RIO LAGARTOS & EK BALAM RUINS
Declared “Biosphere Reserve,” with 60,000 hectares, Río Lagartos, located 2.5 hours from Mérida (230 kms) and from Playa del Carmen, and 1.5 hours from Chichén Itzá, hosts the largest American flamingo population in México. They build their nests in the spring and summer.
Its coastal lagoons are areas of seasonal rest and winter territory for flocks of migratory and local birds, with a current record of 388 different bird species in the area. The beaches offer habitat for nesting of Carey and white marine turtles.
Río Lagartos is famous for its flamingo colonies and variety of bird species. To sum it up, this is a great place for bird watchers and adventure ecotourism.
Ek Balam is a unique, interesting and lesser-known Mayan Ruins site with impressive structures that is surrounded by dense jungle and located just north of the colonial city of Valladolid in the centre of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, making it a convenient place to explore on a half-day trip from Valladolid. If you enjoy visiting quieter and lesser-frequented ruins sites, then you will love exploring the ruins of Ek Balam!
After exploring and climbing the ruins at Ek Balam, head to the gorgeous and nearby Cenote X’Canche (located just 1.5 miles along a gravel path from the ruins parking lot) for a refreshing swim at this natural and serene cenote.
Exploring the ruins in such a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere while being surrounded by the beautiful jungle it's an amazing experience.
TOUR FREQUENCY: MONDAY - TUESDAY - THURSDAY
Departure h. 7:10 am from the hotel
A trip in the heart of Rio Lagartos biosphere, where with small boats we discover a fascinating reserve of pelicans, crocodiles and pink flamingos. After a delicious meal we go to visit Ek-Balam archeological site in the hidden Yucatan jungle.
Included: A/C minibus, rich lunch with fresh seafood, include drinks.