Birdwatching Sian Ka´an Muyil

Muyil Archaelogical Site
Ferrruginous Pygmy Owl
Rose-throated Becard
Smoky-brown Woodpecker
Mexican sheartail © Eddie Ay Peña
Ruby-throated humminbird © Eddy Ay Peña
Collared Aracari
Yucatan Jay
Muyil Archaelogical Site
Lazy river Float, Sian Ka´an
Bird´s eyeview: Sian Ka´an Watchtower

About 20 minutes south of Tulum, we have the opportunity to enjoy an incredible bird diversity, learn about the current Maya culture and the ancient Maya civilization as we walk and look for birds in the village and archaeological site of Muyil.

We explore a variety of habitats with different types of vegetation: secondary vegetation and plantations in the village, mature semi-deciduous jungle in the archaeological site of Muyil, and some fresh water wetlands as we walk through flooded jungle using a boardwalk until we reach a fresh water lagoon. 

On this tour it is possible to identify from 40 to 80 species of birds (depending on the time of the year).  

Depending on the availability of boats, there is also the possibility to add a boat trip across two lagoons and a lazy river floating experience to this tour.  We float in a truly unique setting, listening to the sounds of nature, among mangroves, orchids & bromeliads. A calming experience like nothing you have experienced before.  


  • Wednesday as part of group

  • Any day on demand in private


  • $135 USD per person as part of a group

  • $75 USD per person to add  a boat and floating tour

  • $50 USD off the total price if client does not require transportation (private tours only)



  • Air-conditioned transportation

  • Light breakfast (coffee, energy bar and fruit)

  • Water, fruit and snacks

  • Profesional guidance

  • All entrance fees

Discover the area through the fascinating world of birds




*Are you booking for 1 person only? 
Please note that in the event that there are no more people booked to join the tour,  you will be given the option to pay extra and do the tour in private. 

  • 6:30 a.m. beginning of excursion (from Tulum)

  • 7:00 a.m. birdwatch in Mayan community

  • 9:00 a.m. breakfast (fruit cocktail, coffee or tea)

  • 9:30 a.m. bird watch in the Muyil Archaeological Site

  • 11:00 a.m. use a boardwalk to get across flooded jungle and come out onto a lagoon

  • 12:00 p.m. end of the excursion



  • Birdwatching Muyil is an excellent excursion for the enthusiastic bird watcher who is also interested in the nature, culture and history of the area

  • For those that want to spend the least time possible in a car to get to a great birding location

  • For those interested in giving bird watching a try to enjoy the amazing world of birds and the incredible places they can take us to

Who is it for?


We recommend that clients bring:


- Comfortable clothes and shoes,

- Sunglasses and hat

- Camera & binoculars

- Eco friendly sunblock and mosquito repellant (preferably use clothes for protection against the sun and mosquitos)

- Some cash*

- Bring a refillable water bottle


*It is customary to tip the guides and staff for their excellent service. 

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