Private Excursion to Ek Balam and Rio Lagartos

2 Ratings
Duration 10-12 Hours
Difficulty easy
Max. participants 12
Language English, Spanish, German, French


Private Excursion Ek Balam and Rio Lagartos Boat Tour

UNESCO World Heritage Ek Balam and a Boat Tour in Rio Lagartos

This Private Excursion to Ek Balam and Rio Lagartos is the best combination to explore the highlights of Yucatan. The Mayan ruins Ek Balam are well preserved and show the former power of the ancient Maya.

At Rio Lagartos you can see the salt lagoons that are important for the eco-system. Flamingos can be seen in the pink water and the sun reflects in the salt. Relax on a boat trip at Las Coloradas in the adjacent national park.

Avoid the crowds and choose our Private Excursion to and Ek Balam and Rio Lagartos - with your personal tour guide!! Our tour guides are SECTUR certified tour guides (Mexican Secretary of Tourism) with many years of experience.

  • Mayan Ruins Ek Balam: UNESCO heritage with the famous portal of the snakes
  • Boat Tour at Rio Lagartos: Enjoy mangroves, flamigoes and crocodiles in their natural environment
  • Salt Lagoons of Las Coloradas: Lakes with an amazing pink color

Our Private Ek Balam and Rio Lagartos Excursion allows you to pick from the attractions you want to see during this tour. See the beautiful Mayan ruins Ek Balam and relax on the Boat Tour at Rio Lagartos.

Starting from just two participants, enjoy your Private Tour to Ek Balam and Rio Lagartos.


Our private excursion to Ek Balam and Rio Lagartos includes

  • Private transportation
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Pick up from the hotel or an agreed meeting point
  • Water in the vehicle
  • 12 hour tour from Playa del Carmen
  • Entrance fees to Ek Balam
  • Boat Tour at Rio Lagartos
  • Detailed tour in the archaeological site Ek Balam
  • Lunch (drinks excluded)

Excluded features

  • Tips
  • Drinks in the restaurant
  • Souvenirs


Private Excursions to Ek Balam and Rio Lagartos:

Mayan Ruins Ek Balam - Boat Tour Rio Lagartos – Las Coloradas

This private Tour to Ek Balam and Rio Lagartos is one of the best Excursions in Mexico, combining the "must-sees" of Yucatan. It is a private experience that allows you to create or adjust for your own, perfect adventure.

Let us make your Private Ek Balam and Rio Lagartos Excursion the highlight of your vacation. From our meeting point we take you straight to the archeological site Ek Balam. It takes about two and a half hours from Playa del Carmen to get there.

Private Excursion to Ek Balam and Rio Lagartos: The Mayan Ruins Ek Balam

We go directly from your hotel to Mayan site Ek Balam. It takes about two hours and a half to get there. In Ek Balam, the Acropolis rises majestically above the others, very well-preserved structures. Here we enjoy an indescribable view from above of the archeological site and the surrounding jungle. The platforms on the way up have various surprises. For example, the snake gate is perfectly preserved and a wonderful photo opportunity.

Private Excursion to Ek Balam and Rio Lagartos: Boat Tour in the National Reserve

The Rio Lagartos nature reserve is home to a unique flora and fauna. On a boat tour through the lagoons we observe birds such as flamingos, pelicans or eagles. While driving through the mangroves, we may also spot a crocodile that is well hidden waiting for prey.

Private excursion to Ek Balam and Rio Lagartos: Las Coloradas salt lagoons

The bay of Las Coloradas has long been used for salt production. Due to the high salt content, the water sparkles rosa and pink in the sun. Have your camera ready, amazing pictures are waiting for you.

This excursion is a full day excursion and we will be back in Playa del Carmen around 6:00 p.m.

Meeting place

Pick up from your hotel or as agreed.

What should I bring?

  • Light clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear and things to change
  • Bathing shoes or flip-flops (to walk in the cenotes)
  • Towel
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat
  • If necessary, a light rain coat
  • Please use only biodegradable sunscreen in the Yucatan peninsula and help to protect corals and water quality. In the cenotes, you may not apply sunscreen, if needed, you may use a rash or shirt.
  • Camera, charged
  • Money for souvenirs, food and drinks
  • Tips

More Information

The travel time from Playa del Carmen to Ek Balam is at least two hours. This should be taken into account when planning your excursion.

Cancellation policy

  • With the reservation we charge a deposit of $ 10 per person. We keep these as administration fees for "no-show" guests.

In the following situation we refund the deposit:

  • Cancellation of vacation (Please let us know at least two weeks before the excursion)

If you have to cancel the excursion for whatever reason, we ask to be informed immediately. If we are able to sell your reservation elsewhere, we will refund the deposit.

With the reservation we need a contact number to be able to inform you about possible changes.

Why Leon Tours?

  • Small or private groups 
    Our tours are either private or small group excursions.

  • Certified tour guides 
    Our tour guides have the required SECTUR (Secretary of tourism in Mexico) certifications

  • Quality Service and Support
    Enjoy our excellent customer service. We have local knowledge and love to give you recommendations

  • Locally owned family business
    If you book through Leon Tours,  you will support local businesses. We use local guides wherever possible

  • Book with confidence
    We spent many years in building up our online presence. Follow us on Trip Advisor or Facebook

  • Small refundable deposit
    We charge only a small deposit to secure your reservation

  • Mexico Experts
    We strive to give you the best service and bring you to the most beautiful places.


Beautiful by Jana S.

We always wanted to see famous Ek Balam. The combination with the boat tour is just perfect and salt lakes amazing. 100% recommended!!

Perfect Tour by Inga M.

We enjoyed this tour so much. Our guide was very knowledgable and funny. Thank you Leon Tours!!