Peru North & South 25 days

Peru Birding Web
  • DAY 1: Arrive to Lima

We will pick you up from lima airpot and transfer to our hotelwith a signed with of Peru Birding Tours. But remind us about your arrival time. Night in Hotel near the aiport.

  • DAY 2: Flight to Chiclayo - Peruvian Plantcutter

Morning flight to Chiclayo. There we will meet our driver for this part of the trip. We will start with one of the target specie the Peruvian Plantcutter. We will need to drive south of chiclayo for 30 minutes to geta a more easy and available area to find this particular specie and may others for sure. Then we will back to chiclayo for our lunch into our favority restaurant for northern Peru cusine. After our deliciuos lunch we will head to our lodge for accommodations. After some break we will go to Pomac Reserve for more species ending with some owling. Dinner and night in our Lodge.

Birds: Peruvian Plantcutter, Amazilia Hummingbird, Superciliated Wren, Tropical Gnatcatcher, Collared Warbling-Finch, Fasciated Wren, Streak-Headed woodcreper, Tumbes Swallow, Bairds Flycatcher, Streaked Saltator,  Green and white Tyrannulet, Tumbes Tyrant, Common Tody-Flycatcher, Necklaced Spinetail, Collared Antshrike, Scarlet-backed Woodpecker and many others

  • DAY 3: Drive to Olmos - White-winged Guan

After breakfast we will start our birding drive to Olmos area with some selected stops for some species found along the road. After Olmos town we will keep driving on our way to Qebrada limon where we will spend the rest of the day birding along the Valley. After our birding day alon the tumbessian region we will head to Olmos. Dinner and Night in Hotel

Birds: White-winged Guan, Henna Foliage-gleaner, Tumbes Sparrow, White-headed Brush-finch, Ecuatorian Piculet, Sooty-crowned Flycatcher, Black-and-White Becard, Plumbeous-backed Thrush, White-tailed Jay, Three-banded Warbler, Black-capped Sparrow, , Peruvian Meadowlark, Sulphur-throated Finch, Parrot-billed Seedeater, Cinereous Finch,  Striped Cucko, Snowy-throted Kingbird, Bran-colored Flyctacher, Mouse-colored Tyrannulet, White-crested Elaenia, , Golden-olive Woodpecker, Short-tailed Woodstar, Purple-collared Woodstar, Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Red-masked Parakeet, Paciļ¬c Parrotlet, Croaking Ground-Dove, Crested Caracara, Savanna Hawk, Eegant Crescentchest, Gray-breasted Flycatcher, Gray and White Tyrannulet, Pacific Elaenia among others.

  • DAY 4: Birding Abra Porculla - Jaen

Early birding drive up the mountain of Abra Porculla area with some selected stops for some of our target species. After Porculla we will keep driving with some birding on our way to Jaen Town. Dinner and night in Hotel.

Target Species: Piura Chat-tyrant, Chapmans Antsrike, Ecuatorian Trogon, Guayaquil Woodpecker, Ecuadorian Piculet, White-headed Brush-Finch, Grey-browed Brush-finch, Bay-crowned Brush-finch, Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner, Line-cheeked Spinetail, Gray-chinned Hermit, Black-cowled Saltator, Elegant Crescentchest, Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Three-banded Warbler, Spot-throated Hummingbird, Smoky-brown Woodpecker, Tawny-crowned Pygmy-tyrant, Speakled-breasted Wren, White-edged Oriole, Silvery Tanager, Fawm-breasted Tanager, Blue Seedeater, Black-crested Warbler, Pacific Elaenia, Black-capped Sparrow, Yellow-tailed Oriole, Black-crested Tit-tyrant, Rufous-chested Tanager, Rufous-winged Tyrannulet, Chivi Vireo, Golden Grosbeak, Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant, Gray-breasted Flycatcher and many others.

