Birding Package 3

  • The rates for package are per person, in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy occupancy. Discounts are available for larger groups.
  • Packages include: all tours as listed, fees, guides, transportation,accommodations and all meals as stated. Packages that include domestic flights include the tickets for these flights.
  • Additional tours are available eg. Caving, Maya ruin tours, etc. For more information, please view : www.crystalparadise.com
PACKAGE 3
Northern and Central Belize Birding tour (7 days, 6 nights)
US$1,749.00 per person, double occupancy
Day 1
BELIZE CITY / ORANGE WALK
After clearing immigration and customs you are met by your guide and travel the Northern Highway to Orange Walk Town. There will be opportunities for birding along the way.

O/N St. Christopher’s Hotel. (L)/D

Day 2
LAMANAI ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE / CROOKED TREE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Following breakfast we 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, Boat-billed Herons, Purple Gallinule, Snail-Kites and the chance to catch a glimpse of the rare Jabiru Stork. 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, Blue-Crowned Motmots, Collared Aracari Toucans, Lineated and Pale-billed Woodpeckers, and Black-Headed and Violaceous Trogons. In addition, Yucatan Black Howler Monkeys are usually seen or heard here. Following a picnic lunch we return to Orange Walk Town and drive to the town of Crooked Tree inside the wildlife sanctuary and check into your accommodations in time for dinner.

O/N Bird’s Eye Lodge. B/L/D

Day 3
CROOKED TREE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY / BELIZE ZOO –
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.

O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 4
El PILAR
We will make an afternoon visit to El Pilar, a Maya site and flora/fauna reserve. It is excellent for birding, hiking, and provides an insight to Belize’s sub-tropical forests. We will make stops along the way to view such birds as the Collared Manakins and Honeycreepers an array of flycatchers etc. We will then return to our accommodations after witnessing a Belizean sunset.

O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 5
MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE
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).

O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 6
MACAL RIVER CANOEING
Morning: Pre-breakfast bird-walk on the grounds at Crystal Paradise. Some of the birds we hope to see include Red-legged Honeycreepers, Tanagers, Tityras, and Parrots. Blue Crowned Motmots and the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls are also a common sight. Easy morning to hang out explore on your own after a late breakfast.Afternoon: Canoeing on the Macal River. While canoeing we have the chance to see Neotropic Cormorants, Mangrove Swallows, Kingfishers, Gray-necked Wood-rails and other wildlife that frequent the riverbanks such as iguanas sunning themselves on the rocks and trees.

O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 7
DEPARTURE
Return transfer to Belize City or International Airport. Optional stop at the Belize Zoo.

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