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Chichen Itza

One of the 7 Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza is a World Heritage Site according to UNESCO,
besides being one of the most visited archaeological sites internationally.

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Schedules

The archaeological zone is open every day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm during its regular hours. If you go on a guided tour, the start time will depend on the hotel where you stay.

Prices

They vary depending on the type of tour you book or if you decide to go on your own. To see all the details of the admission prices, we suggest you read “Tickets to Chichen Itza”.

Chichen Itza Tours

From Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya.

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Classic

$59 USD

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Plus

$69 USD

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Premier

$79 USD

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Mayan Combo

$129 USD

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Aerial

$725 USD

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Private

$265 USD

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Weather

The temperature varies from 17 °C to 37 °C depending on the season of the year, it is usually muggy and it is suggested to bring an umbrella either for the sun or the rain.

Meaning

“Mouth of the well of the wise men of the water” is the meaning of Chichen Itza, one of the translations of the Mayan language, although there are different interpretations.

How and why was the Chichen Itza pyramid built?

According to the latest explorations by archaeologists, they claim that the Kukulkan pyramid was built on a cenote, also known as an eye of water or an underground body of water.

The cenotes are an essential part of the Mayan Culture, since it was where their rituals, offerings and sacrifices were carried out. You can learn more about cenotes in “Sacred Cenote” and “Cenotes near Chichén Itzá”

At first, there was the idea that the pyramid of Chichén Itzá was built for the worship of the god Kukulkan, he was worshiped and worshiped in this place, the architecture and the figure of the Chichén snake are also attributed to this. Itza.

More recent research indicates that the pyramid was actually built with an astronomical purpose, since it was from its orientation that the Mayans of Chichén Itzá based their calendar.

The Itzáes settled in this Mayan city in the 9th century AD. Historians consider that they were Putune or Chontal Mayans. A dominant population with a unified culture whose center was this Mayan settlement. Around the 10th century, the city was invaded by a predominantly warrior tribe: the Toltecs.

FAQ´s

What is Chichen Itza?

It is a famous Mayan archaeological site located in Yucatán, Mexico, known for its impressive ruins and pyramid constructions, such as the Temple of Kukulkan.

How much does the entrance fee to Chichen Itza cost?

Chichén Itzá Official site: If you decide to go on your own, the cost of entry will depend on your origin and will be as follows: Foreign adult: 571 pesos and 85 pesos for children from 3 to 12 years old. National tourism: 253 pesos. Local: 85 pesos

How to get to Chichen Itza?

The best way to get to the archaeological zone – also known as Mayan ruins – is with a guided tour since not only will they take you from the door of your hotel in a comfortable round-trip transfer, but the guide will also explain all the details of the Mayan Culture. If, even knowing this, you prefer to go on your own, we have created a special section so you know how to get there.