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Ek Balam Mexico and Valladolid Full Day Tour

On this day trip from Merida, marvel at the ancient Maya city of Ek Balam Mexico and wander the streets of the modern city of Valladolid.

USD $79.00

Per Person

Discover Ancient Maya Ruins on this Ek Balam Mexico Tour

On this Ek Balam Mexico Day Tour, learn about the ancient and modern cities of Mexico as you visit a Maya ruin and a Mexican city. Walk among impressive pyramids and marvel at the intricate carvings in the Maya city of Ek Balam. Then, admire the lovely streets and beautiful cathedral of Valladolid. Join us for a fun day trip to two fascinating attractions of the Yucatan peninsula!


  • Explore the ruins of the ancient city of Ek Balam
  • Visit historical points of interest in the city of Valladolid
  • Enjoy guided tours of both the archaeological site and the modern city of Valladolid

Tour Information

Duration: Full Day (10 hours, 8:00 am-18:00 pm)
Start and end location: Merida
Availability: Daily, Year-round


First, you will be picked up at your hotel. After a drive of 2.5 hours, you will get to the archaeological site of Ek Balam. As you go into the site, you can admire the wall that surrounded the city. Then, you will have a guided tour lasting less than two hours, followed by free time. On your tour, you will see the Palace of the Masks, Ball Game, Observatory, Offering Platform, and various upper-class homes.

Next, you will go to the city of Valladolid. On your tour, you will stroll along the main streets and visit the cathedral, historical center, and Santa Lucia. You can enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense) before returning to Merida.

What’s Included

  • Guided Tour (Spanish/English)
  • Tickets
  • Transportation

What’s Not Included

  • Accommodation
  • Drinks
  • Equipment
  • Lunch

What to Bring

  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes, shoes, hat, sunglasses
  • Sunblock and insect repellent 
  • Camera

Important Notes

  • This tour has a minimum of 2 travelers. If you have fewer than 2, contact us at and we will try to find a group for you.


Merida, Mexico

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Merida, Mexico 20.967370, -89.592586

What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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