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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
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Spanish, English
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  • 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.
  • Guided tour of Ek' Balam, Hubiku Cenote, and Valladolid
  • Lunch
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel
  • Taxes and insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Use of lockers and life jackets at Hubiku Cenote
  • Use of video cameras in Ek' Balam
  • 25 USD admission fee per adult and 5 USD for children is not included in price
  • Drinks

When you get there

Meeting point

There will our guides there in white polos and green lettering on them. However we have most hotel pickups from Cancun, Riviera Maya and a select few in Playa del Carmen.

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Know before you go
• Admission fees to Ek' Balam and Hubiku Cenote are not included in the price
• Children two years of age and younger may attend free of charge, provided they sit on a parent's lap
• You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
• Optional surcharges for the use of lockers and life jackets in Hubiku and video cameras in Ek' Balam are payable on the day of your activity
* Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Cancun and Riviera Maya hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
• Contact us at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation