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Ek Balam Cenote Maya

Regular Price 139.00 USD

Visit the archaeological site of Ek Balam, an ancient Maya city that knew its glory before Chichen Itza. This archaeological site is one of the latest Maya archaeological attractions because of its most recent restoration works. Then, discover the biggest Ek Balam cenote (sinkhole) discovered in the Yucatan Peninsula: “Cenote Maya”, a great natural wonder with beautiful rock formations. You will be able to experience different adventure activities. And don’t forget to take home all your memories captured by local photographers.

Take advantage of this opportunity and get on an archaeological expedition full of adventure. It doesn’t matter whether you are in Riviera maya hotels or Cancun as we have all taken care of:

If you are staying at Cancun hotels we pick you up on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!

And at Riviera Maya hotels we pick you up from Monday to Sunday!


07:00 to 08:00 a.m.       Pick-up at hotels in the Riviera Maya or Cancun.

10:00 to 10:30 a.m.       Arrival to Ek Balam or Cenote Maya Park (According to the logistics).


Ek Balam (1:45 hours)

  • This archaeological site is one of the most impressive ceremonial centers of the Yucatan Peninsula, you will witness the incredible decoration of temples and plazas. Admire the unique sculptures in high relief that have surprised archaeologists and visitors. These sculptures support the recently restored Jaguar Mouth sculpture in the front of the main temple. Walk through the ball game (Pok Ta Pok) and the false arch, both are architectural icons of the Maya culture.

Cenote Maya (3 hours)

  • Visit and refresh at El Balam Cenote Maya: Go down into the region’s most impressive Cenote of 60 m diameter and in an almost perfect circular shape. Enjoy its beautiful rock formations and swim in this large and fresh natural pool. Go back to the surface from the underworld through a tunnel or a large wooden staircase.
  • Optional included adventure activities: swimming, diving, Trepachanga (ropes), Tarzan vine and rappel down 26m (264 lbs is the maximum weight for the rappel activity).
  • Maya hut. Learn about the architecture of the region and the use of plants for medical purposes.
  • Handcraft market. Visit a small and colorful market where you can find quality local handcrafts. Buy them and you will contribute to benefit the Maya artisans of the region.
  • Maya ritual. Be part of an authentic blessing Maya ceremony that a shaman will perform for you.
  • Organic garden. Walk through the plantation and discover vegetables that you will find in your meal.
  • Traditional meal. Enjoy an authentic Maya menu including soup, chicken, vegetables, rice, beans and handmade corn tortillas.

05:30 to 06:30 p.m.      Drop-off at hotels in Riviera Maya or Cancun.

The expedition includes: Transportation for small groups, traditional lunch, water, entrance fee to Ek Balam, archaeological tour guide, English speaking guide, equipment required for activities, hammocks, towels and lockers.


  • This expedition is not suitable for children under 6 years old. People under the influence of alcohol or toxic substances won’t be allowed to participate.
  • Children from 6 to 12 years old pay kids price. 13 years old children pay adult price.
  • For online bookings get -10% OFF purchasing 8-21 days in advance. -15% OFF purchasing at least 21-60 days in advance. -20% OFF purchasing more than 60 days in advance. Prices are subject to changes without prior notice.

Enjoy the best Ek Balam tour and get to know impressive places as Ek Balam cenote and archaeological site! Have a great experience in Ek Balam and Riviera Maya!



  • In november 2015, we participated to a tour of Ek Balam and cenote . Excellent guide : Anita . Excellent knowledge, right speed of delivery and a smile The cenote attraction after the visit to the site of Ek Balam was very...
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  • just spent a day with Altournative. Our guide was "Ice Tea". She was very knowledgeable of the Mayan culture and history even though she is not Mayan herself. It is a long day but was worth it. Our driver (forgot his name) took good...
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  • We had an excellent driver/tour guide named Gustavo. He was very informative and gave us just enough history about the ruins and area to leave time for us to explore on our own. I would recommend booking the Ek Balam and Cenote Maya...
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