Our experience begins with a private transfer to the private forest reserve, just 15-minutes from downtown Antigua. We enter the reserve via a well-maintained nature trail that takes us up through a narrow humid broadleaf forested valley, climbing a series of steep stairways secured with handrails. Hummingbird feeders located along the bottom section of the trail attract species such as the Violet Sabrewing and the Rufous Sabrewing, which is endemic to the Pacific slopes of Guatemala. Other notable species include the Emerald
Toucanet, Bar-Winged Oriole, and the colorful Magnificent Hummingbird.
At end of the hike, guests emerge to find Guatemala’s “Eco-Glamp Camp”. Following a welcome drink and appetizers, you’ll settle into comfortable chairs to enjoy the sunset.
Departure: midday on Day 1
Return: To Antigua Guatemala late morning ( ~11:00am)
Casa Philipps in Antigua Guatemala
The nature trail rises 1300ft from the valley floor, and its 2 mi distance, takes on average 2 hours to complete.
Spacious 10ft x 14ft waterproof canvas tents with queen mattresses & goose down comforters. ‘Trek Truck’ that features a hot water shower, toilet, and sink.
Mid-day departure from Antigua, 15-minute transfer to the private forest. 2 mi / 3.2 km nature trail hike (optional). Arrival to safari-style camp, welcome drinks & appetizers. Dinner & campfire.
Coffee and breakfast. Pine forest/cloud forest nature hike (optional). Late morning return to Antigua Guatemala.