  •  DAY 5: Jaen Forest, Huembo Center

Morning birding along Jaen birding spots for our main target species. We are planning to arrive Huembo center for the afternoon to enjoin the hummingbird feeders specially for Marvelous Spatuletail. And fpr the end of the day some birding near pomacochas lake forest. Dinner and Night in Pomacochas Hotel. 

Target Species: Northern Slaty Antshrike, Rufous-fronted Thornbird, Sooty-crowned Flycatcher, Marañon Crescentchest, Little Inca-Finch, Red-crested Finch, Tataupa Tinamou, Ecuadorian Groun-dove, Blue Ground-dove, Yellow-throated Toucan, Green-Backed Becard, Black and white Becard, Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Purple-throated Euphonia, Drab Seedeater, Dull-colored Grassquit, Peruvian Pigeon, Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Comb Duck, Pale-legged Hornero, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Buff-bellied Tanager, Plain-breasted Ground-dove, Andean Emerald, Marvelous Spatuletail, Purple-throated Sunangel, Andean Emeral, Litlle Woodstart, White-bellied hummingbird, Rainbow Startfronlet, Bronzy Inca, Sickle-winged Guan, Andean Guan, Speckled-chested Piculet, Rufous-capped Antshrike, and many others. 

  • DAY 6: San Lorenzo Trail - Owlet Lodge

Today we will try to reach San Lorenzo ridge forest for some endemic and restricted species found at this area. The trail is not very easy but as soon as you find several of the species will be worth it. We will try to spend all morning and part of the afternoon if we need o find some missing species. Then we will back and drive to Abra Patricia mountains for mixed flocks ending at Fundo Alto nieva for our first try of the mytical Long-Whiskered Owlet. Dinner and Night in Owlet Lodge

Target Species: Russet-mantled Softtail, Northern Rufous-capped Antshrike, Peruvian Wren, Emerald Toucanet, Band-tailed Fruiteater, Barred Fruiteater, Black-throated Tody-tyrant, Spectacled Redstart, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Blue-and-black Tanager, Cinnamon Flycatcher, Mountain Velvetbreast, Variable Antshrike, Red-crested Cotinga, Trilling Tapaculo, Blackish Tapaculo, Plain-tailed Wren, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Rufous Spinetail, Pale-Billed Antpitta, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Golden-plumed Parakeet and many others

  • DAY 7: Full Day Birding

Today we will start with the canopy tower and then some of the trails and if time permits part of the road. After Lunch we will drive donw to afluentes and  keep birding along the road, We try to be in time for the antpittas feeding at fundo alto nieva ending the day with some owling. Dinner and Night in Owlet Lodge

  • DAY 8: Birding drive to Moyobamba

Early Birding for some missing species and then we will drive down to Aguas verdes for Tinamous and Hummingbird feeders at Arena Blanca Reserve. Then we will head to moyobamba and visit the hummingbird place for extra species. If we still have energy we will do some owling. Dinner and Night in Waqanki Lodge or Hotel

  • DAY 9: Birding drive to Tarapoto

Morning birding Morro de Calzada reserve and other birding spots . Then we will start our drive to Tarapoto with some selected stops along the road. Night in Tarapoto hotel.

  • DAY 10: The tunnel -Koepecks Hermit Station - Lima

Early drive up to the tunnel for Dooted Tanager, Plumbeous Euphonia, Masked Tanager, Golden-collared Toucanet, Cliff Flycatcher and several other found along the reserve. Then we will visit the feeders for the Endemic Koepecks Hermit. There is a chance to get also Golden-headed Manakin lek near the station with some luck White-plumed Antbird, Long-tailed and Great Potoo roosting. Then we will keep birding alogn the road on our way to Tarapoto Airport for the late afternoon flight to Lima Dinner and Night in Hotel

  • DAY 11: Flight to Puerto Maldonado & Birding

Morning transfer to Lima Airport for our flight to Puerto Maldonado. There we will welcome and transfer to our offcie to leave our big suitcases. Then we will start our birding drive for 1 hour to reach our river dock. There we will take our boat to navigate upstream on the tambopata river for about 30 minutes to get into our first lodge. After Lunch we will do our introductory afternoon birding and some owling. Dinner and Hotel

Birds: Purus, white-throated, bluish-fronted Jacamars,  Spot-throated, Crimson-crested, Lineated, Little, Cream-colored Woodpeckers, Black, Red-throated Caracaras, Red-bellied, Blue-headed, Chestnut-fronted Macaws, Blue-headed Parrot, Black-capped Donnacobiuos, Red-breasted Medowlark, Rusty-fronted Tody-tyrant, Common Tody-Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher and many others.

