January-May is low season for us. Yes, it is part of the rainy season, but would you not rather have a few showers and around 300-400 species of birds seen in 8 days, than shoveling snow? Huh? And it does not rain all the time. Hand on heart – does rain stop you from birding in the UK, Scandinavia or Massachusetts? Birding in Peru is awesome any time of year.
Having said that, in Northern Peru the rains are not as intense as in the South. And it is the best time of year for seeing the Marvellous Spatuletail lekking.
Furthermore, a new site for Long-whiskered Owlet closer to Pomacochas has recently been found. No need to stay at the expensive lodge at Abra Patricia – unless you crave for such comfort (admittedly it is a very nice lodge!).
And when it comes to the South, we have introduced a new tour that use the new excellent Inter-oceanic Highway to get to Puerto Maldonado – with lots of birding on the way.
For Central Peru we offer inexpensive programs – and again continue offer these all year around.
As an outfitter I have made it our business to provide work for our staff through-out the year, but I admit this is a challenge during this period. So, here is the deal! I’ll give you some offers you can’t refuse and you come and do some birding with us. OK?
January is just around the corner, and although most trips have confirmed takers, we need one or two more people to make them worthwhile to run.
Jan 3-4. Santa Eulalia valley and Marcopomacocha. Fixed price: $248 regardless of number of participants.
Jan 5-11. Satipo road 7 days birding workshop. Fixed price. Only $980!!! Young birders up to 25 years old pay $650
Jan 16-19. Tumbes with pelagic. Price guarantee: Max $1000 including pelagic.
Jan 21-28. Budget North Peru 8 days. Max. $1400 Price may go down to $1090 if minimum 5 people. Young birders up to 25 years old pay $695 on any departure of this tour through-out the year.
Jan 31- Feb 7. Amazon birding for less. 8 days. Max. $1600 including return flights from Lima to Cusco. Price may go down to $1290 if minimum 5 people. Young birders up to 25 years old pay $895 on any departure of this tour through-out the year.
This last tour was done by Rick Wright of WINGS last September. Check out his comments in this video.
As for the trips between February and June, we offer 20% discount (excluding the cost of airtickets) if booked and paid deposit before Jan 7.
Our slogan: “Why pay more? Why see less?” is more true than ever!