Long-whiskered owlet Expedition

15Day Birding tour in the North of Peru

This Northern Peru birding tour explores a less often visited part of one of South America´s premier bird watching countries. This exciting tour focuses on the many species found in the northern part of Peru. Northern Peru is home to numerous species, including the White-winged Guan and the extraordinary Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird.

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.

Tour Overview

  • Length: 15 days
  • Starting city: Chiclayo
  • Ending city: Cajamarca
  • 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. Flight ticket are not included in any of our tours if you want us to book it please do not hesitate to ask, 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: From Chiclayo to Bosque Pomac, and Olmos
Day2: From Olmos to Limon de Purcoya and Jaen
Day3: From Jaen to Pomacochas or Florida.
Day4: From Pomacochas to Abra Patricia
Day5: Abra Patricia lodge area all day
Day6: From Abra Patricia to Rioja
Day7: From Rioja to Moyobamba
Day8: From Moyobamba to Miskiyaquillo Hostel
Day9: From Miskiyaquillo to Tarapoto
Day10: From Tarapoto to Abra Patricia
Day11: From Abra Patricia to Leimebamba
Day12: Leimebamba all day
Day13: From Leimebamba to Celendin
Day14: From Celendin to Cajamarca
Day15: From Cajamarca 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:

North of Peru 15 Day Birding
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