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EK’BALAM + cenote & Mayan Communauty

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7am – 6pm
Mayan Site
Monday & Sunday
6 to 12 years old

Start your day with a visit to one of the most majestic cenotes in the region. Enjoy this jewel of Mexican nature by swimming in its crystal clear waters, ziplining and abseiling (optional). Visit the archaeological area of Ek’Balam, one of the best-preserved sites of its time. The archaeological site is located about 1 hour and 50 minutes from Playa del Carmen. Ek’Balam means “black jaguar” in Mayan. Discover the angels’ unique sculptures that you will not see anywhere else. This site was one of the most powerful, due to its construction and its extent in the jungle. It was known in the 19th century, but excavations began in the 1990s, making Ek Balam the new treasure of the Yucatan Peninsula. When archaeologists discovered it, it was just earth. After clearing the site, a 31-metre-high building has found its place in the middle of the lush vegetation. You will have the opportunity to climb to the top of the main pyramid to admire the spectacular view over the jungle. During this expedition, you will visit a Mayan community and discover the traditional Mayan purification ceremony. You will visit the community’s botanical garden and a typical Mayan house. End with a tasting of typical preparations specially made for you.

*Our tour agency select the best guides of Riviera Maya.

INCLUDED IN THE EXCURSION:

 Return transportation*
Archeological guide
Food and drink
Life jacket in the cenote

We will pick you up at your hotel in Playa Del Carmen. If your hotel is located outside Playa Del Carmen center or Playacar, additional transportation is possible.

RESTRICTIONS:
/!\ This tour is not recommended for people with heart or back problems and pregnant women.
/!\ The rise of the pyramid is recommended for people with a good physical condition.

Additional information

Process of the day

– Available on Sunday & Monday
– Departure: 7:00 a.m. approximately
– Visit to the archaeological site of Ek Balam
– Visit of the Mayan cenote
– visit of the Maya community
– Typical meal & ceremony
– Return: approximately 6:00 p.m.

Did you know?

The temple of ek Balam has six levels. One of the levels is guarded by a sculpture of a jaguar that guards the entrance to the underworld. Inside the pyramid is the tomb of King Ukin Kan Lek Tok, also known as the Young God of Corn.

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