New two-country tour: Honduras & Guatemala

Keel-billed Motmot sit quietly in the forest understory
Keel-billed Motmots sit quietly in the forest understory, and can be found in both Honduras and Guatemala.

Central America is full of natural beauty and cultural richness, and it is difficult for many to choose a favorite place within this special area of the world. Every country has its own natural marvels, but two countries stand out from the rest: Honduras and Guatemala. In the heart of the Mayan world, these countries host incredible biodiversity and geological and cultural attractions! From grandiose Mayan temples to lava-spewing volcanos, from dense tropical rainforests and cool highland cloud forest and hot, dry open savanna, and such impressive species as the Resplendent Quetzal and endemic Honduran Emerald, they should rise to the top of any nature lover’s list of places to visit.

The Resplendent Quetzal, Guatemala's national bird can be seen on our Honduras and Guatemala tour
Resplendent Quetzal, Guatemala’s national bird

We are excited to introduce our first tour birding Honduras and Guatemala in a pleasant manner! The tour will focus on the great bird and wildlife diversity, all while enjoying comfortable lodging, intriguing ecosystems and breathtaking scenery. This tour also features awe-inspiring Mayan ruins and inviting local culture. We explore the Caribbean lowlands of Honduras to the cool highlands of southern Guatemala.

Best Birding to Offer in Honduras and Guatemala

This 16-day tour is tailored with the best birding in mind. We start with seeking out Lovely Cotingas and Keel-billed Motmots at the ultra-luxurious Lodge at Pico Bonito. Honduras is home to Scarlet Macaws and many other fantastic birds.  For the remainder of the tour we head to Guatemala, and walk among ancient Mayan temples at Tikal where Ocellated Turkeys strut on the grounds. We experience local culture in Antigua and Atitlán, climbing to the highland haunts of the near-mythical Horned Guan. Along the way, we seek out such fantastic species as Pink-headed Warbler, the endemic Goldman’s Warbler, Wine-throated Hummingbird, Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer, Mountain Trogon, Resplendent Quetzal, Bushy-crested Jay, White-bellied Chachalaca and so many others. You won’t want to miss out on this exciting Central American birding adventure!

Mayan temples peak above the rainforest canopy at Tikal
Mayan temples peak above the rainforest canopy at Tikal

Honduras and Guatemala: Jewels of Central America tour will run from February 15 to March 2, 2019. Sixteen days from $4885 per person (price based on 8 participants). Eight places are available, please contact us for more information.

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