DEEP INTO THE JUNGLE
Coba & Punta Laguna
Nature, culture and history
On demand in private
Light breakfast (Coffee, fruit and energy bar)
Water and snacks
All entrance fees
Birdwatching Coba & Punta Laguna
COBA - PUNTA LAGUNA TOWN - OTOCH MA´AX YETEL KOOH NATURE RESERVE - CENOTE - NUEVO DURANGO COMMUNITY
Learn about the ancient Mayan civilization and the current Mayan culture while enjoying a great diversity of birds in some of the various ecosystems that have enabled the cultural development of the Mayan culture for over two thousand years.
The ancient Mayan city of Coba was once a metropolis of the north eastern Yucatan (200-800 AD). Massive pyramids, squares, palaces and monuments have been buried in the jungle for over 1000 years. The archaeological site of Coba gives us the opportunity to learn about the incredible Mayan civilization as well as local flora and fauna in primary jungle, where the lush vegetation is pre-eminent, with half-excavated buildings emerging from the vines and tree roots, an astounding diversity of birdlife and an extensive central area that can be visited by bicycle!
Famous for its beautiful lake, mature jungle and huge population of spider monkeys, the area of Punta Laguna is also a potential habitat for over 360 species of birds. The marvelous natural environment of this area is characterized by impressive lakes, cenotes and a semi-deciduous jungle with trees of up to 100ft. An extraordinary bio-diversity of flora & fauna live in this environment, we hike through jungle trails on the lookout for some of the many species of birds, mammals (howler and spider monkeys being the most notorious), insects, reptiles, epiphytic plants and much more.
Also on this tour: we visit a community owned cenote, great for swimming and learning about the very interesting geology of the Yucatan.
Nearby in the village of Nuevo Durango, we stop for lunch at the house of a local family whose aim is to live sustainably while promoting the restoration and conservation of their environment. And of course, a delicious home cooked meal made from local ingredients.
"See birds and experience the living Mayan culture while supporting local Eco-tourism initiatives"
6:00 a.m. Pick up at hotel/house (earlier if farther from Tulum)
7:00 a.m. Begin birding around the Coba lake
9:00 a.m. Visit the archaeological site of Coba
12:00 p.m. Visit to cenote (flooded cave)
1:30 p.m. Lunch with local family
3:00 p.m. Visit to Punta Laguna and nature reserve
5:00 p.m. End of excursion
6:00 p.m. Back in your hotel (Tulum)
Birdwatching Coba & Punta Laguna 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.