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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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4 Days of Minitour in Yucatán in a 3 Star Hotel
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4 Days of Minitour in Yucatán in a 3 Star Hotel

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Ek 'Balam is located in the central-eastern part of Yucatan, about 190 km from Mérida and it is easy to reach the area, since the access is clearly signposted. The name of the ancient city, in the Yucatec Mayan language, literally translates into Spanish as "dark or black jaguar" (Barrera V. 1980: 1950) although the people of the Ek'Balam region who speak Mayan also interpret it as " Lucero-Jaguar. " When the Spanish arrived in the Yucatan Peninsula in 1517, Chichén Itzá was already abandoned, which means that while Europe lived in the Middle Ages, Chichen Itza had already created an even more precise calendar than the Gregorian one, its knowledge of Astronomy was much more advanced and they handled the concept of the number zero. Chichén Itzá differed from other Mayan cities by introducing the cult to the god Kukulcán, the feathered serpent.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,331.17
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$2,331.17
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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
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$411.00
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$411.00
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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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$4,029.00
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Private Transportation plus Admission ticket to Ek Balam

Private Transportation plus Admission ticket to Ek Balam

There is no need to complicate your vacations, have a private adventure to one of the latest discoveries of the Mayan world, Ek Balam is a worthy place to show off and keep it on your most precious memories. Ek balam is located around 2 hours away from Cancun or Riviera Maya, considering this information. Set the starting time and hop on your private transportation on a van with AC and Wi-Fi. Our drivers have all the experience to make this the highlight of your visit to the archaeological zones whether you hire a guide or explore at your own pace, the entrances are already included on your service
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$276.00
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$276.00
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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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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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$122.75
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$122.75
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Must-See: Your Private Pink Lake, Rio Lagartos, Ek Balam Tour for up to 4 people

Must-See: Your Private Pink Lake, Rio Lagartos, Ek Balam Tour for up to 4 people

- Full-day private tour of Pink Lake, Rio Lagartos and Ek Balam from Cancun or Playa del Carmen - Visit the famous pink lagoon -Admire the largest flamingos group in Yucatan - Explore the ancient Maya jungle city of Ek Balam - Learn about Mayan culture and nature from your own personalized guide - Enjoy flexibility in the schedule and the privacy of your own group - Buffet lunch and round-trip hotel transport included This is a private, full-day tour from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Customize your own itinerary with a guide who provides information of the natural park and the restored ruins and choose your own pickup time from the hotel. Entrance fees and a delicious lunch are included.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,120.00
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$1,120.00
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From Merida: Valladolid + Ek 'Balam Ruins + Selva Maya Cenote

From Merida: Valladolid + Ek 'Balam Ruins + Selva Maya Cenote

◆ Full-day tour around the magical city of Valladolid, Ekbaram Ruins, and Selva Maya Cenote ■ Valladolid Valladolid was selected by the Mexican Tourism Board as Pueblo Mágico (Magic City). The charming town like magic, lined with colorful buildings and magnificent churches, photogenic spot is packed! Please enjoy the walk around with the English guide ☆ ■Ek 'Balam ruins were mysterious, which is surrounded by large natural There is no doubt that you will be impressed by the ruins! While the popularity is rising, you can climb the ruins at this site ☆ Please feel the romance of the Mayan civilization with your skin! ■ Selba Maya Cenote You can enjoy swimming in this cenote where the curtain of water flowing from the ceiling is very mysterious. In the fantastic space created by the light shining on the bright blue water, Uttori ♪ In addition to the cenote, the building on the premises is also a pretty popular spot.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.00
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$180.00
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PRIVATE TOUR EK BALAM with SWIMMING IN CENOTE & COLONIAL CITY from RIVIERA MAYA

PRIVATE TOUR EK BALAM with SWIMMING IN CENOTE & COLONIAL CITY from RIVIERA MAYA

A complete tour full of nature, magic, ancient history, beauty and local real life. Ek Balam a unique archaeological site. An incredible cenote surrounded by vegetation, birds and nature. And Valladolid, a beautiful colonial city of great importance in the era of the Viceroyalty
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$420.27
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$420.27
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5 Days of Culture and Biodiversity in Yucatán in a 3 Star Hotel
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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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$500.00
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Ek Balam, Rio Lagartos Private Tour

