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Spring Equinox at Chichen Itza this 2017

On the sunset of May 21st 2017, it can be observed in the nort side of Chichen Itza Castle an incredible spectacle, that marks the beginning of spring equinox.

The Calendar of solstices and equinoxes, the equinox of march 2017 takes place on the 20 at 10:29 UTC. This means that the right moment of the spring equinox in Mexico is on March 20, 2017 at 4:29.On the sunset of 21st 2017 is when the phenomenon of a snake solar projection is seen. Seven triangles of light, as a result of the shadow that project the nine platforms of that building, when the sun stares.

To start, the first shadows of the top part of the pyramid start to project the form of a snake.

In this magical moment Kukulkan serpent descents for the stairs of the pyramid of Chichen Itza castle.

The pyramid has 4 stairs of 91 steps, each one to form a total of 364 steps! Step number 365 is considered the superior platform such as the days of a year. Thousands of people assist to this event when the serpent descends of the steps. This is a place that must be visited at least once in your life. The equinox can also be observed on the 19, 20 and 22 of March 2017, but it is not the official day.

Tours for Chichen Itza with transportation included:

Chichen Itza Regular:

  • – Round transportation with AC
  • – English/spanish speaking guide
  • – Entrance to the archaeological site
  • – Guided tour at the archaeological site
  • – Entrance to cenote
  • – Buffet lunch in a restaurant with typical food from the region

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Chichen Itza light and sound:

  • – Roundtrip transportation
  • – Guided tour in Chichen Itza
  • – Buffet dinner with typical food from the region
  • – Free time at Chichen Itza
  • – Light and sound Show

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Private Tour Chichen Itza:

  • – Buffet lunch with typical food from the region
  • – Drinks on the van
  • – Bilingual guide
  • – Entrance to the archaeological site
  • – Entrance to cenote
  • – Stop at valladolid

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Chichen Itza limo:

  • – Continental breakfast
  • – Lunch,
  • – Drinks on board of bus
  • – English/spanish speaking guide
  • – Entrance to the arqueological site
  • – Cenote and panoramic visit of Valladolid

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Chichen Itza Spring Equinox 2016

Chichen Itza Spring Equinox 2016

An equinox is an astronomical event that happens when the sun is positioned directly over the equator. The word “Equinox” has a meaning which is “Equal Night”.. that is because on the EQUINOX the night is EQUAL IN LENGHT TO THE DAY. It occurs twice a year, around march 20 and september 23. The day when the spring equinox happens mark the end of winter and beginning of spring.
Each year thousands of pilgrims and curiosity seekers travel from all around the world to Yucatan to watch this phenomenon.

How it works?Equinox-Chichen-1A man hold a crystal above his head as he and over 15 thousand people congregated in front of the famous pyramid at Chichen-Itza, Mexico to celebrate the arrival of the Equinox signaling the beginning of Spring. The famous Maya ruin is popular at the Equinox when the serpents back shows on the side of the stairway that leads to the top.
At the exact time of the equinox a play of light and shadow creates the appearance of a snake descending in the Pyramid of Kukulkan or also named as “El Castillo”. This shadow snake is composed of seven or so triangular shadows. The sinking sun seems to give life to the shadow which takes a look like it is moving. CHICHEN-ITZA-QUINOX-2If you have a car you must take advantage to see the equinox light in Dzibilchaltún, another archaeological site, where the sun aligns directly with the main door of the Templo de las Siete Muñecas.

Spring Equinox Tickets to Chichen Itza

The days to see the equinox are on March 20, 21 and 22. To get your tickets to Chichen Itza on the Equinox you must buy a normal day tour, some of them include transportation and food. Here is a list with our tours available to see the equinox:

Chichen Itza Regular: Roundtrip transportation from Cancun or Riviera Maya + tour + lunch.
$64 USD adults and $43 USD infants.

Chichen Itza Sky Luxury cruiser: Roundtrip transportation on a luxury bus from Cancun or Riviera Maya + breakfast on the bus & drinks + tour + lunch.
$94 USD adults and $69 USD infants.