Guatemala Endemics Birding Tour: An Exquisite Avian Expedition
Discover the Rich Avian Diversity of Guatemala
A Premier Birdwatching Experience
Embark on a mesmerizing 12-day expedition to uncover the myriad bird species that call Guatemala home. The Guatemala Endemics Birding Tour offers both seasoned birdwatchers and novices an unparalleled opportunity to experience the country’s remarkable biodiversity.
Birdwatching with a Cultural Essence
Our birding tour stands out due to its harmonious fusion of ornithological exploration and cultural immersion. As we traverse the diverse terrains of Guatemala, we also delve into historical landmarks and engage with indigenous communities, ensuring a comprehensive travel experience. Seasoned guides with a genuine passion for ornithology and extensive comprehension of Guatemala’s avian species and habitats spearhead each tour.
Exploring Guatemala’s Varied Ecosystems
The Guatemala Endemics Birding Tour invites you to navigate the nation’s multifaceted habitats. From the mist-enshrouded highland forests and lush lowlands to the volcanic terrains, each day promises a distinctive birdwatching adventure. With over 766 bird species, including numerous endemics, Guatemala offers boundless avenues for avian discovery and photography.
Spotlight on Endemic Birds
The endemic avian species of Guatemala form a pivotal aspect of our tour. Our itinerary encompasses regions renowned for sightings of species such as the Goldman’s Warbler and the Horned Guan. Noteworthy birding locales include the slopes of Agua Volcano, Todos Santos National Park, and the Thorn Dry Scrub Biome in El Rancho, each presenting a unique vantage point to study and appreciate Guatemala’s birds.
Accommodations: Comfort Meets Authenticity
Throughout the tour, participants will reside in select accommodations that epitomize comfort and local charm. From the historic city of Antigua to the untouched private reserve of Los Tarrales, our lodging options guarantee relaxation after each day’s explorations.
Guidance by Expert Ornithologists
Our adept and enthusiastic tour guides amplify your birdwatching journey with their profound knowledge of Guatemala’s avian diversity and ecosystems. They dedicate themselves to ensuring each participant has an enlightening and fulfilling experience.
Tailored Itineraries to Suit Your Preferences
We recognize the distinct preferences of each traveler; we adapt our birding excursions and tailor them to align with your specific birdwatching aspirations and interests.
Our Pledge: Excellence and Safety
Our unwavering commitment to professionalism, adaptability, and quality guarantees a flawless birdwatching experience from inception to conclusion. We prioritize your safety and well-being and meticulously orchestrate every facet of your expedition.
Embark on the Guatemala Endemics Birding Tour
Engage in this unparalleled journey and unveil the avian wonders of Guatemala with the Guatemala Endemics Birding Tour. Immerse yourself in the country’s captivating landscapes, encounter rare avian species, and forge memories that will endure. Secure your spot on this birdwatching tour today and allow us to introduce you to Guatemala’s natural and cultural gems.
Guatemala Endemics Birding Tour: A Comprehensive Itinerary
Embark on a Remarkable Avian Expedition
Day 1: Arrival in Guatemala
Upon your arrival at La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala, our team will warmly welcome you and facilitate your transfer to the historic city of Antigua Guatemala, marking the beginning of the Guatemala Endemics Birding Tour.
Day 2: Avian Exploration in Antigua
We commence the day early, transporting you to the slopes of Agua Volcano for an immersive birdwatching session. Post this, relish a breakfast complemented by the majestic views of the San Cristobal El Alto volcano. The day’s adventure continues with a visit to Finca El Pilar, a sanctuary renowned for its hummingbird diversity.
Day 3: Journey to Tecpan and Huehuetenango
The day unfolds with a venture towards Tecpan, a distinguished region for its endemic avian species. Following a comprehensive birdwatching session, we proceed to Huehuetenango in the afternoon.
Day 4: Pursuit of Goldman’s Warbler and Quetzaltenango Sojourn
Our itinerary for the fourth day includes a visit to Todos Santos National Park, with the primary objective of spotting the endemic Goldman’s Warbler. The afternoon sees us transitioning to Quetzaltenango and exploring the avian wonders of Las Fuentes Georginas, targeting species like the Fulvous Owl and Mexican Whip-poor-will.
Day 5: Fuentes Georginas and Los Tarrales Reserve
We continue our birdwatching endeavors in the sub-tropical forest of Fuentes Georginas. As the day progresses, we transition to the pristine Los Tarrales private reserve for an afternoon of avian exploration.
Day 6: Delving into Los Tarrales Reserve
On the sixth day, we dedicate our time to exploring the diverse bird species of Los Tarrales Reserve. Our exploration commences at the La Isla area on the Volcan Atitlan slopes. It culminates with an afternoon session around La Laguneta.
Day 7: Los Tarrales Continuation and Santiago Atitlan
Our exploration of Los Tarrales extends into the seventh day, focusing on the La Rinconada sector. The latter part of the day sees us relocating to Santiago at Lake Atitlan, enriching our birdwatching repertoire with lakeside sightings.
Day 8: Paquisis Volcano and Santiago Atitlan
The day’s agenda includes a boat excursion to San Pedro La Laguna, followed by an ascent of the Paquisis Volcano in pursuit of the Horned Guan. Post a packed lunch; participants can have a motorboat lake tour as an alternative to the volcano ascent.
Day 9: Rey Tepepul Exploration and El Rancho Transition
We have earmarked the morning for birdwatching at Rey Tepepul. The afternoon involves a transfer to El Rancho via Guatemala City.
Day 10: El Rancho and Biotopo del Quetzal
Our journey takes us to the Thorn Dry Scrub Biome of El Rancho, followed by an afternoon transition to Biotopo del Quetzal.
Day 11: Biotopo del Quetzal and Return to Guatemala City
The penultimate day of our Guatemala Endemics Birding Tour begins with an avian exploration at Los Ranchitos del Quetzal. After marveling at the iconic Resplendent Quetzal, we facilitate your transfer to Guatemala City in the afternoon.
Day 12: Departure
Following breakfast, we ensure a prompt transfer to La Aurora International Airport, signifying the culmination of our esteemed birdwatching services. Safe travels!
- All lodging at mentioned Eco-lodges or similar
- All meals
- All private ground transportation
- Boat transportation at Lake Atitlan
- Birdwatching specialized tour guide full time
- Reserve and parks entrance fees
- International Flights
- Tips & Gratuities
- Non specified services
- Alcoholic beverages
- Day 1: Arrival
- Day 2: Finca El Pilar / Antigua
- Day 3: Tecpan / Huehuetenango
- Day 4: Todos Santos Cuchumatanes / Quetzaltenango
- Day 5: Fuentes Georginas / Tarrales Private Reserve
- Day 6: Los Tarrales Reserve
- Day 7: Los Tarrales / Santiago Atitlan
- Day 8: Volcan Paquisis / Santiago Atitlan
- Day 9: Rey Tepepul / El Rancho
- Day 10: Dry Scrub Forest / Biotopo del Quetzal
- Day 11: Biotopo del Quetzal / Guatemala City
- Day 12: Back Home.
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We will visit Guatemala’s lowlands including two of the best destinations located within the Peten province (Tropical Rainforest) Tikal and Las Guacamayas Station.
Highlands & Mayan World
We will visit the colorful destinations within Guatemala’s highlands and Peten province in Guatemala’s lowlands. Destinations that inhabit exciting bird species.
Nature & Culture
This adventure expedition will take you through important wildlife and cultural destinations including Antigua Guatemala, Lake Atitlan, and Chichicastenango market.