Scarlet Macaws at Red Bank

The Scarlet Macaw is one of the most magnificent -- and threatened -- birds in the parrot family. Just one hour south of Hamanasi is the Mayan village of Red Bank where in February and March it is the winter home for nearly 100 Scarlet Macaws. During these months Hamanasi guests have the opportunity to observe and enjoy these wonderfully colored birds in the wild - definitely one for a birder's life list!
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The tour starts with a hike into the rainforest and up the foothills of the Maya Mountains. The trail can be steep and muddy, so it’s not for the faint of heart.  However, the reward of seeing these endangered birds in their natural habitat is worth the effort.  After the hike, you may decide to take a quick dip in the river or just quietly relax on the banks to observe the surrounding nature. A bonus to this trip is the other birds that often are spotted during a Red Bank visit, including wood creepers, toucans, other parrots, White Hawks, Laughing Falcons and more.  Of course, finding Scarlet Macaws is our main objective.  If you are not visiting during the right season, you can still enjoy our year round Tropical Birding Tour.

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  • Price Price: US $90
    per person
  • Intensity Intensity:
  • people Minimum: 1
  • Depart Depart: 5:00 am
  • Return Return: 12:00 pm


  • Breakfast

  • Cookies

  • Coffee

  • Juice

  • Water

  • Binoculars

What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Camera

  • Sturdy Shoes or Boots

  • Insect Repellent

  • Binoculars

  • Field guide

Other Information:

This adventure can be included in any of our packages. If you do not purchase a package, this tour may be booked a la carte for the listed price. Note: NO flipflop/thong type shoes. This trip includes hiking over uneven and sometime slippery terrain.

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[More general information about our tours]

Everyday, Hamanasi offers a barrier reef excursion and an inland excursion based on a preset schedule. These scheduled tours are included in package rates. Tours beyond the daily scheduled tours are not included in package rates but can be booked at the listed cost. All tours are accompanied by a licensed Belizean tour guide and include any permits needed. A PADI professional accompanies all dive trips. More information about our tours is available on our rates and policies pages.

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