Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of The World are famed the world over. Its iconic pyramid-shaped temple is the poster-child for Mayan civilization, explaining why Chichen Itza is on most travelers' bucket-lists…I know it was on mine!
You do not need to go on a Chichen Itza private tour to have your own quiet time here, in fact, this would not help at all as they generally arrive too late in the day. The only way to see Chichen Itza without the crowds is to go there by yourself, either with a car or staying in a nearby town.
Entrance -- Parador Turistico de Chichen Itza, Tinúm Municipality, Yucatan, Mexico
Chichen Itza Self-Guided Walking Tour
1 - 2 hours
Stop 1 : Welcome
Stop 6 : El Castillo : The Pyramid of Kukulkan
Using the self guide meant I could tailor the visit to my own timetable not a guide's
Listen to the whole guided tour before you arrive. Arrive as early as you can and wear trainers. The ground is uneven.
Used this app for Chichen Itza and can't wait to use it for other locations. Note that in-app purchases are required in order to participate in the full tour. This app saved us big money on a guide and let us go at our own pace. It auto-plays relevant info based on your GPS location and provides a map to see all attractions.
Good alternative to a Guide. We wanted to wander around the ruins at our pace which the app helped in. The narration was entertaining and also had great information about the history of Mayans which was an add on. Loved it
If you're going to Chichen Itza but don't want the cost of a tour guide ($700mxn) - like we didn't, then definitely get this app!! Almost pointless going to the ruins without some guide as you don't get a booklet with your ticket to guide you round/provide any info. This app provides good level of detail of history and of the ruins. Easy to use and really interesting. Certainly worth the money.
We used this app to self guide around Chichen Itza and it was worth the in-app cost (be mindful that it seems to be USD quoted in the app and was more in AUD for example), adding lots of useful insight while allowing us to go at our own pace and avoid a large tour group.
Great Tour and worked Offline!
Great App. The Narrative timing and content was amazing and powerful. We downloaded the tours before we went to the Ruins and it worked Offline without any Data. It made our trip perfect. Also the kids loved it.