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Bird watching in the lagoon

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Bird watching in the lagoon

$MXN2000 per person

Welcome to the ultimate bird-watching adventure in Puerto Escondido! 🌴🦜 Get ready to immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of Manialtepec Lagoon, where you can witness a diverse array of bird species in their natural habitat. This bird watching tour offers an unforgettable experience for both seasoned birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Join us for an exciting journey through mangroves, serene waters, and breathtaking landscapes, all while learning about the incredible wildlife that calls this place home.

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Detailed Itinerary 📅

Morning Tour

6:30 AM

Pick up from your hotel or Airbnb within Puerto Escondido.

7:00 AM

Arrive at Manialtepec Lagoon and board our comfortable boat.

7:15 AM

Begin your bird-watching journey, guided by our expert ornithologist. Spot herons, pelicans, egrets, flamingos, parrots, and more. 🦩🦅

8:30 AM

Explore the mangroves and observe iguanas and other wildlife. 🦎

9:00 AM

Reach the connection point of the lagoon and the sea to appreciate the serene beauty. 🌊

10:00 AM

Return journey, enjoying the tranquil environment and capturing stunning photos.

10:30 AM

Drop off at your hotel or Airbnb.

Afternoon Tour

4:30 PM

Pick up from your hotel or Airbnb within Puerto Escondido.

5:00 PM

Arrive at Manialtepec Lagoon and board our comfortable boat.

5:15 PM

Begin your bird-watching journey, guided by our expert ornithologist. Spot herons, pelicans, egrets, flamingos, parrots, and more. 🦢🦜

6:30 PM

Explore the mangroves and observe iguanas and other wildlife. 🦖

7:00 PM

Reach the connection point of the lagoon and the sea to witness the breathtaking sunset. 🌅

7:30 PM

Enjoy a bonfire on the beach as night falls, and look for bioluminescence in the water. 🔥✨

8:00 PM

Return journey, enjoying the magical atmosphere and capturing stunning photos. 📸

8:30 PM

Drop off at your hotel or Airbnb.

Tour Highlights 🌟

Diverse Birdwatching

Spot majestic ibis, colorful parrots, and over 200 species of birds with our expert guides. 🦜🦩

Tranquil Boat Ride

Glide through the serene waters of Manialtepec Lagoon, enjoying enchanting landscapes and the calm of nature. 🛶

Nature Immersion

Connect with wildlife in their natural habitat on the lagoon, experiencing the rich biodiversity of the area. 🌿🐦

Expert Insights

Learn about bird species and ecosystems from our knowledgeable guides, making your experience educational and enriching. 📚🦉

Sunset Spectacle

Witness a mesmerizing sunset at the connection point of the lagoon and the sea, creating unforgettable memories. 🌅📸

Bioluminescence Experience

As night falls, marvel at the bioluminescence in the water, adding a magical touch to your adventure. ✨🌌

What to Expect 🤔

On our Bird Watching Tour in Puerto Escondido, you can expect a carefully curated experience designed to highlight the natural beauty and wildlife of Manialtepec Lagoon. From the moment you board our comfortable boat, you’ll be guided by experts who will help you spot and identify various bird species and other wildlife. 🦜🦅🦩

Our tours are conducted in both English and Spanish, ensuring everyone can enjoy and learn. Whether you choose the morning or afternoon tour, you’ll be treated to stunning views, serene boat rides, and opportunities to capture breathtaking photos. 📸✨

During the afternoon tour, you’ll also have the chance to enjoy a bonfire on the beach and witness the magical bioluminescence, making it a truly unique and unforgettable experience. 🔥🌌

What to Bring? 🎒

To ensure you have the best possible experience, we recommend bringing the following items:

