The Ek Balam archaeological site is one of the finest examples of the remains of Mayan civilization. Discover its legendary history with this tour from the Riviera Maya.
Ek Balam Day Trip
We'll pick you up from your hotel in Riviera Maya at around 7 am and make our way to the Ek Balam archaeological site: a pre-Columbian settlement on the outskirts of Valladolid, in the heart of the Yutacan Peninsula.
Then you'll enjoy a walking tour of Ek Balam, discovering its important Mayan legacy. Among its best-preserved remains are the so called Ek Balam Acropolis: a huge construction containing the tomb of Mayan king Ukit Kan Le'k Tok'. And you'll have time to explore the ruins of the pyramids and the courts where the famous and mysterious Mesoamerican ballgame was once played.
Then the tour moves on to the northern coast of the Yucatan peninsula, where you can find the Rio Largatos. Here we'll climb aboard a speedboat and tour the Biosphere Reserve: hoping to catch a glimpse of the exotic animals of the region: flamingos, lizards, monkeys and a wealth of birdlife included.
With the speedboat tour over, it's time for something a little more relaxed: bathing in the mineral rich white clay. Then, relaxed and nourished, we'll fuel up with a delicious local meal, which includes one dish and a non-alcoholic drink.
Having eaten we'll make our way back to the Riviera Maya, arriving back at your hotel at around 3 pm.
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|Adults||Children between 8 and 11 years old||Children under 8|
|English guided tour||
English guided tour
Children between 8 and 11 years oldUS$ 155
Children under 8not permitted
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by jeep, minibus or bus, depending on the size of the group.
English speaking guide.
Entry to the Ek Balam site.
Lunch (one course plus a non alcoholic drink).
Mayan clay bath.
Local tax (110MEX).
When to book?
You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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