Birding Package 6
- 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
Northern and Central Belize/ Caye Caulker and Tikal in Guatemala (8 days, 7 nights)US$2,099.00 per person, double occupancy
Arrival- Belize International Airport/ Birds 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 plenty of opportunities for birding along the way.
Dinner & Overnight Bird’s Eye View Lodge
LAMANAI MAYA RUINS CROOKED TREE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY –
Following breakfast we drive an hr 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.
Breakfast, Dinner & Overnight Bird’s Eye View Lodge; Lunch at Lamanai
CROOKED 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, Dinner and Overnight Crystal Paradise
Mountain Pine Ridge and 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).
Breakfast, Packed Lunches, Dinner and Overnight Crystal Paradise
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
Breakfast at Crystal Paradise; Lunch, Dinner, & Overnight at Tikal Inn
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
Caye Caulker- Coral Gardens 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 Pelicans are commonly seen flying over the sea. Snorkeling tour departs at 10:30 to the Coral Gardens Reserve
Overnight in Caye Caulker
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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Thanks and great Birding.