Unique discover of Sian Ka'an Biosphere by boat with Jorge
The experience : Visit two pristine lagoons with transparent water the colors of turquoise, green and blue. Travel through naturally made mangrove channels to the bridge that connects the biosphere to the Caribbean Sea in search of manatees, crocodiles, rays, fish and many species of birds. Discover and discuss the flora and history of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere. Visit a small Mayan construction that once collected taxes and discuss the historical importance of this entry point into the main land. Finally saving the best for last, visiting a very special bird nesting island that many species call home on their migratory path. Upon returning enjoy a picturesque sunset as it sets over the lagoons.
What to know: All levels of physical abilities welcome. The sun is powerful. Wear lightweight long sleeves/pants for ultimate protection.
Pick up time 1:00 p.m. return time 7:00pm
What to bring: reusable water bottle, hat, long sleeves, non-toxic insect repellent, bio-degradable sun protection, camera, personal birding equipment
Include in the price : Multi-lingual, highly experienced and certified nature guide, transportation (van & boat), entrance fees, , water/reusable bottles, coffee/tea, snacks (fruits, nuts, locally made granola bars), outdoor equipment per activity i.e. binoculars, life jackets
The Host : My name is Jorge. I was born in Chiapas, Mexico. My love for the natural world and Mayan culture was passed down from my parents. My family lived primarily from the land. They did not have access to a grocery store so they grew their own food, made their own medicines and lived in harmony with the natural world. My love for birds became apparent the day I tried to sneak a baby duck home from the market in my coat. Everything was fine until…. well ummm ducks go “quack quack”! My parents made me return the duck and learn the fine lesson of integrity.
Coming of age, feeling the pull of adventure I knew it was time to leave the nest. In 1996, I set off to discover to the Yucatan Peninsula. Eventually finding my way to Quintana Roo, which later proved to be a time of great spiritual, personal and professional growth. I became active in Maya communities as a voice for those without and studied Maya traditions under the village grandfathers. I have made many friends along the way. These friendships have played a major role in the opportunities that have crossed my path.
I am an artist, an educator and a father of two. Also talented photographer, who has a way of exquisitely capturing wildlife in their natural habitats. Adorned in ceremonial jewelry and barefoot most of the time. 20+ years of experience as a nature and wildlife guide. First Aid certified with Red Cross.