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Hummingbird Photography Tour, Honduras

Honduras Hummingbird Photo Quest

This 13-day Honduras Hummingbird Photo Quest is perfect for photographers with a special interest in hummingbirds. Because of we focus exclusively on these incrideble creatures, you have plenty of time to find the best way to enjoy your experience photographing Hummingbirds in Honduras. The Hummingbird Photo Tour takes you from dry pine-oak to cloud forest and from rainforest to mangrove and beaches, staying in amazing places like the luxurious Pico Bonito Lodge, one of the top birding lodges in part of the world. You'll have the opportunity to see and photograph about three-quarters of Honduras' 43 hummer species, from the spectacular Wine-throated Hummingbird to the bee-like Sparkling-tailed Woodstar, the brilliant Crowned Woodnymph and the endemic Honduran Emerald.

We limit the spaces on this tour to six people to give you all the time and space you need to focus on creating awesome photos.

Refer to the itinerary tab for more details per day.

Would you enjoy a more specialist trip to see birds in Honduras? Then have a look at the Birding Honduras Highlights Tour.

Alternative Tour Name: Honduras Hummingbird Photo Quest
Day 1
Day 1 - Pick up at Tegucigalpa airport & photographing near the hotel

We meet you upon your arrival in Toncontín International Airport in Tegucigalpa. After a short drive towards La Tigra National Park, we reach our hotel for the next few nights. Depending on your time of arrival, we may still have time for some afternoon birding close to the hotel.

Day 2
Day 2 - Full day photographing in La Tigra National Park

Today, we spend the whole day in La Tigra National Park. We look for one of the prettiest hummingbirds of the trip: the spectacular Wine-throated Hummingbird. The extravagant magenta gorget of the male will make your heart race when you hit that button.

La Tigra is not only a hotspot for Wine-throated Hummingbirds. It is also home to beauties such as Green-breasted Mountain-Gem, Mexican Violetear, White-eared Hummingbird, and the uncommon Amethyst- and Garnet-throated Hummingbirds. With those, we will have made a great start to our Hummingbird Photo Tour.

Day 3
Day 3 - Full day photographing in Las Moras & Cerro de Hula

Early this morning, we drive to Cerro de Hula. This area of dry shrub is the preferred habitat of Slender Sheartail and Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird. These rare long-tailed hummingbirds are attracted by the wild salvia and pito blossoms that abound here. Make sure to inspect those flowers closely for our tiny bee-like hummingbirds! Other species that we will photograph here are Azure-crowned Hummingbird, Blue-tailed Hummingbird, Green Violetear, White-eared Hummingbird and Cinnamon Hummingbird.

Day 4
Day 4 - Transfer to La Esperanza & photographing at El Consejero Hummingbird Garden

After breakfast, we drive to La Esperanza. We are still in the pine-covered highlands of Honduras, and in one of the coolest (or coldest) places in the country. Upon arrival, we visit Private Reserve El Consejero in nearby Yamaranguila. The Reserve is run by Julio Bu and his family. Julio is a conservationist and has decided to convert almost the entirety of his land into a nature reserve. Beaks and Peaks has worked with him and his daughter and grandchildren to create a Hummingbird Garden. The garden was a success, and after merely a few months, 7 different types of highland hummers had found their way to the feeders and flowers: Magnificent Hummingbird, Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird (during migration), Azure-crowned Hummingbird, White-eared Hummingbird, Amethyst-throated Hummingbird, and Green-throated Mountain-gem. The Hummingbird Garden is a wonderful spot to photograph these hummingbirds and at the same time help this very humble family make a sustainable living in harmony with nature.

