Exclusive Early Access to Chichen Itza & Early Access to Tulum Ruins

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Exclusive Early Access to Chichen Itza & Early Access to Tulum Ruins
from £71.38
Experience the Maya sites of Chichen Itza and Tulum in the morning hours, before the majority of the crowds arrive.

With this Super Saver, you can combine two top tours from Cancun at a discounted price across two days. Explore each site with an archaeologist guide to learn interesting facts about one of Mexico’s ancient civilizations, see fascinating ruins like El Castillo at Chichen Itza (a World Heritage site) and admire Tulum’s spectacular setting on the Caribbean Sea.
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In Brief

Cancún, Mexico
2 days
All entrance fees included
Excellent value for money
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Fully narrated tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Lunch included
Important InfoInfo

Day 1: Chichen Itza

Stop At: Chichen Itza Mexico
Your tour starts with hotel pickup in Cancun in the very early morning, so when you arrive at Chichen Itza, you can enjoy this tranquil time of day with your archaeologist guide during your in-depth experience.

During your tour, hear background information about the well-preserved site of Chichen Itza, and learn how this pre-Colombian city played an important role in Maya civilization from the years 600 to 1,200 AD. A center of worship and pilgrimage until the Spanish arrived, the site is still considered sacred by the Yucatán’s present-day Maya population.

Learn how the city was discovered and unearthed by archaeologists, earning UNESCO protection, and hear from your guide about the philosophy and mythology behind the ancient ruins. Visit the Observatory, Temple of the Jaguars, Temple of the Warriors and famous El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulkan.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Tulum

Stop At: Tulum Archaeological Site, Carretera Federal, Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, 307, Tulum 77780 Mexico
Begin your tour with early morning hotel pickup, . When you arrive at Tulum , join your guide, a certified archaeologist, for your extensive exploration of this Maya city perched on a cliff overlooking the turquoise Caribbean.

During your tour of Tulum, a Mayan word for ‘wall,’ listen to your guide’s informative commentary about the research of the site and the civilization that once lived here. Learn how Tulum was one of the major Maya cities of the 13th and 14th centuries due to its strategic location on the coast, its elevation (the region’s highest) and its defense system.

Today, Tulum is best known for its sandy beaches and the remains of colorful murals painted over bright white walls, but as you wander the ruins of the city, you’ll learn about the archaeological uncovering of this political settlement that once exploited the rich marine resources off the coast.

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If your hotel is located in the zona de Playacar your pick up will be the lobby of your hotel at the following times:

Chichen Itza: from 04:30 to 05:00 a.m.

Tulum: from 05:30 to 06:30 a.m.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.


  • Round transportation on both days
  • Box Lunch for Chichen Itza (includes a sandwich, a boxed juice, an apple)
  • Bilingual Guide both days
  • Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
  • Entry/Admission - Tulum Archaeological Site


  • Drinks
  • Photos
  • Optional gratuities
  • All visitors to Chichen Itza will to pay a local tax of $406 mxn. Only credit card payment.
  • Food or drinks in Tulum

Departure Time

5:00 AM

Departure Point

1: InterContinental Presidente Cancun Resort, Blvd. Kukulcan Km 7.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
2: HM Playa del carmen, Avenida Constituyentes 180, entre Avenida 15 Norte y, 20 Avenida Nte., Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
3: Smart Cancun by Oasis, Av Tulum 4, capilla ecumenica, 4, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Traveler pickup is offered
Your pick up time and place will be provided 24 before your tour by e-mail.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • All visitors to Chichen Itza need to pay a local tax of $406 mxn or 23 USD. Only credit card payment the day of the tour or before by paypal.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 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

