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Birdwatching Riviera Maya

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Birdwatching Riviera Maya Tour is ideal for travelers that are visiting the south on The Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen, Akumal, or Tulum area).

The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Natural Reserve is a great spot for birdwatching in the jungle between the Mayan coast and Muyil archaeological site.

Here a great variety of birds can be spotted in the jungle, plus the sea birds as the birding spots are near the coast.

We work with members of a community near Sian Ka´an, local birding experts that has been walking this area since they were a child.

Tour itinerary

  • 6:00 AM Pickup, this could change according to the season.
  • 6:30 AM Arrival to birding spot.
  • 6:35 AM Hiking in the jungle.
  • 11:00 AM End of hiking and birdwatching.
  • 11:30 AM Transfer to Hotel.

Birdwatching Riviera Maya details

  • Duration close to half-day, between 5 to 6 hours.
  • Departs daily from Tulum, Akumal, Puerto Aventuras & Playa del Carmen hotels.
  • Available all year round.
  • Shared tour service.
  • Price per pax.
  • 2 pax minimum per booking.

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Potential birds you can see in this tour

  • Orange Oriole / Icterus auratus Endemic
  • Rose-throated Tanager / Piranga roseogularis / Endemic
  • Yucatan Jay / Cyanocorax yucatanicus Endemic
  • Yellow-lored Parrot / Amazona xantholora Endemic
  • White-bellied Emerald / Amazilia candida
  • Ruddy Ground-Dove / Columbina talpacoti
  • Vaux’s Swift / Chaetura vauxi
  • Cinnamon Hummingbird / Amazilia rutile
  • White-fronted Parrot / Amazona albifrons
  • Greenish Elaenia / Myiopagis viridicata
  • Couch’s Kingbird / Tyrannus couchii
  • Green Jay / Cyanocorax yncas
  • Tropical Gnatcatcher / Polioptila plumbea
  • Clay-colored Thrush / Turdus grayi
  • Summer Tanager / Piranga rubra
  • Painted Bunting / Passerina ciris
  • Hooded Oriole / Icterus cucullatus

Tour includes

  • Comfortable A/C van transfer round trip.
  • Bilingual birdwatching local expert guide.
  • Express breakfast(coffee, breath & fruits).
  • Beverages( soft drinks, sodas & water).
  • Binoculars, in case you need them, please request them during reservation notes.

Not includes

  • Persona expenses
  • Tips


  • Bring hat & sunglases.
  • Long sleeve shirt


  • No wheelchair accessible.
  • No children under 5 years old.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women.

Birdwatching Riviera Maya Tour Price.

Price per pax

$ 195 USD

2 pax minimum per booking