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Andean Endemics Birding Tour, Peru - 20 Days

Andean Endemics Birding Tour, Peru
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Central and North Eastern Andes Birding Tour focusing on Endemics

This 20-day Andean birding tour is a challenging trip for experienced birders available as a set-departure or on request. The aim is to see over 450 species of bird, including around 50 of Peru's key endemic species, as well as other wildlife.

According to the updated list of HBW/BirdLife International, Peru has 136 endemic birds and this birding tour in the Andes focuses on finding some of these magnificent Peruvian birds.

The Andean birdwatching tour begins in the western central Andes close to the capital, Lima, around the Santa Eulalia Valley and the coastal 'Lomas' and marshes. Some of the species found here include Surf Cinclodes, Coastal Miner, Rufous-breasted Warbling-finch, Black Metaltail and White-bellied Cinclodes, to mention just a few.

Then guests fly northwards to southern Cajamarca to do some Andean birdwatching in the Rio Marañon Valley. First, we will visit the outskirts of the city of Cajamarca, looking for Grey-bellied Comet, Great Spinetail, Black-necked Woodpecker and Buff-bridled Inca-finch. In the Marañon Valley itself, we will be looking for specialties such as Peruvian Pigeon, Yellow-faced Parrotlet, Grey-winged Inca-finch, Chestnut-backed Thornbird, as well as many others.

After this, we will cross to the eastern Andes, traveling around the cloud forests of Abra Patricia and into the forests of the valleys of the Mayo and Huallaga rivers. We expect to find up to 56 Peruvian endemics and another 57 range-restricted species* here. The main attractions for Andean birding in the area are the Marvelous Spatuletail, Long-whiskered Owlet, Johnson’s (Lulu’s) Tody-flycatcher, Black-bellied (Huallaga) Tanager and Koepcke’s Hermit.

On this Andean birding tour we will visit different types of habitat, ranging from the dry Pacific desert on the central west coast and the dry higher elevation grasslands of central Peru, to the humid mountain forests of Abra Patricia and the dry forests of the Marañon and Huallaga Valleys.

* We consider 'range-restricted species' to be those that can be found in small areas with unique habitats, shared with at least one contiguous country. Also, we count the species that have a relatively large distribution range but are rare in their very specific habitats.

Andean Endemics Birding Tour highlights include:

  • The fantastic scenery of the high elevation mountains of the Andes.
  • A large number of endemic birds.
  • The bird diversity of the cloud forests of the eastern slope of the Andes.
  • Great sights of the Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird.
  • The Marañon Valley with its impressive scenery and numerous endemic birds.

Please note: this tour is also available as a private tour on request.  Please complete the enquiry form and let us know your preferred dates to travel.

If you'd like to try an alternative tour, look at what this one has to offer: Birdwatching Peru Cusco & Manu Lowlands Tour

Alternative Tour Name: The Endemics Paradise: Central and Northeastern Andes of Peru
Day 1
Day 1 - Lima

Arrival in Lima and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel Casa Andina Select****.

Meals: None.

Day 2
Day 2 - Lima

This morning we will take our way south of Lima for about one hour to the Pucusana fishing port where we will take a boat to search for Humboldt Penguin, Inca Tern, Peruvian and Blue-footed Boobies, Guanay and Red-legged Cormorants, and Surf Cinclodes. Then we drive southwards for another hour to the "Lomas de Asia Reserve", to look for Thick-billed Miner, Coastal Miner, Oasis Hummingbird, Collared Warbling-Finch.

After a picnic-lunch we will drive back to Lima, with a stop at the Villa Marshes, a protected area near the Pacific Ocean that is good for Many-colored Rush-Tyrant, Great Grebe,Peruvian Thick-knee, and lots of shorebirds.

Overnight at Hotel Casa Andina Select****.

Meals: Breakfast, picnic-lunch, dinner.

Day 3
Day 3 - Lima: the Santa Eulalia valley

Early morning drive for about two hours eastwards to the Santa Eulalia valley, on the western Andean foothills. The first stop is to pass the town of Santa Eulalia where we will take a picnic breakfast. Possible birds in the area are Black-necked Woodpecker, Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Oasis Hummingbird or Purple-collared Woodstar. Then we will drive up the mountains to look for Great Inca-Finch, Streaked Tit-spinetail, Rusty-crowned Tit-spinetail, Raimondi’s Yellow-Finch, and Peruvian Sheartail.

