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Once an ancient Maya town, Ek Balam (meaning “black jaguar” in the Mayan language) is now one of the largest archaeological sites in Mexico, famous for its 96-foot-tall (29-meter-tall) Acropolis, a stone temple that offers picturesque jungle views from its peak. Don’t miss the jaguar motifs peppered around the site’s numerous structures.

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20-minute drive from Valladolid on highway 295, direction Tizimin, Ek Balam, The Yucatan
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Go Flamingo (Rio Lagartos - Las Coloradas - Ek Balam) from Valladolid

Go Flamingo (Rio Lagartos - Las Coloradas - Ek Balam) from Valladolid

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This English/Spanish spoken guided daytour to the nature reserve of Ria Lagartos, the pink lakes of Las Coloradas and the amazing Maya site of Ek Balam make this combination of nature and archaeology a must do during your visit in Valladolid. You won´t regret it!
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.00
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$139.00
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Ek Balam, Mayan Cenote From Cancun

Ek Balam, Mayan Cenote From Cancun

Explore the mysterious world of the Mayans both above and below the ground with the Ek Balam Mayan Cenote Tour! Visit the archaeological site, swim in the refreshing waters of a Mayan cenote and discover traditional Yucatan cuisine
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.00
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$139.00
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Ek Balam Half Day Tour from Cancun

Ek Balam Half Day Tour from Cancun

Travel with us to one of the best kept secrets of the Mayan world. Hidden in the lush jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula, Ek Balam is considered one of the most beautiful Mayan cities and, without a doubt, one of the best preserved. During this tour our expert guides will show you and explain everything about the Mayan culture, the various majestic structures and the impressive hieroglyphs that decorate the ancient walls of this metropolis, which at the time was of great influence. The highlight of the visit is to climb the Acropolis, where the tomb of King Ukit Kan Lek Tok is located, from which, on a clear day, you can see the pyramids of Coba and Chichen Itza.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$225.00
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$225.00
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Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, and Hubiku Cenote Combo Tour All Fees Included

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, and Hubiku Cenote Combo Tour All Fees Included

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This intriguing full-day tour from Playa del Carmen combines two prominent archaeological sites of the Yucatan Peninsula: Chichen Itza and Ek Balam. A professional guide points out El Castillo (The Castle), aka the Temple of Kukulcan, among other landmarks, then accompanies you to Ek Balam with free time to climb the main pyramid. In between, visit Hubiku Cenote for a swim and dig into a buffet lunch. Numbers are limited to 10 people to provide a small-group experience.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.00
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$169.00
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Chichen Itza and Cenote Day Trip

Chichen Itza and Cenote Day Trip

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Reach two of Mexico’s most impressive attractions during this action-packed, double-duty guided tour, which takes you to Chichen-Itza archaeological site and Xcajum cenote. Relax and settle back for an all-inclusive experience, cutting the hassle of getting to each location. Enjoy unlimited drinks, air-conditioned transportation, an expert guide, and a regional buffet lunch. Top off your visit to the immense ancient ruins with a refreshing dip in turquoise waters.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.00
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$61.00
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Visit to the Community of Ek Balam, Cenote & Pyramids Tour

Visit to the Community of Ek Balam, Cenote & Pyramids Tour

Discover the richness of the Mayan communities by visiting the community of Ek Balam. Learn how to weave a hammock, sew, and prepare tortillas by hand. Discover the impressive X'Canché Cenote and the archaeological site of Ek Balam.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$224.00
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$224.00
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Private Tour: Ek Balam, Pink Flamingos Sanctuary and Tequila Tasting Factory from Cancun

Private Tour: Ek Balam, Pink Flamingos Sanctuary and Tequila Tasting Factory from Cancun

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See the ancient Maya city of Ek Balam, a migratory bird sanctuary, and a tequila factory on a full-day, private tour from Cancun that goes off the beaten track to explore the Yucatan’s history, wildlife, and culture. This 12-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Cancun, entrance fees, and a boat trip through the Gulf Coast mangroves.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Private Tour: Chichen Itza, Ek Balam Cenote, and Tequila Factory

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

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Tour two important archaeological sites of the Yucatán Peninsula on this private day trip from Cancun. A personal guide accompanies you via air-conditioned transport to Ek Balam and Chichen Itza. Wander on foot past famous pyramids such as Kukulkan while you listen to riveting commentary about the former Maya inhabitants. Then swim in a cenote, a limestone sinkhole filled with crystalline water. Lunch plus a tequila factory visit are included in your full-day itinerary.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Live the Yucatan peninsula fall in love with its culture, architecture and gastronomy

Live the Yucatan peninsula fall in love with its culture, architecture and gastronomy

