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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
 DECEMBER 2020 
7 - 11 Satipo Road and Colibri Cloud Forest - Short 5 Day Tour (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomJuan Julca)  COVID 19 Rainy Season special price: Only US$999. Check out everything about the Satipo road community birding hostal project.  
14 - 18 Satipo Road and Colibri Cloud Forest - Short 5 Day Tour (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  COVID 19 Rainy Season special price: Only US$999. Check out everything about the Satipo road community birding hostal project.  
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. 
28 - Jan 1 Satipo Road and Colibri Cloud Forest - Short 5 Day Tour (Guide(s): Juan Julca) 
31 - Jan 3 Scarlet-banded Barbet extension   Peru's newest birding hotspot with localized and recently described Scarlet-banded Barbet and Cordillera Azul Antbird. Both endemics of course. 
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 
10 - 15 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  A slightly longer version of this trip with an additional day for photographing at the Marvelous Spatuletail lek. 
10 - 14 Tumbes (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomJuan Julca)  The best TUMBESIAN BIRDING. 
15 Piura-Chiclayo connection (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  Connecting Tumbes program with the Complete North Peru program from Chiclayo.
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. 
31 - Feb 3 Scarlet-banded Barbet extension (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Peru's newest birding hotspot with localized and recently described Scarlet-banded Barbet and Cordillera Azul Antbird. Both endemics of course. 
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.
UPDATE: For the time being Japan remains closed for foreign visitors. Please, request information in Janaury. 
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.
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 
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. 
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 - 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. 
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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