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Yucatán: Chichén Itzá Self-Guided Walking Tour with GPS

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Yucatán: Chichén Itzá Self-Guided Walking Tour with GPS

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 7.99 per person

Explore Chichen Itza's ruins and test your knowledge with trivia. Investigate the ancient Mayan ruins visiting El Castillo, the Great Ball Court, the Temple of Warriors, the Church, and more.

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Duration 3 hours
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Audio guide included
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Get up close to the towering El Castillo pyramid that dominates Chichen Itza
  • Decode hidden symbolism within ancient Mayan artwork
  • Challenge friends and family to get the highest quiz score as you explore
  • Unearth the long-forgotten secrets of Mayan culture
  • See unforgettable landmarks like the Jaguar Throne
Full description
Your tour/trivia combo of Chichen Itza begins at the entrance to the archaeological site. Past an ancient wall that once surrounded this place, you’ll see Chichen Itza’s most prized landmark: El Castillo. As you marvel at this huge pyramid, you’ll learn about its significance to the Mayans. Next on your route is the Great Ball Court, where Mayans once played an intense, elaborate game somewhere between soccer and basketball. Then it’s on to the ominous-sounding Wall of Skulls, which once held the heads of sacrificial victims! After that is the Platform of the Eagle and Jaguar Warriors, home to intricate carvings and sculptures full of deep meaning. Then you’ll head toward the Platform of Venus, which once held offerings to the stars. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the Mayan religion, you’ll learn it here! Next, you’ll arrive at The White Road, one of the largest and most intact ancient roads in the world. This brings you to the Sacred Cenote, where ancient Mayans sacrificed people to appease their rain god. Past that is the Temple of Warriors, a multi-tiered temple with a dark secret hidden inside. Then there’s the Hall of a Thousand Columns and the Ossuary, the final resting place of a High Priest. After that, you’ll continue to the Observatory, a perfect spot for viewing the heavens and learning the significance of the stars in Mayan culture. Finally, you’ll reach the Nunnery and the Church, two of the most-photographed spots in the entire ruin. Your tour and trivia adventure concludes here.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via the app
  • Interesting optional trivia quiz to enhance your experience.
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
  • GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Food or drinks
  • Entry to paid attractions
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Before you go on the tour, please download the Action Tour Guide app and the tour by entering your unique password. Please allow us 15 minutes to send you your unique password. Look for another email from us with the subject "Our local partner sent you a message..." in your email where you have received the confirmation email. The email will have all the further instructions needed to get you started.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • 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. This is not an entry ticket
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • 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
  • 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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