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.

The Beach / Source

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After the mayan bath, you can rinse yourself in a refreshing water source in the river.

Ek Balam

Entrance: 206 pesos.

Archeological site

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Ek Balam or 'Black Jaguar' is one of the most important archeological 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.


Time Activity
07:00 am - 07:30-am Pick-up service
8:45 am Arrival in Río Lagartos
09:00 am -11:45 am Boat tour in the reserve
12:00 am - 12:45pm Lunch
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Trip to Ek Balam
02:15 pm- 04:15 pm Guided tour and free time Ek Balam
04:45pm- 05:15 pm Optional visit tequila destillerie
05:15 pm- 05:30 pm Back to Valladolid

Price: 89 usd per person.


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

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

Not included: Entrance to Ek Balam (132/206 pesos) and tips.


Minimum: 3 people (if only 2 people, 25 USD extra per person).

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

Pick-up service included: Between7:20 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 (only cash: pesos, usd. 4 banks in Valladolid) is here in Valladolid, the day(s) before the trip.

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