Laguna del Tigre National Park, Guatemala.

Laguna del Tigre National Park, Guatemala.

Estación Biológica las Guacamayas

In 2013 Indigo Expeditions, then known as Project Chicchan, established its flagship Project in the region of Petén at La Estación Biológica las Guacamayas, or Las Guacamayas for short. It is located in the heart of the Maya Biosphere Reserve.

For over 10 years, the station has monitored the local populations of scarlet macaw (Ara macao), Morelet’s crocodile (Crocodylus moreleti), Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawi), tapir (Tapirus bairdi) and jaguar (Panthera onca).

Las Guacamayas has been working to protect the biodiversity of the Laguna del Tigre National Park since 1996 and is collaborating with Indigo Expeditions to expand its wildlife surveying and inventory. Research assistants survey the remote rainforest surrounding Las Guacamayas.

The findings from the conservation expeditions at Las Guacamayas contribute future land management of the largest national park in Guatemala, the Laguna del Tigre.

I was lucky enough to spend four weeks with Indigo Expeditions in the Las Guacamayas research station. The area, wildlife and atmosphere of the expedition did not disappoint. The expedition is run in a very unique way to previous experiences I have had, with a research objective in mind, yet an unrivalled respect for both fauna and flora of the area.

It was refreshing to be surrounded with such amazing wildlife, with company that shares the same level of passion for everything encountered. Indigo Expeditions offers a chance to explore a relatively undisturbed area of natural Guatemalan humid forest, whilst maintaining a relaxed yet professional experience.

I would highly recommend the expeditions and hope to get back out there soon myself!

Max Jones

Researcher Assistant

The First Expedition!

During your time with us, we hope you will develop a deeper appreciation of the amazing creatures that we share this planet with.

We have established our flagship project at Estación Biológica las Guacamayas. The facilities here are out of this world, making it the most comfortable biological station we have had the pleasure of working at.

Overlooking the San Pedro River, it is the perfect place to unwind and relax after a survey. Whether it is catching up with the team in the social area, or chilling out in the pool while watching crocs in the river.

Thank you for expressing an interest to explore with us!

Rowland Griffin

Co-founder, Indigo Expeditions

Estación Biológica las Guacamayas

What a trip! I’ve been on many similar trips, all over the world and I have to say, this one was one of the best!!

Great location, amazing species (and lots of them!) a fantastic team and top class facilities!

I’m really looking forward to getting more involved in this Project and with Rowland’s skills and enthusiasm, it can only succeed.

James Hennessy

Owner, National Reptile Zoo

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