RIO LAGARTOS FLAMINGO PRESERVE
RIO LAGARTOS & EK BALAM
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Visit Rio Lagartos: an ecological wonderland where flamingos outnumber people, and natural salt baths flow from the earth. Home to 375 different species of birds, Rio Lagartos, is perhaps the greatest spot for birdwatching in all of Mexico.
In this tour, we will visit Ek Balam too, one of the great Mayan Ruins sites positioned at the Northern end of the Yucatan peninsula. Ek Balam is much less crowded than most major ruins sites and is one of the few where you can still climb the great pyramid.
You'll totally fall in love with the amazing pink color lagoon; it is located at 150 km from Cancun. Its pink color is due to the high concentration of salt, sun, and microorganisms.
We'll start at Rio Lagartos, where we'll take a small boat ride through the mangrove-lined waterways, spotting dozens of varieties of birds, crocodiles, cranes, grey and white pelicans, ibises and of course the dazzling pink flamingos.
Then we'll stop to see the salt mines; approximately 12 miles of pink lakes. After enjoying a delicious lunch, we'll head to Ek Balam, where we'll take a tour to the Mayan Ruins site, including the Acropolis and its amazing carvings and walls. The last stop is the Mayan Village of Hunuku, where we'll have a chance to get to know the Mayan traditions and see how the local people live today.
Round trip transportation from your Riviera Maya Hotel.
Small, Personal Groups for an Enlightening Experience
Multilingual Naturalist Guide
Entrance Fees to Ek Balam
Hot Cooked Lunch
Boat Ride through Rio Lagartos
Guided tour of the Ek Balam Mayan Ruins and Las Coloradas
- Biodegradable Sunblock
- Sunglasses and Hat for Sun Protection
- Swimsuit and Towel
- Comfortable Shoes
- Extra Clothes
$10.00 Cash for Docking & Park Fees
- Extra Money for Souvenirs
Schedule: Thursdays and Sundays at 6:00 AM. Exact pick-up time will depend on the location of your hotel, but will be specified on your confirmation.
Duration: 10 Hours Approximately.
Departure: Complimentary Pick-up all Riviera Maya hotels located from Cancun to Playa del Carmen. Pick-up at hotels south of Playa del Carmen is available only for groups of 6 or more. Otherwise you will need to meet the tour in Playa del Carmen.
Kids: All ages are welcome. Kids prices apply to ages 5-11. Kids under 5 enter free.
NO CANCELLATION FEE - You can change the date of your tour or cancel up to 48 hours in advance of the tour with no cancellation fee or other charges. No risk, no worries.
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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