Private Tour: Chichen Itza, Ek Balam Cenote, and Tequila Factory


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From $180.00

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: cancun, mexico

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

Visit two most famous archaeological sites in Yucatan: Ek Balam (translated from the Mayan language "black jaguar") and the "New 7th Wonder of the World" - Chichen Itza. Swim in a beautiful cenote with crystal clear water, surrounded by exotic plants. In the second part of the tour you will visit to tequila faсtory where you can see the production process and taste this wonderful drink.


What's Included

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Professional guide

Round-trip transfer via an air-conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included

Drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Lunch


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 85

Additional Info

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Vans will only occupied 30% cappacity at all times. Food and drink stations won´t be available to prevent infection points. If temperature is not between acceptable rank, travelers could reschedule or request refund with a doctor´s note mandatory in both
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • 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

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Ek Balam
You will visit the famous archaeological site, lost in the jungle - Ek Balam (translated from the Mayan language "black jaguar"), where you will see the mysterious sculpture "angels" who guard the entrance to the "kingdom of the dead" in the form of the mouth of a rattlesnake. From the Preclassic until the Postclassic period, it was the seat of a Mayan kingdom. The site is noted for the preservation of the plaster on the tomb of Ukit-Kan-Lek-Tok, a king buried in the side of the largest pyramid.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Temple of the Warriors
Then you will visit the "New 7th Wonder of the World", one of the last cities of mysteriously vanished Maya civilization

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chichen Itza
Then you will visit the "New 7th Wonder of the World", one of the last cities of mysteriously vanished Maya civilization - famous Chichen Itza. Pyramid of Kukulkan, the Temple of Warriors, and the world's largest golf ball Pok Ta Pok, the Temple of the Jaguars, the Observatory and other buildings of the city will appear before you and will amaze with its greatness.  You will see Chichen Itza in the best time to visit , when there are no crowds

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Cenote Ik kil
Later you will swim in a beautiful cenote with crystal clear water, surrounded by exotic plants and magical singing of wild birds. It's a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. Cenote water is often very clear, as the water comes from rain water filtering slowly through the ground, and therefore contains very little suspended particulate matter.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Mayapan Traditional Agave Distillery
The culmination of the tour will be visiting of tequila faсtory where you can see the tequila production process and taste this wonderful drink.

 At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

The most wonderful tour...
Brianna_F, 15-03-2022
The most wonderful tour and an exceptional guide! We had so much fun visiting Chichen Itza and swimming in the cenote.
Must do!
Karen_B, 11-07-2021
Such a great excursion, Emilio and Willy were absolutely amazing. We had the best time the Cenotes were better than we imagined and Chichén Itza and Ek Balam are incredible. Emilio is so knowledgeable and it’s fun hearing about his culture.
Ek Balam and Chichen Itza tour
Brenda_L, 24-06-2021
It’s ambitious to fit this much in one day but it was a really excellent mix of activities and if we hadn’t have been stuck in traffic for an additional two hours at the end of the day it would have been pretty easy. The guide and driver were great (JJ and Carlos). JJ has a ton of knowledge! Only change would be to skip the shopping stop even though it was a good place to shop, but it cut into the cenote time. Also JJ didn’t have a solid plan for lunch and the buffet at the Ik Kil cenote looked pretty meh so we just did the snack bar.
Roberto was a great guide. Very...
Patricia_G, 10-01-2018

Roberto was a great guide. Very knowledgeable in the Mexican/Mayan history. We had a great day visiting all three sites. Make sure you have good walking shoes for climbing the steps at Ek Balam Cenote...

This tour was fantastic! Our driver...
StephenJ_D, 04-11-2016

This tour was fantastic! Our driver was Adrian and our guide was Alberto. We were so fortunate to have them as our guides. As it was a private tour, they went at a pace we chose and customized the tour for us giving offering many options. Alberto was so knowledgeable and provided us the history of all the places we visited. We were able to spend as much time as we wanted for things that interested us. We were also able to swim in the Cenote which was also a great experience. Ek Balam was smaller and less crowded. Although there were a few vendors they were all located in one area and were very pleasant people. Chichen Itza was extremely interesting and facinating, learning the Mayan culture and beliefs. The biggest drawback were the hundreds of vendors that lined the walkways, sometimes blocking the paths and harassing the tourists. Alfredo informed us why this was occurring and the park itself had no control over the vendors. Overall, although it was a long day, it was extremely enjoyable! If you go on this tour please request Alfredo and Adrian!





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