Roll out of bed for a super early pickup time of 4:45 a.m. at your hotel in Palenque. Relax in your tour bus seat and leave the driving to the experts, you can snooze or watch the scenery on the 3.5-hour drive to the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve.
At Las Guacamayas, see how 40 indigenous families from nearby Oaxaca have worked to preserve the scarlet macaw — red guacamayas — that populate the area, located on the banks of the Lacantún River. Your guide will fill you in on the community's initiatives dedicated to the survival of the scarlet macaws.
Enjoy a break and a regional breakfast before boarding a motorboat for a scenic ride, learning about the flora and fauna including white falcons, toucans, white-tailed deer, howler monkeys, and other species. Make a stop to see the artificial nests constructed to house the local macaw population.
Take a break for lunch (own expense) before the 3.5-hour trip back to Palenque; end your tour with convenient hotel drop-off.