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BW-GN-10 SAN PEDRO VOLCANO 11 Nights

Volc?°n San Pedro

12 Days/ 11 Nights

You will visit beautiful privates reserves on the Pacific slopes and on the western highlands of Guatemala, but also you are goint to climb the San Pedro Volcano, home of the Horned Guan, one of the endemic species of the region and a very elusive bird. And you will enjoy the best bird watch sponts on the beautiful colonial city of Antigua Guatemala. Resplendent Quetzal, Blue-crowned Motmot, Emerald Toucanet, Golden-fronted Woodpecker and White-fronted Parrot among others.

 
Includes:
Transportation as per itinerary,
Admissions to all the described points according to the program,
11 nights Accommodations (double basis),
some trails at farms, all meals,
Guide and Escort guide. 
PRICE PER PERSON: USD 2,060.00  
(Minimun 8 persons) 

BW-GN-08 PACIFIC COAST & SAN PEDRO VOLCANO 9 Nights

Pacific Coast and San Pedro Volcano

10 Days/9 Nights

You will visit beautiful privates reserves on the Pacific slopes and on the western highlands of Guatemala, but also you are goint to climb the San Pedro Volcano, home of the Horned Guan, one of the endemic species of the region and a very elusive bird also you will see Resplendent Quetzal, Blue-crowned Motmot, Emerald Toucanet, Golden-fronted Woodpecker and White-fronted Parrot.

 
Includes:
Transportation as per itinerary,
Admissions to all the described points according to the program,
09 nights Accommodations (double basis), Spanish speaking driver,
Some meals and trails at farms.
 
PRICE PER PERSON: USD 1,260.00
 (Minimun 4 persons) 
 
ASk for you personalized Tour
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BW-GN-07 PACIFIC COAST & ATITLAN 9 Nights

Pacific Coast and Lake Atitlan

Filadelfia or EL PilarLas Nubes Estate - PatrocinioTarralesLake Atitlan

10 Days / 9 Nights

On this unique tour you will visit beautiful privates reserves such as Filadelfia, Patrocinio, Tarrales and Las Nubes Estate Farms, and enjoy the colorful towns of Panajachel and Santiago Atitl?°n on the glorious Lake Atitl?°n.

Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota), Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus), Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons), Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata), White-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta formosa), Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush.

 
 
Includes:
Transportation as per itinerary,
Admissions to all the described points  according to the program,
09 nights Accommodations (double basis), Spanish speaking driver, Meals at Los Andes Farm and some trails at farms.
PRICE PER PERSON: USD 1,185.00
(Minimun 4 persons) 
 
Ask for your personalized Tour 

Corazon del Bosque, Natural Reserve

Community Project, ¬†CORAZ?ìN DEL BOSQUE¬†

Is a Forest Reserve Cooperative. It is a part of a new wave of tourism known as “community tourism”, that the Association of Guadalupana initiated, which consists entirely of local residents of the village of El Novillero. The project is distinct because belongs to the community.

The associacion started this project in hope to protect the pine oak forest from deforestation and to provide the community with jobs and opportunities.  All the employees of Coraz??n del Bosque are from this community and they have sustainable forest management plan with the objective to maintain the forest and still use its products. There are also some reforestation projects.

Coraz??n del Bosque tries to work closely with the community, including the schools to promote a healthy and clean environment, not only for tourism, but for the coming generations of the community of El Novillero. The predominant trees of the forest are mostly conifers and oaks.

This Forest Reserve Cooperative offers different services to the tourists including rustic lodges, a restaurant, and a network of trails within the forest. These offer opportunities to observe northern Central American endemics bird species.

