Honduras & Guatemala

Daily Tour 16 days 15 Nights Availability: 2018-10-09
Honduras Guatemala, Honduras

This is a 15 days birding adventure to discover the best destinations inside Guatemala and Honduras, unique and essential bird areas that inhabit a wide variety of endemic tropical birds.


DEPARTURE
San Pedro Sula Airport (Google Map)
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 Cuero y Salado and 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
  • Alcoholic beverages

 

Resume

  • Day 01: Arrival at San Pedro Sula
  • Day 02: Birding at Pico Bonito
  • Day 03: Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge
  • Day 04: Rio Aguan Valley and the Endemic Honduran Emerald
  • Day 05: Breakfast at Pico Bonito, Depart towards Guatemalan Border/ El Rancho
  • Day 06: Dry Scrub Forest / Quetzal Biotope
  • Day 07: Biotopo del Quetzal / Antigua Guatemala
  • Day 08: Finca El Pilar / Antigua
  • Day 09: Tecpan / Todos Santos Cuchumatanes
  • Day 10: Todos Santos Cuchumatanes / Quetzaltenango
  • Day 11: Fuentes Georginas / Los Tarrales Private Reserve
  • Day 12: Los Tarrales Reserve
  • Day 13: Los Tarrales / Lake Atitlan
  • Day 14: Volcan Paquisis / Lake Atitlan
  • Day 15: Tepepul/ Guatemala City
  • Day 16: Back Home
Day 01: Arrival at San Pedro Sula (SAP) International Airport

Pick-up and ground transfer to Pico Bonito, a unique reserve that inhabits some of the Honduras specialties. Afternoon arrival will afford us time to unpack, refresh and enjoy some light birding of the Lodge grounds before dinner.

Day 02: Birding at Pico Bonito

Earlier birdwatching throughout the lodge backyards, then we return for a morning meal at The Lodge’s Restaurant. Following the mealtime, we are going to begin our birding expedition throughout the diverse environments of the lodge grounds. After a lunch break, we are going to continue our birding adventure across the Lodge’s loop trail.

Day 03: Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge

We will meet our guide early for breakfast, and depart for the refuge by 6:30. Once at the Refuge, we will explore the various aquatic and forest habitats from a small, motorboat. We return to the Resort after our birding tour; we will have a late lunch and the afternoon for an additional birding from the Lodge’s gardens. After dinner, we will be guided around the Lodge’s gardens and plantation areas.

Day 04: Rio Aguan Valley and the Endemic Honduran Emerald

We will begin this full Day birding expedition in Honduras, visiting the dry forest habitat with an early breakfast at the Resort, and departure will be by 4:30 AM.

Day 05: Breakfast at Pico Bonito, Depart towards Guatemalan Border/ El Rancho

Birding opportunity on the route.

Day 06: Dry Scrub Forest / Quetzal Biotope

Morning birdwatching at Heloderma Reserve (Chaparral or Thorn Dry Scrub Biome). MidDay transfer to El Quetzal Biotope for birdwatching in the afternoon. One night of lodging at Posada Montaña del Quetzal or similar.

Day 07: Biotopo del Quetzal / Antigua Guatemala

Morning birdwatching at Ranchitos del Quetzal and try to spot the Quetzal and another interesting species. After lunch transfer to Antigua Guatemala.

Day 08: Finca El Pilar / Antigua

Morning transfer to Agua volcano slopes, San Cristobal El Alto and Finca El Pilar for an excellent birdwatching experience. Afternoon, optional birding or walking cultural tour of Antigua Guatemala.

Day 09: Tecpan / Todos Santos Cuchumatanes

6:00 am. Departure from Antigua Guatemala toward Tecpan area. Breakfast in Tecpan

Birdwatching tour In a Private Reserve located in Tecpan, Guatemala. MidDay transfer to Huehuetenango. Lodging at Huehuetenango

Day 10: Todos Santos Cuchumatanes / Quetzaltenango

Morning transfer to Todos Santos National Park in the quest of Goldman’s Warbler, this species will be our first endemic species and is in a small area in Huehuetenango and easy to spot in this park.

MidDay transfer to Quetzaltenango and birdwatching in Fuentes Geroginas.

Day 11: Fuentes Georginas / Los Tarrales Private Reserve

Morning birdwatching in the very humid sub-tropical forest at Fuentes Georginas.

After lunch transfer to Los Tarrales Private Reserve and birdwatching around the lodge in the afternoon.

Day 12: Los Tarrales Reserve

Time for Coffee and transfer to La Isla area. Breakfast at the place.

Afternoon birding tour around La Laguneta, this area offers excellent opportunity to find out essential species.

Day 13: Los Tarrales / Lake Atitlan

Time for coffee and transfer to La Rinconada area for an excellent birding opportunity.

MidDay transfer to Lake Atitlan and afternoon birdwatching around the lodge

Day 14: Volcan Paquisis / Lake Atitlan

Early 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).

Day 15: Tepepul/ Guatemala City

Morning birdwatching around Rey Tepepul Park and afternoon transfer to Guatemala City

Day 16: Back Home

Transfer to la Aurora Internationa Airport. End of your birding expedition in the country of eternal spring.

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