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

4.3 / 5

80 reviews

Activity provider: Yalku Tours

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.

About this activity

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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 ($10 per person)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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

4.3 /5

based on 80 reviews

Review summary

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It is a very long but a very fun trip. You have to calculate from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. (& you spend at least 12 hours of it in the car) Gennaro our tour guide made the very best of our day however the ride with him was the funniest ever and he is a great DJ!

April 3, 2022

Everything on time, picked up. The tour is very far. They drive you to small places so you can see how the simple Mexicans live. It was relatively small group. Arturo was a very nice, experienced guide. We had enough time at all stations. Everyone was very nice and tried hard for us to take good photos. Small 3 month old crocodiles, flamingos, seen it all. Were not in a cenote, but could smear us with clay, which is said to be good for the skin. successful day...

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February 18, 2022

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

July 30, 2021

Product ID: 163254