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Birding at Highlands & Volcanoes

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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 Highlands & Volcanoes

You will visit beautiful privates reserves!

DAY 1

Guatemala - Panajachel

After your arrival, you'll be transferred to Panajachel and get a Lake Atitlan driving tour. Includes: Dinner

Panajachel 1 night
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DAY 2

Panajachel - Las Nubes

Early morning breakfast, then transfer to Las Nubes Natural Reserve and ride on 4WD collectible jeeps around to look for the Resplendent Quetzal. At around noon, you come back to the main house for lunch and rest or, as an alternative, enjoy a Coffee Plantation tour with a complete explanation of its harvesting and picking process. In the afternoon, you'll go back into the mountain to find the Fulvous Owl. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Read more

Las Nubes 2 nights
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DAY 3

Las Nubes Coffee Plantation

Another early morning but today breakfast will be served on the mountain at around 9:00 a.m. to enjoy the picturesque view and weather. Some of the birds that you might see are: White-belied Chachalaca, Roadside Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, American Krestel, Crested Guan, Black Chachalaca (Highland Guan),Green Violet-ear, Pauraque, Emerald Toucanet, amongst others. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Read more

Las Nubes
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DAY 4

Las Nubes - Fuentes Georgina - Xela

Today, you'll visit the Hot springs and enjoy the most spectacular birds in the site like the pink headed warbler, Unicolor Jay and the Wine-throated Hummingbird. Lunch will be on the way, near the area, and in the afternoon you'll continue to Quetzaltenango ("Xela") for a free day! Relaxing is recommended since the next morning you'll hike Volcano Chicabal. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Read more

Quetzaltenango 1 night
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DAY 5

Volcan Chicabal - Antigua

Volcan Chicabal is one of the most amazing volcanoes, but the climb is notorious for being medium-difficult; however when you get to the crater there is a lake where real Mayan rituals take place. This is a site with lots of different, endemic birds but the most sought out bird is the Horned Guan. Other species that you may encounter here are: Pink-headed Warbler, Painted Red start, Slate - throated Red start, Unicolored Jay, Black-capped Siskin, Gray Silky-flycatcher, Gray Silky-flycatcher, among others. Then you'll travel to 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 mostly known for its ceramics, jewelry and coffee. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch Read more

Antigua 2 nights
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DAY 6

Antigua - Finca El Pilar

Morning breakfast at the top of mountain in Finca Filadelfia with a marvelous view of the Volcanoes Agua, Fuego and Acatenango and of course lots of birds around to spot, like the Highland Guan, 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, Rufous-collared robins/thrushes, Blue-and-white Mockingbird, Hooded Grosbeak, and Bar-winged Oriole, Mountain (Northern) Pygmy-Owl, Azure-crowned Hummingbird, Collared and Mountain trogons, Emerald Toucanet, Band-backed Wren, Brown-backed Solitaire, Gray Silky-flycatcher, Crescent-chested, Red-faced, Chestnut-capped, Golden-browed, and Slate-throated Redstart, Flame-colored and White-winged tanagers, Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer. At noon, come back down and have lunch at a local restaurant in Antigua. In the afternoon, go to Finca El Pilar Natural Reserve to enjoy more birds. Dinner on your own, so you can walk around Antigua, the small colonial village, where nice and diverse restaurants are open! Includes: Breakfast, Lunch Read more

Antigua Guatemala
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DAY 7

Antigua - Int'l Airport

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

Back home

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Panajachel
Day 2
Location San Juan Sacatepequez
Hotel Las Nubes
Day 4
Location Quetzaltenango
Day 5
Location Antigua Guatemala

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

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

Package excludes

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

More information

  • Maximum 14 birders with Once local /Community Guide or Escort and a Professional Bird Guide.
  • Difficulty Medium.
  • Single Supplement USD. $ 105.00

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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