Visit to the Ek Balam Community, Cenote X’Canché and Archaeological Zone.

1 Day

Discover the richness of the Maya communities by visiting the community of Ek Balam. Learn how to weave a hammock, sew and prepare tortillas by hand. Discover the impressive X’Canché cenote and the archaeological site of Ek Balam.

Overview

The tour begins with an 8:30 AM pick up in Merida. Embark on a 2-hour drive to the small village of Ek Balam, where Mayan is the most widely spoken language.

First, enjoy a relaxing tour of the village in the company of a local guide. Discover how this community brings together traditions and modernity, using tourism in a new way to reinforce its identity and improve the quality of life of its community, while safeguarding the natural and cultural richness it possesses. Learn about the traditional way of life and homes of the Maya people of Yucatán. Participate in workshops as you learn how to prepare tortillas by hand, weave hammocks, and do machine embroidery.

Then, continue to Cenote X-Canché, located inside the archaeological site of Ek Balam, making it the ideal place to rest before or after your visit. To get to the cenote, you will take a 2 km bike or tuk tuk ride through the jungle. Refresh and rest while appreciating the biodiversity that revolves around the body of water.

At the end of your visit, enjoy a traditional Yucatecan dish at the cooperative’s restaurant. Visit the archaeological site, renowned for its entirely Mayan architecture. Finally, around 5 PM, you return to Merida where your tour concludes.

 

What I need to bring with me?

-Comfort shoes.

-Bathing suit and towel.

-Sunscreen.

-A cap or hat.

-Bottle of water.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

When traveling on your own, you are responsible for following the itinerary and activities at the designated times. Local guides speak Spanish. Failure to meet scheduled times will result in a no show.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We will charge a 50% cancellation fee if you cancel your reservation 2 days or more before the start of the event.

Itinerary

Day 1 :
Itinerary

Departure from Merida
The tour begins with an 8:30 AM pick-up in Merida. Embark on a 2 hour trip to the small town of Ek Balam.

Community tour in Ek Balam
Enjoy a relaxing visit to the village in the company of a local guide. Discover how this community brings together traditions and modernity, using tourism in a new way to reinforce its identity and improve the quality of life of its community, while safeguarding the natural and cultural richness it possesses. Get to know the traditional way of life and homes of the Maya people of Yucatán. Participate in workshops while learning how to make tortillas by hand, weave hammocks and do machine embroidery.

Visit to Cenote X'Canché and lunch.
Then, continue to Cenote X-Canché, located inside the archaeological site of Ek Balam, which makes it the ideal place to rest before or after your visit. To get to the cenote, you will take a 2 km bike or tuk tuk ride through the jungle. Refresh and rest while appreciating the biodiversity that revolves around the body of water.

At the end of your visit, enjoy a traditional Yucatecan dish at the cooperative's restaurant.

Visit to the Ek Balam archaeological site
Visit the archaeological site, renowned for its entirely Mayan architecture.

Arrival in Merida
Finally, around 5 PM, return to Merida, where you will arrive around 7 PM.

What is included in the price?

INCLUDES:

  • Food and beverages
  • Community tour with tortilla making, hammock weaving and embroidery workshops.
  • Entrance to Cenote X'Canché by bicycle or tricycle-taxi (tuk-tuk) and its facilities.
  • Admission fee to the archaeological site of Ek Balam (only if the option with transportation is booked).
  • Private transportation service throughout the tour with a guide-driver in Spanish or English, pick-up and drop-off (only if the option with transportation is booked).

EXCLUDES:

  • Tips or souvenirs.
  • Zip line and rappel activities at Cenote X'Canché, can be requested on site or booked as an extra.
  • Guided tour at the archaeological site of Ek Balam.

Starting point:

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Visit to the Ek Balam Community, Cenote X’Canché and Archaeological Zone.
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