BUDGET BIRDING TOUR #1
Birding Northern Belize With 2 Mayan Sites
- 4 Nights and 5 Days
- Birding-by-Boat Tour at Crooked Tree
- Baboon Sanctuary
- New River to Lamanai Mayan Site
- Altun Ha Mayan Site
- Old Belize
- US$1193.10 per person single occupancy
- US$827.00 per person, double occupancy, for 2 persons
- US$584.25 per person double occupancy for 4 persons.
This Tour features Day Excursions.
All nights are spent at the Lodge. You only have to unpack once.
Very suitable for younger children as there are no room changes.
(Guides are available for Bird Walks, fee extra.)
Note: Day to Day schedule may be rearranged
Optional Activities At Bird’s Eye View Lodge
Horseback Riding, Canoeing, Fishing, Spotlight Crocodile Safaris after dark.
Birding Tour Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival
After clearing customs at the Airport your Guide will meet you and drive you to Bird’s Eye View Lodge. Since we may find exotic birds (Wood Storks, Tiger Herons, sometimes Jabirus) on the way to the Lodge unpack your cameras and binoculars now as your lenses will fog over by the warm, humid Belizean air. Spend the afternoon discovering the diverse flora and fauna here on our property and take a Self-guided Bird Walk along the shore or under the nearby canopy. Look along the shore for our resident Southern Lapwing, the only one in Belize. (Guides available, fee not included). Finally, enjoy a superb dinner at Lodge and the brilliant night sky from our deck before turning in.
Day 2 Birding-by-Boat at Lodge and Crooked Tree; Baboon Sanctuary
Your day begins with a brilliant sunrise (optional) and an early morning Birding-by-Boat Cruise along the shores and tributaries of Spanish Lagoon. Typically we will see 25 or more species of shore birds and waders feeding and flying before returning for a late breakfast. Relax on the patio and bring your bird list up to date or a take Nature Walk along road to Crooked Tree Village. You will see many trees and flowers unique to Belize. After a late lunch you will visit the Baboon Sanctuary where you will be taken on a guided tour of the Baboons (Yucatan Howler Monkeys) and enjoy a Guided Bird Walk through the grounds. Then we will return to Lodge for dinner. After dinne rrecount your adventures with other guests in the lounge, dining room or patio, or, enjoy an Evening Bird Walk before the sunset.
Day 3 New River Cruise to Lamanai Mayan Site
After an early morning optional Bird Walk you will have breakfast and be transported to the New River landing for a cruise down the New River (a principle transportation route in Mayan times) past the Mennonite farms to Lamanai Landing; watch for Wood Storks nesting high in a bare tree or Northern Jacanas walking on the lily pads. At the landing you will begin a guided tour under the trees to the Mask Temple and the Main Temple compound. Climb to the top for a spectacular view. You will likely see Toucans and other birds in the high canopy. After a picnic lunch at the landing and a bit of shopping you will return upriver and meet the shuttle back to Bird’s Eye View Lodge. Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing or on a Self-guided Bird Walk before dinner at the Lodge.
Day 4 Altun Ha; Belize Museum
After breakfast you will be taken to the Altun Ha Mayan Archeological Site. After a leisurely tour of its temples and grounds, be sure to visit the artists and artisans at work at the Native Craft Pavilion. (This is one of the finest craft pavilions you will find in Belize and is a good place to find better quality gifts and mementos.) From Altun Ha you will be taken to the Belize Museum where, among other things, you will see recreations of chicle harvesting, Mayan living quarters, the preMayan jungle and Belize City as it was 150 years ago. Following lunch at the Siburn Bar & Grill on Cucumber Beach you will be driven into Belize City to visit the Old Government House & Museum. Finally back to the Lodge for a late afternoon Bird Walk and Dinner at Lodge
Day 5 Departure
You will have time for another morning Birding-by Boat Cruise,
if your flight schedule allows. (Fee not included.)
You will be taken to International Airport Departure Lounge in time for your flight.
- Single Occupancy
- Double Occupancy
- Double Occupancy