One of the seven new wonders of the world, Chichen Itza is a masterpiece of Mayan architecture and engineering, and a breathtaking glimpse into the workings of this civilisation, including their astronomical beliefs. Grand stepped pyramids rise out of the dense jungle, while the vast sinkhole of Cenote Sagrado and an immense ball court hint at the Mayan’s gory history.
Discover the rituals that would have taken place in these 1,500-year-old pyramids, the sacrifices made to the gods and the intricate design of the temples that demonstrates their impressive astronomical knowledge.
Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Hacienda Chichen is an elegant converted 16th-century colonial hacienda that offers beautiful tropical surroundings while making the perfect retreat after a hot day spent exploring the Maya world's most famous city.