Day 5
Day 5 - Morning photographing at El Consejero Hummingbird Garden, transfer to Gracias & photographing at Celaque Hummingbird Garden

We have some more time this morning to photograph at El Consejero before we drive to Gracias, in the western department of Lempira. situated at the foot of Parque Nacional Celaque, which boasts the highest peak of Honduras. Our hotel is located amidst pine forest, woodland and coffee plantations. In Beaks and Peaks’ nearby Hummingbird Garden, we have another chance at photographing Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird, White-eared Hummingbird, Azure-crowned Hummingbird and perhaps Stripe-tailed Hummingbird.

Day 6
Day 6 - Morning photographing in Opalaca National Park & afternoon Photographing at Rio Grande

In the morning, we make our way high up into the mountains of Opalaca. This reserve is one of many hidden gems littering the Honduran countryside. It has only recently been discovered by the Honduran birdwatching community but has enormous potential, both for its biodiversity and access. The reserve is now on the list to be recognized as a National Park. Depending on the altitude you will find pine forest, dry shrub and cloud forest in Opalaca. We will be look out for Wine-throated Hummingbird, but other hummers such as Rivoli’s, White-eared, Azure-crowned Hummingbird, Green-throated Mountain-gem, or Mexican Violetear are also to be seen.

After lunch in Gracias, we head to the Rio Grande. The river is bordered by dry forest and is home to Honduras’ only endemic: the Honduran Emerald. This beautiful hummer species feeds mainly on Inga, a native tree that produces white blossoms. The afternoon light over the river should make for some great photo opportunities.

Day 7
Day 7 - Transfer to Panacam Lodge

This morning, we drive to Lake Yojoa, Honduras’ only natural freshwater lake. As soon as we are settled in our hotel, we head out to find some more hummingbirds. The deck of the hotel restaurant has several hummingbird feeders and thus offers a great starting point. Among the species we will try to capture on film here are White-bellied Emerald, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Violet Sabrewing etc.!

Day 8
Day 8 - Full day photographing at Panacam Lodge

No long drives today, since Panacam Lodge itself offers wondrous opportunities for hummingbird photography. The hummingbird feeders on the deck and the various flowering trees near the cabins and that attract several hummingbird species to well-lit and open areas, given you the chance to easily work on angles, light and composition. We’ll be taking our time today with species such as Violet Sabrewing, White-bellied Emerald, Green-throated Mountain-gem, and if we’re lucky even the tiny but spectacular Black-crested Coquette!

Day 9
Day 9 - Full day photographing in the Santa Bárbara mountains

Very early in the morning we drive up into the mountains of Santa Bárbara, where we will visit another private reserve, run by conservationist Leonel Chávez and his family. The principal aim of his project was to protect the Resplendent Quetzal. To that end, he has maintained and reforested a vast plot of cloud forest. Over time, he has also built various birding trails and constructed a few rustic cabins for overnight visitors. By now, the reserve is an amazing birding hotspot, and Leonel has become a more than excellent guide.

Up in these beautiful mountains, we will look for the Emerald-chinned Hummingbird, a spectacular creature living in the cloud forest and feeding on small insects and the nectar of fresh flowers. There are also good chances to photograph the Long-billed Hermit, Stripe-throated Hermit, Mexican Violetear, Garnet-throated Hummingbird, Green-throated Mountain-gem and Violet Sabrewing. After a full day up in the mountains, with breakfast and lunch provided by the family, we return to the hotel for dinner.

Day 10
Day 10 - Transfer to Pico Bonito Lodge

Pico Bonito Lodge combines the adventure of the outdoors, the beauty of the rainforest, and the personal service of a boutique hotel and spa. In this luxurious setting, we enjoy yet another splendid birding day, as the area offers an array of interesting hummingbird species such as the Violet-headed Hummingbird, Purple-crowned Fairy, Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, Brown Violetear, Long-billed Hermit etc. The gardens and trails of the Lodge are well tended and create a beautiful setting for your photography.

Day 11
Day 11 - Full day photographing at Pico Bonito Lodge

Given the big variety of hummingbirds this area hosts, we will spend all of today at the Lodge too. There are several feeders near the restaurant and reception area, even though many of the hummingbird species here readily feed on the many flowering bushes and trees. Great shots guaranteed!

