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“mayan sites”(6 reviews)
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The Yucatan Peninsula has great archeological sites around Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Cancun which are perfect for birding. Across the Riviera Maya you can make wonderful boat-rides through the mangroves of Rio Lagartos and visit the Sian Kaan...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Calle Quinta Avenida | Centro, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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+52 984 165 3075
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I am not a birder, but my husband is. I can't even begin to say what an amazing day we had on this jam packed day with Steven. Right from the pickup to dropping us off, it was amazing. Such a knowledgeable guide and amazing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lauraenplaya, Owner at Birding with Steven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am very happy to read that there is a new birder in the world! Thank you very much for joining me on the Rio Lagartos tour! It was my pleasure to show you all these beautiful birds! I am already looking forward to go...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018

Having never used a birdwatching guide while on holiday before I was unsure what to expect. I was certainly not disappointed and will not hesitate to enjoy my passion in the company of a local bird guide in future, hopefully with Steven on many more...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Steven K, Owner at Birding with Steven, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

I am very thankful for this fantastic review and it was an absolute pleasure to show you the beauty of nature! I am very thankful that you have joined me on the “History of the Jungle” tour! The next time you will be here I...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018

I booked one day with Steven, and really enjoyed the birding around Playa del Carmen. I had wanted to see the endemic species, and was able to see most all of them. Steven has a great knowledge of the Yucatan birds and habitats, ecosystems, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lauraenplaya, Owner at Birding with Steven, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you very much for your great review! I am very happy that I was able to show you the beautiful birds that we have here in the Yucatan Peninsula. It was a real pleasure to go birding with you and I am looking forward...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

Steven's birding tour was fantastic! i would only pick him to go birding with. He is extremely knowledgeable and very thorough when looking for birds. And, he has thought of everything. He brings water, snacks, bug spray, guards to wrap around your ankles and shins...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lauraenplaya, Owner at Birding with Steven, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Thank you very much for your appreciation and great review! I had a fantastic time with you and am very thankful that you have joined me on the "History of the Jungle" tour! Many greetings, Steven Koevoet

Reviewed 16 September 2018

I booked a tour in December and had a blast! Steven is very knowledgeable, upbeat, and passionate. I deeply appreciated his attentive patience to bird inquiries from five different people at once for multiple hours. The species we saw were so beautiful we even saw...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Lauraenplaya, Owner at Birding with Steven, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you very much for this great review! The Squirrel Cuckoo is definitely a very beautiful bird. I understand why it was your favorite. I had a great time birding with you and hope to show you some different birds whenever you come back to...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

I did a number of trips with Steven and enjoyed each one. His ability to pick individual bird song from the dawn chorous meant you knew what was coming and from what direction. His ID skills and local knowledge were excellent. Add to this an...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Lauraenplaya, Owner at Birding with Steven, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you very much for your great review! It has been a pleasure birding with you and I am looking forward to go birding with you again! Many greetings and happy birding! Steven Koevoet

Reviewed 19 August 2018

I cannot recommend Birding with Steven highly enough, regardless of your ability or interest level in birding. My new husband and I went on two tours with him- Rio Lagartos and Mayan Sites- and we will absolutely go on more tours the next time we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lauraenplaya, Owner at Birding with Steven, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

I am very thankful for your wonderful review and it keeps me motivated to continue the way that I am running my tours. It was a real pleasure to guide you around and show you the natural and cultural beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula. Don't...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018

If you are ever in the Playa del Carmen area, please contact Steven for a wonderful birding experience! The Mayan Sites tour was definitely a highlight of our trip. Steven is an amazing and attentive guide who works very hard to be sure you are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Lauraenplaya, Owner at Birding with Steven, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review! I am very happy to read that, even-though it was a "buggy" day you have still enjoyed the birding tour! I am already looking forward to our next birding tour to Rio Lagartos! For sure it will...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Steven was an amazing host to us on our birding trip to Rio Lagartos. He was at ease in any language and respectful to all. His knowledge of flora and fauna is amazing. Our first stop of the day at a gas station gave us...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Lauraenplaya, Owner at Birding with Steven, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you very much for joining me on the Rio lagartos tour and for writing this beautiful review! As I have told you during the boat-ride...I have never seen so many flamingoes as with you! I am sure the flamingoes knew that you were coming......More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Steven’s enthusiasm about birding is infectious. I’m a novice birder who joined because of injured ears from diving and we passed a great morning seeing over 50 different kinds of birds. Highly recommended.More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Lauraenplaya, Owner at Birding with Steven, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review! I feel very sorry that you could not go diving, but it was a real pleasure for me sharing a wonderful morning of birding with you! I hope that you can go diving soon again and hope...More

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Dena D
1 November 2017|
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Response from Lauraenplaya | Property representative |
Dear Dena, during my tours I will always pick up and drop off my guests at the lobby of the hotel! No taxi needed. Please let me know if you have any questions! Kind regards, Steven
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Dena D
28 April 2017|
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Response from Lauraenplaya | Property representative |
Dear Dena D, I offer different tours: "History of the Jungle" & "Mayan Sites" are half-day tours and cost US$ 89.00 p.p. (min 2 persons) "Coast to Coast" is US$ 129.00 p.p. (min 2 persons) "Rio Lagartos": US$ 149.00 p.p... More
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Gena L
17 January 2017|
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Response from Lauraenplaya | Property representative |
Hi, I'm already fully booked for those dates. I'll contact you in case of any cancellations. Steven Koevoet
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