  • DAY 12: Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick 

Early drivw an boat ride to the upper Tambopata River with the chance to find Orinoco Goose, Razor-Billed Curassow and with good luck Jaguar, Tapir or even Puma. We will yake with us our breakfast ad need to be at the view point as earliest possible to get the best experience watching Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick considered as the biggest and diversity of rthe world. Every morning macaws, parrots, parakeets meet here to socialize and get some minerals from the river bank (cliff) as important for their diet. The activity starts early morning and usually end before noon. Then we will back birding along the river and road. In the  afternoon we will do some birding. Night in Hotel

  • DAY 13: Birding to Sandoval Oxbow Lake

Morning birding along the trails. After breakfast we will back to Puerto Maldonado town Office. Then we will go to Madre de Dios River port where we will navigate for 30 minutes down stream to arrive sandoval entrance. There we will bird along the new walkway plattform on the old trail with the chance to find some mixed flocks, toucans, woodcreepers, tanagers among others species found along the trail. At the end of the trail we will take a small boat with paddles to explore the lake sides for herons, kingfishers on our way to the lodge. Dinner and night in Sandoval Home Lodge

Birds: Purple-throated Fruitcrow, Bare-necked Fruitcrow, Golden-Collared Toucanet, Emerald Toucanet, Curl-crested Aracari, Chestnut-eared Aracari, Ivory-billed Aracari, Ringed Woodpecker, Blue-headed Macaw, Red and Green Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Drab Water-Tyrant, Capped Heron, Ladder-tailed Nightjar, Sand-colored nighthawk, Cocoi Heron, Horned Screamer, Great-black Hawk, White-winged Swallow, White-banded Swallow and many others.

  • Day 14: Full day Birding

Early birding by boat along the lake for resident species and with a good luck a family of Giant Otters, Black Caiman, Agami Heron, Capped Heron, kingfishers and many others wildlife. After a nice early morning, we will back to our lodge for breakfast and after we will keep birding along the trails. Then we will take the boat again to search for more species before dark.

The second day we will bird along the trails for the morning and afternoon. But if we need to do the lake again for some missing species there is a chance for sure. Dinner and Night in Sandoval Home Lodge.

Birds: Ringed, Green, Amazon, Green and Rufous, Pygmy Kingfishers, Agami, Capped, Cocoi Herons, Green ibis, Silvered Antbird, Streak Antwren, Long-billed Woodcreeper, Point-tailed Palmcreeper, Hoatzin, Cream-colored, Lineated, Crimson-crested Woodpeckers, White-winged, White-banded Swallows, Black-cowled Wood-Rail, Paradise, Great jacamars, Black-tailed, Blue-crowned, Collared, Amazonian Trogons, Amazonian, Rufous, Broad-billed Motmots, Pale-winged Trumpeter, Curl-crested, Ivory-billed, Letter, Chestnut-eared Aracaris, Buff-throated, Cinnammon-throated, Elegant, Inanbari, Wedge-billed, Plain-brown, Long-tailed Woodcreepers, Black-faced, White-browed, Chestnut-tailed, Gray, White-throated Antbirds and many others.

  • DAY 15: Birding to Explorers Inn Lodge

We will do some birding along the trails and after we will back to Pierto Maldonado and there we will be transfer to our last lodge in thamazn tambopata. there is a chance to do some birding in the afternoon. Night in Lodge.

