The 8,373-foot (2,552-m) Pacaya Volcano looms large over Lake Amatitlán. About an hour’s drive from Antigua, this volcano makes for a convenient day trip while visiting the area or an OVERNIGHT safe adventure experience. Pacaya is active and tends to spew ash and lava on a fairly consistent basis. Some days the activity is limited to quiet steam emissions, while other days see full-blown explosions.
This safari started as a way to protect Guatemala’s native endangered species. It has expanded to include a wide variety of species from Africa and other continents. Most of the animals here live in wide-open spaces, free from enclosures. Plants like orchids and butterfly trees make it a beautiful space for the animals to inhabit.
Cayala ecological park is part of Guatemala City’s metropolitan green belt. Green belts are sometimes referred to as the “lungs” of a city – a sizeable population of trees in an urban area has a demonstrably beneficial effect on air quality.
Cerro Alux covers 13,270 acres (5,3270 ha) just outside of Guatemala City. This ecological reserve is known for its unspoiled tract of pine oak forest, and a clean water supply that helps quench the local population. Cerro Alux is also a federally-maintained Important Bird Area (IBA).
Just outside of Guatemala City, a 19th-century farm has transformed itself into an ecological safe haven. Finca Santiago functions as an ecotourism site, creating a safe zone for 17 acres (7 ha) of wildlife. Proceeds from tourism go towards the preservation of the surrounding mountain forests.
Explore the cloud forests above the Finca Filadelfia coffee plantation in Guatemala. This tour offers travelers a great chance to explore the outdoors and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape when travelling with the Unimog the unique vehicle/truck.
On the first day of your journey, you’ll start your exploration of the area’s wildlife on a trail through the jungle of the Tikal National Park. Eventually you will come to a clearing, scattered with the stony ruins of Mayan temples and palaces. You have arrived at Tikal, home to one of the most prominent dynasties during the Mayan classic period. OPTIONAL only Professional Bird guide, lunch ,entrance fee to site.
Join this golfing tour to try out an 18-hole course designed to follow the sun’s path, as laid out in the Maya solar calendar. This course has breathtaking views of the Fuego Volcano and the Pacific coast. You might even see a red trickle of lava oozing from the distant volcano.
On this tour you have the chance to see around 150 species of birds. Even if you don’t hear every species, you’ll be surrounded by their musical birdcalls. This tour takes place on the grounds of the beautifully landscaped La Reunion golf course and resort.
Your trip lasts about three hours and covers 8.6 miles (14 km) of river that includes Class II and Class III rapids. Class III rapids can be quite challenging for beginner rafters, so keep your experience level in mind. The amount of time that the tour lasts can vary on the water levels.
Finca Filadelfia has had the same purpose for several generations – growing and selling high-quality coffee. Here you’ll get to see over a hundred different species of birds that live throughout the 535.5 acres (216.5 ha) of the reserve.