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 Upcoming Trips 2020

Birding Peru Anytime

Every week Mo-Fri throughout the year Kolibri attempts to run three different 5 day tours. They are our most popular programs and perfect for those with little time. You can of course combine them into one longer trip. They are:
Photography friendly Machu Picchu and Cusco endemics - with extreme comfort.
Manu road. Best season and drier mid-April to mid-December - although birding can be very good also in the rainy season between showers.
Northern Peru transect Tarapoto-Jaen or vice versa with Marvelous Spatuletail and Long-whiskered Owlet. Note that the male Spatuletail often lack spatulas in July-Aug.
When you book, we shall enter the dates in the calendar so other people will see that these trips are running these dates and they could book the same date for a better price for everyone.
Having said that, just booking any date yourself or with your partner at the date you prefer will not break the bank. $1000 surcharge for a single person + single supplement. $500 surcharge per person if only two people. $250/person surcharge with three people, and no surcharge with groups of 5 or more.
Learn more about how it all works by reading the blog post about Birding Peru Anytime.
 
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 JULY 2020 
5 - 11 Jaguar Safari and birding in the Pantanal (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  If you want to see the best mammals of the Amazon, don’t go to the Amazon. Go to the Pantanal in Brazil! In the Amazon the system is very complex, closed by a lot of vegetation and the animals are scare and hard to find. On the other hand, in the open savanna of the Pantanal, the animals have Amazon origin, but are more plentiful and less concealed. Hence, the best place to spot Jaguars, Giant Otter, Tapir, Giant Anteater, Capibaras, Howler Monkeys, Caimans, and even Maned Wolf and Ocelot sometimes. Additionally, it is home of big iconic birds such as Jabiru Stork, Toco Toucan, Agami Heron, Sunbittern, Sungrebe, Hoatzin and of course the gigantic vivid blue Hyacinth Macaw. This trip offers Amazonian Wildlife like no other area in South America.
Our 7 day trip fits within two weekends, so you in most cases can get to Sao Paulo and back to your own country only taking 5 days off from work.
12 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Classic coastal tour with Inca Tern, Peruvian Thickknee, Many-colored Rush-Tyrant and many more. 
27 - 31 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography   Our classic Manu road in 5 days. The fastest way to get the most important birds on Manu road and good photography at feeding stations. Can be combined with Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga afterwards. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 AUGUST 2020 
9 Lima days: El Olivar Park and Pantanos de Villa (Guide(s): Alejandro Tello)  Half day tour. We shall do Pantanos de Villa before Palomino, and end the day with birding a park in Miraflores or San Isidro. 
10 - 14 7 Wonders Birding Tours: Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga in luxury.   Hummingbird feeders, fruit feeders for tanagers and beautiful gardens for people whol like to spend time with the birds for photography at very comfortable hotels. 
10 - 9 Lima Days: Palomino Islets and La Poza Arenilla en La Punta (Guide(s): Alejandro Tello)  Humboldt Penguin guaranteed!
15 - 16 Lima days: Santa Eulalia valley and Marcopomacocha   Our classic tour for the endemics of Santa Eulalia Canyon and the Diadedemed Sandpiper-Plover and White-bellied Cinclodes of the high Andes. 
21 - 25 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Juan Jose Chalco)  The shorter version of North Peru coincides with Nprth Peru 10 day getaway. Thus departure is run reversed starting in Jaen and ending in Tarapoto.
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 SEPTEMBER 2020 
12 - 13 Machu Picchu: Independant one day or two day trip   Bird photography program over two days. Possibly the Machu Picchu part on day one will be unguided if group size is small, but the second day is with guide searching for Bearded Mountaineer and visiting feeders at Ensifera camp. Also a visit at Laguna Huaypo as we return to Cusco in the evening. 
14 - 18 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography   The people who are doing this trip are also doing a visit to Machu Picchu and birdi photography in Ollantaytambo before the trip and adding two day trips in Lima after Manu road. Ask us for details. kolibriexp@gmail.com
19 Lima days: Daytrip to Ticlio and Marcopomacocha area   Prime target this day is Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, but also White-bellied Cinclodes, but other good birds include Black-breasted Hillstar, Olivaceous Thornbill, Dark-winged Miner and Giant Coot. 
20 Bird photography in Lima (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  Bird Photography in Lima. Inca Tern, Great Grebe, White-cheeked Pintail and Many-colored Rush-Tyrant, Red-legged Cormorants, Peruvian Pelicans in Lima and many more. 
30 - Oct 4 Birding RIo de Janeiro and Foz Iguazu - 5 days. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Christ the Redeemer in Rio was somwhat surprisingly selected as one of the New 7 Wonders after a popular voting campaign in Brazil. Regardless, Rio de Janeiro is a natural wonder of its own kind and perhaps the most beautifully located big city in the world. The shape of the Sugarloaf and Corcovado are iconic. Hence, Rio de Janeiro is on many people’s bucket list. It was also named as one of the top 7 Natural Wonder of the World by CNN. So what is in it for the birder? There is surprisingly good birding at the Botanical Garden, which will be visited one morning and in Tijuca National Park where Corcovado and the Christ statue is situated. So with local expertise we shall be able to enjoy to see all major Rio sights, but also a great number of birds. Serious birders should look into the 3 day Rio de Janeiro State pretrip, which focus on some of the most local endmemic birds in South America. Ask us for details. After Rio, we fly to another iconic place – the Iguazu Falls – situated on the border of Southern Brazil and Misiones of NE Argentina. A spectacular natural wonder, and while staying at very comfortable hotels, we shall also do some excellent birding here. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 OCTOBER 2020 
2 - 3 Lima days: Daytrip to Ticlio and Marcopomacocha area  New Departure
5 - 11 Jaguar Safari and birding in the Pantanal   If you want to see the best mammals of the Amazon, don’t go to the Amazon. Go to the Pantanal in Brazil! In the Amazon the system is very complex, closed by a lot of vegetation and the animals are scare and hard to find. On the other hand, in the open savanna of the Pantanal, the animals have Amazon origin, but are more plentiful and less concealed. Hence, the best place to spot Jaguars, Giant Otter, Tapir, Giant Anteater, Capibaras, Howler Monkeys, Caimans, and even Maned Wolf and Ocelot sometimes. Additionally, it is home of big iconic birds such as Jabiru Stork, Toco Toucan, Agami Heron, Sunbittern, Sungrebe, Hoatzin and of course the gigantic vivid blue Hyacinth Macaw. This trip offers Amazonian Wildlife like no other area in South America.
Our 7 day trip fits within two weekends, so you in most cases can get to Sao Paulo and back to your own country only taking 5 days off from work.
14 - 31 FIXED DEPARTURE - Complete Manu Birding Tour 18 days   Join us for the complete Manu tour. Now with an improved itinerary to get you a chance of all the special birds in SE Peru. Tiered pricing saves you money. 
14 - 18 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  This departure starts in Jaen on the 14th and is run reversed to the program on the website. The other passengers in the group are adding 3 days prior to the tour to bird Cajamarca-Leimebamba-Jaen. It is also possible to do a three day pretour before the Cajamarca-Jaen pretour Oct 11-13, from Chiclayo to Cajamarca which will include Chaparri, Tinajones, Puerto Eten and El Rafan for Peruvian Plantcutter and White-winged Guan between Oct 8-10.

