Birding Tour Peru: The Endemic-rich North and Cordillera Blanca 2018
This expansive ‘Birding Tour Peru’ expedition of the magnificent north of Peru will lead us through all of the most rewarding birding hotspots of this astounding area brimming with avian riches. A major highlight will be the long-whiskered Owlet Lodge in the Abra Patricia Mountains, where we will hopefully encounter one of the most enigmatic birds of Peru, the Long-whiskered Owlet, endemic to northern Peru and only described to science somewhat over 30 years ago. A bird list of over 500 species is easily attained.
We also offer a 2-day optional pre-tour extension to the Santa Eulalia Road.
This ‘Birding Tour Peru’ adventure can be combined with our South Peru: Birding the Inca Empire, Mountains and Lowland Rainforests 2018 tour (1 – 16 July 2018) for a Peruvian mega tour.
Duration: 26 days
Limit (Group Size): 3 - 8
Date Start: June 05, 2018
Date End: June 30, 2018
Tour Start: Lima
Tour End: Lima
Accommodation level: From comfortable to basic with en suite bathrooms
One night very basic accommodation with shared bathroom
Meals: All meals included except for dinner in Lima on the first and last nights. Breakfast and lunch picnic style in the field and dinner in restaurants (menu and plates a la carte)
Wildlife watching: Low possibilities for South American sea lion, marine otter, Sechura fox, Guayaquil squirrel, southern tamandua, white-tailed deer, pampas cat, common opossum, tayra, black-capped capuchin, saddle-back tamarin, yellow-tailed woolly monkey, Andean night monkey, pacarana, Allen’s olingo, Neotropical otter, northern mountain viscacha, false monitor, blue-headed whiptail lizard, Tumbesian fer-de-lance, green iguana, and common house gecko.
Altitude: We will reach 15 000 feet (4 500 meters) elevation during this tour (Cordillera Blanca National Park).
Level of difficulty: Birding along roads and along forest trails. We will visit some steep terrain, and the tour includes two steep walks.
Santa Eulalia pre-tour:
Duration: 2 Days
Group size: 2 – 4
Date: 3 – 4 June 2018
Price: US$7259 assuming 6 – 8 participants, US$8229 assuming 3 – 5 participants
Single Supplement: US$1220
All accommodation (hotels and lodges)
Domestic flight with airport taxes
Private vehicle during the whole trip
Private tour leader
Admission fees (except where indicated)
All meals (except where indicated)
Bottles of water (except where indicated)
All transfers to the airport
International flight ticket and airport taxes
Personal items (laundry, phone calls, internet access, spa services, souvenirs, etc)
Dinner the first night in Lima
Admission fees for archeological sites
Drinks other than water
Tipping: While no tips are expected, some tour participants tip the tour leader $10 per day, drivers $5 per day, and cleaning staff at hotels and lodges. Some people don’t tip at all, or tip less, or more, than the amounts stated above. Tips are not expected, but the guides, drivers and staff do appreciate them, and if good service is rendered by them you might consider tips.
Any activity or tour on the last day in Lima. Any activities or tours on the first day in Lima in case you arrive during the day.
Santa Eulalia pre-tour:
Price: US$932 per person for 2 people (accommodation and dinner in Lima)
US$744 per person for 2 people (without accommodation and dinner in Lima)
US$852 per person for 4 people (2 vehicles, hotel and dinner in Lima)
US$699 per person for 4 people (2 vehicles, without hotel and dinner in Lima)
Single supplement: US$133
All meals and bottled water
Any activity not included in the itinerary
Personal expenses (phone calls, internet access, drinks, etc.)
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Duration: 1 day
Details: We offer 1-day Peru birding tours out of Lima. Please contact us for availability and details.
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Birding Tour Peru: The Lima Area – Extension to South Peru 2018
Duration: 4 days
Limit (Group Size): 1 - 6
Date Start: July 16, 2018
Date End: July 19, 2018
Price: 4-6 participants US$1280 per person sharing, 3 participants US$1456 per person sharing, 2 participants US$1624 per person sharing, 1 participant US$2376
Details: During this short ‘Birding Tour Peru’ excursion we will be birding Pacusana, the Santa Eulalia Road,and the Lomas de Lachay national reserve, searching, among others, for the legendary Dia
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Senior Tour Leader and South American Office Manager Since 2004 Eduardo Ormaeche has not stopped working for Birding Ecotours. He started guiding tours in his native country of Peru and from there spr ...See guide details
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On a tour to Northern Peru: “Our trip was fantastic and we have nothing but praise for Eduardo, Raul (our driver) and the superb vehicle used (very suitable for our needs), accommodation, the pace of the trip and your excellent organisation. We have done a lot of world birding over the years by ourselves and with tour companies and I would put this trip as one of the best-organised and led! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The chaps were excellent company too.”