Overview

Our Tikal Extension not only takes time to explore the remarkable Mayan temple complexes and cities that dominate this region (both Tikal and lesser known Yaxha are visited), but also to target such highly sought-after species as the remarkable Ocellated Turkey, Black-throated Shrike-Tanager, Pale-billed Woodpecker, Orange-breasted Falcon, Mayan Antthrush, Northern Royal Flycatcher and the impressive Great Curassow! This northern Petén region of Guatemala is covered in extensive lowland rainforest, harbouring many special birds of the Yucatan Peninsula and other more widespread forest species, most of which will represent new species for our tour. The birding here is superb and this extension is highly recommended for its birding, mammal viewing and fascinating historical insights.

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

Tour Facts Top Birds
Orange-breasted Falcon, Ocellated Turkey, Great Curassow, Mayan Antthrush, Ornate Hawk-eagle, Black-throated Shrike-Tanager, Grey-throated Chat, Rose-throated Tanager, Yucatan Flycatcher, Pale-billed Woodpecker, Stub-tailed Spadebill, Eye-ringed Flatbill, Northern Royal Flycatcher, Montezuma Oropendola, Keel-billed Toucan, Black-headed Trogon, Lesson's Motmot
Top Mammals
Yucatán Black Howler Monkey, Geoffroy's Spider Monkey, Yucatan Squirrel
Habitats Covered
lowland rainforest
Expected Climate
mostly tropical conditions; warm and humid
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & 1 local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
relaxed pace
Accommodation
comfortable to basic lodges & hotels
Ease of Birding
moderate with some tricky species
Number of Species Expected
+-160
Other Attractions
ancient Mayan ruins, fantastic virgin forest
Photographic Opportunities
very good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

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 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.

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...

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