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Cancun: Private Birdwatching Tour

Product ID: 57136
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Not many people realize that The Riviera Maya more specifically 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 middle of the Mayan jungle, hiking.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 5:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

At your hotel Lobby

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  • 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
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Product ID: 57136