See two of the Yucatan peninsula's most important archaeological sites on this daylong private tour of Ek Balam and Chichen Itza. Marvel at the Acropolis, observatory, ball court, and temples of Ek Balam. Then learn about the ancient Maya city of'Chichen Itza from your personal guide as you wander past the Temple of Warriors and Kukulcan Pyramid. A visit to a "cenote" (underground swimming hole), lunch, and transport by private vehicle are included.
Get picked up from your Riviera Maya hotel at 7am, then travel by private vehicle for two hours until reaching the'archaeological site of Ek Balam. Buried in the jungle, the ancient Maya city was only re-discovered by explorers and archaeologists at'the end of the 20th century. Explore the restored ruins with your guide for approximately'two hours, learning about structures like the Twin House, the observatory, and the'acropolis: a 34-meter (112-foot) pyramid with a tomb on top.
Next, head to the Eco Park "Hubiku." The small park in the heart of the jungle is home to one of the Yucatan peninsula's largest'cenotes. Take a swim in the cave's fresh, cool waters before sitting down to a buffet lunch at the on-site restaurant. ' In the afternoon, travel to the famous Maya ruins of Chichen Itza. Discover the'UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site'now one of the worlds New7Wonders'on a guided tour, marveling at the architecture of the Temple of the Warriors, the observatory, and the Platform of Venus.'
After spending about 2.5 hours at Chichen Itza, return to the minivan for the trip'back to Cancun. Relax in your private vehicle during the 2-hour drive, and bid your guide farewell around 7pm when you are dropped off at your hotel.