Puerto Arturo

Birdwatching & Bird Photography Tour

4 days and 3 nights

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.

A journey through the jungle and walk through the lagoon in search of all kinds of birds that inhabit the Puerto Arturo Wildlife Refuge that make one of the best bird watching experiences in Guatemala.

We will hike from dawn into the jungle to observe some species of birds characteristic of the area. We will also take a boat ride through the lagoon, where you can photograph water birds and enjoy the incredible sunset landscapes. We will also carry out a night expedition to observe different species of owls.

During meal times, you will enjoy delicious dishes prepared by residents of the community, and you will have the opportunity to live and talk with the local inhabitants.


Day 1

7:00 a.m.

Departure from the city of Flores towards Carmelita

1:00 p.m.

Arrival at Carmelita, room assignment and lunch.

3:00 p.m.

Trail walk in search of some bird species

8:00 p.m.

Dinner and time to share with the local residents.

Day 2

6:00 a.m.


7:00 a.m.

Departure to to Puerto Arturo

1:00 p.m.

Room accomodation and lunch

3:00 p.m.

Boat expedition on the Lagoon

7:00 p.m.


Day 3

5:30 a.m.


6:00 a.m.

Expedition and photography of birds to the savannas and grasslands of El Cuervo

12:00 p.m.


4:00 p.m.

Expedition to the Achiotal camp

7:00 p.m.

Night expedition in search of owls

8:30 p.m.


Day 4

6:00 a.m.


7:00 a.m.

Expedition to Sibalón camp

12:00 p.m.

Lunch at Carmelita and farewell.

4:30 p.m.

Arrival to Mundo Maya Airport or the city of Flores

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What's included

  • Flores-Carmelita-Flores transportation
  • Lodging (1 night) at Carmelitas Eco Lodge
    In Birdwatching and Nature 4-day tours
  • Carmelita-Puerto Arturo-Carmelita transportation
  • Lodging at Puerto Arturo Eco Lodge
  • Food during the tour (breakfasts, lunches and dinners)
  • Boat ride in the Lagoon
  • Community guide in Spanish accredited by INGUAT
  • First aid kit, antiophidic serums.

We offer you free transportation from the Mundo Maya Airport or the Santa Elena bus terminal to your hotel, for which it is necessary to coordinate with the sales office.

What's not included

  • Meals that are not in the travel menu
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Optional services

  • Guide in English or another language
  • Special menus
  • Private or collective transport
    (from other destinations in Guatemala to Flores)
  • Customized tours and events

Plan your trip

Private tour

  • Private tour
  • Minimum 2 persons
  • Available at any date
  • Book at least 2 days in advance

Special requests

If you would like to request a custom-made tour, have a special requirement, or need to go on a non-scheduled date, contact us.