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Ek Balam and Cenote Maya

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!

Itinerary:

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)

Inclusions

  • Transportation in small groups
  • Entrance fee to Ek Balam
  • Archaeological tour guide
  • Traditional lunch
  • Water
  • Equipment required for activities
  • Lockers.
Not included:
  • Tips for our guides
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Souvenirs or photographs

Additional information

  • Important: the tour only operates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from hotels located in Costa Mujeres and Puerto Morelos.
  • This expedition may represent an over-exertion for people with disabilities and/or moms-to-be.
  • Children up to the age of six can enjoy the tour.
  • People under the influence of alcohol or toxic substances will not be allowed to participate.
  • For safety reasons, hands should be kept free, the use of cameras and recording devices (including cell phones or tablets) is not allowed, except for action cam style, only if it is assembled on a chest or head mount during the excursion. This tour may have some restrictions on weather conditions.
  • The use of sunblock is not permitted, even for those identified as being biodegradable.

What to bring

  • Bring comfortable footwear to walk in the jungle (tennis shoes or sports sandals, no flip-flops)
  • Swimming gear
  • Extra T-shirt and towel
  • Extra cash (tips, pictures and souvenirs).

Pick-up Information:

  • Pick up is available in most of hotels in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Exact time of your pick-up will be sent by email after booking.
  • In case we dont have pick-up for a specific hotel or location will be sent you the nearest meeting point where pick-up is available

Refunds and Cancellations:

  • Cancellations made 48 hrs before = 100% refund
  • Cancellations made between 36-48 hrs before = 80% refund.
  • Cancellations made between 24-36 hrs before = 50% refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 24 hrs before = no refund.
  • No show = no refund

Overall rating: (15 Reviews)

Absolutely loved the tour!! The Mayan ruins were amazing, the guide was extremely informative and knowledgeable, and the cenote was beyond beautiful!!!!! I loved the rappelling, zip lining and jumps into the denote as well. One of my favorite tours! Score: Recommend: YES from Portland, Oregon Jun 17, 2021
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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