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Our trip begins with a couple nights in Peru’s capital of Lima where we will spend a day visiting coastal estuaries and wetlands as well as exploring the historical buildings in the City of the Kings. From Lima, we will travel to the Amazonian port city of Iquitos where we will board the W/H La Perla and begin our boat travel through the region’s system of rivers. This journey will give us an opportunity to truly enjoy the wildlife, surroundings, and towns that line the tributaries of the Amazon.
A special highlight of the cruise will be our visit to the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, a vast area of Amazonian jungle and floodable forest in northeastern Peru bordered by the Marañón and Ucayali rivers. Known as the ‘jungle of mirrors,’ it is home to hundreds of bird species, Spider Monkeys, Pink River Dolphin, and incredible jungle flora, including 22 species of orchid!
- Trip Leader: Dan van den Broek and local guides
- Fee: $5,495 member / $5,795 non-member
- Deposit: $2,750
- Single supplement: $1,850
- Group size: Limited to 15 participants
Fee Includes: Fee is based on double occupancy and includes all lodging, all ground transportation, all meals except dinners, and all guide fees.
***Join us for Birds of the Incan Empire, an extension of this tour, from May 9 – 15.
Dan van den Broek
Dan has over 15 years of experience leading international birding trips for Portland Audubon. With prior experiences at Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Redwood Sciences Lab, Klamath Bird Observatory, Costa Rica Bird Observatory, and Avifauna Northwest, Dan brings immense enthusiasm and passion for birds and natural history to all of his trips.