  • Camera or Smartphone: Capture stunning photos of the birds and landscapes. 📸
  • Binoculars: While we provide observation equipment, having your own can enhance your experience. 🔭
  • Sunscreen and Insect Repellent: Protect yourself from the sun and insects, especially during the early morning or late afternoon. 🌞🦟
  • Swimsuit or Light Clothing: Comfortable attire is recommended, and you might want to take a dip in the lagoon. 🩱🩳
  • Hat and Sunglasses: Shield yourself from the sun. 🕶️👒
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated throughout the tour. 💧
  • Snacks or Drinks: Feel free to bring your own refreshments. We also provide an ice chest and ice cubes if needed. 🍎🥤
  • Towels: If you plan to swim, bring a towel to dry off afterward. 🏖️

Why Choose Us? 🤩

Safety and Comfort 🚤

Your safety and comfort are our top priorities. Our tours are conducted on well-maintained boats equipped with life jackets, and our guides are trained to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. 🦺

Expert Guides 🦜

Our guides are passionate about bird watching and knowledgeable about the local wildlife and ecosystems. They will provide you with detailed information about each species, its behavior, and habitat, guaranteeing a more meaningful and enriching observation experience. 📚🦉

Customized Experience 🌟

We offer both group and private tours, allowing you to customize your schedule and itinerary to suit your preferences. Whether you’re looking for a family adventure or a romantic outing, we can tailor the experience to meet your needs. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦💑

Commitment to Conservation 🌱

We are dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and biodiversity of Manialtepec Lagoon. Each tour contributes to local conservation initiatives, helping to protect bird habitats and promote sustainability. 🌿🐦

Exceptional Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Our commitment to providing exceptional experiences has earned us numerous five-star reviews and a reputation for excellence. Join us and see why our guests rave about their bird-watching adventures with us. 🦜🌴

Convenient Booking and Cancellation 📆

We offer easy online booking and a generous cancellation policy. Book now to secure your spot and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our flexible cancellation options. 📱💻

Ready to embark on an unforgettable bird-watching adventure in Puerto Escondido? Book your tour today and experience the magic of Manialtepec Lagoon with us! 🦜🌴✨

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

General Questions

What is included in the tour price?

The tour price includes:

  • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel or Airbnb in Puerto Escondido 🏨🏠
  • Boat ride on Manialtepec Lagoon 🛶
  • Expert bird-watching guide (English and Spanish speaking) 🦉🗣️
  • Life jackets 🦺
  • Observation equipment (binoculars) 🔭
  • Bonfire on the beach (afternoon tour) 🔥
  • Bioluminescence experience (afternoon tour) ✨

What is not included in the tour price?

The tour price does not include:

  • Meals or drinks 🍽️🥤
  • Tips for the guide 💰
  • Personal expenses 🛍️
  • Additional activities or services not mentioned in the itinerary ❌

What are the tour departure times?

The morning tour departs at 6:30 AM, and the afternoon tour departs at 4:30 PM. 🌅🌇

How long is the tour?

The morning tour lasts approximately 4 hours, and the afternoon tour lasts about 4 hours as well. 🕒🕔

What languages are the tours conducted in?

Our tours are conducted in both English and Spanish. 🗣️

 

Booking and Cancellation

How do I book the tour?

You can book the tour online through our website or by calling our office. We highly recommend booking in advance as our tours regularly sell out. 💻📞

What is your cancellation policy?

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. We offer one of the most generous cancellation policies in the tourism industry because we understand that plans can change. 🔄💵

Is there a minimum number of participants required for the tour?

Yes, we require a minimum of 2 people booked to confirm and send the tour. The tour minimum can be reached with reservations from multiple groups. 👥

 

Preparation and What to Bring

What should I bring on the tour?

  • Camera or Smartphone: Capture stunning photos of the birds and landscapes. 📸
  • Binoculars: While we provide observation equipment, having your own can enhance your experience. 🔭
  • Sunscreen and Insect Repellent: Protect yourself from the sun and insects, especially during the early morning or late afternoon. 🌞🦟
  • Swimsuit or Light Clothing: Comfortable attire is recommended, and you might want to take a dip in the lagoon. 🩱🩳
  • Hat and Sunglasses: Shield yourself from the sun. 🕶️👒
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated throughout the tour. 💧
  • Snacks or Drinks: Feel free to bring your own refreshments. We also provide an ice chest and ice cubes if needed. 🍎🥤
  • Towels: If you plan to swim, bring a towel to dry off afterward. 🏖️

What should I wear on the tour?

