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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 Chichen Itza 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.

When:  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 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

Included Adventures:

  • Guided Tour of Ek Balam Mayan Ruins
  • Free Time to Explore Ek Balam and Climb Ruins
  • Swim in Cenote Maya
  • Rappel, Zip Line and Tarzan's Vine into Cenote
  • Relax in Hammocks or Explore the Gardens
  • See Artesans Making Traditional Handicrafts
  • Sample Mayan Delicacies at the Local Restaurant

Tour Includes:

  • Round-Trip Air-Conditioned Transportation
  • All Day Multilingual Adventure Guide
  • Expert Archaeological Guide at Ek Balam
  • Mexican 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.

Don't Forget:

  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Go Pro Camera
  • Rash Guard
  • Swimsuit
  • $20.00 Per Person for Ek Balam Entrance Fee
  • Extra Money for Tips, Shopping, etc.

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.


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*Early Booking Discount: This offer requires 7 days advance reservations to get A 10% discount, 30 days advance reservations to get the full 15% discount and 45 days advance reservations to get the full 20% discount. Reservations made less than a week in advance pay regular price.

Don't Forget:

  • Biodegradable Sunblock
  • Go Pro Camera and Hat
  • Good Shoes for Walking in the Jungle (no flip flops)
  • Swimsuit and Extra T-Shirt
  • Extra money for photos, videos, drinks, or souvenirs.

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 tour.

Cruise Passengers:  Sorry, but this tour is not compatible with most cruise ship schedules. We suggest to consider a tour to Tulum or Coba instead 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.