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Jungle Birding & Maya Temples Tour in Mexico

The Yucatan Peninsula with around 548 bird species is unique and is one of the most visited areas by birders. The open setting makes birding in Mexico easy. There are some spectacular concentrations and an amazing diversity of species. You can identify up to 80 different bird species every day!

Overview

  • Group safari
  • Children policy: Children from the age of 8 years old are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Starting point and ending point: the tour will start in Cancun and ends in Tuxtla Gutierrez
  • Languages spoken: English and Spanish
  • All park fees are included.

Meet the guides

Luis
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Highlights

  • 9 birdwatching activities
  • See the brilliant birds of Mexico
  • Visit Puerto Morelos, Rio Lagartos, Ek Balam, Chichen Itza, and more
  • Transport in a van equipped with air-conditioning
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy breakfast
  • Park entrance fees
  • Airport transfers

Styles


9 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
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Accommodation

The accommodations for you during the safari are as follows:

  • First night: El Rey del Caribe
  • Second night: Arrecifes Suites II
  • Third night: Tabasco Rio
  • Fourth night: Cabañas Unajil
  • Sixth night: Uxmal Resort Maya
  • Seventh night: Chicanna Ecovillage Resort
  • Eighth night: La Aldea de Halach Huini
  • Ninth night: Hotel Casa Mexicana
  • Last night: Hotel Real Avenida

El Rey del Caribe

It is an oasis of tranquility in the center of Cancun with a traditional Mexican colonial architecture, with its wrought iron gate, and through the entrance fountain, you reach the inner courtyard surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. In the interior of the patio, you can enjoy the quiet, the security and rest from the noise of the city. All rooms have a view and access to the pool and jacuzzi.

The Arrecifes Suites II

The Arrecifes Suites II is a good option to stay in Puerto Morelos. The Arrecifes Suites II has welcomed guests in Puerto Morelos since 2013. It is located near the beautiful sandy beach of Arenosa. The establishment is 10 minutes walk from the center of Puerto Morelos.

Buyers can appreciate a market and shops at the hotel's short distance. The hotel offers rooms with a minibar, cable TV with on-demand movies, a safe, a refrigerator and a dining area. Some rooms have views of the garden. There are also bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower, and a hairdryer.

Tabasco Rio

The Hotel Tabasco Rio is a family property thinking about the nature of its environment, located in the main square of the town of Rio Lagartos and 50 meters from the boardwalk. The rooms in RioLagartos are comfortable, modern and incomparable, equipped with free Wi-Fi and a number of benefits that will make your stay in Rio Lagartos a real pleasure.

Cabañas Unajil

They are a beautiful cabin in Ek Balam Maya Community, typical rooms of the population. Amenities include typical food restaurant, bicycle rental, and local crafts.

Uxmal Resort Maya

Discover Uxmal Resort Maya with a perfect location just three minutes from the archaeological site of Uxmal with stunning views and a direct eco-tourist route from the hotel to the Archaeological Zone.

Chicanna Ecovillage Resort

Chicanna Ecovillage Resort is a self-sufficient and ecological resort surrounded by pure, untouched nature where you and your family will be able to rest pleasantly in the bungalows. This hotel in Xpujil, Campeche features 42 accommodations, spacious, comfortable and decorated with Mayan handmade details.

La Aldea de Halach Huini

It is an ecological hotel of a category, surrounded by extensive tropical gardens at the entrance of the National Park of Palenque, in the extraordinary heart of the Chiapaneca jungle. From here, you can enjoy the warm environment of the rainforest, since it has been designed to cause the least environmental impact, combining the comfort, hygiene, and tranquility provided by the flora and fauna of this region.

Casa Mexicana Hotel

This hotel is built with the idea of offering our guests something more than a hotel, the goal was to create an environment surrounded by art, crafts, and nature that were Mexican. Artist friends of the hotel who had previously visited San Cristóbal to do works that speak of this placeare invited, you may look throughout Mexico for the beautiful handicrafts that are exhibited here.

Hotel Real Avenida

The privileged location of the hotel in the city allows you to be perfectly communicated with the places of more intense cultural, commercial and business activity of the City of Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Real Avenida Hotel offers you 48 rooms with a modern and warm atmosphere, preserving an intimate atmosphere to enjoy your family, business or friends trip.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Cancun

After your arrival at Cancún International Airport (CUN), you will be transferred to your hotel. You will stay overnight in Cancun, Rey Del Caribe or similar (3 stars).

Day 2: Puerto Morelos

There will be an early bird watching at Central Vallarta and Cenote Road in Puerto Morelos. By afternoon, you will enjoy the beach in Puerto Morelos. You will stay overnight in Arrecifes II or similar (3 stars).

Day 3: Rio Lagartos

You'll have an early birding in Puerto Morelos area. Departure later to Rio Lagartos. You will also have a bird watching activity at San Salvador Ranch, Rio Lagartos. Boat trip through the mangrove. You will stay overnight in Tabasco Rio or similar.

Day 4: Ek Balam

An early bird watching at Ek Balam will start your day. You will also visit the beautiful archeological site of Ek Balam and later refresh in the cool waters of a cenote nearby. You will stay overnight in Cabañas Unajil or similar.

Day 5: Chichen Itza and Izamal

There will be an early bird watching at Chichen Itza. You will also visit the Chichen Itza site - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. After that, you will continue to Izamal, another beautiful Mayan ruin. You will stay overnight in Itzamaltun or similar.

Day 6: Uxmal

There will be an early bird watching at Uxmal. Also, enjoy the visit to the archeological site. Visit also Kabah site. You will stay overnight in Uxmal Resort Maya or similar.

Day 7: Edzna

There will be an early bird watching in Uxmal area, followed by a visit later to the archeological site of Edzna, Campeche. You will stay overnight in Chicanna Ecovillage Resort or similar.

Day 8: Calakmul to Palenque

There will be an early bird watching near Chicanna area and Calakmul reserve. Then, you will have a long drive to Palenque. You will stay overnight in La Aldea de Halach Huini or similar.

Day 9: San Cristobal

Early bird watching in Palenque jungle. Visit the archeological site also. Followed by a long drive to San Cristobal. You will stay overnight in Hotel Casa Mexicana or similar.

Day 10: Sumidero canyon to Tuxtla Gutierrez

There will be a city tour in San Cristobal, followed later by a great boat ride in Sumidero Canyon. Later, overnight in Tuxtla Gutierrez. Hotel Real Avenida or similar.

Day 11: Departure

This day, you will go to the airport for flight back home.

Expected bird species

  • Yucatan woodpecker
  • Great curassow
  • Black-throated bobwhite
  • Lesser yellow-headed
  • Yucatan parrot
  • Ornate hawk-eagle
  • Barred forest-falcon
  • Ruddy crake
  • Rufous-necked wood-rail
  • Crane hawk
  • Yucatan poorwill
  • Thicket tinamou
  • Orange oriole
  • Mexican antthrush
  • Yucatan jay

Included excursions

  • Boat ride in Sumidero Canyon on your tenth day
  • Boat trip to Rio Lagartos on your third day
  • City tour in San Cristobal on your tenth day
  • Visit the archeological site in Edzna on your seventh day
  • Visit the archeological site in Uxmal and Kabah on your sixth day
  • Visit the archeological site in San Cristobal on your ninth day
  • Visit the beach in Puerto Morelos on your second day
  • Visit the beautiful archeological site of Ek Balam on your fourth day
  • Visit the Chichen Itza site and Izamal on your fifth day

Guides

Luis Ku

Location

This birdwatching holiday will start from Cancun and will take you to Puerto Morelos, Rio Lagartos, Ek Balam, Chichen Itza, Izamal, Uxmal, Edzna, Calakmul, Palenque, San Cristobal, and Sumidero Canyon in Mexico.

Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos is a town located in the northeast in the Quintana Roo state, about 36 kilometers away from Cancun.

Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos is a beautiful nature reserve located north on the state of Quintana Roo. This reserve is home to the biggest colony of flamingos as well as the famous pink lakes of Mexico, moreover the reserve is home to many bird species and crocodiles.

Ek Balam

Ek Balam is another Mayan site, but here, you can also enjoy seeing many bird species.

Chichen Itza

This is the most famous Mayan site located close to the city of Valladolid.

Uxmal

Uxmal is located in the western part of the Yucatan Peninsula. In this part, you will observe different bird species.

Edzna

Edzna is located in the state of Campeche.

Calakmul

Calakmul is located in the south of the Yucatan Peninsula, almost next to the border with Guatemala. From there we will have a long drive to Palenque, which is located in a different state - Chiapas.

San Cristobal

This is one of the most beautiful cities located in the state of Chiapas.

Tuxtla Gutierrez

This is the capital city of Chiapas and the biggest city where you will visit the beautiful canyon, Sumidero.

Food

Daily breakfast is included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Bird viewing activities
  • Land transportation
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Entrance fee
  • Services of a bilingual guide
  • Equipment

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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