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Birding in Guatemala Coffee Plantations Tour - 10 Days

Birding in Guatemala Coffee Plantations Tour
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Montane Evergreen Forest Birding in Guatemala

This 10-day birding Guatemala tour will visit Coffee plantations that actively harvest coffee plants, and pride themselves in the conservation of natural areas. Most of the coffee plantations are in Montane Evergreen Forest area, where you're sure to find endemic species and up to 200 target species. A few lifers are located here, like: Long-Tail Manakin, Horned Guan, Resplendent Quetzal and the Pink Headed Warbler.

An added bonus? You'll be able to enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee with a beautiful sight of the Guatemalan skyline.

Day 1
Day 1 - Guatemala

Afternoon arrival at La Aurora,International Guatemala Airport. Accommodations at Antigua.

Day 2
Day 2 - Antigua - finca filadelfia coffee estate

Birding at Finca Filadelfia with Box Breakfast Lunch at Finca Filadelfia and then in the afternoon visit the Colonial City

Day 3
Day 3 - Antigua -takalik abaj, retalhuleu- natural reserve patrocinio

06:00 - Birding at NATURAL RESERVE AND FARM EL PILAR with box breakfast. Visit the Hummingbird feeders and see the most species of this birds. 10:30AM - transfer to Takalik Abaj Archaeological Site on the Pacific Coast for more endemic species lunch on the way and then transfer to Finca EL Patrocinio a Natural Reserve with many birds easy to photograph because of the display of the area. Travel time 3 hours. Accommodations at Patrocinio Reserve.

Day 4
Day 4 - Natural reserve patrocinio

All Day birding and relaxing at Finca El Patrocinio. For those interested on the different kind of fruits and plants that are harvest at the farm. Accommodations at Patrocinio Reserve.

Day 5
Day 5 - Natural reserve patrocinio-fuentes georginas-natural reserve las nubes coffee plantation or los andes

Early Breakfast. 05:30AM - transfer to Fuentes Georginas for a birding morning. Breakfast. Lunch on the way, then go to the Natural Reserve. Dinner. Accommodation at The Natural Reserve.

Day 6
Day 6 - Natural reserve las nubes or los andes

All day birding at the Reserve. Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner. Accommodations at the Natural Reserve.

Day 7
Day 7 - Natural reserve las nubes or los andes - los tarrales

Morning birding at the reserve lunch and early afternoon transfer to Los Tarrales. Dinner and accommodation at Los Tarrales.

Day 8
Day 8 - Nature reserve los tarrales

Early breakfast. Today Josue the best bird guide at Los Tarrales will be with you and stay on lower reserve to do a very sucessfull day of birding. Lunch and Dinner at the lodge. Accommodation Los Tarrales.

Day 9
Day 9 - Nature reserve los tarrales- lake atitlan-rincon suizo-guatemala

Early morning 6am Breakfast and transfer to Panajachel and see the beautiful LAKE ATITLAN plus do the birding at Mariposario Butterfly Farm, have Lunch in the village and transfer to Guatemala City, but we will have a short stop at Rincon Suizo for the last peek for the Pink-headed Warbler. Accommodations at Hotel Intercontinental or similar

Day 10
Day 10 - Guatemala-home

Breakfast at the Hotel Intercontinental included. Morning at Leisure. At a convenient time shuttle transfer from hotel to Airport on your own to take the flight Home.

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Among other birds species: Blue and white mockingbird- Silky Flycatcher-Bushy crested Jay, Lessons Motmot, Turquoise-browed Motmot” Prevost’s Ground-Sparrow; Long-Tail Manakin, Mountain trogon-White bellied chachalaca, Unicolor jay, Pink headed warbler, Black capped siskin, Wine-throated Hummingbird, Azure-rumped Tanager, Fulvous Owl, Resplendent Quetzal, Tody Motmot, Blue-crowned – Chlorophonia,  Yellow-naped Parakeet, Violet-Sabrewing, Blue-tailed Hummingbird, Cinnamon Hummingbird, Collared Aracari, Yellow-eye Junco, Mountain Trogon, Blue-throated Motmot.

What is included?

  • Basic Tour Includes
  • 09 - night hotel or Lodge accommodations on Double basis.
  • 8 breakfast - 6 lunches-6 dinner
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Entrance Fees: Takalik Abaj - Patrocinio- Two Day Las Nubes - Fuentes Georginas - One Day Los Tarrales
  • Guide with birding knowledge

What is not included?