Enjoy a private tour, without haste, with the comfort of a new car with air conditioning and passenger insurance included in the price, taste our cuisine and our culture.  OPTIONAL EXPENSES FOR THE CLIENT: * The extra services are optional like the boat ride in Rio lagartos which has a cost of approximately $ 1,200 pesos for a private tour. * Cenote entrance fee $ 150 per person. * lunch with drinks $ 200 per person. * cost of admission to Ek Balam $ 450 per person. (without guide) THE TOUR INCLUDES: * SOFT DRINKS AND PURIFIED WATER * FRUITS OF THE TIME: papaya, pineapple, melon, dragon fruit, etc. * GUIDE DRIVER (in archaeological zones NO) * INCLUDES TICKETS TO THE COLORED WITH GUIDE. * STOPS AT ANY ATTRACTIVE POINT FOR THE CLIENT TO PHOTOGRAPH OR ADMIRATE THE LANDSCAPE. * NO TIME LIMIT * CUSTOM TOURS  
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.97
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Private Day Trip: Ek Balam and Chichen Itza with Cenote and Tequila Factory

Private Day Trip: Ek Balam and Chichen Itza with Cenote and Tequila Factory

Get personalized attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary on this private day trip to Chichen Itza and Ek Balam. After touring the important archaeological sites, take a swim in a nearby cenote. Then quench your thirst with a visit to a local tequila factory. Round-trip private transportation is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$400.00
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From the Milpa to Tourism: Farming, Cenote & Ek Balam Pyramids Tour

From the Milpa to Tourism: Farming, Cenote & Ek Balam Pyramids Tour

Discover the fascinating Mayan culture and history in this tour from Merida. Visit Ek Balam to explore the Mesoamerican agricultural system, swim in an amazing cenote, and discover the archaeological site of Ek Balam. Enjoy the perfect balance of culture and nature with this full-day ecotour.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.00
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Private Yucatan Highlights Tour

Private Yucatan Highlights Tour

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Take the stress out of planning on this three-day tour of the Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo. Visit Chichen Itza and enjoy a guided tour of this significant archaeological site and learn about the ancient civilization that used to inhabit the land. Also, travel to Merida, the capital city of the Yucatan state, and cool off in a cenote. The trip ends with a stop at Coba (a Mayan site) and Tulum.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$827.34
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Ek Balam Majestic Mayan Ruins and Cenote Tour

Ek Balam Majestic Mayan Ruins and Cenote Tour

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Experience a bit of the Yucatan Peninsula's Maya culture and natural wonders on this day trip from Cancun to Ek’ Balam and Cenote Hubiku or Xcajum cenote (sinkhole). At Ek’ Balam, learn about the archaeological ruins and restoration efforts of this ancient Maya city. Then head to the cenote, a naturally formed underground pool, to cool off with a swim.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$151.84
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Ek Balam Rio Lagartos and Tequila Private Tour from Cancun

Ek Balam Rio Lagartos and Tequila Private Tour from Cancun

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Tour the archaeological ruins of Ek Balam, then see flocks of pink flamingos and soak in a salt lagoon at Rio Lagartos on this private day trip. Learn about the ancient Maya civilization from an informative personal guide and climb up the Acropolis, one of the largest pyramids of the Yucatán Peninsula. In addition, visit a tequila factory and stop for an included lunch. Private transport is available from Cancun hotels.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$411.00
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$411.00
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Private Tour: Ek Balam and Pink Flamingoes Sanctuary with Photographer from Cancun, Tulum or Riviera Maya

Private Tour: Ek Balam and Pink Flamingoes Sanctuary with Photographer from Cancun, Tulum or Riviera Maya

Visit an ancient Maya city and a coastal bird sanctuary on a full-day, private tour with transport from hotels in Cancun, Tulum, or the Rivera Maya that includes all entrance fees. Travel with a photographer guide for professional images of the trip, as you explore El Balam, spot flocks of flamingos, and tour the Rio Lagartos mangroves by boat.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$362.67
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Private Tour: Pink Flamingos, Maya Temples and Ek Balam

Private Tour: Pink Flamingos, Maya Temples and Ek Balam

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Tour archeological sites, encounter the incredible wildlife of Rio Lagartos and get an up close look at Mayan temples during this day trip from Cancun that's perfect for the entire family. Whether you're traveling with children or adventuring with friends, this private excursion is the ideal way to see it all.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$469.34
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Full-day tour to Ek Balam and Cenote Maya from Cancun and Riviera Maya

Full-day tour to Ek Balam and Cenote Maya from Cancun and Riviera Maya

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Explore the archaeological site of Ek’Balam during a full-day tour from Riviera Maya or Cancun. Learn about the history and restoration projects of this ancient Mayan city. See the largest dome in the Yucatan Peninsula and participate in a blessing ceremony. Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle is included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.00
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$139.00
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Private Tour: Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Cenote and Tequila Factory from Tulum

