Rio Lagartos Flamingo Preserve



ADULTS: $177.00 $125.00  KIDS (5-11): $163.00 $99.00 - YOU SAVE 30% !

In this amazing experience you will visit the magical mexican pink lakes located in the Yucatan Peninsula. It's pink color is due the high concentration of salt, sun and microorganisms. You can't miss this unique trip in a boat ride whre you will see a variety of animals such as, birds, cocodriles flamingos and so much more!

Did you know that Rio Lagartos is a natural reserve on UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve list? Part of our Sustainable Tourism series of excursions in Playa del Carmen, this eco tour will take you to the far reaches of the Yucatan, where flamingos outnumber people: the Rio Lagartos Flamingo Preserve.  Here you'll become one with the natural environment.

You will enjoy a home cooked meal by a local Mayan fisherman in his home, visit the amazing Ek Balam Mayan Ruins site, and also embrace the local Mayan village of Hunuku, where you will see how the local Mayans live today.

Ek Balam Mayan Ruins

Rio Lagartos Tour

Ek Balam Mayan Ruins

See also our Private Chichen Itza with Ik Kil & Ek Balam Tour

Approximate Itinerary:

7:00 AM - After hotel pickup, we depart for Rio Lagartos

9:30 AM - Pit stop in the Mayan village of Valladolid for restrooms and browsing the local artesian handicrafts.

10:30 AM - Arrive Rio Lagartos, begin boat tour through the Mangrove-lined Waterways, watching for birds and other wildlife.

12:30 PM - Delicious Home-cooked meal at local fisherman's hut.

2:15 PM - Depart for Ek Balam

3:00 PM - Arrive Ek Balam, Tour the Ruins

4:00 PM - Depart Ek Balam

4:15 PM - Arrive at Hunuku Mayan Village.

5:10 PM - Depart for the Riviera Maya

6:00 PM - Drop-off at your hotel.

Cruise Passengers:  This tour is not compatible with most cruise ship schedules.


  • Round trip transportation from your Riviera Maya Hotel.

  • Multilingual Naturalist Guide

  • Entrance Fees to Ek Balam

  • Hot Cooked Dinner with Soft Drink

  • Boat Ride through Rio Lagartos

  • Guided tour of Las Coloradas

  • All Taxes


  • Camera
  • Biodegradable Sunblock, Sunglasses and Hat for Sun Protection
  • Swimsuit and Towel
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Extra Clothes
  • Water
  • $10.00 Cash for Docking & Park Fees

  • Extra Money for Souvenirs

Schedule:  Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at around 7:00 AM (Exact Pick-Up Time Will Be Specified in Your Confirmation).

Duration: 13 Hours Approximately, Including Transportation.

Departure: Complimentary Pickup from your Playa del Carmen hotel.

Kids:  All ages are welcome.  Kids prices apply to ages 5-11.  Kids under 5 are free.

NO-RISK WEATHER POLICY - If the weather is bad and the tour cannot go out for any reason, you will receive a 100% refund. No risk, no worries!

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