Ek Balam – Cenote Maya

Ek Balam and Cenote Maya Tour from Cancun: Off the Beaten Track Yucatan Adventures.

The Ek Balam and Cenote Maya tour from Cancun brings you to the beautiful state of Yucatan for a day of nature, history and adventure. With friendly guides your small groups will enjoy a unique look at the ancient Mayan world and the jungle of the peninsula.

The Ek Balam Mayan ruins are never as crowded as some of the more well-known sites and you’ll have a great opportunity to climb the structures and explore the grounds. The artwork is extraordinar particularly at the top of the Acropolis with out of this world details in the stone and great views of the jungle makes the climb worthwhile.

After a guided tour of Ek Balam, you’ll make your way to the nearby Cenote Maya for a variety of adventure activities in and around this marvelous cave. Rappel, zipline, and swim in the refreshing and sacred waters. A delicious lunch is included with local specialties that will delight the foodies with the freshest ingredients from the onsite organic garden.

Climb the pyramid at Ek Balam and descend into the underworld of the magical Cenote Maya, book today.


06:00 – 08:45 a.m. Pick-up at hotel
09:00 – 10:00 a.m. Approximate arrival at Ek Balam. (45 minutes of guided tour and 45 of free time at the archaeological site)
12:30 pm Approximate arrival at Native Park Yucatán (3:00 hours in the park)
Optional adventure activities included: swimming in cenote, diving, “trepachanga”, “liana de Tarzán” and rappel of 22 meters (maximum weight of 120 kg for rappelling).
Mayan ceremony.
Typical food: savor the dishes made with ingredients from the organic garden and handmade tortillas.
05:30 – 06:30 p.m – Approximate return to hotels.

Operations Dates

Tuesday and Thursday and Saturday

Time of day

6 am to 6:30 pm


12 hours


Round-trip transportation in small groups
Specialized guide
Equipment for activities
Typical food
bottled water

Not includes

Tips and optional activities.


Bring for the tour:
Comfortable shoes that support the heel and preferably that cover the toes (we suggest sports shoes),
Bathing suit and light
Comfortable clothing
Change of clothes
Cash or credit card to purchase handicrafts and photographs.
The use of sunscreen and / or insect repellent is not allowed, even if they are those identified as biodegradable.


People who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not allowed to participate. For safety, you must keep their hands free, so the use of cameras (or mobile devices, including cell phones and tablets) is not allowed in adventure activities, except “action cam” style camera (Go Pro) as long as it is attached throughout the tour to a chest or head mount This tour may have some restrictions due to weather or operational conditions.
Restrictions for rappelling and zip lining
• Harness sizes: from XSmall to XLarge.
• Waist harness sizes: from 60 to 105 cms.
• Leg harness sizes: up to 67 cms.
• Maximum weight 120 kg.
• Minimum age 6 years.
• Minimum height 1.10 m.
Snorkeling restrictions
• It is recommended to know how to swim.
• Minimum age 6 years.
• It is not recommended for people with health problems or disabilities.

Extra information

Available for infants? No
Recommended for children? Yes, minimum age six years old.
Includes transportation? Yes
Are there physical restrictions? Yes, not recommended for people with health or mobility issues.
Recommended for pregant women? This activity may represent an overexertion for pregnant women.
Languages: English and Spanish
Season: All year


To guarantee your spot, please reserve 3 days in advance. Cancellations 24 hours before the tour with a doctor’s note only.

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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