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

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

We booked this tour with viator and the communication good with the local tour operator (Amigo tour) via email picked up right time and drop off at our location. The guide Carlos with through knowledge and he doing this for a long time excellent explanation for the site and entire route. The only advice had some coffee if you drink and carry some snack because they serve while returning which is kind of late maybe because of schedule meet
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
I really enjoyed the early access tours because there were less people at the sites and it was not as hot. It was a little difficult getting up in the morning. However, it is well worth it. For Chichen Itza we were done around 3:00pm and Tulum we were done around 1:30-2:00pm so we had plenty of time to hit the beach afterwards. The tour guide for Chichen Itza was Marcos and the driver was Carlos. Both were excellent. Marcos was very engaging and informative. I enjoyed listening to him and he did an amazing job interacting with us all and involving us during the tour. I recommend this tour especially if Marcos is the tour guide. The bagged lunch consisted of a sandwich chips fruit and a juice. Overall, the tour was great and I would highly recommend it. The tour guide for Tulum was Navarro and the driver was Carlos. Navarra was a good tour guide and very informative, not as engaging as I had hoped he would be but still a good tour guide. Carlos was a great driver. The views were amazing and if you are interested you have a little bit of time to walk down the coast. However, it would have been nice if we had some extra time to explore the coast more or get into the water as well. The bagged lunch consisted of juice carton, a bag of chips, and a sugar wafer. I was disappointed in the bagged lunch as I was very hungry getting picked up at 6:00am with no way to eat since the resort restaurant was not open at that time. Overall, the tour was great and I highly recommend it. Improvement would be needed in bagged lunch and if possible extra free time.
• Submitted 15 May 2018
The tour guide was amazing and very informative!!!
• Submitted 02 Apr 2018
this is an amazing tour... i highly recommend it.. very informative comfy transport beautiful scenary... it is absolutely worth it... and not crowds.... amazing
• Submitted 26 Mar 2018
The Chichen Itza portion of this tour was excellent. Our bus/coach was modern and comfortable. Our driver Carlos was a very professional, cautious and smooth driver which made the ride very comfortable. Our guide Frank was outstanding. Frank is Mayan and passionate about sharing his culture and knowledge about the Mayan history. He did a great job at explaining the history and the main monuments of the sites. We were the first bus to arrive at Chichen Itza we arrived at 9am and at to wait a couple of minutes for the parking lot gate to open. The first sight of Chichen Itza in the earlier hour of the morning with very few people around is spectacular is well worth waking up early for. I highly recommend this Chichen Itza Early Access Tour. For the Tulum tour, I will provide a review later.
• Submitted 07 Mar 2018
The Tulum tour was a bit lower key our guide hurt herself before the tour, so we didn't get to travel as much as we probably could have, however it was still worth it, and Amigo tours delivered on both... the Chichen Itza tour, Amazing! The Tour guides new there stuff even though Frank and Marco had different opinions on some of the historical items it was 100 worth it. Would recommend / do this again in a heartbeat and this tour made my trip to Cancun! From Cancun to Tulum, your looking at about a 2 hour drive, and from Cancun to Chichen Itza, about 3.5... so bring a travel pillow since they are kind of long rides
• Submitted 05 Mar 2018
Our Chichen Itza tour with Super Frank guidewas outstanding! He was a wealth of knowledge and everyone enjoyed themselves! The Tulum tour was also good.
• Submitted 05 Mar 2018
Choosing the Super Saver package is absolutely recommended! We decided to do Chichen Itza on the first day and Tulum on the second. On both days they emailed us the time we would be picked up - on both occasions the bus was on time - we stayed in la zona hotelera in Cancun so we were fortunate enough to be right on the pickup route. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The tour guides on both trips were very informative and you knew a lot about the structures inside of both Chichen Itza an Tulum. They also provided enough time to go off on your own for picture taking and exploring after their talks. Getting into the parks early was definitely worth getting up early. Chichen Itza was almost empty when we got there - the vendors weren't even set up - which made for a very good time to be able to take in more of the ruins. Once it was time to leave there were so many more people so definitely paid off to get there early. On thing to keep in mind - get back to the bus at the time they tell you to. Before the guides let you go off on your own they let you know where to meet back up when it's time to leave. There were a couple of people that were left behind because they didn't get back to the bus on time - and mind you, the guides still gave them about 20 extra minutes before they had to leave. They have everything planned out very well which is why I would understand them leaving those people behind if they had been clear about getting back to the bus on time. On our trip to Chichen Itza we stopped by a restaurant to have lunch - foods was simple and delicious. They also have a small shop where you get to look around and buy stuff if you'd like. On the Tulum trip we just got a small brown sack lunch - chips, juicebox, cookie - nothing special, but as a shorter trip, I understand. All in all, I would highly recommend this package to anyone deciding to go to these two wonderful places in Mexico.
• Submitted 04 Mar 2018
The Mayan experience was amazing, what really took the tour to a higher level was our tour guide Marco. His knowledge, passion and education enhanced the experience. He is a master communicator and storyteller. Thank you Marco for an experience of a lifetime.
• Submitted 02 Mar 2018
The tour was excellent. The tour guide, Marco, was knowledgeable and interesting. The Maya lunch was delicious. I would recommend this tour highly.
• Submitted 29 Jan 2018
