Journey with us to one of the best kept secrets of the Mayan world. Ek Balam, often translated as “Black Jaguar,” is tucked away from the pristine beaches of the Riviera Maya, and buried deep in the lush jungle of the Yucatan peninsula. Home to a wide range of animal species—from a large variety of birds such as parrots and herons to the mammal life like the elusive ocelot—the Balam ruins are considered some of the most beautiful of all the uncovered Mayan ruins, and most definitely some of the best preserved.
On this comprehensive discovery our expert guides will show and explain everything about ancient Mayan culture, the various majestic structures and the impressive hieroglyphs decorating the ancient walls of this once influential metropole. The highlight of the visit is climbing the acropolis, the last resting place of King Ukit Kan Lek Tok, from which, on a clear day, you can see as far as the pyramids of Coba and Chichen.
After the guided tour you will have ample opportunity to roam the grounds on your own. Enjoy a box lunch and refreshing beverages while you sit back for a scenic ride to return to your hotel.