A complete 16-days birding tour, from the Altiplano and the driest desert on earth to Tierra del Fuego, the southern frontier of the American continent exploring the wine country and the temperate rainforest of the Lake District. Two different extensions available.
Full day at different areas and natural reserves of the andean range near santiago. Looking for the endemics and the specialties of this area. Some of the species of the day: andean condor, mountain caracara, white-sided Hillstar, rufous-banded miner, chilean mockingbird, greater yellow-finch, magellanic- Horned owl, among others. Welcome briefing about the chilean birds and their environments. Box lunch and dinner included. Overnight at santiago
Early depart for a full day birding of the andes mountain range. Exploring el yeso and Maipo valley looking for some specialties of the area and endemics. Some of the species of the day: black-billed shrike tyrant, diademed sandpiper- Plover, yellow-rumped siskin, craig chilia, moustached turca, giant hummingbird Among others. Breakfast, box lunch and dinner included. Overnight in santiago
We will spend the day at exploring the coastal mountain range forests of nataional Park la campana, the best place to look for elusive and cryptic species as the duskytailed Canastero, dusky tapaculo and the white-throated tapaculo. Some of the species of the day: moustached turca, white-throated tapaculo, Chilean tinamou, austral-pigmy owl, chilean pigeon, warbling doradito, among
Others Breakfast, box lunch and dinner included. Overnight in valparaiso
Early departure for pelagic trip from valparaiso/quintero bay and rest of the day. Birding the coast of central chile before we move back to santiago. Some of the species of the day: salvin´s albatross, black-browed albatross, pinkfooted And sooty shearwater, peruvian diving-petrel, white-chinned petrel, warbling Doradito, many-coloured rush-tyrant, black-headed duck, among others.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in santiago
Early flight from santiago to puerto montt. Ferry crossing to chiloé island Caulín bird´s sanctuary and chacao. Birding along coast and wetlands of the north part Of chiloé. Visiting to the penguin colony of puñihuil to spot humboldt and magellanic
Penguins Some of the species of the day hudsonian godwit, franklin´s gull, pincoya storm- Petrel (new species), ringed kingfisher, dark-bellied cinclodes, black-necked swan, Speckled teal, chiloé wigeon, black skimmer, humboldt penguin, magellanic penguin,
Rock/imperial & red-legged cormorants among others Box lunch and dinner included. Overnight in ancud
Early morning birding at the coastal temperate rainforest and wetlands, back to Mainland and birding at natural reserve lahuen ñadi
Some of the species of the day: red shoveler, ruddy duck, red-gathered coot, White-winged coot, plumbeous rail, rufous-legged owl, chilean hawk, variable hawk, Spectacled tyrant, many-coloured rush-tyrant, yellow-winged blackbird, among others Box lunch and dinner included. Overnight in puerto varas
Excursion to the national park vicente pèrez rosales, alerce andino park & lahuen Ñadi natural reserve Some of the species of the day: magellanic wodpecker, chilean flicker, striped Woodpecker, chucao tapaculo, magellanic tapaculo, black-throated tapaculo, des
Mur´s wiretail, white-thorated treerunner, thorn-tailed rayadito, slender-billed Parakeet, chilean pigeon among others. Breakfast, box lunch and dinner included. Overnight in puerto varas
Fly to punta arenas and depart for a great driving through the steppe of patagonia to Reach the national park torres del paine, a unesco world biosphere reserve. On the Route we will scanall the alkaline lagoons and ponds to make the first attempts to find
The unique magellanic plover and other species of waterfowl and waders. The drive Will be the perfect chance to start the quest for the specialties of these areas as the Lesser rhea, chocolate-vented tyrant and least seednsipe among others. Some of the species of the day: flying steamer duck, crested duck, lesser rhea, Chilean flamingos, coscoroba swans, common miner, black-chested buzzard eagle, Southern crested caracara among others Breakfast, box lunch and dinner included. Overnight in torres del paine park
Birding at different stunning areas of torres del paine. Some of the species of the day: spectacled duck, magellanic woodpecker, silvery Grebe, austral parakeet, torrent duck, patagonian sierra finch, southamerican snipe, Austral pygmy owl, among others.
Breakfast, box lunch and dinner included. Overnight in torres del paine park
Exploring the baguales mountain range, located north-east of torres del paine. Some of the species of the day: patagonian mockingbird, grey-bellied shrike Tyrant, grey-breasted seedsnipe, cinnamon-bellied ground tyrant, yellow-bridled
Finch, among others. Breakfast, box lunch and dinner included. Overnight in punta arenas
Ferry to tierra del fuego to explore the last corner of the american continent and Cross the legendary magellanic straight. We will visit the area of baquedano hills and Useless bay for the colony of king penguins and different coastal and moorland areas
As the natural monument laguna los cisnes. Some of the species of the day: king penguin southern-giant petrels, southern
Fulmar, magellanic diving- petrel, black-throated finch, austral canastero, rufouschested Dotterel among others. Breakfast, box lunch and dinner included. Overnight in porvenir
Morning dedicated to explore the lagoons around around the town of porvenir looking. For more specialties as the rare magellanic plover and some other remarkable birds as The two-banded plover, wilson’s phalarope, white-rumped sandpiper among others.
In the afternoon we cross back to the mainland. Breakfast, box lunch and dinner included. Overnight in punta arenas
Departure to airport for flight connections. Breakfast included
End of the tour (check availability for post extensions)
What is included?
- Professional Naturalist/Birding Guide fluent in English with certification of Wilderness First Respond.
- Private terrestrial transportation
- Complete equipment for birding & nature observation (Scopes, binoculars and torches for nocturnal observation)
- Window Seat Guaranteed for each traveller
- Professional Driver with license A2
- Personal insurance provided by Metlife (coverage for travellers between 18 and 64 years old)
- Personal insurance during transportation
- Entrance fees to National and Private Reserves
- Check list of birds
- 12 nights of lodging
- Box Lunch and dinners (Options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten intolerant)