Dates and Cost

March 20-April 2, 2017
$3350 per person ($300 single supplement)

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About This Trip

Deep in the southern Sierra de Chiapas exists some of the best examples of cloud forest habitat in Mexico.  A large portion of this fantastic habitat has been protected by CONANP (Mexico’s equivalent of the National Park Service…sort of)  and all activities within this reserve are heavily monitored so as not to impact the natural surroundings.  Fortunately for birders and naturalists, the reserve allows a very limited number of people to visit during certain times of the year.  Having the privilege to visit this beautiful place is the opportunity of a lifetime.
The trip starts in Tuxtla Gutierrez where we spend a day birding in the area. After a morning of birding at the Sumidero Canyon, we make our way towards El Triunfo, spending a night in the coffee growing region of Jaltenango. The hike into El Triunfo is challenging but there are mules available, as needed. We spend 7 nights in the backcountry, birding every day and moving camp four times. The main camp of El Triunfo has showers, a kitchen and structures. The other camps are simple campsites. This is a supported backcountry trip, with a wonderful team of cooks, , mules with handlers to carry gear and great bird guides. The amount of hiking varies each day, so it is very helpful to be in good condition to enjoy the experience.  It is also important to be comfortable camping in variable weather conditions. Once out of the mountains, we add to our trip list by birding the area around Arriaga before heading back to Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Potential birds are Horned Guan, King Vulture, White-faced Quail-Dove, Fulvous Owl, 28 species of hummingbirds, Resplendent Quetzal, 5 species of motmots, Long-tailed Manakin, Giant & Nava’s wrens, Pink-headed Warbler, and Azure-rumped Tanager, Rosita’s Bunting and many, more…we can expect to see close to 400 species on this trip!

For more complete information on this trip of a lifetime…please contact us!

This trip starts and ends in Tuxtla Gutierrez.

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