Río Lagartos


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We start our nature adventure with a 2 hrs boat ride in the fishing village of Rio Lagartos, at 104km/64 miles from Valladolid. Because we go early, you'll see a lot of birds before wondering its main attraction: the pink flamingos.


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This ría hosts, besides almost 400 bird species, the largest Mexican pink flamingo colony. You can admire them all year round because here they have the food and the perfect weather to stay.

Mayan bath

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On the way back, you can try a Mayan bath. It's an ancient Mayan tradition for skin care. The natural white clay with salt helps to soften and rejuvenate your skin.

Las Coloradas

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Picture stop at these beautiful Pink lakes.*

Ek Balam

Entrance: 413 pesos.

Archaeological site

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Ek Balam or 'Black Jaguar' is one of the most important archaeological sites of Yucatan.

The main palace is higher than the Kukulcán temple in Chichén Itzá and you still can climb the structures.

Stucco facade

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It's almost intact stucco facade makes it different to all the other Mayan sites.

A guide will tell you everything about this ancient capital city.


*the lakes are not Pink the whole year. There is no exact date.
*Optional entrance fee not included. You can already take nice pictures where we stop.

Time Activity
07:00 am - 07:30-am Pick-up service Valladolid
9:00 am Arrival in Río Lagartos
09:15 am -11:30 am Guided boat tour in the reserve
11:45 am - 12:30pm Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm To Las Coloradas with picture stop
01:30 pm- 03:00 pm To Ek Balam
03:15pm- 05:00 pm Guided tour and free time Ek Balam
05:00 pm- 05:30 pm Back to Valladolid

Price: 95 usd per person.


Children: From 4 - 11 years old: 79 USD per child.

Includes:Transport with a.c., entrance to the park, +-2 hours English guided visit by launch in the natural biosphera of Ría Lagartos, lunch, guideservice Ek Balam.

Not included: Entrance to Ek Balam (153/413 pesos) drinks at lunch and optional entrance Coloradas. Tips are appreciated.


Minimum: 3 people (If only 2 people on the tour, 25usd more per person).

For a more personalized service, we leave in small groups of maximum 14 people.

Pick-up service included from Valladolid: Between 7:00 am - 7:30 am

We recommend you to make a reservation by sending us an e-mail. The first one who books a tour on a certain day, that day will be the tour for all customers.

Payment Payment for booking is with Paypal, up to 1 week before the tour. Only cash at arrival for due amount. More details in ‘Contact’.

We don't get commissions in the places we visit!! We don't bother you with stopping at shops to let you buy souvenirs. So you will pay a correct price.

Recommended for all ages

We recommend you to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sport shoes or sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Rain jacket
  • Bottle of water
  • Toilet paper
  • Backpack
  • Camera
  • Cash to pay the entrances
  • Good humor

*We recommend you not to apply insect repellent or sunscreen before entering the cenotes