CHICHEN ITZA RUINS TOURS FROM COZUMEL
Chichen Itza is the number one destination for people looking to see the Mayan ruins, they are the most popular Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan peninsula. This ruins were declared as one of the 7 wonders of the world in 2006 and world heritage site by the UNESCO. The most famous structure in the site is El Castillo (The Castle) pyramid and it's the most recognizable structure in the entire Mayan Empire. It is a long haul from Cozumel, about a 14 hour day, but it is worth it, you'll enjoy every minute of your visit.
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Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins Tours - FAQ
Q: ARE THE CHICHEN ITZA RUINS LOCATED
A: No, From Cozumel you'll need to ride the passenger ferry over to Playa del Carmen, where you can meet your tour. Chichen Itza is located about 2.5 to 3 hours north of Playa del Carmen and Cancun, in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.
Q: CAN I ENJOY THESE TOURS IF I'M ON A
A: Any tour from Chichen Itza will take you a 14 hour commute, that is why we do not recommend it for cruise ship passengers. You can check with your cruise, if you're stopping in Progreso, you can do the ruins from there. If you are looking to see some Mayan ruins while in Cozumel we can recommend you to visit either Tulum or Coba instead.
Q: WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE HISTORY
OF CHICHEN ITZA?
A: Chichen Itza became a major regional capital of the Mayan empire, both politically and economically grew to power about 1,400 years ago. About 1000 years ago, a civil war broke out, and the city went into a drastic decline. In 1521, Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Montejo claimed the city for Spain, intending it to become the capital of Spanish Yucatan.
Q: WHAT FAMOUS TEMPLES WILL I GET TO
SEE ON CHICHEN ITZA?
A: Chichen Itza is home of one of the seven wonders of the world, the famous temple of El Castillo (The Castle) the Temple of Kukulkan, this structure dominates the landscape at the center of the ruins site. Some of the other famous and major temples include the High Priest's Temple, the Temple of the Warriors, The House of Mysterious Writing, The Nunnery, The Snail, and also the Mayan Ball Courtand the Sacred Cenote, where human sacrifices once took place.
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