Ria Lagartos – Ek Balam Tour

From: $3400

Prices in Mexican Pesos  MXN

$170 USD approximately

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  • Vacation Style Activities
    Culture, Land Tours
  • Activity Level 12 hours

Sold By: Holbox Guide Tours
All about the Ria Lagartos – Ek Balam Tour.

Discover the treasures of Yucatan on an extraordinary guided tour starting from Isla Holbox. Visit the imposing archaeological zone of Ek´Balam and take a magnificent boat ride through Ría Lagartos, one of the most important and extensive mangrove areas in all of Yucatan, Ría Lagartos is considered one of the main wetlands in the region, its waters they house a great variety of mollusks, crustaceans and fish. And it is one of the first stop habitats available for migratory birds from the United States and Canada.
It is possible to spot roseate spoonbills, ibis, herons and egrets, storks, ospreys and Anhingas, it is a meeting point for the pink flamingo that, in nesting times, has managed to exceed 43,000 specimens.

What to bring to the tour?

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Walking shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Flip flops
  • Towel

Departure time

6:30 am

Departure point

from your hotel in Holbox


12 hours

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Our tour includes

  • Round trip transportation from your hotel in Holbox.
  • Vans with air conditioning.
  • Certified guide in the ruins.
  • Boat ride on the Ría lagartos with a certified guide.
  • Lunch based on seafood in Ría Lagartos.
  • Entrances to the ruins of Ek Balam.
  • To enjoy the tour, a minimum of 3 people is required.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

This tour does not include

  • Tips

How long before my tour can I expect to be picked up?
We usually pick you up between 15 and 10 minutes before the tour departure, sometimes on Whale shark tours the pick up can be up to 30 minutes before departure.

The port was closed on the day our boat tour is programmed.
When the Harbor Master closes the port, small boats are not allowed to navigate for the safety of our visitors. Our staff will contact you to offer you an alternative solution.

Do tours include taxi pick up?
Yes, all tours include hotel pick-up, but only private tours and bioluminescence include the return fare.

When can I see the whale shark?
The season starts from June 1st to September 15th.

What are the rules for swimming with the whale shark?
You can download the whale shark regulations here. They can change or update without prior notice.

Is the Whale shark spotting guaranteed?
We offer a whale shark search and encounter adventure tour with these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Last season 97 percent of our expeditions were successful. However, the sea is limitless and sudden changes in underwater ocean currents move plankton from the surface to the bottom, causing sighting not always possible. It is very odd for this to happen.

Will I get my money back if we don’t see the whale sharks?
There are no refunds if we fail to see the Whale Sharks. These sad days are when we go further and spend more time and fuel searching for the whale shark.


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