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Birding at Coffee Plantations

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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 Coffee Plantations

Guatemala is a fantastic country with a diversity of rich habitats for birds, from montane cloud forest to lowland forest. This tour specifically focuses on the highlands of the Chiapas-Guatemala Highlands Endemic Bird Area, where unique species of birds live in this land of the Maya. The itinerary incorporates the best montane birding opportunities in this scenic country and allows us to experience the wonderful and colorful living culture.

DAY 1

GUATEMALA - ANTIGUA

Arrive at La Aurora, Guatemala Airport, meet one of our leaders and transfer to Antigua Guatemala for accommodations. Antigua, Guatemala’s colonial capital until 1773 when it was destroyed by an earthquake. Antigua was once the cultural center of Central America, and now with its considerable charm, Spanish colonial architecture, and colorful Maya culture, it is a center for tourism. It is known for its silver and ceramics, and of course its coffee. Read more

Antigua Guatemala / 2 nights
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DAY 2

ANTIGUA

Start the day by birding at 6:00 AM at Finca El Pilar, which includes a box breakfast. This farm is known for having a mix of dry valleys and a great highland forest as well as oaks, pines and wet cloud forest; they harbor some of the special species: Pacific Parakeet, Rufous Sabrewing, Green-throated Mountain-Gem, Amethyst-throated Hummingbird, Blue-throated Mot-mot, “Guatemalan” Northern Flicker, Gray-collared Becard, Black capped Swallow, Bushy-crested Jay, Rufous-browed Wren, Black and Rufous-collared robins/thrushes, Blue-and-white Mockingbird, Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo, Hooded Grosbeak, and Bar-winged Oriole. Afterwards, we go to lunch at a restaurant in Antigua and in the afternoon do a walking tour of the colonial city. Dinner is on your own, so as to enjoy all the different restaurants and types of cuisine Antigua has to offer. Included: B, L Read more

Antigua Guatemala
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DAY 3

ANTIGUA - TAKALIK ABAJ - PATROCINIO

At 8:30AM, you will be driven to Takalik Abaj (Archaeological site on the Pacific Coast) to look for more endemic species then have lunch. Afterwards you will be transferred to Finca El Patrocinio Natural Reserve, where you'll be able to explore the site. Included: B, L, D

Finca Patrocinio /2 night
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DAY 4

NATURAL RESERVE EL PATROCINIO

Full day at the Reserve, walking on the trails, birdwatching and relaxing. Coffee tours of the plantation will be available with a full explanation of the coffee picking, toasting and packing process. Included: B, L, D

Finca Patrocinio
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DAY 5

PATROCINIO - LAS NUBES

Early breakfast and at 5:30 am, you will be transferred to Fuentes Georginas (Natural Hot Springs) to bird. Lunch is on the way to Las Nubes Coffee Plantation to do more birding. Las Nubes is known for harvesting coffee for different international companies (Starbucks) and for the conservation of different natural areas that are the home for different endemic species, like Unicolor jay, pink headed warbler, black capped siskin, Blue crowned Motmot, Wine-throated Hummingbird. Included: B, L, D Read more

Lodge Las Nubes / 2 nights
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DAY 6

NATURAL RESERVE LAS NUBES

All day birding at Las Nubes in the coffee plantations. Coffee tours will be available; Las Nubes has won several international awards for their coffee and are certified Starbucks suppliers. Included: B, L, D

Lodge Las Nubes
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DAY 7

LAS NUBES - LOS TARRALES

Wake up early in the morning to bird, then return for Breakfast and Lunch at the main house. Then have an afternoon transfer to Los Tarrales Coffee Farm and Natural Reserve, where you'll have a Guatemalan dinner. Included: B, L, D

Los Tarrales Lodge / 2 night
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DAY 8

LOS TARRALES NATURAL RESERVE

Early breakfast; afterwards Jose, the best guide in Los Tarrales will be with you. You will be able to choose from 4 different trails: Las Pavas, La Rinconada, Horned Guan Trail and La Cumbre. Each trail has a specific set of endemic species that you can photograph like the Horned Guan (Oreophasis derbianus) and Cabanis’s Tanager (Tangara cabanisi). Included: B, L, D Read more

Los Tarrales Lodge
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DAY 9

LOS TARRALES - LAKE ATITLAN - GUATEMALA

Early morning breakfast at 6 am and then transfer to Panajachel to see one of the mos beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Atitlan. It is just above 5000 feet in elevation, nestled in the mountains. It seems that everywhere you look you see a volcanic peak! You'll do birding at the Maroposario, have lunch in the village and then transfer to Guatemala City; however, before arriving we stop at Rincon Suizo for a peek of the Pink-Headed Warbler. Included: B, L, D Read more

Guatemala City / 1 night
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DAY 10

GUATEMALA DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the Hotel. Morning at Leisure. At a convenient time shuttle transfer from hotel to Airport on your own.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location La Antigua
Day 3
Location Retalhuleu
Day 5
Location Suchitepequez
Day 7
Location Near Santiago Atitlan
Day 9
Location Guatemala

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

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

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  • Price USD$ 2,060.00 per person
  • Single Suplement USD$. 256.00

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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