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From Cancún: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Day Trip & Lunch

1. From Cancún: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Day Trip & Lunch

Rio Lagartos is a small fishing village in a Nature Reserve; one of the natural treasures of the Yucatan Peninsula. Here we can enjoy a boat tour through its water canals surrounded by mangroves, where you can observe a variety of species of birds such as pink flamingos, herons, eagles, seagulls, pelicans, and cormorants. During the tour, we pass under the bridge of Las Coloradas in bike (Depends on avalablity) to get to the salt deposits where we see different bodies of water involved in this process, some of which an eye-catching pink. Following, we will rejoice in the Mayan Bath, covering the body in nutrient-rich clay. Next, we’ll be heading to an unspoiled beach to remove the clay in the crystal water, where we will enjoy ourselves with the tasty local fish-and-shellfish-based food.

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

2. 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. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle to the neighboring state of Yucatán 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 Yucatán have to be seen to be believed. Your expert guide will explain the facts and folklore of the region. They will also help you get the best Instagram-worthy photos of this marvelous area of stunning natural beauty. Take 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. Finally, stop for lunch of salad, soft drinks, and the main course of your choice. Choose 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.

From Cancun: Las Coloradas and Río Lagartos Day Tour

3. From Cancun: Las Coloradas and Río Lagartos Day Tour

Discover the enchanting beauty of the pink waters of Las Coloradas Lagoon on this day tour from Cancun. Meet crocodiles at a Crocodile Farm, see flamingos in their natural habitat, and swim in the clear water at Rio Lagartos beach. Meet your driver at your hotel in Cancun and head out to reach Rio Largartos Biosphere Reserve. Once there, enjoy a thrilling boat tour through the lagoon, observing graceful flamingos in their natural habitat. After your boat ride, indulge in a rejuvenating Maya bath and take a refreshing swim at the pristine beach of Rio Lagartos. Next, get up close with crocodiles at the Crocodile Farm. Touch them, feed them, and explore their habitat. Finish your day with a delectable à la carte meal featuring options like fried or grilled fish, ceviche, and seafood soup before returning to Cancun.

From Cancun/Tulum/Riviera: Las Coloradas & Rio Lagartos Tour

4. From Cancun/Tulum/Riviera: Las Coloradas & Rio Lagartos Tour

Encounter crocodiles in their natural habitat with a visit to a crocodile sanctuary, and look for flamingoes in the salt ponds of Las Coloradas. 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. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle to the neighboring state of Yucatán 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 Yucatán have to be seen to be believed. Your expert guide will explain the facts and folklore of the region. They will also help you get the best Instagram-worthy photos of this marvelous area of stunning natural beauty. Take 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. Finally, stop for lunch of salad, soft drinks, and the main course of your choice. Choose 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.

Riviera Maya: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Day Trip w/Lunch

5. Riviera Maya: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Day Trip w/Lunch

Visit Rio Lagartos, a small fishing village in a Nature Reserve and one of the natural treasures of the Yucatan Peninsula on a guided day trip. Enjoy a boat tour through its water canals surrounded by mangroves, where you can observe a variety of species of birds such as pink flamingos, herons, eagles, seagulls, pelicans, and cormorants. During the tour, pass under the bridge of Las Coloradas in bike (Depends on avalablity) to get to the salt deposits and see different bodies of water involved in this process, some of which an eye-catching pink. Then, enjoy a Mayan Bath, covering the body in nutrient-rich clay. Next, head to an unspoiled beach to remove the clay in the crystal-clear water. Finally, enjoy a lunch of local fish-and-shellfish-based food.

Tour to Las Coloradas and Rio Lagartos from Merida

6. Tour to Las Coloradas and Rio Lagartos from Merida

Enjoy a happy and pleasant trip in our comfortable units with excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere. (Get ready, it's a long ride) First, we will go to the pink lagoons called Las Coladas, where you can admire the bright and unusual pink color! Take photos and enjoy the scenery. (You will learn about color, process, and much more) Then we will have time to rest and relax on a fantastic virgin beach called Cancunito. You can swim in the ocean if you want! The next stop will be the boat ride!! Have fun getting to know the ecosystem and looking for crocodiles and flamingos.

Safari tour around the pink lakes of Las Coloradas

7. Safari tour around the pink lakes of Las Coloradas

The tour begins by boarding our all-terrain transport heading to the interior of our lagoon system that has wetlands with high biological diversity, located in a protected natural area categorized as a "Biosphere Reserve", that is, it has areas that present a high degree of importance and ecological preservation at the national level. Our saline production lagoon system turns out to be a perfect habitat for many resident and migratory waterfowl, since it meets the conditions they seek for shelter, food, reproduction and breeding, the most outstanding being the Caribbean pink flamingo. (This bird can be seen on the tour, but it will not always be the case, since they change places according to their feeding needs) Then you will enter an unforgettable tour in the heart of the largest salt mine in the country; During our tour you will be able to appreciate the production process of sea salt by evaporation, the formation of salt crystals in the crystallization zone, and the storage in an immense hill that will make you believe that you are on the surface of the moon. If your visit is during the harvest season, you will also be able to see this process where specialized machinery collects the salt. Of course, this visit would not be complete without visiting the spectacular pink waters of Las Coloradas.

