Is the pyramid at Coba taller than Chichen Itza? The Coba Ruins feature an estimated 6,000 ancient structures including ball-courts, causeways, and of course, pyramids. Pyramids were a huge part of Mayan culture and were customarily built as the base of religious buildings such as temples. Pyramids were also built by other meso-american tribes such […]
While you can certainly enjoy a cursory look at Chichen Itza without a guide, a visit to a place with such a long and fascinating history like Chichen Itza just wouldn’t be the same without one. The park that Chichen Itza is located in is stunning; it is a look at the architectural genius of […]
Chichen Itza occupies roughly four square miles of space, and the ruined city features plenty to see. Most visitors will tour the temple-city for around three hours, but it’s possible to enjoy the historic site for much longer periods of time. You should be prepared to walk roughly the distance that the park occupies. In […]
The grounds of Chichen Itza are sprawling, about five square miles all around. And with so much to see, it’s hard to soak up all of the history in under an hour. Most people spend about three hours exploring this ancient city, as there is a lot to see! Along with the iconic Temple of […]
A self-guided walking tour of Chichen Itza lasts for 1–2 hours, depending on how long you spend at each stop and your pace. You will have plenty of time to soak up all of the histories at this fascinating landmark of Mexican history.
If possible, I'd recommend going to BOTH Chichen Itza and Tulum. They're both incredibly preserved relics of an ancient civilization, and each has its own unique stories to tell. When you purchase a Mayan Ruins bundle tour, you will receive both tours and even more for half the price.
Like any other trip, to get the most out of your tour of Chichen Itza, you should come prepared. First and foremost, always pack food and plenty of water. Chichen Itza can be swelteringly hot in the summer months, so combat dehydration with a few bottles of water.