Ek Balam, Rio Lagartos, and Tequila Private Tour from Cancun

13 hr

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This 13-hour day trip takes you from your hotel in Cancun inland to the recently excavated ruins of Ek Balam, a Mayan city full of carvings, tombs, wall paintings, and mysteries. Visit a tequila factory for a tasting, enjoy lunch, then head to Rio Lagartos, the Yucatan's famous pink lake—a mineral-rich lagoon where you can take a healing mud bath before cleansing off in the Gulf of Mexico. This private tour by air-conditioned minivan includes...
This 13-hour day trip takes you from your hotel in Cancun inland to the recently excavated ruins of Ek Balam, a Mayan city full of carvings, tombs, wall paintings, and mysteries. Visit a tequila factory for a tasting, enjoy lunch, then head to Rio Lagartos, the Yucatan's famous pink lake—a mineral-rich lagoon where you can take a healing mud bath before cleansing off in the Gulf of Mexico. This private tour by air-conditioned minivan includes entrance fees, bottled water, hotel pickup and drop-off, and a private historian guide.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
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Stop At: 20-minute drive from Valladolid on highway 295, direction Tizimin, Ek Balam Village Mexico

The ancient city of Ek Balam, named after its last governor, Black Jaguar, is one of the last discovered Mayan cities and opened to the public only recently. You will see the places where sacrifices were performed, climb the Acropolis - the governor’s palace, considered the biggest Mayan monument so far, and try to resolve the altar’s mystery, which guards the entrance to the kingdom of dead.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rio Lagartos, Unnamed Road, Río Lagartos, Yuc., Mexico

The biosphere reserve Ria Lagartos, where we will wade through the mangroves on small boats, observing flocks of flamingos, Cayman crocodiles and other inhabitants of the reserve searching of the symbol of good luck – the "sea cockroach".

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Las Coloradas, Rio...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: 20-minute drive from Valladolid on highway 295, direction Tizimin, Ek Balam Village Mexico

The ancient city of Ek Balam, named after its last governor, Black Jaguar, is one of the last discovered Mayan cities and opened to the public only recently. You will see the places where sacrifices were performed, climb the Acropolis - the governor’s palace, considered the biggest Mayan monument so far, and try to resolve the altar’s mystery, which guards the entrance to the kingdom of dead.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rio Lagartos, Unnamed Road, Río Lagartos, Yuc., Mexico

The biosphere reserve Ria Lagartos, where we will wade through the mangroves on small boats, observing flocks of flamingos, Cayman crocodiles and other inhabitants of the reserve searching of the symbol of good luck – the "sea cockroach".

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Las Coloradas, Rio Lagartos Mexico

Las Coloradas. It’s a valley of pink lakes. Due to the high content of minerals and salts, the water gains a special pink color and its consistency is like one of the Dead Sea.

Duration: 2 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional certificated guide
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Rio Lagartos
  • Entry/Admission - Las Coloradas
  • Round-trip private transport by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Ek Balam
  • Sweet snack, soft drinks & 2 cans of beer/per person
Not Included
  • Towels
  • Tips
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from any accommodation (hotel, apartment, AirBnb, hostal, etc) in Cancun, on Riviera Maya, in Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal or Tulum is included in the price.

6:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.