Eco Tours

Tourism: Special ARCAS EcoTours

ARCAS leads exciting tours through Peten and the rest of Guatemala, visiting ARCAS facilities and many other uniquely Guatemalan sites.
ARCAS Educational Field Trips
Eco-Tourism: Kinkajou Kingdom Environmental Education Center
7 Day ARCAS EcoTour Package
10 Day ARCAS EcoTour

More Options for ARCAS Eco Tours

Adjustable to the client´s needs, these tours give the traveler a solid foundation within which to view Guatemala while supporting conservation and sustainable development efforts throughout the country. Email us for more news or if you have questions at volunteers@arcasguatemala.org

You can avoid the added costs of travel agents and tour operators while also supporting ARCAS’s conservation activities by working directly with ARCAS staff to custom-design your own ecotour to Guatemala.

These tours emphasize hands-on participation in the Peten Animal Rescue Center and the Hawaii Sea Turtle Conservation project, but can also include the following environmental and cultural activities:

Volcano-Climbing

The most popular climb is the active Pacaya Volcano, where with only an easy 45 minute climb you will see fountains and rivers of lava. Acatenango, on the other hand, is a grueling 7 hour climb with an eerie, moonscape summit which is on the level with the active Fuego summit just 3 kms to the south.

ARCAS staff has climbed nearly all of the 37 volcanoes in Guatemala, so let us know if you are interested in other climbs.

Whale, dolphin- and sea turtle watching in the Pacific Ocean.

Contact us for details.

The Keys of Belize 2-3 day Excursions

The second largest barrier reef in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, for world class snorkeling and diving.

Treks by foot or horseback to remote Mayan ruins, including El Mirador, the largest pyramid in the Mayan world.

Email us for more news or if you have questions at volunteers@arcasguatemala.org

Visits to Lake Atitlan

A stunning high altitude lake surrounded by volcanoes and Mayan villages. A must for any visit to Guatemala!

Tikal and the ancient ruins

Another must! Combines striking Mayan ruins (you saw them in Star Wars and Apocalypto) with excellent wildlife viewing (spider & howler monkeys, aracaris, coatimundis, chachalacas, Montezuma Orependulum…).

Birdwatching excursions

Travel to a variety of ecosystems, including the mangrove wetlands of the Pacific coast, Pacific volcanic slopes, the Cerro Alux cloud forest reserve, the Caribbean, the Sierra de las Minas and Peten. Sightings include:
  • Resplendent Quetzals
  • Roseate Spoonbills
  • Horned Guans
  • Mot Mots
  • Ocellated Turkeys
  • Bat Falcons
  • Parrots
  • Toucans
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
  • Caracaras
From mid-October to mid-November, the migratory raptors and other migratory birds can be seen. This spectacle includes the passing of over 10 million birds of roughly 30 species which follow the volcanic ridge south. Sightings include Swainsons and Broadwing hawks, Peregrine falcons, vultures, ospreys, gulls and kites.

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