Birding North Peru

Tips & FAQ

Birding North Peru
Birding North Peru
Birding North Peru

Why choose Birding North Peru?

We place an emphasis on providing a quality experience for the discerning birder who wants to do things at their own pace without being rushed. We offer high-end accommodation, in many cases with en-suite bathrooms, and private transport.

As a well-established ground operator we have a proven track record of providing superior services and tours to our clients. Our luxury lodges and affiliated accommodation are strategically placed along the Northern Peru Birding Route.

We offer customized tours, tailor-made to meet the specific requirements of every group accompanied with experienced local guides from North Peru and international specialists. We include the option of enjoying choice cultural highlights along the route if you choose to.

We participate in conservation initiatives in the areas where we operate and actively support local communities, providing long-term educational and occupational opportunities and qualifications. We help maintain trails and continually update species lists due to our year-round presence.

General in our Birding Tours


We offer private, air conditioned vehicles, from 4×4 trucks to vans and mini-buses that can take parties of up to 14.

Walking/Fitness Level

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.

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