  • DAY 16: Full day Birding

We wil do the canopy tower (38 mts) early morning and for the rest of the day birding along the trails and surroundings. Night in Lodge

Birds: Curl-crested, Ivory-billed, Lettered, Chestnut-eared Aracaris, White-throated, Channel-billed Toucans, Golden-collared Toucanet, Purple-throated, Bare-face Fruitcrows, Ringed, Scale-breasted, Chestnut, Golden-green, Red-necked, Cream-colored, Yellow-tufted Woopeckers, Blue-headed, Scarlet, Red and Green, Chestnut-fronted, Red-bellied Macaws and many others

  • DAY 17: Birding and flight to Cusco

Morning birding for some extra species and we will be transfer to Puerto Maldonado airport for our flight to Cusco. Depends of our arrival time to cusco we will do some birding along the andean lakes Poroy and Piuray. Dinner and night in Hotel.

  • DAY 18: Birding the Manu Road

Breakfast and then we will start our birding adventure driving to Hucarpay Lake for target species. Then we will continuos our drive to Paucartambo and  Acjanaco pass where Manu National Park starts. After the pass we will start searching for mixed flocks along man road. We will try to get in time for Lyred-Tailed Nightjar display at dusk another wise we will do on next afternoon Dinner and Night in Manu Paradise Lodge (at 1500m)

Target Species: Bearded Mountanier (E), Moustached Flowerpiercer, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Golden-collared Tanager, Grass-green Tanager, Gray-mantled Wren, Mountain Foliage-Gleaner, Olive-Backed Woodcreeper, Stripe Threehunter, Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Inca Flycatcher(E), Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant, Stripe-Chested Antwren, White-backed Fire-Eye, Black-eared Hemispingus, Yellow-breasted Antwren, Yungas Manakin, Yellow-throated, common Clorospingus, Dusky-Green Oropendola, Brown Tinamou, Rufous-tailed Tyrant, Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Unicolored Antshrike, Andean Motmot, Rufescent Screech-Owl, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Yellow-breasted Antbird, Black-streaked Puffbird and many others.

  • DAY 19: Full day Birding

Early and late afternoon birding along the road for mixed flocks and residents species. We will enjoin our free time watching the feeders. We will try also at dusk for some owls. Night in Manu Paradise Lodge

Target Species: Andean Cock of the Rock, Versicolored Barbet, Beryl-spangled, Safron-Crown, Golden Tanagers and Orange-eared, Yellow-throated, Slaty, Golden-naped, Paradise, Blue-necked, Bay-headed, Spotted Tanagers, Deep-blue Flowerpiercer, Three-stripe Warbler, Russet-crowned Warbler, Black-faced Brush-finch, Golden-headed Quetzal, Crested Quetzal, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Wire-crested Thorntail, Speckled Hummingbird, Violet-headed Hummingbird, Peruvian Piedtail (E), Many-spotted Humminbird, Botted Raquetail, Gray-mantled Wren, Mountain Foliage-Gleaner, Olive-Backed Woodcreeper, Stripe Threehunter, Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant, Stripe-Chested Antwren, White-backed Fire-Eye, Black-eared Hemispingus, Yellow-breasted Antwren, Yungas Manakin, Yellow-throated, common Clorospingus, Dusky-Green Oropendola, Brown Tinamou, Rufous-tailed Tyrant, Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Unicolored Antshrike, Andean Motmot, Rufescent Screech-Owl, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Yellow-breasted Antbird and many others.

  • DAY 20: Birding drive the upper Manu Road

Morning birding for some missing species. Then we we will start our drive up the mountains to get our last birding lodge in Manu Road. Night in Wayqecha Station.

Target Species: Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Grass-green Mountain-Tanager, Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Barred Becard, Red-crested and Chestnut-crested Cotingas, Slaty-backed Chat-tyrant, Golden-headed Quetzal, Golden-collared Tanager, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Blue-banded Toucanet, Red and White Antpitta (E), Marcapata Spinetail (E) and many others.and many others.

