Ek Balam is an unique, interesting and lesser-known Mayan Ruins site with impressive structures that is surrounded by dense jungle. In Maya language The word Ek Balam means “black jaguar”. The city is composed of several temples, two palaces and a large pyramid (El Torre) which is located in the center. Buildings were designed in the northern Petén architectural style.
Cobá was one of the most important Mayan cities on the Yucatan Peninsula. The city is hidden in the heart of the jungle. Visitors can enjoy shaded walkways that are the original sacbeos (white roads), three settlements that show the architecture of this once large city, 2 ball courts and climb the highest (42m) Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan, Nohoch Mul. The archeological site contains numerous stelae (free-standing carved stone slabs), that document ceremonial life and important events of the city.
Tulum – the 13th-century, walled Mayan city served as a major port for Coba. Jade, obsidian, ceramics, incense burners, gold and copper objects, salt and textiles were among some of the goods brought by traders to Tulum by sea that would be dispersed inland. The ruins are situated on 12-meter tall cliffs, inside the Tulum National Park overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.
Transfer to Ek Balam. Sightseeing of the archeological site: Central Square, Stale Platform, Acropolis Pyramid, the Arc, the Twin House and the Ballgame Court. Transfer to Coba, Riding a bicycle or rickshaws on the gravel roads called Sacbe. Sightseeing of the most important buildings of the city: Ballgame Court, the Group of Paintings and the biggest pyramid of Yucatan – the 42 meters tall, Nohoch Mul. Lunch. Transfer to Tulum. Visit to the Temple of the Frescoes, the Temple of Descending God and Temple of the Wind. Return to the hotel.
What to take with you:
Sun protection, trekking shoes, additional snacks and water.
Price includes: transportation to / from hotel, entrance fees, guide, a bottle of water, lunch.
Price does not include: other beverages and tips.