Early Morning Chichen Itza Tour in small group

Chichen Itza Sunrise Discovery

From $134.10

"Best way to explore Chichen Itza and avoid the masses. Ask for R2D2 !"

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chichen itza express tour - just wanted to see the site & beat the crowds. I wanted a tour that went only to Chichen Itza. This was perfect. Got back to the resort in plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the afternoon. Highly recommend if you want to see chichen itza.

Josh H

Early Morning Chichen Itza Tour in small group

Chichen Itza Sunrise Discovery

From $134.10

"Best way to explore Chichen Itza and avoid the masses. Ask for R2D2 !"

-

chichen itza express tour - just wanted to see the site & beat the crowds. I wanted a tour that went only to Chichen Itza. This was perfect. Got back to the resort in plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the afternoon. Highly recommend if you want to see chichen itza.

Josh H

Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Ruin Exploring
Ruin Exploring

About this Tour:

Experience the Chichen Itza Sunrise Discovery, a no-nonsense tour that offers you the opportunity to explore one of the modern marvels of the world like never before. Our primary goal is to provide you with an immersive and informative experience, ensuring you witness the magic of Chichen Itza in all its glory, and still have you back at the hotel before 4pm.

  • Early Morning Exploration: We kick off your adventure bright and early, ensuring you’re among the first to step into the mystical world of Chichén Itzá. Revel in the crisp morning air and capture stunning photos devoid of large crowds in the background.
  • Intimate Groups: We maintain small tour groups to guarantee a personalized and comfortable experience for all participants. This allows for meaningful interactions with our knowledgeable guides, providing you the opportunity to inquire and uncover the mesmerizing secrets of this Maya wonder.
  • Seamless Exploration: Our tour is designed to be a seamless exploration of Chichen Itza, with no detours or interruptions (No Shopping Stops). We are dedicated to making the most of every moment at this remarkable site.
  • Return to Leisure: After an enlightening exploration, you’ll be back at your hotel early, leaving you ample time to unwind, relax, or engage in other exciting activities. Explore Chichén Itzá in a way that ensures you won’t encounter the usual crowds.

Join us on the Chichen Itza Sunrise Discovery for an unforgettable journey into the heart of ancient Mexico. Embrace the magic, the mystery, and the history of this iconic site, all while ensuring you return to your hotel with cherished memories by 4pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the wonders of Chichen Itza like never before!

Tour Time Table

* Times can vary depending the conditions.

  • 05:30 AM - 06:30 AM
    - Pick up from Cancun
  • 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
    - Pick up from Riviera Maya
  • 09:00 AM
    - Arrive at Archaeological Ruins of Chichen Itza
  • 09:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    - Guided tour and free time to explore
  • 12:30 PM
    - Transportation back to the the hotels
  • 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
    - Estimated arrival in your hotel
Cancel up to 24 hs before your tour for a full refund.

100% refund will apply in the following cases:

  • If the service is canceled by the supplier. For example in case of bad weather and rescheduling
    is not possible. Due to illness, presenting a doctor's report.
  • If the cancellation is made at least 24 hours prior to the day of the tour.
  • If a date change is requested at least 24 hours prior to the date of the tour and a new date
    cannot be agreed upon.

50% refund will apply:

  • If the cancellation is made after 5pm (local time) the day before the tour.
  • If a date change is requested after 5pm (local time) on the day before the tour, and a new date
    cannot be agreed upon.

No refunds will apply:

  • If the client does not show on the date and time of the tour.

F.A.Qs:

Is food included in the tour package?

Yes, we include a convenient lunch package in the tour. It typically consists of a delicious sandwich and fresh fruit, allowing you to refuel quickly and continue your exploration of Chichen Itza without delays.

Is the tour suitable for children and seniors?

Yes, the Chichen Itza Sunrise Express tour is suitable for all age groups. However, please keep in mind that the tour involves some walking, so comfortable footwear is recommended.

How long does the tour last?

Depending on the location of your hotel he tour typically begins early in the morning between 05:00 am and 07:00 am and returns you to your hotel by 03:00 pm and 5:00 pm. This allows you to have the afternoon for relaxation or other activities. It will take us about 3 hours to get you to Chichen Itza.

Are there any shopping stops during the tour?

No, our Chichen Itza Sunrise Express tour is designed to be uninterrupted. We do not make any shopping stops, ensuring you have a focused and immersive experience at the archaeological site and be back as early as possible in your hotel.

Why is early access important?

