Ek Balam GPS Tour Guide Cancun 4+

Self-Guided GPS Narrated Tours

Cancun Day Trips

    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Welcome to the narrated walking tour of Ek Balam, City of Black Jaguar by Action Tour Guide!

Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide? This app offers a fully-guided experience - just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn, fully-guided tour.

Ek Balam:
Ancient tombs, Jaguar warriors, and a long-dead civilization… no, it’s not a Hollywood film, it’s real! Even better, you can see it for yourself!

Dig into the fascinating story of Ek Balam, where the Mayans preserved the tombs of their kings. Don’t worry, you won’t find any spring-loaded traps here! What you will find are remnants of an ancient civilization still shrouded in mystery. Explore the magnificent Ek Balam pyramid, the wall carvings which have weathered the ravages of time, and the tombs of once-mighty rulers, all while learning about the history and culture of Maya.

We’ll also dive deep into the arrival of the Spanish, their struggles with the Mayans, and the eventual downfall of Maya. There’s so much ancient history crammed into this place, we guarantee you’ll be captivated from the moment you set foot on these hallowed grounds.

This comprehensive tour of Cancun’s Ek Balam includes:

■ Welcome to Ek Balam
■ Civilization
X’Canche Cenote
■ Ek Balam Visitors Centre
■ History of Ek Balam
■ Sacbe
■ Defensive Wall
■ Entrance Arch
■ Mayan Ballgame
■ Ball court
■ Ceremonial Circular Steam Bath
■ Religion
■ Architecture
■ The Acropolis
■ Hieroglyphic Serpents
■ The Tomb
■ Top of the Pyramid
■ South Plaza


■ Award-winning platform
The app, which has been featured on Thrillist, was the recipient of the “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use Action Tour Guide for over a million tours per year.

■ Plays automatically
The app knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays audio automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line.

■ Fascinating stories
Be immersed in an engaging, accurate, and entertaining story about each point of interest. The stories are professionally narrated and prepared by local guides. Most stops also have additional stories that you can optionally choose to hear.

■ Works offline
No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed while taking the tour. Download over Wi-Fi/Data Network before your tour.

■ Freedom of travel
No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move along past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.


Check out the totally free demo to get an idea of what this tour is all about. If you like it, purchase the tour to get full access to all of the stories.


■ Download ahead of time, over data or WiFi.
■ Be sure the phone battery is fully charged, or take an external battery pack.

Additional tours of México’s Mayan Ruins near Cancun now available!

■ Tulum Ruins
Explore the intriguing history of the Tulum Ruins while strolling through its temples. Dive into Tulum’s history and learn about its rise to power, its significance as a port, the small but famous temple of frescoes, and its unique hurricane warning technology.

Chichen Itza:
Unearth the secrets of the advanced Mayan culture by exploring this famous archaeological site. This comprehensive self-guided tour will guide you through Chichen Itza’s iconic step pyramid El Castillo, explore the Great Ball Court, and discover the ancient Mayan culture.

■ Coba Ruins
Explore this ancient ruin which boasts the largest network of sacbe (white stone roads) in the world, learn about the ancient Mayans and their culture, and unearth the mystery, significance, and history of Coba.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. This app uses your location service and GPS tracking feature to allow real-time tracking of your route.

What’s New

Version 2.2

New Combo Tour Added.
Background Download.
Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Smart Dude61 ,

Third nice app in Cancún from this company

We used Chichen Itza and Tulum app from this company before. This is the third app we used. Like the other two, it is very nice and useful. We downloaded the app at the hotel and went over the stories the previous night. At the site, there is no cellular or WiFi. GPS worked fine and we could follow the line and listen to the stories.

Climbing the pyramid was a lot of fun. Half way to the top are the most interesting structures. All the way on the top has a great view. Coming down is harder. Try zig zag while coming down.

Since, we had the app, we did not spend $$ for a guide. It was a pleasant experience.

Developer Response ,

Glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

Max Dyckhoff ,

Really adds a lot to the experience

We used this app for touring both Ek Balam and the Tulum ruins. It added a lot to the experience, giving detailed and we'll narrated information, while not being overly verbose. The interface isn't the best, but it's functional and simple enough to understand.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review! So glad to hear you enjoyed your tour. In future updates, we’re aiming to add more exciting features (perhaps AR!) and a more beautiful interface. Thanks again!

OceanStateOfMind ,

Excellent guide

The GPS triggering is very useful - we got all the useful information just by walking over to the “pin” on the map. They give you a route to follow from one pin to the next. I would recommend this over the guide any day... a LOT of info

Developer Response ,

Glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

In-App Purchases

Ek Balam English Walking Tour
Upgraded Tour with Text, Images & Audio
Chichen English Tour
Upgraded Tour with Text, Images & Audio
Tulum English Tour
Upgraded Tour with Text, Images & Audio
Chichen Spanish Tour
Upgraded Tour with Text, Images & Audio
Tulum Spanish Tour
Upgraded Tour with Text, Images & Audio

App Privacy

The developer, Cancun Day Trips, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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