An archeological trip to the Riviera Maya is never complete without visiting worldwide famous Chichen Itza ruins. Which is now one of the Seven Wonders of the new world. There are other ways to enjoy than just a regular visit to the site. For example the Spring equinox, which is always an epic trip. And there is also another spectacle that not everyone knows. The Kukulkan nights or “Noches de Kukulkan” is a nightly show with incredible light and sound. If you are into Mayan history and enjoy visiting pyramids, this is a must do activity.
Noches de Kukulkán adds up to your regular visit to Chichen Itza. If you already have visit the place during the day, we highly recommend you to try this show. It gives you a whole new perspective of the site and as the sun goes down it becomes magical. When you enter the site the narration and explanation of the show starts. It lasts for about 45 minutes in which you walk around until you find yourself a sit to enjoy the show. The spectacle includes a narration of the Mayan history while you enjoy of a sound and light show. All this happens on the top of the Kukulkan pyramid. The staff onsite will allow you to take as many pictures as you want. As long as you refrain from using flash while taking them. And since you will be climbing a pyramid and walking, they recommend you to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
They suggest you to arrive around 7:00pm, during winter this is actually the time the show starts. And during spring or summer season the show starts at 8:00pm. We recommend you to arrive to Chichen Itza at least 15 minutes earlier to ensure you don´t miss anything. The show is available every day but Mondays. Some holidays might be cancelled but they will announce it on the main website. The cost per person is $225.00pesos or around $20.00usd. The location is no other than the Chichen Itza ruins. Recently named one of the new Seven Wonders of the world.
We have a couple options for you to enjoy of this spectacle. There is a public shuttle that goes straight to Chichen Itza. It departing from Playa del Carmen town every day. This might be a good option during the day, but at night we highly recommend private transportation. If you have your own rental car it is really easy to arrive and leave at your own time. However if you don´t have your own transportation there is another way. We can arrange a private van to take you straight to Chichen Itza for the light and sound show. Then take you back to your vacation home. To request a quote simply send us an e-mail to [email protected] Let us know your desire date, number of passengers and your location for the pickup. We can also quote a personal driver for day light outings to explore Valladolid or the cenotes in the area. Even other archeological sites and take you and your party on snorkeling adventures. We can customize any day trip if you give us a couple of weeks in advance.