About Duende Tours

The Duende Team


Duende Tours is a highly experienced adventure travel provider of ecologically and culturally-oriented tours in the Mayan World of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

As an international team we have been able to integrate western travel needs and quality standards into a local culture with different living standards and understandings. We have over 15 years of experience with a variety of tours within the Mayan world. Because of our history within the Mayan community; both by traveling and living in the Mayan jungle, we can take you to places where other tour operators don’t go.  

Our philosophy


What differentiates us from other tour organizations is our philosophy about adventure travel. We prefer to think of our tours as personal journeys of reflection, fun, and learning. Our tours are directed towards individuals that are looking to push their physical, educational, or cultural limits just a little further whilst off the beaten path. In other words, our tours are made for active travelers, interested not only in nature, but in the unique and stimulating learning experience of sound eco-friendly and culturally-sensitive methods of travel.

Duende Tours is an eco-friendly tour operator respecting the people and places we visit on our tours. We want to take adventure to a philosophical level, one based on “preserving and conserving” the jungle: the flora, fauna, archaeology, culture and community.

Our Tours


At Duende Tours Adventure Travel you can find many great offers for your trip to one of the most breathtaking destinations in Central America – Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. These are among the best places to visit if you are interested in Mayan ruins and civilization, birding, diving and snorkeling, swimming with whale sharks, exploring natural wonders such as rainforest, waterfalls, coral reefs, tropical beaches and cultural encounters with colorful markets and the local Mayan people.

This region of the world is especially picturesque, as it features all types of different landscapes – oceans, lagoons, lakes, rivers, mangroves, swamps, white secluded beaches, rain forests, jungles and active volcanoes. The variety of species of flora and fauna inhabiting these lands is huge, especially if you add to the count the number of migrating animals that come to Central America every year to nest, find food and take care of their young.

At Duende Tours we have carefully considered every destination we have to offer you and have made sure that we will be perfectly able to satisfy any need you may have, as well as giving you a memorable vacation experience. We focus on eco-friendly ways to travel and tour, as our main goal is to promote ecological awareness and to show the beauty of nature.

Our tours are split into categories based on their duration – from one day trips to longer multi day tours, as well as custom tailored tours for our clients who would like to reach a bit further and explore as much of the Mayan World and its wonders as they possibly can in one tour.

Day Tours

We have over 20 one day tours for the traveler who is interested in exploring Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Some of the tours are suitable for people who are interested in Mayan ruins, history and archeology, while other tours are specially tailored for people who would like to spend their time observing nature or performing different underwater activities such as reef or cenote snorkeling.

If you would like to learn more about the Mayan civilization and would like to visit some of the most popular Mayan ruins, we recommend that you check out our tours to Tikal, Chichen Itza, Coba, Calakmul, Palenque and many more.

Some of our top one day trips for nature lovers include our birding tours, whale shark tours or a visit to the island of Cozumel. 

Multi-Day Tours

If you have more spare time and would like to take one of our multi-day tours, you will be able to experience a lot more of the local atmosphere as well as see more Mayan ruins, national parks and wildlife reserves.

Our multi-day tours take between three and nine days, and visit remote Mayan sites deep in the Mayan jungle of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. You will visit several destinations during our multi-day tours and stay at National Parks and Reserves such as Tikal, Yaxha, Sian Ka’an, Calakmul, El Peru and any other destination you may be interested in.

Customized Tours

To be able to provide you with the best vacation experience possible, we can organize activities that match your needs best. Activities such as rafting in the rain forests, hiking or biking tours and many others have been explored this way. Even if it is not part of our current tour menu, we’ll arrange anything you need for an unforgettable experience. All you need to do is contact us, let us know what you are interested in and let us take care of the rest!