Coban Orchid Tour

Orquigonia consists of a small park with a trail that’s about half a mile (1 km) long. It’s not a very large park, but it sprouts a large variety of orchids and plants. Orchids are some of the most highly-prized species of flowers in the world, and they come in a variety of colors and delicate shapes.

Coban Orchid Tour

Cobán, Alta Verapaz

Along the trail, you’ll see exhibits about the coevolution of orchids with butterflies. During the tour you’ll hear about the Maya’s relationship with orchids, as well as native medicinal plants. Nearly everywhere you look you’ll find a rare species of plant.

Besides orchids, you’ll see the bright red leaves of bromeliads, a type of plant that includes a variety of succulents. These types of plants trap water in the soil, and they are native to the tropics. Some types of bromeliads, called epiphytes, attach themselves to other plants with their clingy roots. You’ll see the tendrils of these delicate plants spreading over the trees at Orquigonia.

This park also provides a habitat for tropical animals. Keep a look out for the many species of butterflies that alight on the petals of the orchids. Listen for the “Ribbit!” of the tree frogs, and consider bringing binoculars to get a closer look at the tropical birds.

What to Bring:

Comfortable walking shoes, bottled water, and a camera.

What's Included:

Guided tour of Orquigonia.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Comfortable walking shoes, bottled water, and a camera.

What's Included:

Guided tour of Orquigonia.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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