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Day Trip Celestun: Flamingos, Mangrove Boat Ride and Beach - Gray Line Yucatan

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    What to Expect
    Enjoy a scenic drive to the wildlife refuge before you reach the picturesque port of Celestun. 

    Board a boat and begin your tranquil cruise down the Celestun estuary, a natural habitat famed for harboring some of the Yucatan’s most diverse species of bird. Drift through mangroves for 1.5 hours and witness a spectacular show of vibrant flamingos frolicking and flying in their local environment. 

    Observe thousands of flamingos as they feast on the crustaceans that give them their unique color, marveling at the elegance and beauty of the birds. The unique conditions of Celestun mean it’s one of the only places in the world to witness such a large concentrations of flamingos.

    Listen to your guide’s captivating commentary as you scour the landscape for other species of bird; the American white pelican also inhabits the refuge, and boasts a wingspan of up to 9.5 feet (3 meters). Look out for spider monkeys and jaguars before you refresh with a revitalizing dip in the ojos de agua (eyes of water), deep, fresh-water springs secreted among the mangroves. 

    Then, sink your toes into the silken sands of a central Celestun beach. Marvel at the unrivalled beauty of the iridescent water and white sand then purchase a traditional lunch at an excellent eatery on-site.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: San Juan Park, Calle 67A 529, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
    2: Gran Hotel, Calle 60 496, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
    3: McDonald's, Paseo de Montejo 454, Itzimná, 97100 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
    4: Mayan World Museum of Mérida, Calle 60 299 E, Unidad Revolución, 97110 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
    • Boat ride
    • Transportation from meeting point in Merida
    • Drinks (available for purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Meals
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please verify your near meeting point and schedule.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The Day trip to Celeste to see the flamingos, the mangrove boat ride and the beach break was all wonderful. You have the opportunity to hire a boat on your own or can can join another group. We were lucky enough to be able to join a family... a family of Mexicans who also
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