Rio Lagartos and the ancient Mayan city of Ek Balam

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During this tour we visit the Rio Lagartos Reserve – a place known by the colony of pink flamingos that lives all year round
in this territory. Most of them come here in summer during the breeding season. At this time a large group of birds almost
completely cover the lagoon which makes it look like the pink islands in the water. In addition to the flamingos, the reserve
is also home to a large variety of birds and animals: some species of herons including a very rare tiger heron, ibis, pelicans,
cormorants, roseate spoonbill, monkeys, raccoons, deer and crocodiles. The tour lasts about two and a half hours and is
conducted on the boat which will allow you to see the flora and fauna at close range.
After the tour, we go out for a fresh seafood dinner in the town located on the lagoon shore.
In the afternoon we visit a hidden in the jungle city of Ek Balam. This is a very beautiful archaeological area, which has not
gained much popularity among tourists yet. As of today, only central part of the city, inside the wall, has been renovated.
One of the most meaningful structures of the city is Acropolis where there were residential premises for governing family
members and also the burial of the most powerful governor of the city. Entrance to the burial was guarded by a huge plaster
mask in a form of an open jaguar mouth. This mask still exists today and you can see it by climbing the Acropolis stairs.
From the top of Acropolis you can enjoy the beautiful view of the city and its surroundings.
Inclusive:
 Transfer from Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya Hotels
 Professional multilingual guide
 Entrance Fees to Archaeological sites
 Boat Trip
 Regional lunch at the restaurant
 Taxes
Exclusive:
 Beverages and alcoholic drinks at the restaurant
 Use of non-professional video devices in the archaeological site (MXN $45)
 Personal expenses, tips and souvenirs
 Marine tax (MXN $35)

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