Discover Wildlife

in the heart of the Mayan jungle

Live Nature
Eco Lodge
Wildlife photography
Community contact
Sustainable development

The jungle and freshwater wetlands of the Puerto Arturo wildlife refuge are home to thousands of resident and migratory birds, as well as a variety of mammals and reptiles.

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Tour destination

Tour route

Main Road

Secondary Road

Unpaved road

Eco Lodge

Camping Area

Archeological site

4 days

Birdwatching & Bird Photography Tour

On this 4-day and 3-night tour you will be able to enter the jungle and freshwater wetlands of Puerto Arturo, to observe and photograph thousands of birds - more than 200 resident and migratory species.

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4 days

Nature & Wildlife Photography Tour

This 4-day and 3-night tour is perfect for fans of nature photography, whose main motive is pure nature: fauna, flora and landscapes in the Mayan jungle.

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6 days

Specialized Wildlife Photography Tour

This 6-day, 5-night tour is ideal for fans of photographing mammals in their natural habitat. It requires spending many days in the jungle to be able to photograph the desired species.

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About Carmelita

From the last century until now, the inhabitants of Carmelita live in harmony with the forest. In 1997, the Government of Guatemala granted Carmelita the Community Forestry Concession, through which the community is responsible for the protection, management and conservation of an area of 530 km2 in which more than 97% of the natural forest is conserved.

The Cooperative’s Tourism Unit generates employment for most of the families living in the community who participate in the tour activity in different jobs during the trips to the Puerto Arturo Wildlife Refuge.

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Why travel with us

  • Community organization duly registered
  • Qualified staff who are knowledgeable of the jungle
  • Contact point in Flores to assist the visitors since their arrival
  • Eco lodge and dining managed by local residents
  • Security guarantee for visitors during the tour
  • Sustainable development

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