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Birding the Maya Route: A Journey Through Belize, Guatemala & Honduras

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16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 44 total, 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian; Low Salt; Low Fat; Gluten Free.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Bird's Eye View Lodge: Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Small, family-run lodge located on the shores of Crooked Tree Lagoon, within the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. The lodge is located approximately 33 miles from downtown Belize City and only 23 miles from the international airport.

Contact info:
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Crooked Tree, Belize
phone: +501-203-2040
web: www.birdseyeviewbelize.com

Room amenities: Rooms have private bathrooms and are equipped with ceiling fans, hot water, and hair dryers.

Facility amenities: Dining room, laundry services, phone service, Wi-Fi in the Guest Lounge area, and cable TV in the Guest Lounge.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Room type and rates are based on lodge availability. Please contact 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for help in booking additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Cahal Pech Village Resort: San Ignacio, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Cahal Pech Village Resort is located across from the Cahal Pech archaeological site and only 15 minutes from the Guatemala/Belize border. The best features of this property are its unparalleled views of the Belize River Valley and its lush tropical gardens. Guests can enjoy watching local birds such as Collared Aracaris eating fruit from a bird feeder while sitting for breakfast.

Contact info:
Cahal Pech Hill
San Ignacio Town, Belize
phone: +501-8243740
web: www.cahalpech.com/

Room amenities: Private proch, 2 beds, cable TV, air conditioning, ceiling fans, private bath, tiled floors and Belizean hardwood furniture. Rooms have views of the Belize River Valley and surrounding villages.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, 3 pools, spa services, laundry service, and WiFi in pool area.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Camino Real Tikal: Tikal, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Camino Real Tikal is set in the heart of the Peten Jungle, close to the island of Flores and within a 45-minute drive to Tikal National Park. This property offers a great starting point for exploring Tikal and the surrounding area.

Contact info:
Lote 77, Parcelamiento Tayasal, San José
Peten, Guatemala
phone: +502-23374402
web: www.caminoreal.com.gt

Room amenities: Air conditioning, private bathroom, cable TV, mini bar, safety deposit box, and private balcony with lake views.

Facility amenities: Pool, billiards, bar, café, restaurants, beach and table games, Jacuzzi, and souvenir shop.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Eco-Hotel Ram Tzul: Coban/Alta Verapaz Region, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Eco-Hotel Ram Tzul is located off the main highway to Coba, in the beautiful Alta Verapaz region. The hotel has its own nature reserve with forest trails and a large waterfall.

Contact info:
Km. 158.5 Carretera a Coban
Coban, Guatemala
phone: +502-59084066
web: www.ramtzul.com

Room amenities: Spacious rooms have private bathrooms with hot water. Large windows offer views of surrounding hills and green areas.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, tour desk, laundry services, and private nature reserve,

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Hotel Marina Copan: Copan, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The oldest hotel in Copan, the Marina Copan overlooks the Central Plaza on a former family estate. The hotel, built in traditional style, has been updated with modern facilities while retaining its colonial charm.

Contact info:
Avenida Centroamericano
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
phone: +504-514070
web: www.hotelmarinacopan.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, phone, private bathroom.

Facility amenities: Pool, restaurants, bar, laundry services, gift shop, and meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

The Lodge at Pico Bonito: Pico Bonito, 3 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: This enchanting lodge is tucked away at the base of the Pico Bonito National Park, among 400 acres of lush tropical forest. The lodge's natural surroundings and peaceful atmosphere make it hard to believe that this property is only 20 minutes from La Ceiba's airport.

Contact info:
At the base of Pico Bonito National Park.
La Ceiba, Honduras
phone: +504--2-4400388
web: www.picobonito.com

Room amenities: The elevated cabins have private bathrooms, wood floors, ceiling fans, louvered and screened windows, CD player, clock, coffee machine, and private verandas with hammocks and sitting area. Participants must climb approximately 8-10 steps to reach each cabin. A network of gravel walkways connects cabins to the main lodge buildings.

Facility amenities: Lodge trails, pool, in-room massage service, restaurant, large veranda with sitting areas, conference room, butterfly farm, and gift shop. Complimentary Wi-Fi in the lobby and in the restaurant.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Hotel y Suites Copantl: San Pedro Sula, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Modern, resort-style hotel located in northern San Pedro Sula. The property can accommodate up to 300 guests.

Contact info:
North of San Pedro Sula Airport
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
phone: +504-25618900
web: www.copantl.com

Room amenities: All air conditioned rooms have private bathroom, Internet access, cable TV, telephones, safety deposit box, coffee maker, and minibar.

Facility amenities: Convention center/banquet halls, two restaurants, a bar, fitness center, 6 tennis courts, Spa, swimming pool, laundry service, and business center. Complimentary Wi-Fi in hotel common areas.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Subject to availability.
Room type and rates are subject to hotel availability. Please contact the program provider, Holbrook Travel, at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for assistance in booking additional nights.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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15 nights of accommodations
44 meals: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
26 Field trips


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