From Cancún: Day Trip to Las Coloradas Pink Lakes

8. From Cancún: Day Trip to Las Coloradas Pink Lakes

Discover the very best of nature, history and culture on an incredible day trip from Cancún. See the extraordinary pink lakes of Las Coloradas and marvel at the rosy glow against the blue sky. Keep a look out for resident birdlife, including beautiful flamingos. Get back to nature in the mangrove forests of the Rio Lagartos biosphere reserve. Travel by boat through the mangroves looking for birds and crocodiles. Hope to catch the amazing spectacle of flamingos running on water, then enjoy a delicious seafood lunch of the freshest ingredients you've ever had.

From Cancun: Las Coloradas - Safari & Salt Mining Day Trip

9. From Cancun: Las Coloradas - Safari & Salt Mining Day Trip

Join us as we embark on a journey through the mesmerizing landscapes of Las Coloradas, a destination where nature and history entwine to create a visual spectacle unlike any other. Buckle up and prepare for an adventure of a lifetime aboard our specially designed safari car, perfectly equipped to navigate this unique terrain. As we venture into the heart of Las Coloradas, be prepared to witness a natural wonder that will leave you in awe – the breathtaking pink waters. It's as if nature itself has dipped its brush into a palette of rose hues to create this surreal masterpiece. The sight of these shimmering pink waters against the backdrop of the clear blue sky is a photographer's paradise, and you'll have ample opportunities to capture these moments forever. But our tour doesn't stop at capturing stunning photographs. Delve deeper into the heart of Las Coloradas as we take you on an exclusive journey into an authentic salt mine. Discover the age-old techniques and secrets passed down through generations, and unravel the fascinating process of salt formation. You'll witness the birth of sparkling salt crystals, glistening like precious gems beneath the earth's surface. Not only will you learn about the intricate process of salt production, but you'll also gain insight into the historical significance of this mineral. Salt has played a vital role in shaping cultures, economies, and cuisines throughout the ages. Our expert guides will share captivating stories that bring this history to life, offering you a newfound appreciation for this essential ingredient. As we traverse the landscape and delve into the past, your senses will be awakened by the mingling scents of the earth and the sea. Feel the gentle breeze caress your skin and listen to the whispers of the land as you become part of the very fabric of Las Coloradas. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to connect with nature, history, and culture in a single, remarkable journey. Join us on our safari car tour through Las Coloradas and create memories that will linger long after the adventure comes to an end. Book your spot now for an experience that promises to be truly unforgettable.

Merida: Ria Lagartos, Coloradas & Cancunito Beach Excursion

10. Merida: Ria Lagartos, Coloradas & Cancunito Beach Excursion

Join us on a scenic adventure from Merida to three distinct destinations that showcase the natural wonders of the Yucatan Peninsula. Our journey begins with a visit to Cancunito Beach, renowned for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and pristine sands. Spend some leisure time swimming or basking in the sun, soaking up the tranquil ambiance of this coastal gem. Next, we'll head to Las Coloradas, a mesmerizing pink lake surrounded by salt flats. Marvel at the striking hues created by the salt extraction process and the presence of flamingos, which add a touch of natural splendor to this unique landscape. Capture breathtaking photos and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of this extraordinary location. Finally, we'll venture into the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, a protected area teeming with diverse wildlife and lush mangrove forests. Accompanied by our knowledgeable guide, explore the reserve's winding waterways and encounter a variety of bird species, including flamingos, herons, and pelicans. Delight in the opportunity to take a rejuvenating mud bath, known for its exfoliating properties and therapeutic benefits. Throughout the excursion, our experienced guide will provide fascinating insights into the local fauna, flora, and ecological significance of each destination, ensuring an enriching and memorable experience for all participants.

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4.4 / 5

based on 124 reviews

This is one of the best tours I have ever taken!! It is a little bit pricey, but once you see the beautiful pink lake it is definitely worth it! The boat ride is also amazing. we got the chance to see pelicans, crocodiles, flamingos... I will recommend this tour to everyone coming to Mexico!!!

The tour was very well organized. There was always enough time to take photos and explore nature. The tour was very diverse. There was also enough time included for bathing. The food was very good.

Wonderful place, incredible views and the attention of the guides is unbeatable, they answered all questions and served as professional photographers

The itinerary is very rich, and every one of them exceeds expectations! The tour guide is very professional and enthusiastic!

Long drive from Cancun but overall a wonderful trip!