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Why Birding Peru with Kolibri Expeditions?

MORE BIRDS!
An ecotourism experience that fits your time constraints, budget, skills and fitness level. DON’T PAY MORE TO SEE LESS.

Don't pay more to see less. Apart from bird watching holidays in Peru we also organize bird photography and eco-tourism trips to Peru, South America and Worldwide.

Peru bird watching tours can be customized to fit all comfort levels. Our expert guides take into account your birding experience and help you reach a Higher Skill Level.

Fixed departures in our calendar have lower prices. For some tours such as the Manu Road or North Peru there is tiered pricing depending on level of comfort in lodging and the services you choose. This way you can choose a price that fits your budget.

Use the category menu or the calendar to find a trip that suits your needs in content and time frame. Check tour length to find a trip of preferred length of time. For those with very limited time we recommend look at our 5 day tours covering the major birding areas of Peru.

Recently we have started offering trips outside of Peru. Check our short Winter Japan tour for example.

Our clients choose us because:

  • Of our Environment, Conservation and Community commitments.
  • Of our Excellent in the field meal services, which allows more birding time than sit-down meals.
  • We provide free, completely safe treated drinking water and this way avoid plastic disposable bottles. Doing our part to combat plastic pollution in South America where there is lack of recycling and garbage treatment. Furthermore bottled water is a waste of natural resources and energy. Water is filtered and treated with micro pore systems.
  • We involve and train local guides.
  • We have pioneered new birding areas some that have become part of the regular birding circuit today.
  • We have the longest track record of organizing Pelagic Trips in Peru.
  • Our drivers and guides are legendary.
  • We provide birding for everyone; at every level.
  • We provide deluxe trips as well as budget trips. Even self-guided trips, if you want only some of the logistics taken care of. And we provide for every level of comfort and pace. Your requirements are our guideline. We can pair you up with others who are interested in the same type of trip.
  • We love Hard Core Birding - with Big Days, Specific Target species and attempts to reach 500-1000 species.
  • We love Relaxed Birding where nature, birding and culture often are combined.
  • We love Bird Photography trips, helping you to get the best shots.
  • Also other Fauna, rare plant and orchid trips.

  • MORE BIRDS!
    An ecotourism experience that fits your time constraints, budget, skills and fitness level. DON’T PAY MORE TO SEE LESS.

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 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
 October 2021 
13 - 30 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. 
13 - 17 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  This departure starts in Jaen on the 13th 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 10-12, from Chiclayo to Cajamarca which will include Chaparri, Tinajones, Puerto Eten and El Rafan for Peruvian Plantcutter and White-winged Guan between Oct 7-19.

