Horned Guan
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Paquisis Volcano Birding Tour

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Embark on the Paquisis Volcano Birding Tour for an Unforgettable Avian Adventure

Exploring the Enigmatic Cerro Paquisis

Begin your journey with the Paquisis Volcano Birding Tour, situated on the Eastern flank of the serene Lake Atitlan, directly opposite the San Pedro volcano. Cerro Paquisis, or the Paquisis volcano, is a monumental testament to ancient volcanic eruptions and collapses that have sculpted the entire wall encircling the Atitlan Lake watershed. Notably, the “Paquisis Hill” hill encases a micro-watershed at its summit, presenting a viable environment for observing various guans, including the Horned Guan, Crested Guan, and Highland Guan.

Navigating the Rocky Terrains of Paquisis

The journey to the peak is undeniably rocky. It demands considerable physical exertion and is incredibly challenging for the knees during the descent. However, it might be one of the more accessible locales to witness the Horned Guan within a single morning’s expedition.

Commencing the Birdwatching Adventure

Our tour commences with a tranquil morning boat trip towards San Pedro La Laguna. Upon arrival, we will transition to a pick-up truck, which will transport us to the entrance of the Paquisis volcano. Here, our hike commences, with the quest of spotting the Horned Guan and other captivating bird species taking center stage.

A Rewarding Challenge Awaits

It’s imperative to note that achieving the objective necessitates a high level of effort. Yet, the rewards, in the form of spectacular birdwatching opportunities and the raw beauty of nature, are truly unparalleled.

Embark on the Paquisis Volcano Birding Tour and immerse yourself in a world where the enchanting calls of exotic birds and the untouched beauty of nature intertwine to create an unforgettable experience.

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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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