Resplendent Quetzal
Rey Tepepul Reserve Birding Tour

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

This tour could start from Santiago Atitlan or the villages around the lake. If you are not located in Santiago, a motorboat ride will be necessary to Santiago Atitlán. Next, you will head to the Rey Tepepul Reserve. This reserve is found on the western slopes of the Atitlán volcano, with montane and subtropical humid forest areas inhabited by exciting bird species.

The Rey Tepepul Reserve is located 20 minutes from Santiago Atitlán through a paved road. At the entrance on both sides of the street, there are two viewpoints with spectacular views of the three volcanoes, the community of Santiago Atitlán, and the Pacific slope.

One of the main targets of this destination is to spot the  Resplendent Quetzal; to observe this colorful bird will be necessary to walk along a narrow path with ups and downs.

 A medium effort is required to achieve the 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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