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Bird Watching and Spanish Immersion Tour in Panajachel, Guatemala 8 days and 7 nights

Bird Watching and Spanish Immersion Tour in Panajachel, Guatemala 8 days and 7 nights

Come join us for a bird watching  adventure of a life time where you will study Spanish in Panajachel, Guatemala located on the shores of beautiful Lago Atitlan  and  spend the rest of your time bird watching around Lago Atitlan. Instead of staying in a hotel while you are in Panajachel, you will be living with a host family and have an amazing opportunity to practice what you are learning and experience the hospitality of the Guatemalan people.

 Tour Cost (excluding airfare):
Based on Double Occupancy (one night in Guatemala City and one night in Antigua)
2 Persons: $1392.00
* Call us for group rates or single/triple occupancy rates/ or our  * 5% off  “Friend Referral Program”

 Highlights of your trip:

– 18 hours of Spanish classes
–  Home stay with a Guatemalan family with traditional Guatemalan meals
– Walking tour of Panajachel, Guatemala
– Los Tarrales Reserve, home to over350 bird species
– Water taxi boat to Santa Cruz village
– Bird watching in their natural habit in Tzununa
– Nature Reserve Atitlan
– Explore the colonial city of Antigua
– Enjoy live Marimba and Baile de los Moros folk dancing in Antigua

Day 1, Satruaday

Arrive at La Aurora International Airport where you will meet your guide, other tour participants, and transfer to a hotel  for the evening in Guatemala city.  A welcome dinner will be at the Kacao Restaurant.
Hotel: Real Intercontinental Hotel or similar accommodation
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Day 2, Sunday

Transfer to Panajachel where you will meet you host family and settle in.  Afterwards, there will be walking tour of Panajachel located on the shores of Lago Atitlan.  In the evening,  there will be a reception dinner for all participants.

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Day 3, Monday

Morning:  5:30 in the morning pick up and transfer to San Lucas Toliman where you will visit Los Tarrales Reserve. This reserve is a pure, natural and safe environment tht allows  an extraordinary experience for birdwatchers, where  more than 350 birds species have been spotted. The preserve is part of the Atitlán Important Bird Area (IBA GT015), designated by BirdLife International.

Afternoon: Return to Panajachel for  4 Spanish class

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Day 4, Tuesday

Morning:  Revisit the Los Tarrales Reserve

Afternoon: Return to Panajachel for  4 Spanish class

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Day 5, Wednesday

Morning:  Today you will be pick up at 6:00 a.m. and take a boat to Santa Cruz village, you will begin your hike, to get to Tzununa, where you will experience to see the birds in their natural habitat. Return by boat to Panajachel for Spanish class and lunch.

Afternoon: Return to Panajachel for  4 Spanish class

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Day 6, Thursday

Morning: Visit the Atitlan Nature Reserve, where you will walk along beautiful trails through dense forest, crossing high-hanging bridges as you slowly climb into the forest canopy.  As you wander through the reserve, will also visit both a butterfly and botanical garden.  Where you will see  a few monkeys and  up to 50 tropical bird species.

Afternoon: Return to Panajachel for  4 Spanish class

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Day 7, Friday

Morning:  Revisit the Los Tarrales Reserve

Afternoon: 4 hrs. of Spanish Class and transfer to Antigua where will  the most important and significant attractions of the city including Antigua’s most beautiful churches, monasteries, convents, and center park. At night you will enjoy a Farewell dinner at Posada de Don Rodrigo Antigua restaurant were you will enjoy with live Marimba and Baile de los Moros folk dancing.

Evening in Antigua / Hotel: Camino Real Antigua or similar

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Morning: Transfer to the airport to take your flight back to your country, three hours’ prior the departure of the flight.

Your tour includes: 

– In Panajachel: 18 hours of Spanish Instruction
– Host family (shared bathroom) and 3 meals daily
– Hotel in Guatemala City and Antigua
– Tour coordinator and Chaperon
– Ground Transportation and pick up/drop off at the airport  (excluding airfare)
– Reception dinner, farewell dinner in Antigua,  and dinner in Guatemala City
– Entrance fees to  museums and parks
– Activities

Not included:
– Meals not specified
– Tips
– Personal Expenses

  • 5% off  “Friend Referral Program” does not apply  to organized group tours by 3rd parties
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