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Chichen Itza Early Tour

Visit the Mayan ruins before anyone else

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Riviera Maya
1 day
English and Spanish
Starts: From the meeting point in Cancun or Riviera Maya between 4:00 AM and 5:10 AM from April to October or between 5:00 AM and 6:10 AM from November to March ⚠️ [See all meeting points and times in the Important Information section below].
Ends: To the same meeting point in Cancun or Riviera Maya
Free cancellation!

Chichen Itza is a must-see for anyone traveling to Mexico. With this Chichen Itza Early Tour, you will arrive before anyone else and avoid the crowds. This will allow you to enjoy the visit in peace and quiet, and you will also be able to contemplate the beautiful sight of the first rays of sunlight over the pyramid of Kukulkan.

You will discover the legends that this place hides thanks to an expert guide in archeology. In Chichen Itza itself, you will find a sacred cenote where the Mayas performed sacrifices and where human skeletons were found. 

Want to know more? This will be your day:

Tour details


  • Transfer in and out from the meeting points
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Ticket to the archaeological zone of Chichen Itza
  • Lunch Buffet with delicious mexican food
  • Cenote entrance

Not included

  • Government tax of 486 MXN per person (27 US$ approximately). It must be paid by credit card
  • Drinks

Important information

Pick-up will take place at the indicated times at the following meeting points.


5:00 A.M. Bus stop at the Go Mart Villas del Rey supermarket, in front of the Crown Paradise Club Cancun Hotel
5:15 A.M. Bus stop at Beach Palace ® All Inclusive Resort Hotel
5:40 A.M. Bus stop at Presidente Intercontinental Hotel
5:50 A.M. Bus stop by Hotel Holiday Inn Las Perlas
6:10 A.M. Bus stop by Oasis Smart Hotel.


5:00 A.M. Oxxo store, located next to the Pemex gas station in front of the Pentempich Bay
5:00 A.M. Entrance to Plaza Antigua Shopping Center
5:00 A.M. Circle K Supermarket, in front of Catalonia Royal Tulum Hotel
5:15 A.M. Tienda 7-Eleven in Puerto Morelos, next to the bridge
5:40 A.M. Oxxo store, located next to the Pemex gas station in front of the Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun hotel
5:40 A.M. Go Mart Supermarket in Puerto Aventuras
6:00 A.M. Entrance of Hotel HM Playa del Carmen

Remember to indicate the meeting point of your choice in the Notes section of the booking form.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! By cancelling 48 hours in advance, you will receive a full refund. After this time, or in case of no show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Chichen Itza Early Tour

Departure: Every day

Total duration: 10 hours

Group size: maximum 9 travelers in the visit to Chichen Itza

5 : 00 AM

Pick up at the meeting points

At 5:00 AM, the pickup of passengers will start. Be there 10 minutes before at the pick-up point of your choice. Once the whole group is gathered, we will depart to the archaeological site of Chichén Itza. Start one of the best days of your vacation!

tour chichen itza by bus
8 : 00 AM

Arrival at Chichén Itza

After a 200 km drive, we will arrive at Chichén Itza. Don't worry, the drive is entertaining and will fly by. You won't regret the early start when you see the pyramid of Chichén Itza, known as the pyramid of Kukulkán or El Castillo, illuminated by the first rays of sunlight.

The area will be clear of other travelers who visit much later, and the tour of the Mayan culture will be more peaceful. 

kukulkan pyramid

Discovering the archaeological zone

Together with an expert guide in archaeology, you will visit the ruins of Chichén Itza. He will reveal the great secrets hidden in this place and tell you about the Mayan history and culture. You will discover unimaginable curiosities.

tour chichen itza

Observatory, Temple of the Warriors and Wall of Skulls

Did you know that the Mayas played ball games that sometimes included human sacrifice? Yes, they were competitive in the game! During this first part of 90 minutes, the guide will take you through the observatory, the Temple of the Warriors and the Wall of Skulls among other places of this Mayan city.

wall of the skulls chichen itza

Free time in Chichen Itza

After the guide's explanations, you will be able to enjoy the entire area on your own and take pictures. In addition, inside the same Mayan city, there is a hidden cenote that you can also visit.

pyramid of chichen itza

Sacred Cenote of Chichén Itzá

It is a 60-meter diameter well that was considered by the Maya as a door to the underworld and the home of the gods. For this reason, gems, precious stones and even human bones were found in the sacrifices made in this place. Impressive, isn't it?

sacred cenote chichen itza
11 : 00 AM

Transfer to Real Mayab

We will travel by road to the Real Mayab hotel, an authentic Mayan refuge. Here, you will be able to enjoy the buffet menu included in the tour. To finish our Chichen Itza Early Tour and with a full stomach, we will return to Cancun and Riviera Maya. You will still have free time in the afternoon since we will arrive between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. You have to make the most of your vacation time!

hotel real mayab restaurant

What to bring to Chichen Itza Early Tour

  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Sunscreen and lipbalm
  • Cash for possible additional expenses (Mexican pesos or US dollars)
  • Camera
  • Mosquito repellent

Where does the tour Chichen Itza Early Tour start

Choose the pickup in the city of your choice, and don't forget to tell us the bus stop. We pick you up and bring you back, so you don't have to worry about anything.

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