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

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Visit two dramatically different Maya sites on a full-day tour from Tulum to Ek Balam and Chichen Itza, then pause to swim in a cenote and visit a tequila factory. With the flexibility and personal service of a private guide, you’ll make the trip from Tulum to Ek Balam and Chichen Itza in a climate-controlled vehicle, then explore carvings, ball courts, and towering pyramids surrounded by thick jungle. This full-day tour is the perfect introduction to Maya archeology, and it includes pickup and drop-off in Tulum, entrance fees, and lunch.
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$395.00
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5 Days of Culture and Biodiversity in Yucatán in a 3 Star Hotel

5 Days of Culture and Biodiversity in Yucatán in a 3 Star Hotel

The haciendas of Mexico were part of an economic system that began with the Spanish in the sixteenth century, similar to the feudal system of Europe. They were efficient farms and manufacturing centers that produced meat and other products for export. Over time, the haciendas became symbols of economic health and culture, adorned with architecture, furniture and art from all over the world. Like the southern plantations of the United States, the haciendas reinforced the caste system, based on race, with the hacendados as masters and the Maya or indigenous as laborers. Most of the Yucatecan haciendas in the 19th century produced henequen rope, a plant variety of the agave cactus, which was exported by the growing transport industry.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$500.00
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Private Yucatan Discovery Tour

Private Yucatan Discovery Tour

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In this four day and three night Yucatan Discovery Tour we first visit the Rio Lagartos Biosphere home of the flamingos, crocodiles and other sea life. Stay the night at Valladolid in a colonial hotel in the city square then explore the Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo first The Archaeological wonder of Chichen Itza a modern world wonder and capital of a great civilization then Ek Balam the city of the Black Jaguar. Merida the capital city of the Yucatan state also known as the white city, Uxmal the city three times built with its magnificent mayan baroque style architecture and we visit a Beautiful hidden Cenote of crystalline waters. Then onto Coba a classic mayan site and Tulum the city by the sea
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,019.03
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$1,019.03
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8-day Smart-Inclusive from Cancun to Tulum, the Mayan Heritage Path

8-day Smart-Inclusive from Cancun to Tulum, the Mayan Heritage Path

This is the most complete vacation package ever created. Combine your All-Inclusive vacations with immersive travel experiences with real local experts. We are eager to show you the best well kept secrets of our beautiful destinations. Experience the most iconic places at your own pace in this private 8-days tour, avoid tourist traps, travel comfortable in our air conditioned vehicles, experience our destination as a local ad marvel your eyes with the beauty that our nature & culture has to offer. This package includes hotel accommodations (3 days with All-Inclusive meal plan), private ground transportation, professional multi-lingual guides, meals as indicated, entrance tickets, activities and all the extra perks to make this a one of a kind vacation.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$4,029.00
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Ek Balam Mayan Ruins Private Tour

Ek Balam Mayan Ruins Private Tour

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Discover Maya culture on this full-day tour from Cancun and Riviera. Learn about the archaeological ruins and restoration efforts of Ek’ Balam with a guide, who shares information about this ancient Maya city. Afterwards, head on over to Valladolid, a colonial town full of Spanish conquest history.    
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$379.00
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$379.00
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Discover EK BALAM and the colorfuls Las Coloradas + cenote Hubiku + Valladolid

Discover EK BALAM and the colorfuls Las Coloradas + cenote Hubiku + Valladolid

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Discover the best of nature, history and culture with an amazing 1-day tour from Cancun. Our transportation will pass by you to your hotel or to a meeting point to start the adventure. The first spot to meet is the Archaeological Zone of Ek Balam, which is a possessor of majestic constructions hidden among large trees, it is a different site to all of the Mayan area and does not resemble any other known archaeological site, fascinate yourself of those Mayan ruins. For the next stop it will be time to take that incredible postal picture at the pink lakes that Las Coloradas have for you.Also there you will be able to observe the majority of the population that is dedicated to the salt industry and fishing; one of the highest priority activities in place. In addition to taking a dip in the incredible hubiku Cenote and walk through the streets of the colonial city of Valladolid with a full-day tour from Cancun and Riviera Maya. Rejoin nature and history on this amazing tour!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.54
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$168.54
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Valladolid & Ek Balam From Mérida Yucatán

Valladolid & Ek Balam From Mérida Yucatán

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Plan a stress-free visit to Valladolid with this full-day tour that includes round-trip transport from accommodations in Merida. In addition to navigating, your guide offers little-known facts and anecdotes about the ancient Mayan archaeological site of Ek Balam and the colonial town of Valladolid. The tour also features free time to relax and have lunch at Cenote Saamal, one of many natural sinkholes unique to the Yucatán’s landscape.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.10
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$96.10
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Should I book Ek Balam tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ek Balam can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 53 Ek Balam tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Ek Balam 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ek Balam costs USD 6.00. Guided Ek Balam tours start around USD 6.00 per person. See all 53 Ek Balam tickets and tours on Viator.
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