• Location: Cancun, Mexico
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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See Chichen Itza by day with an archaeologist, then return at night for the Light and Sound Show. On this full-day excursion from Cancun, learn about the history and mythology of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and its importance to the ancient Mayan civilization through a daytime tour which includes a delicious buffet lunch. At night, take your seat as the Kukulcán Pyramid is animated with 3-D mapping and dramatic lighting. This outing includes round-trip transportation from Cancun.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Chichen Itza with lunch and Light and Sound Show
  • Learn revealing history of the UNESCO World Heritage site during a tour with a certified archaeologist
  • Delight in a 20-minute show, renovated with 3D mapping projection
  • Absorb the wonders of Mayan culture and Chichen Itza against the backdrop of Kukulcán Pyramid
  • Buffet lunch, entrance fee, pickup and drop-off from Cancun hotels included

What You Can Expect

Chichen Itza Light & Sound show plus exclusive day visit and Dinner

Enjoy brilliant lighting effects during the show!

After pickup at your hotel in Cancun, travel to Chichen Itza, about 2.5hours away, in the middle of the Yucatan peninsula. 

Enjoy a buffet lunch and drinks for purchase before meeting your guide, a certified archaeologist, to take a 1.5-hour tour of Chichen Itza. Thi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that played an important role in Mayan society from 600 to 1200 AD. Visit the Kukulcán Pyramid, the observatory, the nunnery, the ball court and other major landmarks in within the ruins. 

You then have free time to explore on your own before finding your seat for the 20-minute Light and Sound Show. Watch as the show brings to life all of the history and mythology you learned on your daytime tour of the ruins. See the Kukulcán Pyramid as it may have looked thousands of years ago and the vibrant activities that took place in this ancient city. Watch a powerful narrative drama told through images projected onto the pyramid itself and other nearby structures.

Your evening of history and entertainment ends with transportation back to your Cancun hotel, arriving around midnight.

Customer Reviews

Analuisa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

love it sooo much

Analuisa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

love it soooo much

Anna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was amazing!

TITO M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

very well organized, good driver and he was also very friendly. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Cancun.

Yongjie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great Mayan guide, lots of facts, exclusive access after the park closes, best light show by National Geographic

Timothy P C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

First off....the organization of the tour has a lot to be desired. I could of zinged it by deducting a star for that, but the experience was too good to do that. To explain - confirmation of the tour and hotel pick up has to be confirmed the day before. I tried to do that, but the numbers listed would not work! Probably using a US cell phone to call a local number that is blocked outside of Mexico. Not sure - whatever - had the concierge do it for me. When they called, they couldn't find my reservation at first - but eventually found it. Gave me a pick up time of 12:50. The problem is the sheets of the tour say PU time is to be 30-60 mins BEFORE 12:00 tour time. Needless to say I had the concierge call back the next morning to confirm. Yes 12:50. But I was not alone with all of that confusion - the guy in front of us had the exact same experience!

The tour started a little rocky....8 people in the van...a bit hot...driver didn't seem to speak a lot of English...had no idea where we were going. About 20 mins into the ride, we picked up the tour guide didn't know he was different than the driver. Then it all became clear!!

Tour guide Augusto Navarro hope I got it right was awesome! Got us comfortable, got us a pit stop, explained everything. A good 2 hour ride from there....but no wasted time! The guide is Mayan and gave us a great look into his culture from HIS perspective not from a book. Interesting to me a little long for my teeenage girls - haha. Took us to a Mayan store local crafts, jewelry, clothing, etc., ate some fresh coconut, sampled some local alcohol, and had our purchases blessed by a Mayan Shamen - all cool! Ate lunch by now - more like dinner...and then back in the van to CI.

There - he gave us a great tour as the sun was setting which was so cool - who gets to do that! for about an hour. Had to exit the park to wait for complete darkness for the night entry maybe 45 mins. When we came back in, all the structures were lit up! Self guided tour for about 45 mins - then the laser show was in Spanish for about 20 mins. Really awesome!

Back on the van for 2 1/2 hours back....slept most of it.

Both the guide and the driver Manny were great!
Seriously....slow start - but it turned out really awesome - like I said previously...who gets to tour a Mayan site at night with it lit up? I did!!

Elizabeth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

It was a wonderful experience, seeing Chichen Itza by Day and Night, Highly recommend you see this incredible experience. Our narrator was very informative. An enjoyable and education experience.

Irish Deafies

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Fabulous trip the driver and guide was excellent - would thoroughly recommend to others

Liwaliw United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended October 2017

The tour is amazing. Pros: we're just 4 in the van = very comfortable for 2hr travel fr Cancun, few people in the site makes it personal and good picture-taking, and good driver Jorge and knowledgeable archeologist/guide Rodrigo from Amigo tours. Cons:not enough roaming time,missed the Observatory.

Thomas J

4 star rating: Recommended March 2017

Great day excursion. We were picked up at our hotel and brought back, on time. The minivan was in very good condition. We had the opportunity to shop for souvenirs at a stop en route to Chichen Itza. We were given time to swim in a cenote, and have lunch at the place. Good buffet lunch with many choices. The archaeologist was very knowledgeable for the day visit of the site. The light and sound show was beautiful. We just wished we could have seen more of the site during the day, but we did see the essential.

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