Chichen Itza: Light and Sound

activities / Sightseeing tours

Tour description provided by Viator

Visit the most important archaeological zone of the Mayan world, the ancient capital of the Mayan Empire on a full day guided tour. Witness the remnants of the once powerful Mayan people and visit the Sacred Cenote where sacrifices took place. You'll have the opportunity to see the Ball Court, where Mayan games of strength and skill were held, the Castle and Pyramid of Kukulkan. Recently declared as one of the 7 Modern Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza is a must when visiting Mexico!


Please note: this tour is not currently operating due to maintenance

Upon arrival at Chichen Itza at 2:00pm, head directly to the archaeological site. Once inside, we'll divide into two groups, English and Spanish speaking. You'll be taken on a 1.5 hour tour with a certified guide who will introduce you to the secrets of the Mayans. Your guide will explain the historical significance of all the most important sites before leaving you to enjoy the ruins on your own.

After, you'll have the opportunity to visit an underwater grotto and admire its beauty and unique formation. Here, you can swim in the pure, crystal clear water and enjoy the beautiful nature. Then, you'll enjoy a delicious buffet dinner with fresh salads, soups, rice, meat, chicken, fish, vegetables and regional dishes. Included are two drinks.

After dark, you'll watch a projected light shadow over the architectural elements of the building. Witness a serpent descending to the ground (equinox show), Mayan warriors playing the ball game and the sounds of life and death. This is an exciting show full of history, awesome light effects and a brief glimpse into the ancestry of the once powerful Mayan people.

Chichen Itza has been declared a human heritage site and recently designated as one of the modern wonders of the world due to its extraordinary architectural beauty and its geographical location. The ancient history combined with the lush natural landscape make Chichen Itza one destination that you cannot afford to miss while in Mexico.

What's included

  • Round trip transportation in motor coach or van
  • Entrance fee to the chichen itza archaeological site
  • Bilingual certified inah guide & 1.5 hour ruins tour
  • Buffet dinner (two soft drinks or beers included)
  • Underwater grotto visit

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals / snack before dinner
  • Translator devices for light and sound show
  • Inah tax for the use of video cameras
  • Return drop off service to courtyard by marriott or secrets excellence playa mujeres hotels
  • Food and drinks, unless specified