  • DAY 21: Birding drive to Cusco

Today we will have a full Morning birding for some missing and extra species. Then we will drive to Ollantaytambo. Dinner and Night in Hotel.

  • DAY: 22: Birding Abra Malaga , Carrizales

Early driving up to the pass for birding the small polylepis forest for some especies restrcited to this area. Then we will continue our birding drive to Carrizales (chusquea Bamboo) for some other endemic species. Then we will keep birding to Ipal Ecolodge for Lunch. Then we will bird the cloud forest surrounding and then we will back to Ollantaytambo. Dinner and night in Hotel

Birds: White-tufted Sunbean (E), Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch (E), Cuzco Brush-Finch (E), Parodis Hemispingus (E), Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant (E), Inca Wren (E), Marcapata Spinetail (E), White-browed Tit-Spinetail (E), Junin Canastero (E), Masked Fruiteater (E), Sclaters Tyrannulet, Ocelated Piculet and many others.

  • DAY 23: Machu Picchu time!

Early transfer to Ollantaytambo train Station for our train trip to Aguas Calientes and buss drive up to the entrance. There we will meet our local guide for your culture time along the inca site. After the amazing time along Machu Picchu we will do some birding. Then our train back to cusco and transfer to Mollepata. Dinner and Night in Hotel

Birds: Inca Wren, Torrent Duck, White-capped dipper, Sclaters Tyrannulet, Pale-legged Warbler, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Variable Antshrike, Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch and may others.

  • DAY 24: Apurimac endemics 

Early drive birding along the road up to Soraypampa pick at 4,200 mts. There we will enjoin the amazing landscape and endemic species only found at this valley. fter a full day birding around we will back to Cusco. Night in hotel

Birds: White-eared Puffbird, Pale-tailed Canastero, Apurimac Brush-Finch, Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch, Creamy-crested Spinetail and many others.

  • DAY 25: Villa Marshes/Pucusana - Flight Home

Morning flight to Lima. As soon as we arrive to lima, we will drive for 40 minutes to get the wetland where we can find residents and migrans species along the marsh cloe to pacific ocean. Then we will go to Pucusana for Luch and to do our semi pelagic boat trip for penguins, cormorants, Oystercatcher.  After all birding time we will transfer you to Lima Airport for your flight to Home

Have an awesome birding time!

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GROUP SIZE From 2 to 6 birders + Guide
TOUR DATES Tour Calendar and Custom Dates
PRICE PER PERSON  $ 5,000 per person
ACCOMODATION Comfortable places with private toilet, hot water with Wifi
EASY OF BIRDING Easy to moderate with some challenging species
INCLUDE Domestic flights, Hotel, lodges, full meals, entrance fee, land and boat transport, guide
NOT INCLUDE International, any alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, extra activities


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  • My husband and I wanted to see the birds of southern Peru so we choose Peru Birding Tours, operated by Omar Diaz. There were many combinations of places and length of time, so we did a 19-day trip which included Machu Picchu, Manu Road and the Amazon basin. Omar did not disappoint us as the birds abounded wherever we went. We stayed at comfortable lodges and in some cases, quite remote, where the only way to reach the lodge was by motorized boat. There was limited electrical power in these areas so candle light was necessary in the evenings, but we did not mind since we were tired birders by then. Meals were also good as we enjoyed Peruvian cuisine. Omar is a fantastic guide and with a somewhat flexible schedule, he tried to maximize the opportunity and experience of our trip.

