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Ek Balam

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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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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
Price varies by group size
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$139.00
Price varies by group size
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Tour to Ek Balam and Las Coloradas plus Cenote Hubiku and Valladolid

Tour to Ek Balam and Las Coloradas plus Cenote Hubiku and Valladolid

If you are looking for a unique and fascinating excursion, you are in the right place. Welcome to the only excursion that offers you a day full of emotions. We will go to the wonderful archaeological zone of Ek Balam, which is little known and is one of the most beautiful. You can climb the central pyramid and discover the last face of the jaguar that exists in Mexico, this sculpture measures more than 2 meters and is still almost intact. You will also know the famous pink waters or better known as the "Coloradas", this area has become famous due to the beauty that emanates from the pink waters, the photos you can take will be incredible, finally, we will visit a skin hole or cenote, the famous Hubiku, here we can swim and taste a regional buffet. At all times you will be accompanied by our certified guide which will give you specific details of each area. We are a company that cares about safety, so our vans are sanitized daily and the areas we visit have all the sanitary measures.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.00
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$129.00
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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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$145.00
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$145.00
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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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$827.34
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8-Day Yucatan Peninsula: Small-Group for Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam and Tulum

8-Day Yucatan Peninsula: Small-Group for Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam and Tulum

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Uncover the mystifying mysteries of the ancient Mayans on an enriching and explorative 8-day tour of the Yucatan’s most significant archeological sites from Cancun. On this personalized small-group tour, explore the ancient World Wonder of Chichen Itza with a knowledgeable guide. Delve other atmospheric ruins such as Uxmal, El Baklam, Tulum and more, while gaining fascinating insight into the unique culture and intriguing history of the region. Travel in comfort, feast upon sublime local specialties and luxuriate in lavish hotel accommodations during your spectacular journey through the Yucatan Peninsula.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,735.00
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$1,735.00
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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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$125.00
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$125.00
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Ek Balam Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Ek Balam Self-Guided Walking Tour

Ek Balam: Ancient Maya’s Best-Kept Secret and often overshadowed little brother to uber-crowded Chichen Itza, is a very special place. There are Mayan Ruins scattered across the Yucatan Peninsula, but few rivals the intimate experience available here. Between getting there, exploring along the way, and eventually scaling the massive temple, you are guaranteed an amazing day at one of Cancun's favorite ruin sites yet. Here's how it works: Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Before your visit, download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. Stick to our recommended route for the best experience. The password is valid for a month, so you don’t have to worry if your travel plans change. This tour is not an entrance ticket to the site. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$4.36
$5.13
$0.77 savings
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$4.36
$5.13
$0.77 savings
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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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$149.00
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$149.00
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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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Ek Balam

Ek Balam

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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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
per group
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$469.34
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DON'T MISS this tour to EK BALAM and Las Coloradas + Cenote Hubiku + Valladolid

DON'T MISS this tour to EK BALAM and Las Coloradas + Cenote Hubiku + Valladolid

Welcome to the only excursion that offers you a day full of emotions. We will take you to the archaeological zone of Ek Balam, which is little known and is one of the most beautiful. Discover the last face of the jaguar that exists in Mexico, this sculpture measures more than 2 meters and is still almost intact, you will be amazed. You will know the famous pink waters this area has become famous due to the beauty that emanates from the pink waters, the photos you can take will be incredible, finally, we will visit one of the skin holes or the most famous cenotes in Mexico, the famous Hubiku, here we can swim and taste a regional buffet. At all times you will be accompanied by our certified guide which will give you specific details of each area so that your experience is complete. We are a company that cares about the safety of its customers, so our vans are sanitized daily at the end of the day.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.00
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$129.00
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Private Tour Ek' Balam & Cenote Hubiku with Valladolid

Private Tour Ek' Balam & Cenote Hubiku with Valladolid

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Swap the beaches and bars of Cancun for the opportunity to get off the beaten path. Explore the ancient ruins of Ek' Balam, nestled deep in the Yucatan jungle; cool off in the underground swimming hole of Hubiku Cenote, and wander around and soak up local culture in the charming town of Valladolid. This private tour is exclusively for your party.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.94
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$222.94

Ek Balam & Rio Lagartos

Ek Balam & Rio Lagartos

Visit and discover one of the most beloved treasures of Yucatan, the archaeological site of Ek Balam. This site was a very important Mayan capital, which is also known as ¨Talol¨. Ek Balam is, according to the written sources of the sixteenth century, founded by Éek´Báalam (Dark Jaguar) or Coch CalBalam. During this day, we´ll also visit Ría Lagartos which is the largest hideaway of flamingos in North America. Ecotourism is one of the main activities of this region. The mangrove area of Ría Lagartos, which we going to visit as well, is a protected environmental reserve.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$690.00
per group
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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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$380.00
Price varies by group size
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$380.00
Price varies by group size
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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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$326.09
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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

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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$129.90
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$129.90
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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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$368.00
Price varies by group size
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$368.00
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Valladolid & Ek Balam From Mérida Yucatán

Valladolid & Ek Balam From Mérida Yucatán

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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LDS Tour to Ek Balam and Cenote (Minimum 4 people)

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LDS Tour to Ek Balam and Cenote (Minimum 4 people)

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Our LDS tours are designed to bring the Book of Mormon to life. Our tour guides will not only provide an in-depth and detailed discussion of the history and symbolism of the ruins but most importantly, explain how they correlate to passages and teachings from the scriptures. Learn about the latest theories and research that place Mesoamerica as the top candidate for the setting of the Book of Mormon.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.59
$152.20
$7.61 savings
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$144.59
$152.20
$7.61 savings
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Private Northern Yucatan Route

Private Northern Yucatan Route

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We make interesting places even more interesting. We have specialized and passionate guides who will make your experience unique. Tours at your own pace, according to your age, physical ability and interests.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,300.00
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$1,300.00

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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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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$1,000.00
Price varies by group size
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$1,000.00
Price varies by group size

Private Tour Chichen Itza And Ek Balam From Cancun

Private Tour Chichen Itza And Ek Balam From Cancun

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. No crowds, no lines on your private prehistoric adventure.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$387.96
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$387.96
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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 56 Ek Balam tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Ek Balam costs USD 5.13. Guided Ek Balam tours start around USD 5.13 per person. See all 56 Ek Balam tickets and tours on Viator.