Valladolid and Ek Balam: After two and a half hours of journey, you will arrive to the archaeological site of Ek Balam. Ek Balam means in the Mayan language “black jaguar”, it is located 186km from the city of Merida. It is one of the few Mayan settlements that never were abandoned; it was occupied until the Spanish arrival. Upon entering you will appreciate the wall that surrounded the city. On this site you will have a tour of at least two hours with free time.
You will visit the palace of the masks, the ball court, the observatory, platforms offering and the various quadrangles of the upper class. Then you will travel to Valladolid a historic and heroic city located in the east of the Yucatan peninsula 160km from Merida where you will make a city tour through the main streets, the cathedral, the historic center and St. Lucia. The guide will give you the option to eat at a local restaurant and finally return to Merida.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel lobby.
Duration: 10 hours approx.
Start/opening time: At 8am.
End/closing time: At 6pm.
Others: Recommend: Water, clothes and comfortable shoes (snickers), sunscreen, camera, hat, sunglasses and bug repelent.