Get an early start on the day with 8am pickup at your hotel, then travel inland by private vehicle to Ek Balam, a well-preserved Maya city surrounded by thick jungle. See the elaborate plaster decorations that cover the tomb of King Ukit Kan Lek Tok, and learn the stories behind the fierce guardians of the ‘Kingdom of the Dead.’
Continue to the Gulf Coast, which is an important stop for migratory birds in the Caribbean, and ideal for watching wildlife. Take a boat tour through the mangroves, where you may be able to spot cayman crocodiles at the edge of the water. See where enormous flocks of bright-pink flamingos gather to feed in the shallow, salty water, along with cormorants, herons, and some of Rio Lagarto’s many other birds.
Throughout the day, the photographer/guide will take pictures of your experience, so you can focus on exploring the Yucatan, then bring home a USB drive of high-quality images. After visiting Rio Lagartos, conclude this 10-hour tour with return transfer to your hotel.