Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Jbro22
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
It was great until it wasnt. After nearly 15 hours on the bus, we are going away from our hotel. We stayed outside the city and so a transfer of the bus to a smaller vehicle was needed. That’s fine - it’s how we started the day. However now they claim there was a flat tire and there was no plan to get us home because the second driver stopped answering his phone. We had to take a taxi - apparently at the tour guides expense. Keep in mind it was already longer than normal because we had to transfer from a small vehicle to the tour bus. My strong recommendation of you are not in the hotel district is to book directly through your hotel.
Written 27 June 2022
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Marta C
Italy30 contributions
Jun 2022
Highly recommended to visit the site with a guide. You can find official ones at the entrance, right before the ticket office.
We hired Henry, which we found once inside the park. His English was perfect and the guided tour (which lasted about 1,5h) was very interesting and full of anecdotes.
Make sure you buy the tickets only on the official website OR directly on site at the ticket office. Bring some pesos in cash since you have to pay some kind of tax for which only cash is accepted.
If you drive, the main and official car park is right at the entrance and costs 80 pesos for the day.
The site is quite big. We stayed about two hours because of the heat but for sure could have stayed longer.
Written 27 June 2022
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DesertRose
142 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
If you come to this area of the world and don't stop here you have really missed out as this is truly a wonder.
The acoustics in particular were amazing.
The one drawback had nothing to do with the ruins themselves but the entire site was filled with pushy vendors. Having a gift shop is one thing but they were everywhere and did reduce the experience.
Written 26 June 2022
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Big_D_The_Goat
Fife, Scotland48 contributions
Jun 2022
Trip organised by travel company (TUI). Will focus on the site itself as transfers / guides not relevant.

Extensive grounds with impressive temples. Could take several hours to explore. You will find numerous tour groups at any one time. That's only to be expected. Plenty vendors too, trying to get you to part with your cash. Haggle and don't be forced into paying over the odds.

Main temple impressive. Grounds huge. History all around. A guide is a must, to learn some of the background to the place.

Worth a visit but just look at the actual travel time from where you are staying. Took us four hours.
Written 26 June 2022
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Mats P
Rhodes, Greece9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Heavenly place, but there is one thing you absolutely need to do: go find the guide named Marie Augusto. He is the best guide you can ever imagine. He is the most passionate, knowledgeable, enthousiastic, funny, kind, good hearted person. He speaks Spanish, English and even Mayan. He will 100% sure make your day. We found him at the stairs just in front of the entrance. Price: 1000 pesos for a group, no matter the size of the group. We were with a group of 4, but he found 6 other companions to cut the costs a bit more, so we only paid 100 pesos per person. Please find Mario, you will not regret it!
Written 25 June 2022
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Andrew
Pennsauken, NJ4 contributions
Jun 2022
Let me start off by saying the Chichen Itza is beautiful! Amazing site to see.

However, the whole experience is RUINED by all the people trying to sell "souvenirs" everywhere you go. And these "vendors" are part of the experience. They are inside the gated areas. Once you pay and go through, you see all the vendors everywhere selling all the same exact items; Mayan calendars, obsidian rocks and wood carved into things. One vendor had Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy carved into wood, another vendor had Funko Pop figures for sale. It is just sad to see this happen. There were easily 50 vendors, maybe more.

I know most of you could say, just walk by them, ignore them and go enjoy the Chichen Itza. It's not that simple. As you walk around and listen to your tour guide if you have one, the vendors all have these flute like things that make loud jaguar type sounds. They use it to get your attention, but literally every 10 seconds you can hear someone using them and it becomes highly annoying.

It is so sad that they allow this. This should not be a tourist trap location, this is a wonder of the world, and it was beautiful to see in person and admire. These vendors need to go, something has to be done.
Written 18 June 2022
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nicholasdarcangelis
Princeton, NJ2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Don’t visit unless you are within an or so hour drive. There is so much roadwork all around the site. The site itself is a major tourist trap and should be avoided unless you really want to see the pyramid. There isn’t much to do at all.
Written 18 June 2022
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Mel W
Warrington, UK40 contributions
Jun 2022
The ruins themselves are amazing, but the whole experience is COMPLETELY RUINED by the number of people selling "souvenirs", some would be fine, but they are everywhere- entrance exit and around every. single. corner. They dont leave you alone- constantly pestering even when you politely say no-- And the jaguar whistles that they play down your ear constantly are so loud!!! And so so irritating. I know these people trying to make a living but O.m.g. you do NOT get a break from it. I wouldn't NOT recommend to visit due to this which is such a shame.
Written 15 June 2022
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NolaBeam
San Francisco, CA38 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
I highly recommend visiting Chichén Itzá! It is rich in history and culture. I also recommend booking a tour guide for the first visit only. Understanding the history will allow you to REALLY appreciate the Wonder’s greatness. One HUGE draw back is the site is flooded with vendors selling merchandise made in China and NOT authentic Mayan art; however, if you’re looking for affordable souvenirs for family and friends, this would be a great option. The jaguar whistles (also sold by every vendor) is BEYOND annoying! Prepare yourselves. It takes away from the experience, especially if you want a moderately zen visit. It’s best to visit during the golden hours (shortly after sunrise or before sunset). You’re guaranteed to have some of the best photos. Overall, MUST SEE!
Written 7 June 2022
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Yazid Alsaoud
Halifax, Canada10 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Basically took the money and told us to wait beside a store from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM. After we have waited for more than 2.5 hours they didn’t show up and didn’t refund. Customer service hung up on you because they already collected the money
Written 6 June 2022
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