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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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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) 
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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

BW-GN-04 Tikal 3D/2N

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.

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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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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LANQUIN Caves

LANQUIN CAVES NATIONAL PARK 

Located on the Municipality of Lanqu??n, Alta Verapaz. The caves are located 1 km from the town center of Lanquin, this national park was one of the first protected areas declared in Guatemala. It is an enormous and beautiful complex with chambers and rooms, limestone formations of extraordinary beauty of an infinite nature. The Lanquin caves are also a sacred site used by the many of the Mayas from all over Guatemala, who believe the cave is the “heart of heaven”.

Lanqu??n was declare National Park at 1956 for it’s natural beauties, at 1970 was declare National Monument and at 1997 was declare Cultural Heritage. Lanqu??n caves and Semuc Champey are very important tourist destinies of Alta Verapaz region.