duPlooy's Jungle Lodge in Belize
 

duPlooy's from the fire tower in Belize Botanic GardensThe duPlooy's Birding Group Package

The Cayo District of Belize is well known for its abundant bird life. There have been over 300 species recorded within a 5-miles radius of duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge and Belize Botanic Gardens. With easy access to river, field, pond, forest and mountain habitat, you will be sure to add to your life list. You are welcome to bring your own guide, but it is not necessary. Three of the top bird guides in Belize are on duPlooy’s staff and all of them have excellent references.

For more information about birding at duPlooy's and around Belize, see our extensive Birding section, with checklists, photos, tips and more.


duPlooy's from the fire tower in Belize Botanic GardensThis trip is for serious birders
. If you don’t want to spend all of your time looking at our feathered friends, sign up for one of the other packages because you will still see plenty of birds. A guided early morning bird walk on the property and/or a night walk is included whenever you choose.

duPlooy's is the perfect place to bring or send a group of any type. With our expert staff guides there is no need to bring an additional guide. Our efficient, friendly office staff will cater to your requests, and with vehicles to suit any size group, you can just relax and leave everything to us. You will be met at the Belize City Airport and accompanied by your guide/s throughout the trip.

The itinerary listed below is for 8 nights, 9 days.
Need a custom itinerary? No problem, just contact us.



"Birding" Package Itinerary:

(B=Breakfast included; L=Lunch included; D=Dinner included). All photos © Richard P. Fray. Click here for more Belize Wildlife Photos.

Day 1 – Pick up in Belize City, bird your way back to duPlooy’s with a stop at the Belize Zoo if time permits. Optional evening bird walk around the property. D

Day 2 – Early morning birding in Belize Botanic Gardens where there is a variety of habitat to support field, forest and water birds. Relax a bit and enjoy lunch in duPlooy’s dining room or on the deck. After lunch, we drive 6 miles to Xunantunich to explore the ruins and look for more forest species. BLD

White-whsikered Puffbird
White-whiskered Puffbird
 
Xunantunich
Xunantunich
 
Olive-throated (Aztec) Parakeet
Olive-throated (Aztec) Parakeet

Day 3 – All day trip to Mountain Pine Ridge, including Thousant Feet Falls, where we may see Orange-breasted Falcon, and Caracol, the impressive Mayan ruin site with excellent forest birding. On the way back, cool off in the lovely cascading pools of the Rio On. BLD

Rufous-capped Warbler
Rufous-capped Warbler
 
Orange-breasted Falcon
Orange-breasted Falcon
 
Rusty Sparrow
Rusty Sparrow

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
 
Black Howler Monkey
Yucutan Black Howler Monkey
 
Caracol
Caracol

Day 4 – This morning after our walk, we get into a canoe and head downstream to the town of San Ignacio, looking for huge Iguanas, birds of the jungle plus kingfishers, herons, cormorants and maybe even a Sungrebe on the water. Enjoy a leisurely lunch in San Ignacio at a local restaurant, then spend the afternoon birding at the charming and birdy Cahal Pech Mayan site. BLD

Days 5+6 - We bird our way into Guatemala and to the famous Tikal ruins. Spend the day wandering through this impressive site and park. Your bird guide will be with you and also an archaeology guide from Guatemala. Spend the night near the site and get up early for sunrise and more birding before heading back to duPlooy’s. BLD

Day 7 – This is your free day: take advantage of the birding duPlooy's has to offer, bird the river walk, explore the Botanic gardens, hang out in the bird hide overlooking the Inland Lagoon. Or maybe canoe upstream and float back, ride horses, get close-up wildlife photos from the deck, lie in your hammock and listen to the sound of the jungle... On-site activities and your bird guide are included with your package. If your group would like to book an off-site excursion from our extensive activity and tour list, the price of this is not included. BLD

Violaceous Trogon
Violaceous Trogon
 
Keel-billed Toucan
Keel-billed Toucan
 
El Pilar rainforest
The Fire Tower at Belize Botanic Gardens

Day 8 – Head South for the Cockscomb Basin and another whole eco-system where you will add to your list. Spend the night at a nearby village and get up early to wend your way back to the Belize City airport for your return home. BLD

Day 9 – Transfer to the airport. Leave early because we stop for birds. B

*** There will be night walks available any nights you wish. There are owls and nightjars out there, as well as mammals, insects, frogs, etc.

Kinkajou
Kinkajou
 
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
 
Northern Potoo
Northern Potoo

How much does the "Birding" Package cost?

PRICE PER PERSON IN US $
7-10
people
11-15
people
16-21
people
21 +
people
Birding Package
$1,200 p/p
$1,025 p/p
$925 p/p
$875 p/p
Comps for group leaders (set package itineraries only)
1
2
3
1 per 10 Paying
* Prices effective June 1st - December 15th ONLY

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ...

  • Rates effective until May 31st 2012
  • All prices are in US $ and are PER PERSON
  • Add 10% to cover both tax and service charge *
  • Entrance fees are not included in the price of packages
  • Entrance fees and taxes are not controlled by duPlooy's and are therefore subject to change without notice
  • Prices are based on double occupancy. Persons wishing a single room, add $50 per night
  • Persons traveling alone, add 50% to package price
  • Children under the age of 6 DO NOT PAY for packages. Children from 6-12 PAY HALF PRICE for packages, with 2 paying adults in the same room
  • A non-refundable deposit of $150 per person is requied to confirm a package
  • Balance is due 45 days prior to arrival
  • Payment may be made by Visa, Mastercard or check

Additionally, please see our General Package Information.



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