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Aerial view of the pyramid, Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico. Ruins of the ancient Mayan city of


Exploring the Ancient Mayan World

01-10 August 2024
4,500 USD

01 May deadline deposit

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Visit the tropical dry forest of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

in the company of local and international experts.

We will search for the most extraordinary and endemic amphibians and reptiles of this region.

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The Yucatan Peninsula was the epicenter of

the Mayan culture and its archaeological remains are abundant.


We will see ruins and visit pyramids that are now embedded

into the natural landscape of many species.

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This flat peninsula does not have water currents on the surface, but it does have a complex network of subterranean rivers, with outcrops of water in the form of natural pools (cenotes), which we will visit and enjoy.

The complex orography of Yucatan also means that caves abound, where much fauna takes refuge, such as huge colonies of bats and blind invertebrate aquatic fauna.

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Day by day English


Day 1 Arrival and Herping Cancun.
-Pick up at Cancun international Airport at midday. 
-Settling at the hotel. 
-Herping close to Cancun in a Private Natural reserve.


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In short, an expedition where we will meet unique species such as: 


Among the most outstanding amphibians: Triprion petasatus, Agalychnis taylori, Rhinophrynus dorsalis, Craugastor yucatanensis, Hypopachus variolosus, Tlalocohyla picta, Bolitoglossa yucatana;


And among the reptiles: Crocodylus moreletii, Dermatemys mawii, Rhinoclemmys areolata, Terrapene yucatana, Coleonyx elegans, Cachryx defensor, Laemanctus serratus, Ctenosaura similis, Corytophanes hernandesii, Drymarchon melanurus, Lampropeltis “abnorma”, Leptophis praestans, L. mexicanus, Oxybelis fulgidus, Phrynonax poecilonotus “nominal”, Pseudoelaphe phoescens, Spilotes pullatus, Drymobius margaritiferus, Akgistrodon russeolus, Bothrops asper, Crotalus tzabcan, Porthidium yucatanicum, among many other species.

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Cesar Barrio A

César L. Barrio-Amorós

(Doc Frog)

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Scientific director and photographer

Spanish herpetologist who dedicated his life to the understanding and conservation of nature.

Cristian Porras Ramirez

Cristian Porras Ramírez

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Founder, Managing Director and Photography Director

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Pedro Nahuat

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Biologist specialized in amphibians, reptiles and wildlife in general. 

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