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Birding and Culture/Archeaology

Archeology, Historical Sites, Culture, Cuisine, Birds and Birding

Combine birding with more traditional tourism. See the main sites like Machu Picchu, Nazca lines and Colca canyon and still see many birds. Thes are  the perfect trips for non-birding spouses. A part from Peru, eventually we shall add more destinations to this topic. 

South Peru

Southern circuit - Classic Peru Culture and Natural History

A tour not only for birders but for anyone that wants to see a lot of Peru. Natural History, food and culture are equally important. Now also including the Amazon rain forest.

Central Peru

Archeology and birding: Nazca lines and Paracas 3 days

A short excellent trip over 3 days for anyone wanting to experience the Nazca lines combining culture and nature. It can easily be added as a post Cusco trip with flights that arrive in Lima before 2 pm.

Amazon Lowlands

The Peruvian Amazon for birders is separated into two main areas. Iquitos region in the North and Manu-Tambopata areas in the South-East. The SE Peruvian Amazon rain forest is perhaps one of the less known gems of South America. It is outstanding for bird and nature watching and still very pristine in spite of being close to Puerto Maldonado served with flights from Lima and Cusco. Nowhere in South America is wildlife so easily accessible at relatively inexpensive rates. Here you may see up to 10 species of monkeys in a week (of 15 possible), Tapir at nightly clay licks, Giant Otters in the oxbow lakes, sometimes jaguar on the sandbanks (May-August) and the famous colorful Macaw-licks where hundreds of colorful parrots, parakeets and macaws gather to eat clay for digesting toxic leaves and fruits. The Iquitos area is less wild, but has a number of endemic bird species in the white sand forests close to the town and many different birds if one goes north or south of the Amazon. There are also many river island specialists and of course Pink River Dolphin. Rainy season (Dec-April) birding in the SE Amazon, can actually be very good, since the rain mostly comes in showers. Right after a shower the birding is fantastic. In the Iquitos region the rain is more spread out through the year with no marked rainy season. However, the river floods from December-April, so access to river islands is difficult this time of year.

Southern circuit - Classic Peru Culture and Natural History

A tour not only for birders but for anyone that wants to see a lot of Peru. Natural History, food and culture are equally important. Now also including the Amazon rain forest.

Machu Picchu

Visiting Peru without visiting Machu Picchu is like going to Egypt and not seeing the pyramids. Combo: Machu Picchu combined with Manu Road or Tambopata. Stand-alone trip: (especially in rainy season) combined with a trip to the north. Peru has several itineraries that lend themselves to combinations of culture, archeology and gastronomy. Archeology and Birding Itineraries especially South: (classic Peru tour) Lima, Paracas, Nazca Lines, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno and Titicaca Lake, before ending in Cusco and Machu Picchu…whilst birding and enjoying nature. North: Moche, Chan Chan, Sipan & Chachapoyas cultures with excellent birding.

Archeology and Birding at Machu Picchu, Cuszco and the Sacred Valley.

Your non-birding spouse wants to go to Peru and see Machu Picchu. Offer him/her this. Archeology and birding. The best of both worlds

5-day trips

We have noted that people have less and less time and problems to get away for a 2-3 week holiday and in the wired day and age simply can’t disconnect for such long periods of time. To solve this problem we have ns to a completely different part of the country if you are looking to boost the species list in as short time as possible. Currently the 5 day trips include Central Highway, Abra Patricia area (with Marvelous Spatuletail), Machu Picchu&Abra Malaga, Manu road, Amigos Research Center in the Amazon, Iquitos, Chaparri and Marañon Valley, Tumbes and Arequipa-Colca-Puno. From this – (9x5 = 45 days) - you realize that no matter how you bend it, Peru is not one time destination if you are a birder.

Archeology and Birding at Machu Picchu, Cuszco and the Sacred Valley.

Your non-birding spouse wants to go to Peru and see Machu Picchu. Offer him/her this. Archeology and birding. The best of both worlds

Bird Photography

Southern circuit - Classic Peru Culture and Natural History

A tour not only for birders but for anyone that wants to see a lot of Peru. Natural History, food and culture are equally important. Now also including the Amazon rain forest.

Archeology and birding: Nazca lines and Paracas 3 days

A short excellent trip over 3 days for anyone wanting to experience the Nazca lines combining culture and nature. It can easily be added as a post Cusco trip with flights that arrive in Lima before 2 pm.

Archeology and Birding at Machu Picchu, Cuszco and the Sacred Valley.

Your non-birding spouse wants to go to Peru and see Machu Picchu. Offer him/her this. Archeology and birding. The best of both worlds


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5 DAY BIRDING TOURS
BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
EASY BIRDWATCHING
MODERATE BIRDWATCHING
PELAGIC TOURS
BIRDING AND CULTURE/ARCHEAOLOGY
EXTREME BIRDING
HIKING, BIRDS AND PLANTS. NATURE TREKKING.
BUTTERFLIES AND OTHER INSECTS
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