Over a thousand years old yet remarkably well-preserved, the World Heritage-listed Mayan architecture of Chichen Itza draws huge numbers of tourists every year. Once one of the largest Maya cities, the ruins consist of numerous stone buildings, originally linked by a well-planned network of paved streets. The biggest crowds gather at the autumnal and vernal equinoxes, when the sun's rays produce an illusion of a snake climbing up the stairs of the imposing central pyramid. A nightly light-and-sound show recreates the spectacle for those visiting at other times. Use our Chichen Itza day trip planning tool to arrange your visit to Chichen Itza and other attractions in Chichen Itza.
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Chichen Itza Reviews
We’ve been here twice now. If you’ve never been you need to go. It’s one of the seven wonders of the world for a reason. It is a couple hours away from most resorts and the people trying to seek you..... more »
As a party of 5 we used Cancun Manny to provide a comfortable van and driver. Made a long trip much faster. Manny also arranged a licensed private guide who was waiting for us when we arrived... more »
Really great site that is well looked after although there is a few too many people trying to sell you things as you walk round. It's not just the main pyramid at this site, there's several other things and we easily spent 3 hours here.
Fantastic history. Incredible to see the ruins and experience the ancient Mayan culture. Lots of vendors on the roads inside the park. Be prepared to ignore or fend them off. Bring plenty of water and wear a hat to help deal with the sun.
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