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Exclusive Early Access to Chichen Itza & Early Access to Tulum Ruins

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Combine two top tours at one discounted price over two days with a Cancun Super Saver. This Viator Exclusive provides early access to Chichen Itza and Tulum, two of Mexico’s most popular Maya landmarks, before most of the crowds arrive. An archaeologist guide will lead you around each site in the morning, providing fascinating facts about ancient civilizations as you check out ruins like Chichen Itza’s El Castillo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and admire Tulum’s stunning setting on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Lunch is included on both tours.
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    What to Expect
    Day 1 or Day 2 — Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Chichen Itza with a Private Archaeologist

    In the very early hours of the day, your tour begins with hotel pickup in Cancun for the drive to Chichen Itza, where you’ll arrive before most visitors, allowing you to enjoy a peaceful and in-depth experience with your archaeologist guide.

    Listen to historical details about the well-preserved ruins of Chichen Itza, a pre-Columbian city that played an important part in Maya civilization from approximately 600 to 1200 AD. Still believed to be sacred by the modern-day Maya community, the site was a pilgrimage and worship destination until the arrival of Spanish conquerors. Hear about the discovery of the site by archaeologists and its UNESCO status, and learn about the mythology and philosophy of some of the ancient ruins. You’ll see sites like the Temple of the Warriors, Temple of the Jaguars, the Observatory and the Temple of Kukulkan, aka El Castillo.

    A box lunch is provided on the return drive to Cancun, where your tour ends.

    Day 1 or Day 2 — Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Tulum Ruins with an Archaeologist

    Your tour starts with pickup in the early morning for the ride to Tulum, stopping for snacks (own expense) on the way. Upon arrival, follow your certified archaeologist guide on your comprehensive exploration of the clifftop Maya city overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

    Learn about the history of Tulum, meaning ‘wall’ in Mayan, from the people who once lived here to the unearthing and research of the ruins. An important Maya city in the 1200s and 1300s due to its strategic position on the water, Tulum today is popular for its white-sand beaches. As you walk with your guide, see the multicolored murals that cover Tulum’s white walls.

    Enjoy a box lunch on the drive back to Cancun, where your tour ends.

