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Lima days: Junin Grebe twitch 2 days


This is for someone who has already done most Lima excursions, but find himself with a few missed species in the Santa Eulalia Canyon - notably White-cheeked Cotinga or Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch. Most of the day at high altitude so you have to be somewhat acustomed to that. It is possible to start from Lima, or if you take our one day excursion to Santa Eulalia Canyon, you may stay at Huachupampa for 35 dollars per person including dinner.

Also check these trips. 

Half day trips.

Perfect tours if you are short of time, want to do other activities in Lima as well, or perhaps have a plane to catch and some time to kill. 

Full day tours.

Two day trips: 

  • Condor watching trips to Santa Eulalia Canyon - only 3 hours from Lima
    Daily condor watching trips. This is a short, inexpensive and time efficient alternative for those that had considered to go to Colca Canyon to see condors.
  • Junin Grebe twitch 
    Main target: Junin Grebe and birds often missed in the Santa Eulalia Canyon.
  • Santa Eulalia valley and Marcopomacocha road
    It is preferred to do Santa Eulalia and the Marcapomacocha road as a two or three day trip with overnight in the Andes to save driving time. One may also add on the Junin Grebe twitch and make it a 3-4 day trip in total. 

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Day 1. If this is an extension after a one day Santa Eulalia trip (lower section), we shall start birding from Huachupampa and make sure we are at the Polylepis forest before 8 AM to be able to see White-cheeked Cotinga. If this is a trip starting from Lima we need a 4 AM start to be at the Polylepis around 8 AM.
We continue in the highlands via Ticlio adding White-bellied Cinclodes and Diademed Sandpiper-Plover on our way to Junin (4100m), where we shall spend the night. (if you are not yet aclimatized it would be an idea to continue to Tarma to stay overnight here and a surcharge of $25/person)

Day 2. Most of day at Lake Junin looking for the Grebe and other birds in the area such a Dark-winged and Common Miner, Short-billed and Correndera Pipits, Black-breasted Hillstar, Andean Negrito, and many others. With some luck we may even find the very secretive Junin Rail.  Calculate with 5 hours to get back to Lima from Junin.



Price: US$ 680 (Minimum 5 people).
Less than 5 people: (see pricing)

includes guiding, transport, food (except dinner on day 2), hotel in La Oroya. Does not include bottled drinks or tips.



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