Quetzal And Q'eqchi Adventure
8 Days / 7 Nights
Degree of difficulty: hard/ Type of accommodations: 4 nights in comfortable hotels and 3 nights camping in the cloud forest (including 2 nights at Porject's Biological Station and 1 night rustic accommodations with a Q'eqchi family)/ Focus: Observation of Resplendent Quetzal (Pharumacrus mocinno), Guatemala's National Symbol, Nature Hiking throuhg the Cloud Forest, Trekking, Birdwatching and Visiting a Q'eqchi Maya Community to learn about their way of life, visit orchid nursery to learn about orchids and conservation/
See the Cloud Forest with your Q'eqchi hosts from the Chicacnab ecotourism committee. Learn about efforts to preserve the Quetzal bird. Visit the city of Coban to appreciate a unique orchid collection. Join the indigenous brotherhood or Cofradia of Tactic for a celebration and visit traditional indian markets. Enjoy the impressive colonial city of Antigua...
DAY 2 (B, L, D)
DAY 3 (B,L,D)
DAY 4 (B,L,D)
DAY 5 (B,L,D)
DAY 6 (B,L)
DAY 7 (B,L)
All ground transport, 4 nights in comfortable hotels, 2 nights camping at Biological Station and 1 night with a Q'eqchi family. All meals on Days 2, 3, 4 and 5. Breakfast and Lunch on Days 6 and 7. Soft drinks and snacks throughout the trip, first aid kit permanently at your disposal. Professional guides and biologists, ornithologists and mountain guides.
What’s not included?
Meals on Days 1 and 8, Dinner on days 6 and 7. International Airfare and airport taxes. Personal and travel insurance. Personal expenses, alcoholic beverages. Tips to porters, drivers, guides and waiters.
What to bring?
Casual and informal dress is appropriate. Bring light clothes for tropical climate, boots and canvas pants or jeans. Long sleeved shirts and trousers for the cloud forest and a windbreaker or rain gear. Do bring a sweater as it may get cold up in the Sierra by night... Mosquito repellent, a cap, a flashlight, bnoculars, your birdbook and photographic equipment!
ABOUT THE FLORA AND THE FAUNA...
Here is a short list of some of the animals you will see on these Sierras: Quetzal, Pharomacrus mocinno (between January and September). Mountain trogon, Trogon mexicanus. Black penelopina or cojolita, Penelopina nigra. Garnet throated hummingbird, Lamprolaima rhami. Emerald toucanet, Aulachorhynchus prasinus. We will hear the awesome call of howler monkeys, Alouatta palliata and the sweet song of the Slate colored solitaire, Myadestes unicolor. We will have the privilege of being able to see Quetzal birds in their nests during the nesting season with the project's members. We will be very close, on top of camouflaged observation platforms...