Finca Las Nubes 2-day Birdwatching
This 2-day, 1-night tour explores Finca Las Nubes, a farm that's part coffee plantation and part bird watching paradise. The farm is set in the foothills of the Santo Tomás Volcano.
up to 15 days in advance
- Duration: 48 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 8:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
The Las Nubes coffee plantation was declared a private protected area in 2004, helping to conserve the cloud forests and pine-oak forest on the side of the Santo Tomás Volcano. These forests provide habitat for a number of animals and birds. While on a walking tour here, you'll have the chance to see mammals like armadillos, deers, and monkeys. Bird sightings include the resplendent quetzal, azure-rumped tanager, and highland guan. Your guides will help you spot and identify any birds that you come across.
While here you'll also tour the coffee plantation and learn about the growing and harvesting process. The coffee plantation is surrounded by trees that provide further habitat for birds and other animals.
The house of the farm was built around 1830 by the pioneer William Nelson. Its structure has been restored, and the inside of the house has antiques and historical photographs on display. You'll spend the night at the house and appreciate the surrounding nature when you wake up the next morning.
Attractions VisitedFuentes Georginas Hot Springs
These gorgeous springs offer thermally heated pools just outside of the Zuníl Volcano. Two journalists happened upon this spot in 1902, and it’s gradually grown into one of Guatemala’s top destinations for relaxation. The water here isn't too hot, but pleasantly warm and rich with minerals. Besides the pools, visitors can also explore an ecological park and a cave used by the Maya for religious rituals.
The Mayan site of Takalik Abaj is located 9 miles (15 km) west of Retalhuleu along Guatemala’s Pacific coast. The site is especially notable for its Olmec-influenced sculptures and structures.
What to Bring
Comfortable clothes and shoes, money for personal expenses, hat, sunblock, camera, and bathing suit.
Transportation, guide (and tour), entrance fee, one night lodging (double occupancy), 2 lunches, dinner, and breakfast.
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