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The Mayan Experience Tour: Chichen Itza, Valladolid, and Ek Balam

  • Go with a guide: See landmarks you may not recognize on your own
  • Admission tickets to Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, and cenote included
  • Lunch and tailored walking tour in colonial Valladolid
The Mayan Experience Tour: Chichen Itza, Valladolid, and Ek Balam
From US$ 129.00
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The Mayan Experience Tour: Chichen Itza, Valladolid, and Ek Balam
US$ 129.00

Avoid the stress of planning out separate visits to iconic Yucatan landmarks on this full-day tour. On walking tours of two ancient archaeological sites, Chichen Itza and Ek Balam, your guide ensures you see points of interest that most visitors miss if on their own. Break up the tour with a refreshing swim in a cenote and lunch in the colonial town of Valladolid.

What to Expect

The day begins with a pickup from your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel. Greet your guide and then head to the ancient Maya city of Chichen Itza, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Going with a guide ensures you see unmarked points of interest that visitors often miss.

Take a break to swim in a secluded cenote, sinkholes that Mayas thought were entrances to the underworld. Next, head to the less-frequented archaeological site of Ek Balam, where your guide provides necessary historical context.

After a buffet lunch, your guide takes you on a walking tour of Valladolid, known for its colorful colonial architecture and historic main square. After the day ends, relax on the ride back to the doorstep of your hotel.

Reviews (467)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Chitchen itza, Ek Balam and Valladolid

Despite there was only 2 of us on the day, the tour still went ahead so it turned out being our very own private tour for the standard price. The tour guide was very friendly and tried to answer all questions thrown at him.The driver...More

Thank Iz Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Unforgettable Trip, Can't Recommend Enough!

I can’t recommend this company enough. My boyfriend and I visited Cancun for a week and this was the best part of our trip. We did the Mayan Explorers tour and enjoyed it significantly more than Xcaret. Our entire experience (starting with booking the trip...More

Thank Naira A
MayansExplorers, Manager at Mayans' Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Naira! Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are elated to hear you had an excellent experience with us and we're happy it all started with the booking process. We love clients like you who are engaged and asking questions throughout...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Super informative

We picked this company as they were one of the few that offered Chichen Itza and Ek Balam in one day from Playa. The guide was very knowledgeable and provided multiple perspectives on a lot of the history. It was an early pick up but...More

Thank C K
MayansExplorers, Manager at Mayans' Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review, it's great to hear you had a great tour with us and that you enjoyed your private guide and got to explore the sites more in depth. We absolutely believe the early pick ups are worth it...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Great experience with so much Mayan knowledge.

Edwin was a great host, everything went at a great pace and all things explained in great detail. It really shines through how much Edwin loves his Mayan culture and how much he wanted to share it. We learned so much about each of the...More

Thank Ben D
MayansExplorers, Owner at Mayans' Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! We focus on small group tours precisely because that offers us the opportunity to give you a more personalized tour at a comfortable pace. We're happy to hear you found it insightful and enjoyed both the sites and the...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Excellent and informative

Very happy i went on this tour. Our Guide Edwin and driver Aldo, were awesome. The 6am wake up was perfect as we arrived in Chichen Itza when hardly anybody was there. We left when it was getting packed and hard to get any pictures....More

Thank JOSE M
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