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Ek' Balam Tours and Tickets
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All reviews zip line beautiful cenote rent a bike a lot of fun inner tubes cool down cenote maya worth the climb ticket booth jump off our tour guide life jackets we arrived early clear water on site amazing experience highlight of our trip
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautifully preserved site; peaceful and surrounded by lush vegetation. The ruins are located close together and offer amazing views of the jungle from the top of the pyramids (there are no hills in Mexico, the lumps that you see under the trees...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Laura T
Reviewed September 10, 2019 via mobile

I took a taxi colectivo from Valladolid which is 50peso. When getting there I was at first kinda surprised that the entrance fee was 413 peso, mainly because I heard that the site is not that big. And it's not. You pay the same amount...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nichachu
Reviewed September 6, 2019

I was traveling with three twenty-something, very fit women and we had a blast visiting the Ek' Balam ruins. The site is smaller, quieter, and more accessible than the larger and popular Chichen Itza. It's a great way to spend a day especially when combined...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynda L
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

We learned getting on site that prices went up for foreigners from 60mxn to 420mx (20€), and Mexican national 150 (7,5€). Now, I agree that funding is necessary for maintenance and research, and that locals should get a discount... But when the difference is 3...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Fredrix C
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

A recommendable visit to see some Maya pyramids. 40m drive from Valladolid. They are well maintained and only a few visitors. (No tourist busses when we were there) the guides are reasonable in price - we paid 400 for a guide. Be aware that they...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

We came early in the morning right when the site opens. We explored the ruins first while the morning sun was not too hot. This is a good idea since you can still climb all of the structures and I highly recommend that you do...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank cbisera21
Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

this is a great place to visit! But if you were on a tight budget or have a larger family you may have to give it a miss. The state of Yucatán has tacked on local fees and a poll tax on foreign visitors that...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank 375jdr
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

Our family of four adults really loved Ek Balam. We visited after Chichen Itza, it’s really deep in the forest, and away from everything. Here you can climb the ruins, there is a sports field and two different structures, one a temple, one a palace...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

I was very excited to see this place. My fiance and I drove 2 hours from Cancun Mexico to visit . GPS took us through a dirt road which I will add was very scary and sketchy. Ek Balam Pyramids are very beautiful but a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Carolyn u
Reviewed April 24, 2019

The restored part of Ek' Balam can easily be visited completely in I'd say about an hour. But the site will reward a more leisurely exploration that includes wandering away from or around the restored structures on the paths into the surrounding jungle. There are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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October 20, 2018|
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Response from Rocio J | Reviewed this property |
Ek’Balam is less visited, and that allows for a more intimate experience. Plus, the view from atop is breathless.
April 24, 2018|
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Response from Tabula-Rasa143 | Reviewed this property |
We went a few days ago and we paid $150 MXN for a rickshaw ride that included the entrance fee. The ticket booth also offered $120 MXN for individual bike rentals that included the entrance fee to the cenote.
Erika G
March 1, 2018|
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Response from amaree13 | Reviewed this property |
Hey, it wasn‘t on 12th February.
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