Belize Birding Tour 6-day Vacation

Listing Type
Vacation Package
Intensity Level
Moderate
$
1,249
/ Person
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Highlights
  • Macal River
  • El Pilar
  • Mountain Pine Ridge/Rio on Pools/Rio Frio Caves
  • Spanish Lookout Laguna Aguacate
Description
Day 1: AIRPORT/CRYSTAL PARADISE
You will be met at the airport by your Belizean bird guide and transferred to your jungle lodge accommodations. Optional stop to visit the Belize Zoo (entrance fee not included, US$15/pp). We check into our accommodations at Crystal Paradise after a short orientation.
O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. /D

Day 2: MACAL RIVER CANOEING – morning or afternoon
Canoeing on the Macal River. While canoeing we have the chance to see Neotropic Cormorants, Mangrove Swallows, Kingfishers, Gray-necked Wood-rails and other wildlife that frequent the riverbanks such as iguanas sunning themselves on the rocks and trees.
O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 3: EL PILAR
We will make an afternoon visit to El Pilar, a Maya site, and flora/fauna reserve. It is excellent for birding, hiking, and provides an insight to Belize’s sub-tropical forests. We will make stops along the way to view such birds as the Collared Manakins and Honeycreepers an array of flycatchers etc. We will then return to our accommodations after witnessing a Belizean sunset.
O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 4: Mountain Pine Ridge/Rio on Pools/Rio Frio Caves
The Cayo District’s principal town of San Ignacio is the gateway to some of Belize’s most precious ecological gems. After breakfast at the hotel, we will experience the wonders of Mountain Pine Ridge.

Bring along your walking shoes, swimwear and adventurous mind for a full day of activity. The reserve is teaming with hills and valleys, rivers and falls, swimming holes and caves, all surrounded by the majestic beauty of Pine Forests. Our main stops will be at the Rio Frio Caves, Rio on Pools and weather and road conditions permitting, you’ll get a chance to see the 1000 ft. Hidden Valley Waterfalls. Bring along your binoculars, as there is much to see in the line of exotic flora and fauna, endemic only to this extremely rugged, but beautiful part of the county. Lunch is included before returning back to Crystal Paradise Resort. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 5: Spanish Lookout & Laguna Aguacate
A 45-minute drive north of Crystal Paradise through rolling green hills brings you to Spanish Lookout, a modern-day Mennonite settlement reminiscent of Pennsylvania farmlands. Several different habitats in the area make it a favorable birding destination. The area consists of Savannah, open farmland, and subtropical forest around the lake. In the open land and pastures, it is easy to find Vermillion Flycatchers, Fork-tailed Flycatchers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-Tailed Kites and Hawks, Laughing Falcons, Meadowlarks, Swallows, Herons, Jabiru storks just to name a few. Aguacate Lagoon Reserve is located about 20 minutes beyond the community and provides a birdwatcher’s paradise. In the forest around the lake common sighting may include Jacamars, Trogons, Puff-birds, Crested Guans and Great Curassows. Other birds may include Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Night Herons, rails, and Crakes. O/N Crystal Paradise Resort. B/L/D

Day 6: DEPARTURE
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Belize City/Belize Airport.B/

** itinerary is subject to change once here due to weather conditions or unforeseen events***

 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Recommended Age Range:
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • All Transportation
  • Tours, Guides, and Park Fees
  • Lodging & meals as stated. Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Personal medication
  • Basic first-aid
  • Insect repellant and sun-screen
  • Sun glasses
  • Back pack for day trips
  • Water bottles (as we have 5 gals purified water you can refill from creating less garbage)
  • Rain poncho
  • Casual clothing, Hat, & Comfortable Shoes or Hiking boots
  • Sandals or water shoes
  • Camera and batteries; Underwater disposable camera
  • Flashlight
Provider
Belizean owned; Crystal Paradise Resort is located in the lush jungle alongside the beautiful Macal River, a secluded location only a two-hour drive from the Belize International Airport ... moreand only 3.5 miles from the Town of San Ignacio.
Each cabana designed and hand built by the Tut family, offering the best accommodation for couples, friends, and families traveling in search of a unique Belize Vacation and Adventure.

The Tut brothers are known for their great birding experience for over 20 years, making our family resort the #1 Birding Resort in Belize. 
Our open deck and dining area will make each meal a Belize Paradise Experience. Belizean Cuisine served daily and prepared by the Tut Sisters with fresh vegetables from our Farmers Market. 

Our large Belizean family runs this eco-lodge as a team to offer you the finest Belize accommodations & meals along with a wide variety of activities & tours. Crystal Paradise has been a favorite in Belize travel for more than two decades.
Tour Operator License:
TO 092-053
Account Type:
Tour Operator
Languages:
Creole, English, Spanish
Activities
Birding, Hiking
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Duration
Daily6 Days, 5 Nights
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Minimum:
1 person
Minimum number of people.
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Per
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Description
Person
$
1,249
Per Person, Double Occupancy
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Moderate
  • Cancellations made 90 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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