Chichen Itza Small Group, Buffet Lunch & Cenote from Merida

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Chichen Itza Small Group, Buffet Lunch & Cenote from Merida
from AUD $127.09
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.
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In Brief

Mérida, Mexico
8 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Zona Arqueologica de Chichen Itza, Carr. Costera del Golfo 180 Pisté, Chichen Itza Mexico

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

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

After your visit to the site, you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Mayaland Hotel. During lunch ,you will be entertained by our traditional Yucatan music and dance performances by the Mayaland regional ballet.

Duration: 8 hours


  • 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
  • Beverages
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entrance fee to Chichén Itzá (payment only in pesos)
  • Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueologica de Chichen Itza

Departure Point

1: San Juan Park, 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

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

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
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

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!!
• Submitted 24 Feb 2020
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.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
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.
• Submitted 11 Sep 2018
Chichen Itza is hot and unshaded so bring the right clothing. The guide was fantastic and explained everything well!
• Submitted 21 Mar 2018
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
• Submitted 16 Mar 2018
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.
• Submitted 02 Mar 2018
We had a wonderful, informed guide who spoke at length on the Maya culture and traditions. Wonderful lunch buffet.
• Submitted 28 Feb 2018
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.
• Submitted 15 Jan 2018
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!
• Submitted 12 Jan 2018
A long hot day of memorable sights. And a swimming hole...
• Submitted 23 Dec 2017
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.
• Submitted 12 Dec 2017
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.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2017
My tour guide was so kind and patient with all of us. One of my best trips.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
Great Tour with excellent guide.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
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.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2017
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!
• Submitted 01 May 2017
Very good organization and an amazing guide who really enjoyed what he was doing, it was just a great day!
• Submitted 08 Feb 2017
It was an amazing experience and the tour guide was fascinating story teller.
• Submitted 24 Aug 2016
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.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2016
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.
• Submitted 06 Jun 2016
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.
• Submitted 20 Feb 2016
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
• Submitted 11 Feb 2016
On time Friendly driver Perfect guide
• Submitted 09 Feb 2016
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.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2015