Take a break from the noisy crowds on your cruise ship and set off on a leisurely bird watching excursion. After pickup from Puerto Quetzal, enjoy a 1-hour drive through the Guatemalan countryside to El Paredon. Hop on a boat and float through the impressive mangroves. With the help of your guide, spot a variety of endemic and migratory birds. After the tour, receive an emailed checklist for your sightings.
Immerse yourself in Guatemalan flora and fauna
Relax in transportation from Puerto Quetzal
See a wide variety of birds at close range
Receive a sightings checklist after the excursion
Round-trip private transfer
Local guide (Our local guide will paddle)
Port pickup and drop-off
The listed price does not include a $5.00 per person departure tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The departure tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control.
Food and drinks
Meeting And Pickup
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
5/16/2023 - 5/15/2024
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
3 hours • Admission Ticket Free
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Bring your binoculars
Dress in comfortable clothes
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Great birding in Guatemala!
cfulton46, Oct 2022
We were picked up promptly in a cool, clean, air conditioned vehicle. We had a driver and guide, both were dry skilled birders. Because of a flooded road, they had to change plans about where we would bird, but did so with no problem. They were knowledgeable, polite and really wanted to help us find new birds. It was an outstanding excursion and I would highly recommend the tour!
Great birding day!
gmg613, Mar 2020
What a delightful day! And I’m not even the birder in the family.
Salvador made pre-contact the day before the trip and explained exactly where we would be met. After a comfortable drive we climbed on board a small vessel for an easy glide on a smooth waterway.
He is knowledgeable of his birds and his country. My wife met her birding goals and even emerged with some new lifers.
After a well developed birding experience, we were brought to a local resident’s home for a lunch of a delicious (but kinda spicy) national dish. We were welcomed and fed as if we were family.
Well worth our time and expense!
Lovely Day in Guatemala
Kevin_T, Feb 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our day bird watching in Guatemala. Salvadore picked us up at the port on time and immediately spotted an oriole on the way to the car.i As we drove to the river, we stopped as Salvadore spotted birds along the way. We saw a crested caracara as well as a number of wood storks in flight. Our driver was courteous and safe. Once we arrived at the river, we boarded a small boat and headed out on the river. The boat was covered, so we had some protection from the sun. We observed many species of birds, including many terns, egrets, gulls, pelicans, ibis, roseate spoon bills, and more. We had the opportunity to get many pictures and to take the time to truly observe the birds, not just check them off a list and move on. Following our day on the river, we had lunch prepared by a traditional family (an additional cost), that was excellent. The family provided a tour of their home and were truly gracious and kind to us. Following lunch, we were driven back to the port where we boarded our ship with plenty of time to spare.
If you ever thought you might want to learn more about birdwatching
John_G, Jan 2020
Our guide' interest and commitment to birdwatching was infectious. He allowed us to see in new ways and appreciated the subtle differences that are used to identify birds. He was also broadly interested in science and ideas making it easy to become more curious about the world. Lunch with a local family made it even better.
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