    Viator Exclusives combine unique experiences and great deals — from traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences — and are not available from other 3rd-party online sellers.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: InterContinental Presidente Cancun Resort, Blvd. Kukulcan Km 7.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
    2: HM Playa del carmen, Avenida Constituyentes 180, entre Avenida 15 Norte y, 20 Avenida Nte., Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
    3: Smart Cancun by Oasis, Av Tulum 4, capilla ecumenica, 4, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your pick up time and place will be provided 24 before your tour by e-mail.
    Departure Time
    5:00 AM
    Duration
    2 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Round transportation on both days
    • Box Lunch for Chichen Itza (includes a sandwich, a boxed juice, an apple)
    • Bilingual Guide both days
    • Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
    • Entry/Admission - Tulum Archaeological Site
    Exclusions
    • Drinks
    • Photos
    • Optional gratuities
    • All visitors to Chichen Itza will to pay a local tax of $406 mxn. Only credit card payment.
    • Food or drinks in Tulum
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and shoes
    • All visitors to Chichen Itza need to pay a local tax of $406 mxn or 23 USD. Only credit card payment the day of the tour or before by paypal.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My husband and I visited Chichen Itza with the early access option. We were able to get there early before all the crowds and before it got too hot. Our tour guide Frank was very knowledgeable and amazing at his job. The packed lunch we received was yummy too. Ham sandwich with
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    Response from Amigotours, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Exclusive Early Access to Chichen Itza & Early Access to Tulum Ruins
    Responded 18 Jun 2019
    Hello. Thank you very much for your comments; we are sorry you didn't have the best experience with us. We offer an apology. We would like to follow up on your case. Regards Amigo Group
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    We only booked for the chichen itza tour, you have to be ready at 5am, well worth it to beat the heat and crowds, tour guide Marco was absolutely amazing, you will learn things that will blow your mind. The tour is just long enough to see the main attractions part is guided by
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    Response from Amigotours, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Exclusive Early Access to Chichen Itza & Early Access to Tulum Ruins
    Responded 22 May 2019
    Hello, Thank you very much for your comments. We work every day to provide a better service to all our customers. We hope you come back soon. attentively Friend Group
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    Don't be out off by the early start at 04:30 to Chichen Itza. It is well worth it. We arrived at 8:00am before any crowds had got there. Our guide Freddy was passionate and really informative about the Mayan culture and Architecture. Back to the hotel by 3:00pm to chill out on
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    Response from Amigotours, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Exclusive Early Access to Chichen Itza & Early Access to Tulum Ruins
    Responded 7 May 2019
    Hello, Thank you very much for your comments, we are glad to know that you had a great time with our team in Cancun. Our team works every day to provide the best service to all our customers. We hope to have you back soon! Regards Amigo Group
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    Would recommend and would tour with them again. Our tour guide was Nestor and driver was Carlos. An A+ team.
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    Response from Amigotours, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Exclusive Early Access to Chichen Itza & Early Access to Tulum Ruins
    Responded 1 May 2019
    Hello, Thank you very much for your comments, we are glad to know that you had a great time with our team in Cancun. Our team works every day to provide the best service to all our customers. We hope to have you back soon! Regards Amigo Group
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    We arrived early to the HM hotel in Playa del Carmen for the 5:15 am early access tour to chichen itza this am. When we arrived around 5 am there was just one other couple and the hotel desk manager. We were soon joined by 3 other couples, all before the stated 5:15 pick up
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    Response from josearo, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Exclusive Early Access to Chichen Itza & Early Access to Tulum Ruins
    Responded 29 Jul 2018
    Hello. Thank you very much for your comments; we are sorry you didn't have the best experience with us. We offer an apology and assure you we're working to provide the best service for all our friends. We hope you come back soon and let us show you by then that we've improved. Best regards, Amigo Group
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    By: Amigo Tours
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    dheerajp2020
    20
    Early Chichen Itza tour
    I’d recommend the tour as I was happy with the tour guide Frank. He was knowledgeable about the Mayan culture and
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    amyw70
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    10
    Ok. Tour was nothing special
    Came to Cancún to have an access point to Chichén Itzá. The tour was nice but could use some improvement. Pro:
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    angie w
    30
    They never came to pick us up
    The day before we received instructions for our pick up time (6:30am) along with what we needed. We were in the
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    Panteradog
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    20
    Great trip.
    The early bird was ideal. We missed most of the crowds and the heat. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The
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    YohanaT39
    20
    Chichen Itza
    Frank is a very knowlegable tour guide both in english and in spanish. Our driver Pedro/Peter did a great job
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    Compass40813051497
    20
    Good one
    Our guide was great I forgot his name sadly. Loved that he was 100 Mayan as they said I think it made the
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    Briancitotraveler
    10
    Excellent tour!
    This tour was really great. The cenote was beautiful and refreshing. The tour guys were knowledgeable and funny.
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    ctocm_aw
    Homosassa, Florida
    7129
    Myth buster
    Our tour was fun and we learned a lot. Our Driver Carlos and Guide Frank met us at our hotel for pick up about
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    paulaW5211ZD
    20
    Attraction great...Ticket office hard to find
    Of course, Chichen Itza was magnificent. And the ship the line ticket was worth it because the regular line was
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    Selena S
    Cancun, Mexico
    30
    Really Great Overall but Don't Believe the Racket
    We were travelling as a family of 5, it was a very early morning (about 6:30 AM) but once we got on the coach, it
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    438heidie
    Roseville, California
    10016
    Beat the crowds and heat if you want to see Chichen Itza
    I really enjoyed the early tour. It was nice to be at the site before the heat and crowds. Tour guide Marco was
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    grandjamais
    New York City, New York
    30
    Good guide but logistics were long and complicated.
    I did the Chichén Itzá early access from Playa del Carmen. It was a good value. The tour guide Frank was very
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    IrmaB470
    Moorpark, California
    145
    Enjoyed the small group
    We opted to pay another $60 per person to sail on a smaller catamaran that hosted no more than 25 passengers, that
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    Z8BPcathyl
    10
    Fantastic Tour!
    You know a tour is great when you remember the names of the ones who took you: Rodrigo, Caesar and Alfredo! What
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    annarM7034YJ
    21
    See Chichen Itza before the crowds arrive
    We had a great experience seeing Chichen Itza with Amigo Tours. Our tour guide Frank was funny and informative and
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    • Duration: 2 days
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