Any birding tour to Guatemala should include Tikal and the Petén lowlands, not just for the stunning birds but also for the stunning atmosphere.
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Laying within Tikal National Park are the remnants of one of the largest and greatest central American civilizations, the Mayas. Here their temples heave towards the sky and penetrate above the forest that now encapsulates them, which makes for a mysterious birding setting where parrots, toucans and oropendolas chatter amongst towering temples and an ancient buildings.