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.

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


basic to comfortable lodges

Ease of Birding


Other Attractions

great people, varied Mayan cultures, excellent arts & crafts, fantastic scenery

Photographic Opportunities


What our clients say about us

Lev Frid
GS, Guatemala 2022

"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."

Clayton Burne
FG & WG, Guatemala

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

Lev Frid
RL, Guatemala 2022

"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."

Adam Walleyn
TJ & AJ, Guatemala 2019

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.

Dušan Brinkhuizen
BS, Guatemala 2017

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.

Guatemala - Eastern Slope Extension 2025

07 Jan 2025 - 10 Jan 2025 (4 days)

USD2,000 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Robert Wilcox

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): USD2,000 * GBP1,630 * EUR1,885 * AUD3,079

Can be linked with: Guatemala - Specialities of Central America 2025

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