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From Mérida: Farming, Cenote, and Ek Balam Pyramids Tour

Product ID: 383038
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Visit Ek Balam to explore the Mesoamerican agricultural system, swim in an amazing cenote, and discover the archaeological site of Ek Balam. Select a private or a shared tour and enjoy the perfect balance of culture and nature with this full-day ecotour.
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Duration: 12.5 hours
Starting time 6:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Your hotel in central Merida.

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  • Bike to a milpa plantation and learn about local farming
  • Marvel at the amazing Cenote Xcanche and swim in its blue waters
  • Discover the archaeological site of Ek Balam and enjoy amazing views from the pyramids
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Discover fascinating Mayan culture and history on a full-day ecotour from Mérida. Start with pickup at 6:30 AM and drive to Ek Balam, a village where Mayan is the most-spoken language. Enjoy a delicious breakfast to build your strength, before setting out on a bike ride to explore local farming practices.

Visit a milpa, a Mesoamerican crop growing system, accompanied by a local guide. Taste traditional pozole and sweets made from regional crops, as you learn about the Mesoamerican agricultural system. Enter the k'áax, or jungle, to learn about traditional knowledge of medicinal plants and trees used in the construction of houses.

Afterwards, start the 2-kilometer journey by bicycle or tuk-tuk through the jungle to get to Cenote Xcanche. Refresh yourself in the cool waters and appreciate the biodiversity around the crystal clear cenote. Before leaving, enjoy a traditional Yucatecan lunch at the cooperative’s restaurant.

The final stop on the tour is at the Ek Balam archeological site, famous for its stunning Mayan architecture and its importance in pre-Hispanic times. Admire the incredible views from the top of the pyramids. Return to Merida, where you’ll be dropped off at approximately 7 PM.
  • Full-day tour
  • Pickup and drop-off in Mérida
  • Guide
  • Cenote Xcanche entry
  • Ek Balam archaeological site entry
  • Breakfast and lunch with natural drinks
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

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Important information
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• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility

From US$ 203.50 per person

Organized by

Co'ox Mayab

Product ID: 383038