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Ek Balam Cenote, Valladolid
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When exploring the Mayan city of Ek Balam, don't forget to visit Ek Balam Cenote, a natural limestone sinkhole used by the Maya people for ceremonies. Hike or take a rickshaw ride on the tree-lined path to the cenote, the deep freshwater basin that the Mayas considered sacred. You can go for a relaxing walk along the boardwalk encircling the cenote, or rappel on the rope swings into the water. Cool off with a dip in the basin's clear water and look for the many catfish that inhabit the cenote. Using our custom trip planner, Valladolid attractions like Ek Balam Cenote can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Our first cenote. Very nice because few people. We swim among the fish cats, and ability to make a small jump via a rope way "tarzan". It is recommended!
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  • This was such an incredible tour! We started the day being picked up at our resort and then headed to Ek' Balam - one of the Mayan Ruins. The guide there did a good job of giving us information about ...  more »
  • Great trip but beware of their scam about pictures. They say no cameras for safety reasons only so they can sell you pricey pictures at end of the excursion. However they will not allow people to have...  more »