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Duende - Day Tours

Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Mexico
+52 5129617024
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So-so Birding Guide

The tour is so-so at best. At the cost of $220 for five hours, this is an expensive tour and I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JayeBirdHere
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Private Tour With My Girl

EXCELLENT! I was visiting Cozumel with my wife for the Ironman competition and a second... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Jason M
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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. 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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 4 weeks ago

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 23 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 29 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 4 weeks ago

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 10 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 4 weeks ago

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

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...More

Thank VBFROMBUFFALO
DuendeTours, Manager at Duende - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, We appreciate you have posted a good review here for us, but I don´t think you had booked this tour through Duende Tours ;) We absolutely agree about the fact that tour guides should have leadership qualities; They should also be friendly and informative....More

Reviewed 2 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-...More

2  Thank peregrin2012
DuendeTours, Manager at Duende - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi peregrin2012, We so much appreciate you have taken the time to post this amazing review. If ever you come to the beautiful island of Cozumel again, be sure to contact us. Warm greetings, Duende Tours

Reviewed 26 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...More

1  Thank Mike O
DuendeTours, Manager at Duende - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Mike O, Thanks for this great review. It is a pleasure to offer the perfect tour!

Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Tiffany T
DuendeTours, Manager at Duende - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Tiffany, May we thank you for having posted this wonderful review... Thanks you! ;) We hope to see you again on Cozumel. Best regards, Duende Tours

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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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