Northern Peru - A Birding Paradise

Northern Peru offers an astonishingly rewarding and diverse experience for the serious birder. It is fast becoming the most desirable birding destination in the world, owing to the presence of endemics such as the White-winged Guan and Marvellous Spatuletail ... and its unrivalled range of mega-diverse eco-systems and endemic areas.

PeruNorth offers a variety of ways to explore this birding richness. They range from four-day searches for specific, rare species - such as the Scarlet-Banded Barbet - to epic three-week set departures, intended to take in as much of Northern Peru's incredible diversity as possible, within the time limit.

Moreover, a number of Amazon lodges offer specialist birding itineraries.

NB. The shorter modules are designed so that, if time allows, they can be linked together to make a longer itinerary. 

Northern Peru
Birding Route 21D

  • Epic 3 week adventure on Great Northern Peruvian Birding Route

  • Explore Amazon rainforest and Andean cloud forest habitats

  • Includes Leymebamba, Abra Barro Negro and colonial Cajamarca

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Northern Andes
& Marañon Endemics 6D

  • Awesome 6-days birding based in Gocta & Leymebamba

  • Can visit Gocta Falls & Kuelap

  • Huge variety of altitudes, eco-systems & bird species with expert guide

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Alto Mayo & Abra Patricia 5D

  • Spectacular 5-day birding tour

  • Explore Amazon rainforest & Andean Cloud Forest

  • Includes world-renowned birding at Alto Mayo and Abra Patricia

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Northern Peru
Birding Route 15D

  • 2 week birding adventure from Chiclayo to Tarapoto

  • From Pacific to Andean cloud forest to Amazon jungle

  • Discover a huge variety of eco-systems and species

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Andean Valleys
& Pacific Coast 5D

  • Wide-ranging 5-day Northern Peru birding tour

  • From Andean cloud forest to dry forest to Pacific coast.

  • Highlights inc Gocta Falls, Gotas de Agua & Tucume

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Amazon Lowlands Birding 4D

  • Unique remote birding adventure

  • Visit Amazon Lowlands at San Lorenzo del Marañon

  • Inc basic accommodation, all meals & local flights from Tarapoto

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Chaparri Birding 4D

  • Peru's premier dry forest site, home to Spectacled Bear

  • Visit Tinajones Reservoir

  • Rustic, homely accommodation

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Scarlet-Banded Barbet 4D

  • Amazing rough birding adventure

  • Search for the elusive, recently-discovered Scarlet-Banded Barbet

  • Remote high Amazon rainforest

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Mountain Rainforests & Dry Forest 4D

  • 4 days of world-class birding

  • Pumarinri Amazon Lodge stay

  • Wide variety of eco-systems & species

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Allpahuayo-Mishana & Pacaya-Samiria Birding 6D

  • 6 days’ birding in two of Peru’s Amazonian protected areas.

  • Huge variety of species, including endemics.

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Birders are always accompanied by expert local guides; and on group departures, they also have access to international specialists.

For the keen nature photographer there are incredible photographic opportunities en route, as we pass through rapidly changing landscapes of cactus-studded scrub and undulating cloud forest. We include the option of enjoying choice cultural highlights - such as Kuelap or Chan Chan - along the route if you choose to.

By participating on a PeruNorth birding trip, you are actively supporting local communities, providing long-term educational and occupational opportunities and qualifications, maintaining trails and continually updating species lists on account of our year-round presence.