Also, note that one could easily add birding in Tarapoto on Oct 19. There will be connection to Cusco for those who want to do Manu road right after (Oct 20-24). Two people are booked already for Manu road.   
18 - 22 Lowland SE Peru specialties at Los Amigos Research Center (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  The most impressive trail system and birding in the Peruvian Amazon. Special birds includ Black-faced Cotinga, Rufous-fronted Antthrush, Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant and many more. Also, the cute Emperor Tamarin can be seen here, as there is a good population. Stay connected with WIFI at the lodge. 
23 - 27 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography   Our classic Manu road in 5 days. The fastest way to get the most important birds on Manu road and good photography at feeding stations. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 NOVEMBER 2020 
2 - 6 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet.   Once again, a confirmed 5 day North Peru trip. This tour run the following tours back to back prior to this. Cocha Tres Chimbadas, Amigos Research Station, Chuncho Lodge and macaw lick.  Let us know if you have more dates. 
7 - 8 Paracas two days with Pelagic (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  All birds of the coastal wetlands, and lomas, plus a deep water pelagic. The pelagic may run from Nazca or from Paracas. 
9 - 14 China: Culture and Wildlife Exploration in Beijing and Xi’an. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  The absolute China essentials on your bucket list with Chinese Wall, Terracotta Army and the Forbidden City, plus some amazing birding and wildlife with Crested Ibis and Golden Stub-nosed Monkey.
16 - 20 Birding Holiday in Cambodia wth Angkor Wat (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  The fascinating Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world, built as a Hindu temple in the early 12th century, but gradually transformed to a Buddhist Temple. It is the most important tourist attraction of Cambodia and obviously on many people's bucket list. But there is also very good birding available nearby. Our tour to Cambodia focusing on the unique birds and especially a number of Critically Endangered species such as Giant Ibis, White-shouldered Ibis and White-winged Duck. We run this tour in cooperation with Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation - the prime conservation porganization in Cambodia with projects aiming to conserve the threatened birds. The departure is just before the Asian Bird Fair which runs Nov 21-23. After the Bird Fair there will be an extension Nov 24-27 to hike Mt Aural in Cardamom Mountains for the endemic Cambodia Laughing-Thrush and several endemic subspecies.
28 - Dec 4 Northern Peru Complete Standard Birding Route in 16 days. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Our full North Peru itinerary with all amazing endemics, hummingbirds and antpittas. Note that this trip has tiered pricing depending how much you want to spend on the lodging. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 DECEMBER 2020 
22 - 31 North Peru getaway (10 days) featuring White-winged Guan and Marvelous Spatuletail (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Two options. Either this 10 day trip or the 5 day trip below, depending on how much time you have got. The 5 day trip meets up with the 10 day trip in Jaen. 
Either option is confirmed. 
26 - 30 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  This is the shorter North Peru version which would coincide with the 10 day program. Either is confirmed. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
 