We recommend wearing comfortable, light clothing suitable for the weather, and bringing a swimsuit if you plan to swim. 👕👖

Is there any special equipment provided?

Yes, we provide life jackets and binoculars for bird watching. 🦺🔭

 

During the Tour

Can I take photos during the tour?

Absolutely! We encourage you to take photos and capture the beautiful moments and diverse bird species. 📸🦜

Can I swim in the lagoon?

Yes, you can swim during the tour. For your safety, life jackets are provided. 🏊‍♂️🦺

Is there a place to buy drinks or snacks?

Yes, you can bring your own snacks and drinks. We also provide an ice chest and ice cubes if needed. 🥤🍎

Are children allowed on the tour?

Yes, children are welcome on the tour. However, the minimum age for participants is 6 years old. 👶👧

What if the weather is bad?

Safety is our top priority. If the weather conditions are unsafe, we may need to cancel or reschedule the tour. In such cases, you will be offered a full refund or the option to reschedule. ⛈️🔄

Is the tour suitable for people with limited mobility?

The tour involves getting on and off a boat and walking through some uneven terrain. Please contact us in advance if you have specific mobility concerns so we can discuss how best to accommodate your needs. 🚶‍♀️♿

 

Special Features

What makes this bird watching tour unique?

Our tour is unique because it combines bird watching with a tranquil boat ride, nature immersion, expert insights, a sunset spectacle, and a bioluminescence experience (afternoon tour). Our expert guides provide detailed information about bird species and ecosystems, making the tour educational and enriching. 🌅🌿

Can I customize my tour experience?

Yes, we offer both group and private tours, allowing you to customize your schedule and itinerary to suit your preferences. Whether you’re looking for a family adventure or a romantic outing, we can tailor the experience to meet your needs. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦💑

 

Conservation and Impact

How does this tour support conservation efforts?

We are dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and biodiversity of Manialtepec Lagoon. Each tour contributes to local conservation initiatives, helping to protect bird habitats and promote sustainability. Your participation in our tour helps support these efforts. 🌿🐦

Why should I choose your tour company?

  • Safety and Comfort: Our tours are conducted on well-maintained boats equipped with life jackets. 🦺
  • Expert Guides: Our guides are knowledgeable about the local wildlife and ecosystems. 🦉
  • Customized Experience: We offer both group and private tours. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
  • Commitment to Conservation: We support local conservation initiatives. 🌱
  • Exceptional Reviews: We have numerous five-star reviews and a reputation for excellence. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Convenient Booking and Cancellation: Easy online booking and a generous cancellation policy. 📱💻

Ready to embark on an unforgettable bird-watching adventure in Puerto Escondido? Book your tour today and experience the magic of Manialtepec Lagoon with us! 🦜🌴✨

4 hours
  • Departure
    Pick up at the location of your choice
  • Departure Time
    6:30AM / 4:30PM
  • Return Time
    10:30AM / 8:30PM
  • Dress Code
    Sunscreen, hat / cap, flip flops / open shoes
  • Included
    Personal Guide
    Transportation/Car
  • Not Included
    Drinks
    GoPro Videos
    Meals
    One funny gift
    Photo shooting
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  • Emily

    August 21, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    We opt for the trip at sunset the landscapes and colors were amazing !!

