SUNSET WATCHING BIRDS TOUR
Birdwatching Sian Ka'an Sunset
BOAT TRIP - CARIBBEAN VARIETY OF BIRDS - SIAN KA´AN BIOSPHERE RESERVE
Sian Ka´an, which in Yucatec Mayan language means “place where the sky begins,” is one of the largest natural protected areas in Mexico (1.6 million acres). Its incredible biodiversity is protected by the UNESCO under the program MAB (Man and the Biosphere).
The Sian Ka´an biosphere reserve is located on a partially emerged coastal limestone plain, and as a consequence comprises some of the most diverse aquatic habitats of the area. This characteristic makes of Sian Ka´an a place of great importance for the nourishment, shelter and reproduction of resident, migratory and transient aquatic birds.
In this afternoon tour, we take a boat to visit a wide variety of ecosystems in search of its feathered residents and migratory population. We make a brief stop at the Boca Paila bridge, where the brackish waters of a lagoon meet the Caribbean Sea. Here it is possible to observe birds such as Osprey, Gulls, Terns, Sanderlings, Plovers and more. We continue searching for birds through creeks in the mangroves as we learn about the history, hydrology and many other interesting aspects of this reserve. To end a fabulous day of exploration, we stop the boat in front of a mangrove island to enjoy the sunset as hundreds of birds such as Roseate Spoonbills, White Ibis, Reddish Egrets, Tricolored, Boat-billed, Great Blue Herons and many more arrive from their feeding grounds to spend the night.
Enjoy a delicious dinner and wine by the sea to end a wonderful evening.
NOTE - THE COSTAL ROAD IS MOST OF THE TIME IN VERY BAD SHAPE, IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A HIGH VEHICULE SUCH AS A JEEP, WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING YOUR CAR.
NATURE CULTURE & HISTORY
Any day on demand in private
Tour only available from November to March (migration and breeding season)
Light breakfast (coffee, energy bar and fruit)
Water, fruit and snacks
All entrance fees
"Watch hundreds of bird species return to their roosting spot at sunset in Sian Ka'an biosphere"...
2:30 pm Pick up in Tulum
3:30 pm Drive to the visitor´s center of Sian Ka´an for briefing on the biosphere
4:00 pm Boat ride exploring the coastal ecosystems looking for wildlife such as crocodiles, manatees and different species of birds
Continue your boat journey towards a spot on the lagoon to watch the sunset and hundreds of birds returning to their roosting spot
7:00 pm dinner by the sea
9.00 pm Drop-off time in Tulum
For those wanting to explore a good portion of Sian Ka´an by boat with many opportunities to photograph beautiful landscapes and birds.
For those that want to discover the Sian Ka´an Biosphere without any strenuous physical activity.
You don´t have to be a ´birder´ to enjoy this tour.
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.
*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.