Chichen Itza at Sunrise with Archaeologist

General information

Playa del Carmen/Riviera Maya, MexicoSightseeing Tours

Program details

Avoid the heat and crowds with this preferential access tour to one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. An Archeologist who will explain you in deep the site and the Mayan Culture will guide your tour and you will be back at your hotel between for lunchtime to enjoy the beach and with a great knowledge of this culture.

Discover how this large pre-Columbian city played an important role in the Mayan civilization around 600 AD to 1200, and remained a center of worship and pilgrimage until the arrival of the Spaniards. Even today, it is considered sacred by the Maya people of Yucatán Peninsula site. Like many of the cities of ancient Mexico, the site was abandoned, and its ruins were hidden by jungle.

Your guide will explain the philosophy, cosmology and mythology behind this ancient place, such as the meaning of the stone carvings, pyramids, platforms, ball games. Visit the Temple of the Jaguars, the Temple of the Warriors and of course the famous pyramid, also known as the Temple of Kukulkan. Hear how a serpent of light seems going up the stairs of this temple in the spring and fall equinoxes.

Enjoy a lunch box when coming back to Cancun. The way back to your hotel is around 3pm. This early access morning to Chichen Itza helps you beat the crowds so you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure!

Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel lobby.

Duration: 9 hours approximately.

Start/opening time: 4:50am first pick up.

End/closing time: Around 3pm drop off at your hotel.

Languages: English and Spanish.

Others: This tour is not suitable for people with severe physical or motor handicap.