Ek Balam, Ek Balam Village

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Step into the ancient past at Ek Balam, a well-preserved Mayan site at its pinnacle from 770 CE to 840 CE. The site included one of the largest structures excavated in the region; it includes defensive walls and an arched entrance. Take a guided tour to learn the history of this sacred place. Be sure to take the opportunity to climb to the top of the main temple--something not permitted at larger Mayan sites--and see views of the ancient city and jungle beyond. There's some shade on site, but bring along plenty of sunblock (and your camera). Make Ek Balam a part of your Ek Balam Village vacation plans using our Ek Balam Village tour itinerary planner .
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  • Booked with Make Your Own Tour over the internet and Nefi was quick to reply and priced competitively. I was travelling with 4 small kids (aged 2-10). Let me tell you...these guys were amazing!! I ema...  more »
  • The trip was worth it and Ek Balam proves to be an impressive experience. Even if Ek Balam is not a World Heritage Site, you can still climb the impressive pyramid. In the parking lot a horde of guys greeted us who promised us to protect our otherwise already safe cars from all dangers and only a small tip at the end separate segregated our car before otherwise standing lonely in the parking lot. The entrance was surprising 433 pesus. We weren't sure if things were right, despite the ticket price. Well, we have bitten into the sour apple and paid. After all, a large poster with the numbers on it cannot be wrong. You should already take to drink or after buying tickets at the opposite kiosk still take care of it which it can become sultry. You probably walk about 150m until you sniff Mayan air and the remnants of probably about 3 meters thick walls give you not yet a real view of what you expect. 3 small pyramids and a large one can be seen 3 min later. The small ones are already impressive but here only briefly reported by the big one. Climbing this one offers a kilometer wide view in all directions and you can see how much forest surrounds you no wonder that this majestic feeling has inspired the Maya.
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