  • I took the Tambopata birding tour Peru Birding Tours this last May. This company never conducts a tour with a complement of more 5 people so that the value for money is exceptional. On this occasion I was the only participant, and although I had to pay a supplement of 20% for the price for the tour, it was well worth the extra cost to have one-on-one personal guidance. From age 18 and now retired, I have birded off and on in the U K, North America (with, Audubon chapters), Sri Lanka, East Africa, South and Central America. But never have I experienced such intensive skillful birding. My guide Omar Diaz, an ornithologist with extraordinary expertise, did the up-most to get me so see as many birds as possible. He has made his own vocal recordings of all the species found in this part of the Peruvian Amazon. Despite unseasonable wet weather throughout the tour, Omar made it his business that I add as many species as possible to my life list. Of particular value were the 2 days spent surveying the mixed habitat in and around Puerto Maldonado. Most travelers coming to Madre de Dios want to make a ‘bee line’ for the rain forest and the Tambopata Nature Reserve. But it is also essential to check out open country around this river town if one is a serious birder seeking to extend their life list. Oh, and by the way, Omar coached me in bird photography, I being a total novice with new untested equipment was able to take a few creditable pictures.

  • A group of 6 friends took the Machu Picchu Manu Road Classic 13-day tour in late September. It was fantastic. We were never disappointed. Everything was great. We were able to spot over 460 bird species in a variety of habitats--ocean, cloud forest, jungle, high Andes. we saw a number of endemics and Omar Diaz, our guide, made sure that we were able to see these incredible birds. The accommodations were very comfortable from a variety of remote mountain and rustic Amazonian lodges to three star hotels in the cities. The food was tasty and gave us an opportunity to taste Peruvian cuisine. The vans we traveled in were clean and safe and our drivers were always concerned with our safety. Omar is an excellent guide and is very patient and informative about the birding experience. He took extra efforts to make sure that all of us saw the birds that we were interested in seeing. He took to time to assure that all of our needs were met and that we were gaining the experience that we wanted. Omar was flexible with our tour and he arranged for tickets for us to climb Huayna Picchu while at Machu Picchu. This was an exciting add on for us. We all were very satisfied with our tour and I would heartily recommend Peru Birding Tours to anyone who is looking for a good tour. Being that this is a Peruvian company, the value for money spent is well worth going with this operator.

  • We contacted Omar a few months ago to add on a two-day birding trip to Santa Eulalia, after a group birding tour to Northern Peru. Omar emailed us two days before our scheduled trip date and informed us some landslides on the road due to heavy raining, he would not be able to completed the tour as planned. But he still met us at Lima airport as scheduled, explained the situation, offered alternative plan. Although we declined his alternative plan and decided to head home early, we are deeply impressed by his professionalism and honesty. Knowing he is someone you can count on, we would not hesitate to schedule birding trip with Omar and Peru Birding Tours in Peru and other destinations in South America. Thank you Omar, we will see you next time.

  • Based on excellent reviews for PBT 19-day birding tour, we booked the same for May 2017. The entire trip was fantastic, covering a cross section from the dry west coast to the highlands, Andes, and Amazonia. Best of all, we saw more than 350 bird species, photographed 274 species, of which 213 were new to us!!! Top of the list were Andean Cock of the Rock, Horned Screamer, Hoatzin, countless hummers, trogons, and parrots galore. We also saw 13 species of mammals, including giant river otters, tayra, and 5 species of monkeys. Lodging and food were first-rate, even gourmet, which was surprising in remote lodges in Amazonia that could be reached only by boat. We were happy to see that PBT owner Omar Diaz limits the tour size to 6 people. Since 4 would-be participants on our tour canceled, my spouse and I ended up with a private tour! Omar led the first half of the trip, followed by Saulo Lima. Both guides were excellent and customized the tour for our photography interests, working hard to find the birds and maximize our chances of taking quality photographs. Omar handled all the logistics perfectly, including 2 plane flights, 2 train trips, van drivers, and all the boat trips. Oops - almost forgot about the bus trips to and from Machu Picchu. The World Heritage site surpassed all our expectations.

  • Our group of 6 went from the Pacific to Machu Picchu to the Amazon jungle. In all, we saw over 550 species of birds, 5 types of monkeys, a tapir, sloth, ant eater along with many other creatures. Omar was a wonderful guide and made sure that everyone had an opportunity to see everything. Make sure you bring your camera and plenty of insect repellent. I would highly recommend using this company if you are planning a trip to Peru and would like a guide.

