Chichen Itza Express

(19 customer reviews)

PRIVATE TOUR: Don’t miss this exclusive private tour with a guided visit of Chichen Itza, and free time for shopping souvenirs/handcrafts.

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel with private air-conditioned transportation
  • Toll road when pick up from Playa del Carmen and Cancun
  • Experienced certified private guide
  • Chichen Itza entrance fees
  • Cool drinks in the van (water, soda)

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    Recommended pick up time from your hotel to avoid heat & crowds:

    Recommended pick up time from your hotel to avoid heat & crowds:

    Recommended pick up time from your hotel to avoid heat & crowds:

    Recommended pick up time from your hotel to avoid heat & crowds:

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Chichen Itza Express Private Tour

How many Wonders of the World have you visited? Visiting Chichen Itza makes one more on your list! Chichen Itza is the most famous Mayan site in the world. You will not want to miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in authentic Mayan culture. This Chichen Itza express tour is perfect for those that want the informative feel for a guided tour, but the flexibility to move that their own pace.

Throughout this self-paced guided tour, you will have the opportunity to visit all parts of the site, with stops at the Kukulkan pyramid, the ball game, the temple of the warriors and several still-existing platforms from Mayan history. We will also walk till the Cenote Sagrado, the Observatory Area and oldest part of Chichen Itza ruins. At the end of the visit, some free time will be offered to you to shop for souvenirs.

Your Chichen Itza Express tour will start at your hotel where one of our guides will pick you up in private transportation. We recommend to start early in an effort to beat the crowds that generally surround these areas.

If you are looking to do more activities in one day, you can consult the following private tours:

General info

  • Private Tour: Only you, the guide and the driver, nobody else!
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Physicality: Easy
  • Age: All ages
  • Mobility: We can adapt this tour for people with disability.

Price includes

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel with private air-conditioned transportation (Booster car seat and baby car seat available on request)
  • Toll road when pick up from Playa del Carmen and Cancun
  • Experienced certified private guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Cool drinks in the van (water, soda)

Price excludes

  • Ruins: In case you bring a go pro camera, a video camera or a phone with a selfie stick, there is a 50 pesos (less than 3USD) per device charged at the entrance of each archeological site, to be paid in pesos (INAH tax) – Drones and Tripods for video/cameras are forbidden.
  • Tips

Itinerary

Our tours are scheduled at the best hours to avoid high traffic and heat on the sites.
Discover the 3 benefits of early departure to visit Chichen Itza
06:00am: Private transportation from your hotel to Chichen Itza (approx 3hours driving, we have one hour difference time between Cancun/Playa del Carmen/Tulum and Chichen Itza)
08:00am – 11:30am: Visit of Chichen Itza + free time
11:30am – 02:30pm: Transportation to your hotel

Pick up time is recommended time to avoid the crowds. We can leave later if you want to.

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes for the ruins (We recommend tennis shoes)
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Cash (for tour payment, tips, souvenirs…)
  • Camera
  • Ruins: In case you bring a go pro camera, a video camera or a phone with a selfie stick, there is a 50 pesos (less than 3USD) per device charged at the entrance of each archeological site, to be paid in pesos (INAH tax) – Drones and Tripods for video/cameras are forbidden.

 
You can bring personal belongings you require during the tour (phone, camera, extra set of clothes…). While you are visiting you can leave the things you don’t need in the van. Our driver will always be in the van, so keeping your things safe!

19 reviews for Chichen Itza Express

  1. Nomad666097

    The best tour!
    A great experience from start to finish, pick up was prompt and transportation comfortable, stopping for comfort breaks and refreshments. The guide from Chris was very comprehensive, informative and interesting. I would recommend this to anyone. Thanks for a great trip.

  2. Susanna

    A Wonderful Private Tour!
    We had a marvelous private tour of Chichen Itza with Chris as our guide and Omar as our driver. It was wonderful! They picked us up at 6 AM at our hotel in Playa del Carmen for the 2+ hour drive to Chichen Itza, which was perfect, because we arrived before the site opened and were the first people to enter the site. We were able to take photos before others arrived, so our pics are pristine! There were no crowds at all while we were there touring, although when we left, the big tour buses were arriving, so the timing was perfect! Chris was a wonderful guide, Omar a great driver, and the communication as we were booking the tour was fast and efficient! We love that they were able to do a customized private tour — that’s the way to go! We would absolutely tour with them again!

  3. 996JS

    Had a great time. Had a great time with our guide, Chris. He was knowledgeable, accommodating and fun to talk to.
    Omar was a great driver. Very respectful and nice. Thank you, guys!

  4. Jessica B.

    Easy to book- great staff!
    Omar was a great driver. We would have liked to take our tour guide Chris home with us. So knowledgeable and fun.

