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“Very Intresting Must See”
Review of Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a great cultural must see sight if you are visiting the Yucatán. But do yourself a favor and get there at 8am while it’s infinitely less crowded and cooler outside. We had to go to two windows to pay two different entrance fees totaling about $15 pp. We then hired a guide, which set us back $60! I recommend having a guide, but honestly, the $60 was ridiculous. And he was only with us for 2 hours. So you’ll want to get yourself a a book guide to fill in the rest of the information that can’t possibly fit into a two hour tour.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

After visiting another outstanding Mayan site Uxmal, I would have to say that Chichen Itza was a major disappointment. Ridiculous crowds, long line to get in, vendors literally everywhere, parking even hard to get and far away. If you feel the need to subject yourself to tour buses full of tourists getting selfies with El Castillo in the background then this is the perfect spot. If you want to see outstanding Mayan architecture make an extra effort to go to Uxmal or some of the many other great sites.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Wes H
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Louise and I visited he Chichen Itza Site in June 2016. The day trip was arranged by our Virgin Rep and we had a very good guide. It was an early start and we had a breakfast roll on the coach. The site was much larger than we expected with ball court and various royal buildings. The main pyramid has been restored on two sides and left as discovered on the other two sides. There is a lively craft market as well. After a few hours at the site on a very hot day, we then drove to a Cenote with a restaurant where we had a swim in the underground pool and cooled off and had lunch at the restaurant. After lunch we drove to the Historic town of Valadollid which had a very attractive town square. We would recommend this for a day away from your hotel

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Laurence888
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit if you want to learn about these amazing Mayan pyramids. I would recommend paying for a tourist guide, unless you take your own book or learn about the history of the place on your own. Take lots of water, sunscreen and if you don't mind an umbrella to protect yourself from the sun. It gets very hot and although there are shaded areas, most of the walking happens under the scorching sun. Beautiful and majestic!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lui E
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great day with agency CANCUN PASSION in Chichen Itza!!Everything was fine!Good transport, punctual, comfortable bus, delicious food.
Thank you to the team: Jose the perfect driver. Amado and Pedro: thank you for the service on board and special thanks to Alberto "Beto" the best tour guide!We' ve learnt a lot. It was a unforgetable day and we' ve took wonderful memories back to Germany. Hope to see you soon again. Many greetings. The moroccan/ german couple on march the 26th.

Date of experience: March 2018
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