Ek Balam and Cenote Maya

  • Ek Balam and Cenote Maya
  • Mayan ruins buildings
  • Recent restored mayan ruins
  • Cenote Maya
  • Unique vestiges mayas
  • View of the mayan jungle surrounding Ek Balam

Visit Ek Balam, the most recent archaeological zone in the region to be opened to the public. You will also enjoy the Cenote Maya Park, a beautiful natural formations and great natural pool of 80 m of diameter.

Ek Balam, an ancient maya city that knew its glory before Chichen Itza. This archaeological site is one of the latest maya archaeological attractions because of its most recent restoration works. Explore the majestic Cenote Maya with the largest dome in the Yucatan Peninsula. You can swim in this natural jewel and enjoy some adventure activities. Discover the maya culture, visit an authentic maya house, participate in an authentic blessing ceremony and enjoy traditional buffet prepared with organic vegetables from our own orchard. Photographers of the maya communities will take great pictures of you during the activities!


07:00 to 08:00 a.m. (Pick-up at hotels in the Riviera Maya or Cancun).
10:00 to 10:30 a.m. (Arrival at Ek Balam or Cenote Maya Park, according to logistics).

Ek Balam(1:45 hours guided tour at the archaeological site)
12:20 p.m. (Arrival at Cenote Maya Native Park approx.)

Cenote Maya Native Park (03:00 hours at the park).

- Visit and refresh yourself at the Cenote Maya: descend into the region most impressive cenote of 60 m (196 feet) diameter and an almost perfect circular shape. Its crystal-clear waters and geological formations make it a great natural jewel. Ascend from the underworld through a tunnel or use the large wooden staircase
- Optional included adventure activities: Swimming, diving, Trepachanga (ropes), Tarzan vine and rappel down 26 m (85 feet). 120 kgs (264 lbs) is the maximum weight for the rappel activity.
- Maya ritual: Delve into the natural wonders and participate in an authentic ceremony of blessings carried out by a maya shaman of the community and scented by copal.
- Traditional meal: Enjoy a traditional menu made with organic orchard supplies and handmade tortillas.
05:30 to 06:30 p.m. (-off at hotels in Riviera Maya or Cancun)

Overall rating: (14 Reviews)

This was an awesome experience. Incredible to be able to walk on the ruins. The Cenote was amazing as well. We repelled into the Cenote and really enjoyed the entire day.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Wisconsin
May 11, 2021
Another great excursion in Mexico! We have used this company in the past and still have not had one issue with them. Highly recommend them to anyone looking for fun in Mexico.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Cleveland, OH
Mar 2, 2020
It's was really amazing experience
Score: Recommend: YES
from California
Jan 2, 2020
Amazing trip!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Milwaukee, WI
Sep 19, 2019
This tour exceeded my expectations. Salvador did such a great job and really knows his stuff!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Rexburg, Idaho
Apr 27, 2018
What a wonderful tour! Our guide, Eli, was knowledgeable and funny. We learned a lot and both locations were strikingly beautiful. I would highly recommend this tour.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Chemainus, British Columbia
Feb 22, 2018
The two sites were phenomenal and a must see. Our driver and tour guide, Hugo, was very efficient, personable and informative. Overall, well worth the money and time.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Georgetown, ON Canada
Jan 25, 2018
Amazing time! We absolutely loved it. Our guide Anastacia was wonderful. Cenote Maya was so much fun! Would definitely recommend to others. Thank you
Score: Recommend: YES
from Lewis, CO
Nov 10, 2017
It was really an amazing trip. The guide was kind and gave us lots of information. The site is small but like a gem. The acropolis is a great piece of mayan architecture. The second part in Cenote Maya was fun. Rappeling into the Cenote... OMG! The staff and the car was good. Only the pictures were a bit expensive.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Cologne, Germany
Aug 3, 2017
Our tour guy was genuinely nice! It was a great pleasure to tour with Tacho.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Folsom, ca
Sep 7, 2016
Great experience! Guillermo was an amazing guide!
Score: Recommend: YES
from New York
Oct 31, 2015
This tour gets you away from the crowds to areas most tourists never see.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Rockport, Texas
Mar 12, 2015
Our guide Jose was very knowledgeable and personable. He had good humour and made the days excursion an informative and a fun day out. Always helpful, in all the days activities, we had a great time.
Score: Recommend: YES
from BC Canada
May 30, 2014
Exceeded my expectations. Guide and driver were excellent. Your iPhone App worked perfectly. Thank you.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Reno, NV
Feb 1, 2013

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Tour from Cancun Includes hotel pick-up
Adults: $139 $125.00 USD
Kids: $119 $107.00 USD

Tour from Riviera Maya Includes hotel pick-up
Adults: $139 $125.00 USD
Kids: $119 $107.00 USD

Participants information

Kids (6 - 12):
- Only kids up to 6 years old
- Kids from 6 to 12 years old pay

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