Tarrales Natural Reserve Birdwatching Tour

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4 and a half star review 25

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Your chance to

  • Explore one of the most Important Bird Area in Guatemala
  • See other native birds in the region
  • Enjoy nice walks into Primary and Cloud Forest

What’s Included

  • All Transportation for listed Activities
  • Professional Specialized bilingual birdwatching tour guide
  • Admission fees if required
  • Breakfast

At a glance

  • This day trip excursion is based from Lake Atitlan
  • More than 300 birds have been reported from this park
  • It is not a difficult walk
  • 1.5hrs away from lake Atitlan

What’s Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities for your guide / driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas or vaccinations

Tarrales Natural Reserve Birdwatching Tour

Starting Time: 5am from your hotel On the day of the tour a representative of Voltan Adventures will meet you at your hotel lobby; from here you will drive to Tarrales in the south side of Lake Atitlan. Tarrales known as the second most important reserve in Guatemala for birdwatching and other representation of wildlife. We will explore this beautiful reserve and walk into flower and coffee plantations which will give us the opportunity to see lots of birds, such as Long-tailed Manakin, Pacific Parakeet, Blue-tailed Hummingbird, Orange-fronted Parakeet, Orange-chinned Parakeet, Rufous Sabrewing, and Azure-rumped Tanager and several other species.
Ending time: 1:00pm
  • Day tour
  • Warm clothing for cold weather
  •  Waterproof jacket in case it rains
  •  Have a copy of your Passport with you
  •  Bring enough cash with you, no credit or debit cards can be used in this village
  •  Hiking shoes
  •  Bring a snack
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

My wife and I are in our early 60’s. This has been the best guided tour bar none we have ever had! From the outset when we began corresponding with our ideas for travel to Guatemala, through the various changes to itinerary, to the actual travel experience this organization gets the highest marks we can give. They were responsive to all our needs and requests. The itinerary was flexible, we never felt pressured or rushed. The guides at all of our destinations were top notch, very knowledgeable,and personable. We spent time in Antigua, in Acul, in San Pedro de la Laguna, and Santa Cruz. We hiked Pacaya volcano. We saw the Chichel waterfalls. We saw markets in Chichicastenango and Chajul. In Chajul we even discovered a new local museum. We spent time in Lake Atitlán and visited several towns around the lake. We traveled to a private nature preserve. And so much more. Special kudos go to Domingo Solis for all the time he spent with us traveling through the Highlands and teaching us so much about Mayan culture and customs. By the end of the trip these were not just our tour guides, they were our friends. One of the major highlights was the awesome birding experience in Santa Cruz and especially in Los Tarrales Nature preserve. Pedro is an amazing guide and a real bird whisperer. He got my wife to really enjoy birding photography. He did too good a job now her bird photos are better than mine!! I would recommend them to anyone interested in traveling to Guatemala.You won’t regret it.

Visited April 2016

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