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I thought it was pretty amazing and I recommend getting a guide. The information about each of the buildings made it even more interesting; we would have missed out on a lot if he didn't point out and explain things for us. It would be great for your guests who want to do more than just be on the beach the whole time - I know I get bored of that pretty fast. However, I don't recomend booking through the hotel. I think our hotel charges about $95, but you can get it for $35 from the shops in Playa del Carmen.

 

Tulum ruins also have a beautiful view, but it is very different from Chichen.

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You have to go!! I went there with FI about 2 years ago now. It was amazing. Just being there for the history is unbelievable.

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I did the trip to chichen itza when I visited the RM. We though it was great it was the afternoon part of an all day excursion we did called the Copa-Pachan tour which was absolutely amazing. A van picked us and about five other couples up in the am and brought us into a small village. We canoed around their lake then took a hike (ok more of a walk) in the jungle until we came to a zip line which we zipped across a lake (super cool) then as we walked back we stopped at a cenote and repelled in and swam in the crystal clear water. Afterwards we got back to the village and the ladies of the village prepared a traditional lunch (the trip is AI) afterwards we stopped at a house where a lady was hand making a hammock then to finish the day a walk around chichen itza. While there we rented bikes for like $2 and saw lots of the property (although not necessary, the ruins are enough) A fantastic day and one of my favorites from all the excursions I have ever done at any resort.
Needless to say when we got back we crashed!friday.gif

oooh that sounds incredible!! who was the tour through??

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kat, i think paulav did a trip there, try searching her username
Yes we went. I have been twice. First time We were able to climb up to the top of the main pyramid and inside as well.

It was incredible, but I am biased since I plan on visiting as many pyramids as I can in this lifetime.

When we went in Feb. I was very dissappointed that we could not climb it, but it didn't seem to bother all those that went with us. There are other structures there that you can climb.

It is an all day event. I loved it.

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If you are planning on seeing ruins in Belize I gather that you have some interest in Mayan ruins? If so, you owe it to yourself to go see Chichen Itza. It's one of the wonders of the ancient world.

 

I plan on going there next time we are in Mexico. Like someone said to me....

 

"If you were two hours away from the pyramids at Giza, would you say 'eh, it's too far'"?

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We went about four years ago through our hotel. We bus ride took forever and it was miserably hot in July, but so worth it. It's not as spread out as Coba and not as small as Tulum (also doesn't have an ocean breeze like Tulum), its like a whole town of ruins. They have the pyramid, smaller buildings and even a sacrificial pit. If you're into ruins and the whole cultural aspect of it, its totally worth the ride and the heat. We did get to climb the pyramid, I heard you can't do it anymore because someone got hurt. Like everyone else said, get a guide. We are definitely doing it during our trip in July and everyone is so excited.

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I went to Chichen itza when I was younger and it was GREAT! It's really something you shouldn't miss if you are in that area. It's a tiring day trip but soooo worth it. I see pictures in history books and everywhere and I always get to say "Hey! I've been there!"

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What is closer from Cancun: Coba or Chichen Itza?

Sorry girls, my geography sucks... it looks to me like Coba is more along the coast, close to Tulum, whereas Chichen Itza seems more inland between Cancun and RM?

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