Exclusive Private Excursion Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Cenote

2 Ratings
Duration 12 hours
Difficulty easy
Max. participants 12
Language English, Spanish, German


Private Excursion Chichen Itza, Ek Balam and Cenote

UNESCO World Heritage Chichen Itza and Ek Balam and a visit to a cenote with lunch

This Private Excursion to Chichen Itza and Ek Balam is the best combination to explore the highlights of Yucatan. The Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Ek Balam are well preserved and show the former power of the ancient Maya. Swim in a mystical cenote and relax in the crystal-clear water. Discover the colonial city Valladolid in the heart of Yucatan.

Avoid the crowds and choose our Private Excursion to Chichen Itza and Ek Balam - with your personal tour guide!! Our tour guides are SECTUR certified tour guides (Mexican Secretary of Tourism) with many years of experience.

  • Mayan Ruins Chichen Itza: UNESCO heritage and one of the new 7 world wonders
  • Swim in a Cenote, then we have lunch
  • Colonial City Valladolid

Our Private Chichen Itza Excursion allows you to pick from the attractions you want to see during this tour. See the important Mayan ruins Chichen Itza and Ek Balam and swim in a cave with mystical stalactite and stalagmite formations.

Starting from just two participants, enjoy your Private Tour to Chichen Itza and Ek Balam.


Our private excursion to Chichen Itza, Ek Balam and Cenote includes

  • Private transportation
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Pick up from the hotel or an agreed meeting point
  • Water in the vehicle
  • 12 hour tour from Playa del Carmen
  • Entrance fees to Chichen Itza, Ek Balam and Cenote
  • Detailed tour in the archaeological site Chichen Itza
  • Detailed tour in the archaeological sites Ek Balam
  • Visit to the cenote with swimming
  • Lunch (drinks excluded)

Excluded features

  • Tips
  • Drinks in the restaurant
  • Souvenirs


Private Excursions to Chichen Itza and Ek Balam:

Mayan Ruins Chichen Itza – Mayan Ruins Ek Balam - Swim in a Cenote – Lunch

This Chichen Itza Tour and Ek Balam is one of the best Excursions in Mexico, combining the "must-sees" of Yucatan. It is a private experience that allows you to create or adjust for your own, perfect adventure.

Let us make your Private Chichen Itza and Ek Balam Excursion the highlight of your vacation. From our meeting point we take you straight to the archeological site Chichen Itza. It takes about two hours from Playa del Carmen to get there.

Private Excursion to Chichen Itza: Archeological site Chichen Itza

Experience Chichen Itza before the big tour busses arrive. At this time, it is less crowded and the temperature is still convenient for a visit of the Mayan ruins. Once in Chichen Itza, we take you on a journey to the ancient Maya. You will learn about the architecture of the temples, the knowledge and religion of the Maya, their social structures and astronomy.

The famous pyramid of the important Mayan god Kukulkan rises majestically from the earth. It attracts over 6 million visitors annually. Full of symbols from mathematics, religion and the Mayan calendar, it is perfectly aligned with the sun.

We take our time to visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and discover, among other things, the largest ball court in Mesoamerica, the Temple of the Jaguar, the sacred cenote and the observatory. One can easily guess the original size of Chichen Itza, which extends over several square miles.

Private Excursion to Chichen Itza and Ek Balam: The Mayan Ruins Ek Balam

After a detailed tour in Chichen Itza, we head to the Mayan site Ek Balam. It takes about an hour to get there. The Acropolis rises majestically above the others, very well-preserved structures. Here we enjoy an indescribable view from above of the archeological site and the surrounding jungle. The platforms on the way up have various surprises. For example, the snake gate is perfectly preserved and a wonderful photo opportunity.

Private Excursion to Chichen Itza and Ek Balam: Cenote

Our next stop is a cenote with amazing lime stone formations. Crystal-clear water in a huge cave invites for a swim. The water is refreshing and we can explore the fantastic stalagtites.

After a long stay in the water, we have a typical Mexican lunch included (drinks are extra).

During our private Chichen Itza excursions, we are completely flexible and can arrange the day as our guests wish. We are happy to provide suggestions for an unforgettable day and adapt our Chichen Itza excursions to the personal wishes of our guests.

Meeting place

As agreed.

What should I bring?

  • Light clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear and things to change
  • Bathing shoes or flip-flops (to walk in the cenotes)
  • Towel
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat
  • If necessary, a light rain coat
  • Please use only biodegradable sunscreen in the Yucatan peninsula and help to protect corals and water quality. In the cenotes, you may not apply sunscreen, if needed, you may use a rash or shirt.
  • Camera, charged
  • Money for souvenirs, food and drinks
  • Tips

More Information

The travel time from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza is at least two hours. This should be taken into account when planning your excursion.

Cancellation policy

  • With the reservation we charge a deposit of $ 10 per person. We keep these as administration fees for "no-show" guests.

In the following situation we refund the deposit:

  • Cancellation of vacation (Please let us know at least two weeks before the excursion)

If you have to cancel the excursion for whatever reason, we ask to be informed immediately. If we are able to sell your reservation elsewhere, we will refund the deposit.

With the reservation we need a contact number to be able to inform you about possible changes.

More information about Chichen Itza

Our private Chichen Itza tour takes us to the Mayan temples of Chichen Itza. The pyramid of the Mayan deity Kukulkan is one of the most important monuments in Mexico. It is one of the new 7 wonders of the world and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. In addition to the majestic Kukulkan pyramid, there are other well-preserved complexes, such as the largest ancient ball playground in Central America. The nearby sacred cenote is easily accessible and explains the water supply to the great Mayan city.

More information regarding the archeological site of Chichen Itza is available in our article : Chichen Itza: Travel guide into the Mayan world

Why Leon Tours?

  • Small or private groups 
    Our tours are either private or small group excursions.

  • Certified tour guides 
    Our tour guides have the required SECTUR (Secretary of tourism in Mexico) certifications

  • Quality Service and Support
    Enjoy our excellent customer service. We have local knowledge and love to give you recommendations

  • Locally owned family business
    If you book through Leon Tours,  you will support local businesses. We use local guides wherever possible

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  • Small refundable deposit
    We charge only a small deposit to secure your reservation

  • Mexico Experts
    We strive to give you the best service and bring you to the most beautiful places.


Beautiful by Jana S.

We always wanted to see famous Chichen Itza. The combination with Ek Balam is just perfect and the cenote amazing. 100% recommended!!

Perfect tour by Inga M.

We enjoyed this tour so much. Our guide was very knowledgable and funny. Thank you Leon Tours!!