 
 Upcoming Trips 2021

Birding Peru Anytime

Every week Mo-Fri throughout the year Kolibri attempts to run three different 5 day tours. They are our most popular programs and perfect for those with little time. You can of course combine them into one longer trip. They are:
Photography friendly Machu Picchu and Cusco endemics - with extreme comfort.
Manu road. Best season and drier mid-April to mid-December - although birding can be very good also in the rainy season between showers.
Northern Peru transect Tarapoto-Jaen or vice versa with Marvelous Spatuletail and Long-whiskered Owlet. Note that the male Spatuletail often lack spatulas in July-Aug.
When you book, we shall enter the dates in the calendar so other people will see that these trips are running these dates and they could book the same date for a better price for everyone.
Having said that, just booking any date yourself or with your partner at the date you prefer will not break the bank. $1000 surcharge for a single person + single supplement. $500 surcharge per person if only two people. $250/person surcharge with three people, and no surcharge with groups of 5 or more.
 
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 January 2021 
16 - 31 Northern Peru Complete Standard Birding Route in 16 days. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  Our most complete North Peru trip with Marvelous Spatuletail and all the other endemics and special birds. Check out our tiered pricing for this tour. Something affordable for you, or maybe you want more comfort and you are willing to pay for it. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 February 2021 
6 - 13 Egypt 1 week birding and culture (3 day Petra Extension is offered as well) (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom) 
The only still standing of the classic 7 Wonders are the pyramids of Giza which includes the Cheops pyramid and the Sphinx. Egypt has to be included in a 7 Wonders Birding tour. Additionally, the marvelous Cairo Museum, the valley of the Kings, Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel, plus a cruise on the Nile are must sees for bucketlisters around the world. If the non-birding spouse has been on your back about that trip to Egypt give him/her this itinerary. Jam-packed with all the best sites, plus a lot of birding for species like Pharaoh Eagle-Owl, Greater Painted Snipe,  Nile Valley Sunbird, White-tailed Lapwing, African Skimmer, Sooty Falcon, Cream-colored Courser and Greater Hoopoe-Lark.
 
The extension to Petra Feb 13-16, one of the “new” 7 Wonders also gives some birding possibiliites with Sinai Rosefinch and Fan-tailed Raven as key species.
28 - Mar 6 Winter Birding and Bird Photography in Japan (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  For the fifth year in a row, we are offering our successful Winter Hokkaido tour with Steller's Eagle, Red-crowned Crane, Blakiston's Fish-Owl and hot spring bathing Snow Monkeys. Pretour available Feb 21-28.
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 March 2021 
13 - 20 Best Birding of Yucatan (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Combine a visit to the Maya heritage of the Yucatan with the New 7 Wonder Chichen Itza as one of the highlights together with incredible birding, and delicious Mexican food. Birding highlights include Flamingos, Great Curassow, Occelated Turkey, Yucatan Jay and a number of other localized endemics. 
Take only 5 days off from work. 
18 - 19 Lima days: Santa Eulalia valley and Marcopomacocha   Overnight trip to Santa Eulalia featuring Greaty Inca-Finch, Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch, Black-necked Flicker, Bronze-tailed Comet, Peruvian Sheertail, Andean Condor, Torrent Duck, White-capped Dipper, Wnite-cheeked Cotinga, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover. COVID-19 Replacement. 
20 - 24 Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga - Birding program   BIrding focused 5 day tour with our new program covering Abra Malaga, Machu Picchu, Laguna Huaypo, Ensifera Camp feeders and Salcantay road for Apurimac endemics. COVID-19 Replacement tour.
21 - 28 Triunfo and Horned Guan   Once again we run our successful trip to Horned Guan, Pink-headed Warbler and Resplendent Quetzal with the famous Triunfo hike.
25 - 29 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography   Our classic Manu road in 5 days. The fastest way to get the most important birds on Manu road and good photography at feeding stations, including a lek (display area) of Andean Cock-of-the-Rock. Can be combined with Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga before. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 April 2021 
5 - 9 Carpish, Unchog and Junin Lake 5 days.   Our short Junin, Carpish and Unchog trip targeting Junin Grebe, Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager and many more. Can be combined with the short Satipo road that follows.
10 - 14 Satipo Road and Colibri Cloud Forest - Short 5 Day Tour   Targeting Cloud-forest Screech-Owl near la Merced and many undescribed and new species in the Satipo road area.
19 - 23 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography   Megadiverse Manu road with hummingbird feeders and fruitfeeders for tanagers in 5 days. Most endemic and special species along the route are also covered. Andean Cock of the Rock very close for photography. 
24 - 28 Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga - Birding program   BIrding focused 5 day tour with our new program covering Abra Malaga, Machu Picchu, Laguna Huaypo, Ensifera Camp feeders and Salcantay road for Apurimac endemics. COVID-19 Replacement tour.  Manu road 5 days runs just before this tour and the two tours can be taken back to back.
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 May 2021 
10 - 19 Butterfly watching Satipo (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomJuan Julca)  New Departure.   Trip postponed from April 2020. If you love butterflies and moths, and don't worry to much about comfort, then this trip is for you. The birding is also very good - especially on Satipo road. Your guides know both butterfiles, moths and birds. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 June 2021 
12 - 21 North Peru getaway (10 days) featuring White-winged Guan and Marvelous Spatuletail (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  Two options. Either this 10 day trip or the 5 day trip below, depending on how much time you have got. The 5 day trip meets up with the 10 day trip in Jaen. 
Either option is confirmed. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 July 2021 
17 - 26 North Peru getaway (10 days) featuring White-winged Guan and Marvelous Spatuletail (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  There is also a shorter version of this trip between Aug 21-25 starting in Jaen ending in Tarapoto. 
21 - 25 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  If 10 days in North Peru is too much, this is a compromise. Start in Jaen either in the afternoon of the 20th, or morning the 21st of July, and end in Tarapoto on the 25th afternoon-evening to fly to Lima, or the next day continuing birding at the ACONABIKH reserve and then flight in the afternoon to Iquitos for our ExplorNapo and white Sand forest program, or fly back to Lima.
26 - 31 5 days Birding Canopy walkway, river islands and white sand forest.   This departure will focus on the endemics and special birds. There shall be no overnight at Cumazeba and more time spent in Allpahuayo-Mishana reserve, but perhaps a half day tour to include Black-tailed Antbird and Zimmer's Woodcreeper. 
On August 1-4, there is a Muyuna Lodge extension. Price TBA. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 August 2021 
5 - 20 Complete Central Peru (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  The complete Central Peru program covers all the endemics en route and several undescribed species including Golden-backed Mountain Tanager, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover and White-cheeked Cotinga. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 September 2021 
11 - 12 Machu Picchu: Independant one day or two day trip   Bird photography program over two days. Possibly the Machu Picchu part on day one will be unguided if group size is small, but the second day is with guide searching for Bearded Mountaineer and visiting feeders at Ensifera camp. Also a visit at Laguna Huaypo as we return to Cusco in the evening. 
13 - 17 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography   Our classic Manu road in 5 days. The fastest way to get the most important birds on Manu road and good photography at feeding stations. Can be combined with Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga afterwards. 
22 - Oct 9 FIXED DEPARTURE - Complete Manu Birding Tour 18 days (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Join us for the complete Manu tour. Now with an improved itinerary to get you a chance of all the special birds in SE Peru. Tiered pricing saves you money. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 October 2021 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 November 2021 
20 - 7 FIXED DEPARTURE - Northern Peru Complete Standard Birding Route in 16 days. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  Our most complete North Peru trip with Marvelous Spatuletail and all the other endemics and special birds. Check out our tiered pricing for this tour. Something affordable for you, or maybe you want more comfort and you are willing to pay for it. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 December 2021 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
 
 
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