Visit the archaeological site of Ek'Balam, an ancient Maya city that knew its glory before Chichen Itza. This archaeological site is one of the latest Mayan archaeological attractions because of its most recent restoration works. Then, discover the biggest cenote (sinkhole) discovered in the Yucatan Peninsula: Cenote Maya, a great natural wonder with beautiful rock formations. You will be able to experience different adventure activities. Take home all your memories captured by local photographers.
After hotel pickup, you'll head to discover two wonderful sites in the Riviera Maya.
Ek'Balam This archaeological site is one of the most impressive ceremonial centers of the Yucatan Peninsula. Here, you will witness the incredible decoration of temples and plazas. 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.
Cenote Maya You'll then head to visit and refresh yourself at the Cenote Maya. Descend into the region's most impressive Cenote of 60 meter 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. Optional included adventure activities here are: swimming, diving, Trepachanga (ropes), Tarzan vine and rappel down 26 meters (264lbs is the maximum weight for the rappel activity).
You will then visit a Maya hut and learn about the architecture of the region and the use of plants for medical purposes. Continue to the handcraft market which is a small and colorful market where you can find quality local handcrafts. Buy them and you will contribute to benefit the Maya artisans of the region. Then, you'll walk through the plantation and discover vegetables that you will find in your meal.
Finally, you'll enjoy a traditional meal with an authentic Maya menu including soup, chicken, vegetables, rice, beans and hand-made corn tortillas. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.