Early access allows you to experience Chichen Itza before the crowds arrive, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the site in a peaceful and serene atmosphere. You can witness the mesmerizing sunrise and capture stunning photos without the distraction of large crowds.

What is the Chichen Itza Sunrise Express tour?

The Chichen Itza Sunrise Express is a guided tour that provides you with early access to the Chichen Itza archaeological site. Our goal is to offer a comprehensive and educational exploration of this ancient Maya wonder.

Why is Chichén Itzá a must see during your stay in Cancun?

Chichén Itza is considered one of the 7 wonders of the world. It was declared World Heritage by Unesco in 1988. It’s one of the main attractions of México, in his area you will see different buildings like the Mil columns temple, Astronomic observatory, ball game courts, and the famous Piramide of Kukulcan.

Chichén Itzá allows us to learn about the customs, traditions, religion, and other aspects of the Maya culture.

Do you pick me up from my Airbnb or Private residence?

Yes, we will happily schedule your pickup from your Airbnb or Private Excursion. As soon as you arrive at your destination let us know your exact location. For some locations, we have special nearby meeting points.

Can I be dropped off at another hotel or location?

Please ask our Ocean Tours Team before booking if you want to be dropped off at another location. We will try our best to accommodate your request. We cannot take luggage like suitcases and backpacks on our coach excursion. We can accommodate you on our Private Excursion.

How safe are my belongings whilst on the trip?

We take all the precautions we can to make sure your belongings are safe; our guides will recommend the places where you can leave your belongings safely. Please take in mind that we can only take small bags with personal items you need on the excursion. In our coach, we cannot take suitcases or backpacks.  If you need to move from one hotel to the other on the day of your excursion a Private Trip will be perfect for you.

I have special dietary requirements – will they be catered for?

Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we’ll pass the information to our provider. We offer vegetarian and gluten-free options without any cost, but please let us know, as we need to know this at least 24 hours before the excursion starts.

Which language does my guide speak?

All our guides speak English and Spanish. 

We also have international staff, and we can offer our excursions on specific days with other languages like German, French, Italian Dutch, Polish, and Russian. If you want another language guide, please contact our customer service.  Spanish and English language is always available.

Can I skip the transportation and take my own car?

Although we recommend our hassle-free transportation from your hotel or Airbnb you can take your car and leave the car at a meeting point. In between the activities, we will take you with our transportation and after the excursion, we bring you back to the car. Please take note that parking fees are not included. Please contact our customer service if you want to bring your own car.

How many people can sign up for an excursion?

In our excursions, we create small groups so that you can enjoy the freedom of movement and be able to interact closely with your surroundings, as well as so that you can receive more personalized attention from our guides. This small size ensures that your group will not encroach on your personal experience. Most of our transportations fits 12 persons but some of our excursions involve boat trips, which may have specific capacity limitations.

May I tip the driver and guide? Is it obligatory?

Although not obligatory, it's standard practice in Mexico, and for many of our visitors is a form of thanks on finishing the excursion, always when the service and attention of these professionals have been as expected or has surpassed your expectations.

But we repeat, this is NOT OBLIGATORY.

Can people with disabilities participate in the excursion?

Our existing itineraries are not specifically designed for travelers with disabilities, but that doesn’t mean you will not be able to enjoy one of our small group excursions – it’s largely dependent on your specific needs and the location you wish to visit.

Some destinations are better suited for travelers with disabilities than others. Many destinations we visit lack accessible public infrastructure or facilities designed to accommodate travelers with disabilities, but we will do our best to arrange suitable alternatives where possible.  

You may also prefer to speak to our Customer Service and arrange a customized itinerary to suit your needs.

Do you offer photos from the snorkeling excursion?

Of course! On most of our tours, professional photographer will do their best to make your day with Ocean Excursions as memorable as possible. They carry top-quality (underwater) cameras and take high-resolution photos of both participants and their surroundings. You can view the pictures after your excursion and decide if you want to purchase them. The images are sold as a package, where you receive access to all the photos taken by your guide and our "Best Ocean Tours Excursions" collection folder, all of which will be made available to you via a link . The price for the photo package depends on the group size of your booking. For 2 persons the package is $66 USD and for 6 persons the package is $106 USD. Private Tours have different pricing depending on your group size  and tour. 

Can I take my (underwater) camera to the excursion?

You are free to take your own photos or video on tour with us, but we ask, while snorkeling, that your equipment is attached to your body in one way or another, for example with a wrist band. We do however not advise that you take your phone in a waterproof case, because it is generally not possible to operate it whilst doing the activities. At all archeological sites non-professional cameras are permitted at no cost. Video cameras GoPro tablets and selfie sticks have a charge which is paid directly at the box office upon entry. The use of professional photography equipment is strictly prohibited - including tripods. 

