Day 1: Arrival - Belize International Airport. Bird’s Eye View Lodge. After clearing immigration and customs you are met by your guide and travel the Northern Highway to Crooked tree village inside the wildlife sanctuary and check into your accommodations in time for dinner There will be opportunities for birding along the way. Overnight Bird’s Eye View Lodge. Meals included: (L), (D).
Day 2: Lamanai Maya Ruins. Following breakfast we drive an hour to the toll bridge where we will board our boat for the ride to the Mayan ruins of Lamanai. The leisurely boat ride takes us approximately 30 miles up the New River, where we have the opportunity to see many water birds such as Black Crowned Night Herons, Purple Gallinule, Kingfishers,snail kites and more You may also see crocodiles and other wildlife along the way. After arriving at Lamanai we will have the chance to explore the ruins and have the opportunity to view birds such as Red-lored Parrots, Black-Crowned Motmots, Collared Aracari Toucans, Lineated and Pale-billed Woodpeckers, and Black-Headed and Violaceous Trogons. In addition, Black Howler Monkeys are usually seen or heard here. Overnight Bird’s Eye View Lodge. Meals included: (L), (D).
Day 3: Cooked Tree / Crystal Paradise Lodge. We will do early morning birding by boat on the lagoon of Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Water birds will be the main target with special emphasis on finding the Jabiru, Sungrebe and Agami herons. Depart for Crystal paradise after a late breakfast allowing a stop at the Belize Zoo and for lunch at one of the local restaurants. We check into our accommodations at Crystal Paradise Lunch at Amigos on the road. Overnight Crystal Paradise.
Day 4: Mountain Pine Ridge / Hidden Valley Falls. After an early breakfast we depart for the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve. Here we have the opportunity to see yellow faced grassquits, Rufous-capped Warblers, Acorn Woodpeckers, Yellow-backed Orioles and Golden-hooded Tanagers. Black headed Siskins can often be seen flying in flocks. There is a strong possibility of seeing the orange-breasted falcons and king vultures by The 1,000 Ft. Falls (Hidden Valley). Overnight Crystal Paradise. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Crystal Paradise / Tikal - Guatemala. Travel 1 ½ hr drive into neighboring Guatemala to visit a very important Maya site. Located in the Peten lowland of Guatemala, this huge Classic Period Maya site, rich in jungle flora and fauna, is considered one of the world's premier Archaeological Reserves. The park consists of 225+ square kilometers Guided tour of Tikal Maya site itself which offers great birding opportunities. Some of the birds we hope to see include the Toddy-motmot slaty-tailed trogons, orange breasted falcons, Occelated turkeys, Crested Guans and more at Crystal Paradise. Overnight at Tikal Inn. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Tikal / Belize City / Caye Caulker. Pre breakfast bird-walk. Leave Tikal after a late breakfast transfer to Belize City optional stops along the way to bird and have lunch at a local restaurant Breakfast Tikal. Overnight in Caye Caulker. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Caye Caulker / Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Pre-breakfast bird walk on the reserve there as we look for the Whimbrels, Black Catbird, Bananaquit, and more. Magnificent Frigatebirds and Brown Peilicans are commonly seen flying over the sea. After breakfast we board boat for a snorkel trip. Overnight in Caye Caulker. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Caye to Belize via water, taxi or plane. Transfer to Belize International airport for your flight home after a fun filled birding vacations in Belize. Meals included: (B).
Prices: $2,049 (per person in double occupancy).
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