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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.


Travel and Costs


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.


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.

Cancellation Policy

Your purchase does not automatically guarantee a reservation. Your reservation will be confirmed via email within one or two business days. If your purchase cannot be confirmed for any reason, we will fully refund your purchase without any additional charges. CBA will cancel if we do not have a minimum of 2 participants within 30 days prior to the departure date.

Any additional refunds based on extenuating circumstances will depend on the individual tour operator.

What Cannot be Refunded: All hotel and tour schedules are arranged ahead of time. Any person failing to appear on the day of departure will not be refunded.

No refund will be given for any portions of the tour unused by the traveler after tour departure regardless of circumstances.


6 Days prior to departure:Non-refundable

7-15 Days Prior to Departure Date: 50% of purchase paid

16-24 Days Prior to Departure Date: 75% of purchase paid

25 or more Days Prior to Departure Date: 100% of purchase paid can be refunded.

Cancellation fees are calculated on the date we receive the notice from you. The notification date and departure date are not counted.



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.