Chichen Itza earns its accolades as one of Mexico’s top archaeological attractions, drawing thousands of visitors each day. Arriving at your own private entrance before the park opens to the public, you’ll skip the crowds and get the rare opportunity to explore the fabled Maya ruins in almost total solitude.
You’ll have a real-life archaeologist on hand to give you a guided tour of some of the park’s standout ruins, from the massive stepped pyramid of El Castillo to the ancient Ball Game Court, where tournaments once ended in deadly sacrifices.
Your tour includes a stay at the Mayaland Hotel, an historic jungle resort located directly inside the park—the world’s only on-site hotel at an archaeological attraction. Upgrades include a refreshing spa treatment, horseback ride, or a swim in a Maya cenote. You’ll also enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with authentic Yucatan specialties, as well as a visit to the Mayan Planetarium to learn about the history and culture of the mighty, fallen civilization.