Puerto Arturo Wildlife Refuge

Specialized Wildlife Photography Tour

6 days and 5 nights

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.

This tour offers you a unique experience to get photography of wildlife in its natural habitat. Getting a photograph of a mammal in a dense tropical jungle, among crowds of lush trees, is quite a feat, it takes a lot of patience and good skill when the time comes.

To facilitate taking pictures of mammals and for the convenience of photographers, 4 “hides” or camouflages were built in strategic locations within the jungle. Here the photographers will be able to spend many hours for several days waiting for the arrival of the mammals.


Day 1

7:00 a.m.

Departure from the city of Flores or Mundo Maya Airport towards Carmelita

11:00 a.m.

Arrival at Carmelita and coffee break

2:00 p.m.

Arrival at Puerto Arturo. Room accomodation and lunch.

4:00 p.m.

Brief presentation of the diversity of fauna of the place and objectives of the expedition

5:00 p.m.

Boat ride in the lagoon and photo essay

8:00 p.m.

Dinner and time to share with the local residents.

Day 2-3-4-5

5:30 a.m.


6:00 a.m.

Transfer to the hides to await the arrival of the mammals.
Every day there will be rotation of the groups in the hides.

8:00 p.m.


Day 6

8:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

Preparation of luggage and departure to Carmelita

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.