4-day Diademed Sandpiper-plover and Lima Highlights tour

Tour Details

Duration: 4 days
Group Size: 1 – 6
Spaces Available: 6
Tour Start: Lima
Tour End: Lima

Tour Costs

Price: US$1,395 / £1,081 / €1,205 per person sharing (4-6 participants),
US$1,587 / £1,229 / €1,371 per person sharing (3 participants),
US$1,770 / £1,371 / €1,529 per person sharing (2 participants),
US$2,590 / £2,006 / €2,238 (1 participant)

Single Supplement: US$402 / £311 / €347

* Please note that currency conversion is calculated in real-time, therefore is subject to slight change. Please refer back to the base price when finalising payments.

Price includes:
Three nights’ accommodation (two at rustic cabins in the Santa Eulalia Valley and the third night at the Casa Andina Select Miraflores)
Private birding guide
All meals
Bottled water
Private vehicle

Price excludes:
International flights
Any activities not described in the itinerary (city tours, museum fees, etc.)
Personal expenses (phone calls, internet access, laundry, souvenirs, etc.)

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4-day Diademed Sandpiper-plover and Lima Highlights tour

During this short excursion we will be birding Pacusana, the Santa Eulalia Road,and the Lomas de Lachay National Reserve, searching, among others, for the legendary Diademed Sandpiper-Plover.

Day 1. Birding Pucusana

We leave Lima and drive south of the city along the coast to the fishing village of Pucusana. Here you will have the chance to see Humboldt Penguin, Inca Tern, Red-legged Cormorant, Guanay Cormorant, the endemic Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes, Peruvian Pelican, Peruvian Booby, and many others. Later you will be transferred to Santa Eulalia in the mountains above Lima for an overnight

Overnight Santa Eulalia Valley

Day 2. Birding the Santa Eulalia Road

We will explore the Santa Eulalia road, reaching 3500 meters above sea level, looking for the endemics Great Inca Finch, Rufous-breasted Warbling Finch, Bronze-tailed Comet, Rusty-bellied Brush Finch, and Black-necked Woodpecker. Other possible species include Canyon Canastero, Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail, Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant, Pacific Pygmy Owl, Peruvian Sheartail, Blue-and-yellow Tanager, and, if we are lucky, Andean Condor.

Overnight Santa Eulalia Valley

Day 3. Search for the Diademed Plover

Today we will drive up to 4500 meters elevation at the base of the snow-capped mountains, looking for the legendary Diademed Plover. White-bellied Cinclodes, Olivaceous Thornbill, Black-breasted Hillstar, Giant Coot, Black Siskin, White-winged Diuca Finch, Streak-backed Canastero, and Dark-winged Miner are other species we hope to find. We will come back to Lima for an overnight

Overnight: Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Day 4. Birding the Lomas de Lachay National Reserve

Our final destination is the Lomas de Lachay national reserve located in the desert adjoining the Pacific. Here we will look for the elusive Cactus Canastero, Burrowing Owl, Oasis Hummingbird, Peruvian Thick-knee, Band-tailed Sierra Finch, Peruvian Meadowlark, Coastal Miner, Greyish Miner, Short-tailed Field Tyrant, and the endemic Thick-billed Miner.

After lunch we will come back to Lima to connect with your international flights home.

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Eduardo, thanks so much for all your efforts to make this a fantastic , superbly well organised, entertaining, comfortable, informative , comprehensive   and safe tour through Southern Peru. The Peru you showed me  is indeed fabulous. Thanks also to Raul for his  skilful  driving .   It was a trip of a lifetime for me, which Sue and I can now  enjoy “remembering” together.

Owen Oertli, Johannesburg