At higher elevations (between 2,300 and 3,100 meters) we will look for Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch, Black Metaltail, Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant, and Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch.

Then we will drive back to San Eulalia for the overnight.

Overnight at Cabañas de Peter lodge.

Meals: Picnic-breakfast, picnic-lunch, dinner.

Day 4
Day 4 - Lima: the Santa Eulalia valley

Early morning drive for about three hours up the Santa Eulalia valley to an elevation of 3,870 meters to look for White-cheeked Cotinga. Other possibilities in this area are Andean Condor, Rusty-crowned Tit-spinetail, Giant Hummingbird, Black Metaltail, Golden-spotted Ground-Dove, among others.

Then we drive to lake Millpo to look for Giant Coot, Andean Goose, and Andean Gulls. We will take our picnic-lunch around this area. Not far from here we will star to look for Puna Snipe, Buff-breasted Earthcreeper, Striated Earthcreeper, Junin Canastero, Streak-throated Canastero, Dark-winged Miner, Black Siskin, and more.

Then, we will cross the mountain pass at an elevation of 4,800 meters, as we descend the other slope of the mountain range we will be looking for White-bellied Cinclodes, Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe, Puna Tinamou, Diademed Sandpiper-plover, Black-breasted Hillstar, and Olivaceous Thornbill.

Overnight at a small hostel in the town of San Mateo.

Meals: Picnic-breakfast, picnic-lunch, dinner.

Day 5
Day 5 - San Mateo - Lima - Cajamarca

Morning drive back to Lima, we will drive straight to the airport for the flight to the city of Cajamarca.

Overnight at Hotel La Ensenada****.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 6
Day 6 - Cajamarca

Early morning birding south of the valley of Cajamarca looking for Great Spinetail, Buff-bridle Inca-Finch, Amazilia Hummingbird, Purple-collared Woodstar, Spot-throated Hummingbird, Chestnut-backed Thornbird, and Marañon Gnatcatcher.

Then we move to the Chonta valley to look for Grey-bellied Comet and Rusty-crowned Tit-spinetail. Other interesting possibilities there are Andean Parakeet, Andean Flicker, and more.

Aftrnoon birding aound San Nicolas lake for another chance for Great Spinetail, along with other interesting birds like Andean Gull and Andean Duck.

Overnight at Hotel La Ensenada****.

Meals: Picnic-breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 7
Day 7 - Cajamarca

Early start birding the Abra Gavilán area, looking for Rufous-backed Inca-Finch and Unicolored Tapaculo. Other interesting birds here are Paramo Seedeater, Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant, Black-crested Tit-Tyrant, Purple-throated Sunangel, and Piura Hemispingus.

Then, we drive for about two hours to the San Pablo area to look for Bay-crowned Brush-finch. Other interesting birds in the area are Pacific Parrotlet, Elegant Crescentchest, Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Rufous-winged Tyrannulet, Three-banded Warbler, Collared Antshrike, Black-and-white Becard, and many more.

Overnight at Hotel La Ensenada****.

Meals: Picnic-breakfast, picnic-lunch, dinner.

Day 8
Day 8 - Cajamarca - Celendín

Today we will drive northeast towards the city of Celendín, with a few stops looking for Andean birds like Cajamarca Antpitta, Jelski’s Chat-Tyrant, Mountain Cacique, Blue-and-Black Tanager, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Black-crested Tit-Tyrant, White-tailed Shrike-Tyrant, Paramo Pipit, Shining Sunbeam, and many others.

Afternoon birding in a more dry habitat for our first attemp for Chestnut-backed Thornbird.

Overnight in Celendín.

Meals: Picnic-breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 9
Day 9 - Celendín - Leymebamba

This morning we will enter the Río Marañon valley. The first stop is at El Limón to look for Grey-winged Inca-Finch, Chestnut-backed Thornbird, Marañon Thrush, Marañon Gnatcatcher, Fasciated Wren. At lower elevations we could find Peruvian Pigeon, Yellow-faced Parrotlet, Buff-bridle Inca-Finch, Yellow-tailed Oriole.

