Biotope del Quetzal, also known as Biotope Mario Dary Rivera, is a 2,580-acre (1,044-ha) protected area located about an hour outside Cobán. The reserve’s convenient location makes it a good place to stop and explore the region’s dense cloud forests. The lush, high-altitude cloud-forest ecosystem is the Quetzal’s natural habitat. Early visiting hours of 5am to 8am are highly recommended to view this strikingly colored bird, considered amongst the world’s most beautiful. The tour continues with a visit to the National Park, visiting the caves of Candelaria. Starting from the visitor center there are 2 trails that complete a circuit through the cloud forest, a short 2km trail called Los Helechos and a longer 4km trail called Los Musgos. Both trails lead past waterfalls, where you have the possibility to take a refreshing swim. Whilst hiking these trails, visitors can see up to 50 different types of trees and a variety of tropical birds such as toucans, hummingbirds and macaws.
|Departure times:||05:00 Hrs|
|Departure point:||Your hotel / address in Coban or Lanquin|
|Price||65 USD p.p (mínimum 3 persons)|
|Included||Transportation from / to Coban, list of birds, binoculars, entrances fee to both sides and guide|
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