Guatemala: Spectacular Central American Birding Pricing

2023 Pricing: $2,990 US Dollars, or £2,480 GBP*

for 9 Days and 8 Nights

 

Add: 4 Days/3 Nights in Tikal World Heritage Site & Birding Ext. for $1,100 USD (or £840 GBP) 

*Note: Our redesigned tour (9 days and 8 nights), including Sibinal, now gives great chances for seeing the Horned Guan with a reasonable hike. Look for updates on our website in August 2022 for this new itinerary. You can simply email charles@pibird.com to get a copy of this itinerary sooner.

 

Inclusions: 

 

  • The Tour package includes all lodging, meals*, and access fees to reserves, parks, and other birding sites. 

  • Premier Bird Guide: All of our tours use the services of an excellent bird guide, often a well-recognized expert on birding in this area. Most trips have two excellent local birding guides.

  • Top-Rated Preparation Services: We support your preparation for the trip. We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, lodging details, and more), information on entry into Guatemala, and information on travel health issues, packing information, and more. Most of our clients comment that our Trip Participation Guide is the best they have ever seen.  

  • Transport and Airport Transfers

    • Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport van for most of the trip and jeeps in some locations.

    • We also have a driver pick you up at the airport upon arrival, transfers for internal flights are included, and we arrange for a transfer back to the airport at the end of the trip.  

    • The cost of internal flights is not included. We do book these flights for you, and we book these flights at actual cost.

  • Acre for Bird Conservation: As part of our efforts to support bird conservation, we purchase in the name of customers (for each booking) at least one acre (but averaging between three and four acres) of wilderness to support bird conservation. As our trip prices are often 20% (and often even a better deal) less than our competition, this does not really cost you more and it is a great way to support bird conservation around the world.

  • Small-Group Pricing: All the above prices are for tour groups of seven or eight participants. We are happy to provide pricing for private groups with fewer than seven participants.

 

*Pricing Notes and More Details:

 

 

  • US dollar Pricing (fixed): The US dollar has stayed fairly stable against the Quetzal (the local currency in Guatemala) over the last four years. We anticipate there will be no price changes against the fixed US dollar cost of the trip.

  • Pricing in British Pounds: our GBP/British Pound pricing is based upon an exchange rate of 1.31 US Dollars per British Pound (the exchange rate on March 8, 2022). (2) We will charge you the actual transaction rate, but please note that we work to minimize transaction costs. Using Transferwise, we usually pay under one-half a percent (and sometimes less) on the actual exchange. (3) Due to costs related to UK travel regulations, our tours booked and paid through BlueTailBirding.com (for the UK and European clients) will cost 200 GBP more (and this price is reflected in our website pricing). Please contact us anytime about questions here.  

  • Bank Fees: We do not charge bank fees for wire transfers for clients paying into our accounts in the United States, the United Kingdom, and/or Canada.

  • Note on Meal Inclusion: Meals include three meals per day during any full day of the trip. The arrival day does include lunch and supper, as most flights arrive in the morning. The departure day includes only breakfast, as most flights leave in the morning.

  • Note on Beverage Inclusion: Most of our meals are provided by the lodges, and we follow their practices in providing beverages at mealtime. Most beverages are your choice and are an additional expense that you pay to the restaurant directly. We provide water at the table for supper. We also provide bottled water during the birding day. 

  • Group Size: We anticipate a group of 7 or 8 participants, and pricing is based on this group size.

 

Optional Costs for Booking the Trip:

 

Single Room Supplement:

  • If you want a single room, please let us know.

  • If you want to share a room, please let us know. We are often able to find a roommate for those wanting to share a room with a person of the same sex.

  • $460 USD (or £350 GBP) is the price we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse). 

  • The single supplement on the Tikal extension is $280 USD (£210 GBP). 

 

Tipping for Meals/Lodging: Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, restaurants (and other meals) are included on this tour. However, this does not include your trip leader/bird guide. If therefore, you feel that he/she has given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip him/her.

 

Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions: 

  • You will need to pay for any flight costs involved in this trip. 

    • This will include flights to Guatemala City from your home airport.

    • For the main tour, the flight from Quetzaltenango to Guatemala City is about $160 USD or £120 GBP

    • For the extension, the flight from Guatemala City to Flores is about $250 USD (or £190 GBP)

  • The tour fee does not include taxes/fees for entering or exiting the country, telephone calls, laundry, and other items of a personal nature.

  • Tips for birding guides are not included in the tour price.

 

Want More Tour Information or Have Questions about Pricing?

 

Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 in Colorado or toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912) or Jennifer (in the UK at +44 755 214 2976, in Suffolk), and/or email info@pibird.com.

 

We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you with trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife actually seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).

 

Like to Book these Trips:

 

Booking by Phone in the USA: Call Charles at the Partnership for International Birding toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912. Charles can also be reached on his cell phone at 720-320-1974.

 

Booking by Phone in the UK: Call Jennifer at the Partnership for International Birding’s UK office at 44 755 214-2976, in Suffolk)

 

Tour Pricing Update Note: These tour prices were updated on July 7, 2022, for all 2023 tour dates.    

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