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Bacalar Lagoon Tour From Playa Del Carmen provided by Bambu Tours

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Bacalar Lagoon Tour From Playa Del Carmen

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Off the beaten track adventure! Take a trip to the magic town of Bacalar and discover pirate history in the lagoon of seven colors. The magic town of Bacalar to the south of Cancun is a hidden piece of paradise with glorious natural landscapes and a fascinating history. In comfortable air conditioned transportation, you’ll make your way to Bacalar with an expert guide and everything you need for a terrific day trip from Cancun. Following the path of the ancient Maya and the pirates of the Mexican Caribbean, you’ll enjoy a boat tour of Bacalar and its freshwater lagoon of seven colors. Enjoy swimming in the cool waters of two cenotes and a delicious local lunch. Guide and round-trip transportation included.
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    Lake Bacalar
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    The name most likely derives from Mayan 'b'ak halal,' meaning 'surrounded by reeds,' the name of the locality attested at the time of the 16th century arrival of the Spanish. Bacalar is also the name of the lagoon, Bacalar Lagoon on the east side of the town. Bacalar was a city of the Maya civilization in pre-Columbian times. This was the first city in the region which the Spanish conquistadores succeeded in taking and holding in 1543. In 1545, Gaspar Pacheco established the Spanish town here with the name Salamanca de Bacalar. The region of the southern half of what is now Quintana Roo was governed from Bacalar, answerable to the Captain General of Yucatán in Mérida. After the town was sacked by pirates in the 17th century, the Fortress de San Felipe Bacalar was completed in 1729, and may still be visited today. In 1848, Bacalar had a population of about 5,000 people. In 1848 during the Caste War of Yucatán, the rebellious Chan Santa Cruz Maya conquered the town. It was not retaken by the Mexicans until 1902
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Duration
13h
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Bacalar
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • What to bring:
  • Cash for buying souvenirs and tipping
  • Biodegradable sunblock and insect repellent
  • Lightweight jacket for winter season & sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes or sneakers
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Camera
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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cristinamA7419AM
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Wonderful tour, can only recommend it!
This tour is a must see! You need to see chitchen itza, the cenote and Valladolid when in Mexico. The Mayan pyramid
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A lil bit of everything
Worth it. Pretty long day but each stop is unique and enjoyable. Excellent tour guy! You will learn about Mayan cul
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SDSunshine5
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Amazing day. Great guides!
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Tullem express
The guide on this tour was really excellent and extremely informative - one if the best that we have had. Well wort
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pgn2015
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Mrs
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Great guide
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Great agency
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Bambu Tours ~ Don’t do it (Chichen Itza, Vallodolid, & Cenote)
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683angelm
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Jessica F
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Do not book! Buyer beware!
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Awesome!
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Wasted Day
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Do not believe the tour heading as advertised
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