Bird photography tour to northern Peru

12-day tour

This is an intense 12-day bird photography tour to northern Peru.

The eastern slopes of the Andes are among the most biodiverse places in the neo-tropics. Also, in recent years, several private reserves had been established, providing several bird feeders and hides. As a result, north Peru has the perfect conditions for a bird photography tour.

Our tour begins visiting the Cordillera Escalera reserve, near the city of Tarapoto. Here, we expect to photograph birds like Ivory- billed Aracari, Koepcke’s Hermit, Paradise Tanager, and lots of other colorfoul tanagers.

After that, the Bird photography tour moves to the Alto Mayo valley, where we will spend some time in the city of Moyobamba. First, we will visit the Waqanki hummingbird feeders, that offer opportunities to photograph special birds like Rufous-crested Coquette, Violet-headed Hummingbird, and another 17 species of hummingbirds. Also, the Tahuishco tower is good for bird photography, with colorfoul birds like Blue-headed Parrot, Lettered Aracari, Blue-necked Tanager, and more.

Then, the tour goes to the famous Abra Patricia Owlet Lodge, where a myriad of hummingbirds offers great opportunities for bird photography. The gardens and trails are also good to look for flycatchers, tanagers, woodpeckers, and more. Here, we will also try to photograph some owls like Cinnamon Screech-Owl, and White-throated Screech-Owl. In the same area, we also visit the Fundo Alto Nieva Private Reserve, for chances to get pictures of the famous Long-whiskered Owlet and Royal Sunangel hummingbird. Here, the Bird photography tour, also includes some easy hiking, trying to photograph birds like Johnson’s Tody-Flycatcher, or Yellow-Scarfed Tanager.

Finally, the jewel in the crown of the bird photography tour: the visit to the Huembo reserve, to photograph the fantastic Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird.

Your holidays and nature conservancy: Cheqa Peru SRL, owner of Green Tours, will donate 50 US$ of its benefits per participant to association “Plantando Futuro” to support local nature conservancy initiatives.

  • Rufous-crested Coquette
  • Long-whiskered Owlet
  • Royal Sunangel
  • Johnson’s Tody-Flycatcher
  • Marvelous Spatuletail

Details and itinerary


Reference price per person, base on a group of 4 people and on double occupancy:

U$ 3,500.oo

Single supplement: US$ 600.oo

Private departures only.

All itineraries are fully customizable to fit your requirements.


Minimum duration: 12 days

Maximum duration: 15 days

Best time to travel: September through April

Group size: 1 to 8 people


  • Lodging.
  • Ground transportation and driver throughout the tour.
  • English speaking guide, with local guides at some private reserves.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water supply available in the car during the whole trip.
  • All entrance fees for nature reserves.
  • Applicable taxes, fees, and licenses.


International or domestic flights, reconfirmation of flights, visa fees, airport taxes, excess luggage charges, additional nights during the trip due reasons beyond our control, bottled water, alcoholic beverages, snacks, laundry, phone calls or messages, any kind of travel insurance, and items of personal nature.

If you want us to include the internal flights within Peru just let us know.

All itineraries are given as a guide only. Actual holiday content may vary according to the judgement of your guide, and elements beyond our control (e.g. weather).

See our Booking Terms and Conditions.

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