Guided birding tour
Nature, culture and history
Friday as part of a group
Any day on demand in private
Light breakfast (coffee, energy bar and fruit)
Water, fruit and snacks
All entrance fees.
COBÁ LAKE - COBA RUINS
An ancient Maya city buried in the jungle and the #1 hotspot on ebird.
The different ecosystems including some lakes allowed the early settlers of Coba to form their city; which was the largest settlement in the northern part of the Yucatan between 300 – 900 AD. These days a great place to visit and enjoy its great bird diversity in this #1 hotspot on ebird.
We begin with a walk around the lake of Coba where we search for water birds such as Spotted Rail, Least Grebe, Ruddy Crake, Limpkin, Snail Kite, Purple Gallinule and other beautiful birds around the lake such as Gray-crowned Yellowthroat, Blue-gray and Yellow-winged Tanagers, Orange, Hooded and other species of Orioles, Yellow-faced Grassquit, Morelet´s Seedeater and many more.
Once the archaeological site opens its doors we will be one of the first people to get in to start birding in the primary jungle now covering this great ancient city in search of birds such as Ocellated Turkey, Lesson´s and Turquoise-browed Motmot, Black-headed, Gartered and Collared Trogons, Masked and Black-crowned Tityras, Yucatan, Green and Brown Jays, Yucatan Parrot… and the list goes on.
On this tour it is possible to identify from 40 to 80 species of birds (depending on the time of the year).
Enjoy a delicious meal to replenish your energy before heading back to your hotel/house.
There is the option to add a visit to a nearby cenote to this tour, a great way to cool off and to end a morning of birding.
"Live the Mayan culture through birds"
6:00 a.m. Pick up at your accommodation (earlier if farther from Tulum)
7:00 a.m. Birding in Mayan community around the lake of Coba
9:00 a.m. Birding in the archaeological site of Coba
11:45 a.m. Brunch
12:30 p.m. End of the excursion/option to visit a cenote nearby
Birdwatching Coba is an excellent excursion for the enthusiastic bird watcher who is also interested in the nature, culture and history of the area
Great for those who love to hike in deep jungle and have the chance to spot uncommon birds and possibly other wildlife
If you are passionate about birds but also want to experience the local Mayan culture this is the tour for you
For those interested in giving bird watching a try to enjoy the amazing world of birds and the incredible places they can take us to.
We recommend that clients bring:
- Comfortable clothes and shoes, sun glasses, camera & binoculars
- Eco friendly sun and mosquito protection (preferably clothes to aid with sun and mosquito)
- Some cash
Please note that there are no ATM machines in the area, nor do any of the vendors accept credit cards.
It is customary to tip the guides and staff for their excellent service.
Pick Up Time :
Please be aware that we will communicate your pick up time via a personalized email and it will vary from the automatic pick up time sent by the booking platform as we have to calculate it manually depending on your hotel/airbnb location.
Drop Off Time :
Please be aware that drop off time vary depending on hotel/villas locations and the rythm of each group.
Cancellation policy :
Each tour should be booked by paying a deposit.
In case of cancellation more than 24 hrs before the pickup, we do not charge you any cost and will give you back your deposit.
In case of cancellation between 24 and 12 hrs before the pickup México Kan Tours will take your deposit in order to pay for the costs already made.
In case of cancellation less than 12 hrs before the pick up or in case of no show we will charge you 100% of the total amount of your tour.
Credit card payments have a fee up to 7% depending on Credit Cards. We recommend bringing cash.
Our prices are in USD. Please be aware that we work with a monthly based exchange rate for Payments in Pesos or Euros.
When you book your tour, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details.
PRIVATE SELF DRIVING
*Are you booking for 1 person only? Please note that in the event that there are no more people booked to join the tour, you will be given the option to pay extra and do the tour in private.