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Playa del Carmen

Chichen Itza, Cenote Hubiku, and Ek Balam Day Trip

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Chichen Itza and Ek Balam are two unmissable archaeological parks in Mexico, famous around the world for their impressive Maya ruins. During this action-packed combo tour, get a firsthand peek at these spellbinding ancient sites, with both a guided visit and time to explore on your own. Top off the day with a refreshing dip in a sunken limestone swimming hole and a delicious buffet lunch.
  • An action-packed combo tour of Chichen Itza and Ek Balam
  • Visit both world-famous archaeological parks in a single day
  • Swim in a cenote sacred to the Mayas and visit a local tequila museum
  • Round-trip transport to your hotel, lunch, and entrance fees are included
What to Expect
This action-packed tour visits two spellbinding Maya ruins: Chichen Itza and Ek Balam. Depart from your hotel and enjoy a scenic drive to Chichen Itza, home to towering stepped pyramids and intricate temples. A private guide is on-hand to provide enriching background on the history and culture of the once mighty Maya civilization and to bring to life relics, such as the ancient Ball Court, where tournaments ended in murder. You also have time to wander on your own. Stop for a refreshing dip in a sunken limestone swimming hole, or cenote, before lunch at a local restaurant and a visit to a tequila museum for a peek at the agave-based spirit. Most tours end there, but your final stop is Ek Balam, where you can marvel at well-preserved buildings, such as the Acropolis. Transport, food, and entrance fees are all covered, saving you the hassles of planning.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is in all Hotels of Riviera Maya area, including, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Pick up at Cancun with a little supply.
  • Beverages
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
  • Entry/Admission - Templo de Kukulkan
  • Entry/Admission - Gran Juego de Pelota
  • Entry/Admission - Cenote Hubiku
  • Entry/Admission - Ek Balam
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I am so glad I booked this tour. It was a long but amazing day. Joel was the guide for us (English speaking) but we also had Rolando (Spanish speaking guide) and Jorge the driver. They were awesome and very attentive to the passengers, making sure we had everything we needed,
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I had a wonderful experience with Excursiones Riviera Maya. One night before the tour started I got a text from them confirming the pickup time at the hotel. Our tour guide Diana was lovely and provided lots of information about the history of each location we visited. After
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Itbwas an early start but our English speaking guide Pablo was great. He walked us around the ruins and told us so much about each section. He really knows and loves his work. Chichen Itza was hot but there was lots of shade pockets due to getting there early. The cenote was
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Joelle was a fantastic tour guide. You won't find anyone else more knowledgable about Mayan culture and these sites. He was very professional and attentive to the needs of our group. We have travelled all over the world and this is one of the best tours we have ever been on.
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Response from Francisco V, Gerente at Chichen Itza, Cenote Hubiku, and Ek Balam Day Trip
Responded 23 May 2018
many thanks Blake l First of all many thanks for sharing your experience with other travellers .im very happy to hear that you have enjoyed the tour so much .hope see you in Mexico soon.
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Tour started early with a pick up from our resort, we had 2 tour guides one spanish speaking Orlando and Joel English speaking guide and our bus driver Joel also. Small group with me & my partner being the only English speaking people on the tour meaning we had our own tour
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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