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Once an ancient Maya town, Ek Balam (meaning “black jaguar” in the Mayan language) is now one of the largest archaeological sites in Mexico, famous for its 96-foot-tall (29-meter-tall) Acropolis, a stone temple that offers picturesque jungle views from its peak. Don’t miss the jaguar motifs peppered around the site’s numerous structures.

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20-minute drive from Valladolid on highway 295, direction Tizimin, Ek Balam, The Yucatan
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Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, and Hubiku Cenote Combo Tour All Fees Included

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, and Hubiku Cenote Combo Tour All Fees Included

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This intriguing full-day tour from Playa del Carmen combines two prominent archaeological sites of the Yucatan Peninsula: Chichen Itza and Ek Balam. A professional guide points out El Castillo (The Castle), aka the Temple of Kukulcan, among other landmarks, then accompanies you to Ek Balam with free time to climb the main pyramid. In between, visit Hubiku Cenote for a swim and dig into a buffet lunch. Numbers are limited to 10 people to provide a small-group experience.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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$169.00

Ek Balam Majestic Mayan Ruins and Cenote Tour

Ek Balam Majestic Mayan Ruins and Cenote Tour

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Experience a bit of the Yucatan Peninsula's Maya culture and natural wonders on this day trip from Cancun to Ek’ Balam and Cenote Hubiku or Xcajum cenote (sinkhole). At Ek’ Balam, learn about the archaeological ruins and restoration efforts of this ancient Maya city. Then head to the cenote, a naturally formed underground pool, to cool off with a swim.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00

Special Offer! Tour to Ek Balam, Las Coloradas, Valladolid & Cenote Hubiku

Special Offer! Tour to Ek Balam, Las Coloradas, Valladolid & Cenote Hubiku

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This is a complete tour for the most visited places in Yucatan, here you will discover Ek Balam, an ancient Mayan city very different from all, our native guide will give you a complete explanation about this beautiful place, we will also take you to las Coloadas, the pink lake that invites you to take hundreds of photographs and admire its beauty, then you will cool off in the hubiku cenote, a place worth admiring, here you can swim and relax in addition to tasting a delicious lunch to recharge and finally visit the magical village of Valladolid , this place is one of the most beautiful villages in Mexico for the beauty of its streets, culture and history. this is a complete tour that you have to live.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.56
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$138.56

Full-day tour to Ek Balam and Cenote Maya from Cancun and Riviera Maya

Full-day tour to Ek Balam and Cenote Maya from Cancun and Riviera Maya

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Explore the archaeological site of Ek’Balam during a full-day tour from Riviera Maya or Cancun. Learn about the history and restoration projects of this ancient Mayan city. See the largest dome in the Yucatan Peninsula and participate in a blessing ceremony. Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle is included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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$139.00
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LDS Tour to Ek Balam and Cenote (Minimum 4 people)

LDS Tour to Ek Balam and Cenote (Minimum 4 people)

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Our LDS tours are designed to bring the Book of Mormon to life. Our tour guides will not only provide an in-depth and detailed discussion of the history and symbolism of the ruins but most importantly, explain how they correlate to passages and teachings from the scriptures. Learn about the latest theories and research that place Mesoamerica as the top candidate for the setting of the Book of Mormon.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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$165.00

Private Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, and Ik Kil Cenote, Lunch

Private Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, and Ik Kil Cenote, Lunch

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Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this jam-packed full-day tour that hits all of the famous Mayan sites around the Riviera Maya. With private transportation from Riviera Maya or Cancun, visit Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, and the Ik Kil cenote with a dedicated guide. All entrance fees included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$461.50
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$461.50
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Ek Balam, Mayan Cenote From Cancun

Ek Balam, Mayan Cenote From Cancun

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When you’re in Cancun, there’s an easy way to visit Ek Balam and swim in the cenotes of the Yucatán Peninsula. This convenient day trip leaves direct from your Cancun hotel, and includes air-conditioned transport (for up to 14 people) around the sites. Admission fees are covered, and the experience even showcases Yucatán cuisine with a traditional Maya lunch.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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$139.00

Ek Balam Self-Guided Tour Cancun, Mexico

Ek Balam Self-Guided Tour Cancun, Mexico

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Ek Balam: Ancient Maya’s Best-Kept Secret and often overshadowed little brother to uber-crowded Chichen Itza, is a very special place. There are Mayan Ruins scattered across the Yucatan Peninsula, but few rivals the intimate experience available here. Between getting there, exploring along the way, and eventually scaling the massive temple, you are guaranteed an amazing day at one of Cancun's favorite ruin sites yet. Here's how it works: Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Before your visit, download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. Stick to our recommended route for the best experience. No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever! This tour is not an entrance ticket to the site. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.00
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$6.00

Go Flamingo (Rio Lagartos - Las Coloradas - Ek Balam) from Valladolid

Go Flamingo (Rio Lagartos - Las Coloradas - Ek Balam) from Valladolid

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This English/Spanish spoken guided daytour to the nature reserve of Ria Lagartos, the pink lakes of Las Coloradas and the amazing Maya site of Ek Balam make this combination of nature and archaeology a must do during your visit in Valladolid. You won´t regret it!
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  • 10 hours
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$149.00
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$149.00
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Private Yucatan Highlights Tour

Private Yucatan Highlights Tour

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Take the stress out of planning on this three-day tour of the Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo. Visit Chichen Itza and enjoy a guided tour of this significant archaeological site and learn about the ancient civilization that used to inhabit the land. Also, travel to Merida, the capital city of the Yucatan state, and cool off in a cenote. The trip ends with a stop at Coba (a Mayan site) and Tulum.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$827.34
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$827.34
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Private Tour to Ek Balam, Cenote & Valladolid

Private Tour to Ek Balam, Cenote & Valladolid

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We specialize in creating unique experiences for each of you. Cultural diversity, historical heritage, traditions, gastronomy, nature and adventure, there are endless possibilities. We select each of the attractions, unique restaurants and non-commercial places to make your experience unforgettable.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$815.22
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$815.22
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7 Day-Bicycle Yucatan Eco-adventure and Archaeological Tour

7 Day-Bicycle Yucatan Eco-adventure and Archaeological Tour

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Explore the Yucatan Peninsula by bicycle on this 7-day tour from Cancun. Visit the area's most important archaeological sites and cycle through the tropical landscape. Nightly accommodations and use of all equipment included.
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  • 7 days
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$2,043.60
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$2,043.60
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Private Tour: Chichen Itza, Ek Balam Cenote, and Tequila Factory

Private Tour: Chichen Itza, Ek Balam Cenote, and Tequila Factory

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Tour two important archaeological sites of the Yucatán Peninsula on this private day trip from Cancun. A personal guide accompanies you via air-conditioned transport to Ek Balam and Chichen Itza. Wander on foot past famous pyramids such as Kukulkan while you listen to riveting commentary about the former Maya inhabitants. Then swim in a cenote, a limestone sinkhole filled with crystalline water. Lunch plus a tequila factory visit are included in your full-day itinerary.
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  • 10 hours
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$180.00
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$180.00

11 Day-Birdwatching Ecofriendly Tour from Cancun

11 Day-Birdwatching Ecofriendly Tour from Cancun

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On this 11-day tour, you will have the opportunity to see around half of the 1,040 bird species that live in Mexico. You will travel among a selection of the best birding habitats, including mangroves, estuaries, dry tropical forest and dense lowland jungle. We also visit some of the magnificent archaeological ruins in the area. You may find bird species as: the Thicket Tinamou, Great Curassow, Black-throated Bobwhite, Lesser Yellow-Headed, Crane Hawk, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Barred Forest-Falcon, Ruddy Crake, Rufous-Necked Wood-Rail, Yucatan Parrot, Yucatan Poorwill, Yucatan Woodpecker, Yucatan Jay, Mexican Anttrush, Orange Oriole, etc. It is a wonderful birding and nature experience!  
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  • 11 days
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$3,629.60
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$3,629.60

Private Tour: Pink Flamingos, Maya Temples and Ek Balam

Private Tour: Pink Flamingos, Maya Temples and Ek Balam

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Tour archeological sites, encounter the incredible wildlife of Rio Lagartos and get an up close look at Mayan temples during this day trip from Cancun that's perfect for the entire family. Whether you're traveling with children or adventuring with friends, this private excursion is the ideal way to see it all.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$469.34
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$469.34
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Private Tour: Ek Balam, Pink Flamingos Sanctuary and Tequila Tasting Factory

Private Tour: Ek Balam, Pink Flamingos Sanctuary and Tequila Tasting Factory

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See the ancient Maya city of Ek Balam, a migratory bird sanctuary, and a tequila factory on a full-day, private tour from Cancun that goes off the beaten track to explore the Yucatan’s history, wildlife, and culture. This 12-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Cancun, entrance fees, and a boat trip through the Gulf Coast mangroves.
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  • 12 hours
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$170.00
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$170.00

Ek Balam Mayan Ruins Private Tour

Ek Balam Mayan Ruins Private Tour

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Discover Maya culture on this full-day tour from Cancun and Riviera. Learn about the archaeological ruins and restoration efforts of Ek’ Balam with a guide, who shares information about this ancient Maya city. Afterwards, head on over to Valladolid, a colonial town full of Spanish conquest history.    
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$379.00
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$379.00
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Ek Balam and Valladolid Private Tour

Ek Balam and Valladolid Private Tour

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Discover three captivating Mexican sites during this double-duty guided tour, which makes stops at Ek Balam, Valladolid, and a Mayan cenote. Enjoy personalized attention from your own private guide as you wander pre-Colombian ruins, exploring stepped pyramids and listening to the latest archaeological findings. From there, enjoy free time in the picturesque, 16th-century town of Valladolid, before ending the day over a savory lunch buffet and views of a stunning cenote.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$326.09
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$326.09
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Ek Balam - Cenote Hubiku - Coba

Ek Balam - Cenote Hubiku - Coba

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The intention is to start very early to be the first to arrive at the archaeological site and be able to enjoy it without masses, so that you can enjoy an incredible journey and a unique way of knowing the history. We love people, but we avoid crowds when we visit specific sites.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.83
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$152.83

Ek Balam & Samula Cenote Private Tour

Ek Balam & Samula Cenote Private Tour

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Your experience begins at 8:00 AM, (suggested time), you'll be taken directly to Ek Balam to spend a few hours enjoying and learning about the site with a certified guide. After that, a refreshing swim at the Samula cenote and a buffet lunch will be waiting for you. A stop at the colonial town of Valladolid isalso included, however you can decide to got straight to your hotel depending on your energy level. The tour finishes with the drop-off at your hotel, about 10-12 hours after your pickup.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.60
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$110.60

Discover EK BALAM and the colorfuls Las Coloradas + cenote Hubiku + Valladolid

Discover EK BALAM and the colorfuls Las Coloradas + cenote Hubiku + Valladolid

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Discover the best of nature, history and culture with an amazing 1-day tour from Cancun. Our transportation will pass by you to your hotel or to a meeting point to start the adventure. The first spot to meet is the Archaeological Zone of Ek Balam, which is a possessor of majestic constructions hidden among large trees, it is a different site to all of the Mayan area and does not resemble any other known archaeological site, fascinate yourself of those Mayan ruins. For the next stop it will be time to take that incredible postal picture at the pink lakes that Las Coloradas have for you.Also there you will be able to observe the majority of the population that is dedicated to the salt industry and fishing; one of the highest priority activities in place. In addition to taking a dip in the incredible hubiku Cenote and walk through the streets of the colonial city of Valladolid with a full-day tour from Cancun and Riviera Maya. Rejoin nature and history on this amazing tour!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.54
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$168.54

Ek Balam Rio Lagartos and Tequila Private Tour from Cancun

Ek Balam Rio Lagartos and Tequila Private Tour from Cancun

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Tour the archaeological ruins of Ek Balam, then see flocks of pink flamingos and soak in a salt lagoon at Rio Lagartos on this private day trip. Learn about the ancient Maya civilization from an informative personal guide and climb up the Acropolis, one of the largest pyramids of the Yucatán Peninsula. In addition, visit a tequila factory and stop for an included lunch. Private transport is available from Cancun hotels.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$470.00
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$470.00
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Private Yucatan Discovery Tour

Private Yucatan Discovery Tour

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In this four day and three night Yucatan Discovery Tour we first visit the Rio Lagartos Biosphere home of the flamingos, crocodiles and other sea life. Stay the night at Valladolid in a colonial hotel in the city square then explore the Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo first The Archaeological wonder of Chichen Itza a modern world wonder and capital of a great civilization then Ek Balam the city of the Black Jaguar. Merida the capital city of the Yucatan state also known as the white city, Uxmal the city three times built with its magnificent mayan baroque style architecture and we visit a Beautiful hidden Cenote of crystalline waters. Then onto Coba a classic mayan site and Tulum the city by the sea
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,019.03
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$1,019.03
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Ek Balam, Valladolid and Cenote Private Tour

Ek Balam, Valladolid and Cenote Private Tour

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Discover ancient Mayan history and culture on this private tour from Merida. Your first stop is the ruins of Ek Balam, where you can around the 8th-century roads and see Mayan works of art. Then, head to the colonial city of Valladolid to see old Spanish landmarks like the San Bernadino Convent. Your day concludes with a dip in a refreshing cenote.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.00
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$210.00
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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Ek Balam tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ek Balam can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Ek Balam 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ek Balam costs USD 6.00. Guided Ek Balam tours start around USD 6.00 per person.
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