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Mayan Ruins of Ek Balam

Located just north of Valladolid, this is a yet little known site and therefore never overwhelmed with tourists. Ek Balam in the Mayan idiom stands for "black jaguar". When the Maya abandoned Ek Balam, the site 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 our visit of the archeological site, our expedition will continue towards Valladolid, a little Mayan town located half-way between Merida and Cancun. Valladolid is a small, quaint town that has preserved its special colonial flavor. The majority of the town’s people still wear typical Mayan clothing. Mayan women typically sit on one side of the Plaza's park where they display and sell their handicrafts, which include hand-embroidered dresses and blouses, place mats and table cloths.



Prices on a Private Basis:


PRICES ARE PER PERSON IN USD + TAXES

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

 

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Exclusive Ek Balam express 

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325

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185

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145

142

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125


Expedition Includes:


  • Private luxury transportation
  • 4Worlds Expeditions tour guide to ensure first class service
  • All entrance fees
  • Guided tour in Ek Balam
  • Water and soft drinks on board the vehicle
  • Fresh face towels after the activity
  • Fresh fruits snack.

You may combine this Tour with any of the following options:


EXTRAS:


Prices are in USD per person + Tax

Jungle biking & Cenote Ek Balam

$ 45.00 USD

Our expedition to Ek Balam is followed by a jungle biking experience and a swim in the waters of a sacred Mayan sinkhole. A cenote is a natural well that is formed in the limestone floor of the Yucatan Peninsula. They are wonders of nature.

Includes: Jungle biking ride, swim at the sacred cenote, life jackets, snack lunch at the community, 4Worlds Expeditions staff to ensure first class service.


Mayan communities & Valladolid

$ 25.00 USD

Located half-way between Merida and Cancun, Valladolid is a small, quaint town that has preserved its special colonial flavor. The majority of the townspeople still use typical Mayan clothing. The colonial architecture surrounding the Main Plaza and its many historical buildings exude an old-world charm. Mayan women typically sit on one side of the Plaza's park where they display and sell their handicrafts, which include hand-embroidered dresses and blouses, place mats and table cloths.

On the way to Valladolid, this excursion will also stop in other small Mayan villages where you can observe how the Mayan people live today.

The state of Yucatan not only has many Mayan pyramids, colonial citiesand 160 miles of sandy beaches, it also has some 900,000 acres of cattle, horse and grain country. This area of agriculture and animal husbandry is located around the bustling small city of Tizimin.

Includes: Visit to different Mayan communities, walking tour in the village of Valladolid and snack lunch in Valladolid, one beverage per person (soft drink or water).


Lunch in a selected Restaurant

$ 27.00 USD + 15% Service

Includes: Lunch in a selected restaurant



What to bring to Your Expedition:

Walking shoes, biodegradable sun protection or sun block, sun glasses, 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.

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