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Explore one of the Yucatan's more newly discovered Maya sites—Ek Balam—on a cultural tour from Playa del Carmen. Embark on a full-day visit to these archaeological ruins as well as Cenote Maya Park, an adventure park with a superb natural setting, and get the most out of the Yucatan's vast offerings. Climb to the top of Ek Balam's Acropolis pyramid, discover hidden temples cloaked in dense jungle canopy and wander among ancient statues; then spend the rest of the day swimming in a natural sinkhole, cave rappelling and rainforest ziplining.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Ek Balam and Cenote Maya Park from Playa del Carmen
  • Visit the archaeological wonder of Ek Balam, an ancient Maya city and ceremonial center on the Yucatán Peninsula
  • Pass temples, see high-relief statues and climb the pyramid of Acropolis
  • Frolic in cenotes and partake in optional outdoor activities like rappelling and ziplining at the park
  • Meet a Maya shaman during a blessing ceremony and purchase souvenirs from a handcraft market
  • Learn about Ek Balam’s history and Maya traditions from an informative guide
  • Traditional buffet Maya lunch and round-trip hotel transport included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Don’t miss the chance to see the latest attraction of Ek Balam, not yet discovered by the hordes that normally crowd Chichen Itza and Tulum. And unlike the pyramids of Chichen Itza and Tulum, you are free to climb up the Acropolis of Ek Balam.

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What You Can Expect

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

Have fun swimming in a cenote

Customer Reviews

DENISE F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Ek Balam Ruins are a great place to visit. We were picked up on time and taken to the Cenote Maya Park first. We were welcomed there with a Mayan ceremony and then taken through the gardens were they grown pineapples, bananas etc and shown a Mayan house. The Cenote was great! the had abseiling into the Cenote or you can walk down the steps. There was a short zip line and you could drop off into the water. After an a very nice buffett lunch we were taken to Ek Balam. There were not very many people which was nice but extremely hot by that time of day. They local guide took us around and talked thrugh the different ruins then we were left to have free time and take photos. It was a great day and the guide looked after us all very well.
The only thing was I wish they had taken us to the ruins first when it was a little cooler as we were roasting!

Nichole W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing trip and our tour guide, Ismael, was wonderful!

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