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.
*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*
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
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.
"Lev and our local guide did a great job with the tour. They were professional while keeping the experience fun and entertaining. They worked very well together, and with the other local guides, and the quality of their guiding was top notch. They worked hard to give everyone on the tour a great experience, and they pulled out a number of tough species with their patience and diligence that gave the group some truly lasting memories. Our driver was excellent, safely working our rather large bus through the city mazes and narrow country roads with skilful expertise. And the accommodations were overall very nice, even with the occasional hot water issue. I was glad that I did bring layers, though, since we spent more time at greater altitude than I had imagined, and it was quite cool at times. I definitely enjoyed the tour, and look forward to more Rockjumper trips."
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.
For a first time - for any time - Clayton was terrific...
"This was a good tour. We had a congenial group, and Lev Frid is an excellent guide, up to the high Rockjumper standard. He was a pleasure to travel with, and I would be happy to go on a tour with him again. Our local guide was also excellent. His knowledge of local sites and conditions really added to the tour, and he also was lots of fun to travel with. Accommodations on this tour were very nice. It was lovely to stay at the extremely charming Posada de Don Rodrigo in the old part of La Antigua Guatemala, where we could enjoy the ambience."