1. From Quintana Roo: Ek Balam Mayan Ruins and Cenote Day Trip
The city of Ek Balam dates back over a thousand years and was one of the main capitals of the Maya world. Founded by a figure named Ek Balam, hence its name around 300 B.C. Its primary ruler, Ukit Kan Lek Tok, was the one who brought forth its splendor, commissioning buildings with murals and facades featuring impressive details that endure to this day, like those in his tomb within the main building. Enjoy the magnificent view from the top of its main structure and have a unique experience. After exploring the archaeological site, we make a cultural stop where you will appreciate crafts at the stone workshop, witnessing artisans creating them. You'll taste handmade corn tortillas prepared by Maya women, savor Xtabentun, a typical regional beverage, and receive a blessing from a Maya shaman. Here, you'll indulge in a delicious menu of diverse Yucatan-style regional Mexican dishes. To conclude this incredible adventure, you'll enjoy a refreshing swim in an ancient cenote. These were and still are sources of water for the communities in the region. Fill yourself with energy in this mystical place. In this stunning cenote, you can take it to the extreme with its breathtaking rappel, descending into the interior if you decide to embark on this adventure. Once inside, you'll have fun and enjoy yourself.