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Río Lagartos, Ek' Balam & Cenote X'Canché Private Tour

by VIP Holbox Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees
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Discover northern Yucatán's highlights on this comprehensive private tour to some fantastic historical and natural landmarks. Visit idyllic Río Lagartos, explore the ancient Maya town of Ek' Balam and cool off in the refreshing waters of the Cenote X'Canché.

Make your way to the mainland to witness the impressive ecological and historical heritage of the Yucatán peninsula at Río Lagartos, or Alligator River. Tour the small fishing village of Río Lagartos, as well as the impressive biosphere reserve of the same name. The area's most spectacular visual highlight is the massive group of flamingos that gathers near the mangrove forest, where you may also spot the crocodiles for which the village is named.

Proceed to the ruins of Ek' Balam, considered by historians to be the seat of the Maya kingdom from the Preclassic until the Postclassic period. During your walking tour of this impressive archaeological site, be sure to see the Acropolis – with its stunning stucco façade, featuring traditional Maya depictions – and the Entrance Arch.

Following the Ek’ Balam exploration, stop for a refreshing dip in the Cenote X'Canché, tucked deep inside the lush jungle. You reach the sinkhole on a mountain bike, pedalling your way through the verdant jungle, before heading back to the Isla Holbox main pier and your hotel.

Discover northern Yucatán's highlights on this comprehensive private tour to some fantastic historical and natural landmarks. Visit idyllic Río Lagartos, explore the ancient Maya town of Ek' Balam and cool off in the refreshing waters of the Cenote X'Canché.

Make your way to the mainland to witness the impressive ecological and historical heritage of the Yucatán peninsula at Río Lagartos, or Alligator River. Tour the small fishing village of Río Lagartos, as well as the impressive biosphere reserve of the same name. The area's most spectacular visual highlight is the massive group of flamingos that gathers near the mangrove forest, where you may also spot the crocodiles for which the village is named.

Proceed to the ruins of Ek' Balam, considered by historians to be the seat of the Maya kingdom from the Preclassic until the Postclassic period. During your walking tour of this impressive archaeological site, be sure to see the Acropolis – with its stunning stucco façade, featuring traditional Maya depictions – and the Entrance Arch.

Following the Ek’ Balam exploration, stop for a refreshing dip in the Cenote X'Canché, tucked deep inside the lush jungle. You reach the sinkhole on a mountain bike, pedalling your way through the verdant jungle, before heading back to the Isla Holbox main pier and your hotel.

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Río Lagartos, Ek' Balam & Cenote X'Canché Private Tour

Activity Location

Rio Lagartos & Ek Balam

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Isla Holbox


Highlights

  • Private full-day tour of northern Yucatán's highlights

  • Colourful flamingos in the Río Lagartos biosphere reserve

  • Ancient Maya structures such as the Acropolis in Ek' Balam

  • Refreshing swim in the isolated Cenote X'Canché

  • Short mountain bike tour in the verdant jungle


Inclusions

  • Private guided tour of Río Lagartos, Ek' Balam and Cenote X'Canché

  • Admission fees

  • Mountain bike rental

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transport from your Isla Holbox hotel


Know Before You Book

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place