River and Mountain Belize Birding Package

6 days / 5 Nights Birding in Belize Tour Package

golden hooded tanager - Photo by Al Erickson

Golden Hooded Tanager – Photo courtesy Al Erickson, Birding in Belize Tour

Double occupancy US$1,249.00 each | Single supplement US $1,549.00

  • 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 transportation, tours, guides, park fees, lodging and meals as stated B,L,D. Breakfast lunch and dinners
  • Additional tours are available eg. Caving, Maya ruin tours, etc. For more information, please view : www.crystalparadise.com

Day 1: AIRPORT/CRYSTAL PARADISE – You will be met at the airport by your Belizean bird guide and transferred to your jungle lodge accommodations. There will be opportunities for birding along the way as we drive through a number of habitats such as mangrove swamps, pine savannahs and later jungle. We check into our accommodations at Crystal Paradise after a short orientation. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. L/D

Day 2: GUIDED BIRD-WALK/ 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. Lesson’s Motmot and the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls are also a common sight. Easy morning to hang out explore on your own after a late breakfast.
Leisurely canoeing on the Macal River. While canoeing we have the chance to see Neotropic Cormorants, Sungrebe, Mangrove Swallows, Gray-necked Wood-rails, Amazon Kingfisher Green Kingfisher, Squirrel Cuckoos, and other wildlife that frequent the riverbanks such as iguanas sunning themselves on the rocks and trees. Breakfast, lunch,, Dinner and overnight Crystal Paradise.

kingfisher

Kingfisher with catch of the day – Birding in Belize Tour

Day 3: MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE – Early departure to 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 I’d rather 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). We have seen the Lovely Cotinga 8 out of 10 trips other birds include Ornate hawk Eagle Black and White Hawk eagle and the Stygian Owl. Breakfast, packed lunches, Dinner and overnight Crystal Paradise

Black headed Trogon – Photo courtesy Bob Gress, Birding in Belize Tour

Day 4: LAGUNA AGUACATE – After an early breakfast we drive to Laguna Aguacate near the Mennonite community of Spanish Lookout. We encounter many different habitats on this trip, such as savannah, open farmland, and subtropical forest around the lake. In the open land and pastures it is easy to find vermillion flycatchers, fork-tailed flycatchers, yellow-rumped warblers, Crested Caracara, White-tailed kites, Laughing Falcons, Aplomado falcon. A number of herons, Teals and sand pipers, Black necked Stilts, Jabiru stork, An array of woodcreepers such as the northern barred, Strong billed, Ivory billed, You can easily see the Gartered Trogon, Black headed Trogon, Slaty-tailed Trogon and the occasional Collared Trogon. White -whiskered and the White-necked Puffbirds, Rufous tailed Jacamars, Chesnut-collared woodpecker, Plain Xenops and much more.
Breakfast, packed lunches, Dinner and overnight Crystal Paradise.

Day 5: El PILAR – We will make an early morning visit to El Pilar, a Maya site in Belize offering some of the best flora and fauna in the area. It is excellent for Belize birding, hiking, and provides an insight to Belize’s sub-tropical forests. We will make stops along the way to view birds such as the Collared Manakins and Honeycreepers, Rufous-tailed Jacamars, Tody Motmots, Euphonias, Olive-backed Euphonias, Yellow Tyranulet, Northern-barred Woodcreeper, White-whiskered Puffbirds, White-necked Puff-birds, Rufous-tailed Jacamars, Stub-tailed Spadebill, a Number of Trogons an array of flycatchers etc. Breakfast, packed lunches, Dinner and overnight Crystal Paradise

Day 6: DEPARTURE – Return transfer to Belize City or International Airport after a fun filled Belize birding vacation. Optional stop at the Belize Zoo.

Things to pack for your Birding in Belize trip.

  • Personal medication & Basic first-aid
  • Insect repellent and sun-screen
  • Binoculars, sunglasses, Camera and batteries
  • Back pack for day trips
  • Water bottles (as we have 5 gals purified water you can refill for creating less garbage)
  • Rain poncho, long sleeve shirts, long pants
  • Casual clothing, hat, Comfortable shoes or hiking boots
  • Sandals or water shoes
  • Flashlights, and Underwater disposable camera

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