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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 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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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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$379.00
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Ek Balam Self-Guided Tour Cancun, Mexico

Ek Balam Self-Guided Tour Cancun, Mexico

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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. No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever! 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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$6.00
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$6.00
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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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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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$1,019.03
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$1,019.03
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LDS Tour to Ek Balam and Cenote (Minimum 4 people)

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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$165.00
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$165.00
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Discover EK BALAM and the colorfuls Las Coloradas + cenote Hubiku + Valladolid

Discover EK BALAM and the colorfuls Las Coloradas + cenote Hubiku + Valladolid

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Discover the best of nature, history and culture with an amazing 1-day tour from Cancun. Our transportation will pass by you to your hotel or to a meeting point to start the adventure. The first spot to meet is the Archaeological Zone of Ek Balam, which is a possessor of majestic constructions hidden among large trees, it is a different site to all of the Mayan area and does not resemble any other known archaeological site, fascinate yourself of those Mayan ruins. For the next stop it will be time to take that incredible postal picture at the pink lakes that Las Coloradas have for you.Also there you will be able to observe the majority of the population that is dedicated to the salt industry and fishing; one of the highest priority activities in place. In addition to taking a dip in the incredible hubiku Cenote and walk through the streets of the colonial city of Valladolid with a full-day tour from Cancun and Riviera Maya. Rejoin nature and history on this amazing tour!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.54
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$168.54
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$276.00
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$276.00
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4 Days of Minitour in Yucatán in a 3 Star Hotel

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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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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$230.00
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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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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
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$224.00
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$224.00
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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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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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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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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

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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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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$123.30
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$123.30
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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 to Ek Balam, Cenote & Valladolid

Private Tour to Ek Balam, Cenote & Valladolid

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We specialize in creating unique experiences for each of you. Cultural diversity, historical heritage, traditions, gastronomy, nature and adventure, there are endless possibilities. We select each of the attractions, unique restaurants and non-commercial places to make your experience unforgettable.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$815.22
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$815.22
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Ten islands expedition in Mazatlán

Ten islands expedition in Mazatlán

Visit the ancient Maya city of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day, private trip from Playa del Carmen. With convenience of a personal driver/guide, you’ll make the trip in the comfort of a climate-controlled vehicle, then see towering pyramids, sculpture, and the fascinating ball court. This tour includes a swim at the Cenote Ik Kil and a buffet lunch, as well as the flexibility to customize the day to your interests, adding stops to shop or explore another Maya site before returning to Playa del Carmen.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.12
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$114.12
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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

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

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
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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 54 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 326.09. Guided Ek Balam tours start around USD 326.09 per person. See all 54 Ek Balam tickets and tours on Viator.
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