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BIRDWATCHING TOUR PERU 12 DAYS

BIRDWATCHING TOUR PERU 12 DAYS

$3305 per person

This 12-day journey includes the best places with stunning landscapes in the region of Amazonas and Cuzco to strategically observe endemic species of birds. You will see the Pale-billed Antpitta, Long-whiskered Owlet, the Marvelous Spatuletail Hummingbird, a variety of tanagers, mammals like the Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey, insects, a variety of butterflies, beautiful orchids, and much more.

Customizable Tour

Daily Departures

Private Transfers

24/7 Support

Small Groups

Glowing Reviews

12 days
8+ Age
  • Highlights
    Lima, Tarapoto, Amazonas, Cuzco, Sacred Valley
  • Duration
    12 days
  • Start Point
    Lima
  • Finish Point
    Lima
  • Trip Style
    Adventure, Photography, Wildlife
  • Included
    All Breakfasts
    Hotel nights as per the itinerary
    Travel Insurance
    24/7 Support
    Entrance fees
    Accredited Tour Guides
    Tours and Transfers
  • Not Included
    Domestic airfare
    Tips
    Meals not mentioned
    International airfare

PRICE PER PERSON

 

US$3305
1
Day 1: LIMA

Welcome to the capital city of Peru. A private transfer will take you from the airport to your hotel.

No meals included.

2
Day 2: LIMA - TARAPOTO - AMAZONAS

Arrive in Tarapoto and take a private transfer to Huembo Lodge.

Today, you will take the Birding Tour. Enjoy long walks along trails accompanied by an expert naturalist guide from northern Peru.

You will see the Pale-billed Antpitta, Long-whiskered Owlet, the Marvelous Spatuletail Hummingbird, a variety of tanagers, mammals like the Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey, insects, a variety of butterflies, beautiful orchids, and much more!

Meals: Breakfast & Box lunch.

3
Day 3: AMAZONAS

On this morning, we will take advantage of the feeders to observe the Marvelous Spatuletail.

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to view over 15 different species of hummingbirds which frequently visit the feeders.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

4
Day 4: AMAZONAS

On our way to Owlet Lodge, look for birds endemic to this zone, including various species like tanagers and hummingbirds. We will be on the lookout for the Long-whiskered Owlet.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

5
Day 5: AMAZONAS

After breakfast, we will explore the Owlet Lodge facilities and four of the trails: Tino Trail, Grallaria Trail, Monkey Trail and Owlet Trail. These offer a wide variety of distances to hike and species to observe, so we can choose depending on how we are feeling physically, then enjoy the rest of the day at the observation tower.

In the afternoon, view hummingbirds from the lodge itself.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

6
Day 6: AMAZONAS - TARAPOTO - CUZCO

After breakfast, we will head towards Tarapoto airport. On our way, we will see birds around the area and make a stop to have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

Welcome to Cuzco! The capital of the Incan empire. A private transfer will take you to your selected hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Box lunch.

7
Day 7: CUZCO - SACRED VALLEY

Today, you will travel to the western side of the Abra Malaga. You will see White tufted Sunbeam, Creamy Crested Spinetail, Swallow-tailed Hummingbird and Ornate Tinamou.

You will continue to the top of the Mountain and visit the Polylepis forest, area where we will have the chance to see Striped headed Antpitta, White browed Tit-Spinetail, Tawny Tit-Spinetail, Line fronted and Junin Canastero, Royal Cinclodes, Ash breasted Tit-Tyrant, Giant Conebill, Thick billed Siskin, Puna Tapaculo, White winged Diuca Finch. 

Meals: Breakfast.

8
Day 8: SACRED VALLEY - CUZCO

Early morning you will travel to the eastern side of the Abra Malaga pass. We will look for Gray breasted Seedsnipe and Black faced Ibis, next stop is around Canchayoj looking for Puna Thistletail, Parodis Hemispingus, Tit-like Dacnis, Violet throated Starfrontlet, Cusco Brush Finch.

Then, continue the road down to Carrizales, where we will have the chance to look for Inca Wren, Golden collared Tanager, Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant, Marcapata Spinetail.

Meals: Breakfast.

9
Day 9: CUZCO - HUACARPAY LAKE - CUZCO

Visit Huacarpay Lake. We will look for the 2 endemic birds that inhabit around this lake the Rusty Fronted Canastero and the Bearded Mountaineer also we have the chance to see Streak fronted Thornbird, wetland birds like Plumbeous Rail, yellow billed Pintail, Ruddy Duck, White tufted Grebe, many colored Rush Tyrant and many of the 70 species of birds that uses this area including some migratory birds.

After the tour, we return to Cusco and have the free afternoon to enjoy the city.

Meals: Breakfast.

10
Day 10: CUZCO - LIMA

Arrival in Lima and private transfer to your selected hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

11
Day 11: LIMA - LACHAY

On this day, you will visit The Lomas de Lachay National Reserve. You can find 74 species of plants have been registered in the Lomas of Lachay, 25 of them are endangered. We also find more than 60 species of birds, among which are: Geranoaetus melanoleucus, Pyrocephalus rubinus, Falco sparverius, Buteo polyosoma, Asthenes cactorum, Oreopholus ruficollis; and endemic species of the area like Nothoprocta pentlandii and Geositta crassirostris. We will also spot hummingbirds, owlets, parakeets, turtledoves and other birds.

Meals: Breakfast & Box lunch.

12
Day 12: LIMA

Time to say goodbye! A private transfer will take you to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast.