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Chichen Itza

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Introduction

Chichen Itza is the most famous, visited and extensively restored Mayan site in Mexico.

It is located conveniently from Merida along the main road to Cancun and the Caribbean coast.

At Chichen Itza the people worshipped the god-king Kukulcan who was the Mayan representation of Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent. The focus of ritual, religious and political power was the Kukulcan pyramid, or El Castillo, which stands in the centre of the plaza.

Chichen Itza was one of the greatest cities of the ancient Mayan civilisation and as such its annual equinox festival has a special status in the Yucatan; every year in March up to 70,000 visitors flock to the site to witness the shadow of the snake descend the pyramid, which according to Mayan cosmology was used to predict coming fortunes.

Top itineraries in Chichen Itza

Historic Haciendas of Mexico

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,760 pp incl. flights

This 10-day tailor-made tour is the perfect introduction to the Yucatán's colonial and Mayan heritage, combining stays in beautifully converted haciendas with a two-night stay at one of the most luxurious resorts on the Mayan Riviera.

Highlights of Mexico

15-day tailor-made journey from £3,290 pp incl. flights

Discover the legacy of the Aztec, Mayan and Spanish empires on this comprehensive 13-day tailor-made tour of Mexico’s finest sites, ideal for the first-time visitor.

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