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about our tours

01.

The Guides

All of our guides have graduated from a three course program which successfully instructed them on the particulars of leading English speaking birders through the unique wildlife areas of Chiapas, Mexico. As local residents, our guides are more than familiar with their territory, they know the trails, what birds can be observed, where they are most likely to be observed, where the fruiting trees and flowers are located, as well as the English names of the birds. Almost all of our guides have been employed as nature guides and are familiar with the archeological sites in their region, and they know the plants and animals. They are family people, proud of their country of Mexico, their State of Chiapas, and their immediate area, and they want to share it with you. When you tour with us, you will be given the names and a short bio of the guides who will accompany you on your adventure.

02.

Travel and Costs

Travel

You will generally fly to the airport in Houston and then make connection to Villahermosa, where we will meet you. You will then depart from Tuxtla Gutierrez in Chiapas, returning to Mexico City and the connection to your home city.

Costs

The price for the recommended 10 day and 9 night tour is US$3,150 + $350 for a single supplement. The price is all-inclusive: includes room and board, guide fees, Park fees and transportation after arrival in Chiapas.

03.

Your Safety

One reads every day in our newspapers about violence in Mexico. While it is sad that it should occur at all in this beautiful country, the fact is that it is not happening in southern Mexico. There is actually less crime in Chiapas than in most US cities. Obviously when traveling in any foreign country, or any place unknown to us, we don’t wear fancy jewelry, nor do we flash $100 bills. There are places in San Antonio, Texas, where I wouldn’t frequent at night, nor in the daytime, for that matter. We are concerned for your safety, and would never put you in harm’s way. I have been traveling in Chiapas for 9 years now, and have never felt threatened.

If you check the U.S. Department of State website, you will see that there are no travel alerts for Chiapas.