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LisaLisa
03:12 25 May 23
We did the horseback riding tour and were absolutely amazed. It was very well organized and Pierre was a great guide. The best part was the beach ride 😍
MJ SerratoMJ Serrato
20:52 12 May 23
I recently went on two tours with this tour agency in Puerto Escondido and had an amazing time! First, I went on a dolphin watching tour and saw so many playful dolphins swimming in the waves. It was an unforgettable experience and I felt so lucky to be able to witness these majestic creatures up close.Next, I went on a whale watching tour and was blown away by the size and beauty of the whales. We even got to see a mother and her calf swimming together! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of interesting information about the whales and their behavior.Overall, I highly recommend this tour agency for anyone visiting Puerto Escondido. The tours are well-organized and the guides are friendly and professional. Plus, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking! I can't wait to come back and take another tour with them.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars all the way!
Beth L.Beth L.
16:08 06 May 23
Amazing tour and guide to ensure everything goes smoothly! Plus he is multi lingual and speaks French, English and Spanish. Everything was great from pickup to drop off and the beautiful horse back riding experience on the beach. We were able to catch sunset and ride back in the twilight and under the stars. Don’t miss the opportunity! Thanks again for a wonderful experience!
Erica LeppErica Lepp
21:27 19 Mar 23
We were in such good luck! We had a tour agency not show up and we found this company last minute. Everything about the tour was perfect. We did the Horse back riding with Hot Spring. Arrived on time, cold water in car, friendly guide and a perfect riding time. This was a highlight of our trip and would not hesitate to recommend this tour company. Friendly and professional and you can see he had a great relationship with the locals who care for the horses.
daleen reynadaleen reyna
18:57 29 Jan 23
Pierre was AMAZING, kind and sincere. He was so welcoming and made my family and I all feel like long lost friends. The tour was definitely the best experience of my life. I've never seen so much beauty in one place. My parents are in their 50s and they absolutely loved it. The level of activity isn't super high, so it's suitable for older folks as well. I'd also like to mention Nacho, the owner of the horses, he was the sweetest and kindest soul, it was like talking to an uncle. He's very knowledgeable and his beautiful horses (Coral, Rebelde, Titanic and Canelo) are so well trained and calm, and they listen to his voice at his command. We never felt scared of them, and they're very used to people. I'm definitely telling all my friends to book a your with Pierre and Nacho. They definitely make an awesome team!
Coco UkingerCoco Ukinger
06:41 05 Jan 23
We had the tour on New Years Eve - and it was amazing. Only few people, everything well organized and a lot of fun. The horses are well educated and the nature including the beach and the lagoon overwhelming. It‘s worth every peso. Thanks to Pierre and Nico.
Meike ValkMeike Valk
07:07 16 Nov 22
The horseback riding tour was in one word amazing! The tour has different phases like crossing a river, running with the horses on the beach, stunning sunset views and finally seeing hundreds of fireflies on the way back. Pierre is a really friendly guide with a good sense of humor:) Worth your money I can say!
victor guyonvictor guyon
17:29 09 Aug 22
An once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thank you for your time, Pierre Nicolas and the Team, for our first holiday since the Covid outbreak! 🐬🐢🐎
LUSSAULT PHILIPPELUSSAULT PHILIPPE
17:05 09 Aug 22
We went on a horseback riding trip on the beach for sunset. It was fantastic. Thanks Pierre 😉
Guillaume MorgatGuillaume Morgat
16:51 09 Aug 22
Great tour and great guide! We had so much fun with Pierre 😎. I really recommend!
Adrien IcardiAdrien Icardi
15:32 09 Aug 22
Great experience in Puerto to see turtles, and discover puerto with style ! Horse riding is so fun ! Thanks for the ride
Ramiz IbrahimovicRamiz Ibrahimovic
03:18 31 Jul 22
Awesome guide, horses, experience and everything! Best one in Puerto Escondido
Josie DartJosie Dart
21:06 15 Jun 22
