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.
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
■ Ek Balam Visitors Centre
■ History of Ek Balam
■ Defensive Wall
■ Entrance Arch
■ Mayan Ballgame
■ Ball court
■ Ceremonial Circular Steam Bath
■ 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.
FREE DEMO vs FULL ACCESS:
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.
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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.
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