the first blush of morning, amid dappled shadows and misty morning
light, we leave the warmth of our bungalows to pay fitting tribute
to the beginning of a new day.
Dewdrops glint like diamonds, shimmering, dancing across the tree trunks as the first light of dawn filters through the forest canopy overhead.
Close your eyes for just a moment, as you slowly breathe in the refreshing morning air.
After a cup of steaming coffee we begin a short session of stretching and relaxation exercises designed to aid us in our exploration of the grounds surrounding the lodge. Enjoy the rich green canopy of branches and leaves, casting their shadow over lush verdant foliage and misty dew-filled nature trails. Watch as a brilliant Blue Morpho Butterfly delicately flutters over its favorite flower, or listen to the sounds of the trees whispering in the morning breeze. Our naturalist guide will lead you from the Pacuare Lodge along a series of sites from which you can observe buzzing hummingbirds, dancing butterflies and exquisite tropical flowers. The guide will point out delicate bromeliads, like the lovely sexy lady, and answer questions about the wide variety of native ferns, lichens and orchids. See Mother Nature at her best as you spot the many birds and other wildlife that are indigenous to the area. Look and listen carefully for the Montezuma Oropendula, which nests far above in the towering trees. The area around the lodge is home to an extraordinary number of exotic bird species that include the Sun Bittern, Red-throated Ant-Tanager, Black-cheeked Woodpecker and a variety of colorful toucans. Our guide carries a telescope and will gladly identify the different species that come our way. Binoculars are also available. The tour lasts about an hour and a half, after which we will return to the lodge for a hot delicious breakfast.
|Birdwatching Experience: $30 per person
Birdwatching + “The Nest” (Breakfast): $75 per person