Are Chichen Itza ruins open?

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ARE CHICHEN ITZA RUINS OPEN?

LAST UPDATE: NOV 5TH 2021

Visiting CHICHEN ITZA ruins is one of the top things to do during your stay in Riviera Maya.

In Sept 2020 the ruins of Chichen Itza re-opened following the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTCC) recommendations, under the Safe Travels protocols.

CHICHEN ITZA RUINS OPEN SINCE SEPTEMBER 2020

Mexico set up a color scheme system from Red, to Orange to Yellow and Green, based on the virus circulation, number of active cases, and hospitals capacity. Depending on the flag, the opening times and number of people per day is limited.

Current rules to visit CHICHEN ITZA ruins:

  • Opening hours: 8am to 5pm (last access at 4pm)
  • Face mask mandatory during the full visit
  • Temperature check at the entrance with hand gel
  • Physical distance to respect for the line entrance and while visiting the site.
  • Individual groups of max 10 people or guided tours with 9 people maximum per guide
  • 3,000 visitors maximum per day
  • Chichen Itza evening show "Noches de Kukulkan" is not running till further notice.

OTHER MAYAN RUINS SITES:

  • Tulum: 8am-5pm
  • Coba: 8am-5pm (it's not allowed to climb the pyramid anymore)
  • Ek Balam: 8am-5pm

PRIVATE TOURS TO CHICHEN ITZA

Coming to Riviera Maya in the next weeks or months? For sure you can already book your private tour as Chichen Itza ruins open very soon!

Taking a private tour has many advantages such as avoiding crowds, not sharing the transportation with other travelers, and getting the full private guided visit at your own pace!

Here below our private tours that include the visit of Chichen Itza and its famous Kukulkan pyramid.

Don't hesitate to contact us for any questions, we will be happy to help you out planning your next trip to Riviera Maya! We are Safe Travels Certified and you can consult our sanitary measures here!

Are Tulum ruins open?

are tulum ruins open

ARE TULUM RUINS OPEN?

LAST UPDATE: NOV 5TH 2021

Visiting Tulum ruins is one of the top things to do during your stay in Riviera Maya.

In Sept 2020 the mayan ruins of Tulum re-opened following the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTCC) recommendations, under the Safe Travels protocols.

TULUM RUINS OPEN ED AGAIN ON SEPT 2020

Mexico set up a color scheme system from Red, to Orange to Yellow and Green, based on the virus circulation, number of active cases, and hospitals capacity. Depending on the flag, the opening times and number of people per day is limited.

Current rules to visit Tulum ruins:

  • Opening hours: 8am to 4:30pm (last access at 3pm)
  • Face mask mandatory during the full visit
  • Temperature check at the entrance with hand gel
  • Physical distance to respect for the line entrance and while visiting the site.
  • Individual groups of max 10 people or guided tours with 9 people maximum per guide
  • 2,000 visitors maximum per day

OTHER MAYAN SITES:

  • Chichen Itza:  8am-5pm
  • Coba *: 8am-5pm.
  • EK Balam:  8am-5pm.

*It's not allowed anymore to climb the pyramid.

PRIVATE TOURS TO TULUM

Coming to Riviera Maya in the next weeks or months? For sure you can already book your private tour as Tulum ruins open very soon!

Taking a private tour has many advantages such as avoiding crowds, not sharing the transportation with other travelers, and getting the full private guided visit at your own pace!

Here below our private tours that include the visit of Tulum Mayan ruins. Don't hesitate to contact us for any questions, we will be happy to help you out planning your next trip to Riviera Maya! We are Safe Travels Certified and you can consult our sanitary measures here!

Coronavirus in Riviera Maya Mexico

What is the situation of Coronavirus in Riviera Maya?

Last update: Jan 17th, 2022

Mexico Borders are open!

Mexico's borders have never been closed since the start of the pandemic. Covid-19 tests are not required, vaccination certificate is not required either on arrival on the territory; but there are thermal cameras at the airport, temperature check protocol and self-declaration to be completed online before arrival. Make sure you verify the latest conditions to travel back to your home country!

YELLOW FLAG FOR RIVIERA MAYA

The State of Quintana Roo (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Riviera Maya), is currenlty in yellow flag:

  • 60% of maximum capacity authorized in hotels, restaurants, bars serving food, parks, beach clubs
  • 50% of maximum capacity authorized in public transportation.

How is the vaccination roll out going in Quintana Roo? Jan 17th 2022: 72% of the population received 1st dose. 58% received the 2 doses.

You can consult the Coronavirus in Riviera Maya figures on the Health Secretary website.

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SAFE TRAVELS DESTINATION

Since December 18th, 2020, local authorities have institute the OBLIGATORY USE OF FACE MASKS in the State of Quintana Roo.

The Riviera Maya is #safetravels certified.

All businesses have set up sanitary protocols for staff and guests including:

  • Temperature check,
  • Washing hand procedures,
  • Face masks mandatory, even outside when physical distance is not possible,
  • Physical distance everywhere it is possible (waiting lines, restaurants...)
  • Cleaning and sanitization protocol of all equipments and facilities.
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Which activities are possible to do?

All touristic sites are opened with sanitary protocoles

What is the Safe Travels certificate?

You are going to start to see many places around the world using the Safe Travels stamp, but what does it really mean and provides you? When you select your travel or tour agency, how to make sure the Safe Travels certificate is true?

Who established the Safe Travels Certificate?

