Guided by Michael Retter.
“Yucatán”–the word conjures images of endless turquoise seas and ancient Mayan ruins hidden beneath dense jungle. On this private tour, we visited a wide array of habitats, from mangrove-lined salt flats and desert scrub to lush canopy rain forest and tropical savannah. An archaeologists’s dream, we also visited an extensive list of spectacular Mayan ruin sites: Chichén Itzá, Tulum, Calakmul, Palenque, Bonampak, and Yaxchilán. The pristine tropical rainforest surrounding them yielded incredible species like Keel-billed Toucan, White-collared Manakin, Black Hawk-Eagle, Ocellated Turkey, King Vulture, and both howler and spider monkeys. Overall, the weather was very good, but an strong norte literally dampened our birding around Palenque one day.