Golden-backed mountain tanager Expedition

9Day Birding Tour in Central Peru

This Birding Tour explorers the Central Region of Peru, the area is home of the Endemic Golden-backed mountain tanager as well as the Junín Grebe and several other endemic species.

The following sample of birding tour itinerary is designed for you to get an idea of tour prices, and places you will visit during tour birding journey and type of accommodations, list of things you should bring for the tour and a complete list of things we include during the tour.

NOTE: This tour itinerary can be modified according group wishes.

In Junin area there are 1202 bird species, 7 endemic species, 33 globally threatened species and 2 introduced species.

Tour Overview

  • Length: 9 days
  • Starting city: Lima
  • Ending city: Lima
  • Difficulty degree: easy
  • Focus: birding, wildlife, and photography
  • Max group size: 9 + 1 leader


You can always combine or extent this tour, please let us know if you are interested in extending this tour, we will be very happy to arrange it for you.


CLIMATE: Warm to very hot and dry in the coast, humid and cold in the rest of the areas. Please bring a rain poncho with you because we might have some rain.

DIFFICULTY: Mostly very easy, flat in some areas but expect to have some challenging hikes specially while walking in the mountains.

ACCOMMODATION: Excellent! All hotels, hostels, and lodges have private bathrooms, some have hot showers, and electricity but also expect to have basic accommodations. Accommodations are based in double bed rooms.


Day1: Lima to Junín
Day2: Junín to Huánuco
Day3: Huánuco to Unchog Forest
Day4: Unchog Forest to Huánuco
Day5: Huánuco to Paty Taril Trail and Huánuco
Day6: Huánuco to Tingo Maria
Day7: Tingo Maria to Huánuco
Day8: Huánuco to Junín
Day9: Junín to Lima

The Tour Includes:

  • Tour guide with binoculars and Swarovski spotting scope
  • Bird Check List
  • Accommodations in local hotels as well as tents
  • Meal during the tour except last dinner
  • Round way transportation from Lima to Junín
  • Entrance fee to all natural and private reserves.
  • Mineral Water
  • Snacks

What to bring:

  • Aside from Binoculars and photo-equipment
  • A spotting scope, if you have one
  • Flashlight for night birding
  • Light day pack
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • T-shirts and a long-sleeved shirt
  • Jeans or other cotton pants are comfortable, as well as quick-drying nylon ones
  • Cotton socks
  • Sweater, jacket or fleece for night birding
  • Light jacket, water resistant, or poncho
  • Hiking boots or sturdy shoes
  • Water bottle/canteen or camel pack
  • Sandals for after hours
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Plastic bags for camera, clothes, etc. Personal toiletries (shampoo, towel, etc)
  • Converter /adaptor for the electricity (Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type found in the US)

Tour Price:

9 Day Birding in Central Peru
Number of people 1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people+
Private Serv. Price per day $ 400.00 $ 390.00 $ 380.00 $ 370.00 $ 350.00