Rio Lagartos & Ek Balam Tour

Enjoy a private tour to Rio Lagartos & Ek Balam. (75)
Private Tours from $365


Rio Lagartos & Ek Balam Tour

The best combination of nature and culture. Approximately 43,000 flamingos have been recorded in the Yucatan Peninsula, most of them nest and breed in the reserve of the Rio Lagartos Biosphere. During the tour your guide will point out and help identify some of the many species of birds that live and visit the area like: Great blue heron, tiger heron, snowy white egrets, darters, spoonbills, frigates, white ibis,Common black eagle, ospreys, storks, kingfishers... a total of 395 species of birds live and visit the reserve. Ek Balam is characterized by its beauty. It's the most recently open to the public archaeological site and therefore the least visited. Research in this ancient Mayan city still continues and there are still new discoveries. The stucco mural is unique and you can see how the Maya decorated their buildings.

Prices per Group for the Tour

#People 1-3 4-7 8-12 13-16
Price $ 365.00 $ 405.00 $ 485.00 $ 565.00

Additional information

  • This tour is available on daily basis.
  • You can climb temples at Ek Balam
  • There is a fee to use video-camera inside the archeological site.

What's included

  • Private transportation on A/C vehicle
  • Certified bilingual guide
  • Tollroad fees
  • Free time at the Mayan Ruins
  • Cooler with ice & purified water.

Not included

  • Food & Beverages at the restaurant
  • Entrance fee to the Cenote
  • Entrance fees to Ek Balam
  • Boat Tour at Rio Lagartos
  • Tips


Suggested itinerary
6:00 a.m. Pick up at your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya.
Along the way, we can stop to use the bathrooms and buy something light for breakfast (juice, coffee and sweet rolls). After that, we headed straight to Rio Lagartos.
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Arrival at Rio Lagartos and boat ride of the biosphere including a visit to the sea salt mines and the pink lagoon.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Time for lunch, we recommend to stop at San felipe for a seafood lunch.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Guided tour of Ek Balam Ruins and free time to climb the great Acropolis and take photos.
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Arrival to your hotel.
Pick Up's: Transportation is available in most hotels in Cancun. The exact pick-up will be sent after booking



What to bring

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Bring some cash for drinks and souvenirs
  • Camera
  • Cap or hat
  • Sunglasses


Changes, Refunds and Cancellations

  • Changes must be made at least 24 hrs ahead at no extra cost, subject to availability.
  • Cancellations made more than 48 hours ahead = 100% refund
  • Cancellations made between 36-48 hrs = 80% refund.
  • Cancellations made between 24-36 hrs = 50% refund.
  • Cancellations made ​​less than 24 hours = no refund.
  • No Show = no refund (Option to reschedule at no extra fee, subject to availability)