The Scarlet Macaw Trail & Tikal Adventure


5 Days / 4 Nights

  • Degree of difficulty: moderately hard/ Type of accommodations: camping, ecolodges and hotels/ Focus: Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) Observation, Maya Archaeology and Nature Trekking and birdwatching/

See the Archaeological site of El Peru within the Maya Biosphere Reserve and explore the San Pedro River. Swim in Lake Peten Itza and see the impressive site of Tikal.


  • Flight to Santa Elena International Airport
  • Transfer to island city of Flores
  • Visit the eco-exhibit in town
  • Transfer to Centro Campesino
  • Transfer from Centro Campesino to Sacluc River
  • Boat down the San Pedro River to El Peru Archaeological site
  • Set up camp
  • No pollution: man and woman powered canoe on the San Pedro River in the Maya Biosphere Reserve close to El Peru archaeological site, Guatemala


  • Early morning rise for birdwatching
  • Morning spent in the lookout for scarlet macaws
  • Visit some nests and explore El Peru archaeological site
  • Wildlife watch around the main water reservoir


  • Early departure to San Pedro River, continue on to Sacluc River
  • Reach Centro Campesino and departure to Lake Peten Itza
  • Overnight at Ecolodge


  • Shuttle to Tikal National Park
  • Guided tour of the archaeological site of Tikal
  • Wander around this impressive city at your own pace


  • Bird watching at its best in the Tikal National Park
  • Free morning to explore Tikal and visit the Sylvannus G. Morley Museum
  • Transfer to Santa Elena International Airport and fly back to Guatemala City

What’s included?

  • Domestic airfare, hotel-airport transfers, camping, all meals while camping, lodge on Lake Peten Itza and hotel in Tikal, permanent availability of purified water, snacks and first aid kit permanently at your disposal.

What’s not included?

  • Personal expenses, park fees, alcoholic beverages, tips to porters and drivers, meals in lodges of hotels.