Birding and history of north Peru: Chiclayo to Cajamarca

8-day tour

An intense 8-day “Birding and history of north Peru” tour. The tour mixes the best birding spots in northern Peru, along with the splendid museums and archaeological sites of pre-Incan cultures.

First, the adventure begins nearby the coastal city of Chiclayo, north of Lima. Before the arrival of the Incas, the Chiclayo area was occupied by the Moche people. It was a strong religious based society, in fact, their architecture, art and religion are still alive in some local communities. The birding and history tour visits the famous Huaca Rajada and the Royal Tombs of Sipan museum. Both sites related to the lavish burial of the Lord of Sipan. The tour also visits Tucume, a complex of several pyramids, all connected to ancestral shamanism and religion.

Then, the “Birding and history of north Peru” tour explores the city of Cajamarca and its surroundings. Cajamarca is located in the northern Andes of the country, at an elevation of 2700 meters. It’s in this city where the last of the Inca kings was taken prisoner by the Spanish conquistadors, therefore, it represents the fall of the Inca empire.

Also, the birding experience during this tour is also impressive. The dry forests around Chiclayo hold a set of very special birds, for example, Peruvian Plantcutter, Scarlet-backed Woodpecker, Rufous Flycatcher, Tumbes Tyrant, and many more. Also, the tour stays at the delightful Chaparri Lodge and Nature Reserve. There, the reserve protects endangered populations of Andean Bear and White-winged Guan.

In the same way, birdwatching around Cajamarca is also a unique experience. There, several Peruvian endemic birds are possible, for instance, Grey-bellied Comet, Piura Chat-tyrant, or Rusty-crowned Tit-spinetail.

In conclusion, the “Birding and history of north Peru” tour is perfect for people looking for a unique birdwatching and cultural experience in Peru.

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.



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

US$ 2,300.oo

Single suppl.: US$ 150.oo

Private departures only.

All itineraries are fully customizable to fit your requirements.


Minimum duration: 8 days

Maximum duration: 12 days

Best time to travel: At any time of the year.

Group size: 1 to 8 people


  • Lodging.
  • Ground transportation and driver throughout the tour.
  • English speaking bird and cultural guide.
  • All entrance fees for nature reserves, archaeological sites and museums.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 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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