Mayan Family + Seven Color Lagoon Tour
An educational, fun, delicious and refreshing adventure
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Mayan Family + Seven Color Lagoon Tour
Experience Costa Maya's local culture first hand and whet your appetite for a delicious and authentic lunch cooked with fresh ingredients and local spices specially for your visit. Observe a tortilla making demonstration, learn the secrets to a perfect tortilla then try making your own while you witness daily life of a local Maya family unfold right before your eyes.
No visit to a Maya family is complete without a meal and following the tradition your hosts will share some of the most traditional tamales and dishes cooked the traditional way and seasoned with exotic spices from the Maya land. Participants can opt for a delicious non-spicy lunch but there are also options for the brave ones who prefer a mild or spicy-hot habanero sauce.
To complete the experience we'll visit the spectacular Seven Color Lagoon, Mexico's largest body of fresh water, where participants can choose to swim in the pristine waters of the crystal clear lagoon, kayak or just to relax and enjoy this privileged piece of tropical paradise while sipping a margarita or piña colada.
Mayan Family + Seven Color Lagoon Tour summary
Adult: $85.00 Ages 13 years old or older
Child: $75.00 Ages 6 to 12 years old
Infant: Free! Ages 5 years old or under
Rates are in US Dollars.
We accept up to two infants free of charge per family, child rate will apply beyond that.
- Round transportation
- English speaking guide *Disponible en Español
- Visit to a Chacchoben village local family home
- Tortilla making demonstration and class
- Authentic lunch *Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan meals can be accommodated if requested at the moment of booking.
- A visit to the Seven Color lagoon for swimming and kayaking or just to relax.
- Drinks at the lagoon (Sodas, beer, tequila, margaritas, pina coladas)
- Use of facilities, kayaks, tubes and SUP boards
- Gratuities for guide/driver
Daily departures with limited availability on Christmas and New Year's day.
Earliest departure for cruise ship guests is one hour after the ship docks.
Tour departure point
This tour departs from The Native Choice Kiosk, a few steps outside the port. Tour confirmations include easy to follow directions, contact numbers and a map.
In Costa Maya the port is privately owned and controlled by the cruise lines. Local companies aren't allowed to pick up guests nor have representatives there.
Services and excursions at the port are sponsored by the cruise lines, anyone planning to use any local service must expect to leave the port to find their service provider.
A deposit of $15.00USD per person is required to confirm spaces for this tour, balance payment will be required at check-in.
Deposits are fully refundable if for any reason your cruise ship doesn't call port at all in Costa Maya.
Online payment of the reservation total or remaining balance is possible within 21 days (3 weeks) before the tour.
We don't charge booking fees nor any other extra fees.
48 hours before the tour to avoid a $15.00USD per person fee.
Level of exertion
This is an easy tour suitable for people with a basic level of fitness and health. Participants must be comfortable with outdoors.
Kayaking, swimming and tubing in the lagoon are optional activities that require a good level of fitness.
This tour operates rain or shine.
This tour isn't wheelchair friendly.
This tour is better appreciated by children ages 6 y/o and older.
Weight limit for a single kayak is 220 pounds or 270 pounds for a double kayak.
Children must be 10 years old to kayak alone, younger children can kayak with an adult.
Kayaking is restricted for pregnant women.
Life vests are mandatory.
Bring your swimsuit, your own towel and water shoes if you have them.
We recommend biodegradable sun block lotion.
Mayan Family + Seven Color Lagoon Tour timetable
This tour is completed in 5.5 hours
Travel time Costa Maya to Chacchoben village
Visit to local family and authentic lunch
Travel time Chacchoben village to Seven Color Lagoon
Time at the Seven Color Lagoon for swimming, kayaking or just relax
Travel time Seven Color Lagoon to Costa Maya
Mayan Family + Seven Color Lagoon Tour gallery
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Mayan Family + Seven Color Lagoon Tour additional info
Lunch included will consist of traditional Maya dishes, cooked with local spices and ingredients. The recipes will be explained during your visit and you'll also have the opportunity to see and taste the ingredients and spices added to your meal. Expect a meal way beyond tacos, quesadillas and what's usually offered to tourists as Mexican food, we offer our guests the authentic flavors of the Yucatan.
We can accommodate guests with special diets. The Maya diet doesn't regularly include wheat, barley or rye. If anyone in your party is allergic to nuts, crustaceans or gluten, just let us know, we can accommodate your needs. We can also accommodate vegetarian and vegan meal requests.
Food safety is one of top priorities. Families hosting tourists at their homes received extensive training on how to cook and handle food safely. They're also recertified by the health department every three months. The food included in this excursion is perfectly safe and the ingredients used are fresh and available for you to see and taste. We use only purified water and ice.
The second part of this tour takes place at the Seven Color Lagoon (Bacalar Lagoon) which is Mexico's largest body of fresh water. The lake is 83Km long and fed by underground springs.
Due to the different depths and sediments accumulating at the bottom of the lagoon, during sunny days it's possible to observe up to seven different shades of blue that go from an electric blue to a turquoise green.
The Lagoon is perfect for kayaking, and is also tempting for swimming. You may simply choose to relax, enjoy the breeze and a cold drink, while the others go swimming, tubing or kayaking.
For this tour a swimming suit is definitely a must. You may also choose to bring your own towel. At the lagoon there are clean bathrooms where you can change.
Please don't hesitate toin case you need any further details or if you need any kind of assistance. It will be our pleasure to help you!