Ek Balam Native Park Yucatan

Activity Highlights

  • Explore the Mayan world in a Yucatan day trip from Cancun
  • Tour of the Ek Balam Mayan ruins with an expert guide
  • Admission to Native Park Yucatan ecopark
  • Daring rappel into Cenote Maya and Yucatan zipline circuit
  • Delicious buffet lunch of regional cuisine of Yucatan

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Adults Age 12+

$139.00

Children Age 4-11

$119.00

Infants Age 0-3

$0.00

Ek Balam Tour from Cancun with Happy Tours Cancun: Super Yucatan Adventure

I recently took the Ek Balam tour from Cancun with Happy Tours Cancun and I am here to tell you all about it! This is one of my fave excursions, as a local Cancunense I’ve done all the Mayan ruins tours but this one holds a special place in my heart. It’s just. Special. An Ek Balam Mayan ruins tour brings you on an intimate encounter with the Mayan world, a very different vibe than at some of the larger, more popular tours of ancient cities in Yucatan. This tour is also full of adventure and surprises in the jungle. Are you ready? Let’s go.

What to expect on a Mayan ruins tour from Cancun to Ek Balam?

I made my way to the meeting point and found my spot in the comfortable air conditioned van. I like to sit near the front so I can hear every little thing the guide is telling us! The trip from Cancun to Ek Balam takes a couple of hours and our expert guide shared lots of fascinating facts and folklore about the Mayan world on the way. I always love tales of the Alux, the mischievous tale from folklore that demands offerings in the jungle.

We arrived at Ek Balam, a magical Mayan ruins site in the wilds of Yucatan. This may be one of the less visited sites but that is part of the appeal of course.Throughout the day I enjoyed the superb attention of guide Arturo, he was really knowledgeable and had a kind way of explaining some of the more complicated concepts of the ancient Maya. I asked a lot of questions about Ek Balam and he always knew the answers.We enjoyed a really great guided tour of Ek Balam and of course, climbing the Acropolis to see the magnificent frieze art is always breathtaking. In small groups like this you can get some fantastic photos.

Yucatan zipline and cenote rappel adventure! YAS! LOVE extreme adventure tours from Cancun!

After the inspiring immersion in culture and history at Ek Balam, it’s time for some extreme fun and adventure. We head to Native Park Yucatan and find an incredible cenote waiting for us! Cenotes are natural limestone sinkholes with mineral-rich waters and unbelievable structures of stalactites and stalagmites developed over thousands of years. They hide under the Yucatan jungle and many have not been explored yet. They estimate there are about 10000 cenotes hiding in the jungle of the Mexican Caribbean!

At Native Park Yucatan we do a little jungle ziplining over the canopy and a heart-stopping rappel into the huge cenote. Swimming in the crystalline waters is refreshing. Ok, kinda cold, but you get used to it and it is worth it! We play in the cenote for a while, splashing, jumping from the landings and having a few laughs on the “trepachanga”. We enjoy a delicious lunch buffet of Yucatan specialties and it was AMAZING. I went back for seconds and thirds. You must try the cochinita pibil and at least dare to sample the local spicy habanero salsa. The handmade tortillas are simply delicious, do not miss out. I’d like to tell you about the return trip to Cancun but I promptly fell asleep and enjoyed a delicious nap, ha! Extreme adventure and a full belly knocked me out.

Pro Ek Balam tour tip: Dress comfortably, maybe with your bathing suit underneath shorts and a tshirt, bring a change of clothes and a sweater or jacket for the air-conditioned ride. Hats or caps are essential for the heat of the sun. Bring a bag or backpack with a zipper closure to make sure none of your belongings go astray as you roam. Running shoes or sports shoes are best, lots of walking and extreme adventures ahead!

Are you ready for your own extreme adventure and Ek Balam tour from Cancun with Happy Tours Cancun? Reserve today!

We’ve done all the tours (and can’t wait to do them again), reserve this Ek Balam tour from Cancun with Happy Tours Cancun and discover history, nature, culture and adventure in one extraordinary Yucatan day trip from Cancun. Small groups only, this is an exclusive Ek Balam tour that you just have to experience.


Not Included

  • Tips, photos and souvenirs

Recommendations

  • Bring comfortable shoes (preferably sport shoes), bathing suit, towel,
  • Change of clothes
  • Cash or credit card for tips, pictures and souvenirs

Extras

  • The use of sunblock or insect repellent is not allowed, not even if they are certified as biodegradable.
  • This expedition may represent a great effort for disabled persons or pregnant women.
  • Minimum age 6 years old and 1.10 mts height
  • This tour may have some restrictions due to climate or operational conditions.
  • This tour transportation is operated by an affiliate partner of Happy Tours, not Happy Tours itself

Recient Reviews of Cancun Activities

4.7 /5
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As advertised!
MICHAEL RAMSTETTER - 1 month ago Xcaret Plus Tour

The hosts were professional and courteous and spoke good English. It was pretty stress free. I was a little anxious with the pick up at night but pleasantly surprised how smooth the process was.


Nice tour
CARLOS CASTRILLON - 2 months ago Chichen Itza Shared Tour

Very good tour; the guide guy was very knowledgeable, funny and respectfully. The bus was very clean, good driving


Excellent shuttle service
Trusted Customer - 2 months ago Xplor Tour

On time, fast and efficient, polite and courteous. Very affordable. Would recommend!


ANGALON CARTER - 3 months ago Cancun Cooking Class

LOVE THE TOUR!!! THE FOOD! OUR CHEF/TEACHER. WHAT A GREAT TOUR. WE ARE VERY HAPPY WE CHOICE IT


ANGALON CARTER - 3 months ago Jolly Roger

THE FOOD WAS GOOD, BUT WE COULD NOT HEAR THE REENACTMENT @ ALL. I BELIEVE THE AUDIO WAS SUBPAR SO EVERYONE NEAR US WAS JUST DRINKING AND TALKING AND LEARNING ABOUT WHERE WE WERE FROM. I REALLY TRIED TO KEEP UP WITH WHAT THE ACTOR'S WERE SAYING BUT IT WAS NOT CLEAR AT ALL. BUT THE ACTOR'S WERE VERY GOOD AND I FELT LIKE I WAS WATCHING A SILENT MOVIE.

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Trusted Customer - 3 months ago Chichen Itza Shared Tour

HAPPY TOURS KNOWS HOSPITALITY!! AMAGING EMPLOYEES, WE HAVE CRUISED WITH DISNEY FOR MORE THEN 5 YEARS AND HAPPY TOUR ARE RIGHT THERE WITH DISNEY FOR BEING SO NICE AND PROFESSIONAL. WHEN I TRAVEL AGAIN I WILL LOOK UP HAPPY TOURS TO SEE IF YOU ARE IN THE PLACE I TRAVEL TO. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GREAT SERVICE

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JOANNE LOPILATO - 3 months ago Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

Very prompt and courteous drivers


Great shuttle service to Playa del Carmen
CARMEN CAMPONUEVO - 4 months ago Xcaret Plus Tour

Excellent service from staff at airport upon arrival. On time and professional. Attentive and knowledgeable. The return experience was just as pleasant. Very competitive prices also when compared to Hotel shuttle service. Got us to the airport on time and we had the shuttle to ourselves which is a HUGE PLUS! Will definitely use them again!

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