Day 12
Day 12 - Transfer to Guanaja & photographing on Guanaja

This morning, a small plane will bring us in about 20 minutes from La Ceiba to the island of Guanaja. This beautifully authentic island in the Caribbean Sea is one of the only places—and by far the prettiest and easiest one—to observe and photograph the Canivet’s Emerald, a subspecies of Salvin’s Emerald that cannot be found on the Honduran mainland. Both from Manatí restaurant or the deck at Roland’s Garden Guesthouse, we will have great views of these little guys, coming to the wealth of flowering plants and trees and some strategically placed feeders. And for sure you will appreciate the relaxed Caribbean vibe of this location while taking heaps of gorgeous pictures. Add to that the delicious lunch served at Manatí, and we are convinced you will not want to take the plane back this afternoon. However, it is time to get back to the mainland, and enjoy a final dinner together.

Day 13
Day 13 - Transfer to San Pedro Sula airport

We will bring you to the international airport of San Pedro Sula in time for your flight. We hope you have had a great trip and return home with lots of stunning pictures and wonderful memories.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Violet-headed Hummingbird, Scaly-breasted Hummingbird, Violet Sabrewing, Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer, Crowned Woodnymph, Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, White-bellied Emerald, Azure-crowned Hummingbird, Berylline Hummingbird, Blue-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Cinnamon Hummingbird and Blue-throated Goldentail, Long-billed Hermit, Stripe-throated Hermit, Green Violetear, Garnet-throated Hummingbird, Green-throated Mountain-Gem, Violet Sabrewing…

What is included?

  • 12 hotel nights in double occupancy (for a single room, a 500USD single supplement applies)
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 13 including non-alcoholic beverages
  • In-country transportation throughout the tour in private van/bus and return flight La Ceiba <> Guanaja
  • All guiding fees: 1 bilingual ES/EN Beaks and Peaks specialist guide throughout the tour, local guides
  • All entrance fees to the parks and reserves mentioned
  • All activities as described
  • Taxes

What is not included?

  • Airfare to/from Honduras
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Exit/departure tax (usually included in your airfare)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Additional snacks, souvenirs, laundry, and other personal purchases
Wildlife Reviews
4.8 stars
- based on 5  reviews
  1. My beautiful photography tour in Honduras
    Mary Shedd22 Dec 2018







    My recent bird photography trip to Honduras, a lovely Central American nation, proved to be rather profitable. Thanks to the fantastic team of William Orellana and Katinka Domen of Beaks and Peaks, I was able to add a large number of unusual bird species to my lifer list. This adventure tour business is by far the most hands-on, professional, knowledgable, courteous, responsive, and accommodating firm I've worked with. Throughout my 5-day private excursion, I always felt safe and in good hands with William. Beaks and Peaks specializes on off-the-beaten-path trips (both private and small groups) and brings you to areas where no one else has gone before. This unique Central American country still offers pristine natural areas where you may go for hours or days across mountains and woods without seeing another human. You may actually feel at one with the natural world. A real nature lover's dream come true. William (affectionately known as the 'bird whisperer') and Katinka have an uncanny ability to locate birds, which, combined with their great knowledge of birds, will ensure that your experience is one you will never forget. You'll see the species you came to see, as well as those you didn't anticipate, thanks to William's excitement and unwavering devotion to and passion of birding. Panacam, a lovely National Park lodge, served as our home base. I was able to picture 12 different exotic types of birds within 20 minutes of arriving at the resort. You may just stay at the resort and begin bird watching or photographing within a few feet of your room. This site is very wonderful. The rooms were spotless, the meal was delicious, and the service was outstanding. Despite the fact that Beaks and Peaks is based in Honduras, they also offer excursions in Equador, Colombia, and Peru, with more destinations to be added in the future. Whatever nation you select, you'll be staying in top-notch accommodations. You will always receive top-notch professional personal attention and care when you go with Beaks and Peaks Adventure Tours. With all of the Beaks and Peaks.
  2. Time of my Life
    Carole Turek, MD09 Jul 2018







