Mayan Immersion


With this tour you take a deep dive into the Yucatan Peninsula. Start the day with having a rich local breakfast on the way. We head directly to Yal Koba where you will discover the village and its historical church. From there, we visit two beautiful cenotes. A short walk through the forest takes us to one of them. Newly refreshed, and after a short ride, we will enjoy a pib (underground oven) and gorditas in the house of Sra. Filomena where you will experience Mayan customs and gastronomy. Fortified from our lunch, we will explore the amazing remains of Ek Balam. Many say that this is the most beautiful archeological site on the peninsula. Let us know what you think. On the way back to Tulum, we make a short stop in Macario Gomez where you can shop some local handicrafts such as dreamcatchers. We will be back at the hotel at around 6:30pm with many memories to cherish.

About your host

Hola, my name is Manuel, I am a Biologist and a certified archaeological guide with origin México City. I came to Tulum in 1993 to work at the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve where my interest in the Yucatan Peninsula started growing until it became a passion. I will enjoy sharing my knowledge of this amazing area with you.

WHERE? Ek Balam & Mayan Villages

HOW LONG? 11.5 hours (7 am – 6.30 pm)

WHAT´S INCLUDED? Guide, park & cenotes entrance, life vest, breakfast, lunch, water and beer


Transportation: Included Equipment included: Life vest What to bring: Towel, walking shoes, sun cap, sun cream, swimwear, camera Min/Max guests: 2/6 Day: Wednesday Children: Up to 11 years in company of the parents pay 50% of the regular rate


07.00 am | Pick up at the hotel


07.30 am | Typical breakfast on the way


08.15 am: Ride to Yal Koba with Roberto’s tips

9.30 am: Yal Koba- visit of village and church

9.45 am: Ride to Cenote Palomitas


10.00 am: Cenote Palomitas

10.45 am: Ride to Cenote Sac Awa

11.00 am: Visit of Cenote Sac Awa (with walk in the forest)


12.15 pm: Ride to Hunukú, Yucatan

12.30 pm: Pib & gorditas de Chaya “en la casa de Filomena“


02.00 pm: Ride to Ek Balam

02.30 pm: Visit of Ek Balam with certified guide and Manu

04.00 pm: Ride back to Tulum


05.30 pm (15 min):  Artisanal stop at Macario Gomez (handcrafts)


06.30pm: Arrival at your hotel