The Hills of Yucatán

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Groove-billed ani (Photo by Allison Russell)

A Little Birdie Told Us

"We loved learning about all the birds of Yucatán! Our favorite part of the tour were the surprises along the journey that made it feel exciting."

- The Hills of Yucatán Guest

Tour Overview

This trip takes us to the southern hills of Yucatán, directly into the ancient Ruta Puuc, a collection of Mayan archaeological sites. Our first stop will be the secluded site of Oxkintoc, home of ancient pyramids, palaces and temples. From there we will do some moderate hiking at the nearby grutas: vast, open caves that feature glyphic writings painted on the ceiling. Both destinations are perfect for birding in the hills, and we will be looking for the groove-billed ani, bat falcon and several species of hawks throughout our trip.

Destinations: Oxkintoc archaeological site, Grutas de Aktun Usil

Duration: 6-8 hours

Birds: Bat falcon and several other species of hawks, groove-billed ani, motmot

Terrain: Hilly, rocky, brushy, shaded (challenge level: 4/5)

Accessibility: Adults, groups, individuals

Attire Recommendations: Long-sleeved shirt, pants, breathable clothing, wide-brimmed hat, boots

Tour Price: Starts at $175 USD ($3100 MXN)

Tour Scheduling

Hills of Yucatán tours are offered daily, Sunday through Saturday. You choose the day that best suits your schedule! We kindly ask for at least 48 hours notice and confirmation via deposit before the desired tour date.

Contact us via WhatsApp at +52 999-650-5925 or send us an email at, to inquire about availability.

Included in Your Tour

Binoculars & Guides

A pair of binoculars for each guest is included in the price of your tour. If you're new to using binoculars, we will review how to use them before the tour begins. We also provide guide books for reference during all tours.


If you are staying in Mérida, we will pick you up from your lodging and drop you off after the tour ends. If you are outside of Mérida, we will pick you up and drop you off at a designated meeting point.

Snacks & Refreshments

We will always have cold water available during your tour, in addition to a selection of beverages and snacks of your choice. We will confirm your food and drink preferences prior to your tour.

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