Cancun

Birdwatching Cancun

Cancun, Mexico
Birdwatching Cancun
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Although it’s known mostly for its swimming holes, the Ruta de Los Cenotes is among the best places for birdwatching in the Yucatan Peninsula. With this full-day, private bird watching tour, explore the area with a local bird watching expert who takes you to the best secluded spots to observe migratory and endemic birds.
  • A private bird-watching tour in the jungle from Cancun
  • Travel with a guide: Find the best spots for birdwatching
  • Round-trip transportation from Cancun and Puerto Morelos
  • Private tour ensures personalized attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop
  • Birdwatching guide expert
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup or meeting point pickup.
  • Tips

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Starbucks Plaza Caracol
    Blvd. Kulkulcán km 8.5, Centro Comercial Plaza Caracol, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Guide will meet you at Starbucks parking area .

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

06:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Kristie_B
Carlos our guide was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. We were a group of 3 so he was able to cater to each of us. Our birding knowledge ranged from extreme amateur to very knowledgeable and we all got a lot out of our time. We saw over 40 species! The snack was a delicious authentic quesadilla meal and the terrain was all level walking. It was a great bird adventure I would recommend to anyone interested.

Reviews

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Fabulous birding in Cancun!
Brad_G, Apr 2024
Carlos was fantastic! He helped me see 44 new lifers on the tour (56 species in all). He knew the birds instantly and was great at pointing them out. He was also very friendly and was as excited as I was to see these birds! His mimicked bird calls were also very good he truly did his best to insure my success. He shared photos too!
Great birding experience!
bharat_C, Mar 2024
Lugo is an exceptional guide and we saw over 40 species of birds, including a ferruginous pygmy owl he worked so hard to find! What a great experience, hope to be back again someday. Highly recommended
Super fun and well organized!
David_C, Mar 2024
Lugo was excellent! And he knows his birds. Nearly 30 lifers in one day. It's been over twenty years since I've been able to say that! Fantastic tour.
Incredible Time
Cody_S, Mar 2024
This experience was phenomenal. Lugo was very knowledgeable and passionate about birding. The drive can be a little long depending on where you get picked up. We were picked up in Punta Sam and the drive was roughly 2 hrs one way. It was well worth it though.
A great bird watching morning
tracey_b, Feb 2024
Carlos was a great guide - very knowledgeable- thoroughly enjoyed the trip - we saw many different birds and Carlos enthusiasm was infectious
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Your valuable input helps us to continually improve and ensure every birdwatching adventure is exceptional. We hope to have the opportunity to exceed your expectations on your next visit!
Wonderful Birding Toir
Husong_L, Feb 2024
Carlos took me to several birding spots and I had wonderful experience over there. I had opportunity to take shots for over 20 different birds and most of them are first time to see. I will come back again next winter.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for soaring high with us! Your glowing review truly warms our feathers. We're thrilled to have shared the magic of birdwatching with you and look forward to welcoming you back for more avian adventures in the future!
Great birding!
Cara_S, Feb 2024
Carlos picked me up on time, we picked up 1 other person and then he took us to 4 different spots. We saw 50 different species including Pygmy owl, tucans, motmot. Carlos spotted them all! Was very knowledgeable. Wasn’t the most scenic places but great for birding! Was very glad I went !
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Your valuable input helps us to continually improve and ensure every birdwatching adventure is exceptional. We hope to have the opportunity to exceed your expectations on your next visit!
Great way to see native birds.
Colleen_P, Jan 2024
I am staying for a few days in the Cancun area at a large resort and wanted to observe birds here in the Yucatán. This trip was the perfect excursion. I was picked up promptly early in the morning and just two other people were on my trip. Our guide, Lugo , was personable and knowledgeable. He asked what birds I wanted to see and when we saw them, he was quick to point them out. He even put in extra effort to get to all the wish list birds, including a Keel-billed toucan we saw just at the end of the trip. I felt safe and comfortable and saw more than 40 species of birds. Lugo uses e-bird so go there and look up the species you’ll see before you go. This is a great trip for anyone who loves birds or even those who want a few hours off the resort who want to quickly get into nature and see what beautiful birds live in or migrate to this area. I would do it again!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for soaring high with us! Your glowing review truly warms our feathers. We're thrilled to have shared the magic of birdwatching with you and look forward to welcoming you back for more avian adventures in the future!
Extraordinary Birding with Carlos
Catherine_H, Dec 2023
