private tour to chichen-itza

Private Tour to Chichen Itza

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World checked off your bucket list!

A Private Tour to Chichen Itza gives you the opportunity of a lifetime you will never forget! When you get the chance to visit Chichen Itza, do not let it pass you by.

Chichen Itza has not only been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, but it is the most famous Mayan site in the world.
An unforgettable UNESCO World Heritage Site, millions of people from around the globe visit Chichen Itza and the Temple of Kukulcan every year.

Learn about the ancient Mayan culture so well preserved in the ruins, marvel at the impressive step pyramid El Castillo, see the Warriors’ Temple, visit the El Caracol (observatory), and much more. Even if you are not a history buff, the area’s geology and scientifically precise architecture are amazing to behold! Imagine the sports that were played in the Great Ball Court, then see what happens to the game losers at the Temple of the Skulls!

Explore the cenotes – underground caverns formed by rainwater eroding the limestone.

You may be concerned that since Chichen Itza is so popular, it will be overcrowded with tourists. You do not want to be one person on a bus full of people in a long line of buses coming to the ruins.

Skip the lines and beat the crowds with your own private tour!

Your professional tour guide will allow you to visit the entire site and will answer your questions while informing you about the history and significance of the ruins.   With a large group, you must move along at their pace, and sometimes it is hard to hear the tour guide or see what they are trying to point out.

With your private certified tour guide, you will get a personalized experience you cannot get anywhere else. If you visit Chichen Itza alone without a guide, you will miss the informative and fascinating stories about the ancient Mayans and their once-thriving city. 

With three private tour to Chichen Itza packages for you to choose from, you can tailor your tour to suit your schedule and interests.

Private tour of Chichen Itza Mayan ruins and visit of a Cenote

Chichen Itza, Valladolid city and swim in a cenote tour

Having your own personal tour guide all day, allowing you the flexibility of exploring Chichen Itza at your own pace, is beyond compare!

The Chichen Itza with Cenote Tour is the best way to ensure a unique and ideal experience. You will get an early pick up directly from your hotel to beat the traffic and the crowds, arriving just as the gates open. The best benefit is that you escape the heat, using the early morning time to explore all the sights of Chichen Itza without the crowds. Explore the ruins at your own pace, and your private tour guide will show you the highlights and the best places for taking pictures and allow time for shopping for souvenirs. Next, choose the Xkeken cenote or the Samula cenote for a fantastic swim experience. Cenotes are underground caverns filled with a natural pool of water. Your guide will show you the features of the cenote, and you can swim in the cool water. Following your swim, you'll go to the colonial city of Valladolid. Here, you can rest and replenish yourself with lunch at a local restaurant serving authentic gourmet Yucatan cuisine. Relax and eat, then take some time to walk around the city, taking in the sights and shopping. Your private guide will transport you back to your hotel after an unforgettable day!

Private tour of Chichen Itza Mayan ruins and Valladolid city

Chichen Itza and Valladolid city tour

The Chichen Itza Valladolid tour is a perfect option for those who want to explore the Mayan ruins and the city of Valladolid without a swimming stop. After visiting the entire archeological site of Chichen Itza with your private guide, take some time for shopping and when you are ready we head to Valladolid. Valladolid is a colonial city, the primary marketplace in the area, and home to the second-largest convent in the Yucatan, the Convent San Bernardino de Siena. While in Valladolid, you will enjoy exceptional gourmet Yucatan cuisine at a local restaurant. You do not want to miss this opportunity to taste the sensational flavors of the Yucatan. Use the rest of your time to roam the city, enjoy the sights, take memorable photos, and shop for souvenirs before we drive you back to your hotel.

Chichen Itza express private tour

"Express" Private Tour to Chichen Itza

Anyone wanting to have the flexibility of exploring Chichen Itza at their own pace but with a personal tour guide needs to go with the Chichen Itza Express Private Tour. Relax in the comfort of our air-conditioned van that will pick you up directly from your hotel. Upon arriving at Chichen Itza, you can visit all areas at your own pace. Your private tour guide will show you the highlights and also the best places for pictures. You may shop for souvenirs before enjoying cool water or soda while relaxing in the air-conditioned van ride back to your hotel. Focusing on Chichen Itza ruins and skipping other activities (like Valladolid, lunch stop or cenote) is the significant advantage of this private tour.

Chichen Itza Ruins FAQ

Consult our FAQ about Chichen Itza Mayan ruins! Here, you’ll find all the essential information you need to prepare for your next tour to Chichen Itza.

The Chichen Itza ruins are open from 8am to 5pm throughout the year. For more detailed information about the Chichen Itza archaeological site, please refer to our dedicated article.

A full visit to the site usually takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes of walking.

Yes, the site is accessible; however, it’s important to note that most of the site has grassy areas, and the paths are covered with gravel and small rocks.

No, it is not necessary to have a guide to visit the Chichen Itza ruins. You are free to explore the site on your own and simply walk around.

However, it’s important to note that there is limited information available about the Mayan history at the site. You will only find a few boards with the names of the structures. If you’re looking for a more in-depth understanding of the ruins and the Mayan civilization’s way of life, hiring a guide or joining a tour is recommended.

A guide can provide you with valuable insights and a more comprehensive experience, so definitively a private tour to Chichen Itza is the great option to consider.

Here is a list of recommended items to bring:

  • Phone/Camera: If you plan to bring a GoPro camera, video camera, or phone with a selfie stick, please note that there is a fee of 45 pesos (less than 3 USD) per device at the entrance of each archaeological site. This fee must be paid in pesos as an INAH tax.
  • Bottle of water
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Mosquito repellent and sunblock
  • Comfortable shoes such as tennis shoes or sandals

The following items are not allowed:

  • Drones and tripods for video/cameras
  • Food and drinks, except for water bottles


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