Central Peru Birding for Less

Central Peru Birding for Less

  • 14 Days & 13 Nights - 20% Discount for Early Booking!
  • DAY 1: Arrive in Lima

Arrive in Lima and transfer to our hotel close to Lima airport.

  • DAY 2: Lomas de Lachay – Flight to Huanuco

Morning drive for about 2 hours to Lomas de Lachay Reserve located at north of Lima. This natural reserve provides several localized species. After Lomas de Lachay we will drive for an extra 20 minutes much further north of Lachay to reach Paraiso Lagoon near the Pacific Ocean for some shorebirds. After an Amazing morning birding, we will drive to Lima Airport for our flight to Huanuco. Dinner and night in hotel.

Possible Species: Coastal Miner, Grayish Miner, Thick-billed Miner, Least Seedsnipe, Tawny-throated Dotterel (migrant), Yellowish (Peruvian) Pipit, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Variable Hawk, American Kestrel, Eared Dove, Croaking Ground-Dove, Oasis, and Amazilia Hummingbirds, Vermilion Flycatcher, Blue-and-white Swallow, Hooded Siskin, Grassland Yellow-Finch, Peruvian Meadowlark, Raimondis Yellow-Finch, Burrowing Owl, Peruvian Thick-knee, Groove-billed Ani, Great Grebe, Many-colored Rush Tyrant, Gray, Belchers, Gray-hooded Gulls, Peruvian, Inca, Royal, Sandwich Terns,  and many others

  •  DAY 3: Full day birding Carpish-Paty Trail

Early drive (about 40 minutes) to get to the Carpish tunnel where we will start our birding day along the humid cloud forest for the rest of the day. Then we will back to our place. Dinner and night in a hotel

Possible Species: Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant (E), Inca Flycatcher (E), Peruvian Wren (E), White-rumped Hawk, Bay Antpitta, Trilling Tapaculo, Rufous-vented Tapaculo (E), Barred Fruiteater, Grass-green Tanager, Brown-flanked Tanager (E), Black-capped, Supercialired Hemispingus, Yellow-scarfed Tanager (E), Buff-breasted, Lacrimouse, Blue-winged Mountain-Tanagers, Saffron-crowned, Blue and Black, Beryl-spangled, Golden-collared Tanagers, Golden-headed Quetzal and many others

  •  DAY 4: Full-day birding Bosque Unchoq

Early drive to Cochabamba village which is the entrance to Unchoq. We will spend the rest of the day walking along the only trail in this protected area searching for the main target and unique species found along the Bosque as a mixture of chusquea bamboo and cloud forest. Then we will back late afternoon to Huanuco. Dinner and night in a Hotel

Possible Species: Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager (E), Bay-vented Cotinga (E), Pardusco, Brown-flanked Tanager (E), Black-crested Tit-Tyrant, Coppery Metaltail, Rufous-browed Hemispingus (E), Neblina Tapaculo (E), Line-fronted Canastero, White-banded Tyrannulet, Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrants, Large-footed Tapaculo, White-chinned Thistletail, Many-striped Canastero, Red-rumped Bush Tyrant, Blue-backed Conebill, Golden-collared Tanager, and many others

  • DAY 5: Morning birding and drive to Junin

Today we will choose which place we want to do our next birding morning Carpish or Bosque Unchoq according to our prior birding along with those birding spots. Then we will start our birding drive to Junin and if time permits we will do birding nearby for some extra species. Night and Dinner in Hotel

  • DAY 6: Search for Junin Grebe and Specialities

Morning birding around the Junin marsh and mountains searching for some species. Then we will do our boat trip for two hours searching for the Grebe. After all Junin specialties, we will start our drive to Villa Rica. Dinner and Night in Hotel

Possible Species: Ornate Tinamou, Common Miner, Black Siskin, Junin Rail, White-tufted Grebe, Puna Teals, Yellow-billed Pintail, Andean Duck. Puna Ibis, Andean Gull, Common Moorhen, Andean Coot, Andean Avocet, Wren-like Rushbird, Many-coloured Rush-Tyrant, Plumbeous Rail, Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant, Andean Negrito, Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch, Dark-winged Miner (E), Cordilleran and Junin Canasteros, Andean Flicker, Black-breasted Hillstart(E) and many others

  • DAY 7: Birding Bosque Shollet/Ulcumano Lodge

We will do some extra morning along the bosque shollet and then we will head to Oxapampa where is located our next birding place. We will try to do some owling before dinner. Night in Ulcumayo Lodge.

Possible Species:  Bluish Flowerpiercer, Masked Fruiteater, Crimson-bellied Woodpecker, White Hawk, Black-and-chestnut Eagle, Black-winged Parrot, Powerful Woodpecker, Andean Motmot, Golden-headed Quetzal, Sickle-winged Guan, Blackish Antbird, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, Cloud-forest Screech Owl, Swallow-tailed Nightjar, Rufous-banded and Black-banded Owls.

  • DAY 8: Full-day Birding at Ulcumano Lodge

 Today we will spend some hours on the canopy tower and then continue birding long trails for the rest of the day. We will try for some owls before or after dinner.

