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7 Best Chichen Itza Tours from Tulum [2023]

Wondering what are the best Chichen Itza tours from Tulum? With the ruins being so famous, there are tons! Here you’ll find the very best options to enjoy a memorable trip. 

Chichen Itza definitely needs no introduction; if you’ve never heard anything from Mexico, at least you know about these ancient Mayan ruins that were once a thriving civilization. 

Visiting Chichen Itza is pretty much on every traveler’s bucket list. They are in fact the most famous Mayan ruins in Mexico, and you’ll probably want to visit Chichen Itza on top of the Tulum Ruins if staying in Tulum. It’s very easy to visit these ruins if you’re staying in the Riviera Maya or Tulum area.

Picture of the main pyramid in Chichen Itza. This image is inserted in a list of the best Chichen Itza tours from Tulum.

In this post, you’ll find the top Chichen Itza tours from Tulum, most of which include a stop at the gorgeous cenotes in the area and a tasty lunch. Check them out to plan your perfect Chichen Itza day trip from Tulum! 

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The VERY Best Chichen Itza Tours from Tulum

➤ The Valladolid, Chichen Itza and Cenote tour is one of the most comprehensive ones, and probably the best Chichen Itza tour from Tulum. It offers a guided tour around the archaeological site where you’ll learn all about the Mayan civilization that lived there, and then head to an ancient cenote that’s part of a network of sacred underground rivers.

You’ll finish your Chichen Itza tour with a fantastic buffet lunch and a stroll around Valladolid.  

This tour also includes: Roundtrip transportation from your hotel, use of dressing rooms at the cenote and entrance fees. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Cenote, Valladolid and Chichen Itza Day Trip includes a guided tour of Chichen Itza, as well as a visit to a nearby cenote, where you’ll get to swim and enjoy the snacks provided by your guide, and a stroll around the gorgeous city of Valladolid. 

This day trip Tulum to Chichen Itza also includes: Roundtrip transportation from your hotel, lunch, snacks and drinks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Entrance Ticket to Chichen Itza

If you’d rather drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza and visit the site on your own, you should buy the entrance tickets in advance, as the queues can be extremely long at the site. 

➤ The Skip the Line: Entrance Ticket to Chichen Itza grants you immediate access to the ruins so you don’t have to wait in line, regardless of the time you decide to visit. You’ll be able to enjoy a Chichen Itza self-guided excursion, staying for as long as you want, or hire a guide on-site to learn more about the Mayan ruins. 

This ticket includes: Priority entrance to Chichen Itza. ➥ BUY IT HERE

➤ On top of the entrance ticket, you can also buy an audioguide to make the most of your self-guided tour. ➥ BUY IT HERE

Chichen Itza + Coba from Tulum

If you want to take your archaeological visits to another level, check out the following tours that include access to the Coba Ruins, as well as Chichen Itza. 

➤ The Ik Kil Cenote, Coba and Chichen Itza tour from Tulum combines a visit to two Mayan ancient cities and to a wonderful cenote. After exploring the popular ruins of Chichen Itza and learning all about its history you’ll get to cool off at the Ik Kil Cenote and refuel with a typical lunch.

You’ll then head to the Coba ruins, a smaller archaeological site that allows you to climb its main pyramid. 

This tour also includes: Roundtrip transportation from your hotel, bottled water, box lunch with sandwich, fruit and juice and admission to the three sites. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ If you’d rather experience the archaeological sites with your own group, choose the VIP Chichen Itza & Coba Private Tour. You’ll be taken on a private vehicle to Chichen Itza early in the morning, so you can explore the ruins before the crowds arrive, and it will be your call when you’re ready to go.

You’ll then get to swim in a cenote at Hacienda Chumuk and visit the Coba ruins. This Chichen Itza from Tulum tour allows you free time in all the activities. 

This tour also includes: Lunch a la carte, a visit to Valladolid, bottled water and private roundtrip transportation. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The Best Chichen Itza Private Tours from Tulum

If you’re already a large party and would rather enjoy the benefits of going on a private tour with your own personal guide, check out the following Chichen Itza and cenote tours from Tulum.

➤ The Chichen Itza Private Tour from Tulum offers a full-day excursion to learn all about the archaeological site and the civilization that inhabited it many centuries ago, and a refreshing swim in a sacred cenote to cool off after all the wandering around.

You’ll finish your day with a tour around the colonial city of Valladolid, and some free time to explore on your own if desired. 

This Chichen Itza and cenote tour from Tulum also includes: Lunch at a local establishment, roundtrip transportation from your hotel, snacks and bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ An alternative is taking the VIP Private Tour, one of the best tours from Tulum to Chichen Itza. You’ll get to the Mayan ruins before anyone else, and avoid the crowds as you explore the site pretty much by yourself.

This Chichen Itza early morning tour from Tulum offers transportation in a luxury car and allows you full flexibility to stay as much or as little as you want in each destination. After Chichen Itza ruins tour you’ll visit a cenote nearby and also head to the beautiful city of Valladolid. 

This tour also includes: Lunch, insurance and roundtrip transportation from your hotel. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Chichen Itza Tours from Tulum FAQ

How do I get from Tulum to Chichen Itza?

You can drive to Chichen Itza, or get there by bus or with a tour. The Valladolid, Chichen Itza, and Cenote and this Chichen Itza Day Trip are the best tours from Tulum. I also have a whole article about how to get from Tulum to Chichen Itza.

Can you visit Chichen Itza on your own?

You can definitely visit Chichen Itza on your own. If you want to learn more about the site, though, I recommend going with a tour such as the Valladolid and Chichen Itza Trip or this Private Tour to Chichen Itza.

What is the best Tulum to Chichen Itza tour?

This Tour from Tulum to Chichen Itza is arguably the best option for a day trip to the Mayan ruins.

  • Virginia Bello

    Virginia is a writer originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. She left her career as a TV Producer to gain more freedom and never looked back. She's been traveling the world full-time ever since! Virginia has traveled extensively through Latin America, Europe and Asia. You can currently find her gallivanting through Southeast Asia.