Eastern & Yucatan Endemics

Daily Tour 9 day 8 nights Availability: 2019-03-15
Cancún, Mexico

This is a Birding expedition designed to discover the endemics of Yucatan and other specialties, visiting nature reserves, archaeological sites and the island of Cozumel.

Cancun International Airport (Google Map)

  • All lodging at mentioned
    eco-lodges or similar
  • All meals
  • All private ground transportation
  • Private boat at Ria Lagartos
  • Round trip ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
  • Birdwatching specialized tour guide full time
  • Reserve and parks entrance fees
  • Check list & Taxes

  • International Flights
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Non specified services
  • Alcoholic beverages



  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: Ria Lagartos
  • Day 3: Ria Lagartos / Felipe Carrillo Puerto
  • Day 4: Vigia Chico Road / Felipe Carrillo Puerto
  • Day 5: Vigia Chico Road / Bacalar Lagoon
  • Day 6: Bacalar
  • Day 7: Bacalar / Playa del Carmen
  • Day 8: Cozumel / Playa del Carmen
  • Day 9: Back Home.
Day 1: Arrival.

Meet & greet at Cancun international airport and transfer to Ría Lagartos (3 – 3.5 hours)
If time permits, we start today exploring the reserve.

Day 2: Ria Lagartos

Early morning, we will take a boat ride to explore the estuary looking for endemics. Known as one of the premier destinations for birdwatching in North America the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve contains vast mangroves which allow for excellent spotting of water birds.

Day 3: Ria Lagartos / Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Early birding to find some missing birds and to get ready to drive to Felipe Carrillo Puerto town, on the way will do several stops.

Day 4: Vigia Chico Road / Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Sian Ka´an Reserve is a very big biosphere; we will explore the famous edge of the Reserve Vigia Chico road.

Day 5: Vigia Chico Road / Bacalar Lagoon

Today after a morning exploring Vigia Chico Road, we go ahead to Bacalar Lagoon area. This is a birding road that inhabits several bird species providing an excellent an effortless birding opportunity.

Day 6: Bacalar

Early morning drive to Tres Garantias road, very different habitat. This region characterizes itself for the coexistence of vegetation of medium (low) sub-evergreen jungle with secondary vegetation and medium (low) sub-deciduous jungle, at an altitude of 17 meters above sea level.

Day 7: Bacalar / Playa del Carmen

Morning drive to Playa del Carmen, with a birding stop in Muyil Reserve.

Day 8: Cozumel / Playa del Carmen

This morning we will take the ferry to Cozumel Island. We will end our trip on the Island of Cozumel, known for its abundance in endemic species. This fantastic birding destination offers the chance to spot both resident species and, at the right time of year, migratory birds that use this part of Mexico as their seasonal destination

Afternoon return to Playa del Carmen

Day 9: Back Home

Breakfast and transfer to Cancun airport in time to catch your international flight back home (1 hour)

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