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Guatemala - Central American Specialties with Tikal Extension

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 - 13 day(s)
Group Size: 10 people
Destination(s): Guatemala  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2250 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3600 US Dollar (USD)

Spectacular volcanoes and fabulous highland lakes take centre stage in our Guatemala – Central American Specialties tour. While this region is probably best known for its shade coffee productions, local people have over time developed a strong environmental bond and an understanding of ecotourism that has resulted in much of the highland forests being protected.

Even the coffee fincas offer superb birding, and a host of specials we will search for include the gorgeous Pink-headed Warbler, fabulous Resplendent Quetzal, Blue-throated Motmot, Blue-and-white Mockingbird, Rufous-collared Thrush and Azure-rumped Tanager. A day will also be devoted to hiking to the summit of the impressive San Pedro Volcano to search for one of the world’s most prized birds, the Horned Guan. This tour offers the best of Guatemalan birding with comfortable lodges and fabulous scenery throughout!

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Antigua Guatemala.

Day 2: Finca El Pillar.

Day 3: Antigua Guatemala to Santiago Atitlan via El Rincon Suizo.

Day 4: San Pedro Volcano.

Day 5: Santiago Atitlan to Los Tarrales.

Day 6: Los Tarrales.

Day 7: Los Tarrales to Las Nubes.

Day 8: Las Nubes.

Day 9: Las Nubes to Guatemala City and depart.

Our Tikal Extension not only takes time to explore the remarkable ruins that dominate this region but also to target such highly sought-after species as the regal Ocellated Turkey, Black-throated Shrike-Tanager, Grey-throated Chat, Rose-throated Tanager and the impressive Great Curassow.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Guatemala City and afternoon flight to Flores.

Day 2: Flores to Yaxha & Tikal National Park.

Days 3 & 4: Tikal National Park & Yaxha.

Day 5: Tikal flight to Guatemala City and departure.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Guatemala - Central American Specialties 08 - 16 Nov 2012 (9 days): US$2,250 * £1,420 * €1,610 * ZAR15,400 per person sharing (see below)
Single Supplement: US$300
- Guatemala - Tikal Extension - Birding the Mayan Ruins: 16 - 20 Nov 2012 (5 days): US$1,350 * £850 * €960 * ZAR9,200 per person sharing (see below)
Approximate cost of domestic flights: US$300
- Single Supplement: US$140.

Note: Tour prices fixed in US Dollars, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

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