rio lagartos 01Visit Rio Lagartos and Las Coloradas at the Golf of Mexico where more than 40.000 Flamingos are living. Go on a boat trip at sunrise to see the Flamingos and all the other amazing birds nesting in the mangroves at Rio Lagartos, see crocodiles and the Salinas, where even the ancient Mayans harvested their salt. Visit the old colonial city of Valladolid to go swimming in the beautiful Cenote Zaci and have a Mexican lunch at a local restaurant. 

 

 What will you see?

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Rio Lagartos (Crocodile River)

Sleepy Río Lagartos (Alligator River) is a fishing village that also boasts the densest concentration of flamingos in Mexico, supposedly more than 40.000 flamingos are living there. Lying within the Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Lagartos, this mangrove-lined estuary shelters bird species, including snowy egrets, red egrets, tiger herons, and snowy white ibis, as well as the crocodiles that gave the town its name. The Maya knew the place as Holkobén and used it as a rest stop on their way to Las Coloradas, a shallow part of the vast estuary that stretches east almost to the border of Quintana Roo. There they extracted precious salt from the waters, a process that continues on a much vaster scale today. Spanish explorers mistook the narrowing of the ría (estuary) for a río (river) and the crocs for alligators, hence the name Alligator River (Rio Lagartos) At sunrise you will embark for a 1,5-hour tour in a fishing boat and leave for the mangroves to see the flamingos and all the other birds, nesting in Rio Lagartos. You will see crocodiles and the Colorados where I will explain how they harvest the sea salt.

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Cenote Zaci 01Cenote Zaci
In the center of the old colonial city, Valladolid is Cenote Zaci where you'll go for a swim to refresh yourself before you go to the restaurant for lunch.

 

valladolid restaurant 02Restaurant Las Campanas
Enjoy a delicious lunch Maya style in a beautiful restaurant with an amazing view of the cathedral. You can choose between Maya specialties like Cochinita Pibil or Pollo Pibil, accompanied by rice or tortillas. 1 soda is included.

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Details

Duration:
03:30 am - 3:00 pm
Transportation:
VAN with A/C

What is included?

  • transportation
  • entrance fees
  • expert guides
  • lunch

What is not included?

  • beverages at lunch
  • tips
 

What to bring?

  • bathing suit
  • towels
  • sun lotion
  • bug spray
  • pocket money

Availability

Please check availabiltiy first before making your reservation.

Pricelist

 

# PERSONSPRICE per Person
1 $ 499.00
2 $ 289.00
3 $ 219.00
4 $ 199.00
5 $ 179.00
6 $ 159.00

 

tukan 2All prices are calculated for pick ups in Playa del Carmen. For pickups from hotels south and north of Playa del Carmen an additional charge of 50,- US per tour, for pick ups from Tulum and Cancun 100.- US, for Playa Mujeres 150,- US and Costa Mujeres 175,- US  per tour applies, payable at pick up.

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