This tour is a mixture of the best destinations in Guatemala including the best locations to appreciate endemic bird species.
Meet & greet at the International Airport La Aurora (Guatemala) and transportation to Antigua Guatemala.
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
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
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
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
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.
Time for coffee and transfer to La Rinconada area
Midday transfer to Lake Atitlan to Santiago
Birdwatching around the lake in the afternoon
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
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)
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
Morning Birdwatching tour at Los Ranchitos del Quetzal to enjoy the fantastic flight of the Resplendent Quetzal
Afternoon transfer to Guatemala City
Breakfast and transfer to La Aurora International Airport in time to catch your international flight back home.
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