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Chichen Itza Express

  • The Observatory
  • Temple of warriors
  • The Columns Chichen Itza
  • An ancient Mayan city
  • a luxury Observatory view
  • Chichen Itza Pyramide
  • The Castle main pyramide

Designed for travelers who need to return earlier to their hotels or who do not wish to make a full day trip.

Chichen Itza is the largest and most impressive of the Mayan Ruins. It is a must-see on every tourists agenda when they come to Cancun. If youre only going to see one Mayan Ruins while youre here, this is the one.


7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Pick up at the hotel lobby according to the pick-up lists.

We serve a boxed Breakfast on board of our transportation that includes juice, fruit and sweet bread. Once we have picked up all the guests we have nonstop transportation to the archeological site.

10:45AM Arrival at Chichen Itza; guests remain 2 hours at the archeological site, of which 1 hour is guided tour and 1 hour is free time.

12:45 PM Departure from Chichen Itza towards the hotel zone to arrive approximately between 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM at the hotel lobby.

This tour is only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Overall rating: (52 Reviews)

Our team (Carlos/Luis/Alan) were fantastic and all passionate about the work they do. Our hotel pick up was in Riviera Maya, we were picked up at 7:15am and got back to our hotel around 5:30pm, so it made for a long day in the vehicle. We enjoyed the trip though.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Las Vegas, NV
Dec 7, 2018
Great tour
Score: Recommend: YES
from Miami, FL
Nov 23, 2018
Thanks to Jonathan our driver and Carlos our guide for an excellent tour. Met our expectations 100%! Correct and on time.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Lima,Peru
Oct 12, 2018
Tour was excellent. Carlos our guide was very good.
Score: Recommend: YES
Aug 27, 2018
Great all around experience!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Los Angeles
Jul 26, 2018
yes, it was a great tour! The tour guide was very informative. One comments. we think that the tour guides need to wear short & t-shirt, something more appropriate to the weather. ( it's extremely hot & humid)
Score: Recommend: YES
from Chicago
Jul 17, 2018
Fantastic trip. Tour guides were superb.Well done and many thanks
Score: Recommend: YES
from U K
Jul 16, 2018
Eventhough the tour guide spoke very quickly, which made it difficult for the children to keep up. He was friendly and very well informed.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Galle
Jun 5, 2018
Great experience. Very impressed by the guide's knowledge and lectures about the Mayan culture.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Washington DC
May 30, 2018
pleasant tour guide, good sense of humor and explanations about the Chichen Itza site.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Mishawaka IN, USA
May 16, 2018
Brilliant just the job no messing around,straight to what you want to see your guide Sammy excellent gave just the right amount of information.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Tamworth England
Apr 17, 2018
If you do not want to swim or see a village this tour is for you. You do not have to be up early and you are back to enjoy the afternoon sun in your resort.
Score: Recommend: YES
from England
Mar 7, 2018
This was a great tour with the kids, only two hours in the heat was perfect. We still even had enough time to get back to the resort and go to the beach. Perfect for kids. Mine are 4 and 6 and they did well with it.
Score: Recommend: YES
from New Jersey
Feb 23, 2018
The tour was great! Our guide, Israel, was awesome! We got all the history and sight seeing we needed in the 2 hours. The bus was comfortable and had a bathroom. We brought water and snacks for the ride back since lunch wasn't included, but there was a restaurant and snack bar at Chichen Itza. Definitely recommend this express tour!
Score: Recommend: YES
Feb 9, 2018
We had a great time. The pick up was punctual. I just wish we had an extra half hour st Chichen Itza. We seemed to rush at the last part. Also the tour guide should not have mentioned the percentage of tip that we are expected to give him and the driver. I
Score: Recommend: YES
from Vancouver, Çanada.
Jan 30, 2018
We were picked up right on time and tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Score: Recommend: YES
from NYC
Jan 22, 2018
Liked going to see Chichen Itza and then back to hotel.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Arkansas
Dec 28, 2017
Would definitely recommend this tour , Alan was a top guide very knowledgeable with out being boring , the site itself is breathtaking, worth booking the short tour left cancun at 8 back at hotel 4 pm
Score: Recommend: YES
from United Kingdom
Sep 22, 2017
Jesus was an excellent guide. I felt well prepared for my visit to the ruins.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Shelbyville KY
Aug 29, 2017
Chichen Itza was awesome! Met my expectations and more. Our tour guide was great! As a retired teacher, he has tons of knowledge and provided us with more information and facts.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Champaign, IL
Jul 5, 2017
First time taking this tour and enjoyed every minute! Hugo was amazing !
Score: Recommend: YES
from Houston,Tx
May 26, 2017
I will return in Summer of 2018!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Apr 1, 2017
The tour guides were very informative and funny!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Minnesota
Mar 15, 2017
Great tour Guide
Score: Recommend: YES
from Chicago, IL
Dec 5, 2016
Booked the tour from the UK, excellent guide who talked with great passion about the Mayan culture
Score: Recommend: YES
from England
Sep 24, 2016
Great tour and very knowledgeable guide. Fit easily into a busy day and we got back before 4pm!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Victoria Canada
Jul 6, 2016
