We offer private, air conditioned vehicles, from 4x4 trucks to vans and mini-buses that can take parties of up to 14.
For the majority of the tours the walking effort required is from easy to moderate. When is more demanding (Gocta Falls or Rio Chido, for instance) we offer alternatives for those not willing to take those trails.
As the tour extends from the Pacific Coast to Andes and the Amazon basin, a variety of weather conditions can be expected. For low and middle elevations one can expect hot and sunny weather of around 30ºC, whilst higher altitude conditions will be much cooler, particularly at night and early morning, but it is very unusual to descend bellow 5ºC. It may well rain and could also be humid at times. The highest point of the route is Abra Barro Negro, at 3,600 m.a.s.l. We are just occasionally above 3,000 m.a.s.l. and most people do not experience problems. Also, we spend several days at lower altitudes, to acclimatize.
What to Bring?
Aside from binoculars and photo equipment we advise:
- A spotting scope if you have one
- Flashlight for night birding
- Light day pack
- Factor 50 Sunscreen and quality insect repellent
- Hat and sunglasses
- Comfortable long cotton trousers and quick drying nylon trousers or waterproofs
- Long -sleeve shirts and T-shirts
- Jacket or fleece for night birding and higher climates
- Light water-resistant jacket
- Hiking boots
- Plastic bags for camera and clothes
- Personal toiletries and personal medication
- As always, consult with your doctor before travelling if you have specific medical conditions or concerns, and bring your specific medication.