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HONDURAS / GUATEMALA / BELIZE

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

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Program #21281RJ
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. There’s 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.
Where Mayan cities once flourished, birds such as potoos, Red-lored Parrots and Emerald Hummingbirds remain. On a journey that leads through the rainforests and ancient ruins of Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, discover a myriad of species that will make exotic additions to your birding life list — and offer a staunch contrast of vibrant life among the remains of ancient civilizations.


Highlights

• In Tikal National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — marvel in the sight of ancient Mayan temples and species such as Slaty-tailed Trogons.
• Search for potoos and Jabiru Storks in Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, named a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention.
• Join experts on a search for the Emerald Hummingbird — the only species endemic to Honduras — during a day of birding in Olanchito.

Program Notes

So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to three hours at a time over uneven terrain. Stairs without railings.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Belize City (Belize), coach to Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, 2 nights; coach to San Ignacio, 2 nights; coach to Tikal (Guatemala), 3 nights; coach to Alta Verapaz, 2 nights; coach to Copan (Honduras), 2 nights; coach to Pico Bonito, 3 nights; coach to San Pedro Sula, 1 night; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
15 nights of accommodations
44 meals: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
26 Field trips

Ratings

3.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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