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Uncover the mysteries of the ancient Mayans during a full-day tour of Uxmal from Merida. Discover the significant archeological site in both illuminating daylight and atmospheric darkness as you witness a spectacular light and sound show. Gain insight into ancient Mayan civilizations as you follow your knowledgeable guide to the majestic Pyramid of the Magician and Governor’s Palace. Then, as darkness blankets the site, prepare yourself for one of the world’s most acclaimed and astounding light and sound shows. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, which limits numbers to 25 people.

Highlights

  • Uxmal tour and evening sound and light show from Merida
  • Enjoy a scenic drive down the Yucatan Peninsula to Uxmal
  • Take a guided tour of the archeological wonders of Uxmal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Learn about Puuc architecture at the Pyramid of the Magician and Governor's Palace
  • Be amazed as Uxmal and the Maya world come to life during the sound and light show
  • Small-group tour limited to 25 people ensures a personalized experience with an expert guide
  • All entrance fees included

What You Can Expect

Uxmal Light and Sound Show from Merida

See Uxmal both during the day and at night!

Greet your guide at your Merida hotel and begin your archeological adventure in a comfortable 16-seater minivan. Enjoy a light lunch and admire the scenery of the picturesque Mexican countryside during your journey to Uxmal. 

On arrival at the sacred and splendid site of Uxmal, set out on your adventure to discover some of Mexico’s most magnificent Mayan architecture. Discover the mysterious allure of Mayan civilization as you follow your guide on a comprehensive 2-hour tour of the site. 

Visit the Nunnery Quadrangle to admire the intricate friezes depicting owls and serpents; learn about the astronomical significance of the court’s positioning; and gaze upward at the majestic Pyramid of the Magician, marveling at the precision of its elaborate design. See, too, the gorgeous Governer’s Palace, upon the façade of which are over 100 images of the prominent Mayan deity Chaac, god of rain. 

As the sky begins to fade into inky blackness, take your seat at the Nunnery Quadrangle and immerse yourself in the theatrical drama of Uxmal’s luminescent light and sound show. Gaze amazedly as Mayan myths are recreated through the medium of light, watching colors explode into the sky above historically significant structures. 

Reminisce about one of the world’s finest light shows on the relaxing return journey to your Merida hotel.

Customer Reviews

Stephen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Excellent guide and trip - well worth every penny.
Best trip I did in Mexico

Susmita B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Transportation is good, Guide is very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information. Site is very interesting and light and sound show is also well documented.

FRANK L

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

Very good guide.
Light and Sound show was spectacular.

IDO T

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2016

Augosto the guide was great. The ruins are magnificent. The light show is very disappointing. Just colorful lights projections on the buildings with dramatic narration in Spanish. No headphones with English translation were supplied. I had enough after 5 minutes but had 40 minutes to go.

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