Walk Among the Ruins of Ek Balam in the Best Private Cancun Tour

Enjoy the perks of a private Cancun tour and explore the Mayan ruins of Ek Balam at your own rhythm. Travel to the adventure in an A/C vehicle exclusive for you and your friends and family. Get there before the large crowds and walk freely through the buildings of this ancient city.

Start the dream by going through the arch of the entrance and imagine all the people who lived in Ek Balam, their clothes, tufts of bright color feathers decorated with stones, their songs and dances.

Look at the ball game structure that, although small, is very beautiful. Get ready. The best is yet to come! The great Acropolis is in front of you. Climb the stairs of this magnificent structure and admire its gorgeous views!

The inhabitants of this Mayan city were great artists, and now you get to stand in front of their masterwork. Marvel at the magnificent façade, perfectly preserved despite the time; its glyphs; sculptures; all of them are wonderful! It is impossible not to be moved by such perfection.

Explore One of the Most Beautiful Mayan Sites Hidden in the Jungle

Ek Balam, translated as black jaguar or star jaguar, is the best preserved Mayan construction in the Riviera Maya area, and yet it is not as visited as Chichen Itza or Tulum. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy all of its beauty, climb on its buildings and take fantastic pictures from the top of the Acropolis. While you are at the top, open your eyes. Take a breath of fresh air and listen to the sounds of the jungle. Open your arms and receive all the energy of this magical place. From above, you can also appreciate some structures still covered by trees and plants, which look like mountains. Hopefully, you will be able to explore them on your next trip to Cancun and Riviera Maya.

Enjoy Ek Balam Fully with the Best Private Cancun Tours

Visit this beautiful place early in the morning to enjoy it better, since later the sun is very strong. Also, crowds start to arrive at the site and climbing the pyramids might get complicated. Choose an early pickup time and enjoy a smooth ride on an exclusive vehicle directly to the ruins.

Remember to use biodegradable sunblock and insect repellent. Also, wear a hat or cap to protect your skin and comfortable shoes to climb the buildings. There are loose stones on the floor so watch your step and try not to trip.

Itinerary:

You and your group will go directly from your hotel to the Mayan ruins. We do not offer this tour as a public bus tour. It is a 2 ½ hour ride, we suggest a pickup from 7AM -10AM.  To avoid crowds leave your hotel no later than 8:00AM.

  • Climb the ruins of Ek Balam and uncover distinct carvings left by the Mayans, spend as much or as little time as you'd like.
  • Ride a bike to the beautiful open cenote Xcanche, rappel down the walls, swing on a rope or zip line over the clear blue waters below.
  • When you are done there we head to downtown Valladolid to see the cathedral.
Includes:
  • Private Round trip A/C transportation exclusively for your group.
  • English speaking driver.
  • Entrance fee to Ek Balam Ruins.
  • Toll road fees and parking.
  • Entrance fees to cenote Xcanche. Bike to the cenote and enjoy unlimited activities: zip line across the cenote, swimming and rappelling.
  • Stop in downtown Valladolid - optional.

Does not include:
  • A guide in Ek Balam.
  • Gratuities.
  • Food and beverages not included. You can choose to eat at the cenote or at Valladolid.
  • Any extra stop or activity not purchased in this package.
  • There is a small federal fee for the use of electronic devices to shoot video inside Ek Balam.
Tips:
  • Bring biodegradable insect repellent and sunblockYou can only use biodegradable products on the reef and in cenotes.
  • Bring swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, camera, walking shoes.
  • Make sure to bring a change of clothes as the driver will not let you in the vehicle if you are wet
  • Bring cash. 
Additional Information:
  • You can only use biodegradable products in cenote
  • You get the vehicle for the length of your tour.
  • All sites of ruins close at 5PM. Please plan your time accordingly.

*** Note that the certified guides inside the ruins are not included on this tour, and they are not part of the service that we provide. Therefore, we are not responsible and do not control the prices or exchange rate of the guide that you hire. Remember to agree on the price before hiring a guide.


Important:

TRANSPORTATION: If staying in Isla Blanca, we need to add on a $50 USD service fee for pickup and drop off.

**This fee is per VEHICLE, not per person.

  • This Private tour is recommended for hotels located in Cancun, Bahia Petempich, Puerto Morelos Playa Paraiso.
  • We don't recommend it for hotels in Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, Bahia Principe or Tulum. Yet we CAN still do it if you'd like, only that an extra fee will apply depending on the location of your hotel.
  • Please check the ADD ON section for more details on this surcharge.

