Scarlet Banded Barbet

This itinerary covers the Amazon and low areas along the Marañón River, tropical forests, cloud forests, dry forests of the upper part of the Marañón, dry forests of the coastal part of Peru, etc.

The client can choose the area in which they want to travel or the birds they need to see or photograph and we organize their trip in the best way with a minimum of 5 days of the itinerary.

Luna 1

Carlos Altamirano

Specialist Guide


  • DAY 0

    Arrive in 1 hour and 20 minutes to Tarapoto from Lima airport, we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the Bellevista unit approximately 1:50 hours.

    Hotel Monte Verde-Bellavista
  • DAY 1

    We start about 6:00 takeing a car 4wd and go to plataforma, travel 6 hours aprox. With some stops on the road for backish pewe, gray tail piha. Scarlet banded barbet is our priority, we will look for it in the afternon, the hotel there is very basic with good rooms but not private toilets and not hot shower. At nigth we can serch, vermiculated screach owl, rufescent screach owl and band bellied owl.

  • DAY 2

    Have this full day looking the specialities here and other birds that have been recorded, such as Chestnut-tipped Toucanet, Scaled, and Scarlet-breasted Fruiteater, Duida Woodcreeper, Grey-tailed Piha, Rose-fronted Parakeet, Foothill Schiffornis, Yellow-throated Spadebill, Yellow-cheeked Becard, Andean Laniesoma, Roraiman Flycatcher, Jet, Yungas and Blue-rumped Manakin and other targets also this very special new species of antbird, that has been discovered resently.

  • DAY 3

    Drive back to Bellavista and continue to Tarapoto, on the main road we will take a desviatio of 10 km from the main road for the same dry forest at Huallaga valley and look for, Sulphure bellied tyrant manakin, Chestnut throated spintail, Ashy headed geenlet, Band tailed manakin, White bellied pygmy tyrant, and many more, continue to tarapoto for the nigth.

    Hotel Rio Cumbaza-Tarapoto.
  • DAY 4

    We can continue with our itynerary starting in tarapoto all to the northen Peru or just transfer to the airport.