Chichen Itza Noche de Kukulkan

Chichen Itza Noche de Kukulkan

Chichen Itza Noche de Kukulkan
4.5
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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Robert C
Singapore, Singapore891 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
while the show itself is pretty unique and interesting. it’s purely in spanish. can’t they have provided any other form of explanation in english and other languages? like a phamplet, etc. the tickets weren’t cheap at all. and for some reason, they do not accept credit cards even though the card machines are all over the counters. i saw that turned a few visitors away as they did not have enough cash and it was expensive. i liked that they allowed a tour around the ground to see some structured lighted up. but they took a long time to start the show. we waited almost an hour sitting on chairs(not comfortable) before the show started. the show i attended, they had a technical glitch, had to restart the projection. can be better organized. still 4 stars for the uniqueness of the experience.
Written 12 February 2024
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Lowell L
12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
My wife and I decided to make a day of it at Chichen Itza and stay to watch the light show. It was nice to have 45 mins walking around the illuminated main ruins with very few people. The light show is a potted history of Chichen and whilst it's all in Spanish you could get the idea from the images. The show was shorter than expected (about 20mins) but was a different experience. Price was perhaps on the high side but given the low numbers of people I can see why. Online booking was a nightmare so we bough the tickets at Chichen (available from 1:30pm on the day). Would probably say it would have been a bit disappointing if we had travelled just for that but was a nice end to the day in Chichen.
Written 14 May 2023
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Lissette R
North Bergen, NJ216 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Drove 3.5 hours from Tulum only to find out the show has been suspended for over a year.

A waste of my entire day driving back and forth and the entire point of my trip was to see this light show.

Someone needs to update the website!
Written 11 March 2023
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Sareena C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Found out when I arrived at my hotel near Chichen Itza that this tour is no longer running despite the website indicating that it is.
Written 22 February 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
we were very happy with this experience we love Mexico and it was spectacular I want to go back again one day. that is a magical place
Written 13 July 2022
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Ed V
Roseville, United States78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The best part is being able to see most of Chichen Itza with lights and very few people. There are a few areas that are closed but they do a good job lighting so that you have one hour prior to the light show to view everything. That is just about the right amount of time. It allows for some great pictures without people in your shots.

It is pricey at about $50+ USD. You enter exactly at 7 pm. You have one hour to wander the grounds. Light show starts at 8 pm and is over by 820 pm. Then you leave. Seating is assigned although with only 50 people attending and some 200 seats available, we were able to sit in the back and stand without blocking anyone's view.

The light show is entirely in Spanish. You should have some knowledge to appreciate the commentary.
Written 26 February 2022
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Edward D.
Lucena, PB4,578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We visited here a lifetime ago in early March, before the COVID-19 pandemic. Check dates, because they may be temporarily closed.
This incredible light show takes place at the Chichen Itza archaeological zone after sunset (beginning times vary, but they will let you know exactly what time when you buy the tickets). You have time to explore the area of all the buildings on the site, which are all illuminated in colored lights that continually change. You have about 30 to 45 minutes to walk around and see this marvelous site bathed in ethereal lights, making the site seem even more other-worldly.
You are then seated to see a light show that is projected on the Pyramid of Kukulkan (aka the Castle). The show tells the story of the Mayan religion and history, and specifically life at this ruined city. While the introduction is narrated in English and Spanish, the main show is only narrated in Spanish, but even if you don’t speak the language, the show is spectacular. It lasts another 25 or 30 minutes.
In 1988, Chichén Itzá was declared “World Heritage” by UNESCO and it is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. By day, the site is open for regular viewing as well.
Tickets cost $520 MXN, which is about $20 or $25 US, and it’s completely worth it.
I highly recommend this show (experience)—I’ve never seen anything like it.
Oh, and if you gave this site less than 5 stars, you’re impossible to please.
Written 14 April 2020
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Sally
Ireland332 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
After considering our options to visit Chichen Itza we decided to opt for the night light performance. After reviews of Tripadvisor etc we liked the idea of the self guided iPod and the show. We drove from Tulum and went to 3 cenotes during the day which were wonderful. We choose to stay in a hotel near Chichen Itza called Doralba inn Chichen which was near Il-kil cenote too. Perfect location! So to the night tour. We went at 6.30 as suggested. Parking is 80 pesos inside the grounds. Most vendors are gone by this time. We queued to be allowed in to the grounds... no sign of iPods anywhere?! We had Booked front row seats. So once it hit 7pm the gates opened and the crowd entered. Still no booth for iPods! There were seats set up and some people were starting to sit.. the steward was shouting some directions in Spanish.(no idea what) we were unsure of what was happening and spotted a crowd making their way towards the monuments so we followed suit. It was all very confusing. So dark. The monuments were lit by lights but with all the crowd shuffling and taking pics it was difficult to see exactly where you were. As we approached the main pyramid there was no barrier to keep your distance and people were walking in the grass or whatever outside the desired boundary.. the stewards blew whistles and shouted to keep out.. again there is no clear barrier and it’s dark!! So after 45 mins we made it back to the seats and waited for the show. The stars were fabulous as so little light pollution. Then at 8pm it began.. pitch dark at first so the stars were even clearer. Then the show all narrated in spanish. Lots of projected images of serpents and lights... no idea what it really was all about. Effects were really good, but it seemed muddled. No history of Mayans or the actual use of the pyramid... just lots of images of skulls, serpents, lights flashing?! Can’t say I was anymore enlightened as to the time line, culture etc. It all ended after 20 mins. I tried to take photos now and then but was so guilty as my phone lit up and so gave up. we saw a fire ball which was so cool. Not part of the show but awesome. I asked my partner if he was ok not having seen this ‘wonder of the world’ in daylight as understandable we couldn’t afford both.. and he agreed the heat of the day plus the crowds would have been less enjoyable. I have such mixed feelings. We had visited Monte Alban outside Oxaca which were very cool. Huge grounds. Lots of pyramids and temple ruins, Guides not intrusive and Attached museum, so I guess Chichen was just a tick box. Saying all this It is really awesome to realise the scale of the structure and it’s preservation. Just FYI I did read about half price entry on Sundays but we didn’t notice this anywhere and had bought on line.. maybe there’s no iPods on Sunday’s for this reason but we paid online 520 pesos each!!! Would I recommend... tough one, in hindsight we enjoyed the day as the cenotes were so cool, but I was underwhelmed by the show .
Written 17 February 2020
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Jonathan G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
The Noches de Kukulkan is an awesome lightshow in Chichen Itza. This review is not about the actual event but about the online rip off. My girlfriend and I both booked the tickets online on their websites or at least tried to. We were asked for credit card details which we provided, than an error occoured and we did not receive a ticket. We sent emails for refund and my girlfriend got no answer for a long time. I got an answer that I just have been refunded which is not true. Actually we both did not get any money back so far, waiting for four weeks now. Banks are informed.
Written 22 January 2020
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PEPPERPOTS99
Melbourne, Australia429 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Does not do justice to the wonderful ruins.
The colourful lights on the ruins were fantastic to see. BUT..
Had to wait 2 hours in line for tickets.
Was not advised the show was only in Spanish. Way over priced. Poorly organised.
Clearly a money grab.
I would spend my time & money on a morning tour.
Written 2 January 2020
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