Standing alongside the likes of Machu Picchu and Taj Mahal as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, it’s really no surprise that Chichen Itza keeps drawing more and more visitors from across the globe with each passing year.
If you’re preparing for your very own adventure to this sensational location, we can assure you that the sights you’ll see and your overall experience here will be quite satisfactory, to say the least.
However, to make your trip to Chichen Itza even more noteworthy, it’s helpful to have certain information handy. Nothing ruins a trip faster than some unexpected event you probably should have prepared for blindsiding you.
While there are certainly a lot of things worth looking at here to ensure your trip goes smoothly, we’ll be highlighting the ones we think you should pay more attention to here.
1. Time Your Arrival
To a larger extent, this applies only when you’re in charge of getting yourself over to Chichen Itza. If you’ll be driving yourself down to this scenic and historic location, then it pays for you to start your trip as early as possible, if you want to avoid getting to Chichen Itza when the location is very busy, that is.
2. Prepare for the Heat
As you know, Chichen Itza is situated in Mexico, which can get very hot, especially at certain times of the year. If you’ll be making your trip here this summer, you can expect the temperature to get as high as 33.3º C (or 91.9ºF) on most days.
As most of the main attractions that this location features are in wide-open spaces, there isn’t going to be a lot of shade. To reduce the impact of the heat on you during your trip, make sure to pick out the perfect clothes for this location, and come equipped with your umbrella!
3. Use the Restroom Beforehand
As you would be traversing a scenic and very original location, you won’t be able to find a restroom during the tour, should you need one. The only restrooms available are the ones situated inside the main building, and to access those, you would have to exit the ancient city.
You want to avoid this because you very likely won’t be allowed back in once you leave. Due to this, we highly recommend that you try to make use of the facilities before your tour begins.
4. Don’t Carry Too Much
When visiting Chichen Itza, there’s a rule that prohibits visitors from carrying in big bags. This isn’t always enforced so you don’t have to worry too much about it. However, the major reason we encourage you to not carry too much around is that you will be walking about in the heat and heavy loads can become very uncomfortable to carry rather quickly.
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