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Duende - Day Tours

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Address: Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 5129617024

Duende Tours offers personalized travel and tour services throughout the...

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. Spot wildlife on our birding tours or swim with whale sharks. For the more active traveler we offer diving, cenote snorkeling, zip-lining, cave tours, canoeing, jungle hiking, mountain biking and more... We can arrange anything that fits adventure travel; just send us an inquiry and we will customize to your needs!

We look forward to giving you the service you deserve :)

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Birding with Arturo on Cozumel

Duende tours picked up my wife and me, as arranged, at around 9 am near the cruise ship terminal and Arturo returned us at around 2-30 pm in time to catch lunch on our ship... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Alderley Edge, UK

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 able to go snorkeling while on Cozumel, he informed us of a place we could... More 

Thank Stephanie B
Severna Park, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We booked a tour through the Cozumel Country Club. We had shown up to just go birding, and waited for the manager Bennie. We had read reviews from people who had birded there, and they suggested the manager was fine with it. When we finally got to talk to Bennie he said that we could only stay in the parking... More 

Alderley Edge, UK
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Duende tours picked up my wife and me, as arranged, at around 9 am near the cruise ship terminal and Arturo returned us at around 2-30 pm in time to catch lunch on our ship. Arturo was a very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable birding guide- essential both to find the best spots in a shortish period and for identifying the... More 

2 Thank peregrin2012
Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My wife and some friends enjoyed the Chichen Itza tour by Air from Cozumel tour in March 2017. Our cruise ship was stopping in Cozumel, and this was the only real option to see Chichen Itza within the time constraints. I had seen several positive reviews on Trip Advisor, so i was not worried about this trip. Nonetheless, I was... More 

Thank Mike O
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were on the tour last week. I must say that this company was very flexible in making sure that they met our needs. Our cruise changed the itinerary at the last minute which could have disrupted our ability to take this lovely tour , but thanks to the great professionalism of this company , our tour... More 

Thank Tiffany T
Niagara falls, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We booked a private birding tour for four adults and two infants each just 1 year old, that ran for aprox 5 hours and ranged various locations around the island. The tour guide Arturo was knowledgeable about where birds would be found at various times of the day and was just as excited to seek them out as we were.... More 

Thank Samantha E
Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

How do you put into words one of the best experiences we have ever had...we have been wanting to go to Chichen Itza for the last 6 years, but were never willing to do the long day on the bus. With this tour, your have your own plane/pilot, taxi driver and tour guide. From the time you arrive at the... More 

1 Thank Tootall70
1 review
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Wow! What an incredible experience worth every penny first class treatment from start to finish (host, pilots, cab driver and tour guide). We felt very safe even though the plane was small. Julian the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. The stop at Ik Kil cenote was very refreshing after being in the hot jungle. Will recommend to anyone!

Thank Chelsea S
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I wanted to visit the ruins while in Cozumel scuba diving but didn't want to take an entire day getting there and back. We found this tour via TripAdvisor and the prior reviews were a factor in our choice of this particular trip and company. Chantel was very responsive and kept us updated throughout the whole process.... More 

1 Thank Greg F
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128 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This was a great experience The pilots, the driver, the organizers were all very professional and outstanding. The guide at Chichen Itza, Julian is the best guide we have encountered on our many travels. The tour ended at a cenote where one can swim if one so wishes. Regardless it is a beautiful natural body of water. The only downside... More 

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onejungle, Manager at Duende - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the great review! It is our pleasure to provide excellent service and we much appreciate you enjoyed the tour. Sorry to hear you did not like the lunch as much. Maybe the cook had a bad day? Most people enjoy the flavors, as you can see in other reviews about this tour. We will keep an... More 

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