Cenote, Valladolid & Monkey Sanctuary / Virgin Lagoon
Photosafari - Private Tour
“Each destination will be described to you in such detail that you will be able to glide back in time to the Mayan era. Only a lucky few are able to have this once in a lifetime experience.”
Drop Off time: 8:30 pm
Private Group: up to 8 people
Playa, Tulum, All Riviera Maya
From US $170.00 pp. /Child US $70.00 pp.
The JourneyAlways dreamed of getting deep inside Mexico's most folkloric destinations? We will discover life as it’s lived every day in Valladolid. As part of the Magical Villages Programme" which is an initiative led by the Mexican tourism department. To display influential towns in Mexico based on their natural beauty, cultural riches, or historical relevance to the country.
You will have lunch in the authentic Yucatan cuisine, before having a first person encounter in a native Mayan Village that will give you a taste of sincere Mayan generosity. Enjoy the pristine waters of a Virgin Lagoon and walk through a wild Monkey Sanctuary.
We will go deep into a natural pit called a cenote, created by the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. These unique formations are among the most beautiful natural wonders one can find in the Mayan Riviera.
VALLADOLIDValladolid offers from colonial era churches and architecture to natural wonders. Funded by the Christian missionaries between 1552 and 1560, Valladolid will embrace you. The whole point of visiting this ancient Colonial Town is to provide you with a glimpse of life in a more profound way.
MAYAN VILLAGEEnjoy the warm hospitality of a Mayan family in their own house and learn about their history and socially segregated culture. This first person encounter in a native village will give you a taste of sincere Mayan generosity. You and your companions will get to know their way of life, the colors, artifacts, ingredients, aromas, knowledge of medicinal plants, religion and more.
We will enjoy their culture and find local goods and handicrafts. All this will add an intimate range of subjects for our photography. Portrait photography will be our focus.
JUNGLE - MONKEY SANCTUARYFew places offer such a spectacular variety of natural environments as the Mayan region. The main reason for the incredible exuberance of animal life in the area is the lack of major human settlements. The absence of man has allowed the character of the landscape to remain practically unchanged for centuries.
VIRGIN LAGOONWhat a better way to end up the day, embrace yourself with a beautiful sunset sitting on a deck and drinking wine. We will have Canoes waiting for you in case you feel like exploring the nice and quiet cristal clear waters.
Your own photos at the same spot where the winner of the 1st Prize in the World Cup Photo contest is creating his new series. Pepe Soho Photography
A Photo Shoot from a professional photographer during the experience.
Lunch in one of the most Exclusive Resorts in Riviera Maya.
The best portrait photos in the intimacy of a Mayan family.
A fascinating feeling of talking outside wildlife photography in a Mayan Jungle.
We offer only private tours.
The workshop includes:
- DSLR reflex Canon Camera with two lenses
- Bilingual professional photographer / naturalist guide
- Morning Box lunch
- Lunch in a typical Yucatan Cuisine.
- VIP Transportation – Pick up and drop off in your hotel
- Entrance fees to the different sites
- Medical Insurance
Know before you book
- Children under 8 are not allowed
- Children from 8 to 15 have a special rate.
- If you have a heart condition, you should not participate.
- If you are pregnant, may not take part.
- Maximum group size is 8 people.
- You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
- This activity operates in most weather conditions.
- This activity operates rain or shine.
How to book
- Select your desired Photographic Safari
- Choose a date in the panel.
- If no space is available on the desired date choose the next day in a green box.
- Select the Qty of Child and Adults. (Minimun 2 pax)
- The prices goes lower when the Qty increases
- Fill in the booking form. And be very specific on your Pick up Details.
- You must contact Bushman Staff immediately after booking to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation. Use the contact details on the voucher received by email.
- Please send us an email or whatsapp us (+52 1 984 169 22 92) for any questions.
This was an excellent tour that lasted 12 hours and was extremely unique. After doing research into the best activities for my girlfirend and i, I stumbled upon Mario's company. Mario supplied us with our own professional grade cameras and taught us to use them so that we could keep the memory sticks ourselves (…) extremely personal experience that allowed us to keep the memories forever.
I HIGHLY recommend using Bushman Photography if you do not want to get stuck in a huge group of tourists, doing cliche things (…) The food provided was also a pleasant surprise. 5/5 would reccomend to anyone.
"Experience this unique photo safari. Highly recommended."
It is a great choice for a different trip. I knew nothing about nature photography and learned a lot, I even have a couple of photos that were incredible. My girlfriend who had more knowledge, learnt new techniques and reaffirmed what she already knew. We met in a single day; cenotes, incredible ruins, the jungle, walked Tulum and take a boat in booking Siankaan to finish on an island. In each place we took spectacular pictures of animals, landscapes, nature and people. We were lucky to see a sunset with hundreds of birds flying above us. The tour includes lunch and took us to a very nice restaurant open, spectacular air in Tulum. Mario was an exceptional guide with the patience to teach about photography, in my case and in the case of my girlfriend much support and shared their knowledge and tips. I recommend it.
We we able to access Chichén Itzá before it was open to the public. I have to say that this was a magic experience for me and my wife; the peace, the quietness but at the same time the voices of the jungle were there.
I definitely recommend taking a tour with this guys. Our guide was an expert both on the touristic sites and I'm shooting outdoors.
A perfect 10
"A wonderful day"
I went with my husband and two friends to tour the cenote and lagoon. Besides having learned a lot about photography, we visited magical and non-touristy places. Mario is an excellent guide. We're thinking about taking another of their tours!!
"I loved It!!!"
Photo, culture, nature, history, and peace are things that live in this great experience. I like photography but had never taken a class. I learnt a lot with Bushman besides having spent an amazing d time. Eager to repeat it many times ... super recommended!
Amazing Tour-photography- Excellent Teachers!
Thank you for taking your time to share your knowledge with me. This tour is amazing, enjoying the wildlife in a Safe place, get the best moments in the Camera and my own memory, I am Totally glad with this experience!!!!
I highly recommend this tour!
We did both days and so glad that we did. Mario and Paulina were very professional and showed us some incredible places! We had done a photo tour before that we thought was amazing until this one! It was truly an unforgettable experience and would love to do another tour with Bushman Photography and Mario and Paulina on our next visit!
Incredible experience. One of the best tours I have taken!
I would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone. The staff are well organized, friendly, attentive, professional, positive and obviously passionate for their art. They provide one on one attention with an easy and understandable explanation of the features and settings of the camera. The sites visited are unique and interesting and looking at them through the lense gives you a whole new perception of the world around you. Snacks and food provided were of high quality and delicious. I left the tour with a sense of accomplishment and a new life skill.
Thank you so much for the incredible experience. I hope to be able to participate in this experience again in the future!
I had never participate to a photo safari and it was an unforgettable experience, how to perfectly combine the discover of amazing places with photography, Mario the guide super nice showed us how to handle with a profesional camera and brought us to the best places in Tulum, cenotes, ruins, the lagoon at the sunset .. amazing food at coqui coqui, he also took pictures of us which sent us the day after! excellent service, totally recommended!