The Safe Travels certificate has been established by WTTC, the World Travel & Tourism Council.
They aim at representing the global private sector of Travel & Tourism to ensure the sector is “seamless, secure, safe and sustainable”. In the case of the Safe Travels program, the protocols is setting up commom standards taking into account current WHO and CDC guidelines.

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How to get the Safe Travels Certificate?

In the case of Mexico, the state of Quintana Roo has committed to set up a protocol and certification process for all companies that would like to participate and align with the WTTC protocols.

As of today more than 6,000 companies in Quintana Roo have applied to participate to the program. Not all of them have been certified (yet).

  • To get the certificate, you need to be an official registered company, and have all your legal documentation, declarations and taxes in order.
  • You need also to set up a sanitary protocole for your company, training for your staff and the proofs of implementation of your protocole (with reports and pictures).

Once a company gets certified:

  • They are delivered with a certificate CCPPSIT, where figures the name of the company, its registration number and a QR code that links to the SEDETUR, secretary of tourism so that people can check that the certificate is true.
  • They are allowed to use the Safe Travels logo on their website, marketing and social media campaigns.

How to verify the certificate?

Before booking any services, we recommend you check if the company has the CCPSIT certificate and verify it with the QR code.
Many could be tempt to use the logo without going through the whole process, and makes the market with unfair competition.
This process and certification is a commitment from the legal companies operating in Riviera Maya to offer the best and safest experience possible to the travelers in our beautiful destination.

Absolute Adventure is Safe Travels Certified

On 6,000 + companies that submitted their files to get the certificate, we are proud to be the 30th company to obtain the certificate!

You can consult our protocoles on our dedicated page.

Choosing a private tour is even more important today than before. Not only it will offer you a unique exclusive experience but also a safest one!

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Covid-19 and tours in Playa del Carmen, Cancun & Tulum

Information and Precautions by Absolute Adventure Mexico.

Last update: Jan 17th, 2022

At Absolute Adventure Mexico, the health and safety of our guests and our team is always our top priority. For this reason we are carefully monitoring the advice issued by the Health Secretary of Quintana Roo, the WHO and CDC. We strictly follow their regulations and recommendations.

Read our article about the Coronavirus situation in Quintana Roo here.

On June 11th 2020, Absolute Adventure Mexico received the CPPSIT - SAFE TRAVELS certificate (the Tourist Health Safety Certification) delivered by SEDETUR (tourism secretary), SESA (health secretary) and the Government of Quintana Roo.

The certificate confirms we have successfully implemented and set up all sanitary measures to prevent and further reduce the risk of contamination.

On 6,000 companies that submitted their files to get the certificate, we were proud to be the 30th company to obtain the certificate on June 11th 2020!

Safety Measures for Covid-19 and tours in Playa del Carmen, Cancun and Tulum

We want to outline the safety precautions Absolute Adventure is taking regarding the Coronavirus on our private tours. 

These measures may be updated and changed at any time to comply with the government health recommendations and rules of the places we will visit. Booking a tour with us implies you agree to take part in these measures.

Sanitized vans

Vehicles are fully cleaned before and after each tour.

This includes wiping down all surfaces and spraying them with an antibacterial product. We then close the van overnight for full disinfection to take place.

Each van is used only once per day for one private tour service.

Temperature check

For your safety, when your guide welcomes you, there will be no hugs or handshakes 😉 We will take your temperature with a non-contact infrared thermometer.

If your temperature exceeds 100.4°F (38°C) you will not be able to proceed with the tour. We will provide you with the procedure to follow to obtain medical support. Our drivers and guides will also daily take their temperature before starting to work.

Staff & Guests Hygiene

Antibacterial hand gel will be available to use when getting into and out of the vehicle. We will ask everyone to use the facilities at each place we visit and wash their hands thoroughly before and after each activity.

In order to reduce any risk of spreading coronavirus, Absolute Adventure will include mandatory use of masks for all staff and guests. If you do not have your own mask, we will provide a single use mask (adults and kids masks available).

Restaurants

We will only be visiting restaurants that are following the health recommendations.

The restaurants we include in our private tours offer open air tables and respect the social distancing guidelines between tables. Menus will not be handed out; instead your guide will inform you of the menu choice for you to place your order.

Snorkeling Equipment

We follow the DAN protocol (Divers Alert Network) for cleaning all diving and snorkeling equipment.

Everything will be cleaned with sodium hypochlorite after each use to eliminate the virus. Of course, you can bring your own equipment if you prefer.

Early pick up

To further reduce the risk of coming into contact with the coronavirus, our tours will all start in the early morning. We will bypass the crowds by being the first on-site, avoiding the heat and the lines that build up later in the day.

It will also give you the best possible experience and you’ll get great photos of the attraction!

Good to Know:

We offer 10% discount off all bookings made more than 2 months in advance! (Except for Whale Sharks tour, and tours taking place between Dec 18th 2022 & Jan 12th 2023. Discount applied manually when paying balance).

Do not hesitate to book with confidence, our cancellation conditions are guaranteed: Free cancellation and refund of your deposit up to 4 days before the excursion (for whatever reason).

Safest and best tours are private!

When it comes to safety, we recommend private tours as the best way to enjoy the attractions:

  • Private tours are just for you and your driver and guide. You will not share the tour with other people
  • Explore at your own pace and enjoy the full attention of your private tour guide
  • Avoid contact with other tourists as much as possible (compared to a shared bus tour)

Managed by State of Quintana Roo, SEDETUR (secretary of tourism), Guest Assist provides assistance and guidance to national and foreign tourists who visit the state of Quintana Roo, particularly those in situations where their wellbeing or belongings are affected.