This 10-day birding tour focuses on the Bolivian Andes where the mountain chain is at its widest, making for varied topography spanning from Lake Titicaca and its snow-covered peaks to lush rainforests, with many habitat types and one of the largest bird lists for a tour of short length.
Tour departs from La Paz, Bolivia. Bird the Mecapaca valley below La Paz for acclimatisation. One night at local hotel in downtown La Paz
High altitude birding: Lake Titicaca, Altiplano and Sorata valley on the slopes of Illampu mountain in the Royal Cordillera. One night at
local lodge on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Into the Cordillera and down along the Coroico road bordering Cotapata National Park for high elevation specialists and range-restricted species. Two nights at local lodge in Coroico.
Bird the hilly landscape and evergreen seasonal forest gradients around our lodge and in Cotapata National Park, lush with dense
vegetation and fascinating birds.
Early-morning birding at our lodge and transfer to Sud Yungas. Overnight in Chulumani.
Middle montane forest of Apa Apa Ecological Reserve from Chulumani. Drive back up the Yungas road. Overnight in La Paz.
Fly to Rurrenabaque and overland transfer to Madidi National Park with stops en route for new lowland species. Three nights at local
Rainforest Lodge in Serranía de Madidi.
Bird the foothill and lowland forests on the lower fringes of Madidi National Park.
Slopes of Madidi National Park. Return flight to La Paz, where the tour ends.
What is included?
- All transfers and activities with English-speaking guides
- Lodging (best available)
- All meals
- All entrance fees to the sites visited
- Free bottled water at all times
What is not included?
- Personal travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks
- Gratuities and extras (phone calls, laundry, etc.)