    If I had to list the best 100 days of my life, I would put all eleven days I spent with William Orellana on the 2018 Hummingbird Quest on that list. I will qualify that with the admission that I am an absolute hummingbird fanatic. My very well-planned tour of Honduras in search of birds to photograph was nothing less than phenomenal. I was able to capture many species, four of which are very difficult to find much less photograph. William knows the various Honduran territories so well that he was able to take me to areas where I was almost guaranteed to find a certain species. He has an impressive ability to spot perched hummingbirds, and he once even knew where a particular bird would land on a particular tree. This is an unbelievable advantage to a photographer and allowed me to obtain some of the finest photographs of the female Wine-throated Hummingbird in existence. The rare Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird is actually a regular visitor to the garden he planted at his own home! I met some incredible people in Honduras that love hummingbirds and are doing everything they can to preserve their habitat. These people are trying to teach both the children and adults of Honduras how important it is to conserve the beauty of their country for the birds and ultimately for themselves. The people are warm and friendly, and I always felt welcome everywhere I was taken. Both William Orellana and Katinka Domen love Honduras and will do anything and everything to send their clients home with the memories of a lifetime. Would I go back? Is tomorrow too soon?
  3. Private birding tour - April 2017
    Dawn Brooks13 Apr 2017







    We visited Honduras last year for a hummingbird photography tour and were left with the feeling that there was much more to see and do. So we soon signed up for another, longer tour with Beaks and Peaks this year. We wanted to visit some different places as well as visiting a couple of our favourites from last year. Our tour started in Tegucigalpa and we then worked our way west to Copan and then north to the Caribbean coast where we stayed on Guanaja. We visited various different birding habitats and saw some great birds. This year we managed to get much better views of the wine throated humming bird, and saw a whole range of mot mots and trogons, American migrants and local rarities. We enjoyed every place we stayed for different reasons. We enjoyed our breakfasts with local families, views of migrating swallows, swifts and hawks, walking round the town of Gracias with William, and visiting the ruins of Copan. At no point did we feel threatened or unsafe, and neither did we see any trouble or experience any issues. The security issues in Honduras seem to be vastly overstated. Honduras is a great birding destination, with friendly people who have a passion and enthusiasm for their country. We stayed in some truly excellent accommodation, particularly La Villa de Soledad as an example. Once again we enjoyed Guanaja both birding and snorkelling – the island really is like paradise and there are some great people who looked after us well. It was a great way to finish holiday. I would highly recommend Beaks and Peaks as a birding tour operator. Whilst we stuck to our overall itinerary William took account of local conditions and how we felt to ensure that we got the best out of every day. William was keen to show us his country of which he is immensely proud and share his absolute passion for the birds. He always tried his best to get us onto a bird .... but there is always one to go back for. We enjoyed each and every minute of our holiday and will always remember it
  4. Hummingbird Photography Tour July 2016
    Dawn and Craig Brooks16 Jul 2016







    We took part in a 10 day tour starting in Tegucigalpa and ending in Pico Bonito Lodge, nr La Ceiba. From start to finish the tour worked as planned. Accommodation was generally very good with just one night where the accommodation was basic - we were told about this - and some nights where the accommodation was very good - at Panacam Lodge and Pico Bonito. Throughout the tour our guides William and Katinka were attentive to detail and very easy to get along with - nothing was too much trouble. We particularly enjoyed early morning breakfasts in the field, often with local food which was a nice touch, it was very good. We even had one day when in the middle of nowhere we had take out pizza - I'm not sure how they did it, but it was lovely, a nice change. We had no upset tummies as there was always hand cleaning gel available. From a bird watching perspective this tour is exactly as per the title, and we went to some lengths to see different and more specialised birds in more challenging locations, as well as some easier feeder visits. Of the just over 40 hummingbird species available in Honduras the trip recorded 31 in 10 days! We really enjoyed visiting Guanaja - the whole experience of the flight, short boat ride and laid back feel on the island. The whole experience was so good we have already booked to go back to do some more general birding!! Cannot wait.
  5. Glorious Birding, Brilliant Guide
    Jenny Grewal - Mythic Hippo Photography11 Jul 2018