We do not take any responsibility of lost or damage photography gear that may happen on tour with us.

Can I pay for a reservation in someone else’s name?

Yes. For your protection and security, we will request a copy of your identification and a copy of the credit card with which you made the payment. You can send this by email to info@oceantoursmexico.com or we will ask for it when you board our tour.

I think I made the payment, but I do not receive your confirmation. What should I do?

Usually, if confirmation does not arrive, first: Look first in your UNWANTED email folder (SPAM), if you do not find our confirmation in that folder, you probably have misplaced/misspelled your email. In this case, contact us and we will help you solve it.  

What if the trip I have my heart set on is sold out?

Sometimes, it happens that our tours are sold out. Especially during high seasons and holidays. Just because a tour is sold out doesn’t mean you are out of options for taking the trip of your dreams. If we can make it happen, we will. Please call our Customer Service at +52 984 206 1444. They will try to accommodate your request or let you know about newly added departure dates that might work with your schedule.

What is your cancellation policy?

We understand that plans change. That’s why, when you book with us, you have the flexibility to change your travels and re-book when it suits you. Change or cancel your travel plans up to 24 hours before departure, with no fees.  Cancellation requests made within 24 hours of the departure date/time may not receive a refund.

Why should I book now?

We advise you to book our tours now as we have many requests! The number of participants in each excursion is limited. Discounts will only be available for early bookings.

Can I take a tour with a larger group than the website allows me to book at once?

All of our tours have their own limits when it comes to the number of people they can accommodate. If your group is larger than the allowed number on our website for a specific tour, please contact our customer service team to find a suitable option for your group. They will be able to help you arrange the perfect trip for your group, regardless of size.

 

Can I make a telephone reservation?

You can always phone us on any of the numbers given on our website to make a reservation; however, to guarantee your seats, you should pay 20% of the total cost of the reservation.

How can I pay?

We have various payment options:

You can pay for the service completely by Credit or debit card or

PayPal (This is very simple and only takes a minute).

You can also pay us only a 20% deposit to confirm your reservation. The balance due can be paid directly to our guide in cash (USD, MXN, EURO) or with a credit card. 

None of these forms of payment will increase the total price, excepting possible charges by your own bank.

How do I know you are a legitimate company?

We have been in the business for more than 16 years. Thousands of people have now taken our excursions.

You can read the thousands of verified traveler reviews on our website, and on other 3rd party sites, like TripAdvisor, Google, Facebook. You can also just call us anytime and speak to one of our friendly members of staff!

We also invite you to have a look at and engage with our Social Media pages:

https://twitter.com/OceanExcursionsMexic
https://www.facebook.com/OceanExcursions
https://www.instagram.com/oceanexcursionsmexico/

About Chichen Itza Sunrise Discovery
Is food included in the tour package?

Yes, we include a convenient lunch package in the tour. It typically consists of a delicious sandwich and fresh fruit, allowing you to refuel quickly and continue your exploration of Chichen Itza without delays.

Is the tour suitable for children and seniors?

Yes, the Chichen Itza Sunrise Express tour is suitable for all age groups. However, please keep in mind that the tour involves some walking, so comfortable footwear is recommended.

How long does the tour last?

Depending on the location of your hotel he tour typically begins early in the morning between 05:00 am and 07:00 am and returns you to your hotel by 03:00 pm and 5:00 pm. This allows you to have the afternoon for relaxation or other activities. It will take us about 3 hours to get you to Chichen Itza.

Are there any shopping stops during the tour?

No, our Chichen Itza Sunrise Express tour is designed to be uninterrupted. We do not make any shopping stops, ensuring you have a focused and immersive experience at the archaeological site and be back as early as possible in your hotel.

Why is early access important?

Early access allows you to experience Chichen Itza before the crowds arrive, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the site in a peaceful and serene atmosphere. You can witness the mesmerizing sunrise and capture stunning photos without the distraction of large crowds.

What is the Chichen Itza Sunrise Express tour?

The Chichen Itza Sunrise Express is a guided tour that provides you with early access to the Chichen Itza archaeological site. Our goal is to offer a comprehensive and educational exploration of this ancient Maya wonder.

Why is Chichén Itzá a must see during your stay in Cancun?

Chichén Itza is considered one of the 7 wonders of the world. It was declared World Heritage by Unesco in 1988. It’s one of the main attractions of México, in his area you will see different buildings like the Mil columns temple, Astronomic observatory, ball game courts, and the famous Piramide of Kukulcan.

