Private tour

Cancun: Private Birdwatching Tour

Activity provider: contoyexcursions

Cancun: Private Birdwatching Tour

Activity provider: contoyexcursions

From US$ 495 per group up to 4

Not many people realize that The Ruta de los Cenotes is a great spot for bird watching along with a knowledgeable birding guide, you will experience a unique birding tour in the Mayan jungle.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 6 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
At your hotel Lobby
Private group


  • Enjoy bird watching
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Be led by a private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Discover the best spots for bird watching in the Riviera Maya
Full description
Every year thousands of migratory birds arrive to the Yucatan Peninsula and in addition to the marvelous endemic species of the area, this tour will not disappoint you. Your private guide will show you the best spots to catch a glimpse of these birds close to Cancun at Ruta de los Cenotes Biosphere Reserve, as well as give explanations about the jungle and its unique flora and fauna. At 5 am you will be picked up at your hotel in Cancun (5:45am in Playa del Carmen or 6:30am Tulum). At 6:40am start hiking through the Mayan jungle to observe the amazing Yucatan birds. Your certified guide will provide you with interesting information about the Peninsula’s different bird species and the area’s ecosystems. At 9:30am have a snack before you are taken back to your hotel at 10:00am. You will arrive your hotel at 10:40am in Tulum (11am in Playa del Carmen, 12pm in Cancun).  This is a short list of 90 potential birds you can see in this tour (depends on the season):  Orange Oriole / Icterus auratus Endemic Rose-throated Tanager / Piranga roseogularis / Endemic Yucatan Jay / Cyanocorax yucatanicus Endemic Yellow-lored Parrot / Amazona xantholora Endemic White-bellied Emerald / Amazilia candida Ruddy Ground-Dove / Columbina talpacoti Vaux's Swift / Chaetura vauxi Cinnamon Hummingbird / Amazilia rutile White-fronted Parrot / Amazona albifrons Greenish Elaenia / Myiopagis viridicata Couch's Kingbird / Tyrannus couchii Green Jay / Cyanocorax yncas Tropical Gnatcatcher / Polioptila plumbea Clay-colored Thrush / Turdus grayi Summer Tanager / Piranga rubra Painted Bunting / Passerina ciris Hooded Oriole / Icterus cucullatus
  • Land transportation pickup and drop of at hotel
  • Snacks and beverages during tour
  • Driver/Bilingual and specialized bird watching guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

    Select participants and date



    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Camera

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 5 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    Pick up was on time. We were taken to the forrest. Carlos - the guide, knew so much about birds and their habitats. He knew how to call them to make them show up. We saw 35 different species that day. Between observations, we had a breakfast in the local family diner, what was also great experience.

    April 24, 2021

    The bird watching was amazing. Our guide Carlos picked us up in the morning and showed us some really great places for watching them birds. He also gave us some binoculars and was extremly helpful. He was very pleasant even if you aren‘t able to find the bird like for almost a minute. We spotted around 50 different birds we‘ve never seen in our lives. His way of making the right bird noises is a really helpful and rare special too. The birds were actually answering him and we could completly focus on our ears to locate them in first place. He also took a lot of great pictures with him camera whilst in not a single second I felt unguided. In the morning at like 9:30 we ate some great tacos and then continued our adventure. Carlos really fired up our motivation about bird watching and suggested a great app for getting a quick overview about all bird around your area and with a couple of noises/calls every bird makes. All in all we totally recommend this adventure with Carlos!:) thank you

    Read more

    July 3, 2022


    Great experience - our guide was extremely knowledgable, friendly and an all around joy to spend time with. We saw many beautiful birds and learned a lot about the local fauna & flora. Big recommendation to do the tour if you're remotely interested in exploring wildlife.

    November 30, 2022


    Product ID: 57136