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Birding at Mayan Lowlands

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Bitty Ramirez-Portilla

Guatemala Nature Tours

We are a tourism company that offers complete packages and services, combines nature with culture.

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Birding at Mayan Lowlands

You will visit Archaelogical sites with Mayan Temples on the lowland and Mayan Biosphere, one of the biggest Natural reserve in America, National Park Laguna del Tigre. Among other birds you will see: Montezuma Oropendola - Orange - breasted Falcon - Ocellated Turkey - Yucatan Jay - Great, thicket an Little tinamous - Collared Aracari - Keel - billed Toucan - Rufous - tailed Jacamar - Red - lored - White - fronted Mealy and more.

DAY 1

Guatemala - Flores - Tikal

Arrive to Guatemala City Airport where you'll be met by one of our representatives that will help you check in for your 17:15 flight to Flores, Petén. Once you arrive to Peten you will be transferred to Tikal National Park for dinner and accommodations at Jungle Lodge or similar. Owling can be done near the hotel premises. Includes: D Read more

Tikal / 3 nights
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DAY 2

Tikal - Uaxactun - Tikal

Early morning transfer to Uaxactun where you will be able to see different species like Yucatan Jay. Box Lunch at the Archaeological site. You'll also have the chance to see other birds like Mexican (Black-faced) Antthrush, Barred Forest Falcon, Blue-black Grosbeak and White-collared Manakin. Then return for Dinner at the Tikal National Park. Includes: B, L, D Read more

Tikal
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DAY 3

Tikal National Park

Early morning walk to the Tikal Temples, where you can enjoy a beautiful and picturesque sunrise. Afterwards, you'll have a box breakfast and walk around the Mayan Temples to see a variety of birds that include, but are not exlucive to: tinamous, motmots, aracaris, jacamars, puffbirds, leaftossers, antthrushes, and the odd Northern Royal Flycatcher. The most sought out bird here is the Orange-breasted Falcon, usually seen from a Temple. Lunch and Dinner at the hotel, with a late afternoon return to the trails to continue birdwatching. Includes: B, L, D Read more

Tikal
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DAY 4

Tikal - Las Guacamayas

Today you'll visit the Mayan Temples again during the sunrise where you might get a closer view of Yucatan Black Howler Monkeys, Keel-billed Toucans, Montezuma Oropendolas, Laughing Falcons or maybe a White Hawk soaring overhead. The unique Ocellated Turkey, one of the most fantastically plumaged American birds, is common here. Then return for breakfast and continue birding in the morning at Tikal. At noon, you'll be transferred to Las Guacamayas Biological Station, with lunch on the way and birding along the road to get to Paso Caballos. It takes about 3 hours to get to the Estación Biológica Las Guacamayas, using a 4-WD vehicle on dirt road to the village Paso Caballo, and from there a boat on the SAC LUC River to the lodge Las Guacamayas. Includes: B, L, D Read more

Las Guacamayas 2 nights
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DAY 5

Las Guacamayas Biological Station

All day birding at the Laguna del Tigre National Park and Natural Reserve, where you can enjoy the Raptors Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Black-collared Hawks,Swallow-tailed Kites, King Vulture, Broad-winged Hawk or Crane Hawk. Here is also the natural habitat for the Scarlet Macaw and you can find others like Agami heron. Includes: B, L, D Read more

Las Guacamayas
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DAY 6

Las Guacamayas - Flores - Antigua

A very early morning is in store for you, since we need to leave before sunrise to get Yaxhá (around 3 hours)... Don't worry, we'll give you a box breakfast! Arrive to Yaxhá an start birding where you might find the Pheasant Cuckoo, Tody motmots, trogons, toucans and Blue-Crowned or maybe the four species of tinamou—Great, Little, Slaty-breasted and Thicket— along the trails and you'll get to see spectacular views of the Mayan Biosphere. Parrots can also be found flying in flocks like the Red-lored, White-fronted, White-crowned and the Mealy parrots. Then transfer to the Mundo Maya Airport and take your flight back to Guatemala where you will stay in the city or in Antigua if your flight departs late the next day. Includes: B, L Read more

Antigua Guatemala
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DAY 7

Antigua - Int'l Airport

Transfer to Int'l Airport by shuttle, according to your departure time.

Departure back home

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Tikal
Hotel Jungle Lodge
Day 4
Location Flores
Day 6
Location La Antigua

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transportation during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fees

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • "BASIC TOUR"
  • Double Occupancy
  • Group minimum 4 persons $1,742.00 per person
  • Domestic Air Fare To/from Flores $ 237.00 per person
  • Single Supplement $ 180.00

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Kristine Wallstorm, United States

Thank you so mucho for arranging for me to meet your niece and her bus partner to see the beautiful gardens of Antigua before we began our birding adventure. Your country is so beautiful! I wish I had two more weeks to get to see it all, especially Tikal. Thank you so much for arranging to bring us here to showcase all the special birds of guatemala. I can’t wait until I can come back again :) Read more

Vince Zamora, United States

A wonderful, organized Guatemalan Adventure in a beautiful country with very friendly people.

Curt McCamy, United States

My compliments and appreciation to Bitty and Renato in regards to our tour of 2 weeks of birding in Guatemala. When I met you in Harlingen, Texas on Nov 2016, I just knew you were the right person to sign up with to visit Guatemala for birding. The places, the birds and the total experiences. Thank you for all your efforts to make our tour a total success and most memorable experience. Read more

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