The Andean mountains near Santiago

Our destination is the Andean range near the city of Santiago de Chile, the capital and largest city of the country. During this tour, we’ll explore the Natural Sanctuary of Yerba Loca. Then, we’ll continue going higher up to reach the areas of Farellones and Valle Nevado. This is the perfect spot to look for two hummingbirds of Central Chile: White-sided Hillstar and the Giant Hummingbird as some other specialties and endemics as the Chilean Tinamou, Crag Chilia, Tapaculo, Mustached Turca and the Andean Condor. While we ascend to higher altitude we will spot different species of Ground-Tyrants and Miners.

Destination: Farellones and Yerba Loca Sanctuary
Length: 1 full day.
Difficulty Level: Low, we could reach over 2.000 mts / 6.500 ft a.s.l.
Guide: Bilingual Naturalist guide expert in birdlife with International Wilderness First Responder Certification
– Birdwatching
– Photo Opportunity
– Soft Walk

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Giant Hummingbird, White-sided Hillstar, Chilean Tinamou, California Quail, Spot-billed Ground Tyrant, White-browed Ground Tyrant, Cinerous Ground-tyrant, Great-shrike Tyrant, Grey-hooded Sierra Finch, Band-tailed Sierra Finch, Scale-throated Earthcreeper, Rufous-banded Miner, Creamy-rumped Miner, Burrowing Owl, Magellanic Horned Owl, among others.

Accommodation, transportation and others included: Private ground transportation, protected areas entrance fees.
Meals: Box Lunch
Minimum of passengers: This trip is guaranteed to depart with a minimum of two participants. Maximum 8 participants

Equipment required: Sun-hat and sunscreen, comfortable shoes, warm clothes for high altitude, bottles for water.
Equipment included: Literature, field guide, birds check list, spotting scope. Extra set of binoculars available upon request. Window seat guaranteed during land transportation.

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