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
This is a must see for yourself place, a lot to learn and see! It was called one of the 7 wonders and gets tons of tourism a day! Bring cash to buy souvenirs quite a lot people selling. more »
As soon as you get off the bus, the vendors will come at you! They do have the best prices than the city but they will be persistent. I bought a ring and a bracelet and totally worth it for the price ... more »
Beautiful location and all the structures are awesome, however the place is overwhelming with all the people trying to sell you items. The management can honestly do a better job with regulation and making it easier for tourists to navigate the area. FYI the water is 45 pesos compared to 5-10 elsewhere so make sure you bring water with you.
We were setup with an awesome local guide, born and raised in the Yucatan. Excellent experience and highly informative tour of the ruins. I can definitely highly recommend this destination for everyone!
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