Ek Balam and Valladolid Private Tour


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From $260.87

3 reviews   (5.00)

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Departs: cancun, mexico

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Accompanied by your own certified guide walk through this archaeological area which is one of the most recent discoveries about Mayan culture. In this tour we will also visit the charming colonial city of Valladolid and the amazing cenote Saamal located in Hacienda Selva Maya where you will enjoy a delicious lunch with some of the most famous traditional dishes fromYucatan cuisine.


What's Included

Guided tour with a certified bilingual guide

Hacienda Selva Maya (buffet lunch)

On board cooler with beers, sodas and bottled water

Private transportation

Visit to Cenote Saamal

Visit to Valladolid city (1 hour approximately)

What's Not Included

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 7
  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 99

Additional Info

  • Change of clothe
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hat or cap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Change of clothe
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hat or cap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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
During your visit you will be accompanied by a certified guide who can teach you about the cultural importance of Ek Balam as you explore the city’s buildings, like the Ball Court, the Mayan Arch and you will have the chance to climb the "Acropolis" the main pyramid

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

In Valladolid you can appreciate the picturesque city with its colonial architecture, colorful houses and the slow life in the streets that seems to have stopped in time. Valladolid has several buildings of great importance and rich history, like the convent San Bernardino de Siena, the Santa Ana church, the museum San Roque, and the cathedral in the main plaza.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

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keithc101197, 05-01-2022
With a private tour the guide can make or break the experience and Ana knocked it out of the park. She's an open water swimmer and educator so she and my wife hit it off straight away. As our Boys said (ages 15 & 20) she talked a lot without being intrusive. She was very informative and had a lot of graphics and insights to share in the van as we traveled and was completely hands on when we arrived at each locale.
Ek Balam allows visitors to climb all over the buildings and we enjoyed the stunning views from both the Acropolis and the Oval Palace. We've visited each one of the iconic pyramids in the area now as we return to Cancun for vacation annually and this was by far our best tour experience of them all. The climb to the top of both structures is fairly straight forward and not taxing for someone who is relatively active. Ana was the first guide we've had who made the extra effort to climb with us and share insights along the way as well as take some great pictures for us.
We also enjoyed our time at the Cenote Saamal where our Boys got to jump from the 15 foot platform and we all cooled off after being at the hot archeological site. The buffet lunch there was both delicious and plentiful with lots of authentic dishes and choices. Ana went with us to the shops as well and pointed out a tequila that is only available in the Yucatan and is similar to Baileys Irish Cream. She made sure we got a fair price as well. The Selva Maya photographer took pictures of our family and for $30 US we were given about a dozen digital copies via email and got to choose our favorite two to have printed on the spot.
Lastly, Valladolid we had been to once before but that time we'd been left to wander the park area on our own. This time Ana took us to a fun sign of the city by the convent and then into city hall where she thoroughly explained the meaning behind each of the murals displayed there as well as offering us the opportunity to explore some of the shops.
We thoroughly enjoyed this experience and will look to use this tour company again. Gracias Ana!
Ek Balam
shyGwen, 11-02-2020
We had a wonderful tour with a tremendous amount of historical and cultural information from Alex. Our driver was Fernando and he made the almost 2 hour drive easy and comfortable. Thanks to them both.
Highlight of our trip to the Yucatan
Karen H, 02-01-2020
We hired a private car with drivers to take us to Ek Balam, Cenote Maya and Valladolid. The trip was five stars from start to finish. The drivers were polite in the extreme and gave us a safe, comfortable ride. Upon arriving at Ek Balam, they introduced us to our English-speaking guide whose name I wish I could remember because he was amazing. A native Mayan speaker, he spoke both English and Spanish fluently. He was an expert on the archaeological site, providing in-depth explanations of what we were seeing, including the Mayan hieroglyphs. It was truly impressive. This is a lesser known site but all the more special because of the quality of the tour and the fact that it was not overrun with tour groups. We proceeded to the colonial city of Valladolid for a little walking and shopping and then to Cenote Maya. We opted not to swim but enjoyed photographing the site. The lunch buffet that was included in our tour was superb. The drivers told us the food was excellent and they did not exaggerate. I could tell they were really looking forward to the meal. Frankly, it was some of the best food we had during our week-long stay in the area. Loved this tour. Highly recommend.




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