Playa del Carmen Tours

 


 

EXCURSIONS TO EK BALAM

Ek Balam is a little known treasure located 114 km east of Merida in the Yucatan Peninsula.  It is a fabulously preserved remnant of the ancient Mayan City, and infrequently visited by tourists, as most make a beeline for Chichen Itza or Tulum.  Here, you can still climb the 100-foot high tower for magnificent views, and the city boasts three massive ceremonial structures at the center of the 2,500 acre Mayan ruins site.  Ek Balam isn't as big as Chichen Itza, so it is often combined with other tourist attractions in a single day tour, such as those you see below.  The ruins are a very rewarding experience, one many tourists never get to have.

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Ek Balam & Cenote Maya
M-T-F-Su from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
10 Hrs - Adults $125.00 Kids $98.00
Rio Lagartos & Ek Balam
M-T-Th from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
12 Hrs - Adults $119.00 Kids $95.00
      

Our Advice: These tours are both long days, but well worth it.  Rappelling into cenotes, and watching the flamingos of Rio Lagartos are two very exciting and off-the-beaten-track activities.

EK BALAM TOURS AND EXCURSIONS FAQ's

Q: I'M ON A CRUISE SHIP - CAN I DO THESE TOURS?
A: El Balam is too far away to realistically be visited on a cruise stop to Playa del Carmen, Calica or Cozumel.  Plan to visit Tulum or Coba instead.

Q: HOW FAR AWAY IS EK BALAM?
A: Ek Balam is about a 2.5 Hour drive from Playa del Carmen.

Q: DO YOU OFFER ANY PRIVATE TOURS TO EK BALAM?
A: They are on the way, but we don't offer any pre-packaged ones just yet.  Of course, you can always hire our private driver to take you there.

Q: HOW OLD IS EK BALAM?
A: The ruins site is dated back to between 100 B.C. and 300 A.D.  It rose to prominence between 400 A.D. and 600 A.D., reaching it's peak importance about 1000 A.D.   It is estimated that Ek Balam declined about 1200 A.D.