Horned Guan
Mountain Trogon

Paquisis Volcano Birding Tour

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Cerro Paquisis or Paquisis volcano is located on the Eastern side of Lake Atitlan, the mountain in front of the San Pedro volcano. The entire wall around the Atitlan lake watershed remains an ancient volcanic eruption and collapse. The Cerro Paquisis (“Paquisis hill”) encloses another micro-watershed at the top, where the observation of Horned Guan and other guans (Crested Guan, Highland Guan) is feasible.

All the way to the top is rocky and requires investment in physical effort, especially for your knees on the way down. But maybe it is the more accessible place to watch the Horned Guan in just a one-morning schedule.

Our tour starts with a morning boat trip towards San Pedro La Laguna, where we will take a pick-up truck to the entrance of Paquisis volcano.

Here we are going to start our hike for the quest of Horned Guan as well as other fascinating bird species

A high effort is required to achieve the objective.

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    Paquisis Volcano Birding Tour

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    GT: (502) 7832 2742

    US: (305) 395 3935

    At the hotel or lodging address provided in your tour confirmation
    • Availability: All Year Round
    • Tour Duration: One Day
    • You Will Visit: Paquisis  Reserve – Lake Atitlan
    • Round Trip Private Land Transportation
    • Boat Trip (when applicable)
    • Birdwatching specialist tour guide (English- Spanish speaking)
    • Tips

    Birdwatch with limited time.

    Flexibility is the key!


    Do not worry, take a note that Birdwatching Guatemala is a tailor made birding company that offers birding excursions, starting from the most significant travel destinations, so let us know where you are, and your requirements, we can customize a personal birding trip for you

    Some Species that you can spot in our Paquisis volcano birding tour are:


    • Horned Guan,
    • Prevost’s Ground-sparrow
    • Amethyst-throated Hummingbird
    • Slender Sheartail
    • Rufous Sabrewing
    • Violet Sabrewing,
    • Bushy-crested Jay
    • Olive-sided Towhee
    • Chestnut-sided Shrike-vireo
    • Rufous-browed Peppershrike
    • Mountain Trogon
    • Bar-winged Oriole
    • Wine throated Hummingbird
    Packing Ideas – What to bring?
    • Small backpack
    • Binoculars
    • Camera
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Sun cream
    • Hiking shoes
    • Raincoat

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