Belize Birding Safari

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Belize Birding Safari Belize Birding Safari
10 Days from $4,535 p/p in USD Departures: Year Round
 

On this action-packed birding safari in Belize discover tropical avifauna such as the rare crested eagle and visit a variety of fascinating habitats - tropical rainforest, rivers, lagoons, islands and hundreds of small caves within the second largest barrier reef - which together support about 600 bird species. Located in the heart of the Maya world and bordered by Guatemala to the west and south, Mexico to the north and the Caribbean to the east, Belize is the only English speaking country in Central America. It has a land area of 22,965 km2, with most of the territory being flat coastal plain, broken in the south by the Maya mountains that reach a height of 1,124m.

 

Overview

  • Country:
    Belize
  • You will visit:
    Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area, La Milpa Archaeological Site, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Caye Caulker, Green Hills Butterfly Ranch, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Hidden Valley Private Reserve, Belize Zoo
  • Tour type:
    guided, small group
  • Safari standard:
    luxury, mid-range
  • Wildlife:
    Spider Monkeys, Crested Eagles, Crane Hawk, Great Curassow, Ocellated Turkey, Jabiru Stork, Snail Kites, Black-collared Hawk, Egrets, Herons, Yucatan Jay, Yellow-headed Parrot, Rufous-necked Wood Rail, Common Black Hawk, Godwits, Brown Booby, Hook-billed Kites, Gray-headed Kites, Orange-breasted Falcon, King Vulture, Solitary Eagle, Stygian Owl, Aplomado Falcon, Blue-crowned Motmot, Orange-billed Sparrow, Golden-crowned Warblers, Montezuma Oropendolas, Rusty Sparrow, Plumbeous Kites, and more
  • Viewing by:
    Guided walking safari, boat safari
  • Getting around:
    Minibus, boat
  • Arrive/Depart:
    Start/end in Belize City International Airport,

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 1: Arrival – La Milpa Ecolodge
  • Day 2: La Milpa Ecolodge
  • Day 3: La Milpa Ecolodge
  • Day 4: Crooked Tree - Bird’s Eye View Lodge
  • Day 5: Crooked Tree - Bird’s Eye View Lodge
  • Day 6: Caye Caulker
  • Day 7: Caye Caulker
  • Day 8: Hidden Valley Inn
  • Day 9: Hidden Valley Inn
  • Day 10: Transfer to the airport with a stop at Belize zoo

Day by Day

Day 1:  Arrival – La Milpa Ecolodge & Research Center

Meet & greet at Belize international Airport and depart to Rio Bravo Conservation & Management Area. A night walk to see owls will be available for those interested. Lodging at La Milpa Ecolodge. 

Day 2:  La Milpa Ecolodge & Research Center

Birding at La Milpa Archaeological Site, a top location in Belize to find the rare crested eagle and other large raptors. Spider monkeys play in the canopy and are a favorite meal for crested eagles. Lodging at La Milpa Ecolodge. 

Day 3:  Rio Bravo Conservation & Management Area

Birding around Rio Bravo Conservation & Management Area for species such as crane hawk, great curassow and the brightly colored ocellated turkey. Lodging at La Milpa Ecolodge. 

Day 4:  Crooked Tree 

Birding around blue creek rice fields for several migrant waders and ducks. After lunch departure to Crooked Tree where you stay at Bird’s Eye View Lodge.

Day 5:  Crooked Tree 

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary tour on a boat in search of the jabiru stork, snail kites, black-collared hawk and dozens of ducks, egrets, herons, and waders. Lodging at Bird’s Eye View Lodge.

Day 6:  Crooked Tree – Caye Caulker

Sunrise birding on the western lagoon and the edge of Crooked Tree village in search of typical savannah species such as the Yucatan jay and yellow-headed parrot. After lunch, we depart to Belize city and continue by collective boat to Caye Caulker. 

Day 7:  Caye Caulker

Birding around Caye Caulker forest reserve for species such as clapper rail and rufous-necked wood rail and common black hawk. Along the beachfront, we might find godwits and brown boobies, as well as waders skimming through for small crustaceans.

Day 8:  Caye Caulker - Hidden Valley Inn

Departure from Caye Caulker in a collective boat to Belize city and head to Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve with a stop at Green Hills Butterfly Ranch to see hummingbirds as well as hook-billed kites and gray-headed kites which have regularly been spotted at this spot too.

Day 9:  Hidden Valley Inn

Birding around Hidden Valley Private Reserve for rare raptors such as the orange-breasted falcon, king vulture, solitary eagle, stygian owl and aplomado falcon. In the afternoon we head to Rio Frio cave for encounters with blue-crowned motmot, orange-billed sparrow and golden-crowned warblers. Montezuma oropendolas, rusty sparrow and plumbeous kites can frequently be seen along the way as well.

Day 10:  Back Home

Breakfast and transfer to Belize International Airport with a stop at the Belize Zoo on the way. 

Rates

RATES - PER PERSON USD


From USD 4535 per person, based on double occupancy

Single Supplement USD 625


Not valid for

  • 19 Dec 2019/2020 to 05 Jan 2020/2021
  • 05 April to 11 April 2020


Includes

  • All lodging as per itinerary, sharing room with en-suite facilities
  • All meals from dinner day 1 to breakfast day 10 (2 soft drinks per meal included)
  • Ground transportation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Boat transportation at Crooked Tree
  • Collective water taxi from Belize to Caye Caulker round trip  
  • Birdwatching specialized tour guide full time from day 1 – 9
  • Local guides in each destination
  • Check list
  • Reserve and parks entrance fees
  • Hotel taxes


Excludes

  • Extra charges for payments with credit card (4%)
  • International flights
  • Difference in price of hotel accommodation on holidays (Holy week, Christmas and New Year season)
  • TraveliInsurance
  • Telephone calls, laundry or any other items of personal nature
  • Tips to drivers and guides
  • Non specified services

 


Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by 'Birding Expeditions'
  • All prices are 'From' and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • 'Birding Expeditions' reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability
  • Tours can be customized but may be subjct to additional costs

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