    I joined William from Beaks and Peaks for a Hummingbird Photography Quest. I arrived and departed from Honduras on slightly different days to the other guests for various reasons, and William could not have been more helpful in making sure I was immediately made to feel safe and welcome when I arrived. The hummingbirds we saw were incredibly beautiful, and there was ample time allowed to get used to the habitat and behaviour of each species, and to photograph them in different lights. I am a birder as well as a photographer, and William made sure that I saw (and photographed!) plenty of other species as well as the hummingbirds we were searching for. Both William and Katinka are wonderful, highly skilled and friendly guides who do their utmost to make you feel welcome in Honduras, and to ensure that each individual on the trip gets what they want out of the tour. I cannot recommend Beaks and Peaks highly enough, and Honduras is an unexpected delight to visit.

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Why book with Beaks and Peaks?

Beaks and Peaks offers high-quality, personalized tours for small group to some of the top birding and wildlife destinations in the world. Everything you would expect from the big names in birdwatching tourism, but on a smaller scale, and therefore closer to the birds, the people, and to you! We are also aware of the importance of transparency, so before you book a tour, we will make sure you have all the information you need or want. Detailed tour itineraries, prices (with clear mention of what is included or excluded), practical information etc. And should you still have questions, then we will be more than happy to help you out. Our goal is to give you the best possible experience. Responsible travel is key at Beaks and Peaks, so we work to reduce our footprint on both the environment and the communities we visit, for example by preferring reusable materials, respecting distances to wildlife, limit use of recordings, flashlights and pointers, and educating both locals and visitors about the importance of conservation and sustainable development.

What sort of accommodation do we stay at?

Throughout the tour, we stay in the best hotels and lodges available in the area. We would, however, want to ask you to bear in mind that you are traveling in a developing country and to sometimes remote natural areas, which comes with both its own charm but also its own challenges: Comfort may not be what you are used to at home, there will be sounds and creatures of the jungle, wifi and electricity may not be as readily available as in your home country. During the Hummingbird Photo Tour in Honduras, accommodation in La Tigra will be basic, around Yojoa comfortable and in Gracias and on the north coast comfortable to luxurious.

What kind of vehicles do you supply?

The vehicles we will travel in ultimately depend on the size of the group, be it a private car or a private van with an experienced driver, with ample space for each passenger, his or her birding/photography gear and luggage.

What forms of travel are involved in this tour? Internal flights, for example, or boats/ferries?

On mainland Honduras, we will travel by private car or van. To get to Guanaja (on of the so-called Bay Islands in the Caribbean Sea), we will take a small plane (about 24 passengers).

What are your group sizes?

Our tours and prices are based on a minimum of 4 participants. For the Hummingbird Photo Tour in Honduras Birds, the maximum number of participants is limited to 6 so that there is ample space for everyone to find good views, angles and light for their photography.

Do you arrange airport pick up/drop off?

Yes, we pick you up at Tegucigalpa international airport upon arrival of your flight and will drop you off again at San Pedro Sula international airport in time for your departure.

Do you include internal flight/ferry costs?

Yes, all in-country transportation is included in the tour price.

Do you ever change the tour leader or itinerary? If so, what sort of notice do you give?

