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Belize Birding Tour

Duration:
6 Days / 5 Nights
Price:
US$ 1,249/PP/DO

Includes: All transportation, tours, guides, park fees, lodging and meals as stated B,L,D (Breakfast lunch and dinners)

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Jacamar

Package Details

Day 1: AIRPORT/CRYSTAL PARADISE

You will be met at the airport by your Belizean bird guide and transferred to your jungle lodge accommodations. Optional stop to visit the Belize Zoo (entrance fee not included, US$15/pp). We check into our accommodations at Crystal Paradise after a short orientation.
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Gray-Necked Woodrail

Gray-Necked Woodrail

Day 2: MACAL RIVER CANEOING – morning or 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 3: 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

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Eastern Meadowlark

Day 4: Mountain Pine Ridge/Rio on Pools/Rio Frio Caves
The Cayo District’s principal town of San Ignacio is the gateway to some of Belize’s most precious ecological gems. After breakfast at the hotel, we will experience the wonders of Mountain Pine Ridge.

Bring along your walking shoes, swimwear and adventurous mind for a full day of activity. The reserve is teaming with hills and valleys, rivers and falls, swimming holes and caves, all surrounded by the majestic beauty of Pine Forests. Our main stops will be at the Rio Frio Caves, Rio on Pools, and weather and road conditions permitting, you’ll get a chance to see the 1000 ft. Hidden Valley Waterfalls. Bring along your binoculars, as there is much to see in the line of exotic flora and fauna, endemic only to this extremely rugged, but beautiful part of the county. Lunch is included before returning back to Crystal Paradise Resort. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

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Day 5: Spanish Lookout & Laguna Aguacate
A 45-minute drive north of Crystal Paradise through rolling green hills brings you to Spanish

Lookout, a modern-day Mennonite settlement reminiscent of Pennsylvania farmlands. Several different habitats in the area make it a favorable birding destination. The area consists of 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, White-Tailed Kites and Hawks, Laughing Falcons, Meadowlarks, Swallows, Herons, Jabiru storks just to name a few. Aguacate Lagoon Reserve is located about 20 minutes beyond the community, and provides a birdwatcher’s paradise. In the forest around the lake common sighting may include Jacamars, Trogons, Puff-birds, Crested Guans and Great Curassows. Other birds may include Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Night Herons, rails and Crakes. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 6: DEPARTURE
After breakfast you will be transfer to Belize City/Belize Airport.B/

***itinerary is subject to change once here due to weather conditions or unforeseen events***

Things to pack for your trip to Belize

  • Personal medication
  • Basic first-aid
  • Insect repellant and sun-screen
  • Sun glasses
  • Back pack for day trips
  • Water bottles (as we have 5 gals purified water you can refill from creating less garbage)
  • Rain poncho
  • Casual clothing
  • Hat
  • Comfortable shoes or hiking boots
  • Sandals or water shoes
  • Camera and batteries
  • Underwater disposable camera
  • Flashlight