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Ek Balam & Cenote Maya: Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 38931
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Take a tour of the archaeological site of Ek-Balam, a Mayan city older than Chichen Itza. Visit the Cenote Maya, and enjoy a swim in the large natural pool. Sample traditional Mayan foods at a buffet and add on some optional activities as well.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

Hotels in Cancun. Pick up is not available from hotels in Costa Mujeres.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the archeological site of Ek Balam, an impressive Mayan ceremonial center
  • Enjoy a swim in the Cenote Maya, a natural pool with beautiful rock formation
  • Visit a colorful handicraft market, where your purchases benefit local artisans
  • Sample traditional dishes at a Mayan buffet
Full description
Explore the archaeological site of Ek Balam, a top regional attraction that has been recently restored. You’ll also visit the mysterious Cenote Maya, a natural pool that features beautiful rock formations.

Your full-day tour begins at the Cenote Maya Park, where you’ll descend into the region’s most impressive cenote by a large wooden staircase built using ancient Maya techniques.

Experience a range of optional adventures at the park, such as swimming in the cenote, diving, rappelling, swinging on a Tarzan vine, and more.

Visit a small, colorful handicraft market, where your purchases of locally made items benefit Maya artisans. See a Mayan ritual, and be part of an authentic blessing ceremony performed by a shaman.

Enjoy a Mayan buffet of traditional dishes such as lime soup, chaya tamales, beans, vegetables, rice, chicken, handmade tortillas, fruits, and flavored water.

Next on the itinerary is visit to the Ek Balam site. Dating from the 11th century, this is one of the most impressive ceremonial centers of the Yucatan peninsula. Admire the temples and plazas and unique high-relief sculptures.
Includes
  • Private transportation
  • Traditional lunch and beverages
  • Entrance fee to Ek-Balam
  • Bilingual archaeological guide
  • Equipment required for activities
  • Towel
  • Locker
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Photographs
  • Tips for the guides
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Cameras
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• Wear comfortable shoes, and bring a swimsuit, shirt, and extra cash or a credit card for crafts and photos
• Please note that this expedition is not suitable for children under 6 years of age. Anyone under the influence of alcohol or toxic substances won’t be allowed to join the expedition
• For safety reasons, hands should be kept free, the use of cameras and recording devices of any kind (including cell phones, or tablets) is not allowed, except for "action cam" (Go Pro) style, only if it is assembled on a chest or head mount during the excursion
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From US$ 149 US$ 119.20 per person