Yellow Faced Parrotlet-Purple Backed Sunbean

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

    Arrival in 1 hour and 20 minutes to Tarapoto from Lima airport, we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

    Hotel La joya-leymebamba
  • DAY 1

    We will explore the forests at Atuen valley for Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Northern Mountain Cacique, Red hooded Tanager, Buff throated or Rufous backed Treehunter, etc. There are good flocks of birds that we can see. In the efternon we move to Abra Barro Negro we shall look for Russet-mantled Softtail, White-chinned Thistletail, Coppery Metaltail, Blackish Tapaculo, and other good birds thre.

    Hotel La joya-leymebamba.
  • DAY 2

    We start at Lower part of marañon valley we shall look out for Yellow-faced Parrotlet and Peruvian Pigeon. Them we will continue to acienda el Limon, where we have the chance to pick up the very special birds, such as, buff bridle inca finch, Grey-winged Inca-Finch, Chestnut-backed Thornbird and Marañon Thrush. And we continue to celendin.

    Hotel Villa Madrid-Celendin.
  • DAY 3

    On the road to cajamarca star looking for the rufous antpitta (Cajamarca form), them continue to cruz conga and serch the White tail shrike tyrant, rufous webbed Bush tyrant, rufous ear brush finch, jelki´s chat tyrant and others, in the afternon we go to rio chonta and spend time looking the gray bellied comet.

    Hotel El Mirador-cajamarca.
  • DAY 4

    We will spend more time at the gray bellied comet área, and also we can look for other birds such as black crested tit tyrant, black metaltail, rusty crownet tit spinetail, etc. in the afternon we move to humachuco that is a long time driveing with a stop for great spinetail.

    Hotel Santa Maria-Huamachuco.
  • DAY 5

    We leave early drive to El Molino. I have been resently there and the road was noy very bad so It could take as much as 3 hours to get there from Huamachuco, Purple-backed Sunbeam is easy, so we can go back and serch some puna birds on the way back and continue to trujillo.

    Hotel Due-Trujillo.
  • DAY 6

    Start early to Sinsicap searching for Russet-bellied Spinetail, unicolored tapaculo, Piura Chat-Tyrant, etc. We should continue driving to Chiclayo, we can stop at Rafan área that is good for peruvian plantcutter and also we go to puerto eten for peruvian tern, least seedsnipe and other seabirds.

    Inti Hotel-chiclayo.