From Desert to Ice: Birds of Chile

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Wildlife & Birding

North & Altiplano, Central Chile, Lake District & Chiloé Island, South Patagonia, Route of the Parks of Patagonia

21 days / 20 nights

  • Day 10 WELCOME TO SANTIAGO AND FLIGHT TO ARICA
  • Day 20 ARICA SURROUNDINGS: LLUTA RIVER MOUTH, LLUTA VALLEY AND PUTRE
  • Day 30 LAUCA NATIONAL PARK
  • Day 40 LAUCA NATIONAL PARK & PUTRE SURROUNDINGS / BACK TO ARICA
  • Day 50 CHACA & AZAPA VALLEYS & OASIS
  • Day 60 FLY TO SANTIAGO: BATUCO AND LAMPA WETLANDS
  • Day 70 FULL DAY CENTRAL CHILE EL YESO VALLEY AND MAIPO RIVER
  • Day 80 FULL DAY OF THE CENTRAL ANDEAN RANGE
  • Day 90 PELAGIC OF THE HUMBOLDT CURRENT & NATIONAL PARK LA CAMPANA
  • Day 10 BIRDING THE PACIFIC COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE
  • Day 11 FULL DAY AT ALTOS DEL LIRCAY NATURAL RESERVE
  • Day 12 ALTOS DEL LIRCAY – SANTIAGO AIRPORT
  • Day 13 ENDEMICS OF THE RAINFOREST
  • Day 14 BIRDING CHILOÉ ISLAND
  • Day 15 WILDLIFE AT CHEPU RIVER
  • Day 16 TIERRA DEL FUEGO
  • Day 17 TIERRA DEL FUEGO – STEPPE OF SAN GREGORIO
  • Day 18 FULL DAY BIRIDNG AT TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK
  • Day 19 SIERRA BAGUALES & TORRES DEL PAINE PARK
  • Day 20 THE STEPPE & PUNTA ARENAS WETLANDS
  • Day 21 DEPARTURE

  • Birdwatching
  • Wildlife
  • National Parks

From Desert to Ice: Birds of Chile, is a unique and the most complete birding adventure through one of the most spectacular landscapes on Earth.

Birds will take us from the high Andean plateau at the edge of the driest desert in the world to the fertile valleys, the sclerophyll forests and the rich Humboldt Current in the central Pacific coast, where we will enjoy one of the most productive pelagic trips of the southern hemisphere.

The dramatic changes in the landscapes get their climax while we advance south, through the last regions of temperate rainforest, home of the Rhinocriptidae family, surrounded by snow capped volcanoes.

The last portion of the trip crosses the vast immensity of the Patagonian steppe at the southern-most continental point on Earth, where speciaties of Patagonia plus the dramatic scenario, will be the best way to finish our list of birds and our Chile adventure.

A truly adventurous birding in remote and pristine lands with a list of birds that easily can reach almost 300 species and that certainly will become a life-change experience.

It includes
Meals
Equipment
Transportation
Professional bilingual guide
Accommodation
Entrance fees
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Important:

All meals included as specified in the itinerary (vegetarian, vegan and gluten intolerant options available upon request)

Accommodations: Small boutique hotels where possible

Private terrestrial transportation with window seat guaranteed

Equipment provided: Literature, field guide, birds check list, spotting scope. Extra set of binoculars available upon request.

Equipment required : Sun-hat and sunscreen, comfortable shoes, water resistant clothing, bottles for water to refill

Not included: International and Domestic flights (we can book it for you upon request), tips, insurances and any other item not specified

Guides: Birding guide with International Wilderness First Responder Certification.

Minimum of passengers: This trip is guaranteed to depart with a minimum of two participants.

Maximum number of participants: 8