For the truly adventurous, our extension to Apolo offers the spectacular Palkachupa Cotinga and recently described Inti Tanager. Palkachupa Cotinga was rediscovered in the Apolo Valley as recently as 2000, yet few people have heard of this species, never mind seen it! With some luck, we may also find a handful of other rarely-seen and difficult-to-find species such as Green-capped Tanager, Yungas Antwren, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, Western Striolated Puffbird, Pavonine Cuckoo and Military Macaw.

Top Birds

Palkachupa Cotinga; Inti Tanager; Green-capped Tanager; Titicaca Grebe; Solitary & Black-and-chestnut Eagles; Yungas Antwren; Bolivian Tapaculo; Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher; Unadorned Flycatcher; Plumbeous Tyrant; Yungas & Round-tailed Manakins.

Habitats Covered

yungas forest, dry “savanna”, high andean puna

Expected Climate

mild to hot

Max Group Size

8 with 1 Rockjumper leader

Tour Pace & Walking

moderate, very poor roads with long drives. Our Mega tours are very fast-paced birding adventures designed for the dedicated lister and serious birder. The focus of the tour is to see as many of the endemics and area specials as possible in our given time. In order to cover the necessary route to maximise the species list we tend to spend a single night at most sites and travel large distances. There is very little down time aside from that spent driving from one site to the next. These tours are not suitable for dedicated or avid photographers; inexperienced or new birders; as well as anyone with serious mobility or health challenges.

Accommodation

basic

Ease of Birding

moderate with some tricky species

Photographic Opportunities

good

What our clients say about us

Dušan Brinkhuizen
SM & SM, Bolivia 2022

Bolivia is a rougher country, Rockjumpers accommodations were as good as could be expected. Ground agent did an excellent job, the lunches were nice! Dusan is an outstanding birder, with a wonderful personality.

Dušan Brinkhuizen
LF, Bolivia 2022

The tour was wonderful and I feel Dusan did a great job balancing the needs of the people on this tour who varied in birding expertise and listing/photography interests. Being the one with the least birding experience, I appreciated the time he took to make sure that we all had good views of the most important birds and making sure that we all felt an equal and valued part of the adventure."

Dušan Brinkhuizen
JS - Bolivia 2022

Dusan is an excellent birder and did a great job balancing the desires of all participants.

Dušan Brinkhuizen
PL, Bolivia 2023

It was a very good trip. Dusan and our local guide made a wonderful team. They worked tirelessly to find us as many birds as possiblewith great success. I will travel with Dusan again. Many thanks!

Bolivia - Palkachupa Cotinga & Inti Tanager Extension 2025

01 Oct 2025 - 06 Oct 2025 (6 days)

USD2,695 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Stephan Lorenz

Tour price (Per person): USD2,695 * GBP2,168 * EUR2,536 * AUD4,202

Single Supplement: USD150 * GBP121 * EUR141 * AUD234

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