Ek Balam Ruins and Cenote Maya Park Day Trip from Playa del Carmen


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From $148.99

23 reviews   (4.78)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: cancun, mexico

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Discover Ek Balam, a more recently excavated and restored Maya archaeological site, on this full-day guided tour. Stroll among the ancient city’s vegetation-covered temples, well-preserved sculptures, and make your way up the Acropolis pyramid for wonderful views at the top. After sightseeing, swim in the natural pools of Cenote Maya Park and then rappel and zipline in the Yucatán jungle. Enjoy a blessing ceremony led by a Maya shaman and a traditional buffet lunch.

Currently, our archaeological sites remain temporarily closed for an unspecified time, meanwhile adaptations are taking place for the new health and safety measures procured by our authorities. We all are looking forward to this reopening. In the event of acquiring the activity in conjunction with an archaeological site and this should continue to be closed by the time of your visit. We will be able to carry out the rest of the activity and the cost of the visit to the archaeological zone will be reimbursed.


What's Included

Beverages

Buffet lunch

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Use of all necessary equipment

Use of hammocks, towels and lockers

What's Not Included

Alcoholic beverages

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a swimsuit and sunscreen
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a swimsuit and sunscreen
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

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

Playa del Carmen
Pick-up at hotels in the Riviera Maya, providing transportation in small groups and without commercial stops.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ek Balam Village
Between 10:00 to 10:30 am is our arrival at Ek'Balam or Cenote Maya Park -according to logistics-.
Ek'Balam means "black jaguar", is one of the most impressive ceremonial centers of the Mayan culture in the Yucatan Peninsula, you will be witness off the incredible infrastructure of temples and plazas. You will walk through remarkable buildings and get detailed explanations provided by your expert guide during the tour.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Cenote Maya Park
Arrival at Cenote Maya Native Park at 12:20 pm approximately.
Refresh yourself in the most impressive cenote of 196 feet (60 m) diameter an almost perfect circular shape. You also can do optional adventure activities: swimming, diving and rappel down 85 feet (26 m). 120 kg or 264 lbs is the maximum weight for the rappel activity.
Participate in an authentic mayan ritual, ceremony of blessings carried out by a maya shaman of the community.
Finally you will enjoy a traditional menu made with organic orchard supplies and handmade tortillas.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

History and adventure in one day
SavvyTraveler1511, 16-05-2022
My wife and I went to the ruïnes and the cenote and the Mayan blessings. One word. Awesome. The cenote is so beautiful. You can climb down or take a zipraft. You also have stairs but they were not possible that day. The lunch after the cenote is real mayan food. Yummy
A remarkable place
crowdedfalafel, 22-12-2019
First Cenote I have ever been to - tall cavernous rocks with deep mildly cool water - refreshing in the heat of Mexican summer. The cavern has ledges from which one can jump or dive. Families with kids of all ages enjoyed it. A nice restaurant/bar adjacent.
Enjoyable trip
Jack P, 04-01-2022
Trip was very enjoyable and I’d definitely recommend it.

Only 4/5 because the description says towels are included, so I didn’t bring one. Use of towels is NOT included and I had to put clothes back on while still wet from the cenote.
Recommended
marinarQ5192UJ, 07-05-2019
This is a smaller complex than Chichen Itza, but it is definitely worth seeing, particularly because there are not that many tourists, so the atmosphere is better. It is a relatively short, but a pleasant visit.
Amazing Excurion!!
Paul B, 14-04-2019
My girlfriend and I this past week while visiting the Grand Bahia Principe Coba went on this excurion and had a great time and learned quite abit about the mayan ruins and the cenotes. Meeka our tourguide from alldaytours was excellent and very informative. Its a bit of a hike to the top of the ruins but once up there you can see for miles. They are still resorting what they can there and the work is amazing. Now cenotes is an amazing site to see and be in. You can rappell down into the water or walk down the stairs into the cave. Once down there you can swi, zip line , walk across by the 2 rope line they have and for the adventurous ones jumping off the 2 platforms they have, onr at 10 ft the other at 20 ft. I did miner off the 10 ft one and had a great time!!! Good lunch as well. It is a full day so be prepared!!!




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