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Riviera Maya: Puerto Morelos 4-Hour Bird Watching Tour

4.8 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: EcoColors Tours

Riviera Maya: Puerto Morelos 4-Hour Bird Watching Tour

Activity provider: EcoColors Tours

From US$ 245 per person

Look for exotic and tropical birds on the Yucatan Peninsula on a 4-hour tour of the Botanical Gardens of Puerto Morelos. See colorful tucans, honeycreepers, flycatchers and much more, and experience the pristine jungle and eco system of the Riviera Maya.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike in the pristine jungle of Puerto Morelos
  • Look for exotic migratory birds on the 1st stop of their long journey
  • Get an insight into the Yucatan Peninsula's eco system from a naturalist guide
  • Help support sustainable tourism projects and protect the Mayan culture
  • See colorful flycatchers, tucans, and green jays
Full description
Enjoy an amazing bird watching experience in the Mayan jungle, and observe a wide variety of bird species at the Botanical Gardens of Puerto Morelos. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Cancun or Playa del Carmen at 06:00 (07:00 for hotels in Tulum), transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to Puerto Morelos to observe unique birds on a hike through the jungle. Certified naturalist guides will provide interesting information about the Yucatan Peninsula's different bird species, as well as the area's ecosystems along the way. Migratory birds can be found in Mexico twice a year. As they escape the cold winters of the north, they cross the Gulf of Mexico on a journey of some 800-1,000 kilometers. The Yucatan Peninsula is the first stop on their journey to Central America, providing a unique opportunity to see them at rest in and around Puerto Morelos. A portion of the profits from this tour is donated to projects that protect the Mayan culture, and promote sustainable and responsible eco tourism.
Includes
  • Transportation by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual biologist or naturalist guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Snack (fruits)
  • Equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring insect repellent, ecological sun block, a hat and sunglasses, a long sleeve cotton shirt, long cotton pants, an impermeable jacket, and personal items such as binoculars and a camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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This was the absolute best tour if you are interested in birds at all. My husband’s hobby is bird photography and this was probably his favorite part of our honeymoon. The driver, Axel, and the guide, Lope, were professional and very friendly! We ended up seeing 52 different bird species in the morning and were provided a delicious homemade breakfast. If we were back in the Cancún area I am sure we would do the tour again!

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January 7, 2023

Great tour!

This was our first time birding in the Yucatan. It was a great birding trip. My wife and I recorded 30 lifetime sightings, saw two species of toucan, and generally had a great experience. We were picked up at the perfect time from our hotel to arrive on site minutes before sunrise, and right from the site our guide Eduardo was making calls and we had 10 species recorded within 10 minutes. We started in a rural Mexican community that was part of an old Chewing Gum tree farm. There were plenty of fruit and berry eating species and this is where we saw our two species of Toucan. After this, we went to a protected 400 kilometer plot that used to be a corn field that is being repopulated with red cedar. All of the trees were young and this allowed for great visibility. We saw two ant migrations and tons of excited insect eating species. In total we saw 42 species and again most were new to my wife and I. Highly recommended! Thank you again Eduardo for a great trip.

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November 25, 2017

Got all my wishlist - 26 lifers!

Dante is a terrific guide and knows where "the locals go" --off the beaten path, where the real action happens. Dante definitely made us comfortable and I just can't say enough good things about the trip. Armando, our driver, was wonderful and the vehicle was cool and comfortable and they had snacks. We saw mot-mots, trogons, parakeets and THE ferrugenous pygmy owl! If you are an English or Spanish speaker, Dante speaks both very well. I had some worries about the trip (since I didn't know the company) but it was a great tour!! I will go again!

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April 22, 2017

Product ID: 4475