Spectacular volcanoes and fabulous highland lakes form a brilliant backdrop to our Guatemala – Central American Highlights tour. Best known for its shade coffee production, tourism coupled with a strong environmental bond has become more evident in recent times - an understanding that has resulted in much of the highland forests being well protected. The birding is superb, whether its cloud forests or coffee fincas - we will search for some stunning species such as the gorgeous Pink-headed Warbler, Blue-throated Motmot, Blue-and-white Mockingbird, Rufous-collared Thrush, Slender Sheartail, Bushy-crested Jay, Black-capped Swallow, Belted Flycatcher, Prevost’s & White-eared Ground Sparrows, Wine-throated Hummingbird, Buffy-crowned Wood Partridge, Green-throated Mountaingem, and Cabanis’s (Azure-rumped) Tanager. This tour showcases the highlights of Guatemalan birding, along with comfortable lodgings, delicious fare and fabulous scenery throughout.
2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.
Pink-headed Warbler; Azure-rumped Tanager; Horned Guan (optional); Emerald-chinned Hummingbird; White-faced Quail-Dove; Resplendent Quetzal; Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo; Bushy-crested & Steller’s Jays; Spotted Nightingale-Thrush; Blue-and-White Mockingbird; Grey Silky-flycatcher; Rusty Sparrow; Belted Flycatcher; Slender Sheartail; Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer; Guatemalan Tyrannulet; Ocellated Quail (rare); Painted Redstart; Hermit, Red-faced & Olive Warblers; Wine-throated, Azure-crowned; White-eared, Berylline, Rufous-tailed, Blue-tailed & Rivoli's Hummingbirds; Rufous & Violet Sabrewings, Green-throated Mountaingem; Green Violetear; Amethyst-throated Mountaingem; Black-capped Swallow; Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo; Acorn, Velasquez's, Golden-olive & Hairy Woodpeckers; Northern Flicker (unique Guatemalan sub-species); Tody, Blue-throated, Blue-diademed & Turquoise-browed Motmots; White-throated Magpie-Jay; Long-tailed Manakin; Prevost’s Ground & White-eared Ground Sparrows; Paltry Tyrannulet; Gartered Trogon; Blue-throated Sapphires; White-bellied Chachalaca; Orange-fronted, Orange-chinned & Pacific Parakeets; Rufous-collared Thrush.
Central American Agouti; White-nosed Coati; Variegated Squirrel; Grey Fox; White-tailed Deer.
rainforest, cloudforest, dry forest, mixed temperate forest, coffee fincas, lakes, shoreline, temperate pine savanna
mostly tropical conditions; warm and humid, can get cool to cold in the highlands
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
fairly relaxed pace with some long walks
comfortable to basic lodges & hotels
Ease of Birding
great people, varied Mayan cultures, excellent arts & crafts, fantastic scenery