 

Bird Check List  Coraz??n del Bosque

CATHARTIDAE

  1. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus 
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura 

PHASIANIDAE

  1. Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus

COLUMBIDAE

  1. White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
  2. White-faced Quail-Dove Geotrygon albifacies 
  3. Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata
  4. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica

CUCULIDAE

  1. Lesser Roadrunner Geococcyx velox

PSITTACIDAE

  1. Pacific Parakeet Aratinga holochlora strenua

STRIGIDAE

  1. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus 
  2. Bearded Screech-Owl Otus barbarus

NYCTIBIIDAE

  1. Common Potoo Nyctibius griseus

CAPRIMULGIDAE

  1. Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus 

APODIDAE

  1. White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris
  2. Chestnut-collared Swift Cypseloides rutilus

TROCHILIDAE

  1. White-eared Hummingbird Hylocharis leucotis
  2. Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus
  3. Azure-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia cyanocephala

TROGONIDAE

  1. Mountain Trogon Trogon mexicanus
  2. Collared Trogon Trogon collaris

MOMOTIDAE

  1. Blue-throated Motmot Aspatha gularis 

PICIDAE

  1. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  2. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  3. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus 
  4. Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

DENROCALAPTIDAE

  1. Strong-billed Woodcreeper Xiphocolapates promeropirhynchus
  2. Spot-crowned Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes affinis

TYRANNIDAE

  1. Tufted Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus 
  2. Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax 
  3. Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus
  4. Hammond’s Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii
  5. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  6. Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer

VIREONIDAE

  1. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  2. Hutton’s Vireo Vireo huttoni
  3. Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
  4. Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius melitophrys 
  5. White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus

CORVIDAE

  1. Steller’s Jay Cyanocitta stelleri 
  2. Bushy-crested Jay Cyanocorax melanocyanea

HIRUNDINIDAE

  1. Black-capped Swallow Notiochelidon pileata 
  2. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis

PARIDAE

  1. Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus 

TROGLODYTIDAE

  1. Band-backed Wren Campylorhynchus zonatus 
  2. Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus 

TURDIDAE

  1. Brown-backed Solitaire Myadestes occidentalis 
  2. Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush Catharus frantzii 
  3. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus 
  4. Orange-billed Nightingale Thrush Catharus aurantiirostris
  5. Rufous-collared Robin Turdus rufitorques
  6. Clay-colored Robin Turdus grayi 
  7. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  8. Wood Thrush Hylocichia mustelina

MIMIDAE

  1. Blue-and-white Mockingbird Melanotis hypoleucus 

BOMBYCILLIDAE

  1. Gray Silky-Flycatcher Ptilogonys cinereus

PARULIDAE

  1. Crescent-chested Warbler Parula superciliosa 
  2. Townsend’s Warbler Dendroica townsendi 
  3. Hermit Warbler Dendroica occidentalis 
  4. Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
  5. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia 
  6. Wilson’s Warbler Wilsonia pusilla
  7. Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons
  8. Pink-headed Warbler Ergaticus versicolor
  9. Painted Redstart Myioborus pictus
  10. Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus
  11. Golden-browed Warbler Basileuterus belli 
  12. Rufous-capped Warbler Basileuterus rufifrons
  13. Olive Warbler Peucedramus taeniatus
  14. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla

THRAUPIDAE

  1. Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava
  2. Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
  3. Flame-colored Tanager Piranga bidentada

EMBERIZIDAE

  1. Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch Buarremon brunneinucha 
  2. Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis 
  3. Yellow-throated Brush-Finch Atlapetes gutturalis
  4. Rusty Sparrow Aimophila rufescens
  5. Yellow-eyed Junco Junco phaeonotus
  6. Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
  7. Hooded Grosbeak Coccothraustes abeillei

ICTERIDAE

  1. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  2. Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula 

Compilaci??n de Cayaya Birding y Checklist de Coraz??n del Bosque.

 

Mike Freiberg at Volcano

ONE DAY TK-BW-GN-15 Volcan San Pedro

MUNICIPALITY  REGIONAL PARK CHUWANIMAJUYU

San Pedro Volcano is part of the San Pedro La Laguna Destiny Project: promoted by Chajinel Council, Vivamos Mejor Association, San Pedro La Laguna Municipality and some NGO  like The Nature Conservancy.

This regional park Project 350 ha of cloud forest and has a visitant center, interpretative trail, municipal forest rangers and administration. They also established an agreement with San Pedro Guides Association, whom play an important role in the safety of the tourists.

The main conservation elements are the ecosystems, endemic flora and fauna, and cultural elements like mayan ceremonies. Near of the volcano top, between 2,600 and 2,900 m above sea level it is common to watch 1 or 4 Horned Guans, being the most accessible place in Guatemala to see this bird.

