Hotel in Iquitos
Enjoy lovely Iquitos as your home base at the beginning of your adventure. This hotel is clean and comfortable.
Experience true wilderness of Peru on one of the best Amazon Rainforest Birdwatching tours
This is a fully guided tour in a bird lovers’ paradise, the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. On the Amazon Birdwatching Tour, specialized guides will take you on an unforgettable Amazon adventure, leading you deep into the jungle to spot hundreds of species of birds and other local wildlife. You’ll be staying in the heart of the rainforest, surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife.
Explore a variety of natural bird habitats on this Amazon expedition, including flooded forests, lakes, and the Allpahuayo Mishana Reserve. Learn all about the diverse ecosystems as your guides take you deeper into the wilderness. You’ll be staying at the main lodge and the more remote research lodge for even better wildlife and bird viewing opportunities. On this Amazon birdwatching tour, you will also have the chance to include other activities in your itinerary, so you can discover the other wildlife that reside in the rainforest.
This Amazon birdwatching trip is a nature lover’s dream and the perfect way to experience the diversity and excitement of the Peruvian Amazon.
The host of bird species that populate Peru’s Amazon Rainforest are as every bit diverse as they are unique. From the royal blue feathers of the Hyacinth Macaw to the vibrant orange mohawk of the Hoatzin, the birds of the Amazon Rainforest attract birdwatchers from near and far. With an astounding 1,300 bird species that call this rainforest home, there is never a dull moment when observing the colourful sky and chirp-filled trees in this birdwatcher's oasis.
The Amazon Rainforest is guaranteed to be found on just about any list of top birdwatching destinations to discover. From Peru to Ecuador, and Colombia to Brazil -- the opportunities to experience these birds in action are nearly endless.
Your transfer will meet you at the airport in Iquitos or at your hotel. You’ll spend the afternoon visiting the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, where your guides will help you spot several species of birds that are only known to live in this unique forest.
You might be lucky enough to spot birds including the Ancient Antwren, Mishana Tyrannulet, Allpahuayo Antbird, Northern Chestnut-tailed Antbird, Pompadour Cotinga, and Saffron-crested Tyrant Manakin.
After the excitement, its back to the hotel for dinner.
This morning on your Amazon expedition you’ll take another bird viewing trip into the Allpahuayo Mishana Reserve. Kep your eyes to the skies to see what species you’ll run into today!
In the afternoon you’ll take the four-hour boat ride up the river to the wilderness lodge on the Tahuayo tributary. Relax here for the night, enjoying the hum of the surrounding forest.
Good morning, jungle! Today, your guides will take you out for a full day of birding on the islands near the entrance of the Tahuayo tributary.
During the day you’ll be looking for sandpipers, herons, terns, skimmers, stilts, and plovers. You’ll stay on the river until the evening for a chance to see the nocturnal birds that live on the shoreline.
The wooden wilderness lodge that you’re staying at is perched on the edge of the varzea forest. In the morning you’ll be exploring this habitat with your guides. The biodiversity right outside of your door is truly astounding.
In the afternoon you’ll head out to visit the secondary growth ecosystems that surround the local villages. Then, it’s back to the lodge to relax for the evening.
Your morning Amazon birdwatching excursion will be in the tahuampa ecosystem, which is the flooded forest. The list of critters you could run into out here is nearly endless.
In the afternoon you’ll take a trip to “cocha”, or Oxbow Lake, to watch for the birds in the area. Enjoy the warmth and stillness of the water while you watch.
Today you’ll leave the flooded ecosystems behind and take a trip to the terra firme forest. Here you’ll spend the entire day birdwatching in the forest with solid ground.
Are you keeping a list of the species you’ve seen so far? You’re likely well over 100 by now!
You’ll take an early morning birdwatching excursion today, exploring the Palmichal Stream.
Then, continue birdwatching up the Tahuayo River. Tonight you will be arriving at your new accommodations at the remote research lodge. Settle in and review all the birds and other animals you’ve been able to enjoy up to now.
Today you will explore high and low forests. Your day will continue with spotting new bird species in palm swamp forest and finish your afternoon with an unforgettable time at Dolphin Lake.
Today, take a lovely trip to Lake Yarina, where you’ll spend the entire day birdwatching with your guides. Enjoy how the calm of the lake and scenery contrasts with the activity of the local birds and wildlife.
Afterwards, enjoy dinner at the lodge before bed.
This morning you’ll be returning to the main lodge to meet the boat back to Iquitos. Your transfer will drop you off at Iquitos Airport or your hotel.
So, what was your final bird count?
This guided birdwatching tour in Peru is run as a custom tour for your group and the price per person is fixed. Note that this tour can be run shorter or longer depending on your preference. Please inquire for pricing if you’re interested in this option.
Prices below are per person:
This tour is based in unique, remote wilderness lodges and local hotels. At all locations, you’ll have a comfortable private room. At the research center, the washrooms are shared facilities. Both wilderness lodges are quite rustic but beautiful are surrounded by the natural environment.
In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.
Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
There is no supplement required for solo travellers on this tour.
Enjoy lovely Iquitos as your home base at the beginning of your adventure. This hotel is clean and comfortable.
Immerse yourself in the jungle surrounding you at this rugged wilderness lodge. It’s built on stilts and offers a comfortable refuge during your stay.
This is a small but cozy lodge. You’ll have the chance to see much more wildlife as the nearest hint of civilization is miles away.
9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 9 dinners are included.
Accommodations for 9 nights are included.
Transport for you and your luggage and to and from the airport and throughout the tour is included.
How hard is the Amazon Birdwatching Expedition Tour?
We rate this tour as a 1/5. During this tour, you will have the ability to decide how active you’d like to be - there is little required physical exertion. You should be comfortable staying and sleeping in more remote, rustic locations.
Do I need a visa to travel to Peru?
Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.
Are meals included on the Amazon Birdwatching Expedition Tour?
9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 9 dinners are included on this tour.
Do I need insurance?
Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.
How do I get to Iquitos to start this tour?
You can fly into Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport in Iquitos (IQT). Flight LA 2240 from Lima is recommended to meet your included transfer.
Is the Amazon Birdwatching Expedition guided?
Yes, you will have an English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour.
Where does the Amazon Birdwatching Expedition end?
This tour ends in Iquitos, where you will be taken to the airport.
Are equipment rentals included?
The use of waterproof jungle boots will be available to you while you’re at the lodge. Please bring any additional equipment desired.
Do I need special vaccines to travel to Peru?
Check with your family doctor.
Are there any travel restrictions for Peru?
Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.
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We rate this Amazon birdwatching adventure tour as a 1/5. During this tour, you will have the ability to decide how active you’d like to be- there is little required physical exertion. You should be comfortable staying and sleeping in more remote, rustic locations.
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