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Duende Tours offers personalized travel and tour services throughout the Mayan World (Mexico, Belize and Guatemala). Explore the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Coba, Tulum, Palenque or Tikal and lesser known sites like Ek Balam, Calakmul or Yaxha...more
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Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Mexico
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+52 1 987 100 8848
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Our family took this tour last year so we came back and did it again! This time there was 6 of us and we had an amazing adventure. Our original itinerary called for a 9:30 departure time instead of the usual 7:30. However, the Duende...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Unaware of permits and regulations and canceled our whale shark tour the day before with no phone call or message. Waste of my entire trip here. Just waiting for time to pass and go home.More

Thank tramng0
DuendeTours, General Manager at Duende - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Hi Tramngo You did not book through us, but through another agent on Cozumel. Had you booked directly with us, we would have asked you for your available dates. This is a weather sensitive tour. We would have informed you that you should book the...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018

I have birded Cozumel several times on my own, but I decided to hire a guide on this trip with the hopes that I would learn new spots, and gain some knowledge about where to locate some of the less common species that I hadn’t...More

Thank Thomas N
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Despite emailing them to arrange a one day birding tour, I never received a response other than an emailed confirmation of receipt with the promise of getting back to me in two business days. Not that disappointed since it appears they do not have a...More

Thank Broccoli12
DuendeTours, Manager at Duende - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Hi, We are very sorry to learn you tried contacting us and did not receive an answer. We had some severe server issues due which our contact form and emails were down a few days during March 2018. We are back on our feet now...More

Reviewed 29 January 2018

The tour is so-so at best. At the cost of $220 for five hours, this is an expensive tour and I expected much more. Arturo is not a trained birding guide as far as I could tell and mis-identified a number of birds which I...More

Thank Jaye R
DuendeTours, General Manager at Duende - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hi JayeBirdHere, Thanks for the review. When offering Arturo as a birding guide, we explicitly refer to him as an amateur birding guide as he very much loves birds, distinguishes many species and is very enthusiastic, but is not yet an experienced ornithologist who knows...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

EXCELLENT! I was visiting Cozumel with my wife for the Ironman competition and a second honeymoon/early anniversary. There was ONE THING that my wife wanted to do more than anything else, and that was to "see some ruins and explore Mayan history". We walked into...More

1  Thank Jason M
DuendeTours, Manager at Duende - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi Jason, Thank you so very much for this fantastic review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife at the dive shop and having the chance to explain you all about the different tour options in person. I look forward to hearing from...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Extensive traveler. Mostly cruises. Cannot say enough about this company. From Alex who replied timely to every email prior to the tour, to the flight to and from Cozumel and Cancun, to the transport to the boat and to the boat crew, everything went perfectly....More

Thank jro666
DuendeTours, Manager at Duende - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi jro666, Thank you for flying to the whale sharks with us, and thank you even more for posting this lovely review!

Reviewed 3 June 2017

On Cozumel my son and I were treated to a day of birding with our guide, Arturo. He drove us around the island -- showing us some of the birds that can be found on the island this time of year: Frigatebird, Ruddy Ground Dove,...More

1  Thank rpigg2016
DuendeTours, Manager at Duende - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi rpigg2016, Thanks for a great review! Thank you for having taken the time to post it.

Reviewed 30 May 2017

We did the Chichen Itza Tour by Air. Such a great group. We were met early at the airport and every detail of the day was outlined. We arrived at Chichen Itza from Cozumel and were practically alone at the site. Our guide knew the...More

3  Thank pevans
DuendeTours, Manager at Duende - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hello P Evans, It has been our pleasure having you on tour with us and we want to thank you greatly for having posted this wonderful review!

Reviewed 11 May 2017

My boyfriend and I did a day tour on Cozumel for birds. Overall, our experience was good. Our guide, Arturo, picked us up at the specified location, was very friendly, and was really knowledgeable about Cozumel. When I mentioned that I wished we had been...More

Thank Stephanie B
DuendeTours, Manager at Duende - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi Stephanie, It is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed the tour. When offering Arturo as a birding guide, we explicitly refer to him as an amateur birding guide as he very much loves birds, distinguishes many species and is very enthusiastic, but is not...More

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Lisa A
29 January 2017|
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Response from DuendeTours | Property representative |
Hi Lisa, TOUR PRICE The price for this tour is US$389 pp including airport tax. We offer 10% discount for groups of 4 or 5 passengers. INCLUDED The tour price includes the round trip scenic flight, airport tax, all... More
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doc2017
11 January 2017|
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Response from DuendeTours | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting Duende Tours about birding on Cozumel. COZUMEL BIRD TOUR The tour we are currently running on Cozumel is a tour to go out birding with our excellent amateur birding guide. On a typical day, he will... More
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