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Ek Balam Tours and Activities

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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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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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Ek Balam, Valladolid and Cenote Private Tour

Ek Balam, Valladolid and Cenote Private Tour

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This is a tour that combines a visit to the ancient city of Ek Balam and the charm to visit the beautiful colonial city of Valladolid in Yucatan. We will also visit a amazing cenote where you enjoy a delicious lunch with traditional Yucatan dishes. Enjoy at your own pace and without itineraries of the Mayan culture and Yucatan.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$210.00
Price varies by group size
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$210.00
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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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Ek Balam, Mayan Cenote From Cancun

Ek Balam, Mayan Cenote From Cancun

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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 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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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.00
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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 Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, and Ik Kil Cenote, Lunch

Private Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, and Ik Kil Cenote, Lunch

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Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this jam-packed full-day tour that hits all of the famous Mayan sites around the Riviera Maya. With private transportation from Riviera Maya or Cancun, visit Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, and the Ik Kil cenote with a dedicated guide. All entrance fees included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$390.00
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$390.00
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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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$400.00
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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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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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$170.00
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7 Day-Bicycle Yucatan Eco-adventure and Archaeological Tour

7 Day-Bicycle Yucatan Eco-adventure and Archaeological Tour

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Explore the Yucatan Peninsula by bicycle on this 7-day tour from Cancun. Visit the area's most important archaeological sites and cycle through the tropical landscape. Nightly accommodations and use of all equipment included.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,043.60
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Ek Balam & Samula Cenote Private Tour

Ek Balam & Samula Cenote Private Tour

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Your experience begins at 8:00 AM, (suggested time), you'll be taken directly to Ek Balam to spend a few hours enjoying and learning about the site with a certified guide. After that, a refreshing swim at the Samula cenote and a buffet lunch will be waiting for you. A stop at the colonial town of Valladolid isalso included, however you can decide to got straight to your hotel depending on your energy level. The tour finishes with the drop-off at your hotel, about 10-12 hours after your pickup.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.60
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$110.60
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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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Ek Balam and Valladolid Private Tour

Ek Balam and Valladolid Private Tour

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Discover three captivating Mexican sites during this double-duty guided tour, which makes stops at Ek Balam, Valladolid, and a Mayan cenote. Enjoy personalized attention from your own private guide as you wander pre-Colombian ruins, exploring stepped pyramids and listening to the latest archaeological findings. From there, enjoy free time in the picturesque, 16th-century town of Valladolid, before ending the day over a savory lunch buffet and views of a stunning cenote.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$326.09
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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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$395.00
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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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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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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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Ek Balam, Cenote and Valladolid! A whole cultural adventure!

Ek Balam, Cenote and Valladolid! A whole cultural adventure!

Experience the wonders of Ek Balam, a more recently excavated and restored Maya archaeological site on this full-day guided tour from Cancun. Learn about the ancient city’s temples, sculptures and other landmarks in this former ceremonial center. In addition to Ek Balam, enjoy the pleasures of Cenote Maya Park. Swim in its natural pools, and then rappel and swing like Tarzan in the Yucatan jungle. A traditional Maya buffet lunch and hotel transport are included.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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Ek Balam/cenote/Valladolid Private tour from Merida

Ek Balam/cenote/Valladolid Private tour from Merida

We try to understand in a deeper way the past and present of the Mayan culture by visiting the archaeological site and the current village to get a wider perspective of this charming living culture.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$233.17
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Chichen Itza EkBalam ruins and Cenote Hubiku

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Chichen Itza EkBalam ruins and Cenote Hubiku

Visit in one day 2 archeological sites and a cenote in a group maximum 19 people to have a special experience
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  • 12 to 13 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.20
$118.00
$11.80 savings
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$11.80 savings
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Special Offer! Tour to Ek Balam, Las Coloradas, Valladolid & Cenote Hubiku

Special Offer! Tour to Ek Balam, Las Coloradas, Valladolid & Cenote Hubiku

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This is a complete tour for the most visited places in Yucatan, here you will discover Ek Balam, an ancient Mayan city very different from all, our native guide will give you a complete explanation about this beautiful place, we will also take you to las Coloadas, the pink lake that invites you to take hundreds of photographs and admire its beauty, then you will cool off in the hubiku cenote, a place worth admiring, here you can swim and relax in addition to tasting a delicious lunch to recharge and finally visit the magical village of Valladolid , this place is one of the most beautiful villages in Mexico for the beauty of its streets, culture and history. this is a complete tour that you have to live.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$138.56
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One day Tour to Las Coloradas, Valladolid, Ek Balam Ruins and Cenote Hubiku.

One day Tour to Las Coloradas, Valladolid, Ek Balam Ruins and Cenote Hubiku.

Admire the majestic pink lakes of Las Coloradas and the fascinating Mayan ruins Ek Balam has for you, with a full-day tour traveling from Cancun and Riviera Maya! Ek Balam is possessed of majestic buildings hidden among large trees, is a different site to all of the Mayan area and does not resemble any other known archaeological site. It is one of the last Archaeological sites discovered in the Yucatan Peninsula and is perhaps one of the most important Mayan ruins ever found. The pink color of the waters of this place give the village of Las Coloradas one of the most amazing landscapes that can be seen all over the world. Depending on the intensity of the sun the color is warmer or stronger the color of its waters. The cenote Hubiku, located in Temozon yucatan, shows us the wonders of nature, on the site there is a Mexican buffet, tequila museum and a Mayan village to discover and get to know the lifestyle of the Inhabitants. Meet nature and history on this amazing tour!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.34
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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 52 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 52 Ek Balam tickets and tours on Viator.
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