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Ek Balam and Cenote Maya big adventure from Cancun

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    What to Expect
    The adventure starts very early in the morning. We'll pick you up for a comfortable ride on our way to the archaeological site of Ek’Balam, in Yucatan. So sit back, and Enjoy the ride!

    You'll visit Ek Balam. This incredible site used to be an ancient Maya city that knew its glory way before Chichen Itza. For some this place is even more beautiful and spectacular than Chichen Itza itself! This archaeological site is one of the latest Mayan archaeological attractions because of its most recent restoration works, so we guarantee that you'll be amazed by its beauty. This is one of the few archaeological sites near Cancun where you can actually explore the buildings and climb a tall temple where you'll get a unique sight of the impressive jungle. Admire the unique sculptures in high relief that have surprised archaeologists and visitors. These sculptures support the recently restored Jaguar Mouth sculpture in the front of the main temple. Walk through the ball game (Pok Ta Pok) and the false arch, both are architectural

    icons of the Maya culture. Learn about the scientific achievements developed by the Maya civilization centuries ago!

    After the archaeological adventure, it's time to get wild by visiting the biggest cenote (sinkhole) discovered in the Yucatan Peninsula: the Cenote Maya, a great natural wonder with beautiful rock formations. After an authentic blessing Maya ceremony that a shaman will perform for you, Descend into the region’s most impressive Cenote of 60m diameter and an almost perfect circular shape. Enjoy its beautiful rock formations and swim in this large

    and fresh natural pool. Ascend from the underworld through a tunnel or use the large wooden staircase. you can enjoy diving into the crystal waters by jumping from the "trepachanga" (ropes), after flying from the Tarzan vine (zipline) or you can enter nice and slowly to the natural pool.. it depends on what you want. You can even rappel down 26 m! You'll also pay a visit to a Maya hut and learn a bit about the architecture of the region and the use of plants for medical purposes and for the traditional cooking by visiting a small but gorgeous organic garden. Walk through the plantation and discover vegetables that you will find in your meal. Talking about food, you'll njoy an authentic Maya menu that includes soup, chicken, vegetables, rice, beans and hand-made corn tortillas. You'll also have some time for shopping, as you visit a colorful handcraft market, where you can find quality local handcrafts. With your purchases, you will contribute to benefit the Maya artisans of the region.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pick up and drop off from and to Cancun Hotel Zone or Cancun Downtown. Please confirm location with Customer Service at: 1 786 338 93 58 or +529988819030 (local number)
    Departure Time
    07:00 to 08:00 a.m. Pick up and drop off from and to Cancun Hotel Zone or Riviera Maya hotels. Please confirm location with Customer Service at: 1 786 338 93 58 or +529988819030 (local number)
    10:00 to 10:30 a.m. Arrival to Ek’Balam or Cenote Maya Park (According to the logistics).
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    05:30 to 06:30 p.m. Drop-off at hotels in Riviera Maya or Cancun.
    Inclusions
    • Towels
    • Water
    • Hammocks
    • Equipment for activities
    • Lockers
    • Lunch
    • All activities
    • Local guide (English spoken)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Bottled water
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Recommendations: Bring comfortable shoes, fresh clothing, bathing suit on, extra shirt and cash or credit card
    • Not suitable for children under 6 years old.
    • People under the influence of alcohol or toxic substances won’t be allowed to participate.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    By: Olympus Tours
    2,474 reviews
    cargk
    Utica, New York
    6550
    Excellent tranfers but not so great tour to Tulum
    Our travel agent arranged ( as they usually do) for us to use Olympus ( which is now Discova) to bring us to and
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    mitcheverett
    Atlanta, Georgia
    13628
    Dinner cruise
    Beautiful evening and great food. The service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this activity.
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    roberta424
    Edmonton, Canada
    10
    Mexico City day trip
    If you get a chance to go México City it’s a must see you want be disappointed but go on guided tour I didn’t and
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    FloatingFischer
    242
    Great transportation
    We appreciated Olympus Tours shuttle to and from the hotel. They were easy to find in the hotel upon our arrival
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    Rany84
    Braintree, United Kingdom
    20
    More fun than most amusement parks.
    Had a great time, it was just long enough. The terrain was full of twists and turns, ups and downs. The Terrain
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    138warrent
    10
    Not quite as expected
    This tour was overbooked so we were put into a similar tour which was not what we wanted. We were thrown into a
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    Gary P
    Winnipeg, Canada
    51
    Average at Best
    Took a PV city tour with PV Discovery tours. Stops at the interesting parts were way too short. Like 5 minutes at
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    jenhL1976YE
    10
    DO NOT BOOK WITH OLYMPUS! You will be left stranded!
    We booked a trip to Mexico for our anniversary about a month prior to our trip. We don't usually go through a
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    B4904BVenriquem
    Monterrey, Mexico
    31
    Terrible !
    Reserved, paid and confirmed tour with 15 day anticipation resulted in a NO RESERVATION, No availability These
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    Traveler42505875955
    Usa, Japan
    20
    It's a good trip.
    The van is ok. But Jose, the tour guide is very good. The food is good too. One family was late for 25 minutes,
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    Stephen H
    San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    30
    Even if you've seen it once, do it again!
    This was our second time to see the Folkloric Ballet and the first time to use Olympus Tours, neither
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    Kjalalpour
    Atherton, California
    61
    Teotihuacán
    The trip was very nice. Jose was a charming guide. The pick up and return were timely. You might bring a small
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    johnhewko
    20
    Olympus Tours Airport Transfer
    Great service. No issues. Driver even stopped on the way to the Resort so that we could get local SIM cards.
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    Fg1842
    Vancouver, Canada
    30
    Not what I expected!
    The Palácio des belas-artes is a superb theatre. Very beautiful and majestic. The Ballet was what you expected,
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    Darlene L
    142
    Great Ride
    ATV tour was awesome and alot of bang for the price. Staff was great and really showed us a great time.
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