1. Mexico
  2. Yucatán
  3. Mérida
  4. Chichén Itzá

From Merida: Open The Gate To Chichen Itza

Product ID: 240167
Be among the first to enter Chichen Itza, the sacred city of the Maya, through a private entrance that allows you to avoid long lines and overcrowded spaces. See a Mayan planetarium exhibition and be blessed by a Mayan high priest.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 6:00 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

•Tour departs from most Merida hotels. Pick up between 06:00 AM to 06:30 AM depending of your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Be among the first to enter the temples from a private entrance as the park opens
  • Take the option to spend more time at the temples or use the hotel amenities
  • Have a spiritual and cultural experience with a Mayan priest
Full description
Enjoy your visit to Chichen Itza in almost complete privacy before the masses arrive. Enter the archeological site through the private gates of an onsite hotel that will also serve as your base for the day.

Visit the classic Maya temples as well as the Mayan-Toltec vestiges with a certified bilingual guide for two hours before deciding your next move. Take advantage of the option to explore the archeological site for an extended amount of time, relax at the spa, use the pool, or just enjoy the hotel grounds.

On arrival, receive a traditional blessing by an H’men, a Mayan high priest. Visit the onsite Mayan Planetarium where you can view a thirty-minute, 360° presentation that will greatly enhance your understanding of Mayan civilization. Before departing back to your hotel in Merida, enjoy a delicious buffet full of Yucatecan, Mexican, and Maya cuisine as well as international, pescatarian, vegetarian, and vegan options.
  • Spiritual ceremony officiated by an H'men
  • Entrance to "Maya Skies" at the Mayan Planetarium
  • Complimentary use of hotel hospitality suite
  • Bilingual certified guide
  • Mercedes Benz transportation
  • Light breakfast en route to Chichen Itza
  • Buffet lunch, including two beverages
  • Free access to hotel amenities (including towels for the pool)
  • Water, soft drinks, and beer en route
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to Chichen Itza (must be paid in pesos)
  • On-site optional activities
  • Optional gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
Know before you go
• Admission fee into the archaeological site is not included and will be payable upon entrance. The local partner has no control over this as it is governed by the local municipality
• The admission fee is usually approximately $481 Pesos (around $24 USD) per person
• Entrance fee to Chichen Itza applies to children 3 years of age and older
• Tour departs from most Merida hotels. Pick up between 6:00 and 6:30 am depending on your hotel location
• You must confirm the date of your tour at least 48 hours in advance to receive redemption details
• This activity includes a Tour Protection policy. In case of any event please contact the local partner. Call Center bilingual personnel are available 24/7
Customer reviews
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A great and funny guide at the site made us a very enjoyable visit. We were a group mixed together with people coming in from Merida and Cancun. We entered early before all the vendors were there with still cold weather. There were already tourists but not the big groups. The groups arrived later as well as the heat of the sun. We received very interesting information on Chichen Itza. Visited a Planetarium with an interesting movie about the Mayas, had a cleaning ceremony with a Maya priest and a great buffet at an Hacienda. All was on time and worked out totally well. I can highly recommend this tour.

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Product ID: 240167