Yucatán
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Playa del Carmen/Cancún: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Tour

1. Playa del Carmen/Cancún: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of Rio Lagartos and Las Coloradas on a day trip from Playa del Carmen or Cancún. Keep an eye out for crocodiles and see them up close at a crocodile sanctuary. Marvel at the pink shades of the lagoons of Las Coloradas and watch the flamingos fly by, you can’t help but fall in love with Yucatan! This Las Coloradas tour from Playa del Carmen or Cancun lets you travel in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle to the neighbouring state of Yucatan and the famous pink lakes of Las Coloradas. This is an area of untouched nature that will knock you out, the stunning views of Las Coloradas Yucatan have to be seen to be believed. Your expert guide will explain the facts and folklore of the region and help you get the best Instagram-worthy photos of this marvelous Yucatan attraction. A Rio Lagartos tour from Playa del Carmen or Cancun takes you on a boat ride through the mangroves of a magnificent protected area. Keep a lookout for the crocodiles and the huge array of bird species, including cormorants, ospreys, herons, and pelicans. Rio Lagartos Yucatan is a bird watcher's paradise, just this side of heaven. Finally, stop for lunch of salad, soft drinks, and a main course of your choice between fresh fish, chicken, or a vegetarian dish. The food is fresh and delicious and a great way to refuel after all your adventures. Once you've had your fill, head back to your hotel after an incredible day trip in the Yucatán Peninsula. A Rio Lagartos and Las Coloradas tour is the best way to discover Yucatan!

From Mérida: Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve Tour

2. From Mérida: Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve Tour

Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Mérida. Journey to the amazing Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve to discover a jewel of the Yucatán Peninsula declared a wildlife refuge in 1979. Explore the primary site for pink flamingos wintering in the northern hemisphere and get up close to the magnificent birds in their natural habitat. Look for some of the other 300 species of native and migratory birds, along with reptiles, mammals, and different plants. See large colonies of brilliantly colored flamingos feeding in the estuary, and take a boat ride through the mangrove forest that provides food and shelter for shrimp and other creatures.

From Tulum: ATV Ride with Monkey Sanctuary and Cenote Trip

3. From Tulum: ATV Ride with Monkey Sanctuary and Cenote Trip

Leave Tulum for a trip to the Sacred Cenote. Go deep into the Mayan Jungle and be a part of nature as you ride your own 4×4 ATV. Spend time with rescued monkeys and other animals at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary. To ensure comfort and safety during your trip, receive driving instructions from your guide. Then, hop on your ATV and put on the safety gear provided to discover the landscapes of the Mayan jungle. Immerse yourself in the wonderful waters of the spectacular Sacred Cenote. Take a swim in an underground river in the middle of nature. To complete the journey, meet and interact with rescued animals on a tour of Akumal Monkey Sanctuary.

Uxmal: Vintage Land Rover Expedition to Uxmal Cenotes

4. Uxmal: Vintage Land Rover Expedition to Uxmal Cenotes

Embark on an adventurous expedition through the wilds of the Yucatán jungle in Uxmal on board a vintage Land Rover. Discover the natural wonder of cenotes while admiring local wildlife and scenery. Take advantage of included entry to 2 cenotes. Meet your guide, then hop on a classic Land Rover vehicle for an unforgettable experience inside the Yucatán jungle. Prepare to cross the same adventurous paths taken by the first explorers in the area. Visit 2 cenotes, where you’ll experience magical entrances to another world and the fountain of life for the Mayans. Choose to swim and refresh yourself in their clear and fresh underground waters before the end of your experience.

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What people are saying about Yucatán

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Such an amazing day! Our guide Big G was brilliant and hilarious and our guide at the pink lagoon was fantastic and an excellent photographer. We went in Feb so the flamingos weren’t around due to the season, but the day was great overall. The crocodile sanctuary was definitely one for the bucket list and the Cenote was gorgeous. Quite a way away from cancun, so be ready for the journey.

It was an incredibly great tour. Las Colorades are actually just salt lakes, where the salt is produced, but the combination with the speed boat tour, the delicious food and the crocodile farm was an experience. Pablo the tourquide was great. Even if the pickup was a bit tedious, it was worth it

Excursion great, but not as described by Getyourguide. The cenote is missing, but you visit a crocodile station, which they breed and release animals as adults. Arki the guide was nice and explained everything well

Amazing tour!!! Great fun seeing las coloraadas, the boat tour seeing flamingos and crocodiles

Nice day, very nice and cheerful guide. Tasty lunch. I recommend.