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May 22, 2019
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Details

  • 10 hours (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Be among the first to enter Chichen Itza as the park opens. You'll avoid the crowds and enter the site from an exclusive privileged entrance. Take a guided small-group tour of the archaeological site, visit the Mayan Planetarium and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Your tour includes a professional guide, transport and access to Viator's exclusive on-site hospitality suite.

Highlights
  • Skip the line
  • Small-group tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Vegetarian meal option available
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Bilingual professional guide
  • Mercedes Benz transportation
  • Light breakfast onboard our vehicle
  • Buffet lunch at the Mayaland Hotel, including beverages
  • Free access to Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows pool facilities, including towels
  • Water and soft drinks and beer on-board the Mercedes Benz vehicle
  • Entrance to the Mayan Planetarium
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • On site optional activities
  • Entrance fees to Chichén Itzá
  • Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Tour departs from most Cancun and Playa del Carmen hotels. Pick up between 4:45 am to 5:45 am (summer time) or 5:45 am to 6:45 am (winter time) depending of 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 Details

Returns to original departure point

Operates

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula

Open our privileged gate to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Be among the first to enter Chichén Itzá, the sacred city of the Maya. Enjoy your visit in almost complete privacy by being there before thousands of visitors arrive.
The Mayaland Hotel, the world’s first inside an archaeological site, will be your base, allowing you to enter the area of the temples as many times as you wish during the day, giving your party the opportunity to split to accommodate the interests of everyone. Some would want to spend more time at the temples, while other members would want to take part in other activities like a horseback ride, visiting our botanical gardens or simply enjoying our swimming pools, spa and other facilities at our beautiful Mayaland Resort.
Do not miss a visit to our unique Mayan Planetarium to witness the "Maya Skies" a 30-minute presentation that will greatly enhance your understanding of the Mayan Civilization. Entrance is included in the tour.
Gray Line/ Mayaland’s Chichén Itzá tour will allow you more time in the archaeological park. You will be visiting the temples during no less than two hours in your small group guided by a bilingual, certified professional Gray Line guide. After your tour, enjoy a delicious all you care to eat buffet which includes a variety of salads, pastas, beef, chicken, pork, fresh fish and exquisite Yucatecan and Mexican delights.

Duration: 10 hours

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Itinerary subject to change without notice
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended. Bring extra money for personal expenses and souvenirs
  • Entrance fee to Chichen Itza apply to children from 3 years old.
  • Pick up between 4:45 am to 5:45 am (summer time) or 5:45 am to 6:45 am (winter time) depending of your hotel. No service pick-up for hotels at downtown.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

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

Reviews

25 Reviews
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Todd S

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29, April, 2019

Booked this early access tour with Viator. Would highly recommend the early arrival. Julio was our driver and Mauricio our guide. Both were great.

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bcook

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06, September, 2018

It was an amazing day at Chichen Itza as Juan Carlos took great care of us from start to finish as the transportation, grounds, tour, food and drink were all top class!

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Iain D

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05, April, 2018

What a fantastic day from start to finish.. I booked this excursion as Im currently on crutches and didnt fancy a long busy coach drive with a potentially rushed tour around Chichen Itza!
We were picked up from our hotel by Carlos at 6.10am slightly early only to be told we were the only two on todays tour, fantastic.
The Mercedes mini van was perfect, clean and really comfortable for the long journey.. Carlos explain how the day was going to go as we set off with our breakfast bags..
Chichen Itza was amazing. Carlos was so knowledgable and passionate about Chichen Itza and Mexico hes a credit to his company. I couldnt recommend him enough.
The planetarium was really interesting too as was meeting a Shaman. The lunch in the hotel was lovely as well, there was time throughout the day to look around yourself and time to buy souvenirs etc.
This was a brilliant day with a fantastic guide.. thanks

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dianamcdermott9

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03, April, 2018

Comfortable transportation, small group though we were still held up by one straggler. I'm not sure what the special Viator welcome room is at the hotel. Planetarium was closed for refurbishment so we requested and received a refund for that portion of the trip. Getting to Chichen Itza early is a must because the site becomes swamped in no time whatsoever.

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carlylee61

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26, November, 2017

Stunning, enjoyable and amazing.....and wow the photo opportunities. Well worth doing early before everyone else. Excellent lunch as well.

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sl6983

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15, November, 2017

The tour itself was great but after I booked it thru Viator there was absolutely no way to contact Viator to ask any questions.....
They sent me information that was not clear as to whether I could use e vouchers or if I had to print the vouchers. Viator also sent me a phone number of the actual tour company that did not work. If you want to book this tour, contact Grayline directly and you will also save money. I tried everything I could to get a phone number for Viators customer service but was unable to get one.

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Chuck C

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21, September, 2017

This tour was a blast, kinda early departure for a vacation day but turned out to be worth it. The Mayan priest, lunch and departing before the heat got too bad made for a very enjoyable day.

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Patricia J

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04, August, 2017

We really enjoyed this tour. Of course we had to get up at o'dark thirty for our 4:50 am pickup but it was worth it as we arrived early before the crowds and the heat! Our guide was very informative and we enjoyed seeing all the sights and hearing about the history. We also got to see a planetarium show air conditioned! and had a private shaman ceremony. The buffet lunch was wonderful and the food was excellent. As were the ladies who danced for us with beer bottles and trays on their heads! There was a bit of free time to souvenir shop or take a dip in the pool. We were back at our hotel mid-afternoon with plenty of afternoon pool time left. The bagged meal we received during a bus break about halfway to Chitzen Itza was a very nice touch and saved us from having to scrounge up breakfast before we left.

