Located just north of Valladolid, this is a little known historical site that is high on local flavor and low on tourists. While not as completely restored or as large as Chichen Itza or Uxmal, Ek- Balam is under active restoration and gives visitors a great overview of the entire Mayan civilization. Throughout the expedition, visitors will get the opportunity to slip into the crystal waters of a fresh Cenote (sinkhole), which are sacred places for the Mayans.
The Concierge department can arrange visits to Ek-Balam exclusively or include one of the following options:
Mayan Communities and Valladolid: A quaint township located halfway between Merida and Cancun, Valladolid has perfectly preserved its colonial flavor, with the majority of townspeople still in typical Mayan clothing. The colonial architecture surrounding the main Plaza, as well as its many historical buildings, exudes a distinctive old-world charm.
Biking and Cenote EK Balam: Visitors’ expedition to Ek Balam is followed by a jungle biking experience, and a swim in the waters of a sacred Mayan Cenote (sinkhole.)