  5. Pam C

    We had a wonderful time on the Express Chichén Itzá tour. We had a private van for our group of 4. We got up super early, but it was totally worth it to beat the crowds and the heat.
    Our tour guide Joshua was fantastic. So knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. We loved learning all this history.
    Our driver Enrique did a great job. And he found us some amazing pork sandwiches for a snack on our ride home.
    I would 100% recommend this tour company!

  6. Emily

    Amazing to see in person!
    My husband and I took the express Chichen Itza private tour. Joshua was our tour guide and it was so worth the time and money. We got there before it opened, and we got wonderful pictures before the crowds arrived. It’s a long drive, but once in a lifetime experience.

  7. Brad

    Claire was an amazing guide, her knowledge and passion for history made our trip unforgettable. Highly recommended.

  8. Julie

    Chris made our experience in Chichen Itza exceptional. His insights and organization were top-notch. Thank you!

  9. Joanna

    We absolutely loved our Chichen Itza Express Private Tour! Juan was VERY knowledgeable and made the tour engaging, even for those of us who had been there in the past. We were picked up at 6 am from our hotel in Playa del Carmen, and it was well worth it because we had the place to ourselves when we arrived. Our group of 10 got some very cool shots at multiple locations as a result!! Furthermore, I HIGHLY recommend this tour and this company. Claire answered all of our questions before we even booked the trip, and keep constant communication leading up to the tour date. The entire experience from customer service to day of tour was top notch. I’ll come back to them any time I’m in the area.

  10. SLMKS

    Great private tour of Chichen Itzá
    My husband, 16 year old daughter, and I went on a private tour of Chichen Itzá this week. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Mexico. Our guide, Joshua, was able to answer all our questions and made Mexican/Mayan history so interesting. You could tell he loved history and enjoyed sharing it with his clients. Even our teenager was 100% engaged in the experience. Our driver, Enrique, did an excellent job of making us feel safe on the road and kept our belongings safe while we walked around the sites. We didn’t think a big bus tour would have delivered nearly the same experience. Additionally, my husband walks with a walker, but Absolute Adventure was so accommodating and helpful that it was pretty easy for him to fully participate. I highly recommend!

  11. Gayla

    this was one of the most interesting tour that I have been on. Juan was informative and made the tour fun! I would highly recommend this tour and especially this tour guide!

  12. Sofie

    Chitzen Itza was beautiful in the morning sun.
    Chitzen Itza was definitely worth seeing. Our guide could speak perfect English and French and was a very good guide. We got answers to all our questions. He could tell very engaging stories and also told us a lot about current customs and habits in Mexico. This tour operator is definitely recommended.

  13. Alison

    Brought to life the history of the Mayan civilisation.
    We wanted a chance to enjoy the magic of Chichen Itza without the crowds and be able to learn about its history and the Mayan culture in a more personal way and be able to ask questions as we explored. Chris ensured this happened. He was very knowledgable and friendly and brought the history to life in his explanations. It was wonderful to be looked after so well. Carlos our driver gave us a comfortable ride and made us feel safe and secure. Many thanks.

  14. Christian

    Private Express Tour Chichen Itza from Playa Del Carmen.
    Easy early pick up at 5:30am at the hotel entrance. Alex and the driver were already waiting for us. We stopped for two bathroom breaks and some snacks on the way there. Alex told us all about the background and history of Chichen Itza during the drive. We arrived at the Chichen Itza entrance 15mins before opening. Alex had already entrance tickets so we were on of the very first visitors who could enter the sight. The atmosphere that Chichen Itza provides when no one else is there is incredible. Worth the early get up and a memory for life. It is not the same anymore when the huge crowds arrive at little after. Alex showed us the whole area and stop at every interesting point including the cenote. We took beautiful pictures and also enjoyed the time to look at the souvenirs that the local folks had to offer.

  15. Martha

    We went on the Chichen Itzá express tour. Everything went smooth from booking and confirmations to communication needed for pickup. The day of the tour we had our driver Omar and our tour guide Juan. Both were amazing and learned so much during our tour. Juan also takes some amazing pictures! I would highly recommend this tour and would book them again for other tours next time I come. They were so friendly and welcoming during the tour.

  16. Corinne

    We did the Chichen Itza Private tour and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Early pick up suited us well and we arrived as it was opening so missed the crowds and the heat which was great. Our tour guide Arturo was incredible and was very lovely and knowledgeable. The van was comfortable and with aircon and we enjoyed the snacks and beverages provided. Would definitely recommend to others.

  17. Ashley

    We had a wonderful time with Claire on our tour. Very informative. 100% recommend

  18. Kelly

    This was the perfect way to visit Chichen Itza. With a private van from our hotel and private guide. Juan was really friendly and knowledgeable. We were picked up on time early morning, we visited the full site before the crowds and had a little time to shop around. Thank you Juan!

  19. Ana

    Amazing tour with Juan! We just wanted to visit chichen itza without cenote or valladolid. Don’t be wrong, tour name is express but Juan guided us through the whole site and answered all our questions! We received the pictures of the ruins just after the tour, thank you for the great day and memories!

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