Tour the recently uncovered
Mayan ruins of Ek
Balam, and enjoy a variety of activities
while cooling off at beautiful Cenote Maya, a
brand-new off-the-beaten track adventure combo
from Playa del Carmen Tours!
We will start off with a
guided tour of Ek Balam, an ancient Mayan city
that thrived about 1500 years ago. It is
amazing how well preserved these ruins are.
Unlike popular ruins sites like
and Tulum, you
can still climb the great Acropolis pyramid at
Ek Balam, for dramatic views of the Riviera
Maya. Ek Balam is much less visited than
its fellow ruins sites and the less crowded
environment is a perfect introduction to the
legends and history of the Mayan empire.
After the guided tour, you'll have time to
explore on your own and take photographs.
The next stop is nearby
Cenote Maya, where you'll descend under the
ground to a hidden freshwater pool. Here
you can rappel into the cenote (there are stairs
for the less adventurous) and zip line or swing
on Tarzan's vine into the refreshing waters.
We'll enjoy real Mayan delicacies at the local
restaurant, and you can also watch the local
artesans create authentic Mayan handicrafts,
explore the gardens or relax in hammocks.
Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Exact pick-up time
depends on the location of your hotel, but will
be shown on your confirmation.
Where: Complimentary pickup
at your Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya hotel, or meet at Plaza Playacar in Playa del Carmen, one block from the
Cozumel ferry terminal.
How Long: 10 Hours Approximately
- Guided Tour of Ek Balam Mayan Ruins
- Free Time to Explore Ek Balam and Climb
- Swim in Cenote Maya
- Rappel, Zip Line and Tarzan's Vine into
- Relax in Hammocks or Explore the Gardens
- See Artesans Making Traditional
- Sample Mayan Delicacies at the Local
- Round-Trip Air-Conditioned Transportation
- All Day Multilingual Adventure Guide
- Expert Archaeological Guide at Ek Balam
- Entrance Fee to Ek Balam and Cenote Maya
- Yucatan Buffet Lunch and Soft Drinks
- Hammocks, Towels and Lockers
- Photos and Video of your tour will be
available for purchase after the tour.
Kids: Ages 6 and up. Kids
prices apply to ages 6-12 years.
Notes: Some days we may visit Cenote
Maya first, other days we visit Ek Balam first.
Ek Balam is about a 2 hour to 2.5 hour drive
from Playa del Carmen.
BALAM & CENOTE MAYA (ADULTS)
Prices are Per Person and Include All Taxes
BALAM & CENOTE MAYA (KIDS 6-12)
WITH YOUR RESERVATION!
THE PLAYA FUN CARD
- Camera and Hat
- Good Shoes for Walking in the Jungle (no flip flops)
- Swimsuit and Extra T-Shirt
- Extra money for photos, videos, drinks,
Restrictions: This expedition is not
recommended for people with severe back
problems, any severe physical or motor handicap,
serious heart problems, or for obese people or
for those who suffer from claustrophobia or do
not know how to swim. Children under 6 years,
pregnant women and people under the effects of
alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to
participate in this expedition. Weight
Limit is 264 lbs (120 kg) for the Zip Line,
Rappelling and Tarzan's Vine. People over
the weight limit can still do the rest of the
Cruise Passengers: Sorry, but this
tour is not compatible with most cruise ship schedules.
We suggest to consider a tour to
due to time constraints.
This tour is offered in: English,
Spanish, French, Dutch, German and Italian.
If other than Spanish or English, please request
in the special instructions box when booking.