Ek Balam, cenote and Magic cities

Ek Balam, cenote and Magic cities

Quick Details

  • Departure:
    Personalized pick-up according to your preferences of time and place of departure in Merida, Recommend to start at 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
  • Duration:
    9-10 hours approximately
  • Prices:
    Contact us for a personalized quote. Includes a guided visit to Izamal, Ek Balam, cenote for swiming and time for your meal. No entrances or meals included.
  • 1 to 20 people please quote full packages (entrances and food included) we have special rates per person and for groups according to your needs.


We will visit the Mayan city of Ek Balam, the magical city of Valladolid, a beautiful cenote, we will have time to enjoy a delicious Yucatecan meal and at the end we will visit the magical city of Izamal.


Ek Balam is a name in the Mayan language, formed by ek ’, with which the color black is called and which also means“ star ”or“ star ”; and balam, which means "jaguar". It can then be translated as "jaguar-dark-o negro".Its history begins approximately from the year 300 BC, until the arrival of the Spanish. It was a capital with great wealth, with a population of 12 to 18 thousand inhabitants in its main nucleus. It has 45 structures and is surrounded by two concentric stone walls. These walls were for defense and for access control. The structures have various architectural styles, but there are details that make them unique, such as images with wings that resemble angels.

General Information


Contact us for a personalized quote


The tour is at your disposal; we will suggest times of stay but in the end that will depend on you. No hurries :)


Bilingual driver (English or Spanish). INAH certified and bilingual guide in English or Spanish (if needed). Other languages are available with an extra charge and under request.


* Service kit and amenities: water, insect repellent, antibacterial gel, first aid kit, towels, umbrellas, and souvenir gift.

Tour HighLights

Ek Balam

Ek´Balam (Star Jaguar) is a Mayan city that had its maximum development during the Late / Terminal Classic (600-850 / 900 AD)


We explore Valladolid, where we can see the architecture of the Colonial era. Called the “Pearl of the Orient,” Valladolid rebelled against injustice in 1947 in the War of the Castes. The Mexican Revolution began here in 1910. Valladolid is also known for its excellent cuisine and beautiful Colonial buildings, such as the Church of San Gervasio and the Temple of Santa Ana.

Yucatecan food buffet

You will enjoy traditional dishes of the Yucatecan gastronomy, cochinita, panuchos and more, in a clean, very pleasant place with excellent seasoning.

Cenote Hubiku

Discover the experience of descending to this beautiful cenote to see the union between the surface and the underground world.


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