See the Yucatan’s 548 endemic bird species on a Mexico bird safari. This 11 day Yucatan bird watching tour visits to avian destinations in the region
See the Yucatan’s 548 endemic bird species. On this 11 day Yucatan bird watching tour you will have the opportunity to see around half of the 1040 bird species that live in Mexico!
You will travel among a selection of the best birding habitats, including mangroves, estuaries, dry tropical forest and dense lowland jungle. We also visit some of the magnificent archaeological ruins in the area.
During the Mexico bird safari bird species you might see include: the Thicket Tinamou, Great Curassow, Black-throated Bobwhite, Lesser Yellow-Headed, Crane Hawk, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Barred Forest-Falcon, Ruddy Crake, Rufous-Necked Wood-Rail, Yucatan Parrot, Yucatan Poorwill, Yucatan Woodpecker, Yucatan Jay, Mexican Anttrush, Orange Oriole, etc.
Itinerary for 11 day Yucatan bird watching tour
Day 1: Arrival in Cancun
Arrival at Cancun airport. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cancun—Rey Del Caribe or similar (3
Day 2: Puerto Morelos
Early bird watching at Central Vallarta and Cenote Road in Puerto Morelos. Afternoon enjoy beach in
Puerto Morelos. Overnight in Arrecifes II or similar (3 stars).
Day 3 of Mexico bird safari: Rio Lagartos
Early birding in Puerto Morelos area. Departure later to Rio Lagartos ( long drive )Bird watching at San
Salvador Ranch, Rio Lagartos. Boat trip through the mangrove. Overnight in Tabasco Rio or similar.
Day 4: Ek Balam
Early bird watching at Ek Balam. We will also visit the beautiful archeological site of Ek Balam and later
refresh in the cool waters of a cenote nearby. Overnight in Cabañas Unajil or similar.
Day 5: Chichen Itza and Izamal
Early bird watching at Chichen Itza. We will also visit the Chichen Itza site – one of the New Seven
Wonders of the World. After that, we will continue to Izamal another beautiful Mayan ruin. Overnight in Itzamaltun or similar.
Day 6: Uxmal
Early bird watching at Uxmal. Also enjoy the visit to the archeological site. Visit also Kabah site. Overnight in Uxmal Resort Maya or similar.
Day 7: Edzna
Early bird watching in Uxmal area, follow later to the archeological site of Edzna, Campeche. Overnight in Chicanna Ecovillage Resort or similar.
Day 8: Calakmul – Palenque
Early bird watching near Chicanna area and Calakmul reserve. Then long drive to Palenque. Overnight in La Aldea de Halach Huini or similar.
Day 9: San Cristobal
Early bird watching in Palenque jungle. Visit the archeological site also. Follow later on a long drive to
San Cristobal. Overnight in Hotel Casa Mexicana or similar.
Day 10: Sumidero Canyon – Tuxtla Gutierrez
City tour in San Cristobal, follow later for a great boat ride in Sumidero canyon. Later overnight in Tuxtla Gutierrez. Hotel Real Avenida or similar.
Day 11: Departure
Departure to airport for flight back home.