Also, note that one could easily add birding in Tarapoto on Oct 18. There will be connection to Cusco for those who want to do Manu road right after (Oct 19-23). Two people are booked already for Manu road.   
17 - 21 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. 
21 - 25 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet.   Long-whiskered Owlet and Marvelous Spatuletail are the main targets of this short 5 day trip, that can easily be combined with our 5 day Scarlet-banded Barbet tour.
24 - 30 Climbing and birding Kilimanjaro - the top of Africa. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Ever dreamt of being on top of the world? Well, here is your chance. At least it is the top of Africa. We have come up with a strategy that maximises the chance of successful summiting and at the same time allow you for most birding as we hike up the volcano slope of Kilimanjaro. You need to be fit, but you can do this if you put your mind to it and prepare both mentallly and physically. 
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 
1 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  A classic Lima birding excursion with desert, coastal marshes and seawatching. Our favorites include Humboldt Penguin, Peruvian Thickknee, Many-colored Rush-Tyrant and Inca Tern.
12 - 13 Lima days: Santa Eulalia valley and Marcopomacocha   Overnight trip to Santa Eulalia featuring Great 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,
14 Lima days: Lomas de Lachay and Paraiso Lagoon.   Full day excursion to Lomas de Lachay, Least Seedsnipe, Tawny-throated Dottorel, Cactus Canastero, Thick-billed, Grayish and Coastal miners. Visit to Paraiso lagoons that holds Peruvian Tern (sometimes) and Chilean Flamingo and many shorebirds.
20 - Dec 5 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. 
25 - Dec 4 North Peru getaway (10 days) featuring White-winged Guan and Marvelous Spatuletail (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  If you want a longer North Peru trip than the scheduled 5 day trip. have a look at this one or the complete 16 day tour for Northern Peru. Either of these have bookings. 
This tour includes birds of the Tumbesian endemic region as well. 
27 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  A classic Lima birding excursion with desert, coastal marshes and seawatching. Our favorites include Humboldt Penguin, Peruvian Thickknee and Inca Tern.
28 - Dec 2 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  Long-whiskered Owlet and Marvelous Spatuletail are the main targets of this short 5 day trip, that can easily be combined with our 5 day Scarlet-banded Barbet tour.
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 
3 Lima days: Daytrip to Santa Eulalia Canyon (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  Great Inca Finch, Condor, Black-necked Woodpecker, Bronze-tailed Comet, Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Peruvian Sheartail and with luck Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch.
4 Cusco/Ollantaytambo birding day trip: Abra Malaga (Guide(s): Alex Durand)  The most endemic rich itinerary in the Cusco area.
4 - 5 Paracas two days with Pelagic (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  The pelagic will run south of Nazca on Dec 5. It is best to add a day after the pelagic to have enough time to get back to Lima. 
5 - 9 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography (Guide(s): Alex Durand)  Megadiverse Manu road with hummingbird feeders and fruitfeeders for tanagers in 5 days. Most endemic and special species along the route are also covered. The people who are doing this trip are also doing a visit to Machu Picchu before the trip and adding a day in Lima after the trip. Ask us for details. kolibriexp@gmail.com
10 Cusco day trip. Chonta Condors and Apurimac Endemics at Sorayapampa (Guide(s): Alex Durand)  This day tour will focus on the Apurimac endemics, and also include a side tour towards Abancay, to also get recently described Ampay Tapaculo.
The condor watching spot is not visited on this day, since the clients already signed up, will have seen Condor in Lima on Dec 3. 
11 Machu Picchu: Independant one day or two day trip (Guide(s): Alex Durand)  This day is guided to also do some birding in the vicinity of Machu Picchu. Cost from $450 with minimum of 5 people. 
13 - 17 Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga De Luxe (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  The last few decades has seen Machu Picchu grow to be one of the world’s most popular bucket list destinations. In this top-end hotel program we give you a well-rounded tour that includes Machu Picchu and its history, the Inca culture and some great birding at the Abra Malaga pass. Price is elevated because we stay at the best hotels for birders at Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel and Pakaritampu. Both have ample beautiful gardens that attract many birds, and at Pueblo Hotel there are hummingbird and tanager feeders allowing for great photography. Of course, this trip is just as exciting for the non-birding spouse or friend, as it is for the birder in the family.
Should you want to stay at less exclusive hotels this can be arranged. 
18 - Nov 18 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  A classic Lima birding excursion with desert, coastal marshes and seawatching. Our favorites include Humboldt Penguin, Peruvian Thickknee, Many-colored Rush-Tyrant and Inca Tern.
23 - Jan 1 North Peru getaway (10 days) featuring White-winged Guan and Marvelous Spatuletail (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  For those who don't celebrate Christmas - or don't want to spend Christmas alone. This is a nice 10 day holiday with lots of birds in friendly company. 
The trees of the cloud forest are like a Christmas trees decorated with colorful tanagers and hummingbird gems. Marvelous Spatuletail and Royal Sunangel. 
27 - 31 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  A shorter version of the 10 day itinerary that we offer at the same time. A short tour to see the most amazing Hummingbird in the world. The Marvelous Spatuletail. 
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 2022

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
 March 2022 
26 - Apr 23 Birding Bolivia endemics incl Blue-throated Macaw and Pakachulpa Cotinga (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  One month in Bolivia with the intent of practically cleaning up on the endemics. Please let us know if you would want to joing for a shorter stretch of time. 
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 2022 
6 - 23 Complete Manu Birding Tour 18 days (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomAlex Durand)  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!
 
 Upcoming Trips 2023

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
 November 2023 
18 - Dec 3 Northern Peru Complete Standard Birding Route in 16 days. (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomAlex DurandCarlos AltamiranoJuan Julca)  One of our distinguished guides mentioned will guide you on our most complete Northern Peru Birding 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!
 
 

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