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

Activity provider: Yalku Tours
Water activity

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

Activity provider: Yalku Tours
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From US$ 140 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the Yucatán Peninsula's natural treasures of Rio Lagartos and Las Coloradas on a guided tour. Visit a crocodile sanctuary, marvel at flamingos, and take stunning photos of the area.

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Duration 12 - 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
At your accommodation.


  • Immerse yourself in the Yucatán nature reserve of Rio Lagartos
  • Marvel at the pink lakes of Las Coloradas
  • See flamingos and crocodiles in this extraordinary nature tour
  • Take beautiful photos of the area
  • Learn about the history and folklore of the region
Full description

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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned van
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Soft drinks
  • Rio Lagartos Reserve tax (320 Mexican Pesos per person)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 114 reviews

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All in all a very nice trip and definitely worth recommending. Tour guide Max was very nice and attentive. Good supply of drinks throughout the trip. Las Coloradas is very impressive. Spring here was rather moderate. The guide only spoke rudimentary English. The boat trip on the Rio Lagaratos was great. Everything that is promised was also shown here! The only drawback: very small van with relatively little space which was very exhausting with a 3 hour drive and more.

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February 6, 2023

It was a very nice & unforgettable tour! Our guide Genaro was great! He tried to get the best out of the (unfortunately) very long drive. Very entertaining and great music! We were well taken care of with drinks, sandwiches & biscuits! Lunch was delicious too! We looked at the Pink Lake from Las Colorados, did a very cool boat tour, could go swimming if we wanted to & at the end we went to a "crocodile farm", where the crocodiles were literally brought closer to us, just great!

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September 8, 2022

We had a lot of fun on this excursion! The pink lakes were very beautiful, but unfortunately there was a lack of explanations here, as we would have liked to have received background information on them. The boat ride on the Rio Lagartos was breathtaking. We could see the flamingos, discovered a crocodile in the wild on the trip and were shown really beautiful corners of the mangrove-stocked river. Here, too, unfortunately, one or the other information was missing from the boat driver. Lunch in the port city was super delicious and highly recommended! The crocodile enclosure was also interesting, although we were hoping for a little more here. Visually, it is not the prettiest, but the animals were literally introduced to you. All in all a very nice trip with small possibilities for improvement.

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September 7, 2022

Product ID: 163254