Exclusive Private Excursion Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Cenote

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


Private Excursion to the Mayan sites Chichen Itza, Ek Balam and Cenote

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

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.

The very well preserved Mayan site Ek Balam was excavated in 1997. The view from the Acropolis is breathtaking and the white stucco arts form a pleasant contrast to Chichen Itza. On the way back we stop at an impressive cenote with limestone formations, where we enjoy a typical mexican lunch.


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 excursion to Chichen Itza - Ek Balam - Cenote *

Experience Chichen Itza before the arrival of many others! We pick you up from the agreed meeting point early in the morning and drive directly to the archaeological site of Chichen Itza. So you can enjoy the Mayan ruins in peace and the temperatures are still convenient in the morning. From Playa del Carmen it takes approximately 2 hours to get to Chichen Itza. Once there, we travel back to the times of the ancient Maya. We learn details about the architecture of the temples, the knowledge of the Mayan people and their religion, their social structures and astronomy.

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 majesticly 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.

After so much Mayan culture we enjoy a refreshing swim in a nearby cenote. This one is under a complex cave system. The water is wonderfully cool and crystal clear at 21 degrees / 70 Fahrenheit. Limestone formations rise imposingly from the water and form a gigantic grotto. Right next door we get a typical lunch. Drinks are not included.

This excursion is a full day excursion and we will be back in Playa del Carmen around 6pm.

An alternative to this excursion to Chichen Itza is our Private excursion to Chichen Itza, Cenote, Valladolid

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

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

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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!!