Hummingbirds of Peru

12-day tour

Hummingbirds are unique and fantastic birds, exclusive to the Americas, and we have many of them in Peru. They have captivated people’s imagination for centuries, even nowadays, we are still fascinated by their names, like fairy, sylph, sunbeam, woodnymph. With this in mind, we have designed a new tour for hummingbird lovers, that allows people to spend a lot of time at hummingbird feeders, even permits taking time for photography.

The tour includes the Lima area, the northern east slope of the Andes, and the Marañon valley. During the trip, we could find up to 76 species of hummingbirds, including 7 endemics.

First, in the Lima area, we will focus on finding Peruvian Sheartail, Amazilia Hummingbird, and Oasis Hummingbird. Then, we flight north, to the eastern slope of the Andes, one of Peru’s most bird diverse areas. There, between Tarapoto and the legendary Abra Patricia, we will be mostly at hummingbird feeding stations, where some of the possible hummingbirds are Koepcke’s Hermit, Gould’s Jewelfront, Rufous-crested Coquette, Wire-crested Thornbill, Royal Sunangel, Botted Racket-tail, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Rufous-vented Whitetip, and a lot more. Finally, at the Marañon valley and its tributaries, we will focus on finding specialties like Spot-throated Hummingbird, Grey-bellied Comet, Coppery Metaltail, Black Metaltail, Little Woodstar, just to mention a few.

But it isn’t just about hummingbirds, the tour also offers the possibility of other Peru specialties like Johnson’s Tody-flycatcher, Grey-winged Inca-finch, Cajamarca Antpitta, Rusty-tinged Antpitta, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Chestnut-backed Thornbird, Yellow-faced Parrotlet, and lots of other birds like multicolored tanagers, flycatchers, woodpeckers, and more. The complete list of birds for the Hummingbirds of Peru tour has more than 600 species.

Top 5 highlights:

Marvelous Spatuletail

Rufous-crested Coquette

Wire-crested Thorntail

Grey-bellied Comet

Royal Sunangel

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$ 3,400.oo

Single supplement: US$ 350.oo

Private departures only.

All itineraries are fully customizable to fit your requirements.


Minimum duration: 12 days

Maximum duration: 17 days

Best time to travel: January through May, then October through December

Group size: 1 to 6 people


  • Lodging.
  • Ground transportation and driver throughout the tour.
  • English speaking bird guide
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinking water supply available in the car during the whole trip.
  • All entrance fees to 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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