in Chichen Itza , Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Merida, Mexico

Chichen Itza Small Group, Buffet Lunch & Cenote from Merida

Chichen Itza , Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Merida, Mexico

71.25 USD

1 - 15

8 hrs

From $71.25 USD
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  • Immerse yourself in Mayan culture at Chichen Itza, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, where a privileged entrance awaits you – without the lines! This day trip from Merida takes you throughout the archeological park to top attractions like the Great Ball Court, La Iglesia and the sacrificial cenote. Step inside the Pyramid of Kukulcán for a rare glimpse of the Chac Mool sculpture. Enjoy lunch and a dance performance at Mayaland Resort, with access to the swimming pool.

  • Around:
    • Chichen Itza
    • Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
    • Merida, Mexico
  • Pickup: 1: Parque San Juan, Calle 67A 529, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
    2: Gran Hotel, Calle 60 496, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
    3: McDonald's, Paseo de Montejo 454, Itzimná, 97100 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
    4: Mayan World Museum of Mérida, Calle 60 299 E, Unidad Revolución, 97110 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico

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  • Duration: 8 hrs

  • Price per person: $71.25
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide

  • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide.
    Transportation from meeting point in Merida (drop off at major hotels at Cancun or Riviera Maya if option selected).
    Buffet lunch at the Mayaland Hotel.
    Entrance fee to a beautiful Cenote and Mayan Planetarium.
    Free access to Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows facilities: swimming pool, restrooms, lounge chairs.

  • Gratuities.
    Hotel pick up and drop off.
    Entrance fee to Chichén Itzá (payment only in pesos).
    Entry/Admission - Templo de Kukulkan.
    Entry/Admission - El Caracol

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Chichen Itza Small Group, Buffet Lunch & Cenote from Merida

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Merida, Merida, Yucatan Peninsula

To start the excursion, we will pick you up in a 16 seat van (small groups for luxurious comfort!) from a meeting point in Merida.

After arriving at the Mayaland Hotel, we will head directly to the archaeological site through our private entrance.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula

Our certified tour guide will take you on a 2 hours tour exploring the secrets of the ancient Mayan Civilization.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Templo de Kukulkan, Piste Yucatan, Chichen Itza 97751 Mexico

Your guide will explain the historical significance of all the most important temples of this ancient city before leaving you to enjoy Chichen Itza at your own pace. Admire the Pyramid of Kukulcán, one of the 7 Wonders of the New World, the Temple of the Warriors, The Ball Court,

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: El Caracol, Carretera Merida Puerto Juarez, Chichen Itza 97751 Mexico

The Observatory, The Nunnery and beautifully conserved smaller temples in their vicinity. Take as many pictures as you like!

Duration: 30 minutes

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Please note: it is recommended that you bring bottled water, a swimsuit and to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
Entrance fee to Chichen Itza apply to children from 3 years old..
Not wheelchair accessible.
Near public transportation.
Admission fee into the archaeological site is NOT included, and will be payable upon entrance. This is governed by the local municipality and our Tour providers have no control over this..
Please verify your near meeting point and schedule..
Tour itinerary subject to change without notice..
Most travelers can participate.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Gear/equipment sanitized between use.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival


5.0 stars, based on 31 reviews
Laura L
Laura L

We had a fabulous time. Our guide Freddy was so knowledgeable and made the whole experience very rewarding. We were very happy with the whole day!!

Anett M
Anett M

Miguel was our driver, he was very attentive and friendly. The van itself was very clean and comfortable with air conditioning, along with complementary bottled waters. The tour centered around Mayaland Resort, which was the meeting point and where lunch was served. Mayaland Resort was gorgeous and the lunch buffet was delicious! As much as I loved Mayaland property I didn't feel like I had enough time to actually see the pyramids and ruins. Although our tour guide was very informative and great, the tour was very structured time wise, and very little time was alotted to see the pyramids and ruins. Part of that was my fault because I got caught up with the multiple vendors for longer than I planned. I would suggest ignore the vendors and head straight for the ruins, but even still I think the time was a bit shy. I do feel like I have to go back on my own because I didn't see much of the ruins at all. There was also an air conditioned planetarium where we watched a short film on Mayan culture which I liked. After Mayaland we headed to the first cenote which I had ever been to. The cenote was awesome and beautiful! Services there had brand new showers, bathrooms, and lockers. We had ample time at the cenote. I would highly recommend this tour for the price, it was well worth it!