We do not usually change the tour leader, but if it is absolutely necessary, for example because of illness, force majeure or the like, we will inform you as soon as possible. The same goes for changes to the itinerary. We intend to always stick to the itinerary we have agreed upon, but if we receive information on issues such as road closures, natural disasters, safety concerns etc. we will opt for an alternative route to ensure a safe, orderly and pleasant continuation of your trip. Again, we will inform you of any changes as soon as such a situation should arise.

Do you offer a single supplement option? Can you accommodate a third person/family?

Yes, for the Easy-going Honduras Birds Tour, a single supplement of 310USD applies in case you want a single room. We can usually accommodate three-person or family rooms, but please do contact us to check options, availability and prices.

Do you include meals?

Yes, all meals starting with dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 13 are included, along with water, soft drinks and natural juices. Alcoholic beverages are not included.

When is the best time to travel?

The Hummingbird Photo Tour in Honduras can be taken throughout the year, except mid-May and June.

Do you need a minimum fitness level to join this tour?

Mostly, we will photograph from easily accessible locations, but some hummingbirds (in La Tigra and Santa Bárbara) do require more effort: You should be able to walk for a few hours up- and downhill on rather steep and sometimes muddy mountain and forest trails, of course at a slow pace. Your guides will be happy to help you carry your gear if you wish. Should you have any questions or doubts about the feasibility of this trip for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us; we will be happy to give you all the information you could possibly need to help you decide and give you a wonderful experience.

Would this tour be appropriate for someone with limited mobility?

Unfortunately, no. Mostly, we will photograph from easily accessible locations, but some hummingbirds (in La Tigra and Santa Bárbara) do require more effort: You should be able to walk for a few hours up- and downhill on rather steep and sometimes muddy mountain and forest trails, of course at a slow pace. Should you have any questions or doubts about the feasibility of this trip for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us; we will be happy to give you all the information you could possibly need to help you decide and give you a wonderful experience. Also, Honduras is not a “disabled friendly” country, in the sense that you cannot expect ramps or elevators or special wheelchair-accessible features.

Do you have any age or other restrictions to join this tour?

No. Apart from a certain level as fitness (see FAQ n° 12 and 13), we put no restrictions on who can join the Easy-going Honduras Birds Tour. Everyone is absolutely welcome, independent of age, gender, skin color, sexual orientation, political orientation, religion etc. We treat everyone respectfully and expect the same from anyone who travels with us.

What will be the level of phone signal, WiFi access and electricity supply during this tour?

During this Hummingbird Photography Tour in Honduras, there will be basic WiFi in all hotels, though only in the public spaces such as restaurant or reception, not in your room. It should be sufficient to check social media, send e-mails and even make a voice call. Do not expect the same speed as in the US or Europe though. Uploading photos may take a while or not work at all, and streaming videos will likely not work. There will be no phone signal in our hotel at Lake Yojoa nor on the north coast. All hotels have electricity 24 hours. However, power outages are not uncommon in Honduras, so there is always a possibility that electricity is gone for a few hours. Outlets and plugs in Honduras are the same shape as in the United States.

How do you support local communities during this tour?

We always make a point of buying locally, staying in locally run hotels, hiring local guides etc. No international hotel or restaurant chains, but Honduran based and Honduran run businesses. That way, everything you pay for this tour stays in the country and in the communities we visit. And it creates an opportunity to learn a little more about the country apart from its birds too.

Can you book accommodation for us prior to the start of tour?

Yes, of course, just send us an e-mail mentioning what you need and when, and we will make you a suggestion. We can book for you if you want us to.

Do you provide travel and/or medical insurance (incl. repatriation)?

No, we do not provide any insurance, and strongly recommend you obtain travel and/or medical and/or health insurance in your home country. It is also a good idea to provide us with a phone number and e-mail address of your insurer and your polis number to speed things up in case we need to contact them urgently for you while on the trip.

Is this tour really for me? Is this tour suitable for children?

