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From Cancun: Ek Balam and Cenote Tour with Lunch & Transfer

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Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS

From Cancun: Ek Balam and Cenote Tour with Lunch & Transfer

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS
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Explore the ancient archaeological site of Ek Balam and swim in the refreshing waters of Chichikan Cenote. Depart from Cancun on a guided tour, enjoy a typical lunch, and learn about local history.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Cancun locations. You may need to meeting at a designated meeting point if your location is not in the activity provider's charted routes. Please ignore the tour starting time at the title. We provide a specific schedule and/or meeting point for each individual reservation.


  • Climb & Discover Ek Balam Archeological Site
  • Enjoy a delectable lunch full of local flavors
  • Cool down with a swim thorugh the crystal-clear waters of the ChichiKan
  • Admire the grace and charm of the colonial architecture in Valladolid's town
Full description
Explore the archeological site with one of the largest buildings in Mesoamerica: Ek Balam. Explore, climb and take pictures at the top of the acropolis to admire its unique architecture and view to the mayan jungle. A guide will escort you to unveil the enigma of the Mayas that one inhabited the place. Feel free to ask as many questions since our guides are fully certified. Afterwards, swim in the refreshing waters of Chichikan cenote, a natural water formation. As pure as it can get; relax yourself surrounded by nature. After swimming, let us pamper you with the best of the local cuisine: Typical dishes with more than 20 options to choose from. To finish your trip, you will have free time to explore the magical town of Valladolid. We will stop at the main plaza where you will be able to take pictures and enjoy this pintoresque colonial town.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour at Ek Balam
  • ChichiKan Cenote swimming
  • Life jackets during the cenote swim
  • Lunch and gastronomic demonstration
  • Bottled water throughout the tour
  • Bilingual guide
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Lockers
  • Ek Balam local tax ($30 usd per adult or 8 usd per children 3-11 y/o)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Cash
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Tripods
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally-located hotels
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Balanced tour in time and transportation hours. Being a group of about 12 people, communication with the guide (Christian) and the explanations for the ek balan site were easier. The beautiful cenote and the food next to it is excellent. The visit to Valladolid is short but sufficient because the city does not allow for much more. The closed church that was the only thing that could be visited.

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January 17, 2023

Great tour . Perfect timing on each place of interest. We had a wonderful time with our guide Alvaro, we were deeply submerged on Mayan culture: all places were a complete Marvel. I really enjoyed to truly interact and touch these ancient buildings. Food was better than expected. So that was a PLUS.

December 17, 2022

January 22, 2023

Product ID: 435176