The 2 1/2 car ride over is a bit tedious when you're crammed into seats that barely fit an average-sized person, but the breakfast provided makes the trip a little easier to bear. There is nowhere to buy food, only a snack vendor who sells chips at the restroom stop. Would have been nice to have something to eat on the ride home after wandering around for 2 hours in the blistering sun. But Chichen Itza itself is incredible and I'm glad I did the Express tour instead of the whole day, which gave us just enough time to shop at the pyramids and snap some good touristy photos.
Score: Recommend: YES
from NY, NY
Apr 25, 2016
Had a great time!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Maryland
Apr 25, 2016
Victor and Fernando were spectacular! Viktor's knowledge, humor and passion are those of a professor. Would highly recommend this tour.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Houston, TX
Mar 11, 2016
great guides, very well versed
Score: Recommend: YES
from East Coast US
Feb 3, 2016
Great tour, very professional. I have very mixed feelings about the detour to a large and over-priced gift shop prior to the visit. However, the tour guide was knowledgeable. Strongly would have liked an extra half hour of free time at the site. One hour on your own is really not enough time at all. Would be willing to pay a little extra to have additional time. As it was we barely got to take photos and grab something to eat before rushing back to the bus. All in all very pleased we took this tour.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Albuquerque, NM
Jan 27, 2016
Great tour
Score: Recommend: YES
from Omaha, NE
Jan 19, 2016
The bus was very nice, but still very uncomfortable for tall people. And, the shopping stop was totally unnecessary. And, there were way too many stops picking up tour participants - it would be easier to meet in a central location.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Denver, CO
Jan 19, 2016
Chichen was great but the tour guide talked too much he knew all the history but you want to see more than just stand and learn all the history. We had to split and explore on ourselves.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Colombia
Jan 15, 2016
This was an excellent tour. We were picked up on time at our hotel. We traveled in a new, modern coach. Our tour guide, Norma, did an excellent job. She is extremely knowledgeable about the Mayan people and their history as well as the history of the ruins. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The breakfast on the coach was more than adequate and there was an opportunity to purchase food and drinks at the site. There is also plenty of free time at the site to walk around, take photos, or just sit and relax.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Tucson, Arizona
Dec 1, 2015
Very informative!! Great staff 😄 -minus would be all the illegal vendors, would have been a more enjoyable experience of they were not there.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Oregon city, Oregon
Nov 30, 2015
Must do in Cancun! Wish it wasn't such a far ride on the bus but definitely worth it. Our guide was great, very informative and made the tour fun. Impressive Mayan site, would definitely recommend.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Las Vegas,NV
Aug 31, 2015
It was just what we wanted. We wanted to see the ruins but not spend all day doing so.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Chicago, IL
Jun 18, 2015
Well run tour. Bus very clean and tour guide very knowledgeable.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Fredericksburg, VA
Jun 8, 2015
Nice tour Nice place Nice team
Score: Recommend: YES
from French Polynesia
May 16, 2015
tour guide was extremely knowledgable and the experience was great!
Score: Recommend: YES
from New York
Jan 23, 2015
Tour guides and driver were excellent! They were friendly, informative, and very kind. Chichen Itza was amazing.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Elizabethtown, KY
Nov 11, 2014
Tour guides were excellent. I would recommend the tour
Score: Recommend: YES
from Lafayette, IN
Nov 11, 2014
We loved the tour to Chichen Itza! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. And, of course, the ruins themselves were amazing!
Score: Recommend: YES
Oct 18, 2014
Alberto was our tour guide and he was wonderful. Very knowledgable and made everything very interesting.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Sherman TX
Oct 6, 2014
Kind staff and good breakfast
Score: Recommend: YES
from Verona
Feb 7, 2014
Chichen Itza was amazing! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. We have been encouraging everyone we know to go to the Yucatan Peninsula to see the Maya Ruins.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Poulsbo, Washington
May 6, 2013
This trip went flawlessly. We had an extremely Huge/Comfortable bus, that arrived on time. We also had a very knowledgable tour guide that explained alot of facts on the ruins. We booked the shorter tour and it was great for the first visit.Its a long ride there and back so dont hesitate taking this bus. Way better than a cramped cab or older bus.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Grand Haven, MI
Jan 26, 2013
We took the express tour lasting about 9 hours, 7am-4pm. Light breakfast was served during the very comfortable transportation in a luxury coach. The tour guides and driver were very professional and knowledgeable. In all an excellent day trip with ample time to see Chichen Itza.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Forest, VA
Nov 26, 2012
Absolutley enjoyed the trip. Tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Los Angeles
Sep 6, 2012
I felt that only two hours on site made it a bit rushed. Another thirty minutes would have allowed a little longer for photographs and a tour of the market. Otherwise a very informative and spectacular trip.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Near London UK
Aug 13, 2012
Awesome!!!! A must see for anyone interested in archaeology and ancient culture.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Colorado USA
Feb 27, 2012
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Tour from Cancun Includes hotel pick-up
Adults: $79 $68.00 USD
Kids: $54 $43.00 USD

Tour from Riviera Maya Includes hotel pick-up
Adults: $79 $68.00 USD
Kids: $54 $43.00 USD

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Kids (5 - 11):
- Kids from all ages are welcome
- Kids free under 5 years old
- Kids from 5 to 11 years old pay

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