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Tasha

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16, July, 2017

Great tour! I would recommend. Juan Carlos is the unofficial Mayor of Chichen Itza He has a lot of knowledge and you are in good hands with him. Getting there early allows you to escape the brutal heat of the day and experience the ruins with very few people around. Both were worth the 4:45am pick up time. We were back in Cancun around 3:45pm. The lunch is a buffet, but the tacos are not to be missed. You have about an hour of free time to go back to the ruins or visit the vendors. I stuck around the hotel to grab a swim to cool off and got the see the resident peacock.

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Debra M

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03, July, 2017

Getting there early in the day is the only way to go. No crowds and a smaller tour group. We had a nice bagged breakfast on our way to Chichen Itza then we met up with the rest of the tour group. Our guide was great at pointing out and explaining everything. Though his English was a bit hard to understand at times. My kids, aged 9, 17 and 19 all had a good time. Lunch was ok, but the staff was very helpful and pleasant.

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coachbb

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03, July, 2017

I highly recommend this excursion. We arrived at the Chichen Itza ruins before many of the vendors, other tourists, and extreme heat had arrived. Furthermore, the buffet lunch was delicious with authentic Yucantanean-style cuisine. Out tour guide did an excellent job explaining the ruins and showed a real passion for teaching Mayan history.

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coachbb

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03, July, 2017

I highly recommend this excursion. We arrived at the Chichen Itza ruins before many of the vendors, other tourists, and extreme heat had arrived. Furthermore, the buffet lunch was delicious with authentic Yucantanean-style cuisine. Out tour guide did an excellent job explaining the ruins and showed a real passion for teaching Mayan history.

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Carin S

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12, June, 2017

Leaving Cancun very early was the best thing - I was picked up at 5am by the guide Mauricio and driver think Alex was his name guide very knowledgeable and has good sense of humor. He managed to get us into Chichen Itza first! we had about 10 minutes of it all to ourselves with great photo ops. Accessing via Mayaland resort entrance was great and the lunch meal at Mayaland was super as well as the dance entertainment during the meal. Only comment: I thought we would have time to swim at the Mayaland resort in the afternoon and/or return back to Chichen Itza itself if we wanted - think it stated that on the tour description. Instead we left just after lunch...

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Al B

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09, May, 2017

Highly recommend this tour starts before the crowds, The lunch was amazing and the detailed information is well worth the cost.

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Robert R

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14, April, 2017

Great trip. Oscar and Mauricio were excellent. Food was superb. Time on site is somewhat short I thought, and it would have been nice to have been offered a bathroom break and a water/drink on the ride back to Cancun. Enjoyed it very much though.

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m3buzz

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13, April, 2017

Despite the early hour to begin our day, everything went well and we were at Chichen Itza and walking around the amazing architecture and ruins even before the vendors had set up! Guide Carlos and driver Luis were very friendly, and Carlos was a wealth of information on Chichen Itza! Great lunch too! A+!

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CM6500

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12, April, 2017

This tour was organized very well. We were picked up on time and given a sack breakfast. The transportation was very comfortable. Being able to enter the site early and from a different angle made a big difference. The film in the planetarium and the buffet lunch were also well done. Thanks for thinking of everything!

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sjmhon

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14, February, 2017

Wonderful experience! There were 3 people in our group, accompanied by our wonderful tour guide, Carlos Munoz and excellent driver, another Carlos. The tour started a bit early I was picked up at my Cancun resort at 5:30 AM and our other two members were picked up at about 6:30 AM from a hotel in Playa Del Carmen which was on the way to Chichen Itza. The van was clean, comfortable, and the driver was excellent. We were given a lovely sack breakfast, including a sandwich, granola bar, apple, and juice box. Water and other drinks were readily available in a cooler in the van as well. We stopped a couple of times on the way for scheduled restroom break, always at clean and well-equipped facilities. Carlos M. was a fantastic guide, teaching us about ancient as well as modern day Mayan communities and pointed out many important and informative facts about the areas we drove to and from Chichen Itza and answered all of our questions readily. We got to Chichen Itza early, not waiting in lines or being heavily solicited by the numerous vendors of trinkets and souvenirs who typically get there and set up a little later. Carlos M. offered us an amazing personalized tour, talking about each of the monuments. We enjoyed the planetarium experience, relating the history of the Mayan people as well as the shaman who shared some ancient healing rituals with us.The tour culminated in a delicious buffet lunch with a show including Mexican dancers at the Mayaland Resort. After a short shopping experience, we all headed back to our resorts, with Carlos M. sharing more information about Mexican history, Mayan culture, pointing out modern day Mayan communities. Getting back to our resorts before dinner time was definitely an advantage as well. This was an excellent tour, well worth the early start to the day. I would definitely recommend this tour!

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Shirley R

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08, January, 2017

Chichen Itza was fantastic. We had a expert guide, who was very knowledgeable. The only issue was that the guide went very fast and was hard to keep up with. Near the end, my wife fell down and the guide was nowhere in sight. He later found us after finishing the tour and taking the other tourists back to the starting point. There was also a presentation about Mayan culture in a planetarium and a very nice lunch.

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aletrece

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21, December, 2016

This was an incredible tour from beginning to end! The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and the highlight was getting into Chichen Itza through a private entrance and early in the morning before the crowds arrive. It really became a totally different experience getting to see Chichen Itza from a different perspective once you enter than any other tour. We learned a lot from our guide and had plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy. Also, we had a chance to freshen up at Viator's hospitality suite which was a nice break from the heat. Finally, the buffet lunch was really delicious and the Mayaland facilities were great! I'd totally recommend this tour. It's completely worth it.

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