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Uber offers tour deal to Chichén Itzá

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The spring equinox is a special time at Chichén Itza. Photo: arizona.edu
The spring equinox is a special time at Chichén Itza. Photo: arizona.edu

Still new to Mérida, the ride-share program Uber is competing with more than taxi drivers. It’s taking on tour drivers as well.

And just in time for the spring equinox at Chichén Itzá when something special takes place.

The late-afternoon sun creates the illusion of its serpent creeping slowly down the northern staircase of the great Kukulkan Pyramid — and an increasing number of tourists flock to see it. This only happens twice a year: today and during the fall equinox. This phenomenon begins about three hours before sunset.

The pyramid is one of the seven wonders of the modern world, built by the Maya, who initiated planting at the spring equinox, and with the autumn equinox, the harvest. They considered these days sacred times.


To get there via Uber, passengers must take a good look at their Uber app, which now has an UberTOUR operation, so requesting a trip is the same as asking for an UberX.

For 850 pesos, tolls included, a driver will take you to Chichen Itza, about 90 minutes away, and return you to your own collection point in Mérida. The driver will wait up to four hours while customers roam the ruins.

This is not a guided tour but a flexible option that allows one more way to get to Chichén Itzá at a passenger’s own schedule and pace.

UberTOUR may be requested only from Mérida and allows up to four passengers.

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The fee does not include entrance tickets to the ruins or guided tour.

UberTour has been offered in various tourist spots around the world, including Rome, India and Phuket.

The vernal equinox

The March equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from south to north. Night and day are nearly exactly the same length — 12 hours — all over the world.

Tip: Download the App and enter the code: UBERTOURCHICHEN to receive a 150-pesos discount.

Source: Uber Mexico

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