  • Any personal expense like telephone calls and laundry
  • Sodas or alcoholic beverages
  • Travel Insurance
  • 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
Wildlife Reviews
4.85 stars
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  1. Best
    Jan Fitzpatrick15 Feb 2019
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    This company "Guatemala Nature Tours" is and has been fabulous. I have traveled a lot and they're one of the best!
  2. Amazing
    Candice Casas23 Feb 2019
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    Thanks for the amazing Trip!
  3. Excellent
    Jim & Cindy Beckman02 Feb 2018
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    Dear Bitty and Renato Thank you so much for your hospitality, Though we have known each other for short time, we felt like we were traveling and birding with old friends. Your hospitality is very much appreciated. The sites you took us to, are all amazing birding sites and we look forward to returning to see more of your beautiful country. Jim and Cindy Beeckman
  4. Excellent
    Dominic Shewony28 Apr 2011
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    Dear Bitty I want to thank you and Renato for all the help you gave our group to make our trip such a wonderful success, we enjoyed all the sights of Guatemala; we were so fortunate to see so many different and interesting places, the birds were just wonderful. Our count as of today is about 270 species. Thanks again for all your work organizing our trip.
  5. Excellent
    Kristine Sowl28 Feb 2011
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    I enjoy Guatemala enormously. Thanks for everything such a smooth and enjoyable trip. I'd like to come back some time and explore other places, Thanks for all
  6. Excellent
    Jeffrey Gordon24 Jan 2011
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    Dear Bitty No matter what Jesse Says, I think you're awesome. In all seriousness, you are one of the main reasons I look forward to returning to Guatemala again and again. Certainly the birds are wonderful, the scenery is beautiful and the culture amazing but knowing that you're there to smooth over the ocasional rough spot is an incredible comfort. You let everyone else relax and have fun and that is perhaps the highest compliment I can give you. Thank you for welcome us to your home and to your country. all the best, Jeff President American Birding Association WWW.ABA.ORG
  7. Excellent
    Mary Salmon30 Apr 2010
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    Bitty + Renato, You made this trip very special with your humor ,fellowship and family, making Guatemala ideal. The birds were excellent and Thanksgiving unique! Thanks
  8. Execellent
    Lew Auber10 Mar 2010
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    Bitty Amazing organization and execution! The Wildlife, especially birds of course, were incredible we went - never a hesitation and any point - Wonderful Trips! Take Care.- Hope to see you again. May your business continue to prospere. Lew Uber Alexandria, Va, USA
  9. Execellent
    Bob Ringler10 Feb 2010
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    Thank you for all your hard work to make the trip pleasant for us.
  10. Execellent
    Jan13 Mar 2010
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    Bitty and Renato Thanks so much for the EXPERIENCE of "BIRDING" its is a memory that will last a lifetime. The Birds, the farms and the family all a joy. This time next year whittled! With love and Appreciation, Always Jan
  11. Execellent
    Janet Wessel10 Feb 2010
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    Thanks for all your great Attention. Take care of your wonderful country, All the best, Janet Wessel
  12. Execellent
    Bryan Bland09 Feb 2010
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    It seems a far way from those days over 20 years ago when all I knew of Guatemala was Tikal. In this last time a four years attending the Encounters I have become more and more attached to the country and its people. And now Guatemala has found its rightful place once more in the lovings/ Sunbird catalogue. With your help we have enjoyed a wonderful tour sampling the delight of Antigua El Pilar, Rincon Suizo, Los Andes, Lake Atitlan Los Tarrales, and Tikal. Highlights amongst our tally of 272 bird species were Orange breasted falcons, Crested Guans, King Vulture, Great Curassow, Red-capped Manakins and some exiting army-aunt swarms at Tikal, Provosts, Grand Sparrow, Long-tailed Manakins, and Toddy Motmot at los Tarrales, Pink-headed and Red-faced Warblers as Rincon Suizo, Assorted Hummingbirds as El Pilar and motmots, Trogons, Toucans and Orioles everywhere. Guatemala has so much to offer and your Bitty, nd Renato love and secured that we ll leave with happy memories of the country and its warm and friendly people. Thank You Bryan Bland
  13. Excellent Tour
    Mike Freiberg12 Apr 2008
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    Guatemala Nature Tours is by far a top-notch, professional organization. My three trips to the country erased any concerns I had. I must say, most of those concerns were made by false stereotypes. Bitty and the rest of the group made my company and I feel extremely safe. Each one of my trips accomplished every single goal we had set out to and in the meantime I was able to enjoy some of the most beautiful sites in the world. The Guatemalans are wonderfully hospitable and kind-hearted and are dedicated to accommodating birders all around the world. The country ranges from lowland tropical rainforest to extraordinary volcanic mountains. I am looking into my fourth visit to the country within the near future and Guatemala Nature Tours will certainly be the first call I make! Mike Freiberg Nikon Optics
  14. Excellent Tour
    Sharyl Mackay18 Jan 2010
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    What a great experience to spend the afternoon, looking at birds, breathing fresh air, and enjoying the comradery of fellow birders. The Collared Trogon was the surprise od the day. Then ask for a very nice bird tour.
  15. Excellent Tour
    Nim Adela Velasco18 Jan 2010
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    This tour was wonderful. It ext4ended our expectations. Our guide, driver, and others are excellent. Our lodging, food, etc. are highly good. The birds came for us to see they are beautiful, Thanks,
  16. Guatemala Thanksgiving
    Mary Rodel19 Nov 2009
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    Hi Bitty, Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness and expertise with our Guatemala birding trip. You and Renato added a wonderful plus to the tour. The sharing of your home and tasty Thanksgiving dinner was indeed a pleasure. Thanks too for the purchase for me of the peppers and prunes. I will try to reproduce the beautiful gravy with my Christmas turkey. Max and I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Thanks again, Mary Rodel

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Why book with Anywhere Guatemala Nature?

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.

Who will be our guide?

We work with the best Guatemalan and international guides, biologists and bird experts that we will be delighted to share their knowledge and answer questions to the travelers and birdwatchers.

Individual and Personalized Tours Available?

We provide taylor-made trips to our clients desirous to discover Guatemala birdlife and wildlife marvels on thei own way, with the ultimate goal of fulfilling all their expectations, needs and desires with the best service provided thsnks to our unique and famous experience area.

Will be birding at the Coffee Plantations?

Yes, most tours have 2 nights at Natural Reserves that are Coffee Plantations and the birding spots normally are in areas where the harvest the coffee.

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Tour Facts

  • Pacific Coast of Guatemala
  • Set Departure
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Birds
  • 4 to 12
  • October to May
  • Moderate
  • English & Spanish
  • La Aurora International Airport
  • La Aurora International Airport