It is recommended to take a light jacket/blanket/towel with you for the bus ride as the air-conditioning can be cold to some.
It is safe to leave things like blankets, hats etc on the bus but we do not recommend leaving anything valuable. The bus driver will not let anyone who is not on the tour get on the bus so you do not have to worry about theft.
At the ruin sites do NOT cross any marked lines or enter any restricted areas. Even if you think nobody is watching you we can guarantee that somebody "is".
CHICHEN ITZA TOUR TIPS
Your tour bus first enters a large parking lot and lets you off. The front entrance has stores and restaurants where you can buy books, maps, videos and arts and crafts. This is where the public washrooms are as well.
Buy water at the entrance! The ONLY other place to buy water is at the cenote and depending on the rout your guide takes you on you may not hit it until late in your tour and you will be extremely thirsty by then.
Take a hat or an umbrella with you especially in the summer [June - August], it gets hot.
Better to ware hiking shoes over sandals if you want to climb up things. This is because your feet get all sweaty and it becomes easy to slip unless you have really tight well fitting sandals.
Bring a nap-sack to carry your stuff on your back.
Keep an eye on your children at all times and warn them not to walk off into the jungle. There are many paths that just go straight into the jungle and they are very easy to get lost in. We speak from experience.
Bugs are not a problem but are more prevalent in the dry seasons. Take bug spray as a precaution.
Pay close attention to your guide and you will learn a lot about the Maya and Chichen Itza.
Climbing Up the Great Kukulcan Pyramid - In 2006 a visitor fell from the great Kukulcan pyramid and unfortunately lost her life. Because of this incident INAH (Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia) has closed access to climbing the pyramid.
If you stand directly in front of the Kukulcan pyramid and clap your hands the echo is alleged to be that of the sacred Mayan bird known as the Quetzal.
In the Ballcourt, if you put one person at one end then stand at the opposing wall at the other end you "may" be able to hear the person whispering. This is stated as fact in numerous web sites however do the experiment and see for your self.
During the summer and winter equinox a shadow appears on the side of the steps of the Kukulcan Pyramid that resemble a snake.
GUIDED GROUP CHICHEN ITZA TOURS
Chichen Itza Tour: With Transportation
INCLUDES: Transportation on an air-conditioned bus, guide, entrance to the site, and buffet lunch.
Departure: Cancun and Throughout the Riviera Maya Rates: Adult $119.00, Child $89.00 Hours: Daily 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Itineraries: Daily departures between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. from your hotel's main door. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed after the reservation process.
An alternative option for groups is our private self-guided tour option that visits Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil, and Ek Balam. This is a flat fee for a 9 passenger or 14 passenger van with professional driver for up to 12 hours. The price is valid for all departures from the Riviera Maya.
Private tour pricing is for the transportation only and does not include parking and admission fees which are estimated to be:
Chichen Itza Admission: $233 pesos - Adults | Children under 13 - Free Ek Balam Admission: $188 pesos Cenote Ik Kil Admission: $75 pesos Typical Parking Fees: $50 pesos per vehicle
More info in: https://travelyucatan.com/chichen-itza-tour/
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