After crossing the Marañon river we will gain altitude again, as we get into more humid areas we will start to look for Coppery-naped Puffleg, Yungas Pygmy-Owl, Blackish Tapaculo, White-chinned Thistletail, White-throated and White-banded Tyrannulets, and more.

After the mountain pass of Calla Calla (also known as Barro Negro) we will be looking for Coppery Metaltail, Neblina Tapaculo, Large-footed Tapaculo, Moustached Flowerpiercer, Russet-mantled Softtail, Rainbow Starfrontlet, Purple-throated Sunangel, Purple-backed Thornbill, and many more.

Overnight in Leymebamba.

Meals: Breakfast, picnic-lunch, dinner

Day 10
Day 10 - Leymebamba - Huembo

In the morning we will drive along the Río Atuén valley for about 20 minutes to look for Tawny Antpitta and Andean Condors. Other possibilities in this valley are Leyembamba Antpitta, Russet-mantled Softtail, Golden-headed Quetzal, Masked Trogon, Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Grey-breasted Mountain-toucan, Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant, and many more.

After lunch, we will drive to our next lodge in Huembo.

Overnight at Huembo lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 11
Day 11 - Huembo - Abra Patricia

Huembo Conservation Center is a nature reserve created to protect the endemic Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird, other hummingbirds attending the feeders here are Andean Emerald, White-bellied Hummingbird, White-bellied Woodstar. The forest inside the reserve is good for Southern Emerald Toucanet, Speckled-faced Parrot, White-sided Flowerpiercer, Rufous-capped Antshrike, Silver-backed Tanager, and many others.

After lunch, we will explore the Rio CHido area, looking for Citrine Warbler, Sickled-winged Guan, Lacrimose Mountain-tanager, and many more. Then we will go straight to our next lodge at the famous Abra Patricia.

We will arrive to the Abra Patricia Owlet Lodge at by the end of the afternoon, In the gardens of the lodge you will have ample time to enjoy the myriad of hummingbirds coming to the feeders: Emerald-bellied Puffleg, Green Violetear, Long-tailed Sylph, Speckled Hummingbird, White-bellied Woodstar, Collared Inca, Sword-billed Hummingbird, and many more.

Overnight at Abra Patricia Owlet Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 12
Day 12 - Abra Patricia

This morning we will walk the “Grallaria trail” that starts in the upper part of the lodge and goes down the hill for about two and a half hours. The trail goes through humid mountain forest where birds like Ochre-fronted Antpitta, Chestnut Antpitta, Sharpe’s Wren, Chestnut-crested Cotinga and Golden-headed Quetzal have been seen regularly.

Afternoon birding around the lodge, looking for specialties like Yellow-Scarfed Tanager, Johnson’s Tody-Flycatcher, Black-throated Tody-tyrant, Rufous Spinetail.

Overnight at Abra Patricia Owlet Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 13
Day 13 - Abra Patricia: Fundo Alto Nieva

Today we will explore the southeastern slope of the Abra Patricia mountains. The first stop is at Fundo Alto Nieva, where the hummingbird feeders attract Royal Sunangel, Botted Rackettail, Tawny-bellied Hermit, Rufous-vented Whitetip, White-tailed Hillstrar, and a few other hummers. The forest around the house can produce White-capped Tanager, Crested Quetzal, Ornate Flycatcher, Green-and-black Fruiteater, and many more.

Afternoon birding along the road outside the lodge. Mixed species flock are possible. By mid-afternoon we go back to Fundo Alto Nieva for Ochre-fronted Anpitta and Long-whiskered Owlet.

Overnight at Abra Patricia Owlet Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 14
Day 14 - Alto Mayo Protected Forest

This morning we will explore the Alto Mayo Protected forest. This is located at a lower elevation than Abra Patricia and holds a different set of birds.

At the Mirador area we will look for birds like Subtropical Cacique, Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Sickled-winged Guan, Bar-winged Wood-wren, Andean Solitare, Metallic-green Tanager, Blue-browed Tanager, and Yellow-throated Tanager.

