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Flamingo Tours

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Address: Celestun, Mexico

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Almost a private tour

Walked up to the cooperative on the beach and asked for the normal group tour. It took a while to collect the 8 people to fill the boat as this was midweek, so we settled on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked up to the cooperative on the beach and asked for the normal group tour. It took a while to collect the 8 people to fill the boat as this was midweek, so we settled on taking only 4 people and paying the extra money instead of waiting. José, our young guide was good, answered questions as we had them,... More 

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Seaford, East Sussex
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a day trip from Merida with a lovely party of Mexicans and a bi-lingual guide. It was a great day with hundreds of flamingoes, herons and pelicans to see. Our guide was very knowledgeable and managed to spot a crocodile and an osprey for us. After our trip to the mangroves he took us to a lovely Mexican... More 

Thank pathaw
Waldbröl, Deutschland
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw many flaminogs in mid November. Anyway the tour was boring and the guide unfriendly and he just spoke spanish. I wouldn't do it again.

Thank goldhand
Munich, Germany
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since lonely planet suggests going to celestun in November to see some flamingos, we went there on a day trip from Merida. However it turned out to be a really bad time for bird watching. Took a private boat for 1200 MP and did a 1 h tour with a nice guide who even knew some of the birds names... More 

Thank Anika M
Calgary, Canada
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303 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we knew that we were going to Merida it appeared that it would not be at the best time to see the flamingos. However, once we arrived we discovered that there would be some flamingos, so we hired a driver to take us to Celestun, about an hours drive from Merida. Our B&B hosts suggested that we get a... More 

Thank Bob L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We rented a car from Merida. We used Waze and arrived in Celestun. We walked to the beach to hire a boat. You can also get boats once you cross the bridge we did not do that. We paid 625 for 2 people. There were 2 other guests on our boat with Freddy. He was an amazing guide. Only spoke... More 

1 Thank Jeffrey F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I vacationed in Celestun to get away from the stresses of life and to enjoy a mangrove boat ride . . . it was the perfect remedy. At the bridge, just as you are approaching Celestun, you will find the mangrove boat tour operation on your left side. We arrived at approximately 9:30 a.m., which was perfect, as there were... More 

1 Thank Ruth H
Merida, Mexico
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We booked this tour through Viator and was a disaster. Mayaland tour driver and guide was terrible. He did not say a word until 30 minutes after he picked us up. He showed up late at the hotel, We saw him and got into the van. He did not even say good morning. That Is how the trip to Celestun... More 

Thank jhrx2000
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Read many comments on tripadvisor that this was a scam or not worth it, but I think it is individual preference. For us, we enjoyed this a lot and was amazed by the many different things we saw along the ride. We went straight to the boat owners and got onto the boat - the price is pretty standard. First... More 

Thank MiaSurin
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Tourist trap. You'll see more things simply walking the biosphere by yourself in the first five minutes than you will on the tour

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