A VISUAL DELIGHT
SIAN KA’AN BIOSPHERE RESERVE – PUNTA ALLEN
Rio Lagartos is a charming fishing town located on the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula about two hours and forty five minutes from Tulum by car.
An area of about 150,000 acres (60,000 hectares) was declared a Biosphere Reserve under the UNESCO program Man and Biosphere in 1999. Different aquatic ecosystems are of great importance to over 280 aquatic bird species (migratory and resident) for their nourishment and reproduction.
One such species is the striking American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber which can be admired in this reserve any time of the year.
he semi-deciduous and deciduous lowland jungle of the area are home to a great bird diversity including the endemic Yucatan Nightjar and the very localized Yucatan Wren as well as the quasi-endemic Black-throated Bobwhite and the very beautiful Mexican Sheartail hummingbird. Other species of interest for the area are: Boat billed Heron, Bare-throated Tiger Heron, Grey, Roadside, Zone-tailed, White tailed, Common Black and Crane Hawk, Crested Caracara, Lesser Yellow headed Vulture, Ruddy Crake, Lesser Roadrunner, Pygmy Kingfisher, Mangrove Swallow and many more.
NATURE, CULTURE AND HISTORY
Every day on demand.
Light Breakfast (coffee, fruits and energy bar
All entrance fees
Water, fruits and snacks
"Find your self immerse in one of the most beautiful natural places on earth, floating in crystal clear waters, being one with nature"...
5:00 a.m. Pick up at your accommodation
7:00 a.m. Begin birding in the deciduous low jungle
9:00 a.m. Continue birding in the semi-deciduous jungle
11:00 a.m. Enjoy a delicious lunch a la carte
12:00 p.m. Boat trip in search of aquatic species
3:00 p.m. End of excursion
6:00 p.m. Back in your hotel (Tulum)
Great diversity of birds including many Yucatan endemics.
For the bird watcher interested in documenting a great number of species in one day.
Many great opportunities to photograph landscapes, birds and other wildlife.
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.