3 Benefits for arriving early...
Chicken Itza is one of the most visited Mayan sites in Mexico with over 2.1 million visitors every year. Listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chichen Itza early morning tour with your own tour guide is the sensible way to see this amazing archaeological Mayan site.
Here’s why we always recommend an early start:
Beat the rush with Chichen Itza Sunrise Tours!
Imagine arriving at Chichen Itza at the same time as 2,000 other tourists (5,700 is the average number of visitors this attraction gets every day!) Most of the 100+ tour buses and thousands of cars arrive between 9am and noon. Instead, we make sure you arrive at Chichen Itza at 8am when the site opens – well ahead of the crowds.
At the busiest times, visitors can be overwhelmed by crowds of noisy tourists and vendors spoiling this breathtaking and unforgettable cultural experience when visited at quieter times.
Although it’s an early start from your Playa del Carmen hotel, you can sleep on the journey or talk with your guide and let the driver navigate the quiet roads. On arrival, you’ll be fresh as a daisy, ready to see El Castillo, the El Caracol Observatory, the Great Ball Court and other highlights before the crowds arrive.
Get the best experience
Chichen Itza early morning tours ensure you are among the first to arrive when there’s no queue for admission, and no lines for the toilets (which are clean and fresh).
Arriving early at Chicken Itza means that you can concentrate on listening to the explanation from your guide and hear more about the site without the noisy crowds. Also, the vendors will be busy unpacking their souvenir stalls so you won’t be hassled – another plus!
Best photo ops
Professional photographers will tell you that the best lighting for atmospheric photos is early in the morning. Have your camera ready as we arrive and get some beautiful photographs when no-one else is around.
A cool experience
It can be very warm and sticky as the day wears on. Visiting Chichen Itza in the cool morning air makes it pleasant to walk around before the heat becomes oppressive.
Also, you can explore the site much faster without the crowds. Once everyone has done their sightseeing, we’ll head on to the next activity or back to your hotel. Visiting early gives you more time to do another activity during the tour (like visiting Valladolid, or swimming in Cenote) or return early to the hotel to relax in the pool and enjoy the afternoon.
Small group tour vs Private tour:
And even better, take a private guided tour, you can do the full visit to Chichen Itza at your own pace. Another benefit of a private early morning tour is that you will save time by not stopping to pick up guests in other resorts…
If you’re planning a trip to Chichen Itza, make sure you leave early and get the most from your visit. You know it makes sense!