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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Birding opportunity on the route.
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.
Morning birdwatching at Ranchitos del Quetzal and try to spot the Quetzal and another interesting species. After lunch transfer to Antigua Guatemala.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
Morning birdwatching around Rey Tepepul Park and afternoon transfer to Guatemala City
Transfer to la Aurora Internationa Airport. End of your birding expedition in the country of eternal spring.
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