Ek Balam: The Ek Balam archaeological area was built up of several temples, two large palaces and a pyramid in the center of the city. The enormous dimensions of its buildings are particularly striking and surrounded by two walls. Accompanied by your own certified guide walk through this archaeological area which is one of the most recent discoveries about Mayan culture and located 30 kilometers north of the city of Valladolid. Dare to climb the top of the acropolis and cross the different roads of this walled site.
Valladolid: Just 20 minutes from Ek Balam, we find the colonial city of Valladolid, founded in 1543, also known as the “The Pearl of the West”, of incredible beauty embodied in its extraordinary buildings and houses, such as the imposing monastery of the convent of “San Bernardino de la Sierra “, the Santa Ana Church, the San Roque Museum, among others that give an extraordinary touch of color and tradition of the colonial era and Mayan culture. During the Ek Balam-Valladolid tour, you can enjoy about an hour free to take photos, buy some souvenirs or take a walk to the representative buildings. To conclude this excursion we will visit the impressive Cenote Samaal an open cenote located in Hacienda Selva Maya we invite you to enjoy this beautiful natural beauty where you will have the opportunity to refresh yourself and admire the spectacular landscape that offers This popular open cenote, and delight an exquisite buffet with regional flavor in its traditional restaurant, one of the best known in Valladolid.
- What Will You Do08:00 hrs: Departure from your hotel in Merida.
10:00 hrs: Arrival at the archaeological site, the guide will buy tickets for all groups (not included).
You will visit for 1:30 hours with free time with a specialized bilingual guide.
Visit to Valladolid accompanied by your own certified guide, walk through this archaeological zone, which is one of the most recent discoveries about the Mayan culture. On this tour we will also visit the charming colonial city of Valladolid and the incredible Saamal Cenote located in Hacienda Selva Maya where you will enjoy a delicious lunch with some of the most famous traditional dishes of Yucatan cuisine.
17:00 hrs: Arrival in the city of Mérida.
* This itinerary is approximate
- What Is Included- Transportation
- Driver/professional guide bilingual (English - Spanish)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- What Is Not Included- Entrance fees
- Meals and Drinks
- Personal expenses
- TransfersWe will pick you up and drop you off in your accommodation in Merida. Please contact us after booking to provide the address.
At the day of the tour, please be in the lobby of your hotel 10 minutes before the indicated time. Our staff will call you by your name when approaching. The staff will reconfirm the destination of the route and include them requested, then will address you to the transportation.