Most amazing experience from start to finish.Pedro & Nicolas we’re both so much fun & made us feel very safe.The horses were fantastic and scenery unbelievable. Couldn’t recommend this more, an unforgettable day in Puerto EscondidoThank you both!
Gregorio FGregorio F
23:36 13 Jun 22
Pier is a funny dude, the service is excellent and we even had beers while riding the horse!
Lucy WardLucy Ward
13:46 10 May 22
Had a great time on the tour, our guide was lovely, super friendly and helpful. The scenery was breathtaking. Would definitely recommend.
Daniela MarquezDaniela Marquez
19:33 08 May 22
Would 100% recommend and this tour. The horseback riding had amazing views, great recommendations and the timing was perfect. What makes special this tour is how personalized it is. Got lots of photos and even a video taken by the guide. He speaks English and we felt so safe the entire time.
merle bartholomevismerle bartholomevis
19:29 08 May 22
This was an unforgettable experience! 👌🏼We enjoyed every second of it: the horseback riding, crossing the river in a boat, chilling on the beach, eating a coconut and seeing the sunset.Great great thanks to Pierre who organized it very well.Must do when you're in PE.
Loïc StibLoïc Stib
17:34 23 Apr 22
I had a great time riding horse the tour is beautiful, I highly recommend Pierre as guide he showed us great time
Chris HodgeChris Hodge
18:05 10 Apr 22
Booking was easy and communication was excellent. We scheduled the turtles one day and then the bioluminece the for the second day. The shuttles were on time and the tours were great for our family. Highly recommend!
rosie southwellrosie southwell
20:47 18 Mar 22
Pierre was an amazing tour guide and we had a brilliant time on the horse ride
Sidsel RasmussenSidsel Rasmussen
14:50 20 Dec 21
The price itself was cheap for the experience of seeing countless baby turtels up close. And with the beautiful sunset in the background, it was the perfect evening. Our guides were amazing and it was releave to see how well protected the turtels and their area were.
Anouk RocourAnouk Rocour
14:07 22 Nov 21
So much fun! Beautiful sunset, sweet horses and fun guides!
Natalie StasiakNatalie Stasiak
19:38 02 Nov 21
We had great communication with Pierre from start to finish, he was responsive and professional! The horseback riding tour was incredible, him and Nicholas made it an experience of a lifetime. Thank you Pierre!
Luca MoscaLuca Mosca
23:57 22 Oct 21
We had a great experience with the bioluminescence tour - really an astonishing phenomenon. The pick up and drop off service was great and Pierre is an amazing guy who also gave us plenty of tips for PE and more in general for Central America! Highly recommended.
Juan Pedro LópezJuan Pedro López
16:25 22 Oct 21
We went to watch the turtles give birth in Playa Escobilla with Pierre and it was breathtaking !! So glad being able to watch this rare phenomenon ! After that we released baby turtles in front of the ocean. What an amazing experience 😍 Everything went super well ! The time / transport / explanations ... 100% recommend 👍👍
Jim BJim B
19:31 17 Jul 21
Simply the best in town!
Pierre MeynieuxPierre Meynieux
17:41 10 Jul 21
We opted for the baby turtle release experience, the transport was REALLY COOL and the guy very funny, the turtles were soooo tiny and so cute !!! Recommend 100%
Puerto Escondido mx handled everything perfectly !! Thanks guys !
ipak9ipak9
19:39 29 Jun 21
The horseriding tour was just amazing!!! Everything went perfectly, Pier are funny and was well prepared for the tour.
Psaumes de David 150Psaumes de David 150
15:39 29 Jun 21
Wonderfull tour with extra food and drinks !!
Floriane BrdFloriane Brd
14:46 29 Jun 21
Very professional & friendly people! I had an amazing time. I recommend it ! :)
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At Puerto Escondido Tours & Travel Agency, we totally get that sometimes plans need to change. That’s why you can cancel your booking up to 24 hours before your tour begins and get a full refund – no fuss, no stress! 🎉

We're proud to offer one of the friendliest cancellation policies out there because we care about your experience and your peace of mind. So, book your next journey with us and rest easy knowing you can change your plans if you need to. 🌟

Need to cancel or have questions? Just reach out to our super-friendly customer service team. We’re here to help make everything smooth and simple for you! 📞

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