PRIVATE TOUR

MAYAN RUINS OF EK BALAM

Located just north of Valladolid, Ek Balam (translates to “black jaguar”) is a beautiful archeological site relatively unknown among tourists, meaning you’ll enjoy a truly intimate tour.

After being abandoned by the Mayans, Ek Balam became hidden beneath the dense low-lying jungle. As with all of the Mayan pyramids, these ruins were discovered when archaeologists noticed a group of hills with trees and bushes growing out of them. Carefully excavating the mounds, they uncovered buildings and artifacts which had remained hidden for hundreds of years.

After visiting the archeological site, your expedition will continue towards Valladolid, a small, quaint town that has preserved its special colonial flavor. If you’re looking to bring home a local keepsake, Valladolid’s plaza is the place to go. On one side of the plaza, Mayan women display and sell their handicrafts, which include hand-embroidered dresses and blouses, placemats, and tablecloths.

Expedition Includes

WHAT TO BRING

Walking shoes, biodegradable sun protection or sun block, sunglasses, camera, T-shirt, shorts, hat, bathing suit, and money for souvenirs.

RESTRICTIONS

This expedition is not recommended for people with severe back problems, any severe physical or motor handicap, or serious heart problems.

 

This activity may be combined with

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

Visit of a Mayan Community

Jungle Biking & Cenote Swimming

OTHER EXPEDITIONS

MAYAN RUINS OF TULUM

Experience a tour of the pyramids and ruins of this little-known Mayan city hidden in the heart of the low-lying Yucatan jungle landscape.

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VALLADOLID

Discover the ornate architecture, charming shops, museums, and fascinating historic landmarks at this authentic Spanish Colonial city.

 

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