Inside Rain forest - Birdwatching Tour

Inside Rain forest Birdwatching Tour

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

We will visit Guatemala’s center highlands (Mountain Forest), the pacific coast (Subtropical Humid Forest), the Biological Corridor of Resplendent Quetzal (cloud forest), las Verapaces and Peten (Tropical Rainforest) in the Guatemala’s lowlands.

Overview

  • Highlights: El Peru Waka’ – Tikal National Park – Las Guacamayas Station
  • Activities: Bird watching – Archaeology – Nature and Wildlife
  • Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
  • Holiday Type: Tailor-made
  • You will visit: Guatemala
  • Trip Style: Independent birders – Couples – Small Groups
  • Comfort level: Standard – Luxury
  • Transportation: Minibus – Boat – SUV
  • Length: 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Physical demand: Trip may include activities like walks, hikes and boat rides
  • Group size: Minimum 1
  • Pick up / Drop off locations: La Aurora International Airport

Itinerary

Day 1 - Las Guacamayas Biological Station

5:00 am. Leave Flores for a trip of approximately 3 hrs. The whole road proposes great birding opportunity in open areas, secondary forest and ponds.

Arrival to the community of Paso Caballos, here we will board a boat that will carry us through the San Pedro River toward Las Guacamayas Biological Station (aprox.20 minutes). Birding on route.

Arrival, you will be received by the EBG staff and they will give an introduction on the activities of the station, solid waste management, research programs, conservation and social projection. (Approx. 1 hour).

3:00 PM. birding tour around the base station ending at Las Guacamayas lookout.

Dinner and lodging at Las Guacamayas lodge.

Some of the birds that you can spot at this destination are:

Gray-throated Chat, Ocellated Turkey, Vermiculated Screech-Owl, Yucatan Flycatcher, Yucatan Poorwill, Rose-throated Tanager, Black-throated Shrike-Tanager, among others.

Day 2 - El Peru Archaeological Site

5:00 am. Time for a coffee (breakfast on route) We will board our boat for a birding tour through the archaeological site El Peru, where we will visit the most important nesting area of the scarlet macaw (Ara Macaw) in Guatemala from February to May.

Nighttime aquatic excursion: Explores the stream Sacluc, our experienced guide accompanies us for the nighttime aquatic tour. With the support of a flashlight, our guide illuminates the nighttime creatures that live here, including the crocodile petenero (Crocodylus moreletii), bats, birds and more.

Lodging at Las Guacamayas Lodge.

Some of the birds that you can spot at this destination are:

Ruddy Crake, Pale-billed Woodpecker, Chestnut-colored Woodpecker, Montezuma Oropendola, Blue Bunting, Black-cowled Oriole, Russet-naped Wood-Rail, among others.

Day 3 - Tikal National Park

5:00 am. Time for a coffee and birding tour through the biological station

Breakfast

Lunch and transfer from EBG to Tikal National Park

Sunset Birding tour at Tikal National Park

2 nights of lodging inside Tikal National Park

Some of the birds that you can spot at this destination are:

Orange-breasted Falcon, Gray-throated Chat, Ocellated Turkey, Vermiculated Screech-Owl, Yucatan Flycatcher, Yucatan Poorwill, Rose-throated Tanager, Black-throated Shrike-Tanager, Ruddy Crake, Pale-billed Woodpecker, Chestnut-colored Woodpecker, Montezuma Oropendola, Blue Bunting, Black-cowled Oriole, Russet-naped Wood-Rail, among others.

Day 4 - Tikal National Park

Early birdwatching Tour within Tikal National Park, Tikal is part of the nucleus areas of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, with a high level of conservation activities and research.

The monuments, remnants of the ancient Maya culture located in the middle of luscious jungles, are ideal places for birdwatching where we will find interesting species such as Ocellated turkey, orange-breasted falcon, Yucatan Jay, Black Catbird, Rose-throated Tanager, Great Curassow, White-fronted Parrot; Mealy Parrot, Crested Eagle, ,Slaty-tailed Trogon, Keel-billed Toucan, Chestnut-colored Woodpecker, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher; White-bellied Wren, Montezuma Oropendola and many hummingbirds among others.

During migratory season flocks of warblers, tanagers and others makes this destination a fantastic tropical paradise.

Dinner and lodging at Tikal Inn.

Day 5 - Flores

Morning Birdwatching around the park

Breakfast and lunch at Tikal and afternoon transfer to Flores

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