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Flamingo Tours

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Address: Celestun, Mexico

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Really liked watching the flamingos, but the whole thing is a tourist trap. Can be fan with less tourists or off season.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I really loved this trip. We booked it through our hotel and paid USD$70 for both is us. Pick up from hotel (1 hour travel) and entrance fee to place. This could have cost us much less if we did it ourselves. The bus to Celestun costs $4 and takes two hours from the center of Merida.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really liked watching the flamingos, but the whole thing is a tourist trap. Can be fan with less tourists or off season.

Thank max219
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a day trip whike we were staying at Chichen Itza. We drove ourselves. It was about 2.5 hours drive. We took tge boat from the entrance of the river. A private tour on a private boat was MXN 1262. It takes about hour and a half. It was a great fun. It is also possible to get a... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two different places where you can rent boats in Celestun (the tour from merida is not necessary to catch a boat): One right after the bridge when you enter Celestun and the other one when you drive the road through to the ocean (Mexican Golf). We took the second one with advantages and disadvantages: + The nice restaurants... More 

1 Thank Alexander R
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to celestun leaving from merida. It takes like 1- 1h30. We arrived, parked near the beach and directly a guy asked if we wanted to join a group for a flamingos tour. We said yeah of course. The tour took like 2h30. The guy knew a lot and was very friendly. We saw flamingos at the beginning, very... More 

Thank Nathalie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Even though the price may look a bit expensive (1250 pesos), it is really with it. Flamingo troop is absolutely amazing ! We were only the 5 of us on the boat with our 3 kids (all less than 6) and we had a lot of fun ! Juan, our driver, apart from being very kind, helped us a lot... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

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 

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Waldbröl, Deutschland
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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.

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Munich, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 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 

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