This spectacular tour is made to observe one of the most emblematic birds of Perú,Scarlet-banded Barbet, it is even on the front cover of the Birds of Peru Field Guide. We take advantage of being in the North Route to do this extension of the trip so we could be one of the few birdwatchers with the privilege of having seen this bird on its natural habitat.
Before, in order to see it, you must make and expedition to Cordillera Azul around 10 days trip, now in you could see it in three days. This is a though trip, mostly due to the road conditions, however it is really worthwhile.
Day 0. Arrival to Tarapoto
Today we finish the Northern Circuit Tour that you choosed, at Tarapoto. We will spend the night in a comfortable hotel in Tarapoto. Tomorrow this fascinating tour, and extension to the previous one will start.
Day 1. Tarapoto – Flor de Café/Plataforma
Early in the morning we left Tarapoto going to Flor de Café/Plataforma area, the Barbet site, this strech is very hard due to the “road” conditions. We will take a specially modified 4×4 vehicle. At night we could search some species such as: Vermiculated Screech-Owl and Band-bellied Owl. Night at a basic acomodation or camping. (B, BL, D).
Day 2. Flor de Café/Plataforma
We will search Scarled-banded Barbet all day, hiking the trails until dusk. Here we could see some species such as: Jet Manakin, Yungas Manakin, Blue-rumped Manakin, Scarle Fruiteater, Fiery-throated Fruiteater, Foothill Schiffornis, Short-tailed Antthrush, Ash-browed Spinetail, Chestnut-throated Spinetail, Yellow-throated Spadebill, Scarlet-breasted Fruiteater, Long-tailed Woodcreeper, Roraiman Flycatcher, Blue-browed Tanager, Green-throated Tanager, Grey-tailed Piha, Rose-fronted Parakeet, Foothill Antwren, Slaty Antwren, Night at a basic accommodation or camping. (B, BL, D).
Day 3. Return to Tarapoto.
On the morning we left Flor de Café/Plataforma area, driving back to Tarapoto, we could make some stop son our way back. We will spend the night in a comfortable hotel in Tarapoto. (B,BL ,D).
Day 4. Flight to Lima
At a proper hour we go to the airport to take our flight back to Lima.
We will stay at the airport to take our flight back home.
Price: US$ 980.00 (Minimun 4 people).
1 pax: 1990.00 US$
2 pax: 1400.00 US$
3 pax: 1150.00 US$
Inlcudes : Hotel in Tarapoto day 0 and day 3, guiding in english, camping equipment (including sheets, blankets and pillows), all meals (including lunch Day 3), transport for the whole route.