The archaeological site of Chichen Itza is recognized as one of the wonders of the world and is located about 4 hours from Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Cancun.
This area is made up of 6.5 square kilometers and inside is the pyramid of Chichen Itza also known as the Pyramid of Kukulcan, icon of the Mayan civilization and the Temple of the Warriors.
Many people visit Chichen Itza to charge themselves with energy and observe the spring equinox (March 21) and the autumn equinox (September 22), in these two events in the north staircase of the Pyramid of Kukulcan you can see the shadow of the snake that descends little by little to the head located at the bottom of the Pyramid.
300 meters from the Pyramid is the Sacred Cenote, a place where Mayan rituals were performed in honor of the gods; this Cenote is 60 meters in diameter and 15 meters deep.
Don’t forget to visit the patio (court) of the ball game, this is the best preserved and largest in Mesoamerica, it is located north of the Pyramid of Kukulcan and measures 120 meters long and 30 meters wide.
To get to Chichen Itza we recommend 3 options:
- Renting a car can be a good idea, just keep in mind that you will have to pay toll booths, gasoline, parking, entrance to the archaeological site for each of the members of the group and the food they wish to eat.
- Board the ADO. This transportation company offers service from Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Cancun. The bus leaves you at the entrance of the archaeological site and you must board it to return, just remember the schedules so you don’t get stuck in Chichen Itza. The entrance fee to enter the archaeological site is at your own expense, as well as food.
- Take one of the tours we have to Chichen Itza can give you more advantages, since you will be picked up at your hotel in Playa del Carmen or Cancun, breakfast (box lunch) during the trip to Chichen Itza, entrance to the archaeological site, tour guide, visit to two cenotes, buffet lunch, visit to Valladolid and return to your hotel.
We also have a special tour for the night show with light and sound at Chichen Itza.