  • DAY 9: Birding and drive to Satipo

Today we will do some birding for the first hours in the morning and then we will start our birding drive up to the Satipo. Night in hotel

  • DAY 10: Birding drive to Apalla

Early start birding along the cloud forest at the upper Satipo road having several mixed flocks and several other species along the road. We will arrive late afternoon at our lodge. Night in Colibri Cloud Forest Lodge

Possible Species:  Grey-hooded Bush Tanager, Grass-green Tanager, Rufous-crested Tanager, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Flame-faced Tanager, Beryl-spangled Tanager,  Blue-and-black Tanager,  White-browed hemispingus , Superciliaried hemispingus, Oleaginous hemispingus, Black-eared hemispingus, Drab Hemispinguses, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager, Blue-winged Mountain Tanager, Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Streaked Tuftedcheeks , Montane Woodcreeper, Pearled Treerunner,  Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Collared Inca, Amethyst-throated Sunangel, Emerald-bellied Puffleg, Long-tailed Sylph, Andean Guan, Scaly-naped Parrot, Golden-headed Quetzal, Masked Trogon, Black-throated Toucanet, Grey-breasted Mountain Toucan, Bar-bellied woodpecker, Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Powerful Woodpecker, Azaras and Rufous Spinetails, Rusty-winged Barbtail, Striped Treehunter, Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner, Uniform and Variable Antshrikes, Long-tailed Antbird, Rusty-breasted Antpitta, Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Streak-necked, Flavescent, Cinnamon, Dusky-capped and Golden-crowned Flycatchers, Rufous-headed Pygmy Tyrant, White-tailed and Sulphur-bellied Tyrannulets, Smoke-colored Pewee, Maroon-chested Chat-Tyrant, Smoky Bush Tyrant, Barred Becard, Grey-breasted Wood-Wren, the gorgeous White-eared Solitaire, Mountain Wren, the melodious Chestnut-breasted Wren, Glossy-black Thrush, White-collared Jay, Brown-capped Vireo, Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Tropical Parula, Citrine and Russet-crowned Warblers, Capped Conebill, Plush-capped Finch, Tricolored, Slaty and Stripe-headed Brush-Finches, Yellow-billed Cacique and Dusky-green Oropendola.

  • DAY 11: Full day birding

Early birding up to Andamarca is found along the Mantaro Valley for the whole day. We usually back to our lodge late afternoon. Night in Colibri Cloud Forest Lodge

Possible Species:  Black-goggled Tanager, Creamy-crested Spinetail, Red-crested Cotinga, Sierran Elaenia, Tufted Tit-Tyrant, White-winged Black Tyrant, Pale-legged Warbler, Black-throated Flowerpiercer, Golden-billed Saltator, Inca Wren, Mantaro Wren, Mantaro Thornbird, Fire-throated Metaltail, Eye-ringed Thistletail, Milpo Tapaculo, Striated Earthcreeper, Marcapata Spinetail and many more

DAY 12: Birding & Drive to La Merced

Morning birding along  Satipo Road on our way back to La Merced. There we will stay at a nice birding spot for some endemic species. Dinner and Night in Hacienda Almorique. 

Possible Species: Creamy-bellied Antwren (E), Rufescent Screech Owl, and several other species.

  • DAY 13: Birding drive up to Ticlio Bogs   

We will have some birding along the road leaving the cloud forest on our way to the Andes to be in time for our first chance at Milloq bogs for our target species. We will arrive late afternoon at the hotel in San Mateo or La Oroya

Possible Species: White-bellied Cinclodes, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Puna Snipe, Grey-breasted Seedsnipe, Andean Goose, Crested Duck, and many others.

  • DAY 14: Birding Santa Eulalia to Lima

Early start drive to Milloq bogs for more species. Then we will keep driving on our way down to Santa Eulalia for more endemic species. We usually arrive in Lima late afternoon. We can leave you at the airport for your flight connections or if you have a plan to stay in Lima we can organize a hotel for you.

Possible Species:  Dark-winged Miner, Olivaceous Thornbill, White-bellied Cinclodes, Junin Canastero, Black-breasted Hillstar, Mountain Caracara, Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe, Andean Flicker, Slender-billed Miner, Plain-breasted Earthcreeper, Bar-winged Cinclodes, Streak-throated Canastero, Puna, Cinereous, White-fronted and Ochre-naped Ground Tyrants, Black Siskin, Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, White-winged Diuca-Finch, Plain-colored Seedeater, Bright-rumped Yellow Finch, Rufous-breasted Warbling-finch,  Mourning Sierra Finch, Giant Hummingbirds, Bronze-tailed Comet, Black-necked Woodpecker, Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail, Canyon Canastero, Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch, Bare-faced and Black-winged Ground-Doves, White-collared and Andean Swifts, Peruvian Sheartail, Streaked Tit-Spinetail, Pied-crested and Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrants, White-browed Chat-Tyrant, Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant, Spot-billed Ground Tyrant, White-capped Dipper, Peruvian Sierra-Finch, Collared Warbling-Finch, Band-tailed Seedeater, Greenish Yellow Finch, Andean Condor.

TOUR TIME

14 DAYS & 13 NIGHTS

GROUP SIZE

From 2 to 6 People + Guide

TOUR DATES

Tour Calendar and Custom Dates at ANY TIME

PRICE PER PERSON

USD 3,500 per person

SINGLE ROOM

USD 500.00

ESTIMATE # SPECIES

350 - 400

ACCOMMODATION

Comfortable places with private services

EASY OF BIRDING

Easy to moderate with some challenging species

PHOTOGRAPHIC CHANCE

Excellent

INCLUDE

Hotel, lodges, meals, soft drinks, entrance fee, private transport, birding guide

NOT INCLUDE

International Flights, any alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, extra activities, tips