Ek Balam Cenote Maya


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Departs: cancun, mexico

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Overview

Visit the archaeological site of Ek’Balam, an ancient Mayan city that knew its glory before Chichen Itza. This archaeological site is one of the latest Mayan 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 Mayan culture, participate in an authentic blessing ceremony and enjoy traditional buffet prepared with organic vegetables.

This archaeological site is one of the most impressive ceremonial centers of the Yucatan Peninsula, you will witness the incredible decoration of temples and plazas. Admire the unique sculptures in high relief that have surprised archaeologists and visitors. These sculptures support the recently restored Jaguar Mouth sculpture in the front of the main temple. Walk through remarkable buildings and get detailed explanations provided by your expert guide during the tour.


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Bottled water

Lunch

Soda/Pop

What's Not Included

At Cenote Maya, using cameras are not allowed, except for "action cam" (Go Pro) style..

Photo package available for purchase

Tips and souvenirs


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 60

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Ek´Balam (Jaguar Star) is a Mayan city that had its maximum development during the Late Classic / Terminal (600-850 / 900 AD) and possibly hosted the "Tlalol" kingdom. The first known king of Ek´Balam is Ukit Kan Le´t Tok (the father of the four flint fronts) who was the builder of most of the sumptuous palace that we now know as Acropolis and many other works. Likewise, he was the promoter of technical and cultural advances, as well as of architectural and decorative wealth, whose best example is Structure 35 Sub, located inside the Acropolis and known as Sak Xok Nahh (white house of reading ), which served as a grave for Ukit Kan Le´t Tok, who was buried with a rich offering made up of more than 7,000 pieces such as ceramic vessels, shell objects, snail and tumbaga.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Cenote Maya Park
The body of water of the Cenote Maya Park is 17 meters deep from the floor level and to go down there are two options: abseiling or descending by wooden stairs, which allows you to reach the platforms to jump into the water and swim in a natural pool, illuminated by the sun's rays that glide through the gigantic roots of the trees, whose glasses appear outside. Experience optional adventures that are included within the Cenote Maya park. Descend to the most impressive cenote in the region by a monumental wooden staircase made with ancient Mayan technology. Enjoy the beautiful formations in this large natural pool of 80 meters. diameter. It ascends from the cenote through the ancient Maya tunnel to reach the park's gardens.

Visit and refresh yourself at the Cenote Maya: Descend into the region’s most impressive Cenote of 60 m diameter and an almost perfect circular shape. Swim in crystal clear waters and admire its rock formations. This is the biggest cenote with dome in the Yucatan Peninsula found so far. 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). 264 lbs is the maximum weight for the rappel activity.
 Maya ritual. Be part of an authentic Mayan blessing ceremony that will be performed by a local shaman.
 Traditional meal. Enjoy an authentic Mayan menu including soup, chicken, vegetables, rice, beans and hand-made corn tortillas.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

22nd Anniversary
Cattravels128, 20-04-2022
The tour was small enough we didn't worry about getting separated from our group and the time we arrived at Chichen Itza ( quite early ) let us get in and out before the heat and crowds.
The Cenota Maya is an absolute must see!!! It seems that a lot of destinations have caves to tour, but this one is massive and well worth the drive! The Rappelling and ziplining were amazing and the professional photos that were taken for us show just how impressive this location is!!!
Our tour guide Israel and driver Gustavo went out of their way to ensure we were safe, comfortable, and that we all had a good time. Israel was very informative both historically and in general and he was also quite funny and entertaining for the entire day. He also engaged several vendors who gave us demonstrations on how they paint masks, negotiate prices, and identify the stones that they were selling. Despite the roads being quite bad, Gustavo managed to get us to Chichen Itza and Cenote Maya safely. They both did a great job and we appreciated them very much!




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