North of Chile and The Altiplano

This unique program explores the driest region on earth. A very diverse array of birds inhabit the Pacific Coast and high plateau of the Andean range. This is home to specialties such as the Giant Coot, Puna, James and Chilean Flamingo, Oasis Hummingbird and the threatened and tame Chilean Woodstar among others. Our journey will take us from the coast to over 3.500 mts / 11.500 ft a.s.l. and will give us the chance to add a great list of birds not found in other regions of Chile.

Location: Arica, Altiplano, Putre, National Park Lauca
Length: 5 days / 4 nights
Difficulty Level: Low. In some places we will reach high altitude (4.000 mts / 13.000 ft a.s.l.)
Guide: Bilingual Naturalist guide expert in birdlife with International Wilderness First Responder Certification.
– Bird watching
– Photography
– Scenic landscapes
– Soft walk

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Accommodations: Day 1: Arica / Day 2-3: Putre / Day 4: Arica
Meals: Breakfast from day 2. Box lunch and dinner for every day (vegetarian, vegan and gluten intolerant options available upon request)

Not Included: International and Domestic flights (we can book it for you upon request), tips, insurances and any other item not specified
Minimum of passengers: This trip is guaranteed to depart with a minimum of two participants. Maximum 8 participants.

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

Equipment required: Sun-hat and sunscreen, comfortable shoes, protection from dust for your personal equipment (cameras, lens, binoculars), warm clothes for night and high altitude, light color clothing. Bottles for water.
RECOMMENDATION: A good book and a field guide to bring during your trip in Chile is Alvaro Jaramillo´s Birds of Chile, English version available at
Equipment provided: Literature, field guide, birds check list, spotting scope. Extra set of binoculars available upon request. Window seat guaranteed during land transportation.