Peru is mainly known for having Machu Picchu, one of the wonders of the world. However, it is much more than the home of the popular navel of the world. The coast, highland, and jungle also offer incredible destinations for all adventure and wildlife lovers.
For example, did you know that our country is considered a paradise for bird watching? One of the main reasons is that we have about 218 natural areas, which represent 17% of the national territory.
If you are looking for a different luxury adventure , we invite you to discover why Peru is a great option for bird watching. In addition, you will know one of the ideal places to put into practice this activity.
It consists of observing and studying the appearance and sharing of birds in their natural habitat. For many, it is a hobby, while for others, it has become a sport that has gained much popularity in recent years.
Nowadays, thanks to the use of binoculars and telescopes, it is possible to observe and study all types of birds without hurting or invading their home.
It is the best place in the world to discover an incredible variety of habitats and species.
59% of the territory of Peru is made up of Amazonian forests so it is not a surprise that it has become home to more than 1800 species of birds, many more than you can find, even bringing together all of North America and Europe.
In addition, 106 of these species are endemic, so you will not find them anywhere else in the world. Our country is not only the second most mega-diverse, but it concentrates 70% of the planet’s biological diversity. And best of all, there is still the possibility of discovering new species, especially in relatively inaccessible areas.
A single trip will not be enough to discover the wonders that our country has to offer you!
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If you decide to enjoy bird watching, you can witness the unique diversity of Peru. From exotic hummingbirds, cotingas, anteaters to macaws, and mixed flocks, among many other species.
More than 400 birds in Peru have subspecies, and in recent years two new species have been discovered per year on average, more than anywhere in the world.
The largest bird in the world, the Condor, is found in our country, as well as the second smallest, the short-tailed star.
We are sure that at least once in your life, you will want to have the opportunity to observe them!
This type of adventure is a great alternative for everyone who wants to know and enjoy Peru in a different way. But like any activity, there are specific measures that you can implement to make your trip a one of a kind experience:
In Terra Explorer, we offer you an incredible adventure in Huaypo, a beautiful lagoon located in the heights of the Andes, which provides water to the surrounding communities and their crops.
This lagoon is home to a wide variety of migratory birds. Its deep blue water reflects an impressive view of the hills, mountains, and the surrounding nature. With the use of binoculars, you can pass through the lake and identify various species for their song and plumage.
For an hour and a half, you will tour the lagoon in kayaks. It is a trip that will allow you to appreciate the nature of the area in all its dimensions. After the adventure, you can enjoy a delicious picnic, made by a private chef, in front of this beautiful landscape.
Now that you know why Peru is a great destination for bird watching, are you ready to live an incredible adventure? In Terra Explorer, we have several itineraries for you. If you want to know Peru in an authentic and spectacular way, get in touch with us, and we will help you design the trip of your dreams!
To ensure the well-being and safety of our travelers and staff throughout our operational chain, Terra Explorer will comply with the health and safety measures and protocols established by the Peruvian Association of Adventure Tourism and Ecotourism (APTAE), and implement the Covid-19 health and safety guidelines for adventure tourism developed by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).
Our experiences are designed considering the least possible exposure, where the final destinations are usually remote places. By their very nature, our adventure activities are considered to be low risk, mainly because they are performed outdoors where ventilation is constant and making it easy to achieve social distancing.
During these times we are working together with a small staff of honorable people who have been part of the Terra Explorer family for many years. They and their families are aligned with the established health and safety measures. Employing these staff members also seeks to reactivate the local economy.
We guarantee a safe, soul-fulfilling trip to all our travelers for whom we make these adventures possible.
Terra Explorer will strictly comply with the safety, cleaning, and hygiene protocols during our internal processes, third parties, and throughout your trip. This involves:
Follow the instructions related to health and safety given by the Terra Explorer team and your guide, before and during your trip.
Stay home if:
With the intention of delivering the most flexibility at the time of confirming your trip, we will determine the amount of the initial deposit individually and according to your itinerary characteristics.
Secure your trip with a deposit and pay the rest in one or more payments, at a time that suits you best. Please make sure you adhere to our policy and pay in full at least 31 days prior to your trip date.
If you need to cancel your trip, we will apply the following flexible policies.
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