Apart from a certain level as fitness (see FAQ n° 12 and 13), we put no restrictions on who can join this Hummingbird Photography Tour. Everyone is absolutely welcome, independent of age, gender, skin color, sexual orientation, political orientation, religion etc. We treat everyone respectfully and expect the same from anyone who travels with us. Do bear in mind that you are traveling to sometimes remote natural areas, which comes with both its own charm but also its own challenges: Comfort may not be what you are used to at home, there will be sounds and creatures of the jungle, wifi and electricity may not be as readily available as in your home country.

How do I pay, and what are the terms, for this tour?

You can book and pay for this Hummingbird Photography Tour through Bluesky Wildlife. It is also possible to book it directly through Beaks and Peaks, in which case your payment will be processed through the secure platform WeTravel. Please consult our Terms and Conditions (https://www.beaksandpeaks.com/terms-and-conditions) for detailed information about payment methods and terms.

What happens if I need to change my tour?

Contact us as soon as possible about the changes you want or need to make so we can figure out if and how we can accommodate you. For detailed information about cancellations and refunds, please consult our Terms and Conditions (https://www.beaksandpeaks.com/terms-and-conditions).

What happens if I have to cancel my tour?

Please consult our Terms and Conditions ((https://www.beaksandpeaks.com/terms-and-conditions) for detailed information about cancellations and refunds.

What happens if your company closes down?

Please consult our Terms and Conditions ((https://www.beaksandpeaks.com/terms-and-conditions) for detailed information about cancellations and refunds.

What should I pack for this tour?

In addition to your regular packing list of clothes and toiletries, don’t forget the following items: light shirts with long sleeves; light long trousers; sweater; raincoat; sun hat or cap; waterproof footwear with good grip; insect repellent; sunscreen; plenty of your personal medicine and products for personal hygiene for the entire tip; camera with all the necessary accessories, lenses, memories and batteries; binoculars; day pack. If you wish to do multiflash photography, you will need to bring your own equipment for that too.

Do I need to bring my own food and drink during the day?

We provide potable water throughout the tour (remember that tap water is not for drinking use!) but it is a good idea to bring your own refillable bottle or camel bag (it helps us keep plastic waste down). We provide all meals throughout the tour, whether as box meals or in hotels/restaurants. It is a good idea to bring a small day pack to carry some of your personal items (your water bottle, maybe some snacks, medicine, guide book, rain jacket etc.) during the walks.

Can you cater for special dietary requirements?

Yes, we can, if we know well in advance. Please inform us of any dietary needs upon booking.

Should we bring credit cards and/or cash?

Yes, always bring some cash in local currency (Honduran Lempira) or US dollars (which you can exchange upon arrival at the airport), and a credit card. In theory, the tour includes everything you need, but you might want to buy a souvenir or some extra snacks or a drink. Alcoholic beverages, personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry, phone calls etc. are not included in the tour. Neither are tips or gratuities for guides and other service providers.

Can you recommend any articles and/or books to read before this tour?

For the Hummingbird Photography Tour in Honduras, we can recommend the following books and apps: Books: Peterson Field Guide to the Birds of Northern Central America by J. Fagan & O. Komar (also available as eBook / pdf) Guide to the Birds of Honduras by R. Gallardo (English and Spanish versions available) Birds of Central America by A. C. Vallely and D. Dale Field Guide to the Hummingbirds by Miles McMullan Apps: Merlin by Cornell Lab of Ornithology (download Honduras package)

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USD3,870 / per person
Single Suppliment USD 500
This tour is operated by: Beaks and Peaks
4.85 based on 9 reviews

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Tour Facts

  • Honduras
  • On Request
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Birds
  • 4 to 6 pax
  • 13 days, 12 nights
  • January to December
  • none
  • Leisurely
  • No
  • English, Spanish, Dutch, German, French
  • Tegucigalpa: Toncontín international airport
  • San Pedro Sula: Ramón Villeda Morales international airport