Inside Rainforest Birding Tour

Birding Tour
Birding Tour

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    • Duration:5 Days, 4 Nights
    • Difficulty:Moderate
    • Group Size:Minimum 2
    • Comfort Level:Standard to Luxury

    Inside Rainforest Birding Tour: A Feathered Adventure

    Dive into the “Inside Rainforest Birding Tour” and immerse yourself in Guatemala’s vibrant avian world. This tour promises an unparalleled birdwatching experience within the country’s lush rainforests.

    Discover the Scarlet Macaw’s Sanctuary

    Venture into the heart of the Scarlet Macaw’s Sanctuary. Here, the iconic red-feathered birds soar freely, offering a mesmerizing spectacle. Their vibrant plumage contrasts beautifully against the green canopy, creating a visual treat for bird enthusiasts.

    Tikal National Park: A Birdwatcher’s Paradise

    Next, journey to Tikal National Park, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage site. Beyond its ancient Mayan ruins, the park teems with diverse bird species. With every step, the symphony of chirps and songs intensifies, echoing the park’s rich biodiversity.

    Spot, Listen, and Learn

    Guided by seasoned experts, you’ll learn to identify various bird calls, spot elusive species, and understand their unique behaviors. Every sighting adds a new chapter to your birdwatching adventure, from the resplendent quetzal to the keel-billed toucan.

    Concluding Thoughts

    The “Inside Rainforest Birding Tour” isn’t just a tour; it’s a journey into the heart of nature. By its end, you’ll carry memories of colorful wings, melodious calls, and the serene beauty of Guatemala’s rainforests.

    Pick up / Drop off locations

    Flores Island

     
     

    Transportation

    • 4×4

    Physical demand

    Trip may include activities like walks, hikes and boat rides.

    What's Included

    • Wildlife
    • Birdwatching
    • Hikes
    • Nature

    Highlights

    • Las Guacamayas
    • Tikal

    Itinerary of the trip

    Day 1Las 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 2El 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 other.

    Day 3Tikal 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 4Tikal 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 exciting 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 the migratory season, warblers, tanagers, and other flocks make 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

    End of our services.

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