Ek Balam, Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins and Cenote Tour from Cancun

Day Trips & Excursions in Cancún
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Tour description

Visit the archaeological site of Ek’Balam which is one of the latest Mayan archaeological attractions because of its most recent restoration works. You will then discover Hubiku cenote or Xcajum cenote (sinkhole) which is a natural wonder with beautiful rock formations. You will be able to experience different adventure activities on this tour. This special combo runs every Tuesday

You will be picked up from your hotel  and head to Ek Balam. Here, you will visit the site and admire the amazing decoration of the temples and plazas. See unique sculptures and learn about 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, which are architectural icons of the Maya culture. Visite Chichen Itza is one of the most important and is also considered one of the new seven wonders of the world and Cultural Heritage of Humanity according to UNESCO since 1988. Chichen Itza was the most important religious, political and military Mayan center and had its heyday towards the classic and post-classic period.You will then head to Cenote Hubiku cenote (sinkhole) which is an impressive sinkhole where you can admire incredible rock formations and swim in this large and fresh natural pool. Ascend from the underworld through a tunnel or use the large wooden staircase. Some optional activities here include swimming and diving. You'll then head to a Maya hut to learn about the architecture of the region and be part of a Maya ritual which is an authentic blessing Maya ceremony that a shaman will perform for you. You'll end the tour with a delicious and traditional lunch with a Maya menu including soup, chicken, vegetables, rice, beans and hand-made corn tortillas. Then, head back to your Cancun hotel.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Continental breakfast on board
  • Open Bar on board (Water, soft drinks, beers)
  • Traditional lunch, water
  • Archaeological tour guide
  • Equipment required for activities
  • Entry/Admission - Ek Balam
  • Entry/Admission - Cenote Hubiku

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Souvenirs or photographs

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide