Discover the Fascinating Birds of Cancun Mexico on this Tour
On this Birds of Cancun Mexico tour, you will visit the best destinations for bird watching, such as mangroves, tropical forest, estuaries, and jungle. These habitats are full of unique species. In fact, the Yucatan Peninsula has around 548 bird species. The area is a birder’s paradise because you could see up to 80 different bird species per day!
Your expert birding guide, Luis Ku, was born in the Yucatan and worked for 17 years in the Botanical Garden “Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin” of Puerto Morelos. He is the most experienced and qualified birding guide specialist in the Yucatan Peninsula. Over the last 20 years, he has led biologists, bird lovers, and other specialists to the best birding habitats in the Yucatan.
On this tour, you could spot birds such as:
- 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
- See a variety of exotic birds of Cancun Mexico on multiple birding excursions
- Enjoy additional activities such as going to the beach, swimming in a cenote, and taking a mangrove tour
- Experience Mayan history as you visit ancient archaeological sites
- Relax each evening in comfortable, quality hotels
Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Start and end location: Cancun
Availability in 2019: January 9-19, February 12-22, April 11-21, October 5-15, November 6-16, December 1-11
Day 1 – Arrive to Cancun and Stay Overnight
After arriving to Cancun’s airport, you will be transferred to your hotel, Cancun-Rey Del Caribe or a similar 3-star hotel.
Day 2 – Go Bird Watching in Puerto Morelos and Relax on the Beach
In the early morning, your Birds of Cancun Mexico Tour continues with bird watching at Central Vallarta and Cenote Road in Puerto Morelos. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the beach in Puerto Morelos. At night, you will stay at Arrecifes II or another 3-star hotel.
Day 3 – Drive to San Salvador Ranch, Rio Lagartos for Birding and Take a Boat Mangrove Tour
Early in the morning, you will do some more birding near Puerto Morelos. Then, you will take a long drive to Rio Lagartos to go bird watching at San Salvador Ranch. You will also enjoy a boat trip through a mangrove. In the evening, you will rest at Tabasco Rio or a similar place.
Day 4 – Spot Birds at Ek Balam, Explore the Ancient Ruins, and Swim in a Cenote
You will go bird watching at Ek Balam and enjoy the refreshing early morning air. Then, you will get to visit the stunning archaeological site of Ek Balam. In the afternoon, enjoy a cool dip in the waters of a nearby cenote. The overnight will be in Cabañas Unajil or similar accommodations.
Day 5 – Experience the Birds and History of Chichen Itza and Izamal
After early morning birding at Chichen Itza, you will visit the archaeological site. Chichen Itza is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Then, you will go to Izamal to admire more gorgeous Mayan ruins. You will relax for the night in Itzamaltun or similar.
Day 6 – See Birds and Archaeological Sites at Uxmal and Kabah
Your day starts early with birding at Uxmal. Afterwards, you will visit the Uxmal and Kabah archaeological sites. You will stay the night at Uxmal Resort Maya or a similar place.
Day 7 – Discover the Edzna Archaeological Site
You will get to do a little more bird watching in Uxmal before moving on to the archaeological site of Edzna, Campeche. In the evening, you will stay in Chicanna Ecovillage Resort or similar.
Day 8 – Go Birding Near Chicanna and Calakmul Reserve and Drive to Palenque
Enjoy spotting beautiful birds near the Calakmul Reserve and the Chicanna area. Then, you will go on a long drive to Palenque. You will stay at La Aldea de Halach Huini or similar.
Day 9 – See Exotic Jungle Birds and Historic Ruins in Palenque
You’ll be fascinated by the Palenque jungle bird watching that starts the day. You will also get to see the Palanque archaeological site. Afterwards, you will take a long drive to San Cristobal. You will stay overnight in Hotel Casa Mexicana or a similar hotel.
Day 10 – Enjoy a City Tour of San Cristobal and a Boat Ride in Sumidero Canyon
To finish up your fantastic tour experience, you will go on a city tour of San Cristobal. Then, you will enjoy a boat ride in Sumidero Canyon. You’ll stay for the night in Tuxtla Gutierrez in Hotel Real Avenida or similar.
Day 11 – Return to the Airport
Finally, your Birds of Cancun Mexico Tour will come to an end as you go to the airport for the flight back home.
What’s Not Included
What to Bring
- Sunblock and biodegradable insect repellent
- This tour has a maximum of 10 travelers. If you have more than 10, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to find a group for you.