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Ek Balam

ciudad de valladolidEk Balam or ‘Black Jaguar’ is one of the most important archaeological sites of Yucatan.
The main palace is higher than the Kukulcán temple in Chichén Itzá and you still can climb the structures.

Recently they found an 80% intact stucco façade of the mausoleum of Ukit Kan Le’k Tok’, the most important Maya ruler of Ek Balam, with more than 7000 pieces of offerings, dating back to the 8th century.

A professional certified guide will tell you about its history.


ciudad de valladolidA deserved refreshing dip in a remote open cenote will be more than satisfying, especially on a hot day. If you want, you can jump in it or just take a moment to relax.



ciudad de valladolidWhen you say Mexico, you say Tequila. In this distillery they explain you from A to Z how tequila is made in an artisan way.
Enjoy a few shots before you go for lunch.
This is an optional stop.
We are back in Valladolid at about 1:00pm.

At 6:15pm you can join us on the Go Cenote by night tour. Another amazing experience!

Time Activity
07:45am – 08:00am Pick-up service Valladolid
08:00am – 08:30am To Ek Balam
08:45am – 10:30am Guided visit Ek Balam and free time
10:30am – 11:45am Swimming / relaxing time local cenote
11:45am – 12:15pm To distillery
12:15pm – 12:45pm Visit distillery
12:45pm – 01:00pm Back to Valladolid

Price: 1450 mxn / 89 usd per person.

Includes: Entrance cenote, transport with a.c., professional certified guide Ek Balam, transport insurances, taxes, pick-up and drop off your hotel/Airbnb Valladolid.

Not Included: Entrance Ek Balam (222 mxn Mexicans/556 mxn foreigners), distillery (100 pesos pp), lunch.

Tips are appreciated  

Minimum: 3 people (if only 2 people on the tour, 20 usd more per person).

For a more personalized service, we leave in small groups.

Pick-up service included from Valladolid: Between 7:45 am – 8:00 am

We recommend you to make a reservation by sending us an e-mail. The first one who books a tour on a certain day, that day will be the tour for all customers.

Payment for booking is with Paypal or Wise. Only cash at arrival for due amount. More details in ‘Contact’.

We don’t get commissions in the places we visit! We won’t bother you with stopping at shops to let you buy souvenirs. So you will pay a correct price.

You can change clothes at the cenote.

We recommend you to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sport shoes or sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Rain jacket
  • Bottle of water
  • Backpack
  • Camera
  • Cash in pesos
  • Good humor


We recommend you not to apply insect repellent or sunscreen before entering the cenotes, There will be a shower before entering.

We want to reduce the amount of plastic bottles on the tours. Please refill your bottle with purified water we´ll have available.

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