Ek Balam, Rio Lagartos Private Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$690.00
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$690.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$230.00
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Chichen Itza & Ek Balam Maya Ruins Private Tour

Chichen Itza & Ek Balam Maya Ruins Private Tour

Always thought that seeing two Mayan sites in a day was not possible? Think again this is the perfect combination of two of the most beautiful mayan sites ever built, Chichen Itza and Ek Balam in just one day. A not to be missed..!!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$324.58
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$324.58
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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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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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$120.00
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From Merida: Isamal & Valladolid + Cenote + Pyramid

From Merida: Isamal & Valladolid + Cenote + Pyramid

◆ Full-day tour around the magical city of Valladolid, Ekbaram Ruins, and Selva Maya Cenote ■ Valladolid Valladolid was selected by the Mexican Tourism Board as Pueblo Mágico (Magic City). The charming town like magic, lined with colorful buildings and magnificent churches, photogenic spot is packed! Please enjoy the walk around with the English guide ☆ ■Ek 'Balam ruins were mysterious, which is surrounded by large natural There is no doubt that you will be impressed by the ruins! While the popularity is rising, you can climb the ruins at this site ☆ Please feel the romance of the Mayan civilization with your skin! ■ Selba Maya Cenote You can enjoy swimming in this cenote where the curtain of water flowing from the ceiling is very mysterious. In the fantastic space created by the light shining on the bright blue water, Uttori ♪ In addition to the cenote, the building on the premises is also a pretty popular spot.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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$180.00

Ek Balam - Cenote Hubiku - Coba

Ek Balam - Cenote Hubiku - Coba

The intention is to start very early to be the first to arrive at the archaeological site and be able to enjoy it without masses, so that you can enjoy an incredible journey and a unique way of knowing the history. We love people, but we avoid crowds when we visit specific sites.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.83
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$152.83

Jaguar Route Private Circuit

Jaguar Route Private Circuit

Circuit that explores both the historical and archaeological part, as well as the natural environment of the Yucatan Peninsula by the hand of passionate guides and specialists in their areas. Without hurry and without large groups. We take care of everything.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,700.00
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$1,700.00

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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$133.34
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Ek Balam and Cenote Experience

Ek Balam and Cenote Experience

Visit the archaeological site of Ek’Balam, an ancient Mayan city that knew its glory before Chichen Itza. This archaeological site is one of the latest Mayan archaeological attractions because of its most recent restoration works. Explore the majestic Cenote Maya, with the largest dome in the Yucatan Peninsula. You can swim in this natural jewel and enjoy some adventure activities. Discover the Mayan culture, participate in an authentic blessing ceremony and enjoy traditional buffet prepared with organic vegetables.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00

Yucatan Express - The most famous Mayan Sites of Yucatan Peninsula (Private)

Yucatan Express - The most famous Mayan Sites of Yucatan Peninsula (Private)

Visit the most popular Mayan sites of Yucatan Peninsula with the shortest version of our Yucatan tours. Ek-Balam, Chichen Itza, Uxmal and also the nice colonial town of Valladolid.
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  • 2 days
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$581.83
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$581.83
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$233.17
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$233.17
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Private Tour With Photographer To Ek Balam And Chichen Itza With Cenote

Private Tour With Photographer To Ek Balam And Chichen Itza With Cenote

Visit Ek Balam and Chichen Itza on this private day trip from Playa del Carmen. You'll get to see the main buildings of these important archaeological sites and then swim in the refreshing waters of a cenote. You'll end the tour visiting a tequila factory where you'll get to learn about the process and taste this famous, Mexican drink. Enjoy these wonderful places accompanied by a professional photographer who'll capture all your special moments during excursion. Full day excursion.  Your private day trip includes transport and entrance fees.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$420.00
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$420.00
Price varies by group size
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Ek Balam Cenote And Valladolid Private Tour From Cancun

Ek Balam Cenote And Valladolid Private Tour From Cancun

A complete tour full of nature, magic, ancient history, beauty and local real life. Ek Balam a unique archaeological site. An incredible cenote surrounded by vegetation, birds and nature. And Valladolid, a beautiful colonial city of great importance in the era of the Viceroyalty
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$400.00
Price varies by group size
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$400.00
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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 50 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 390.00. Guided Ek Balam tours start around USD 390.00 per person. See all 50 Ek Balam tickets and tours on Viator.
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