Martsam Travel Launches Archaeobirding Expeditions

23 February 2015

Archaeobirding-Tikal National ParkArchaeobirding is a new concept created by Martsam Travel which is a mixture of two of our most important specialties: the archaeological and birdwatching tours.

The natural and cultural environment where we develop our operations is known as the Mayan World which includes Southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.

Five countries where the nature blended to be one of the regions with the major biodiversity of the world, in addition to have an incomparable archaeological richness and live culture who make vibrate to the visitors.

Archaeobirding Expeditions are an innovative tender to discover endemic and emblematic birds such as: the resplendent Quetzal, Pink Headed Warbler, Azure Rumped Tanager, Horned Guan, Yucatan Flycatcher, Yucatan Jay, Yucatan Bobwhite, Blue Tailed Hummingbird, Spotted Nightingale-thrush, Yellow-throated Brush-finch, Ocellated Turkey and Orange Breasted Falcon, among others.

Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)Most of these birds are located inside of national parks with a high content of archaeology and nature such as Tikal National Park, Laguna del Tigre National Park, Yaxha, Iximche, Copan, Coba, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Caracol, etc. where in addition to the birds you will find a great variety of mammals, reptiles and insects which complete and enrich each of the expeditions.

According to some of our clients´ feedback Guatemala Expeditions always exceed their expectations, the combination between birds and the Mayan Cities is a perfect match for the lovers of nature, birds and Mayan Archaeology. It is a privilege to be at the top of Temple II of Tikal where they can observe and photograph the Orange breasted falcon and watch the monkeys jumping from Temple 216 from the enigmatic Yaxha National Park.

Climb San Pedro Volcano located in Lake Atitlan where besides of inhabiting unique bird species as the Horned Guan it owns spectacular landscapes; hike through the cloud forest whose trails lead you to the feathered serpent of the Mayan Culture, the resplendent Quetzal, travel for lost rivers through the largest wetlands of Central America at Laguna del Tigre National Park where there is a big chance of an encounter with the local fauna. Finish the adventure at Tikal, an open laboratory with plenty of flora and fauna that shares its territory with majestic temples filled of history used as platforms for the beginners or the most avid bird watchers.

White-necked jacobin (Florisuga mellivora)Without any doubt Archaeobirding is the perfect mix for bird lovers and Mayan Culture and the Mayan World the magical target to be discovered.

With more than 20 years in the market and the first-hand experience and deep knowledge of the destinations enable us to be the best choice to design a creative tailor-made Archaeobirding expedition within the Mayan World (Guatemala - Belize - Honduras - El Salvador & Mexico).