EK BALAM AND THE MAYAN CENOTE

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Tour Description

Ek Balam means "Bright Star Jaguar" in Maya, an ancient Maya city that had its glory before Chichen Itza. This archaeological site is one of the latest attractions because of its most recent restoration. Discover the mysterious Maya Cenote, enjoy its beautiful natural formations and great natural pool of 80 m of diameter. During the tour we´ll see different Maya communities. Take home your memories with the beautiful photographs taken by our native photographers during the activities.

Itinerary:

08:00 a.m. Departure from your hotel in our comfortable vehicles.

10:00 to 10:30 a.m. Arrival at Ek Balam and Cenote Maya (According logistics)

 

Cenote Maya (trip time 3 hours):

Experience optional adventures included in Maya Cenote Park.

Visit and take a dip in the Cenote Maya: Descend the most impressive cenote in the region by a monumental wooden staircase made with the old technology of the Maya. Enjoy the beautiful formations in this great natural pool of 80mts in diameter. Climb the underworld by the ancient Maya tunnel to reach the gardens of the park.

Mayan artisans: Visit the most renowned artisans of the region and admire as they perform their crafts using the same technologies that Mayan ancestors.

Buffet Maya: we tend different Yucatecan dishes such as lime soup, cheese and chaya tamales, beans, rice with vegetables, mole, pickled chicken, handmade tortillas, fruits, fried plantains, flavored waters and coffee.

Optional Adventure Activities: Swim in cenote, diving, abseiling, Trepachanga, and Tarzan vine (120kg/ 264lbs maximum weight for these 3 last activities) 

Ek-Balam (XI century City) (1:30 hours):

Visit Ek-Balam, one of the most impressive ceremonial centers of the Yucatan Peninsula and witness the incredible decoration of temples and plazas.

Admire the two impressive sculptures in high relief that have surprised archaeologists and scholars because they happen to be unique, and the recently restored jaguar mouth is in the front of the main temple, imagine the rituals that took place in the Game Ball (Pok Ta Pok) and take a photo in the false arch, one of the architectural icons of the Mayan culture.

5: 00- 6:00 pm Return and arrival to your hotel.

Tour Includes

Tour Includes:

Transportation in minibus or van with A / C (maximum 24 pax); food and drinks; entrance fee to Ek-Balam; archaeological and multilingual guide; equipment for activities, typical food of the region, towel and lockers.

Not Included: Tips for the guides, alcoholic drinks, souvenirs and photographs.

Tour Recomendations

Recomendations:

It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, swimming suit, an extra T-shirt, towel, and some extra cash.

 

Important:

This expedition is not suitable for people with physical or motor handicaps, heart problems or a weight more than 120 kg, or pregnant women. Children under 6 years can only participate under the supervision of a responsible adult (parent or a family member). People under the influence of alcohol or drugs will definitely not be permitted to participate in this expedition.

FAQ

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All our Land Tours have pick up service from most of the Hotels in Cancun Hotel zone, downtown and Playa Mujeres.
There are just a few hotels that we do not have pick up service, due the streets are small for a bus or are in a pedestrian street, in these, cases we always look for a Hotel located walking distance from your hotel to pick you up.
Once we now the Hotel that you will be staying, we can look for the closest Hotel option to pick you up.

Most of our tours by boat or water sports activities depart from a duck or Marina in the Cancun Hotel Zone and are close to the hotels, and it is very easy to get there only taking a public bus or a taxi, the public bus rate is cheap only 80 cents of a dollar.
Once you reserve we will send you an electronic tour voucher with the departure time, place and how to get there.
Now if you prefer to be picked up at your hotel we can arrange transportation with an extra cost, ask your sales executive to give you options and prices.

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We do recommend you to make your reservations as far in advance as possible so that you are sure to get the tour that you like, whenever you want to go.
There are many times we have no space available, so we recommend to make your reservations at least 5-6 days in advance.

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What is your cancellation policy?
Our Tour Cancellation Policies are as follow:
- Over 48 hours before your service time, a full refund will apply.
- From 47 to 36 hours before your service time 80% refund will apply
- 35 hours to the same day and no-shows no refund will be given.

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Rates and Days

Price for this Tour

  • Adult Price - $ 139.00
  • Child Price - $ 190.00

Departure Days:

Monday,Wednesday,Friday