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Private Tour: Ek Balam and Pink Flamingoes Sanctuary with Photographer from Cancun, Tulum or Riviera Maya

Cancun, Mexico

From $362.67

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Visit an ancient Maya city and a coastal bird sanctuary on a full-day, private tour with transport from hotels in Cancun, Tulum, or the Rivera Maya that includes all entrance fees. Travel with a photographer guide for professional images of the trip, as you explore El Balam, spot flocks of flamingos, and tour the Rio Lagartos mangroves by boat.
  • Private tour from the Caribbean coast
  • See ancient architecture in a jungle setting
  • Visit an important bird sanctuary
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel
  • Entrance fees included
  • USB drive of images included
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Professional guide and photographer
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private transportation
Private Boat
Entrance Fee
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Souvenir (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
All hotels in Cancún and Riviera Maya

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Get an early start on the day with morning pickup at your hotel, then travel inland by private vehicle to Ek Balam, a well-preserved Maya city surrounded by thick jungle. See the elaborate plaster decorations that cover the tomb of King Ukit Kan Lek Tok, and learn the stories behind the fierce guardians of the ‘Kingdom of the Dead.’

Continue to the Gulf Coast, which is an important stop for migratory birds in the Caribbean, and ideal for watching wildlife. Take a boat tour through the mangroves, where you may be able to spot cayman crocodiles at the edge of the water. See where enormous flocks of bright-pink flamingos gather to feed in the shallow, salty water, along with cormorants, herons, and some of Rio Lagarto’s many other birds.

Throughout the day, the photographer/guide will take pictures of your experience, so you can focus on exploring the Yucatan, then bring home a USB drive of high-quality images. After visiting Rio Lagartos, conclude the tour with return transfer to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ek Balam
Your tour begins with early hotel pickup in the morning. Your guide not only will tell you about Ek Balam and Río lagartos but will also catch your best moments during the trip. First, you'll visit Ek Balam. Lost in the jungle, this place has the mysterious "angels" sculptures who guard the entrance to the "kingdom of the dead" in the form of the mouth of a rattlesnake. See the main buildings of this archaeological site and learn from your guide about the most recent restoration work done. Your photographer guide will take the best pictures of you and your group so you don't have to worry about this and simply enjoy the place.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Las Coloradas
Then, head into the Gulf Coast and take a boat ride to one of the most beautiful nature reserves of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Rio Lagartos
Sailing mangroves, you'll watch a reserve of birds in their natural habitat, you will see the Cayman crocodiles, and after a walk around, you will be able to experience a natural spa. Your photographer and you will choose the best shots here as well.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Bring sunscreen and repellent
  • Do not forget a hat, swimsuit and towel
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Trip To Mexico

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Ek Balam and Pink Flamingoes Sanctuary with Photographer from Cancun, Tulum or Riviera Maya?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Ek Balam and Pink Flamingoes Sanctuary with Photographer from Cancun, Tulum or Riviera Maya.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Ek Balam and Pink Flamingoes Sanctuary with Photographer from Cancun, Tulum or Riviera Maya?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Ek Balam and Pink Flamingoes Sanctuary with Photographer from Cancun, Tulum or Riviera Maya.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Ek Balam and Pink Flamingoes Sanctuary with Photographer from Cancun, Tulum or Riviera Maya?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Ek Balam and Pink Flamingoes Sanctuary with Photographer from Cancun, Tulum or Riviera Maya.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Ek Balam and Pink Flamingoes Sanctuary with Photographer from Cancun, Tulum or Riviera Maya?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Ek Balam and Pink Flamingoes Sanctuary with Photographer from Cancun, Tulum or Riviera Maya.

Product code: 9483P73

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