Delio is such a passionate tourguide. Very informative and ready to give the slightest detail. Very accomodating and sweet and speaks very good english.
The tour was organized nicely where we got to spend enough time in each part. The pick up was smooth. And the van was spacious and comfortable.

Jennifer K
Jennifer K

This tour was great - the local company emailed me the day before to confirm which pickup point to meet them at. We traveled to Chichen Itza in a small van with AC. Once we were there they offered us water and umbrellas. We skipped the lines and entered the site through the private hotel entrance. The information from our guide was really good and not sensationalized. We didn't get a lot of free time to walk around but honestly it was too hot in July so that wasn't a big deal. The buffet lunch was also great. The planetarium show was meh but it was air conditioned so I didn't hate it lol. Overall, it was a great day and a dream come true to see these impressive Mayan ruins.

Kristofferson A
Kristofferson A

I found this tour by Gray Line to be EXCELLENT as it met my 3 top criteria - educational, comfortable, and fun (otherwise, I would've done it by myself).

Our Mayan tour guide, Rosendo Pech was fantastic. He had a cool and pleasant attitude all throughout. He spoke very good English and was able to balance it with the Spanish speaking people in our group (he even taught me a few Mayan words). He graciously shared his knowledge in every site, and answered all my questions on the side (a passerby listened to him while he was discussing and actually commended him for being better than the other guides that she heard). He manages our group very well such that we stick to our timeline, while still enjoying the trip. Towards the end, he was kind enough to drop me off at my lowly hostel.

The van we used was very spacious and comfortable (good for 8-10 I think) and there were only 6 of us. I think touring with small groups is much better such that it's easier to move as a group, and huddle to listen to the guide's stories.

Regarding the destinations - Ik Kil Cenote was beautiful and I had a great bath (and dive). Chichen Itza is epic, of course, as I learned more about why it's designed that way. And the lunch buffet at Mayaland was amazing - I wish I had an extra stomach so I could eat more. I wish we saw the Temple of Warriors though. But there's a planetarium towards the end, which was a bonus for me.

I would recommend this tour, if you're looking at ticking Chichen Itza from your bucket list. It'll make your trip easy and meaningful.

Leila Li
Leila Li

This is the best private tour I’ve been on! We are lucky to have a group of 4 (including us). The comfortable, air-conditioned van made the 1.5-hr journey to Chichen Itza painless. The guide took us to the cenote first, which just opened and we were the first group to enter! It was amazing to dodge the crowds and enjoy the cenote by myself. The movie at the Planetarium was helpful to learning the Mayan history. We picked a good day (3/21) and saw the descending of Kukulcan!!!

Natalija K
Natalija K

We were in a small group of five people. We spent two hours at Chitzen Itza, one hour cenote swimming and then we had lunch. Lunch had good variety of food. Mini van had airco so the trip was pleasant despite high temperatures.

Amber B
Amber B

The tour company Grayline was soooo professional, so nice, and I really had a great time! The driver had ice cold water for guests, the tour guide at Chichen Itza was so enthusiastic and I was engaged the entire time of the tour. The lunch buffet was really good and the ancient city is just gorgeous! I would book every tour in Merida with Grayline if I could. They were definitely the best tour company I experience and I went on two other separate tours. I was picked up in the morning on time, and the van was really nice compared to some of Grayline competitors. With this ticket, you don't have to worry about any entrance fees, they are all taken care of, and you'll go to Chichen Itza, watch a movie in the planetarium, have a wonderful lunch, swim in a cenote afterwards and really have a great time. I loved it! Highly recommend.

Taylor R
Taylor R

Chichen Itza is hot and unshaded so bring the right clothing. The guide was fantastic and explained everything well!

David M
David M

Gray Lines picked us up at the hotel. The driver was very courteous and helpful. The bus was well air conditioned and the number of guests only five...nice and small. We arrived at Chichen Itza and were escorted to where we needed to be, met our guide who was just superb. Knowledgeable, conscious of time but not at all rushed and very friendly with openness to questions. Previously and with Amigo tour company, we went on a tour of Uxmal where the driver had us in a hot van and did the tour. He talked and talked so much about irrelevant things that it was awful. This tour through Viator was just the opposite. Highly recommended


I would highly recommend this trip to Chichen Itza. It would be a real shame to be in this part of the world and miss one of the seven wonders of the world. The tour price is very affordable and our guide Rosendo was engaging and knowledgeable. I had spent some time studying Mayan History, and still I learned a few new things. Whatever your knowledge base is, you will be amazed.

Mary M
Mary M

We had a wonderful, informed guide who spoke at length on the Maya culture and traditions. Wonderful lunch buffet.

