The ruins at Ek Balam, meaning Bright Star Jaguar, boast some of the best preserved sculptures from the Mayan era.The site is lesser known than others in the area which makes for less crowds and a more personal hands-on experience for you. Climb the main structure which houses an amazing tomb, thought to be the one of Ek Balam's rulers. The entrance to the tomb is beautifully decorated and features a jaguar’s mouth entrance, complete with teeth! At the summit you can see the top of the neighboring sites of Chichen Itzá and Coba on a clear day.
Take time to admire the wall paintings, carvings and enjoy soaking up the atmosphere at this impressive site. You will also visit the Maya Cenote Park where you will see a magical underground lagoon 80 meters in diameter with stunning natural formations.art in a Maya ritual. You will be treated to a delicious Mayan buffet where you can sample some traditional local dishes from ancient and modern times. This is a great day out for anyone interested in learning and experiencing some of the Yucatan's best kept secrets.
|• Visit Ek Balam, magical archaeological site
• Explore ancient temples and tombs
• See large underground lagoon system
• Visit to Maya Cenote Park
• Swim in the fresh water cenote
• Try traditional Yucatan dishes
Round trip air-conditioned transportation, certified bilingual and archaeological guides, lunch with soft drinks, entrance fee to Ek Balam & Maya Cenote Park, equipment for activities, use of towels, hammocks and locker on-site.
Sunscreen, extra water, souvenirs, alcoholic drinks, photographs, tips (optional).
Wear comfortable sports shoes or secured sandals, swimsuit, biodegradable sunscreen & repellent and bring a change of clothes, towel, camera and cash for souvenirs or extras.
This excursion is not suitable for pregnant women, people with serious back, motor, physical or heart problems and those who cannot manage moderate physical activity. The availability of French guide may vary according to the day of week; please contact your NexusTours representative. There is a charge for the use of cameras on the archaeological site.
Activity Duration8 hrs
Tour Duration10 hrs
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