In the afternoon we will stay at the Owlet lodge to walk the “Tino trail” looking for birds like Masked Trogon, Yungas Pygmy-Owl, Variable Antshrike, White-backed Fire-eye, Rusty-tinged Antpitta, and flocks of tanagers. More difficult to find, but yet possible, are mammals like Yellow-tailed Woolly-Monkey, Andean Night-Monkey, and Spectacled Bear.

Overnight at Abra Patricia Owlet Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 15
Day 15 - Abra Patricia - Moyobamba

Today we will drive to the Mayo Valley. At the “Arena Blanca Reserve” the main atraction are the hummingbird feeders, with Reddish Hermit, Blue-fronted Lancebill, Black-throated Brilliant, Rufous-crested Coquette, Blue-tailed Emerald, Wire-crested Thorntail, Many-spotted Hummingbird, and another 15 more species of hummingbirds. The Tinamou feeders are usually visited by Cinereous and Little Tinamous, along with Rufous-breasted Wood-quail and Orange-billed Sparrow. Other interesting birds here are Northern Chestnut-tailed Antbird, Huallaga Tanager, Peruvian Antwarbler, and flocks of Tanagers.

We will make a few stops along the road for Pale-eyed Blackbird, Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch, and Masked Duck. We will be arriving to our next lodge by the end of the day.

Overnight at Waqanki Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, boxed-lunch, dinner.

Day 16
Day 16 - Moyobamba

Early in the morning, we will drive towards the city of Moyobamba for a visit to the Tahuishco tower. This is a viewpoint above a nice patch of forest inside the city, this forest is good to look for great birds like Lettered Araçari, Red-stained Woodpecker, Great Antshrike, Pale-breasted Thrush, and more. The endemic San Martin Titi-Monkey is common in the area.

Then we drie back to the lodge for the hummingbird feeders and gardens, where the usual visitors are Black-throated Hermit, White-necked Jacobin, Fork-tailed Woodnymph, White-chinned Sapphire, Rufous-crested Coquette, and another 20 species. The forest around the lodge can also produce mixed species flocks of tanagers. Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant and Mishana Tyrannulet are also possible.

we will make a short hike in the afternon looking for Band-tailed Manakins.

Overnight at Waqanki Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 17
Day 17 - Moyobamba - Tarapoto

After breakfast we will visit the Morro de Calzada reserve. Main targets here are Painted Manakin and Fiery-capped manakin.

Then, we will explore the agricultural areas of the valley looking for Chestnut-bellied Seed-finch, Paint-billed Crake, and Pale-eyed Blackbird.

We will make a stop for ilbirds while driving to the city of Tarpaoto,

Overnight in Tarapoto.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 18
Day 18 - Tarapoto

This morning we will drive for about 30 minutes to the mountains of Cordillera Escalera Reserve. The area is a good area to look for Wattled Guan, Chestnut-tipped Toucanet, Maroon-tailed Parakeet, Dotted Tanager, Plumbeous Euphonia, Striolated Puffbird, Lanceolated Monklet, Blackish Pewee, and many more.

In the afternoon we will visit the Koepcke’s Hermit Conservation Center, another private reserve created to protect the endemic hummingbird Koepcke’s Hermit. The bird is easy to see at the feeders inside the reserve, along with other hummingbirds like Gould’s Brilliant, Black-throated Brilliant, Black-throated Mango, and more. A walk on the trails near the hummingbird feeders can produce Pale-tailed Barbthroat, Golden-headed Manakin, White-plumed Antbird, and probably a Long-tailed Potoo that has been seen roosting in the area several times per year.

Then we will drive to our next lodge by the Huallaga river.

Overnight in Tarapoto.

Meals: Breakfast, picnic-lunch, dinner.

Day 19
Day 19 - Tarapoto

Early start to drive south of Tarapoto to the Upaquihua valley. This is the only place in Peru where Planalto Hermit can be found. Other interesting birds in the area are Northern Slaty Antshrike, White-flanked Antwren, Sulphur-bellied Tyrant-manakin, Rufous Casiornis, and more.

We will have lunch at Pumarinri lodge. We will spend the afternoon birding around the lodge, possible birds around the lodge are Black-fronted Nunbird, Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper, Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Blue-crowned Trogon, Swallow-winged Puffbird, Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Riparian Antbird, Spangled Cotinga, and much more.