Mary H
Mary H

Chichen Itza is extraordinary. While visitors cannot climb on the ruins, they are still an extraordinary experience I was happy to have brought a small pair of binoculars. Travelling alone, I was fortunate to be in the company of only four other people on my tour a charming family, so never had the feeling of being part of a big herd. Our guide, Jose hoe-sway was well informed, found the right pace for our group, and gave us time to explore on our own. While there are many people selling handicrafts at stalls ringing the perimeter of the site, this was not a distraction. Lunch was good, and stopped at a cenote on the way back to Merida. There were a lot of folks jumping in for a swim, so I decided just to watch, but the others on the tour took a dip and seemed to have a great time. Visitors may rent life preservers and towels for a few pesos.

Kermit L
Kermit L

Tour was AWESOME! We went first to a cenote in Yokdzonot. Then headed out to Chichen Itza with a good guided tour in both English and Spanish. The place is amazing and you have enough time for pictures. Then we had buffet lunch in a hotel nearby and the food was really good. Then we finished off with a cenote called Xcajum. I highly recommend this tour for your visit. Tour guide Santiago deserves a medal for his efforts!

Terry K
Terry K

A long hot day of memorable sights. And a swimming hole...


Chichen Itza was lovely. The hotel we had lunch at was also excellent. Unfortunately we were we a couple that never understood being on time and kept delaying us at each stop. Thus ended up being a longer day than usual. Could have skipped the Cenote not included in price. It was nothing special since we did not swim.

yoshihiro y
yoshihiro y

The site tour was excelent and the lunch was also very good.

However pick-up at my hotel was delaied 30 minutes later than what was anounsed in your web site
and I remained very anxisious.

Samara S
Samara S

My tour guide was so kind and patient with all of us. One of my best trips.

Kendall B
Kendall B

Great Tour with excellent guide.


We had an absolutely amazing time! If you're going on a hot day it was 104 degrees fahrenheit when we went you'll need a hand towel, lots of sunscreen, a reservoir bag for constant hydration, and a good hat. I would have been a lot worse off without it.

Anyway - our tour guide's name was Josue Hoh-sway and he was magnificent. He gave us details about every little part of Chichen Itza in both English and Spanish. Every aspect of the tour was incredible, from the ride to Chichen Itza itself to the amazing buffet. I recommend asking your tour guide to take you to a local cenote we went to Ik Kul after to cool off.

Carla W
Carla W

The tour was wonderful . Very informative. The ruins look even more amazing in person. My guide Wilbreth was very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend his tour to anyone. Make sure you wear a hat!

Stephan H
Stephan H

Very good organization and an amazing guide who really enjoyed what he was doing, it was just a great day!

Carolina Joan G
Carolina Joan G

It was an amazing experience and the tour guide was fascinating story teller.

Mario O
Mario O

Chichen Itza has become very commercialized and overrun with tourists. I was hoping that with the heat and humidity, there wouldn't be that many people. I was wrong. I couldn't get a decent picture without photobombers. Other than that Mayaland Tours did a good job with comfortable transportation, good guide Wilbert and decent lunch included. I would still highly recommend this tour despite all.

Ryan H
Ryan H

Amazing experience, highly recommend it. Our guide Wilberth spoke great English, was prompt and provided a great ride and tour through the site. No complaints.

Sean M
Sean M

Beautiful grounds they do a great job of maintaining the site. One thing that is surprising is that there is much more to see than just the Chicken Itza pyramid. The site is like a campus, with lots of buildings. Every walkway is filled with shops to buy from local artisans. The buffet has a lot of choices, but not gluten-free. If you need gluten-free, they can make it for you. They also have a vegetarian section. Our guide was Augusto, who spoke decent English.

ronald c
ronald c

It would be hard not to rate chichi high as it is a spectacular property. My guide, Agusto, was very good and the buffet lunch was varied and also very good. A day well spent

Tomasz J
Tomasz J

On time
Friendly driver
Perfect guide


Our Guide's name is Delio and he's amazing! and funny. He tells a great history of the mayans that we never knew. He also warned us about how people there will be selling their products and never once pushed us to buy anything. If he does, he'll always show you that he has those products he bought for himself and his family, and those items are worth it.

If you intend to purchase anything, please either bring enough cash or a credit card.

Overall this was a great tour at a great price.

Rima K
Rima K

If you're going to see anything, this is it! Anyone who's interested in the history of the Yucatan should visit Chichen Itza. The guides are well informed and happy to answer questions and this day trip is well organised, with enough time to see the site and relax at lunch.

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