This collective or private tour explores areas in and around Lívingston and the Río Dulce. You'll visit the San Felipe Castle, Bird Island and hot waterfalls. If you choose the private tour, you'll enjoy additional time at each of these destinations, plus a musical presentation.
- 2 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 1:30 PM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Experience a little bit of Guatemalan culture, or a lot! It all depends on which version of this exciting tour you choose — the collective option or the private option. Each version of this cultural tour to Lívingston begins on the Río Dulce at the San Felipe Castle. This historic castle looks out over Lake Izabal and provides travelers with a good look into the region's Spanish-colonial history.
From here, you'll board a boat and make your way down the Río Dulce. You'll pass Bird Island and see a range of tropical birds, and then stop at a thermal waterfall. The waterfall has hot water and is a good place to swim, relax, or take photos.
- Collective Version: Led by the community, the collective version of the tour will take you around Castillo San Felipe. Next, you'll stop for a picture of Bird Island, then enjoy 30 minutes at the thermal waterfall.
- Private Version: This option is a private tour conducted by a professional guide. You'll enjoy more birdwatching time at Bird Island, will enjoy a longer visit at the thermal waterfall, and get to experience a musical presentation of local Garifuna music. When the music is over, you'll return to the boat and head back up the Rio Dulce.
Whichever version you choose, you'll have a great time experiencing Guatemala's colorful culture!
Playa Blanca is a pleasant, palm-fringed beach along Guatemala’s Caribbean coast. The beach is a 30-minute boat ride from Lívingston.
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What to Bring
Sunscreen, swimming suit, camera, comfortable shoes, hat, and money for meals, personal expenses, handicrafts, and tipping the guide and/or driver.
Collective Tour: Boat transportation.
Private Tour: Boat transportation and musical presentation.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
this was great, especially since Leonel know all about the birds!
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