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Exclusive Bacalar Tour

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    What to Expect
    Once you arrive in Bacalar, you'll board a small boat for a guided tour of the lagoon. You'll visit three different cenotes and swim in the crystalline waters and discover why Bacalar is called "The Lake of Seven Colors". After a tasty grilled lunch to refuel, you'll explore the San Felipe Fort of Bacalar and its pirate musuem, argh! You'll return to Cancun full of stories to share and incredible photos to make all your friends and family envious.

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    • Your pick-up schedule and more details will be sent by email after completing the booking processTour includes
    • Bilingual guide
    • Round trip transportation
    • Boxed lunch
    • Bottled water/soft drinks
    • Grilled lunch
    • Guided tour of the Bacalar Lagoon
    • Guided tour of the San Felipe Port

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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    You Hotel or meeting point.
    Your pick-up schedule and more details will be sent by email after completing the booking process
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    • Local taxes
    • National Park fees
    • Lunch
    • Light refreshments
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • 10 USD natural park entry fee per person to be paid in cash to the tour guide
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant meals not included
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    By: Translamex - Tours
    421 Reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Reno, Nevada
    4x1 - Tulum, cenote, Cobá, Playa del Carmen
    Very long day from Cancun. We did the 4x1 adventure. We were picked up from our hotel in Cancun promptly at 7:20 and taken to a shop were all of us dispersed to the designated line for our specific tour. We then boarded another bus and had several other stops before we made it to Tulum, finally at 1130am. Our first guide Francisco was super nice with a great personality. We then switched guides as soon as we got to Tulum. Our new guide Alan was very knowledgeable and took us about a quarter of the way through Tulum then time in our own for about an hour, which we enjoyed very much. What a beautiful location. Then on to lunch, by this time we where all hungry and many had purchased the the upgraded plus package and were drinking corona like it was going out of style. On the way to lunch our bus broke down. Lucky for us though it broke down in front of the Carwash Cenote. We utilized this time to swim while waiting for another bus to arrive to rescue us. I needless to say, was a bit disappointed, the explanation of the other Cenote we would have visited sounded out of his world. The carwash was nice don’t get me wrong but I was so looking forward to the other cenote that had been described to us earlier . About 1 hour later, another bus arrived and off to an underwhelming lunch by far. The best part was the homemade tortillas. Very flavorful but the rest of the “traditional” lunch was not worth the trip. The Mayans dancers performance was like a sideshow they felt they had to put on to entertain the guests that arrived. I felt out of place like I was invading there home land. It was weird. The chocolate tasting didn’t happen either. It was a little place at the end of the row of jewelry and other homemade crafts along the walkway to get to and from the lunch. Both my husband and I were definitely looking forward to chocolate tasting, however it was shavings of chocolate in a bowl, that you had to put your fingers in and grab as much as you like - I didn’t feel that it was sanitary at all! I didn’t taste it - I felt there could have been a better more sanitary way. Next stop was Cobá- I had a friend that had just gone and raved about his guide and the history he had just learned. Well, we were rushed off the bus and taken to the the bikes. We were told to rush to the ruins and come back. No guide to explain any of the ruins on the way or the last ruin that we were able to climb. We kind of latched on to another guide explaining about the trees at the end of his explanation but I wondered why our guide Allen didn’t guide us through this extraordinary place. Upon our return we found Allen on his cell phone enjoying several smokes and the other guide helpers enjoying multiple beers by the bus. By his time I was super frustrated and concerned about entering the bus when they all have been drinking. I did and it was fine. But still not cool. After another hour on the bus we stopped in Playa del Carmen. We felt by this time it was super late, we couldn’t really get a feel for the place and we only had 50 min to walk around. Our guide took us to our meeting and let us loose. I’ll tell you, 50 min is not enough time to do much. Browse at the most. We didn’t get the sense we were anywhere. It was just a waste of time. It was a very long frustrating day. I wouldn’t recommend it wether your bus breaks down or not. The guides don’t take the time with you and try to up-sell you on everything. Especially anything that has to do with the Mayan culture. The up selling started at the beginning with bug spray and water proof cell phone covers to the end of the tour with anything Mayan. But it was all day while in the bus. Enough already. Tell us about your culture and we will respect it / but trying to get us to purchase your items because you are Mayan and making us feel bad if we buy at a different location is terrible I will never return to any of your tours.
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    Huddersfield, United Kingdom
