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Visit the flamingos of Celestun
Observe flocks of flamingos numbering in the thousands at Lake Celestún.
The small fishing town of Celestún is set in the middle of a wildlife sanctuary studded with lagoons and freshwater springs. It's best known for its colourful congregation of flamingos, most populous between March and September, but there's a host of other waterfowl species to be spotted here including egrets, herons and sandpipers.
Our tour begins with a boat ride along the beach before continuing along the estuary through a petrified forest and a tangle of mangroves. Finally visit Lake Celestún, where hundreds or even thousands of spindly-legged pink flamingos can be seen feeding and nesting in the shallows.
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Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
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Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
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After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
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Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.