ek balam ruins

Ek Balam

Ek Balam Private Tour

The Ancient Mayan civilization built many temples and other archaeological phenomenon that are still in existence today. They are spread all through the Yucatan Peninsula. Many of their creations are still spread throughout the dense jungle waiting on someone to come and uncover them.

 

One of the more recently discovered ruins is the intimidatingly named Ek Balam, which means “black jaguar” or “black star jaguar”, and its locations give you the impression of being Indiana Jones on the hunt for something magical. It offers a unique glimpse into the culture and minds of the people that used frequent this area.

At Absolute Adventure, we employ experienced tour guides that will provide a unique tour of Ek Balam that will go into the reasoning for the construction of 45 different structures, the ceremonial aspects of the culture, and will be sure to point out details that the common tourist would overlook.

The highlight of the tour, for those who are daring and not afraid of heights, is a climb to the top of the imposing Acropolis Tower. Don’t look down as you’re climbing…or do. From the top of the tower you’ll feel like you are on top of the world and will have the opportunity to experience the breathtaking 360-degree view of the surrounding jungle. What goes up, must come down so please remember that during the climb.

 

Ek Balam is located approximately two hours from Cancun, and is not far from Chichen Itza, another excursion. If you are amazed by the Mayan culture, we can take you to visit Chichen Itza first, stop for lunch at an authentic Mexican restaurant in the nearby colonial-era city of Valladolid, and then head to Ek Balam after eating.

Another option for a day trip is to go straight to Ek Balam in the morning followed by lunch in beautiful Valladolid where shops line the streets. On the return trip to Cancun, we can stop for an late swim in a cenote, so make sure to bring along your swimsuit! We take you to the most beautiful cenotes in the world. After the day’s adventures in the jungle, you’ll want to to cool off, relax and enjoy a refreshing swim in one of these unique freshwater pools that are only found in the area.

 

Check out our pricing and feel free to contact us for more details on the itineraries available for your Ek Balam day trip. Ek Balam is a hidden gem that is waiting to be visited. You may find something old, you may find something new, but we guarantee you a trip that will create lasting memories!

Book our Ek Balam tour:

 

Custom Tour

About our Ek Balam Private Tours:

  • All tours, services activities are exclusively private to better meet your expectations. We adapt the tour accordingly to your needs thanks to the various options we offer.
  • All tours are scheduled at the best hours to avoid high traffic on the sites.
  • We have guided excursions to suit everyone from novices to experts.
  • Ideal for couples, families with children, group of friends.
  • We adapt our program and diving / snorkeling for people with disability.

See Itineraries

  • Ek Balam + Cenote
  • Ek Balam + Valladolid
  • Ek Balam + Coba
  • Ek Balam + Chichen Itza
  • Ek Balam + Rio Lagartos
  • Custom Tours

05:00am: Transportation from your hotel to Ek Balam

08:00am - 11:00am: Visit of Ek Balam

11:00am - 11:45am: Transportation

11:45am - 01:00pm: Lunch in Valladolid + free time

01:00pm - 02:30pm: Transportation

02:30pm - 04:00pm: Snorkeling in cenote

04:00pm - 05:00pm: Transportation to your hotel

During winter time, pick - up at 06:00am due to time difference between Riviera Maya & Ek Balam. ltinerary is based on a departure from Cancun. Pick up time is recommended time to avoid the crowds. We can leave later if you want to.
Schedule is indicative, we can stay more or less time at each place depending on your preferences.

05:00am: Transportation from your hotel to Ek Balam

08:00am - 11:00am: Visit of Ek Balam

11:00am - 11:45am: Transportation

11:45am - 02:00pm: Lunch in Valladolid + free time

02:00pm - 04:00pm: Transportation to your hotel

During winter time, pick - up at 06:00am due to time difference between Riviera Maya & Ek Balam. ltinerary is based on a departure from Cancun. Pick up time is recommended time to avoid the crowds. We can leave later if you want to.
Schedule is indicative, we can stay more or less time at each place depending on your preferences.

05:00am: Transportation from your hotel to Ek Balam

08:00am - 11:00am: Visit of Ek Balam

11:00am - 11:45am: Transportation

11:45am - 01:00pm: Lunch in Valladolid + free time

01:00pm - 02:00pm: Transportation

02:00pm - 04:00pm: Visit of Coba

04:00pm - 05:30pm: Transportation to your hotel

During winter time, pick - up at 06:00am due to time difference between Riviera Maya & Ek Balam. ltinerary is based on a departure from Cancun. Pick up time is recommended time to avoid the crowds. We can leave later if you want to.
Schedule is indicative, we can stay more or less time at each place depending on your preferences.

05:00am: Transportation from your hotel to Chichen Itza

08:00am - 11:00am: Visit of Chichen Itza + free time

11:00am - 11:45am: Transportation

11:45am - 01:00pm: Lunch in Valladolid + free time

01:00pm - 02:00pm: Transportation

02:00pm - 04:00pm: Visit of Ek Balam

04:00pm - 06:30pm: Transportation to your hotel

During winter time, pick-up is at 06:00am due to time difference between Riviera Maya & Chichen Itza. ltinerary is based on a departure from Cancun. Pick up time is recommended time to avoid the crowds. We can leave later if you want to.
Schedule is indicative, we can stay more or less time at each place depending on your preferences.

05:00am: Transportation from your hotel to Rio Lagartos

08:00am - 12:00pm: Private boat tour in Rio Lagartos lagoon

12:00pm - 01:00pm: Lunch in a restaurant

01:00pm - 02:00pm: Swim in cenote

02:00pm - 03:00pm: Tranportation

03:00pm - 04:30pm: Visit of Ek Balam

04:30pm - 06:30pm: Transportation to your hotel

During winter time, pick-up is at 06:00am due to time difference between Riviera Maya & Rio Lagartos. ltinerary is based on a departure from Cancun. Pick up time is recommended time to avoid the crowds. We can leave later if you want to.
Schedule is indicative, we can stay more or less time at each place depending on your preferences.

Contact us for a custom tour with your preferred activities and we will be happy to organize your own itinerary.

Highlights:

  • Climb on the top of the imposing Acropolis Tower
  • Learn the Mayan history
  • Enjoy a stress and hassle-free excursion

Includes:

  • Private and flexible service
  • Experienced certified guide
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Air conditioned transportation
  • Lunch in a typical Mexican restaurant
  • Cool drinks (waters, soda, beer)

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses, cap or hat
  • Biodegradable sunblock
  • Biodegradable mosquito repellent
  • Money for souvenirs

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