  • Our group of six just returned from a 16-day birding tour starting in Lima through Machu Picchu, Manu Road, cloud forest, Amazon and ending in Puerto Maldonado. What a fabulous adventure!!! Omar, our guide, was the best - friendly, patient, energetic and SO KNOWLEDGEABLE! He knows his birds and where to find them. Our schedule was intense, but worked out flawlessly. We had nice accommodations and great food. Logged in over 550 bird species. I would without hesitation recommend Omar and Peru Birding Tours to any birders. We had a great time and lots of fun. Peru is an amazingly beautiful and diverse country!

  • My wife and I went on a Manu Cloud Forest 5 Day tour with Omar and Peru Birding Tours this past June-July. It was spectacular. We saw 215 lifers in five days, plus plenty of birds we did seen previously but were happy to see again. Bird highlights included Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Andean (Yungas) Pygmy Owl, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Fiery-Capped Manakin, Barred Fruiteater, Red-crested Cotinga, and Lyre-tailed Nightjar. Mammal highlights included Andean fox, Tayra, and two species of monkey. Omar is a truly expert guide. He is one of the only guides in Peru who knows all of the species of Peru. He knows them all by sound, by sight, by location. In addition to being as knowledgeable a guide as you could find, he is also extremely personable, kind, and accommodating. He is just a pleasure to hang out with. The logistics of the trip went perfectly. He picked us up at our hotel in Cusco, and dropped us off there at the end of the trip. In the meantime, we stayed at Cock-of-the-Rock lodge, and Wayqecha lodge, both of which are really nice places to stay. We also saw lots of birds between Cusco and the Manu road. It is a long drive, but Omar planned stops in beautiful places that allowed us to see more birds and take nice breaks. My only regret is that we did not plan a longer trip, so we could get into the lowlands. I highly recommend Peru Birding Tours.

  • ! Buenos Dias, Omar ¡ I wanted to express my sincere thanks for the great trip you provided Karl and me.  It was the best biding trip I have ever had in my life. I am now in the middle or sorting out and editing all my photos. I miss Peru already! and I miss seeing all of Peru colorful birds. Muchas GraciasDoug Harr

  • Dear Omar: An excellent and honest birder running a high quality birding tour, if you plan to birding in Peru, that is - Simon - Chairman of ITBA

  • I am a pretty good birder, but Omar Diaz spotted at least 200 species that I probably would have overlooked! He knows his birds by sight and sound and is very passionate about his chosen profession. My Dad is not a birder but was extremely impressed by how well organized and professional the trip was. Thanks Omar and Americo! I hope you and your family are doing well. RegardsKen Simonite

  • Thank you Omar for a wonderful time in Peru. You made it all happen for us & took such good care of us throughout the whole trip! California USASusan Gerling Gonzales

  • Many thanks to César, Amerigo, Omar and the entire Peru Birding Tours team for an unforgettable trip to u and Manu Road! USALance Lack

  • This is a small and fairly new business enterprise that has aspirations to gain a larger part of the international birding market and if our (wife and I) trip is anything to go by, they very much deserve to succeed. Firstly, they are reliable and trustworthy, essential when you have to pay upfront as you will be required to do. Omar is the main man but he can hardly be a better guide than our appointed guide - Cesar. In a word, he was amazing. He could spot a bird in a tree across a wide valley and have the telescope (his second wife!) on it before we could find it with binoculars. In fact, never known a guide so proficient with a telescope. Closer by he would hear a bird call in the bush, that we never even detected and was immediately able to identify it and, usually, find it. Cesar English was impeccable, which together with his amiable personality and intelligence, made for easy and pleasant conversation over meals for instance. We only did a 4-night trip over the Manu road but still produced over 200 good sightings - we only count good sightings! This is not the safest of roads but the driver gave us absolutely no cause for concern. In conclusion, I can thoroughly recommend this outfit for any birding trip in Peru and wish them every success in the future.
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