Chichen Itza self-guided tour with audio narration & map
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Chichen Itza self-guided tour with audio narration & map

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$8.00
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Witness the towering Temple of Kukulcán, a Mesoamerican step-pyramid that dominates Chichen Itza
  • Uncover the hidden symbolism behind the artistic designs found throughout the ruins
  • Tap into your inner archaeologist and learn the long-forgotten secrets of this incredibly advanced civilization
  • Learn about ancient Mayan sports at the Great Ball Court, the largest and best preserved of its kind
What to expect

Your tour of Chichen Itza begins at the entrance to the archaeological site. As you enter and get your first look at this astounding place, the first thing you’ll see is an ancient wall which once surrounded this place. The next thing you’ll see is pretty hard to miss--it’s the iconic Temple of Kukulcán, Chichen Itza’s most famous structure. But you won’t just be admiring it, you’ll also learn about its remarkable construction and how it was built to honor the equinox.

Continuing along, you’ll come to another of the city’s most amazing sights: the Great Ball Court. Here, Mayans once played an intense, elaborate game somewhere between soccer and basketball--but with a 20 pound ball! Here, you’ll learn not just about the game, but also the peculiar way the court was built.

Next, you’ll pass the ominously-titled Wall of Skulls, where the heads of sacrificial victims ended up! Then you’ll arrive at the Platform of the Eagle and Jaguar Warriors. Here, you’ll find numerous intricate carvings and sculptures depicting the exploits of these highly trained, lethally effective warriors.

After this is the Platform of Venus, which once held offerings to the stars. You’ll learn about the Mayans’ complex belief system as well as how they used this platform.

Soon, you’ll arrive at The White Road, a white stone road which is one of the largest and most intact of its kind in existence anywhere. This takes you to the Sacred Cenote, where ancient Mayans sacrificed people to appease their rain god.

Up next is the awe-inspiring Temple of Warriors, a multi-tiered temple with a dark secret hidden inside.

Your route takes you next to the Hall of a Thousand Columns, where people once shared meals together, and the Ossuary, home to the grave of a High Priest.

Then it’s on to the Observatory. Here, you’ll learn about how the Mayans viewed the heavens, and what they believed the stars told them about their future.

Finally, you’ll arrive at the imposing but oddly named Nunnery, and the Church. These two ancient structures are some of the most frequently photographed spots in the entire city, so you’ll definitely want to have your camera ready! The tour concludes here.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Self-guided tour taken via the app
    • Unique password (sent by email) for access to app
    • Static map on your phone
    • Audio narration
    • Written text explanations
    What's not included
    • Food or drinks
    • Entry to paid attractions
    Where

    Chichén Itzá, Yuc., Mexico

    Meeting point:
    This self-guided tour begins at the Parador Turistico de entrance
    What to remember

    • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one

    • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app. Be sure to check your email before you begin driving to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. If you have any questions, please contact us by call, chat, or email

    • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists

    • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms

    • This tour is valid forever - from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change

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    Provider
    ACTION TOUR GUIDE LIMITED
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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