Important Information

Best Season
December to April
Tour Price (Per Person)
Based on   6 pax  USD4,700
Based on 10 pax  USD3,700
Based on 14 pax  USD3,100
Based on 18 pax  USD2,900
Tour Type
Birding Adventures
Single Supplement
Internal Ticket

The Petén, cloaked in lush lowland rainforest, is Guatemala’s northernmost department and encompasses the Petén Basin – once the heart of Maya Culture. Home to the famed ruins of Tikal, the ancient city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, and it is not only rich in history and culture, but also harbors a wealth of special, spectacular birds. Surrounding Tikal, and spread across much of the Petén, is a network of protected areas that together comprise the Maya Biosphere Reserve. This Tikal & Petén tour not only takes time to explore the remarkable Mayan temple complexes that dominate this region, but also targets highly sought-after species, such as the remarkable Ocellated Turkey, Black-throated Shrike-Tanager, Pale-billed Woodpecker, Mayan Antthrush, Northern Royal Flycatcher and the impressive Great Curassow! The birding is superb, and mammal sightings are often thrilling too; while the trip is replete with fascinating historical insights.

Tour Fact Sheet

Top Birds

Ocellated Turkey, Black-throated Shrike-Tanager, Pale-billed Woodpecker, Mayan Antthrush, Northern Royal Flycatcher and Great Curassow.

Top Mammals

Guatemalan Howler Monkey, Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey, White-nosed Coati, Central American Agouti, Red Brocket Deer, Grey Fox, Grey Four-eyed Opossum.

Expected Climate

Hot and humid at times – and mosquitos and other insects can be a nuisance occasionally.

Comfortable, western style hotels and/or ecolodges.
Other Attractions

Maya Culture, ruins including Tikal, coffee.

Photographic Opportunities
Good to excellent.

Tour Route

Conservation Group

National Audubon Society
National Audubon Society

What our clients say about tours to Guatemala

  • Dušan is an exceptional guide in all respects. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, is courteous and diplomatic with the clients, and excellent with the local people. I could not ask for anything more. Thank you very much for providing this tour. For me, it was a success in every way. I will definitely recommend Rockjumper to anyone interested in birding in the future. You guys do a great job.

    BS, Guatemala 2017
  • For a first time – for any time – Clayton was terrific…

    FG & WG, Guatemala
  • All around great fun trip, with logistics and plans for upcoming activities presented clearly and in time for proper preparation. Clayton was very prepared and we enjoyed traveling with him very much.

    FB, Guatemala