Overnight in Tarapoto.

Meals: Picnic-breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 20
Day 20 - Tarapoto

Early morning at the Ricuricocha lake, looking for Least Grebe, Black.bellied Whistling-duck, Spotted Tody-flycatcher, and more.

Then, you will be transferred to the Tarapoto airport for the flight to Lima.

Meals: Breakfast,

Some species we expect to see in this tour:

Humboldt Penguin, Inca Tern, Guanay Cormorant, Red-legged Cormorant, Surf Cinclodes, Peruvian Thick-knee, Many-colored Rush-tyrant,Black-necked Woodpecker, Oasis Hummingbird, Great Inca-Finch, Peruvian Sheartail, Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch, Black Metaltail, Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch, White-cheeked Cotinga, Andean Condor, Giant Coot, Andean Goose, Andean Gull. Puna Snipe, Buff-breasted Earthcreeper, Junin Canastero, Dark-winged Miner, Yellow-bellied Siskin, Black Siskin, White-bellied Cinclodes, Grey-breasted Seedsnipe, Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe, Puna Tinamou, Diademed Plover, Black-breasted Hillstar, Grey-bellied Comet, Great Spinetail, Buff-bridle Inca-Finch, Spot-throated Hummingbird, Chestnut-backed Thornbird, Rufous-backed Inca-Finch, Unicolored Tapaculo, Purple-throated Sunangel, Piura Hemispingus, Bay-crowned Brush-finch, Pacific Parrotlet, Elegant Crescentchest, Black-and-white Becard, Rufous Antpitta (cajamarcae subspecies), Jelski’s Chat-Tyrant, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-tanager. White-tailed Shrike-Tyrant, Grey-winged Inca-Finch, Marañon Thrush, Tumbes Tyrannulet, Ecuadorian Ground-Dove, Peruvian Pigeon, Yellow-faced Parrotlet, White-chinned Thistletail, Coppery Metaltail, Neblina Tapaculo, Large-footed Tapaculo, Moustached Flowerpiercer, Russet-mantled Softtail, Purple-backed Thornbill, Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant, Golden-headed Quetzal, Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Masked Trogon, Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush, Golden-browed Chat-Tyrant, Grey-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Marvelous Spatuletail, White-bellied Hummingbird, Emerald-bellied Puffleg, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Ochre-fronted Antpitta, Chestnut Antpitta, Long-whiskered Owlet, Lulu’s Tody-Flycatcher, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Grass-green Tanager, Royal Sunangel, Botted Racket-tail, White-capped Tanager, Crested Quetzal, Beryl-spangled Tanager, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Flame-faced Tanager, Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Andean Solitare, Metallic-green Tanager Blue-browed Tanager, Yellow-throated Tanager, Olive-chested Flycatcher, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Golden Tanager, Blue-cowled Barbet, Blue-fronted Lancebill, Black-throated Brilliant, Rufous-crested Coquette, Wire-crested Thorntail, Cinereous Tinamou, Little Tinamou, Rufous-breasted Wood-quail, Huallaga Tanager, Northern Chestnut-tailed Antbird, Peruvian Antwarbler, Cinereous-breasted Spinetail, Varzea Thrush, Masked Duck, Red-stained Woodpecker, Pale-breasted Thrush, White-chinned Sapphire, Paradise Tanager, Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant, Mishana Tyrannulet, Fiery-throated Fruiteater, Oilbird, Comb Duck, Black-bellied Whistling-duck, Maroon-tailed Parakeet, Dotted Tanager, Plumbeous Euphonia, Lanceolated Monklet, Blackish Pewee, Koepcke’s Hermit, Pale-tailed Barbthroat, Golden-headed Manakin, White-plumed Antbird, Planalto Hermit, Ashy-headed Greenlet, Northern Slaty AntshrikeSulphur-bellied Tyrant-manakin, Rufous Casiornis, Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Amazonian Motmot, Ochre-bellied Flycatcher, Long-billed Gnatwren

What is included?

  • Lodging as described above (some lodges, hotels, might change depending on room's availability).
  • Ground transportation and driver throughout the tour
  • English speaking bird guide
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees for nature reserves
  • Drink water supply and snacks available in the car during the whole trip
  • Applicable taxes, fees, and licenses

What is not included?

