BIRDING IN BELIZE

Birding in Belize - Country-Wide Package

Best Birding Tours in Belize with Belize's Best Birding Guides ...

Belize is home to over 570 species of birds, including endangered species such as the Rroseate Spoonbill (below), Orange-breasted Falcon, Jabiru Stork, Scarlet Macaw, Sungrebe, Harpy Eagle, Solitary Eagle, Crested Eagle, Ocellated Turkey and Chestnut-bellied Heron, to name just a few ...



Roseate Spoonbill - CrookedTree

Roseate Spoonbill - Crooked Tree



In addition to the diversity of Central American bird species, Belize is also the winter home for many migrants from North America. And since some of the best bird watching sites are found close to other Belize attractions, coupling your birding adventure with other fun pursuits will only add to your experience.

Birding at Caracol in Cayo District

Birding at Caracol in Cayo District



Both seasoned "twitcher" and beginning Birder will appreciate bird watching with our knowledgeable guides and having the opportunity to add colorful, rare or endangered species to their life-list.



Keel-Billed Toucan - duPlooy's

Keel-Billed Toucan - duPlooy's



Country-Wide Birding in Belize
10 Nights / 11 Days Sample Itinerary


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(B=Breakfast included; L=Lunch included; D=Dinner included)

Day 1 – After clearing customs Bird your way to Crooked Tree Lagoon [ new window ] for an overnight at Crooked Tree Lodge, evening bird walk. Normally it is about an hour's drive, but since we stop for birds ... D

Day 2 –AM trip on the Lagoon to look for water fowl before heading off to duPlooy’s via a stop at the Belize Zoo. Stop for lunch along the way. BLD

Day 3 – Meet at the deck at 6am for an early morning guided walk on the grounds. After your walk, breakfast and a little time to freshen up, bird more around the lodge grounds and Botanic Gardens before lunch. After lunch, wander about on your own, enjoy the river or just relax.
See Birding at duPlooy's. BLD

Day 4 & 5 - Head off early for the Mountain Pine Ridge and Caracol Ruins. Overnight at Las Cuevas Research Station in the Chiquibul Forest. Evening birding around the area. BLD

Day 5 – Early morning birding around the research station and visit to the cave, followed by a boat trip in the Challio Dam where you will have an opportunity to see Scarlet Macaws. BLD

Day 6 – Visit 2 nearby Maya sites – El Pilar, and Xunantunich, both great birding spots. In between have lunch at Benny’s Kitchen where the locals eat. BLD

Day 7 – Cross the border into Guatemala for a visit to Tikal. There are plenty of birds and lots of animals as well. A local guide will meet you and show you around as well as giving you a tour of the archaeology of Tikal. You will be staying overnight at the Tikal Jungle Lodge. BLD

Day 8 – After breakfast bird your way back to Belize. BLD

Day 9 – Head South with a stop at the Inland Blue Hole and spend the next 2 night at Hopkins Village on the Caribbean. Dinner is on your own here since there are plenty of restaurants. Here is your opportunity to experience some local Garifuna Food or local fish dishes. BL - No dinner

Day 10 – Get up early and do a bird walk through the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve. You probably won’t see any jaguars, but you will see plenty of birds and some new vegetation. BL - No dinner

Day 11 – Take a short ride to Dangriga for the short flight back to Belize International for your trip home or onward destination.

* Night walks available on any night.
There are owls and nightjars out there, as well as mammals, insects, frogs, etc.

Country-Wide Birding in Belize / Sample Itinerary


ROOM TYPE 2-4 5-8 9-15 16+
Standard
2,900
2,700
2,295
2,020
 Comps    
1
2

* Price per person in $ US Dollars


Birding Package Price Includes

  • 10 Nights Accommodations
  • Transportation & Tours as listed
  • All Meals at duPlooy's beginning with dinner on arrival day, through breakfast on departure day EXCEPT for dinners on Days 9 & 10
  • Entrance Fees
  • Comps for Group Leaders
  • ALL Taxes & Service Charges



This package begins from the time you leave the airport exit terminal to when you are ready to board again for your flight home or onward destination. And includes transportation, accommodations, tours, entrance fees & equipment and all meals starting with dinner on your arrival day and ending with breakfast on your departure day.

Accommodations: Double occupancy in a Standard Room. Those wishing a single room add an additional $50 per night. Persons traveling alone, add 50% to package price.

Accommodations for groups of 7 or more use the Belize River House (Macal Suite: 3 rooms / 2 baths or Mopan Suite: 4 rooms / 2 baths) or La Casona: A private two-story house with 6 rooms / 4 baths.

Group Itineraries (7 or more persons): Includes the use of classroom space, microscopes and power point projector, if needed.

A variety of speakers on subjects such as ornithology, archaeology, sustainability, botany, etc, can be arranged for your group. Just let us know your requirements.

All of our Day Tours return to duPlooy's between 3 and 4pm. This is early enough for you to spend some quality time doing on-site activities, such as Macal River tubing, visiting Belize Botanic Gardens or taking on an uphill hike to "Valley-View" to watch the sunset (don't forget your flashlight) ... Or If you prefer, take it slow and enjoy a refreshing drink at the Canopy Bar or just relax in a hammock and take in the sights and sounds of the pristine jungle flora & fauna around you.

Trip Extensions: If you would like to add additional days to visit any of Belize's reef or coastal destinations, such as San Pedro, Placencia, Caye Caulker, South Water Caye, or additional nights at South Water Caye or Hopkins or South Water Caye, we can help arrange trips to these areas or any other location in Belize through our full-service travel agency, duPlooy Travel.

* At duPlooy's, we would be happy to personalize any package to meet your requirements.


Not Included with Package

  • Optional tips to guides and drivers
  • Guatemala border fees
  • Bar beverages

Deposits

A non-refundable deposit of one night's room rate for accommodations or $150 per person for packages, will confirm your reservation. The balance is due 45 days prior to arrival unless other arrangements have been made. Payments may be made by check, visa or master card. Checks should be made out to "duPlooy's" and mailed to: Box 180, San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize.


Cancellation Policy

If something comes up and you need to cancel after you have already paid in full, and the cancellation is within 45 days of your arrival date, you will be refunded all but the deposit if we are able to resell your room(s).



Contact Us if you would like duPlooy's to personalize a Belize Birding Itinerary for you.



VIDEO - Typical AM Birding from the "Bird-Deck" at duPlooy's



VIDEO - By former duPlooy guest Guy Marchal - Includes footage from duPlooy's Bird-Deck; duPlooy Grounds, Belize Botanic Garden, Caracol Archaeological site and Green Hills Butterfly Ranch.


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