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Mangroves of Dzinitun

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Unforgettable exoerience

Paddling through the red water in our kayak surrounded by the eery and prehistoric mangrove forest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
K8e1234
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Great tour in the mangroves and nature of celestun!

We had an very interesting tour with canous through the mangroves, where we could observe different... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jasmina H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paddling through the red water in our kayak surrounded by the eery and prehistoric mangrove forest was unforgettable. It's an incredible experience. The project is run by the community which supports local incomes but also restores and protects this hugely significant eco system. Jose our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an very interesting tour with canous through the mangroves, where we could observe different birds, racoons and at the end of course also flamingos. the best part is that you get insights from a local environmentalist and can share at least for a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jasmina H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I wanted to see some flamingo’s in Celestun and were triggered by this recommendation in the lonely planet. We had some whatsapp contact with Jose in spanish (Google translate). He was very friendly and helpful. He visited us the day before the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Booked a tour through Lawson's Yucatan Excursions and my partner said it was her favourite part of our whole trip! After a few days exploring the city we drove to Celestún to meet with Jose Isaias, who was waiting for us. He explained it wasn't...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mariana H
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend a visit to Celestún for a kayak tour with Jose. Great bird spotting and adventure kayaking through the mangroves and onto the river. Great knowledge of the local mangrove reforestation and all the local bird life. Not to be missed if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Harriet R
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

José guided three of us the canoe tour and an additional observation for flamingos. The canoe tour is very quiet in small water channels in the mangrove and through the river. You can only hear water and birds in the woods and feel really in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Yuan_041418
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The tour of the mangrove forest by kayak was a wonderful experience. Though it is especially popular with birders, I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys being in nature. You get a beautiful, peaceful experience paddling through tunnels in the mangrove forest, see and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Eva S
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

I went with a friend at 5.30am on a 3h canoe tour with Jose. The first section takes you through the mangroves in the dark where we saw and heard birds, raccoons and crocodiles (they're a smaller type here - no danger to the canoe)....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

José is an amzing tour guide, very knowledgable and commited with his community and the conservation of the reserve. He tailors the tour to your needs. We did both the motor boat and canoe tour.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Karla B
Reviewed May 10, 2018

we came here for bird watch and photography, great views offered at these mangrove tours. kids loved it.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank haktus
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naward57
January 28, 2018|
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Response from amf2018 | Reviewed this property |
Because this is a small tour in a canoe, the organizers plan it for the best time to see birds. So generally, it's early morning. We went at 6:30 am. If you want to only see the flamingos and aren't interested in the... More
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snorkel-luvin
April 22, 2015|
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Response from Anne C | Reviewed this property |
We booked at the hotel the day before. The guide working at the hotel drove us there and arranged everything with the guys on site (boat....). I guess it was a bit more expensive than if we would have arranged it in advance... More
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