RATES

Note: Price per adult drops when the more adults you are. Kids prices remain the same, no matter how many. Infants are free. (Child rate is based on age or height as set out by the park). 13 people max per vehicle regardless of ages. 14 people (including infants) or more, will require 2 or more vans and the rates will change. Feel free to email us with any questions.

Private Ek Balam Adventure

Current
# of People Per Adult Rate Per Child Rate
1 $ 268.10 $ 26.72
2 $ 169.83 $ 26.72
3 $ 130.17 $ 26.72
4 $ 112.93 $ 26.72
5 $ 102.59 $ 26.72
6 $ 95.69 $ 26.72
7 $ 89.66 $ 26.72
8 $ 86.21 $ 26.72
9 $ 83.62 $ 26.72
10 $ 81.90 $ 26.72

These are the Add-ons available for this tour. You will be able to add them to your order in your Shopping Cart.

Add on for Private Ek Balam Adventure

Add on Extra

Riviera Maya fee Akumal or Tulum

Vans: $ 50 usd

Add on Extra

Riviera Maya fee Playa Paraiso

Vans: $ 40 usd

Reservation & cancellation policies

General:

  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • Private, non-stop, a/c transfer with an English speaking driver.
  • Some tours/transfers/products require deposit or full payment at time of booking. Debit and credit cards are accepted using the online secure payment system, in most cases.
  • We will provide a written confirmation voucher with balance due, via email, for each portion of your services.
  • On Transfers/Tours any extra stop must be scheduled prior to the service date with an additional cost. Extra stops must be specified on your voucher.
  • We offer front facing car seats for children up to 40lb at no charge. We do not guarantee them, however we accomplish it 99% of the time.
  • We strongly suggest downloading the USA Transfers APP to be able to call us for free, consult your bookings and track our staff (Uber style).
  • Federal Transportation law & insurance requires the number of people in the vehicle cannot exceed the amount listed on your voucher. We reserve the right to deny extra passengers.

Changes & cancellations:

  • Transfer/Tour services must be canceled or changed, before 6pm the day prior, in order to receive a full refund of any deposit/full payment you may have made.
  • Cancellations can be made by e-mail, live-chat or WhatsApp, 48 hrs. before the service date. 24 hours before or less, call us!
  • Last minute changes, you are required to call our customer service agents.
  • You must personally speak with our customer service staff. Do not have the hotel travel agent or concierge call. We all speak English.
  • We will provide you with a cancellation number. Please write it down and guard it until you have received your refund.
  • In most cases a refund will be issued within 48 hours.
  • Contact our customer service if any changes are needed. All contact details are on your confirmation vouchers. Once fixed, a new voucher will be issued via email.
  • We do track arrival flights. However, any flight changes must be reported to our customer service office immediately.
  • Reviewing the data in your confirmation vouchers is your responsibility. Read your vouchers carefully.
  • Changes or cancelations due to causes beyond your control will be evaluated by our customer service department. We are very flexible when it comes to flights.
  • Transfer Guarantee for delayed arrival flights maximum waiting time is 4 hours. We assist our customers in every possible way to make new arrangements. We reserve the right on arrival service to deny changes between 9pm & 5am.
  • Transfer Guarantee waiting time for departures/hotel to hotel services will be 15 minutes, before we call it a no-show.
  • Private transfers allow you to change the return pickup time for your convenience. However, changing it with a very tight margin to make your flight, will be under your own responsibility.

Responsibilities:

  • All personal belongings, luggage, fragile or valuable goods (such as electronic devices, wallet, purses, jewelry, travel documents, medication) are the client’s responsibility. Make sure you have all your items when leaving the vehicle.
  • Vehicles are smoke free.
  • We reserve the right to refuse to take passengers insulting any staff member, showing abusive behavior or under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Pets can travel in a kennel, service dogs exempt.
  • USA Transfers will endeavor to take safely and in a timely manner every passenger to their destination. However, there are circumstances out of our control that may cause delays; accidents along the highway, severe weather conditions, vehicle breakdown, airport-parking delays, where we cannot be held responsible. We will handle every case in the most professional way possible to avoid any losses or extra cost.
  • Our vehicles are insured. Any accident when a passenger is inside our vehicles, must be reported and follow the insurance company policies. If leaving the scene or not following the insurance company’s instructions, will automatically release us from any liability.
Private Ek Balam Adventure
Available: Daily
Adults from $81.9 + tax
Kids from $26.72 + tax
Infant(s): At no charge according to age range.
 

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