Self Guided Tours

CULTURE

Cycle to Maya Villages (participatory)

AGE: 10+ 

DURATION: 1.5 - 2 hrs

APPROACH: Self Guided

LOCATION: Several local villages

COST: Bike rental

Learn Hammock Weaving with Antonia (participatory)

AGE: 8+ 

DURATION: 1 hour

APPROACH: Self Guided

LOCATION: Town of Ek Balam

COST: Donation

Tour Colonial Valladolid City

Explore the city’s revolutionary past

AGE: All ages

DURATION: 1 - 3 hrs

APPROACH: Self Guided

LOCATION: Valladolid, 30 min drive

Learn Maya Words & Phrases

AGE: 10+

DURATION: 1/2 hour

APPROACH: Local Jr guide

LOCATION: Town of Ek Balam

COST: Donation

AGRICULTURE

Tour ReGenesis Farm

Ancestral wisdom models a sustainable future

AGE: 8+

DURATION: 3 hrs

APPROACH: Guide included

DISTANCE: 15 min drive or cycle

COST: 300 pesos (min 2)

Visit Stingless Maya Beekeeping Farm

with melipona bees & native hives

AGE: All

DURATION: 1- 2 hrs

APPROACH: Guide included

DISTANCE: 30 min drive

COST: Donation

FOOD

Make Tortillas with Guadalupe (participatory) 

AGE: All

DURATION: 1.5 - 2 hrs

APPROACH: Self Guided

LOCATION: Town of Ek Balam

COST: Donation

Make Cacao with Guadalupe participatory) 

AGE: All

DURATION: 1.5 hrs

APPROACH: Self Guided

LOCATION: Town of Ek Balam

COST: Donation

Make your Own Maya Lunch with Gloria (participatory)

AGE: All

DURATION: 1 hour

APPROACH: Self Guided

LOCATION: Town of Ek Balam

COST: materials + donation (min 4 pp)

NATURE & RECREATION

Swim in Cenote Xcanche

Swim, zip line, rappel, cycle or hike

AGE: All

DURATION 3 hrs

APPROACH: Self Guided

DISTANCE: 5 min drive or cycle

COST: 50 pesos

Morning Walks in the Forest around Ek Balam

AGE: 8+

DURATION: 2 - 3 hrs

APPROACH: Self Guided

LOCATION: Town of Ek Balam

Design your own Swimming Safari

6 large cenotes within 25 km of Genesis

AGE: All

APPROACH: Self Guided

DISTANCE: Drive or cycle

COST: 50 - 150 pesos/cenote

See Flamingos & Crocodiles in the Wild

Boat tour to mangrove & salt/mud baths (depending on time of year)

AGE: All

DURATION: 3 hrs

32: Guide included

DISTANCE: 1.5 hr drive

COST: 1,000 pesos/boat (max 6)

ARCHEOLOGY

Climb on Ancient Maya Ruins & Tour Ek Balam Archaeological Site

AGE: All

DURATION: 2 hrs

APPROACH: Guide optional

DISTANCE: 5 min drive, 1/2 hr  cycle

COST: 193 pesos entry

Tour Chichen Itza Archaeological Site

AGE: All

DURATION: 3 - 5 hrs

APPROACH: Guide optional

DISTANCE: 40 min drive

COST: 237 pesos entry

Climb on Ancient Maya Ruins & Tour Coba Archaeological Site

AGE: All

DURATION: 2 - 3 hrs

APPROACH: Guide optional

DISTANCE: 68 min drive

COST: 70 pesos entry