Resplendent Quetzal
Rey Tepepul Reserve Birding Tour

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Venture on the Rey Tepepul Reserve Birding Tour for an Unforgettable Experience

Journey’s Commencement: From Santiago Atitlan to the Reserve

Embarking on the Rey Tepepul Reserve Birding Tour, your adventure could commence from Santiago Atitlan or neighboring villages around the lake. For those not located in Santiago, a scenic motorboat ride will transport you to Santiago Atitlán, where the next leg of your journey unfolds. Subsequently, you will navigate towards the Rey Tepepul Reserve, a gem nestled on the western slopes of the Atitlán volcano.

Exploring the Diverse Ecosystems of Rey Tepepul Reserve

The reserve, merely 20 minutes from Santiago Atitlán via a paved road, unveils montane and subtropical humid forest areas, each teeming with many exciting bird species. Furthermore, the Rey Tepepul Reserve offers a sanctuary for diverse avian life. It allows birdwatchers to immerse themselves in a vibrant and lush environment.

Breathtaking Vistas: A Visual Feast at the Reserve

Upon entering, two viewpoints flank the street, offering spectacular views that captivate every nature lover. Gaze upon the three majestic volcanoes, the quaint community of Santiago Atitlán, and the expansive Pacific slope, each vista providing a unique and awe-inspiring perspective of Guatemala’s natural beauty.

In Pursuit of the Resplendent Quetzal

One of the primary objectives of this destination is to spot the enchanting Resplendent Quetzal. To observe this vibrantly colorful bird, you will traverse a narrow path peppered with ascents and descents, weaving through the reserve’s rich ecosystems. Consequently, a medium level of effort and a spirit for adventure are requisite to achieve this objective.

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    At the hotel or lodging address provided in your tour confirmation
    • Availability: All Year Round
    • Tour Duration: One Day
    • You Will Visit: Rey Tepepul 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 Rey Tepepul Reserve Birding Tour are:


    • Rufous-browed Peppershrike
    • Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo
    • Bushy-crested Jay
    • Black-capped Swallow
    • Rusty Sparrow
    • White-naped Brushfinch
    • Azure-rumped Tanager
    • White-eared Ground-Sparrow
    • White-faced Ground-Sparrow
    • Cinnamon-bellied Saltator
    • Crested Guan
    • Highland Guan
    • Resplendent Quetzal
    • Mountain Trogon
    • Blue-throated Motmot
    • Northern Emerald-Toucanet
    • Hairy Woodpecker
    • Northern Flicker
    • Mexican Violetear
    • Rivoli’s Hummingbird
    • Green-throated Mountain-gem
    • Blue-and-white Mockingbird


    Packing Ideas – What to bring?
    • Small backpack
    • Binoculars
    • Camera
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Sun cream
    • Hiking shoes
    • Raincoat

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