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Address: | Merida, Chichen Itza 97170, Mexico
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Site of fundamental importance but disappointing tour experience

Chichen Itzá is an unmissable sight for the importance and historical relevance of the ruins. it won't however be the highlight of your Mexico trip - it is way too crowded and it... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Chichen Itzá is an unmissable sight for the importance and historical relevance of the ruins. it won't however be the highlight of your Mexico trip - it is way too crowded and it has become an open air market. Vendors are everywhere and despite not being aggressive, you cannot literally walk 20m without being proposed a sale. Way more acceptable... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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We booked the express tour through Lomas Travel and it was a full day with no snacks or food! not what we signed up for. We left the hotel at 9am and arrived to the pyramids around noon, about 3 stops on our way and too much miscommunication between the guides. we got back to our hotel at 6pm, it... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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We read a lot of reviews as we always try to avoid crowds. To get there by car, just type on waze or google maps "Chichen Itza Parking Lot". We wanted to be there by 8am, but we didn't make it until 10am. We were worried that we would find a huge line and lots of crowds, but it was... More 

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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The mexican sun is really hot. It is essential to go there early in the morning, wear light clothes and a hat, and drink water. I went there with Mayan Explorers, and the guide, Laurentino, was really great! The guy is a living encyclopedia!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting Yucatan and not going to see the ruins of Chichen Itza is like going to DC and not visiting Abe's Memorial. You have to see them at least once. We decided on a 2 day tour we saw on Expedia that offered Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Kabah and the Choco story. I found out that even the other tours I... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, if u are in travelling around this area u must go to see this archaeological site. It's huge and the entrance fee is not so high 242 (Mexican pesos). I recommend to go there early, so it will be not so crowded and by a collectivo, national bus by yourself without buying a tour from the city where u... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great time visiting the ancient Mayan ruins! Our tour group (Alltournative) got there early in the morning to avoid the crowds which was perfect.

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Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in Akumal, so this was a 2 hour journey each way for us. We went via a tour company organised via our hotel. The site is incredible, and well worth the trip for anyone interested in history or archaeology. Having a guide is worth it, as you find out what all the buildings were used for and what... More 

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Port aux Basques, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everyone that go to Mexico should see this, we loved it there, the guides are very informative, the people are very friendly, this site is one of the seven wonders of the world, it is fantastic, GO SEE IT.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Chichen Itza is beautiful. I am not sure it deserves the title "wonder of the world", but definitely worth a visit. Some helpful tips: 1. Try to avoid Sundays, it is the busiest day (with free entrance for locals). 2. It can get very hot, so bring water, sunscreen etc. 3. You can hire there a tour guide, or do... More 

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