The volcano climbing last 4 hours. Besides the view from the top is spectacular.

HIGHLIGHT

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View from Volcano San Pedro Summit

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GN-CT1 CoffeeTour

Coffee Lovers Tour

8Days/7 Nights

Antigua or Guatemala City, Las Nubes Estate, Lake Atitlan, San Juan La Laguna, Finca Filadelfia
8 days learning all the process of the coffee production from  Harvest to a cup of  GUATEMALA Coffee:   Expresso – Capuchino mmmmm!!!!. 

ITINERARY

Day 1
Arrive to Guatemala City transfer to your Hotel in Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala. "Almacigo del Cafe"
 
Day 2
Early morning visit to the Museum Coffee at Azotea Lori Wunderlich
Transfer from Antigua to Finca Las Nubes where you will have the first contact with coffee plantations for the best Guatemala Coffee winners of different awards and they are certified  as Starbucks suppliers. Travel time around 3 hours.
Arrive to Finca and you will be welcome with a cup of coffee from the production grounds.
Lunch and in afternoon enjoy the tour for the almacigo where they do all kind of different blends of coffee.
 
Learn about the process before the plantation …
Picking coffee months from: October to March
Process coffee months
May  Fertilize coffee plants and soil
June to  August     Cultivate and trim  maintainance
August start to fertilized
Coffee plants blumming:  April –May –June.
Lodge at Finca Las Nubes
 
"Coffee Tour 2"
Water Canal to clean coffee grains.
Canales de agua para limpiar el grano del cafe.
Day 3
Wake up early morning to walk the farm and learn about coffee plantations.

Return to have breakfast at the farm

Lunch
Afternoon relax with a good cup of coffee
Lodge at Finca Las Nubes
 
Day 4
Transfer to Lake Atitlan
Enjoy the transfer and the spectacular view of the lake.
Visit a dry mill near the lake.
Lodge at Tiosh Abaj Hotel
 
Day 5
Early morning visit the community San Juan La Laguna where they work the coffee as a cooperative.  Lunch with the community and afternoon visit to the textiles that the women do meanwhile men cultivate coffee.
Return to San Lucas Toliman.
 
Day 6
Transfer to Antigua to visit Coffee plantation Filadelfia another farm with coffee and the explanation on another farm production.
Stay at Finca Filadelfia or Camino Real Antigua.
 
Day 7
Visit Guatemala City for a cuping demonstration and a observe the activity of coffee dealers  around the world.
Return to Antigua or   Stay in Guatemala City.
 
Day 8 
Departure to the airport at a convenient time.
End of our services.
 

Highlights of the Tours

Endemic Birds:      Resplendent Quetzal-Fulvous Owl-Azure-rumped Tanager
Places:                     Antigua or Guatemala City, Las Nubes Estate, Lake Atitlan, San Juan La Laguna, Finca Filadelfia
 
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Los Tarrales, Natural Reserve

Natural Private Reserve Los Tarrales

Located on the southeast slope of volcano Atitl?°n and covers an area from 760 to 2500 m above sea level, that‚Äôs why it has a great variety of bird species. The main activities of the Reserve are coffee plantation, agro tourism and bird watching. Many birds‚Äô species of the region are endemic or danger like the Horned Guan (Oreophasis derbianus) and Cabanis’s Tanager (Tangara cabanisi). The reserve has trails, eco-lodge, food service and guides with specialization in agriculture and birds. Los Tarrales has four trail for birdwatching: Las Pavas, La Rinconada, Horned Guan Trail and¬† LaCumbre. Also it has observation tower, Check List and inventory from Knut Eisermann.

This reserve is self sustainable and provides income to 60 Maya Kaqchikel families, which live within the protected area. People work mainly in cultivation and processing of coffee and ornamental plants. Some work as forest rangers preventing forest fires and illegal extraction of resources. Also tourist services provide income to the local people. Los Tarrales has a private primary school in order to assure the children’s education, including environmental education. With the visit to this lovely place the tourist will support the conservation of the region.