Rio Lagartos Flamingo Preserve



ADULTS: $140.00 $125.00  KIDS (5-11): $110.00 $
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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.

Visit natural pink salt baths, 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.

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

  • All Taxes

Bring: Swimsuit, Biodegradable Sunblock, Camera, comfortable shoes, extra clothes, towel, water, sunglasses, $3.00 per person for Entrance Fee to Rio Lagartos and extra money for souvenirs.

Schedule:  Mondays, Tuesdays  and Thursday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. We can take groups of 6 or more on any day of the week.  Exact pick-up time will depend on the location of your hotel and will be shown on your confirmation. 

Duration: 11 hours approximately, not including hotel pick-ups.

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.

To make a reservation:  Click "Book Now" at the top of the page.  You will receive a voucher via e-mail within 24 hours (in most cases) that you will print out and bring with you to Playa del Carmen.

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