Ek Balam Ruins Tour

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$139 USD

Ek Balam Ruins Tour

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Includes

  • Restrictions

    Min 8 years old

  • Duration

    3 Hours

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  • FAQ

Journey with us to one of the best kept secrets of the Mayan world. Ek Balam, often translated as “Black Jaguar,” is tucked away from the pristine beaches of the Riviera Maya, and buried deep in the lush jungle of the Yucatan peninsula. Home to a wide range of animal species—from a large variety of birds such as parrots and herons to the mammal life like the elusive ocelot—the Balam ruins are considered some of the most beautiful of all the uncovered Mayan ruins, and most definitely some of the best preserved.

On this comprehensive discovery our expert guides will show and explain everything about ancient Mayan culture, the various majestic structures and the impressive hieroglyphs decorating the ancient walls of this once influential metropole. The highlight of the visit is climbing the acropolis, the last resting place of King Ukit Kan Lek Tok, from which, on a clear day, you can see as far as the pyramids of Coba and Chichen.

After the guided tour you will have ample opportunity to roam the grounds on your own. Enjoy a box lunch and refreshing beverages while you sit back for a scenic ride to return to your hotel.

Journey with us to one of the best kept secrets of the Mayan world. Ek Balam, often translated as “Black Jaguar,” is tucked away from the pristine beaches of the Riviera Maya, and buried deep in the lush jungle of the Yucatan peninsula. Home to a wide range of animal species—from a large variety of birds such as parrots and herons to the mammal life like the elusive ocelot—the Balam ruins are considered some of the most beautiful of all the uncovered Mayan ruins, and most definitely some of the best preserved.

On this comprehensive discovery our expert guides will show and explain everything about ancient Mayan culture, the various majestic structures and the impressive hieroglyphs decorating the ancient walls of this once influential metropole. The highlight of the visit is climbing the acropolis, the last resting place of King Ukit Kan Lek Tok, from which, on a clear day, you can see as far as the pyramids of Coba and Chichen.

After the guided tour you will have ample opportunity to roam the grounds on your own. Enjoy a box lunch and refreshing beverages while you sit back for a scenic ride to return to your hotel.

YOUR DAY WILL INCLUDE

  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned van from most hotels in Cancun and Riviera Maya
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site of Ek Balam
  • Bilingual certified federal tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Umbrellas to protect from sun or rain
  • Wet towels after tour
  • Lunch box and beverages on way back to hotel

Restrictions

  • This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.
  • Minimum Age: 8 years

WHAT TO BRING

  • Hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen and repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Money for souvenirs

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(Plaza City Express). AV BALAMKANCHE, MANZANA 30, LOTE 4, LOC 16 al 21. (1er piso). COLONIA PLAYACAR FASE II MUNICIPIO SOLIDARIDAD, Quintana Roo. C.P. 77717

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