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 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, Saddleback 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 2019
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$1016 per person for 2 people (accommodation and dinner in Lima)
US$811 per person for 2 people (without accommodation and dinner in Lima)
US$929 per person for 4 people (2 vehicles, hotel and dinner in Lima)
US$762 per person for 4 people (2 vehicles, without hotel and dinner in Lima)
Single supplement: US$180
All meals and bottled water
Any activity not included in the itinerary
Personal expenses (phone calls, internet access, drinks, etc.)
Duration: 1 day
Details: We offer 1-day Peru birding tours out of Lima. Please contact us for availability and details.
Price: To be determined
Details: Birding Ecotours has been operating tours in Northern Peru for almost a decade and has been pioneering in developing a tour like this. Our main objective during this trip will be to track down and sho
Details: Please contact us for details.
Duration: 4 days
Limit (Group Size): 1 - 6
Date Start: July 16, 2019
Date End: July 19, 2019
Price: 4-6 participants US$1395 per person sharing, 3 participants US$1587 per person sharing, 2 participants US$1770 per person sharing, 1 participant US$2590
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
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
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
Dear Chris, Thank you for your interest in the outcome of our tour. It is not possible to answer you in one note, so I will try to do so in a few ‘to the point’ remarks. Yes, the trip met all our expectations, and more! We saw and experienced the Cerrado, the Amazon forest, even better than previously at Tambopata, and the Pantanal with its amazing variety and volume of wildlife. For me the sight of a Hyacinth Macaw, which drew me to the Pantanal, already made it worthwhile. Then, of course, come the excellent sightings of the Jaguars and the Otters and then all the birds for which Eduardo made special efforts to find for his goals. In the Cerrado we stayed in an excellent farm-lodge where we were lucky to experience the sighting of the Maned Wolf and the Burrowing Owl (which was on Elzine’s bucket list), apart from a number of colourful specials like the Motmot and Jacamar. In the Amazon we were also very lucky to find another of Elzine’s target species, the Anaconda, and also another member of South America’s big five, the Tapir. We had an excellent session of forest birding on one of the towers where we could really appreciate the advantages of our private tour which, we think, was good value for the additional cost. Together with the Cristalino guide we had the tower for ourselves, and with an excellent guide like Eduardo also with us, we experienced a feast of good sightings. On EDUARDO: It was a pleasure to travel with him again and having him as a guide who showed his expertise even in the presence of other local guides. It is good to hear that he also enjoyed our company. In summary, we came back as very satisfied customers of Birding Ecotours and wish to thank you and Lynn for the opportunity to experience the Heart of Brazil. Regards Jacques and Elzine Smuts