Chichén Itzá allows us to learn about the customs, traditions, religion, and other aspects of the Maya culture.

General Tour Questions
Do you pick me up from my Airbnb or Private residence?

Yes, we will happily schedule your pickup from your Airbnb or Private Excursion. As soon as you arrive at your destination let us know your exact location. For some locations, we have special nearby meeting points.

Can I be dropped off at another hotel or location?

Please ask our Ocean Tours Team before booking if you want to be dropped off at another location. We will try our best to accommodate your request. We cannot take luggage like suitcases and backpacks on our coach excursion. We can accommodate you on our Private Excursion.

How safe are my belongings whilst on the trip?

We take all the precautions we can to make sure your belongings are safe; our guides will recommend the places where you can leave your belongings safely. Please take in mind that we can only take small bags with personal items you need on the excursion. In our coach, we cannot take suitcases or backpacks.  If you need to move from one hotel to the other on the day of your excursion a Private Trip will be perfect for you.

I have special dietary requirements – will they be catered for?

Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we’ll pass the information to our provider. We offer vegetarian and gluten-free options without any cost, but please let us know, as we need to know this at least 24 hours before the excursion starts.

Which language does my guide speak?

All our guides speak English and Spanish. 

We also have international staff, and we can offer our excursions on specific days with other languages like German, French, Italian Dutch, Polish, and Russian. If you want another language guide, please contact our customer service.  Spanish and English language is always available.

Can I skip the transportation and take my own car?

Although we recommend our hassle-free transportation from your hotel or Airbnb you can take your car and leave the car at a meeting point. In between the activities, we will take you with our transportation and after the excursion, we bring you back to the car. Please take note that parking fees are not included. Please contact our customer service if you want to bring your own car.

How many people can sign up for an excursion?

In our excursions, we create small groups so that you can enjoy the freedom of movement and be able to interact closely with your surroundings, as well as so that you can receive more personalized attention from our guides. This small size ensures that your group will not encroach on your personal experience. Most of our transportations fits 12 persons but some of our excursions involve boat trips, which may have specific capacity limitations.

May I tip the driver and guide? Is it obligatory?

Although not obligatory, it's standard practice in Mexico, and for many of our visitors is a form of thanks on finishing the excursion, always when the service and attention of these professionals have been as expected or has surpassed your expectations.

But we repeat, this is NOT OBLIGATORY.

Can people with disabilities participate in the excursion?

Our existing itineraries are not specifically designed for travelers with disabilities, but that doesn’t mean you will not be able to enjoy one of our small group excursions – it’s largely dependent on your specific needs and the location you wish to visit.

Some destinations are better suited for travelers with disabilities than others. Many destinations we visit lack accessible public infrastructure or facilities designed to accommodate travelers with disabilities, but we will do our best to arrange suitable alternatives where possible.  

You may also prefer to speak to our Customer Service and arrange a customized itinerary to suit your needs.

Do you offer photos from the snorkeling excursion?

Of course! On most of our tours, professional photographer will do their best to make your day with Ocean Excursions as memorable as possible. They carry top-quality (underwater) cameras and take high-resolution photos of both participants and their surroundings. You can view the pictures after your excursion and decide if you want to purchase them. The images are sold as a package, where you receive access to all the photos taken by your guide and our "Best Ocean Tours Excursions" collection folder, all of which will be made available to you via a link . The price for the photo package depends on the group size of your booking. For 2 persons the package is $66 USD and for 6 persons the package is $106 USD. Private Tours have different pricing depending on your group size  and tour. 

Can I take my (underwater) camera to the excursion?

You are free to take your own photos or video on tour with us, but we ask, while snorkeling, that your equipment is attached to your body in one way or another, for example with a wrist band. We do however not advise that you take your phone in a waterproof case, because it is generally not possible to operate it whilst doing the activities. At all archeological sites non-professional cameras are permitted at no cost. Video cameras GoPro tablets and selfie sticks have a charge which is paid directly at the box office upon entry. The use of professional photography equipment is strictly prohibited - including tripods. 

We do not take any responsibility of lost or damage photography gear that may happen on tour with us.

Reservations
Can I pay for a reservation in someone else’s name?

Yes. For your protection and security, we will request a copy of your identification and a copy of the credit card with which you made the payment. You can send this by email to info@oceantoursmexico.com or we will ask for it when you board our tour.

I think I made the payment, but I do not receive your confirmation. What should I do?

Usually, if confirmation does not arrive, first: Look first in your UNWANTED email folder (SPAM), if you do not find our confirmation in that folder, you probably have misplaced/misspelled your email. In this case, contact us and we will help you solve it.  

What if the trip I have my heart set on is sold out?

Sometimes, it happens that our tours are sold out. Especially during high seasons and holidays. Just because a tour is sold out doesn’t mean you are out of options for taking the trip of your dreams. If we can make it happen, we will. Please call our Customer Service at +52 984 206 1444. They will try to accommodate your request or let you know about newly added departure dates that might work with your schedule.

What is your cancellation policy?

We understand that plans change. That’s why, when you book with us, you have the flexibility to change your travels and re-book when it suits you. Change or cancel your travel plans up to 24 hours before departure, with no fees.  Cancellation requests made within 24 hours of the departure date/time may not receive a refund.

Why should I book now?

We advise you to book our tours now as we have many requests! The number of participants in each excursion is limited. Discounts will only be available for early bookings.

Can I take a tour with a larger group than the website allows me to book at once?

All of our tours have their own limits when it comes to the number of people they can accommodate. If your group is larger than the allowed number on our website for a specific tour, please contact our customer service team to find a suitable option for your group. They will be able to help you arrange the perfect trip for your group, regardless of size.

 

Can I make a telephone reservation?

You can always phone us on any of the numbers given on our website to make a reservation; however, to guarantee your seats, you should pay 20% of the total cost of the reservation.

How can I pay?

We have various payment options:

You can pay for the service completely by Credit or debit card or

PayPal (This is very simple and only takes a minute).

You can also pay us only a 20% deposit to confirm your reservation. The balance due can be paid directly to our guide in cash (USD, MXN, EURO) or with a credit card. 

None of these forms of payment will increase the total price, excepting possible charges by your own bank.

How do I know you are a legitimate company?

We have been in the business for more than 16 years. Thousands of people have now taken our excursions.

You can read the thousands of verified traveler reviews on our website, and on other 3rd party sites, like TripAdvisor, Google, Facebook. You can also just call us anytime and speak to one of our friendly members of staff!

We also invite you to have a look at and engage with our Social Media pages:

https://twitter.com/OceanExcursionsMexic
https://www.facebook.com/OceanExcursions
https://www.instagram.com/oceanexcursionsmexico/

What to Bring:

  • Snacks

    If your pickup is early, it is a good idea to bring some bars and snacks especially when traveling with kids.

  • Comfortable shoes

    This can be (sport) sandals or tennis

  • Hat or Cap

  • Official identification with photograph of the holder of the credit card with which the payment was made

    or a readable copy of both sides

  • Sunglasses

  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, comfortable clothing

    Comfortable, lightweight clothes, and long-sleeved-cotton shirt

  • Certified Bilingual Guide

  • Potable water

  • Round-Trip Transportation

    Round-Trip Transportation with AC

  • Lunch package

    Enjoy a satisfying sandwich, snacks and fruit during the drive.

Why With Us:

Our first concern is the total satisfaction of our clients!

We are Dedicated

We are dedicated to make your tour a memorable one. Our customer-centric approach aims to exceed your expectations.

We are Experienced

We have over 15 years of experience in operating tours as Ocean Tours started in year 2005.

We are Professional

Our guides are enthusiastic, experienced, and knowledgeable. The whole team will make your tour unforgettable.

We are Safe

Our professional guides are certified in First-Aid. Our transportation is very safe and comfortable, and our drivers are very experienced.

We are the Tour Operator

Every service and every part of the tour is directly operated by Ocean Tours. This is why we’re able to guarantee excellent and high-quality service. Most of the web pages you see are simply selling tours as a middle-man, providing little to no guarantee of quality, safety, or assurance. Here, you buy directly from the tour operator.

We strive to be the Best

We are rated excellent on Tripadvisor, Google, and other rating platforms thanks to our commitment to excellence.

All inclusive

Our packages often include essentials like transportation, entrance fees, guided tours, and refreshments, making your planning hassle-free.

Early Access

Be among the first to enter Chichen Itza. Our early morning tours let you experience the magic of sunrise and explore the site in the tranquil morning light, free from crowds.

No Interruptions

Unlike other tours, we prioritize your exploration. With us, there are no shopping stops, delays, or distractions. You get a seamless, uninterrupted journey through Chichen Itza.

Small Groups

We keep our tour groups small to ensure a personalized and comfortable experience for all participants. This allows for meaningful interactions with our guides and a chance to ask questions.

Our Guides:

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