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Pacaya Volcano

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HIGHLIGHTS

Spectacular view

 

ITINERARY

2 DAYS/ 1 NIGHT CAMPING

Day 1 Afternoon transfer from Guatemala City or Antigua  to the Pacaya Volcano Visitor Center, from where you will start the trekking to the base camp to set up tents.  Hike around and before going to sleep and prepare a picnic dinner.

Day 2 Early Morning before raising wakeup to get to see the spectacular view of the eruption and the sky with stars. Return to Base camp to have a nice breakfast and pack the camp. Start descending and arrive to the visitor center where the vehicle will await to be transfer back to Guatemala City or Antigua. End of Services. 

INCLUDES

  • 1 nigh accommodation on TENT for 2 persons.
  •  Trails with 2 local guide
  • 1dinner-1breakfast
  • Transfers to/from Guatemala City or Antigua
  • Security  at the volcano
  • horses to take all the camping gear
  • Entrance Fee

PRICE & DATES

2 Persons USD 300.00 per person

3Persons USD 200.00 per person

4-5 Persons USD 150.00 per person

6-9Persons USD 115.00 per person

10-Plus Persons USD 75.00 per person

Tours can be any day but specially promoted on  Saturdays

Ask for a Special group Dates Contact: info@guatemalanature.com

 

 

 

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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

Ask for a Special Promotion Contact: info@guatemalanature.com

 

ASK for Finca PATROCINIO – Los Tarrales – Los Andes

 

 

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“Guatemágica” Photography Tour

PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR      Nature & Birds

2 DAYS  / 1 NIGHT

SITE  Patrocinio Natural Reserve

Guatemágica represents a Destination where you can visit Retalhuleu-Mazatenango and Quetzaltenango


ITINERARY


Saturday
07:00AM  Reunion at meeting point. Private trasnfer from Guatemala City to Retalhuleu.  
07:30AM Departure by bus and drive through the pacific coast freeway.
11:00AM  Arrive and Lunch. Accommodations given and leisure till the workshop.
14:30PM Begin of Workshop how to take photos to Birds and Nature.  
All know that BIRDS are the worst models, at this course we will give you some tips and skills to photograph Nature and Birds.
 
16:00PM Walk around the fields  and take advantage of the sunset.
19:00PM Dinner and Lodge.
 
Sunday
05:00AM Early meeting to photograph sunrise and take lots of photos to practice your new skills.
 
08:00AM Breakfast
09:00AM Practice will the new skills and tips to take excelent photos.
12:30PM Lunch
14:30PM Departure by bus to the city.
18:00PM Arrival at Guatemala City.

INCLUDES


*Accommodation on Double Room 
* 4 MEALS (2Lunch-1Dinner-1Breakfast)
*Trails Entrance Fee
*Workshop Participation
*Maximum of 10 participants  
Transfers are additional

PRICE



Q1,200.00  or $USD 150.00 per person (Minimum 4 persons)

Q1,600.00 or $USD 200.00 per person (Minimun 2 persons)

Transportation:  Guatemala-Patrocinio-Guatemala

Q300.00 or $40.00 per person

REQUIREMENTS


Minimum of age 12 years old
Have a Camera Photographic and willing to take many photos

Principiantes y Amateurs pero Professionales son BIENVENIDOS
INSTRUCTOR: Renato Fernandez-Ravelo


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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-07 PACIFIC COAST & ATITLAN 9 Nights

Pacific Coast and Lake Atitlan

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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 
Walking Yaxha

BW-GN-05 Yaxha-Tikal 3D/2N

Birding at Tikal and Yaxh?° (3 days/ 2 nights)

You will visit Tikal National Park and Yaxha archaeoligical site. Yaxh?° is the third most famous Maya site in Guatemala, and has only just been extensively investigated; though little has yet been restored. Some of the birds you will see are Keel-billed Toucan, Montezuma Oropendola, Ocellated Turkeys, Black-faced Antthrush and Orange-breasted Falcon.

INCLUDES

  • Transportation as per itinerary,
  • 02 nights Accommodations (double basis),
  • Tour to Tikal and Tour to Yaxh?°,
  • Meals as per itinerary,
  • Domestic Flight¬† GUA-FRS-GUA.

PRICE

PRICE PER PERSON

USD 760.00    (Minimun 2 persons) 

Observacion en Tikal

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Birding Tour at Tikal

(3 days/ 2 nights)

You will visit the Tikal National Park  and stroll jungle trails and climb pyramids and temples.

See tropical birds like Orange-breasted Falcon and Ocellated Turkeys.


Includes


  • Transportation as per itinerary,
  • 02 nights Accommodations (double basis),
  • Tours to Tikal
  • Meals as per itinerary,
  • Domestic Flight¬† GUA-FRS-GUA.
 

PRICE PER PERSON

USD 645.00

(Minimun 2 persons) 


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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.

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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