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    6 - 8 Hours
    Availability : All Year Round
    Mexico
    Tour Details

    Yucatan Birding Expedition, guided by local birdwatcher experts take the adventure and discover the unique bird species at the top bird-watching places of The Riviera Maya, Cancun, and The Yucatan Peninsula.

    Along with our knowledgeable birding guide, you will experience a unique birding tour in the middle of the Mayan jungle.

    Hiking in old roads immersed in the jungle to observe a wide variety of bird species migratory and endemic.

    Departure & Return Location

    Cancun International Airport (Google Map)

    Operated By

    Contoy Excursions
    What to Expect
    • Highlights: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 - Hooded Oriole / Icterus cucullatus - Summer Tanager / Piranga rubra - Tropical Gnatcatcher / Polioptila plumbea
    • Activities: Hiking
    • Difficulty:Low
    • Holiday Type: Tailor-made
    • You will visit:San Miguel - El Cedral - Sendero of Cozumel
    • Trip style:Couples - Private Tours - Small Groups - Solo
    • Comfort level: Standard
    • Transportation: SUV / VAN
    • Physical demand: Hiking
    • Group size: 4 People Max.
    • Price:$ 1,60.00 USD per person
    Itinerary

    Day 1Arrival and Orientation (Cancun)

    Arrival in Cancun, pickup at your hotel or Cancun International Airport.

    – Overnight in Cancun

    Day 2Birding in Puerto Morelos

    We pick you up early before the sunrise, with a Coffe or Chocolate to go inside to Puerto Morelos, arriving inside the natural reserve Toj (mot-Mot), we have a Hiking inside the forest looking for the Blue Crowned Motmot, Turquoise Browed Motmot, Yucatan Jay, Yucatan Vireo, Yucatan Flycatcher, golden olive woodpecker, Yucatan Woodpecker, and are more of the birds for sure we will watch in this area, also raptors Birds, Roadside hawk, Gray Headed Kite, gray hawk and Red-Shouldered Hawk.

    – Meals included: Express breakfast coffee, bread, fruits, water, sodas & snacks.

    – Accommodation included: – Overnight at Tulum, 2 stars hotel.

    Day 3Bird-watching in Sian Ka'an (Archaeological site of Muyil)

    Taking a transportation early to be by the sunrise inside the natural reserve in Sian ka´an, we arrive at Muyil, after the coffee time, we begin birding inside the local Mayan community, are very interesting the biosphere with birds and humans.

    We can watch Boat Bill Toucan, Collared Aracari, Black Headed Trogon, Violaceous Trogon, Yucatan Parrot, White Fronted Parrot, Masked Tityra, Red Legger Honeycreeper, gray saltator, Yucatan Oriole, Squirrel Cuckoo, blue tanager, summer tanager, Ivory-bill woodpecker, golden fronted woodpecker, Yucatan swallow, Greenish Elaenia, Yucatan Flycatcher and a many other species of Flycatchers and Oriole, Jays in one day this area can, get us fascinated.

    – Meals included: Express breakfast coffee, bread, fruits, water, sodas & snacks.

    – Accommodation included: Overnight at Cozumel Island 2 stars hotel.

    Day 4Birding Endemic Birds from Cozumel

    We travel to Isla Cozumel, to find a very nice place inside the Caribbean ocean, lovely colors of water and areas to birding, here we going to have a ride inside the Cozumel forest to find the endemic birds of this Island, The amazing Cozumel Emerald, Cinnamon Humminbird, Cozumel Wren. Tropical pewee, Cozumel Vireo, Smooth billed Ani, white crowned Pigeon, pale vented pigeon and much more of species.

    – Meals included: Express breakfast coffee, bread, fruits, water, sodas & snacks.

    – Accommodation included: Overnight at Cancun 2 stars hotel.

    Day 5Pelagic Birding at Manatee Lagoon

    We get back to Cancun, and early we take a boat to ride to Manati Lagoon in the tail of the Yucatan peninsula, in this site of the peninsula, we are looking for aquatic birds and some raptors birds Osprey, Crane Hawk, and also Heros, Tiger heron, Boat Bill heron, Black Crowned Heron, Tricolored Heron, Reddish Egret, Anhinga, Royal terns, Caspian Terns, Magnificent Fragats Birds, Mangrove Vireo, White Winged Dove, Gray Headed Tanager, Black and White Weabler, Green Heron.

    – Meals included: Express breakfast coffee, bread, fruits, water, sodas & snacks.

    – Accommodation included: Overnight 2 stars hotel at Valladolid Yucatan.

    Day 6Las Coloradas Birding

    We travel at the cost of the Gulf of Mexico, inside the area of Las Coloradas, a magnificent place bird watcher love to come here, because, is the pink Lagoon, in this area the aquatic birds are more interesting, because is the perfect habitat of the Pink Flamingo, Roseate Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis, Browm Pelican, Ringed Kingfisher, Belted Kingfisher, Castle egreat, Crested Caracara, King Vulture, and other heros living in the same area. The hiking in this very interesting, and the end of birding we can take a break to swim at the beautiful beach side of las Coloradas.

    – Meals included: Express breakfast coffee, bread, fruits, water, sodas & snacks.

    – Accommodation included: Overnight 2 stars hotel at Valladolid Yucatan.

    Day 7Birding in Valladolid

    With this birding Early In the area in the center at the peninsula, definitely we cover the most important places to birding in the Yucatan peninsula, Covering all the cost and the most of the species in all the Yucatan, peninsula, here we are looking for, Royal Flycatcher, Rose troahted becard, vermillion flycatcher, yellow faced grassquit, Eye ringed Flatbill, Northern Bentbill, Yellow Olive flycatcher, Dusky flycatcher, Yucatan Wren, Tropical Gnatcacher, Blue and Gray Gnatcacher, Brigth-Rumped Attilam, Yucatan Jay, green Jay, Lesser Roadrunner, Yucatan bobwhite, Barred antshrike, Bat falcon, Laugthing Falcon.

    – Meals included: Express breakfast coffee, bread, fruits, water, sodas & snacks.

    – Accommodation included: Overnight 2 stars hotel at Cancun.

    Day 8Isla Mujeres & Departure

    One day free, travel to Isla Mujeres in playa Norte to have a Beach day.

    At the afternoon, fly back home.

    – Meals included: Express breakfast coffee, bread, fruits, water, sodas & snacks. 

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