Mayan Ruins of Ek Balam, cenote & charming town of Valladolid

Explore the places less traveled!
Embark on an enthralling voyage through time and nature with our Ek Balam Archaeological and Cenote Adventure Tour! Immerse yourself in the captivating world of the Mayas as you venture into the awe-inspiring city of Ek Balam.
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This archaeological site is home to one of the region’s grandest structures, but what sets it apart is the remarkable abundance of artistry that endures here. From the captivating murals to the exquisitely preserved sculptural facade of the Acropolis, Ek Balam boasts a treasure trove of artistic wonders.
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Climb to the pinnacle of the magnificent acropolis, one of the few remaining pyramids accessible for ascending, and be rewarded with unforgettable vistas of the sprawling Mayan jungle. Explore the intricate embellishments adorning the ruins, showcasing the artistic brilliance and distinctive style of the Mayan civilization.
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Following your exploration, revel in a rejuvenating respite amidst the crystal-clear waters of a beautiful cenote. Plunge into the refreshing and inviting cenote, swimming to your heart’s content and immersing yourself in the tranquil beauty of this sacred natural pool.
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As your appetite grows, indulge in the best of local cuisine with a delectable regional buffet lunch. Delight your taste buds with the authentic flavors and enticing aromas that embody the gastronomic heritage of the Yucatán, ensuring an unforgettable culinary experience.
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To conclude this unforgettable expedition, we will grant you free time to explore the enchanting historic town of Valladolid. Stroll along its charming streets adorned with vibrant colors and colonial architecture, and embrace the unique ambience that distinguishes this town as a true gem of Mexico.
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Explore the place less traveled!
Trisha’s Tip: Climb to the top to get a spectacular view!
GREAT FOR
adults-only
families
big-groups
couples
private
Women-only
Corporate Groups
Adults
  • Round trip shared transportation from Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa Del Carmen and to Tulum. 
  • Tolls
  • Parking
  • Snacks
  • Beverages on transportation (soft drinks, beer, and bottled water)
  • A quick visit to Valladolid
  • Delicious lunch with Mexican and Yucatan delights
  • Entrance fee to Ek Balam
  • Private Bilingual tour guide
  • Free time at Ek Balam
  • Cenote entrance fee 
  • Free time at Cenote
  • Pick-up between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. – it all depends on your pick-up location. The pick-up time will be confirmed once you book and submit your information.
  • This is a PRIVATE trip.  The guests will only be those in your group when you book.
  • While visiting Ek Balam ruins there will be lots of walking under the sun, so bring comfortable shoes and clothing, as well as a hat and eco-friendly sunscreen.
  • Free time at Ek Balam to take photos.
  • When visiting the cenote it will include stairs to get there.
  • This is an ALL-DAY event. Be prepared to be away from your lodging for 8 to 12 hours depending on your group and accommodation address. 

This tour is an all-day tour that includes swimming (if you like), and being in the sun a lot, in both Valladolid and especially in Chichen Itza, here are some items we suggest to bring:

  • Refillable water bottle or your STANLEY cup! haha
  • Towel and swimsuit for the cenote.
  • Water shoes for swimming in the cenote (this is optional but always a comfortable option to bring)
  • Water case for your phone or Go-Pro in case you want to swim in the cenote
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Biodegradable sunblock
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Cash for tips (pesos or USD) and additional purchases (pesos preferred, spending in USD will cost you more)

Tips are not included. Take into consideration that your guides and drivers work hard. So, if you felt they did a great job please do not be shy to tip!

Ek Balam PRIVATE tour
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This tour is private and your group only! You will explore Ek Balam, a cenote and visit the beautiful town of VAlladolid and have lunch!
07:30
8 to 10 hours
Experience fine dining from START to FINISH!  The tour begins with a walk through the garden and the jungle.  Roque, your guide, will teach you all about the land (on which he was actually raised!).  Enlighten your senses in the food garden– taste and smell the freshness! Then let Chef Karla Romo explain how food is prepared, including the “pib” which is an ancient Mayan way to cook food below the ground.  You will then be served a 6-course menu, which includes handmade tortillas and fire oven bread, as well as dishes prepared with fresh ingredients from the organic garden. The meal is accompanied by a fine tasting of regional wines and Mexican mezcals.
lasts 12 pm to 7 pm
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This is a FULL-DAY PRIVATE TOUR! Experience the wonder of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Swim in a sacred cenote and explore the charming town of Valladolid, filled with colonial houses and local shops. Feast on delicious Mexican and traditional Mayan food and explore the ruins of Chichen Itza with a bilingual guide and also enjoy free time to explore the site and take pictures! Book now to discover the beauty and history of the Yucatan Peninsula!
10 Hours +-
Starting at $64USD per person for LARGER GROUPS

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