Come and take a tour of the paths that the Mayans walked and discover an infinite number of birds in the Ruta de los Cenotes like the beautiful Motmot’s bird, characteristic of this region, enjoy this fun adventure living with the beauty of biodiversity. Ebird user José Paz
Come take a tour of the trails that the Mayans walked and discover an infinity of birds on the route of the cenotes such as the beautiful Momoto turquoise crown, characteristic of this region, enjoy this fun adventure living with the beauty of biodiversity.
User Ebird José Paz .
Traditional Mexican or veggy lunch.
ADULT: Age: 21 - 89
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
Face masks provided for travellers
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Jose was a great tour guide for birding in the Yucatan.
Jose picked me up from my hotel at 5:30am and took me deep into the jungle near Vallarta. We made 5 stops and as a Virginia birder, almost all of the 60+ birds we saw were lifers. We got great looks of a beautiful Turquoise Browed Motmot, Barred Antshrike, Wedge Tailed Sabrewings among others. I was the only one on the tour and Jose answered all of my questions including many about native plants that I didn't ask! We stopped at 9am for a home cooked breakfast over an open-fire grill. Breakfast burritos with fresh avocado and habaneros over a white table cloth with ice cold lemonade. We didn't return to the hotel until 1pm, exhausted. We also saw some unreported Mayan ruins on the private reserve we traveled. 5 stars, would definitely recommend Jose. He also does snake tours and whale shark tours, so I would consider him for those as well.
An Amazing Day of Birding
Our day with Jose was beyond words, and we learned so much from our kind, new friend. Not only did we see or hear 63 species of birds (you can see our list on ebird.org), but we enjoyed a delicious breakfast, cooked fresh for us, at a comfortable bird watching station. We then headed out for another walk where we observed more birds, learned about a few important endemic plants and trees, and their importance to Mayan culture as well as medicinal uses. The walk ended under a 300 year old Ficus tree. Jose’s passion for the natural world coupled with his knowledge of birds and biology made for an unforgettable day. Thanks again, Jose. We will most certainly be back to Puerto Morelos for another adventure with you!
Gil was amazing! He took me to three different locations, provided a homemade breakfast, and we saw over 60 species of birds. It was a great half-day excursion.
José is a great tour guide, He knows a lot of information about the birds, the jungle, the different ecosystems around the Yucatan península. He is very respectful with nature and it´s very friendly.
Reserva Toh Magical Journey
Jose was the perfect guide. He is a trained biologist, top eBirder in the area and such a sweet person. And, now, he is my friend. We arrived at the reserve and before entering, we heard the dawn song and saw my target bird, the Turquoise Motmot! We also heard and saw the Collared Aracari, Scaled Pigeon, Curved billed Ani and many others in just 10 minutes of arriving. 7 am is the magical hour. Experiencing the morning song of the jungle alone was worth the trip. Jose could hear and spot the birds in an instant. I was really impressed with his skill and patience. He went on to spot over 60 species, many of them lifers for me including the Masked Tityra, Green and Yucatan Jays, Trogons, Squirrel Cuckoo and the amazing Barred Antshrike (male and female). The endemics were a special treat: Yellow-billed Cacique, Black Catbird and Gray-throated Chat. We also saw mixed flocks of migrating warblers, buntings and grosbeaks. If you want to see the birds of the Yucatan, Jose is your man. I highly recommend him.
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