Ruins of Ek-Balam and Lizard River

Cultural & Theme Tours in Playa del Carmen

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Be amazed with the archaeological site of Ek-Balam. Explore and scale each of its wonderful structures. After the cultural and archaeological visit,  we will navigate through the “Rio Lagartos” lagoon, where you’ll be able to observe the landscape and animals of this natural beauty (This round trip last about two or three hours, in which you can see many species of birds and lizards). We will also visit the pink colored lagoons "LAS COLORADAS", where you can take a natural exfoliant bath of white mud (This visit last as long as you wish so you can fully enjoy your exfoliation). In the Last stop, have a great meal at the popular restaurant "Vaselina", located in the port of San Felipe.
The tour starts between 7:30 and 9:00, depending on how long it will take to pick you up at your hotel and take you to the departure spot to join the group. Once a group is formed, we will drive to the archaeological site Ek-Balam. On the road, our guide will give us a brief talk about the site and its highlights, as an introduction for later explanations on its  history; once we get there you can learn about the Mayan culture and climb some of its splendid structures. After visiting Ek-Balam, we will drive to “Rio Lagartos” and navigate through its natural passage, where you’ll be able to see many species of birds, lizards and other animals. (This round trip last from two to three hours). The next stop is the salty pink lagoons "Las Coloradas", where you can take an exfoliating bath in its white sand and wash out the mud in the beach.  You will enjoy a great view and your skin will look amazing after a bath with a natural exfoliant. (This visit last as much as you wish). The last stop is the typical restaurant "Vaselina", located in the popular port of San Felipe, where you can have a great meal and drinks (the tour includes the first meal and drink, after that it will be charged according to the restorant services). Once your get reloaded in San Felipe, To finish this day trip, we will take you back to your hotel and await you for more adventures and excellent experiences.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Admission ticket
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • River cruise
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)