Guatemala Endemics

Daily Tour 12 days 11 nights Availability: 2018-10-09
Guatemala Guatemala

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


DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION
La Aurota International Airport (Google Map)

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
  • Check list
  • Taxes

NOT INCLUDED
  • International Flights
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Non specified services

 

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.

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