    We opted for the chichen itza plus as we were told we would get waiter service on the coach, a snack box and an upgrade on the food st lunch time. We paid an extra 20 dollars each, there were 7 of us. Not worth the money at all. We got a sandwich, a small packet of biscuits and a tiny carton of juice then nothing else until lunchtime when you were allowed 2 drinks with your meal. I was so thirsty. I asked for water but he said it would be classed as one of my drinks. The tour guide could talk the hind legs off a donkey. Luckily we had a guy called Christian who took us around chichen itza. He was very knowledgeable and brought a bit of humour into it. The thing what spoilt chichen itza the most was all the vendors. It was like a great big market place and they all hassled you. We visited a Mayan settlement for lunch. It was very basic but everything was about money. In fact this is my impression of Mexico. They see tourists as walking wallets. The tour guide even said something about us all going back to our posh hotels. We weren't even staying in one and besides some of those people he was disrespecting might have worked hard and saved up for that holiday. I would recommend this trip but pay for the basic one and bring plenty of money, you will need it
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    Visited Tulum ruins and cenote Aktung Chen.
    The tour was amazing, all the guides Alan, and Lee, were very entertaining and helpful. I highly recommend the tour. The Cenote Aktung Chen is a must visit. Few people and very clean.
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    Great experience
    If you are looking for an all day experience and looking for a 4 in 1 tour this company and guys are the way to go. Christin, Julio and Luis and the rest of the guys are knowledgeable and very nice. All the location were so nice to see and the lunch was good. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes there is lots of walking.
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    Stockton, California
    Christian, Luis and Julio are the best tour guides ever!
    Christian, Luis and Julio are the best tour guides ever! They were friendly and helpful. They were patient and thorough with the tour. My family and I had such an awesome time! And we felt really safe with them. We will definitely book more tours with Translamex, and will recommend to all our family and friends! Thank you again, Christian Luis and Julio! PS, I would like to also praise Roberto and Lee who picked us up at the resort, they were very sweet and personable :)
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    Amazing time!
    Our guides, Christian, Julio, and Luis were fun and friendly. We had a day we will never forget. Thank you!
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    Christian, Juan Carlos, Julio, and Rogelio were all very attentive and helpful. I’d definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to explore Cancun and its surrounding area.
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    Dante B
    Combo Mayan Ruins
    Tooooo much selling I felt like I was at a timeshare presentation. Everywhere I turn someone is selling you something. The trip went waaaayyy toooo long before our first meal after leaving at 6:55AM. Only 1 meal thats included for a 12 hour trip without drinks.They could have had a video for the way back because it was a 2 hour ride back. The tour guides were nice and welcoming and very knowledgable. The sights were amazing. The cenote was to die for, wish we could have spent more time there.
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    Jessica G
    Tour guide - Christian
    The tour of the Mayan temples was amazing! What made it great was such an awesome tour guide, Christian. He made it fun, very informative, and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend!
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    Hristoslav G
    Best trip Ive been to in Mexico so far
    The trip was literally amazing. Me and my companion enjoyed every single moment of it. The day before we did the Chichen Itza tour with the same tour agency, but the Cobe-Tulum-Cenote was the better one. Huge thanks to the staff. Especially Luiz, for being so helpful and attentive the whole time. Since we had the plus package (super worth it btw), we had beverages on board all the time, Julio was super attentive and always made sure we stay hydrated, and happy, ofc :) Tour guide was an expert, thanks for all the knowledge shared my friend - Foka. And also big thanks to the bus driver Darwin for getting us back safe n sound in Cancun. This tour is a must if you like backpaking and want to experience all Yucatan has got to offer! Huge thanks to all the staff again! Highly recommend!
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    Moroni, Utah
    Tulum in half a day.
    We did the Tulum Express Tour. Pick up was near Ultimar dock. They we a few minutes late picking us up. Tour guides were great, “Bruce Lee” was entertaining. Great tour for the price.
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    Hyde Park, Massachusetts
    can i snorkel
    i am going in december and i want to do this tour with the snorkeling. i want to know is there assistance for someone who doesn’t swim well. are the waters shallow? i had to rate to submit question
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    Kansas City, Missouri
    Translamex - Excellent Tour!!
    My wife and I went to Cancun and decided to take a tour.....Juan Carlos and Christian, with Translamex Tours, we’re our guides and they were outstanding. They were very informative, they gave great advice, and they had great stories and artifacts. I highly recommend using Translamex Tours whenever you are in Cancun!!
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    Forest Hills, New York
    Cool Island
    Very cool Island to check out ocean life is beautiful! Was able to buy a day pass to a resort and eat and drink for several hours after touring the island in the morning.
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    Oscar T
    Luis, Librado and Victor are great tour guys always on time and great giving intructions thank you guys !!
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    • Duration: 14h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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