Guatemala Endemics Birding Tour

Guatemala Endemics Birding Tour

 

This tour is a mixture of the best destinations in Guatemala including the best locations to appreciate endemic bird species.

 

DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION
La Aurora International Airport
 
INCLUDED
  • 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
  • Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
  • International Flights
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Non specified services
  • Alcoholic beverages

Resume

  • 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.
    Day 1: Arrival!!!

    Meet & greet at the International Airport La Aurora (Guatemala) and transportation to Antigua Guatemala.

    Day 2: Finca El Pilar / Antigua

    7:00 AM. transfer to Agua Volcano slopes for birding, then transfer to San Cristobal El Alto, birding, and breakfast in a local restaurant with the breathtaking views to the volcanos. Then, short transfer to Finca El Pilar for birding in the hummingbird’s feeders and around the farm

    Day 3: Tecpan / Huehuetenango

    6:00 am. Departure from Antigua Guatemala toward Tecpan area, breakfast in Tecpan

    Bird watching tour in Tecpan Reserve where you will find interesting endemic species of the North Central American highlands.

    Afternoon transfer to Huehuetenango

    Day 4: Todos Santos Cuchumatanes / Quetzaltenango

    Morning transfer to Todos Santos National Park (2 hours) in the quest of Goldman’s Warbler, this species will be our first endemic species and is located in a small area in Huehuetenango and easy to spot in this park. Afternoon transfer to Quetzaltenango, after check-in birding at Las Fuentes Georginas, target Fulvous Owl, and Mexican Whip-poor-will

    Day 5: Fuentes Georginas / Tarrales Private Reserve

    Morning birdwatching in the very humid sub-tropical forest at Fuentes Georginas

    Midday transfer to Los Tarrales private reserve

    Afternoon birdwatching around the lodge at Los Tarrales

    Day 6: Los Tarrales Reserve

    Time for Coffee and transfer to La Isla area at Volcan Atitlan slopes, Breakfast at the place (boxed breakfast). Afternoon birding tour around La Laguneta.

    Day 7: Los Tarrales / Santiago Atitlan

    Time for coffee and transfer to La Rinconada area

    Midday transfer to Lake Atitlan to Santiago

    Birdwatching around the lake in the afternoon

    Day 8: Volcan Paquisis / Santiago Atitlan

    Boat ride toward San Pedro La Laguna where we will climb Paquisis Volcano in the quest of Horned Guan
    Lunch will be served on the route (boxed lunch).

    Note: tour to Paquisis Volcano requires a high effort, you can change this activity for Lake Tour by motorboat

    Day 9: Rey Tepepul / El Rancho

    Morning birdwatching at Rey Tepepul, this Park is located in Santiago Atitlan, in western slopes of the Atitlan volcano.

    11:00 AM. Transfer to Guatemala City and continue to El Rancho (6 hours)

    Day 10: Dry Scrub Forest / Biotopo del Quetzal

    After breakfast departure to El Rancho Area for birdwatching at Chaparral or Thorn Dry Scrub Biome. Besides birds, you will have the opportunity to spot Heloderma Horridum Charlesbogerti and Ctenosaura Palearis

    Afternoon transfer to Biotopo del Quetzal

    Day 11: Biotopo del Quetzal / Guatemala City

    Morning Birdwatching tour at Los Ranchitos del Quetzal to enjoy the fantastic flight of the Resplendent Quetzal

    Afternoon transfer to Guatemala City

    Day 12: Back Home

    Breakfast and transfer to La Aurora International Airport in time to catch your international flight back home.

    End of our services.

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