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Cancun Wildlife 10-Day Tour: Whale Sharks, Jaguars, and Birds

Immerse yourself in nature and witness incredible Cancun wildlife on this 10-day tour. Swim in the gorgeous Caribbean and explore the lush Yucatan jungle.

USD $2,505.00USD $3,019.00

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Spot and Photograph Exotic Cancun Wildlife on this Adventure

On this Cancun Wildlife Tour, experience the Mayan world and its incredibly diverse wildlife. As you visit Mayan reefs, wetlands, and jungle, you’ll be able to see and photograph amazing animals and beautiful plants. Animals you could see include:

  • Whale sharks (in the summer)
  • Sailfish (in the winter)
  • Crocodiles
  • Sea turtles
  • Flamingos
  • Pelicans

If you are a nature and bird lover, this experience is perfect for you! You’ll get to see a variety of exotic bird species and visit Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve to see the largest population of flamingos in the Americas. The tour also has visits to three fascinating ancient Mayan archaeological sites: Chichen Itza, Coba, and Tulum. Explore the Yucatan Peninsula and capture amazing moments in nature on this tour!

Highlights

  • Swim with whale sharks and sea turtles
  • Search for a variety of birds and mysterious jaguars in the jungle
  • Explore three Mayan archaeological sites

Tour Information

Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
Start and end location: Cancun
Availability: (2019) February 1-8, March 11-18, April 23-30, May 21-28, June 18-25, July 23-30, August 12-19

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive to Beautiful City of Cancun
When you arrive to the airport in Cancun, you will be welcomed and taken to your hotel, Rey del Caribe (or similar).

Day 2 – Swim with Gigantic Whale Sharks
The adventure starts right away on the second day of your Cancun Wildlife Tour! You will get to swim with whale sharks, the biggest fish in the ocean. At night, you’ll stay in Cancun, at the hotel Rey del Caribe or similar.

Day 3 – Snorkel with Sea Turtles and Explore the Town of Tulum
The ocean adventures continue as you get to snorkel with sea turtles. You’ll also have the opportunity to swim in the beautiful, clear waters of a cenote. In the afternoon, you will explore the town of Tulum. You will stay there for the night, at Cabaña Los Lirios or similar.

Day 4 – Go Bird Watching and Search for Jaguars
The day starts with bird watching. Then, you will go to the jaguar camp in search of the largest cat in the Americas. In the evening, after dinner, you will go on a night hike. You will be able to see fascinating insects and other small mammals that come out when the sun starts to set. Finally, you will camp at Campamento Jaguar at night.

Day 5 – Watch Hanging Snakes Hunt Bats at Kantemo Cave and Spot Crocodiles in a Lagoon
Bright and early, you can do some more birding, or you can go on a hike to look for jaguars. Then, you will go to Kantemo Cave to see hanging snakes catching and eating bats. In the evening, you will go on a jungle bike and canoe trip to see crocodiles. After an exciting day, you will rest for the night at the Kantemo Cabins.

Day 6 – Explore the Ancient Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza and Stay in the Town of Valladolid
After an early opportunity to go bird watching, you will continue on to the ancient archaeological site of Chichen Itza. These ancient ruins were named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Afterward, take a refreshing dip in the clear water of a cenote. The overnight will be in Valladolid at Meson del Marques or a similar hotel.

Day 7 – Spot Crocodiles and Birds at Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve
Today on your Cancun Wildlife Tour, you will be able to see an astounding variety of wildlife at the Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. This amazing park is home to 395 bird species. You can also see flamingos and crocodiles. There’s also beautiful scenery, including a pink salt-water lake called Las Coloradas. At night, you will return to Valladolid to stay at Meson Del Marques or similar.

Day 8 – Climb an Ancient Mayan Pyramid at the Coba Ruins
On this adventurous day, you will visit the archaeological site of Coba. You will get to climb the highest pyramid and enjoy sacred cenotes. At night, you will stay in Tulum, in Cabaña Los Lirios or similar.

Day 9 – Enjoy the Gorgeous Landscape, Stunning Beach, and Ancient Ruins of Tulum
Tulum is home to another fascinating archaeological site, as well as beautiful scenery. Enjoy the turquoise water, bright white sand, and magnificent ruins beside a tall cliff. You’ll get to enjoy both the ruins and the beach. In the evening, you will stay in Cancun, back at the Rey del Caribe or similar.

Day 10 – Go to the Cancun Airport to Fly Home
Finally, your Cancun Wildlife Tour will come to an end as you are dropped off at the Cancun airport to catch your return flight.

What’s Included

  • Ground transportation
  • Lodging
  • Breakfasts
  • Equipment
  • Bilingual guide

What’s Not Included

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

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Biodegradable insect repellent and sunblock
  • Personal items
  • Camera

Important Notes

  • This tour has a maximum of 10 travelers. If you have more than 10, contact us at info@keteka.com and we will try to find a group for you.

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