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Birding Tour Peru: Central Peru 2017



This tour is designed to search for endemics and localized birds of the Central Peruvian Andes. Exploring the highlands of Lima and Andean heights of up to 5000 feet as well as dry riverbeds, cloudforests, and the tropical foothills of Tingo Maria National Park, we will enjoy 2½ weeks in a fascinating, diverse, and boundlessly species-rich region of beautiful Peru.

An extension to this tour to find the Junin Grebe is possible by request.

Duration: 18 days

Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8

Date Start: September 27, 2017

Date End: October 14, 2017

Tour Start: Lima

Tour End: Lima

Tour Information

This tour is designed to search for endemics and localized birds of the Central Peruvian Andes.

We will visit high elevations during this tour, including 15.000 feet (4 600 meters) above sea level.

A few moderately difficult hikes in steep cloudforest terrain at 9 100 feet are involved in the tour, but a lot of birding is next to the roads.

No domestic flights are required, but there are two days with long drives.

Camping includes two nights at Apaya, and two nights at Bosque Unchog at 11 800 feet (3600 meters) with facilities.

The camping equipment includes: Private tent (single supplement and twin), personal mattress, sleeping bag, and pillow.

The accommodations vary from comfortable good hotels in Lima, Concepción, Huánuco, and Tingo María to basic with en suite bathrooms at Santa Eulalia and Villa Rica. Shared bathroom in the Apaya camp ground..

Possible endemic birds:

Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes, Coastal Miner, Thick-billed Miner, Raimondi Yellow Finch, Great Inca Finch, Black-necked Woodpecker, Rusty-bellied Brush Finch, Bronze-tailed Comet, Rufous-breasted Warbling Finch, Canyon Canastero (near endemic), Junin Canastero, White-bellied Cinclodes, Black-breasted Hillstar, Dark-winged Miner, “Milpo Tapaculo”, Eye-ringed Thistletail, Fire-throated Metaltail, Chestnut Antpitta, Creamy-bellied Antwren, Cloudforest Screech Owl (near endemic), Peruvian Wren, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Masked Fruiteater, Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant, Brown-flanked Tanager, Bay Antpitta, Chestnut Antpitta, Tschudi’s Tapaculo, Coppery Metaltail, Golden-backed Mountain Tanager, Pardusco, Rufous-browed Hemispingus, Bay-vented Cotinga, Striated Earthcreeper, Baron’s Spinetail, Neblina Tapaculo, and Huallaga (Black-bellied) Tanager.

Extension for the Junin Grebe by request only


Price: US$5605 per person sharing, assuming 4-8 participants, US$8492 per person sharing for a private tour with just 2 participants

Single Supplement: US$403

Price includes:
All accommodation (hotel and lodges). We use the best accommodations available.
Private transport
Private tour leader
All meals (except where indicated)
Camping equipment
Bottled water
Admission fees
Porters
Price excludes:
Dinner on the first night in Lima

International airfares
Personal expenses such as internet access, phone calls, personal laundry, etc.

Beverages and alcoholic drinks
Gratuities
Any activity which is not described above (city tours, museums fees, extra activities, extra drives not described in the itinerary, etc.)
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What our clients say

Recommendation for Eduardo/Raul/Peru staff Birding Peru for the first time in July 2012 with Eduardo, a professional and very knowledgeable local Peru guide, ensured a smooth, safe and hassle-free trip filled with south Peruvian endemics such as Junin Canastero, White-bellied Cinclodes, Great Inca-Finch and Inca Wren. Eduardo, with the assistance of Raul, were quick to spot birds and ensured that all in the group got onto the birds as fast as possible. While birding, Eduardo also enlightened and amused us with his vast knowledge of birds and other fauna of the area. At the end of each day Eduardo assisted the group to complete a list of birds seen and heard for the day. A briefing each evening prepared participants on what to expect the next day. The accommodation was clean and safe, even in off-the-beaten-track areas. I can highly recommend the Birding Ecotours bird guide in Peru.

Lisl van Deventer, Pretoria, South Africa



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