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2 Days/1Night ALL-GN-1 Resplendent Quetzal Adventure

HIGHLIGHTS

Endemic Birds:

*Azure-rumped Tanager
*Fulvous Owl
*Bushy-crested Jay
*Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge
*Resplendent Quetzal
*Tody Motmot
*Blue-crowned Clorofonia

ITINERARY

2 DAYS/ 1 NIGHT

Day 1 Morning transfer from Guatemala City to the Coffee Plantation and Natural Reserve LAS NUBES ESTATE.Lunch on arrival and in the afternoon transfer on a jeep to the mountain for the observation of the Resplendent Quetzal Guatemala National Bird and stop at the Mirador for a spectacular panoramic view. Return to the Lodge for accommodations and Dinner.

Day 2 Full day at the reserve on the trails and the coffee plantation with an explanation of the coffee: 06:00am early transfer for birdwatching and around 08:00am american breakfast. 11:00am return to the main house for lunch and at 04:30pm transfer to Guatemala City. End of Services.

INCLUDES

  • 1 nigh accommodation on double room at the FARM.
  • 2 Trails with guide
  • 2 Lunch-1dinner-1breakfast
  • Transfers to/from Guatemala City

Ask for the BIRD Checklist

 

PRICE & DATES

2 Persons USD 225.00

3-4 Persons USD 195.00

6 Persons USD 175.00

10 Persons USD 150.00

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TIKAL ONE DAY


Itinerary


05:00 A.M. Be at Airport.

06:30 A.M.Depart Guatemala Q.20.00 collected at airline counter.
07:30 A.M.On arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to TIKAL NATIONAL PARK.  Here your tour guide will take you back thousands of years to the glory that was the seat of the Maya Culture. Visit Complex Q, Temple of the Great Jaguar, Temple of the Masks, Temple IV, Lost World and the site museum. You will also have an opportunity to stroll jungle trails and climb pyramids and temples. See monkeys, tropical birds and admire the Amazon-like flora.
15:00 P.M.Transfer to the airport for your return to Guatemala.Q. 20.00 domestic airport tax collected at the airline counter
17:30 P.M. Depart Flores
18:10 P.M. Arrive in Guatemala
 
Flight times vary depending on airline.

Includes

  • Domestic Air Fare Guatemala-Flores-Guatemala
  • Transportation to/from FLores to TIKAL Archaeologilac Site
  • Entrance fee One day
  • Picnic Lunch¬†
  • Professional Guide


Price & Dates


PRICE PER PERSON: 
COLLECTIVE TOUR: USD 360.00 
PRIVATE TOUR: USD 425.00 (min. 2 persons) 
Ask for your personalized Tour 
 
DATES: Runs Daily


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BW-GN-13 VERAPACES & PACIFIC COAST

VERAPACES AND PACIFIC COAST

12 Days /11 Nights

Visit ¬†Semuc Champey, Lanquin & Chilasc??¬†an spectacular waterfall,¬†Cayal?† Ecological park,¬†Chichicastenango the famous Handicraft outdoor Market, Private Reserve¬†Tarrales,¬†Lake Atitlan,¬†Fuentes Georginas, and Antigua.

 

A Combination of Culture and Birding.  Tropical Mockinbird, Resplendent Quetzal, Pink-headed warbler and much more.

Includes:

Transportation as per itinerary
11 nights accommodations, 11 breakfasts,
entrances at sites.
Bird guide at Cob?°n and Cayal?°,
Atitl?°n Boat Tour with guide
Half day walking tour at Antigua
 
PRICE PER PERSON: USD 1,575.00  
(Minimun 4 persons)
 
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BW-GN-09 THORN SCRUB & TROPICAL RAIN FOREST 8 Nights

Thorn Scrub & Tropical Rain Forest

9 Days/8Nights

You will have the opportunity to look for endemic species of the Thorn Scrub like the Russet-crowned Motmot and visit the Tropical Rain Forest on the Atalntic coast of Guatemala where you can see Hook-billed Kite, Turquoise-browed Motmot, American Redstart, Blue-grey Tanager and Montezuma Oropendola.

Includes:
Transportation as per itinerary,
Admissions to all the described points according to the program,
08 nights Accommodations (double basis),
Some trails at farms, all meals,
Guide and Escort guide.
 
PRICE PER PERSON: USD 1,977.00   
(Minimun 8 persons) 
 
Ask for your personalized Tour
 
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BW-GN-06 PACIFIC COAST 6 Nights

Pacific Coast

Filadelfia, Patrocinio, Tarrales and Las Nubes State Reserve

7 Days/6 Nights

On this incredible tour you will visit beautiful privates reserves such as Filadelfia, Patrocinio, Tarrales and Las Nubes. You will have the opportunity to see bird species from different ecosystems.  Collared Trogon , Resplendent Quetzal, Blue-throated Motmot, Blue-crowned Motmot, Emerald Toucanet  and White-fronted Parrot.

 

Includes:
Transportation as per itinerary,
Admissions to all the described points according to the program,
06 nights Accommodations (double basis),
Spanish speaking driver,
Meals at  Farms and some trails.
PRICE PER PERSON: USD 928,.00  
(Minimun 4 persons) 
 
Ask for your personalized Tour
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Fuentes Georginas Water Springs & Nature Reserve

FUENTES GEORGINAS  NATURE RESERVE & HOT SPRINGS

FUENTES GEORGINAS is located on the skirts of the Zunil volcano,  where the thermal sources help to made it  a natural paradise because of its natural beauty and hot  sulpher baths.

Tourists love  the hot sulpher baths, which are relaxing and stress reliving besides the containing of many minerals that are good for health and curative. It prevents acne, aids rheumatism and helps to heal fractures in the human body.

These thermo sources were discovered by two laborers from Zunil in the year 1902 and they changed it into communal bath. FUENTES GEORGINAS has always been a tourist center and has been sustained by its own means, although is own by of Zunil and Quetzaltenango.

There is a path that goes from FUENTES GEORGINAS to Lake Atitlan, in Solola, as wells as the coast. This hike is not very popular at FUENTES GEORGINAS, but can be done.  The tourist will have the opportunity to know diverse species of birds, although you don’t need to hike far away from the hot springs.

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.

 

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AGUATECA, Archaeological Site

Aguateca

This Archaeological site, located on  Rio La Pasion at the Peten Petexbatun Area is one of the best sites to birdwatching because when you go by boat along the La Pasion River to get to the Aguateca site you see most raptors of the area perched on the trees around and are approximately 200 species that had been reported.

Aguateca is a  LATE PRECLASSIC period (300 BC РAD 350) site that sits on top of a 90 metres (300 ft) tall limestone.

 

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IXIMCHE, Archaeological Site

Iximche, Archaeological Site

Pre-Colombinan Mesoamerica Archaeological site located at the western highlands of Guatemala and was the capital of the late post classic. The architecture include two ball courts of the Maya, pyramids and temples used from 1470 until its abandonment in 1524.

 

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CAYALA, Ecological Park

Cayala Ecological Park and Nature Reserve

Metropolitan Ecological Park serves as an oasis for the refuge and feeding of resident and migratory birds. In this destination 106 species have been reported, including resident, endemic and migratory birds. An ideal place to begin your bird watching visit & encounter with the diversity that Guatemala offers, Learn about the variety of fauna and flora present in the City.

The park is manage by Fundaeco and is a Metropolitan lung within the city that helps nature conservancy and ambiental education.

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Candelaria Hotel

Candelaria Hotel

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CANDELARIA Caves

CANDELARIA CAVES NATIONAL PARK 

Are a system of caves between Chisec and Raxruh?°, in a 20 km section the Candelaria river passes trough seven big caves. These caves are considered to be one of the largest cave systems in Latin America. The main gallery has a length of 22 km, of which 12.5 km follows the underground passage of the Candelaria River. The total length of the cave system is estimated to be 80 km.

The caves were discovered on May 17th¬†of 1974 by Frenchman¬†Daniel Dreux. From may 1974 to 1975, Dreux directs the systematic exploration, topographic mapping and polyvalent studies that where conducted with a dozen speleologist and scientists. Since 2002 the qeqchi comunities of Muqbilh?° I and Candelaria Camposanto had the managment of¬†¬†The National Park Candelaria Caves.