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Ek Balam Rio Lagartos Las Coloradas Private

Ek Balam Rio Lagartos Las Coloradas Private
Ek Balam Rio Lagartos Las Coloradas Private

Discover one of the highlights of the Yucatan peninsula with this adventure and a culture-filled trip to Ek’ Balam, the Rio Lagartos Biosphere, and the Pink Lakes.

Get to know first the ancient Mayan site of Ek’ Balam, or of the “Black Jaguar” and go back to the classic historical period of the Mayans through the explanations of your professional guide.

You will then head to the Rio Lagartos Biosphere to catch a boat and watch various species of birds like herons, fishing eagles, and the famous flamingos but also maybe some inhabitants of the mangrove such as crocodiles or raccoons.

You will arrive at the famous Las Coloradas or “Magenta Waters” these pink lakes colored by seaweed, plankton, and shrimps, and learn more about its use by the Mayans.

You will be able to take a traditional Mayan mud bath, rinse at a private beach and enjoy a great seafood meal at the Rio Lagartos restaurant.

DEPARTURE TIME Pick up at your hotel between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM for a prompt departure.
RETURN TIME Approximately 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. (Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya)
WEAR Comfortable light casual clothing, tennis shoes, flip-flops or sandals for water activities, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (preferably biodegradable) and insect repellant (preferably biodegradable). Swimsuit is also highly recommended.
Best Maya Tours Professional Guide

Transportation in an air-conditioned and comfortable van.

All entrance fees.


Meal Buffet : Local fish, chicken fajitas. rice, mashed potatoes, salads, beverages.

(Vegetarian option available)

Snacks & Water

Biodegradable unscreen
Insect repellent
Tips for guides

Other recommendations : we recommend you to bring anything to protect you from the sun, such as sunglasses, hats, light clothing.

Don’t forget to also bring your camera to catch pictures of these unforgettable views and moments !

Note : There are no ATM machines in this area and many vendors do not accept credit cards. For your personal expenses, make sure you bring enough cash money.

The guides, drivers and waiters also always appreciate tips for their excellent service and it is also thanks to them that you will leave with great memories !

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Frequently Asked Questions

To enter Ek Balam, you’ll need to pay 413 pesos (around $22 USD)/person.

Ekʼ Balam is a pre-Columbian archaeological site belonging to the Maya civilization of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. It is located in the present day Temozón municipality, Yucatán State, Mexico, and lies 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Valladolid and 56 kilometres (35 mi) northeast of Chichen Itza.

Additional information

Ticket typeAdult 12 – 99, Child 4-11 yrs, Infant 0-3 yrs

8.00 AM – 10.00 AM: Transportation to Ek' Balam


10:00 AM – 11.00 AM: Tour of Ek' Balam

Immerse yourself in the fantastic past of this archeological site through the explanations of our private guide and wander among the ruins.


11.00 AM – 2.00 PM: Rio Lagartos Biosphere and Las Coloradas

Learn about the Rio Lagartos Biosphere before embarking on a boat to sightsee and photography the different species of fauna and flora of the biosphere. Discover more about the importance of biodiversity and sustainability through this amazing journey in the biosphere.


2.30 PM – 3:30 PM: Lunch

Enjoy a wonderful meal at the Rio Lagartos restaurant, where you will be able to discover different specialties of fishes and seafood.


3.30 PM – 5:30 PM: Transportation back to your hotel

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews

This tour will stay in my core memories forever, i will tell About that to my grandchildrens (im 28) the story will be about pelicans, crocodiles, seaguls in their own world, it was just wow. Rio Lagartos will be for long time my best place i ever visited. Thanks to our guide Salvador and our captain of the boat, im sorry i forget the name :/ i can recommed this tour to everyone visiting Mexico ! 🙂


We had a great time with tour Gide ,Salvador.
A full day private tour to Ek balam , Rio lagartos was awesome . After the tour I got the many photos which were taken by the guide.


Thank you Mayumi!


All I can say is WOW! We did a full day private tour with Sal and it couldn’t have been better. From visiting Ek Balam to the pink salt flats to a great lunch of fresh seafood to seeing flamingos in the wild to a boat trip through Rio Lagartos, everything exceeded our expectations.

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