3 or 5 nights Birds of Belize Package

Belize has become a spotlight for birding. With about 600 species of birds, resident, neotropical migrant and intratropical migrant, no wonder this tiny country has become the birding destination in Central America. Mystic River Resort presently recorded close to 270 species of birds on its property. Keel-billed Toucan, Tody Motmot, Sungrebe, the occasional Barred Forest-falcon, Collared Forest-falcon, Parrots, eleven species of hummingbirds, Trogons, Flycatchers can be found right on the resort property.

Join our expert guides who are trained to identify birds in Belize. Browse through our birding packages and let your Belize Birding Vacation begin with us at Mystic River Resort.

Scarlet Macaw Birding can be added to or substituted to either package for an additional $250 US per person (+10% service charge) – This tour to see the elusive Scarlet Macaw departs at 5 am. We will drive you to Red Bank, a Mayan Village located in Southern Belize where the Scarlet Macaws may sometimes be seen. More often, hiking on a nature trail to their feeding grounds will result in some fabulous viewing of the birds. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to view other bird species, such as Parrots, Raptors, Woodpeckers and Hummingbirds around the Red Bank Village. Lunch at Santa Cruz followed by a stop at the Hopkins Wetlands for viewing of Shorebirds, Storks, Waders, Woodrails and Spoonbills! Return to Mystic River at around 6pm. Please note that Scarlet Macaw Birding is only available from December 1st to March 15th.

3 nights Birds of Belize Package:

  • Day 1 – Arrival
  • Day 2 – Mystic Birding ½ Day – Canoe to town in the afternoon
  • Day 3 – Mountain Pine Ridge Birding
  • Day 4 – Departure

Day 1 – Pick up Belize International Airport and transfer to Mystic River Resort, Dinner and overnight at Mystic River Resort

Day 2 – Early morning birding at Mystic River Resort. Mystic River Resort offers excellent birding for the bird enthusiast. Your tour will start at 6:00 am and will last approximately 3-4 hours. See the Keel-Billed Toucan, the allusive Tody Motmot and Parrots on our property. Canoe down the Macal River in the afternoon to see water birds such as the Sungrebe, night herons and other water birds. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Mystic River Resort. Overnight at Mystic River Resort.

Day 3 – Do not miss out the opportunity to see the Lovely Cotinga and the King Vulture in the Mountain Pine Ridge, as well as the rare and endangered species of Orange-breasted Falcon. Tour starts at 6.00 am, so make sure you order your box lunch the night before!  Today we will visit the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. It is the oldest protected forest in Belize. With some 12,302 acres of pine trees and sub-tropical rainforest, Mountain Pine Ridge is home to some rare species of birds. This is a full day tour and a chance to swim at Big Rock Falls or Rio On Pools. Breakfast, Pack Lunch and Accommodation at Mystic River Resort.

Day 4 – Depart after breakfast.  Return to Belize City

Dates

Rack Rates

Net Rates

May 1 – December 15 $ 1,110 US $ 895 US
December 16 – January 4 $ 1,330 US $ 1,110US
January 5 – April 30 $ 1,205 US $ 995 US
5 nights Birds of Belize Package:

  • Day 1 – Arrival
  • Day 2 – Mystic Birding on Mystic River Trails – Canoe to town in the afternoon
  • Day 3 – Mountain Pine Ridge Birding
  • Day 4 – St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park Birding
  • Day 5 – Aguacate Lagoon Birding
  • Day 6 – Departure

Day 1 – Pick up Belize International Airport and transfer to Mystic River Resort, Dinner and overnight at Mystic River Resort

Day 2 – Early morning birding at Mystic River Resort. Mystic River Resort offers excellent birding for the bird enthusiast. Your tour will start at 6:00am and will last approximately 3-4 hours. See the Keel-Billed Toucan, the allusive Tody Motmot and Parrots on our property. Canoe down the Macal River in the afternoon to see water birds such as the Sungrebe, night herons and other water birds. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Mystic River Resort. Overnight at Mystic River Resort.

Day 3 – Do not miss out the opportunity to see the Lovely Cotinga and the King Vulture in the Mountain Pine Ridge, as well as the rare and endangered species of Orange-breasted Falcon. Tour starts at 6.00am, so make sure you order your box lunch the night before!  Today we will visit the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. It is the oldest protected forest in Belize. With some 12,302 acres of pine trees and sub-tropical rainforest, Mountain Pine Ridge is home to some rare species of birds. This is a full day tour and a chance to swim at Big Rock Falls or Rio on Pools. Breakfast, Pack Lunch and Accommodation at Mystic River Resort.

Day 4 – St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park is 575 acres sub-tropical rainforest. Two main features that can be found here is the St. Herman’s Cave and a cenote called the Blue Hole with its sapphire-colored pool. St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park has is a major hotspot in the country with close to 300 species of birds reported on eBird. Today will be a memorable day as we head towards to the National Park. Some of our target species are the antbirds, Northern Emerald Toucanet, Rufous Mourner and Rufous Piha.

Day 5 – Aguacate Lagoon Reserve is located about 1 hour from Mystic River Resort near the Mennonite Community of Spanish Lookout.  We will drive through open pastureland and we can now have opportunity to see flycatchers such as the Vermillion Flycatcher, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Eastern Meadowlark, Laughing Falcon and occasional Bat Falcon. At Aguacate Lagoon we will have the opportunity to see Herons, Ducks, Anhingas and Cormorants.  Make sure to order your lunch the night before.

Day 6 – Depart after breakfast.   Return to Belize City.

Dates

Rack Rates

Net Rates

May 1 – December 15 $ 1,840 US $ 1,520 US
December 16 – January 4 $ 2,250 US $ 1,850US
January 5 – April 30 $ 1,955 US $ 1,615 US

Accommodation in a beautiful river view studio suite with private patio and fireplace,

Full Breakfast, Lunch and Fabulous 3 course Dinner daily

Transfers from and back to Belize City

Note: Morning tea/coffee/juice are included.  All other drinks are not included in package

Also included:  Full use of Mystic River tubes and boogie boards, “Lilly Pool”, hiking trails. Etc.

Morning basket of coffee or tea in room.

Free WIFI

Package pricing per person based on double occupancy

Contact us for custom package

Contact us for an upgrade accommodation to a one bedroom suite, a two bedroom suite or a Cloud9 suite

Please add $25 US plus taxes per night for a one bedroom suite. Prices include taxes (12.5% GST) and service charge (10%). Please note that the offer is subjected to availability. Prices may change without notice.


Payments & Cancellations Policy Packages:

Government taxes subject to change without notice. All rates are in USD dollars and include 9% room tax and 10% service charge. Rates are based on double occupancy.

50% deposit required to confirm reservations. Full payment due 45 days prior to arrival. For Peak Season, full payment is due 60 days prior to arrival and full payment is nonrefundable.

For Cancellations 60 days or more from arrival, a full refund minus USD$50.00 handling fee will be made. For Cancellations 59-45 days prior to arrival, full refund- less one night deposit will be made. Cancellations 44 days or less prior to arrival, no refund will be given.

No refunds for unused hotel rooms, meals, tours, transfers or any other services pre-booked.

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