  • International or domestic airfares
  • Airport departure taxes or visa fees
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled drinks
  • Snacks
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Laundry
  • Phone calls or messages
  • Reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature
  • Anything else not mentioned in “What is included”
Wildlife Reviews
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  1. First trip to Peru
    Peter Cosgrove01 Nov 2017
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    I'm just back from a brilliant birding trip to Peru. Wilson was my guide and he was without hesitation friendly, professional and reliable. Nothing was too much trouble and we saw lots of great birds and habitats. Wilson's fluency in English and Spanish was crucial to the success of the trip, especially when I got altitude sickness at 15,800 ft in the high Andes. Wilson sorted everything out quickly and I recovered rapidly once lower down the mountain. Peru is such a brilliant place to go birding and with Wilson you won't go wrong. I whole heartedly recommend Wilson and Green Tours and look forward to my next Peru birding trip with him. Pete
  2. Birding around Lima
    Jeffrey Scott02 Apr 2019
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    Wilson Diaz set up special tours for my wife and I for three days around Lima. The first day was an afternoon visit to the Saint Rose of Lima Cathedral which we found very interesting. The second day was a birding trip to locations south of Lima (Pucusana, Lomas de Asia Reserve and Villa Marshes). The third day was a birding trip north of Lima to the Lomas de Lachay Reserve. In addition to visiting these locations, Wilson also arranged for hotel accommodations and meals. Our guide, Alejandro Tello, was prompt, courteous, very knowledgeable of the birds and a good navigator in Lima's challenging traffic!!. The box-lunch meals that he provided (as part of our agreement) were very good. Everything that we requested was set up exactly as we would have wanted. I highly recommend Wilson Diaz and his organization for the superb job that was done to accommodate our needs. Alejandro found the birds we wanted to see, and even more. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that he is the author of several birding/nature books, two of which we purchased. We had planned for this trip for a long time. The other legs of the trip include a river boat tour on the Peruvian Amazon and a visit to two birding lodges in Ecuador. Wilson's ability to "get it right" on the first leg of the trip was a great start and we are most appreciative of his efforts.

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Why book with Green Tours?

Green Tours, the trade name of Cheqa Peru SRL, is a Peruvian tour operator company stablished in 2006 with the objective to offer high quality ground services for tourism operations in Peru with innovation, comfort, safety, and commitment with our social and environmental responsibilities. The last few years Green Tours has established itself as an important Peruvian tour operator, providing ground logistics for American, Canadian and British birding companies like Wings, Paradise Birding, Sunrise Birding, Worldwide Birding Tours, Sierra Club, Avocet Tours, and Heatherlea. Green Tours is part of a Carbon Neutral partnership to offset the carbon footprint for its operations, with this partnership we are helping to improve the conservation efforts in the Tambopata National Reserve. Also, since 2016 we are supporting small conservation efforts in north western Peru for the conservation of the habitat of the tropical dry forest, specially the habitat of the Peruvian Plantcutter. Currently, our General Manager is the executive director of APTAE (the Peruvian Association for Eco and Adventure Tourism). Our Sales and Marketing Manager, Wilson Díaz, is an active birder and has been travelling with birding groups since 2001 providing logistic support for several companies. Also, we have created “Asociación Green Tours”, a non-profit organization aimed to support conservation initiatives for endangered species like Grey-bellied Comet and Peruvian Plantcutter.

What forms of travel are involved in this tour?

9 seats van, boat for day 2, flights are involved but not included in the base price. We can book the flights for you if requested.

Do you arrange airport pick up/drop off?

yes, airport pick up and drop off are included in the price.

When is the best time to travel and why?

Schedule your travel between May and November. During this period pf time it does not rain too much in the Andes and the roads are easy to drive on. Between December and April the heavy rains can be a problem on the unpaved roads.

Do I need a Yellow Fever vaccine ?

Yes, it is not mandatory by the government, but we strongly recommend to have the vaccine.

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  • Lima, Cajamarca, Marañon Valley, Abra Patricia, Moyobamba, Tarapoto
  • Set Departure Tour
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  • 20 days
  • 4 pax
  • Challenging
  • English, Spanish
  • Lima airport
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