See a migratory bird sanctuary, the ancient Maya city of Ek Balam and a traditional Maya village on a full-day tour that goes off the beaten track to explore the Yucatan’s history, wildlife, and culture. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel and a boat trip through the Gulf Coast mangroves.
We visit one of the Yucatan Peninsula’s most unique places, Río Lagartos, which is a small fishing village on the northern shores of the Yucatán Peninsula known for its incredibly diverse wildlife. Its most popular attraction is its nature reserve and lagoon, where we go on a boat trip to see it’s beautiful wildlife including flamingos, eagles, herons, geese, pelicans, frigate birds, and last but not least, crocodiles. Along our boat trip we will stop at a lagoon called Las Coloradas which is home to Mexico’s second largest salt factory since salt is extracted from the seawater there. Here you won’t be able to believe your eyes as you enjoy the breathtaking views of the unbelievably pink lagoon water.
Our next stop will be El Balam, a well-preserved and exquisite Maya city. It’s a perfect place to visit an ancient city away from the crowds. See the forbidding sculptures that guard the ‘kingdom of the dead,’ and climb the side of Ek Balam’s largest pyramid to see bright plaster decorations and reflecting pools. After all this we will get an inside view of the everyday life of the Mayas while visiting a traditional Mayan village. We recommend this program to everyone who are not only interested in culture and history, but in the beauties of nature, as well and are eager to spend a wonderful day in this special area of the Yucatan Peninsula.