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Chichen Itza, Cenote Hubiku, and Ek Balam Day Trip All Fees Included

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Chichen Itza, Cenote Hubiku, and Ek Balam Day Trip All Fees Included
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Safety measures
icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

This comprehensive tour combines two significant archeological sites of the Yucatán Peninsula: Chichen Itza and Ek Balam. Let a guide accompany you and a small group around the ruins and explain their significance. This day trip from Playa del Carmen includes hotel transport, a buffet lunch plus a swim in Cenote Hubiku.
  • Yucatán combo tour: Chichen Itza and Ek Balam
  • See the Kukulkan Pyramid and swim in Cenote Hubiku
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Playa del Carmen
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour ensures personal service
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Beverages
Breakfast
Lunch
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up will be at all Hotels and vacation rentals accommodation of Riviera Maya area (From Moon Palace to Tulum included, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen areas is included) is includes and only Cancun City and "Zona Hotelera"area have a little charge (15 usd per person) and Playa Mujeres Cancun City area have a charge of 20 usd per person. We give you pick up time after your confirmation book.

Start your small-group tour to Chichen Itza and Ek Balam with pickup from your hotel in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya and drive to one of the most renowned archaeological sites of the Yucatán Peninsula. 

On arrival, walk with your guide and view impressive structures built during the Maya Empire. View the Kukulkan Pyramid, aka El Castillo (The Castle), as well as El Caracol, also known as the Observatory. See the Plaza of a Thousand Columns, Temple of the Descending God, Temple of the Jaguar, Temple of the Warriors, and the ball court. You then have free time to explore the site on your own.

Continue your full-day itinerary to Ek Balam, stopping en route at nearby Cenote Hubiku. Learn about this sacred place, once considered the road to the underworld for the Maya people. Take a refreshing swim in the emerald waters, which reach a depth of 196 feet (60 meters). Spend free time there, followed by lunch at the on-site restaurant, with an optional visit to the tequila museum.

Upon reaching Ek Balam (meaning 'Black Jaguar' in the Mayan language), tour the well-preserved archaeological site and learn about its ancient Maya royalty. See the tomb of its ruler, housed in the Acropolis, and marvel at the inscriptions. Other important buildings you see include the twin pyramids and the ball court. Admire these striking structures and their fine and delicate craftsmanship.

Your tour concludes with transport back to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chichen Itza
Most important buildings of this great city.
Duration: 3 hours 
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Stop At:  
Templo de Kukulkan
Most important built.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Gran Juego de Pelota
Imperdible place
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cenote Hubiku
Swim in cenote and enjoy your restaurant (no drink include in buffet lunch).
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Zona Arqueológica de Ek Balam
Very special archeological area. Climb your principal built!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Excursiones Riviera Maya

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chichen Itza, Cenote Hubiku, and Ek Balam Day Trip All Fees Included?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza, Cenote Hubiku, and Ek Balam Day Trip All Fees Included.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chichen Itza, Cenote Hubiku, and Ek Balam Day Trip All Fees Included?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza, Cenote Hubiku, and Ek Balam Day Trip All Fees Included.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chichen Itza, Cenote Hubiku, and Ek Balam Day Trip All Fees Included?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza, Cenote Hubiku, and Ek Balam Day Trip All Fees Included.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chichen Itza, Cenote Hubiku, and Ek Balam Day Trip All Fees Included?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Chichen Itza, Cenote Hubiku, and Ek Balam Day Trip All Fees Included.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It is a lot of time in the van but so worth it and they spaced out our stops perfectly." See review

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Cancelled
Eddie_S
, May 2021
The tour was cancelled less than 24 hours of the scheduled time. They said it was due to Covid-19, that was not true since I was able to book another tour at midnight the day before and made it. The other company had no issues.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
The tour was not canceled, it was rescheduled the next day something that you did not accept, it is fine, it is not required. There are restrictions in the archaeological zones, one of them is the daily number of visitors, this situation does not depend on us, the administration of the archaeological zones decides this. If you have gone with another company, something that we doubt because the restriction is for all companies, it will be because someone did not take your tour and they went instead of them. It should be clear that you did NOT pay for this excursion and you do not know our service.
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Phenomenal tour- highly recommended!! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
KAREN_H
, Feb 2021
Ulysses was so knowledgeable & we learned so much!! It was a fantastic experience!! We went to Chichen Itza 20 years ago & learned so much more this time around! Hubiku & Ek Balam were a welcome addition & we really enjoyed ourselves! It is a lot of time in the van but so worth it & they spaced out our stops perfectly.
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Amazing!
Stay20443939372
, Jun 2019
Our tour guide, Joel, was very well informed and did a great job showing us around the ruins while also making sure that we knew the background information about what we were seeing. The entire time we were with him and Jorge, they were nothing but friendly, encouraging, and kind. Overall my daughters and I 100% recommend this tour!
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I highly recommend this tour and the...
Casey D
, Apr 2017
I highly recommend this tour and the company - we would definitely use them again if we were looking to tour the Yucatan again. All of our logistics were taken care of from the beginning to the end of the day and the guides were highly knowledgeable about the places we went, Mayan history, and the culture of the Yucatan peninsula. The majority of our tour was spoke Spanish so there was one guide for the Spanish speakers and one guide who spoke English with us all day, which was far beyond what we had expected. All of the sites were as advertised and the van was comfortable. I can't imagine getting a better deal for the price and the quality of the tour.
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