Overview

Our short four day extension to Guatemala's eaterm slope puts us in position to find some very tricky and range restricted specials of the dry Motagua Valley as well as the pristine cloud forest of Biotopo Quetzal and Mayan town of Coban. A host of interesting, extraordinarily beautiful and specialist species await.

2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Resplendent Quetzal, Green-throated Mountaingem, Northern Tufted & Nutting’s Flycatchers, Unicolored & Azure-hooded Jays, Golden-cheeked, Golden-winged, Blue-winged, Magnolia, Hooded & Crescent-chested Warblers, Blue-crowned Chlorophonia, Black-headed Nightingale-thrush, Lesser Roadrunner, Lesser Ground Cuckoo, Russet-crowned Motmot, White-lored Gnatcatcher, Rufous-naped Wren, Streak-backed & Yellow-backed Oriole, Stripe-headed Sparrow, Varied Bunting, Collared Forest Falcon, Black Hawk-Eagle, Buffy-crowned Wood Partridge, Stripe-throated Hermit, Violet Sabrewing, Azure-crowned Hummingbird, Tody Motmot, Emerald Toucanet, Scaled Antpitta, Ruddy Foliage-gleaner, Eye-ringed Flatbill, Black-capped Swallow, Slate-colored Solitaire, Crimson-collared Tanager, White-faced Ground Sparrow, Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, White-bellied Emerald, Keel-billed Toucan, Great Antshrike, Mayan Antthrush, Northern Bentbill, Stub-tailed Spadebill, White-collared & Red-capped Manakins, Green Shrike-Vireo, Green Jay, Olive-backed Euphonia
Habitats Covered
dry thorn forests, cloud forest, east slope shade coffee
Expected Climate
mostly tropical conditions; warm and humid, can get cool to cold in the highlands
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & 1 local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
fairly fast paced for this extension
Accommodation
basic to comfortable lodges
Ease of Birding
moderate
Other Attractions
great people, varied Mayan cultures, excellent arts & crafts, fantastic scenery
Photographic Opportunities
good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

All around great fun trip, with logistics and plans for upcoming activities presented clearly and in time for proper preparation. Clayton was very prepared and we enjoyed traveling with him very much.

Dušan is an exceptional guide in all respects. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, is courteous and diplomatic with the clients, and excellent with the local people. I could not ask for anything more. Thank you very much for providing this tour. For me, it was a success in every way. I will definitely recommend Rockjumper to anyone interested in birding in the future. You guys do a great job.

Adam Walleyn was an excellent tour leader; he knew a lot about the birds, handled the group very well and has a wealth of experience in leading tours and in other aspects of ecological/environmental study & travel. We appreciated the fact that Adam did not carry a camera and therefore was able to devote his time/energy to finding the birds and getting people on to them.

For a first time - for any time - Clayton was terrific...

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