Ek Balam U Najil

Ek Balam Tour from Cancun with Cenote Swim and Mayan Village

An Ek Balam tour from Cancun that brings you into the lush Yucatan jungle for a journey to the Mayan world. Ride a bike or walk through the jungle trails of U-Najil, a small Mayan village “collective”. A local expert will guide you with fascinating facts about the local customs and the Mayan culture of past and present.

Connect with nature as you explore the small Yucatan farm and discover the local crops and medicinal plants so important to the ancient Maya and the modern day residents. The flora and fauna of the Yucatan jungle is lush and diverse, discover the magic hiding in its leaves.

Your Ek Balam tour from Cancun is the main event of this Yucatan day trip. The Ek Balam Mayan ruins are some of the most beautifully preserved in the Maya world, climb the ancient structures and be transported to another time with an expert guide. Swim in a sacred cenote and be transformed by the crystalline waters of X’Canche. Savor a delicious lunch of Yucatan cuisine before returning to your Cancun hotel.

Reserve your Ek Balam tour from Cancun with a visit to a Mayan village and a swim in a Yucatan cenote now


Visit to U Najil a cooperative near Ek Balam, tour by bicycle or walking
Tasting of a “Pozole” and traditional Mayan drink made from coconut and corn
Visit to the archaeological site of Ek Balam (Black Jaguar)
Tour to the X’ Canché cenote, a refreshing space of crystalline waters
Tasting of a typical dish in the restaurant of the parador

Operations Dates

Monday to Saturday

Time of day

8:00 am a 5:00 pm


All day


Visit to U Najil a village near Ek Balam, bike or walking tour
Tasting of a “Pozole” and a traditional Mayan drink made from coconut and corn
Visit to the archaeological site of Ek Balam (Black Jaguar)
Tour to cenote X ’Canché, a refreshing space with crystal clear waters.
Tasting of a typical lunch in the restaurant of the site

Not includes

Alcoholic drinks


Bring for the tour:
Insect repellent, biodegradable sunscreen
2 changes of clothes and comfortable shoes
Towel, water shoes
Cap or hat
Money for personal expenses


Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Use a mask (optional)
During the tour keep a distance of at least 6 feet (2 meters)

Extra information

Available for infants? No
Recomended for children? No
Includes transportation? Yes
Are there physical restrictions? Yes
Recommended for pregnant women? No
Languages: English/Spanish
Season: All year


Minimum 2 people

Keeping you safe during COVID-19

All safety and hygiene protocols are correctly applied in all our tours and activities.
What you can expect during your visit?
• Face masks required for travelers in public areas
• Face masks required for guides in public areas
• Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
• Social distancing enforced throughout experience
• Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
• Gear/equipment sanitized between use
• Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
• Guides required to regularly wash hands
• Regular temperature checks for staff
• Temperature checks for travelers upon arriva

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