highly recommend this tour!! The bus was comfortable and air conditioned and you could leave your things on the bus when you got off because it was locked once everyone was off!"