Five stars for the Chichen Itza tour (first day), four stars for the Tulum tour (second day)--both were very enjoyable and convenient experiences. As other reviewers have stated, Frank and Marco give entertaining, well-paced, down-to-earth, and VERY informative tours. They taught far more than was expected regarding Mayan history and continuing discoveries. The lunch buffet (first day) was very good! Things were a little less organized the second day; there was some mix-up about where the van was supposed to collect us for the Tulum tour. However, our resort contact and the Amigo Tours representative sorted the issue and things went smoothly from there on out. From beginning to end, Amigo tours representatives took care of us--directing us to the appropriate lines, handing out our tickets to us personally, and checking and double-checking that we were aware of timing and rendezvous points. Pointers to future patrons: Amigo tours may use a van to collect you from your hotel/resort to deliver you to a rendezvous point with the tour bus. Both days a van collected us from the resort and took us to a convenience store where the driver waited with us until the tour bus arrived. At the end of the tours we were returned to the same spot and the van delivered us back to the resort. Also, follow the directions in the confirmation e-mail Amigo tours will send you, and be sure to note the local phone numbers they provide.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2018
Tour guide was very informative, You will appreciate coming early the site gets packed and hot. Light lunch buffet offered at the end of tour. Dress yourself for HOT weather. Tulum beach is fantastic, bring towel light snack offered on the ride. Great package deal
• Submitted 14 Jan 2018
Marco, the tour guide, is best one I had among all the tour guides I have encountered in the area. His English is way much better than the others. Sophisticated educator on ancient Mayan wisdom, although I would like to hear more critical thoughts on outdated Mayan practice this may be too much to ask from a tour guide...
• Submitted 09 Jan 2018
The tour to Chichén Itzá was amazing the tour guide Marco super friendly and well knowledgeable. I wish I can say the same about the tour to Tulum the site is spectacular but the guide tour Tanya awful hardly to understand her broken English, regardless we had great time. At unbeatable price
• Submitted 03 Jan 2018
Frank (tour guide) very informative and hilarious :) You will appreciate coming early the site gets packed and hot. Light lunch buffet offered at the end of tour. Wear sneakers bring water hats or umbrella. Tulum beach is breathtaking bring towel light snack offered on the ride. Great package deal!
• Submitted 21 Dec 2017
Excellent tours, did Chichen Itza Day 1 with guide Frank, a very interesting and inspiring Mayan who was able to effectively communicate the accurate historical information. TAKE your own food fruit, snacks, and drinks because lunch isnt until after 1:00 pm. I did Day 2, Tulum with guide Sofia, a very good presentation of the interesting history of this very beautiful walled beach front site. TAKE your own food a small snack, juice box and water are supplied but most people including myself brought fruit Granola bars etc.
• Submitted 13 Dec 2017
Nine high school friends went on these 2 tours - it was very convenient for us because we were in very early and beat the crowd that comes in during the midday. Everything was very organized, knowledgeably and friendly staff. I would highly recommend this early access tours if you don't want to be burnt in the midday hot sun!!
• Submitted 01 Dec 2017
Our tour guide Marco, provided us with a fascinating and very informative experience in Chichen Itza. I highly recommend the early tour. It's a great way to beat the crowds and the heat. Tulum was an amazing mixture of ancient ruins and magnificent beach. Thanks for a memorable experience. Michael and David
• Submitted 18 Nov 2017
Early tours is way to go when you plan to visit Chichen Itza and Tulum, you will be there by the opening hours, and most likely your bus will be one of few on the empty parking lotit will be full within an hour . Super saver with Amigo tours is great value indeed and the most important the tour guides who we met are very knowledgeable .Chichen Itza dayhalf day to be accurate included transportation to/from hotel, cost of the tickets, guided tour and buffet in the end of the tour. Tulum included transportation to/from hotel, guided tour with local guide and return to hotel. If you want to visit the places just the places, without going to other tourist attractions on the same day , which could be too much to cover - those are the tours.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2017
Both trips were very well organized. The hotel pick-ups happened exactly on-time. Especially Chichen Itza was wonderful. It is one of the current 7 wonders of the world and deserves that honor. We really loved the early morning trip to avoid the midday crowds and hot weather. Our guide Marco was superb having years of study about Mayan culture, of course his mayan wife is an additional expert teacher at home. He provided lot of interesting information. Our driver Rico brought us back to hotel safely and smoothly. Tulum trip completed our Mayan culture study and introduced the other Mayan historic era. Our guide Alvaro and driver Carlos were excellent also during that day. Loved also this trip. Recommend Viator/Amigo tours. These 2 days are worth the money and time.
• Submitted 15 Nov 2017
Wonderful experience. Guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot to appreciate the sights more with the the information he provided.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2017
Take the very early tour to Chichen Itza you will appreciate avoiding the crowd, the heat and the traffic. The bus ride lasted about 2 hours from the Playa Del Carmen area. Frank, our guide was excellent. He was articulate in English and Spanish without lost in translation. He made the tour fun and informative. He knew his stuff, and clearly explained answers to our questions. If you are in the Cancun area do not miss out on this tour. The history and survival of the Mayan people is beyond fascinating and so were their intelligence. The only draw back was that we could not enter the pyramids.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2017
Both tours were fantastic, the guides were brilliant, very informative and excellent value for money. We had Frank as our guide in Chichen Itza and was great
• Submitted 10 Oct 2017
Frank with Amigo Tours was excellent. I would do this again!!
• Submitted 25 Sep 2017

In Brief

Cancún, Mexico
2 days
All entrance fees included
Excellent value for money
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Fully narrated tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Lunch included

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