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Ek' Balam Ruins, Hubiku Cenote, and Valladolid Experience

Product ID: 220470
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Explore the ancient ruins of Ek' Balam, nestled deep in the Yucatan jungle. This guided adventure also takes you to Hubiku Cenote, a magnificent underground swimming hole, and the charming town of Valladolid for more sightseeing.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Booklets
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the ancient ruins of Ek' Balam
  • Learn about a number of significant sites during a comprehensive guided tour of ancient temples and structures
  • Admire the award-winning, small city of Valladolid
  • Enjoy a refreshing swim in the beautiful Hubiku Cenote
Full description
Get off the beaten path and visit Ek' Balam, the site of an ancient Mayan kingdom known for being remarkably well-preserved. Start your day by getting picked up at your hotel and transported to Ek' Balam where a knowledgeable guide will introduce you to a number of culturally significant structures and artifacts from stone carvings and wall paintings to impressive defensive walls and the nearly intact tomb of a king buried in the side of one of the pyramids.

From there, head to the beautiful Hubiku Cenote to cool off. An underground cavern with an enormous pool of vivid blue water, Hubiku is brightened by a natural skylight in the cave's ceiling which lets sunlight down onto swimmers below. 

Next, make your way to Valladolid, a small town featuring spectacular colonial architecture as well as traditional Mexican folk art and crafts. After exploring the town, you will be transported back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Pick up at accommodation in Cancun or Playa del Carmen
  • Guided tour of Ek' Balam, Hubiku Cenote, and Valladolid
  • Lunch
  • Taxes and insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Pick up at your accommodation in Riviera Maya
  • Entrance fee to Ek' Balam or Hubiku Cenote
  • 25 local tax for adults and $5 for children
  • Use of lockers and life jackets at Hubiku Cenote
  • Use of video cameras in Ek' Balam
  • Drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At your accommodation in Cancun. Your guide will be wearing a white polo shirt with green lettering.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Children under 3 years old go free of charge if they can sit on their parent's lap
• You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain
• The pickup service is available at accommodation in Cancun and Riviera Maya