Bird Photography in Guatemala
Our photographer guide will take you around the Guatemalan Highlands and Lowlands, where you'll see the best birds, wildlife and landscape - and be able to take breathtaking pictures.
The habitat during this tour varies from Tropical Dry Forest, Montane Evergreen Forest and Pine-Oak Forest; that means that up to 200 bird species will be visible. Amongst them are the Scarlet Macaw, Agami Heron, Pheasant Cuckoo, Tody Motmot, and laughing falcons.
This tour goes at a very slow pace to assure the possibility of taking good pictures; that's why this tour is limited to a maximum of 6 people.
Arrive Guatemala City at the La Aurora International Airport. Meet and Greet by your professional guide photographer to take you to your Hotel in Guatemala City. Dinner and Lodge.
Early departure and transfer to the Airport to take the Domestic flight to FLores, Peten. Arrive and transfer to Las Guacamayas Biological Station, lunch on the Way and birding along the road to get to Paso Caballos.It takes about 3 hours to get to the Estación Biológica Las Guacamayas, using a 4-WD vehicle on dirt road to the village Paso Caballo, and from there a boat on the SAC LUC Rive. Boat to the lodge Las Guacamayas.
Afternoon photography reptiles, insects and wildlife.
Today the photography session will be on the boat along the rivers os Sac Luc and San Pedro. Wildlife can be seen in the shores.
Today the photography session will be at the lodge terrace where you will get plenty of birds to photograph specially the Hummingbirds of the area. After lunch we will drive to the International Airport of Mundo Maya to transfer to Guatemala City. Dinner and Accommodations.
The day will start early to get out of the city and arrive at a best time at the Natural reserve Los Tarrales. Photos of Birds in the premises near the lagoon.
After an early breakfast transfer to Lake Atitlan and visit the Butterfly Farm and take many pictures of the scenery you will encounter. Lunch at Hotel Atitlan and afternoon transfer to Los Tarrales again to do some owling.
Morning breakfast at Los Tarrales and look for birds that will be easy to photograph. In the afternoon transfer to Antigua the colonial city that does not have to be left aside for its incredible history and the colonial landscape.
Antigua walking is the best to do many photos of the incredible colonial city. You will go over the famous arch that distinguish the city and the many different aspects to do beautiful photos of crafts and the village itself.
At a convenient time transfer to the La Aurora International Airport.
Other birds include Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Black-collared Hawks, Swallow-tailed Kites, King Vulture, Broad-winged Hawk,Crane Hawk Although this is the habitat for the Scarlet Macaw you can find species like Agami heron and many more. On trails, you may find the Pheasant Cuckoo, Tody motmot, trogons, toucans and Blue-Crowned or maybe the four species of tinamou—Great, Little, Slaty-breasted and Thicket—. Parrots can be found flying in flocks like the with flocks Red-lored, White-fronted, White-crowned and the, Mealy parrots. Keel-billed Toucans, Montezuma Oropendolas, Laughing Falcons or maybe a White Hawk soaring overhead. The unique Ocellated Turkey, one of the most fantastically plumaged American birds, is common here.
What is included?
- 08-night hotel or Lodge accommodations on Double basis.
- 07-breakfast - 05-lunches-05dinner
- All transfers as per itinerary
- Entrance Fees
- English Speaking Guide with birding and photography skills
What is not included?
- Travel Insurance
- Sodas or alcoholic beverages
- Any personal expense like telephone calls and laundry
- International flights
- Airport Domestic departure tax (Q20/US$3.00 per person)
- Additional charges for Peak Season Holy Week and Christmas Holidays)
- Tips to drivers and guides
- Any expense not describe in the itinerary
Anywhere Guatemala Nature Tours as member of Jett Tours Inc. founded in October 1975 and of Anywhere Inc. since 2014, offers a variety of unique tours designed according to your preferences with quality and good service, backed by years of experience.