Carlos is incredibly knowledgable about the local species and habitats. He knows all the songs, immature vs. mature plumages, and can even mimic songs himself! He sung a wonderful duet with a ferruginous pygmy owl that I will never forget! We ended up seeing over 50 species and he knew all the best spots to get incredible photographs. He knows all the Mayan, Spanish, and English names of birds and happily kept a checklist for us. I especially appreciated that he took the time to teach us about the birds calls, habitats, and fun facts about each species. I cannot recommend Carlos enough -- I can't wait to bird with him again sometime.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for soaring high with us! Your glowing review truly warms our feathers. We're thrilled to have shared the magic of birdwatching with you and look forward to welcoming you back for more avian adventures in the future!
Wonderful birds and tour guide
Kristie_B, Dec 2023
Carlos our guide was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. We were a group of 3 so he was able to cater to each of us. Our birding knowledge ranged from extreme amateur to very knowledgeable and we all got a lot out of our time. We saw over 40 species! The snack was a delicious authentic quesadilla meal and the terrain was all level walking. It was a great bird adventure I would recommend to anyone interested.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for soaring high with us! Your glowing review truly warms our feathers. We're thrilled to have shared the magic of birdwatching with you and look forward to welcoming you back for more avian adventures in the future!
Fun birding experience!
Heather_B, Dec 2023
This was a really great tour! It was an amazing opportunity to see many birds in several different environments. We saw almost sixty species of birds with several endemics such as the Yucatan jay and Yucatan woodpecker.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for soaring high with us! Your glowing review truly warms our feathers. We're thrilled to have shared the magic of birdwatching with you and look forward to welcoming you back for more avian adventures in the future!
Amazing birds!
Danae_R, Oct 2023
This was one of my favorite tours! We saw 66 species of birds. It was amazing. I’d highly recommend it to anyone interested in birding.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for soaring high with us! Your glowing review truly warms our feathers. We're thrilled to have shared the magic of birdwatching with you and look forward to welcoming you back for more avian adventures in the future!
Over 50 Species of Birds in the Jungle!
Jennifer_W, Aug 2023
We had an amazing experience with Miguel! He spotted over 50 species of birds for us, and most of them we had never seen before in our lives. It was a memorable outing. The transportation could have been more formal/organized.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Your valuable input helps us to continually improve and ensure every birdwatching adventure is exceptional. We hope to have the opportunity to exceed your expectations on your next visit!
Incredible Experience
Greg_D, Jul 2023
Carlos was an exceptional guide and was able to identify species based off their song well before we saw them. We ended up seeing over 40 species of beautiful birds and I honestly can’t wait to come back and do it again!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for soaring high with us! Your glowing review truly warms our feathers. We're thrilled to have shared the magic of birdwatching with you and look forward to welcoming you back for more avian adventures in the future!
Amazing birding with Carlos and Miguel!
Samuel_R, Mar 2023
Carlos and Miguel took us on an amazing walking tour, and were able to identify all of the birds, and help us photograph even the trickiest ones, like Sabrewings, Toucans, Warblers, and more. I would 100% take this tour again; such a fun day.
Extraordinary Birding Adventure
Janet_R, Mar 2023
Our driver, Nicholas, had a radio voice and he entertained us with stories about his family and his life as a chef on a fancy Cancun restaurant. The birding was excellent and our guide, Jose, found 47 gorgeous species. We saw hummingbirds, trogons, aracaris, warblers, orioles and more. We also had a delicious lunch at a cafe at our birding spot. I 100% recommend this trip, not only for the birds but as an opportunity to hike in the jungle and get away from the hustle and bustle of the hotel zone.
A great birding experience!
Daren_C, Feb 2023
Two species each of motmots and trogons. What more needs to be said. Lugo knew his birds and calls and was a very nice person as well. I'd go birding with him any day.
Awesome birding with Lugo!
Keith_C, Feb 2023
Prompt pickup, very knowledgeable local bird guide, wonderful lunch, fabulous birds. Lugo is the best! I'll bird with him again one day I hope.
Amazing day with amazing guides!
Jennifer, Jan 2023
What a fantastic special day with Carlos and Lugo! Communication was wonderful before about the logistics and the day off was just magical! We saw over 50 species and had a delicious lunch and great fun! My friend had never birded before and now is totally going to!! I want to take other trips with these guys! They are expert birders and really personable awesome:
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for soaring high with us! Your glowing review truly warms our feathers. We're thrilled to have shared the magic of birdwatching with you and look forward to welcoming you back for more avian adventures in the future!
Birdwatching day
CEG, Dec 2022
Lugo was an amazing guide. We enjoyed the day and we were able to spot several endemic and migration birds. Even an owl! I strongly recommend the tour for birdwatching fans.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your comments, this will keep our birding experts improving our clients experience every birding tour!

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