The Andean Quest2018-05-23T02:10:06+00:00

The Andean Quest

Explore El Yeso Valley and the Andes Mountain Range.

An early wake up to drive toward the Andes and explore El Yeso Valley, to enjoy a full day tour through unique landscapes while looking for some of the chilean endemics as the Craig Chilia and the Moustached Turca among some specialties of this part of the country, as the Diameded Sandpiper Plover, the Chilean Mockingbird, the Black-winged Ground Dove, the Grey-flancked Cinclodes and the Grey-hooded Sierra Finch. We will also have the opportunity to spot the Andean Condor and the Black-chested Buzzard Eagle. On the way to the Yeso Valley located at 2.500 mts. above the sea level, we will also be looking for the Torrent Duck, a very specialized member of the Anatidae family that lives exclusively in the Andean rivers.

Some of the species that can be found in this tour: Magellanic Horned Owl, Torrent Duck, Mountain Caracara, Red-backed Hawk, Craig Chilia, Moustached Turca, Chilean Mockingbird, Diameded Sandpiper Plover, Mourning Sierra Finch, Bar-winged Cinclodes, Band-tailed Sierra Finch, Grassland Yellowfinch, Yellow Rumped Siskin, Andean Condor, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle.

Destionations: Cajón del Maipo and El Yeso Valley.
Length: 1 full day.
Difficulty Level: Low
Guide: Bilingual guide specialized in birdlife.
Activities: Birding, Naturalist focused tour, Photo opportunity.

Accommodation, transportation and others included: Private ground transportation, protected areas entrance fees.

Meals: Box Lunch

Not Included: Airline tickets, tips, insurances and any other item not specified.

Minimum of passengers: Trips are guaranteed to depart with a minimum of 2 passengers.

Birdschile privileges small hotels with high standard of quality but not luxury hotels or big chains we support local business and communities.

If you want to receive more information send us an email and we will send it to you.

Equipment required: Waterproof clothes and shoes, sunscreen, water protection for your personal equipment (cameras, lens, binoculars, etc.).

Recommendation: A good book and a field guide to bring during your trip in Chile is Alvaro Jaramillo´s Birds of Chile.

Equipment included: Literature available, bird´s check list.

If you want to receive more information send us an email and we will send it to you.

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