1 - 2 Hours
Welcome to the Chichen Itza Tour
Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the Seven Wonders of The World and is famous the world over. Its iconic pyramid-shaped temple is the poster-child for the Mayan civilization, explaining why the Chichen Itza tour is on most travelers’ bucket lists.
The only way to do the Chichen Itza tour is to go there by yourself, either in a car or staying in a nearby town.
Preview the Tour
Your Chichen Itza tour begins at the entrance to the archaeological site. As you enter and get your first look at this awesome place, the first thing you’ll see is an ancient wall that once surrounded this place. The next thing you’ll notice is pretty hard to miss–the iconic Temple of Kukulcán, Chichen Itza’s most famous structure. But you won’t just be admiring it; you’ll also learn about its unique construction and how it was built to honor the equinox.
Continuing along, you’ll come to another of the city’s most impressive sights: the Great Ball Court. Mayans once played an intense, elaborate game somewhere between soccer and basketball, but with a 20-pound ball! Here, you’ll learn about the game and the peculiar way the court was built.
Next, you’ll pass the ominously-titled Wall of Skulls, where the heads of sacrificial victims ended up! Then you’ll arrive at the Platform of the Eagle and Jaguar Warriors. Here, you’ll find numerous intricate carvings and sculptures depicting the exploits of these highly trained, lethally effective warriors.
After this is the Platform of Venus, which once held offerings to the stars, you’ll learn about the Mayans’ complex belief system as well as how they used this platform.
Soon, you’ll arrive at The White Road, a white stone road that is one of the largest and most intact of its kind in existence anywhere. This takes you to the Sacred Cenote, where ancient Mayans sacrificed people to appease their rain god.
Up next is the awe-inspiring Temple of Warriors, a multi-tiered temple with a dark secret hidden inside.
Your route takes you next to the Hall of a Thousand Columns, where people once shared meals, and the Ossuary, home to the grave of a High Priest.
Then it’s on to the Observatory. Here, you’ll learn about how the Mayans viewed the heavens and what they believed the stars told them about their future.
Finally, you’ll arrive at the imposing but oddly named Nunnery and the Church. These two ancient structures are some of the most frequently photographed spots in the entire city, so you’ll want to have your camera ready! The Chichen Itza tour concludes here.
How to travel?
Chichen Itza tours from Cancun are the best way to explore this historic site.
Your Chichen Itza Tour is now available in Spanish as well! Buy it today!
Changing travel date? No worries! Your tour is available anytime from the moment you book.
What You'll See
El Castillo : The Pyramid of Kukulkan
Tzompantli : The Wall of Skulls
Sacred Cenote : The Sacrificial Waters
Temple of the Warriors
The Ossuary : The High Priest’s Grave
El Caracol : The Observatory
The Nunnery : Las Monjas
Preview the Tour
Stop 1 : Welcome
Stop 6 : El Castillo : The Pyramid of Kukulkan
What do we do?
Well, simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone.