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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.


  • 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 by Night and Day: Archaeologist-Led Tour, Lunch and Light and Sound Show from Cancun

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

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

Wendi P

4 star rating: Recommended January 2017

The sites were amazing and the archeologist was Outstanding! To improve the tour, I would recommend a guide on the drive to educate you prior to the arrival at both sites about the area and the Mayan people.

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