Birding Package 4

  • 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 4
Northern, Central Belize and Caye Caulker (8 days, 7 nights)US$1,995.00 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
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:

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
BLUE HOLE / BELIZE CITY/ CAYE CAULKER –
We will depart in the morning for a stop at the Blue Hole National Park. The Blue Hole has a number of trails to hike within the park. Some of the unusual birds known to this area include White Hawks, Spotted-Wood Quails, Crested Guans, Lovely Cotingas, Keel-Billed Toucans, Red-Legged Honey Creepers, and Slaty-tailed Trogons. Transfer to Belize City Marine terminal for a 40 minute boat ride to Caye Caulker. Stops along the way to bird and have lunch at a local restaurant. Breakfast at Crystal Paradise, Lunch on the way Overnight in Caye Caulker

O/N Placencia. B

Day 7
Caye Caulker- Coral Gardens Marine ReservePre-breakfast bird walk on the reserve there as we look for the Whimbrels, Black Catbird, Bananaquit, and more. Magnificent Frigatebirds and Brown Pelicans are commonly seen flying over the sea. Snorkeling tour departs at 10:30 to the Coral Gardens Reserve. Overnight in Caye Caulker
Day 8
Caye to BZE via water taxi –
Boat transfer to Belize City Marine terminal for a short drive to BZE Int’l airport for your flight home after a fun filled birding vacations in Belize.

 

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